Ibiza Sailing Holidays
The party capital of the world, Ibiza is a place you have to visit in at least once in your lifetime. Yacht chater in Ibiza gives you the opportunity to experience the island in the best possible way. Party like an animal in Europe’s best nightclubs in San Antonio or Playa d’en Bossa, with performances of the world’s best DJs. Enjoy the amazing sunsets on the terrace of the famous Cafe Del Mar and feel the Balearic vibe. Apart from clubbing, there are a lot of other things to do in Ibiza. To find out what these are, read our Balearic Islands Sailing Guide.
Yacht Charter in Ibiza
Charter a yacht in Ibiza and visit its peaceful north and northeast parts to get the full experience of this island. Here you will find many beautiful and hidden coves. Sail to the neighbouring unspoilt island of Formentera on your sailing boat or catamaran. Both Ibiza and Formentera are covered in pine trees and are called the Pine Islands. Big parts of the islands are registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and you should visit at least some of them, such as the old part of Ibiza Town or the remains of the first Phoenician settlement at Sa Caleta.
The party season starts in June and lasts till early October but the islands are beautiful in early spring, too.
Sailing routes - Ibiza
Arrive to Ibiza Airport and take a 15-minute bus or taxi ride to Ibiza Town. After check-in, charter a yacht and sail towards Las Salinas Beach, around 6 NM south-southwest. You will see a crescent-shaped beach bordered by pine woods. Expect soft sand and clear sea that is very salty (the beach got its name after salt lakes south of Ibiza Town), so it is easy to stay afloat when swimming.
The beach is very popular since there are beach parties organized every day, but you can take a walk and fine a more secluded part, as well as a nudist part of the beach. Eat gourmet food in restaurant or bring food and cocktail orders to the beach. Visit exclusive boutiques and hotels. Take a tour with Vespa, quad or buggy. Opt for a jet ski, flyboard, kayak or stand-up paddle.
Sail 14 NM around the island to the west and you will get to Cala Tarida where you will make a swim stop. Cala Tarida is a beach resort in a sheltered bay with white sand and clean, crystal clear, turquoise and emerald green waters, and a shallow sandy bottom that goes a long way out. The beach is well-facilitated and family-oriented.
Sail only 2.5 NM north and you will get to the Ibiza’s most renowned sunset spot - Cala Comte. This Blue Flag lifeguard-attended beach attracts a multicultural crowd and offers a stunning view of the nearby islands, especially during sunset from a beach restaurant Sunset Ashram. It is both sandy and rocky, and has a nudist part.
Your day ends with mooring in Sant Antoni de Portmany located 4.5 NM to the east. As the second-largest town on Ibiza, it offers everything from relaxing atmosphere on the Sunset Strip to lively clubbing scene in the West End area. Stroll around Passeig de ses Fonts, an area full of palm trees, massive illuminated fountains, restaurants and bars. Take a photo in the Egg, the best known landmark.
You day starts with sailing towards the island of Formentera located 25 NM southeast. Anchor in Es Pujols, the only tourist resort on the island. Spend the day lounging and sunbathing on a clean white sandy beach and swimming in calm waters or playing watersports. The beach has a paved walkway lined with casual bars and restaurants.
Try Spanish meals in form of tapas (tiny rations), Gazpacho (cold soup) and Paella (rice dish). Drink the most popular Spanish drink - Sangria (based on wine). Es Pujols is a rather intimate place, but has a vibrant nightlife in narrow streets until the early morning.
Surround the island from the east side and sail 13 NM to its southern part to reach Migjorn Beach, six kilometers long series of coves joined together. The beach is surrounded by pine forests, fun beach bars and quality restaurants.
Take a swim in clear blue sea and bask on fine white sand with a glass of cold drink in your hand. Enjoy exquisite beauty of nature and engage in a variety of leisure options. Find a part for snorkeling and a part dedicated to nudists.
Now surround the island from the west side and sail 14 NM to its northern part, thus almost making full circle around the island of Formentera. You will reach La Savina, a port village with an exclusive marina where you can moor. Since the marina is the only point of access to the village, you can expect a lot of fellow yachts and people occupying restaurant and bars.
Get magnificents views of the islands of Es Vedra and Ibiza. Travel on land with car, scooter or bike rentals and see the Far de la Savina lighthouse located nearby.
Sail 11 NM north to reach your starting destination - Ibiza Town. It is the capital of the island and the world’s best known nightlife destination. There are around 300 sunny hours monthly during summer. Enjoy the sun when strolling around the town’s two main parts: the old town or Dalt Vila, located on a little hill with the Cathedral of Santa Maria d’Eivissa from 14th century, and the modern part or Eixample.
Ibiza’s port is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the monument of Christ, a 23-meter-high statues inspired by Christ the Redeemer. Tickle your taste buds with bullit de peix (a Catalan fish stew) or sofrit pages (a mix of chicken, lamb and sausages with vegetables), as well as hierbas ibicencas (a blend of alcohol and wild herbs) or frigola (sweet thyme-insufed liquor) in plenty of restaurants and bars. Spend the night in the world’s largest nightclub Privilege Ibiza that has a capacity of 10,000 people.
Best time to sail
April - October
Number of boat bases
Ibiza Airport (IBZ)
Ibiza Town, C’an Marça Caves, Aquarium Cap Blanc, Ses Salines National Park, Es Vedra Island