The snorkeling tour from Santa Pola: visit the marine reserve Tabarca for snorkeling

The snorkeling tour from Santa Pola takes you to explore one of the first marine reserves in Spain, Tabarca, at snorkeling! Take a boat trip to the picturesque island of Tabarca and snorkel at the best place full of maritime life.

  • Tour / activity duration: tour approx. 3 hours / snorkeling time 1,5 - 2 hours
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Transfer: no, not included
  • The best insider tips
  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Snorkeling at Tabarca for the whole family

At a snorkeling tour from Santa Pola you'll visit the marine reserve Tabarca for snorkeling and sightseeing with the boat.

Price overview

  • From Santa Pola for snorkeling to Tabarca - (minimum 4 ps.) - per adult (from 11 yrs)40.-€
  • From Santa Pola for snorkeling to Tabarca - (minimum 4 ps.) - per child (5-10 yrs)35.-€
If you want you can stay longer in Tabarca

Booking option: ca. 3 hours boat trip to Tabarca for snorkeling

Snorkeling in Tabarca will amaze you: This fantastic underwater world exists thanks to the severe restrictions imposed in 1983, when the unique territory of the island of Tabarca was declared a marine reserve. Together with the professional guide, you will take the boat from Santa Pola for a snorkel tour off Tabarca island, so that you can explore the approx. 1.8 km long isle from the seaside. You will anchor in turquoise blue bay or at a beach with crystal clear water.

Snorkeling on Tabarca is simply wonderful. Discover red starfish, lush seaweed meadows, in which lots of fish are hiding, rocks, below which crabs and octopus find a shelter, and colourful nudibranches with incredible bright colours.The snorkeling tour ends back in Santa Pola - or, if you like, you can stay on the island Tabarca for the rest of the day and go back to the mainland by taxi boat on your own terms in the evening.


  • Snorkel tour: minimum 4 persons
  • Hours: 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tourstart: The exact start time will be confirmed after booking
  • Days: during summer daily, during winter at the weekends
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Difficulty level: easy
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Santa Pola
  • Possibility to stay in Tabarca after snorkeling: then you need to organize the journey back by taxi boat on your own


  • Swim stop(s), snorkeling equipment, professional guide, boat ride, 1 drink
Important information
Snorkel tour takes place from 4 persons.


  • Ability to swim
  • Minimum age 5 years

Please bring along:

Swimwear, towel, sun blocker

Detailed description

Discover the underwater world of the island Tabarca while snorkeling from Santa Pola

Spend a few wonderful hours on the exciting snorkel tour from Santa Pola, which takes you to Tabarca for snorkeling. Snorkeling is very easy, even for absolute beginners: You simply breathe in and out regularly through the snorkel in your mouth, while you lie relaxedly in the water and paddle forward efficiently with your fins by the gentle up- and down movement of your elongated legs. Like this you can calmly discover the picturesque underwater world of Tabarca at snorkeling and marvel at the diverse marine life in the marine reserve. The snorkeling tour from Santa Pola starts with the boat towards the islands about 15 minutes off the Costa Blanca.

Once there, the guide will select the best snorkeling spot of the day according to wind and weather, where you can discover the numerous species of fish, octopus, moray eels, crabs, nudibranches and starfish. With the experienced guide you can easily identify the species or just enjoy the idyll of the underwater world. Snorkeling in Tabarca ends back in Santa Pola or you can choose to stay longer on Tabarca by organizing your return trip by taxi boat on your own in order to get to see even more of the charming island.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

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