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Menorca Boat Trips | Yacht Charter & Catamaran Cruises

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Menorca is known to be one of the best destinations for boat trips. While most people fly into Mahon to enjoy the clear water and outdoor activities, there are more secluded and private beaches to be enjoyed along the island’s expansive coastline.

With some of the best beaches in Spain, crystal clear waters, and hidden coves, the South Coast is an appealing option. Most of the tours to explore the area leave from Cala Galdana. The North Coast offers similar inlets and pristine beaches, with tours leaving from Fornells Bay.

We list a variety of different options suitable for families and traveling couples who wish to set sail with minimal hassle.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a private boat trip in Menorca
  • Reach hidden coves and pristine coastline
  • Swim and snorkel in comfortable waters

Know before you book:

  • You’ll need a swimsuit &amp towel
  • There is an extensive coastline to explore
  • Cala Mitjana near Cala Galdana is a must-visit beach

swimmer and boat menorca

Menorca offers pristine beaches and boutique hotels alongside whitewashed hilltop villages and rural landscapes. While this Balearic Island offers fewer boat trips, it is quieter than its neighbors. The islands of Ibiza and Mallorca both receive visitors in higher numbers.

Your jaw will drop at sunrise with landscapes on the east coast containing gullies, caves, and wetlands. You can find unspoiled beauty in the Unesco declared biosphere reserve and rural villages.

The biosphere reserve aims to protect the habitat alongside some 220 bird species and 1000 plant species. Large numbers of sea birds are known to gather in an area of the reserve called Albufera des Grau Natural Park. Another animal to note is the Balearic lizard.

Menorca is a flat island with the highest peak, Mount Toro, only 358m above sea level. The pleasant Mediterranean sub-humid climate, outdoor activities, and vibrant wildlife make this a destination worth visiting.

aerial view of menorca from airplane

Menorca Boat Trip Prices

When visiting Menorca, it is worth exploring the remote locations only accessible from the water. A boat trip at sea starts at €12 ($14) and can cost up to €66 ($78), depending on the option you choose, the length of the trip, the type of tour, and if appetizers are included.

Most Menorca Boat Trips include appetizers and a chance to swim in calm waters during the journey. Longer trips are typically more expensive and might include snorkeling, lunch, and additional stops.

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Menorca Boat Trip Times

Menorca Boat Trips start from the early morning, to watch the sunrise over the sea, and continue into the evening, with sunset cruises returning to port in the dying light. Tours depart throughout the day, with lunch offered on longer trips. The last departure is typically no later than 6:30 pm.

Monday – Sunday: 6am – 8pm

Best Time to Go

This stunning Spanish island has a comfortable Mediterranean climate with moderate summers and mild winters. The best time to go to Menorca for a boat trip is during the long sunshine-filled days commonly experienced in the summer months. Consider visiting from June to September to experience average temperatures of 79°F (27°C).

Autumn is the wettest season, but is not a write off altogether. During this period from September to November, there are typically more than 20 sunny days per month for you to enjoy your boat trip.

Menorca Island Boat Trips Options

All of the boat trips listed below make your time on the water a relaxing experience. With the help of a friendly crew and experienced captains, you can sit back without needing to worry about a thing.

By choosing a trusted boat trip from our list, you can focus on the important part of your vacation – enjoying yourself!

7-Hour Cruise from Port Ciutadella

This tour leaves from Port Ciutadella to explore the south coast of Menorca. It is best suited for swimming, strolling on an isolated beach, and sampling the local cuisine of a paella lunch and sangria.

Set sail at 10 am from the port of Ciutadella to explore the coves, beaches, and calm waters on the south coast of Menorca. Pass the beaches of Macarella, Macarellara, and Cala Turqueta. The first stop at Son Saura lets you walk on the fine sand to reach a remote beach, Es Talaier. This full-day tour of the area will give you a unique perspective of the island.

What we liked: Delicious Paella for lunch and a complimentary sangria.

INCLUDES:
  • Free parking at Menorca Blava
  • 7-Hour boat trip
  • Menorcan food and drink

EXCLUDES:
  • Extra drinks
  • Hotel transfer
  • Swimwear or goggles

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cruise boat in blue water menorca bay


3.5-Hour Boat Excursion from Cala Galdana

This 3.5-hour boat excursion is the ideal way to discover the most incredible beaches on Menorca’s south coast. The route takes you past cliffs, caves, wildlife, and calm coves ideal for swimming. You’ll feel comfortable climbing aboard after your swim using the ladder on the stern platform.

Depart from Cala Galdana to visit Menorca’s Son Saura, Es Talaier, Turquera, Macarella, Macarelleta, Mitjana, Trebaluger, Fustam, and Escorxada beaches. During the trip, you will have two half-hour breaks to cool off in calm blue waters. If you are feeling adventurous, you can paddle around a cove on a stand-up paddleboard.

What we liked: Experienced captain and Menorcan appetizers.

INCLUDES:
  • Stand up paddle board
  • Ladder to easily swim from the boat
  • Complimentary sobrasada, cheese, and bread

EXCLUDES:
  • Storage for large luggage
  • Pets
  • Hotel transfer

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three swimmers in blue water


Luxury Yacht Charter in Menorca – Fornells Bay

Leaving Fornells Bay, travel along hidden coves and inlets of the island’s north coast. You’ll stop twice during the yacht charter for a swimming break and a chance to snorkel within the marine reserve. Savor your day in Menorca sailing under the sun while enjoying traditional Menorcan appetizers and drinks onboard.

What we liked: Relaxing .

INCLUDES:
  • Insurance
  • Traditional Menorcan appetizers
  • Complimentary drink

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel transfer
  • Swimming gear
  • Storage for large luggage

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luxury yacht in shallow water


Mahon Boat Trips – 1-Hour Catamaran Cruise

One of the best day trips in Menorca is to visit the capital city and explore it from the water. Sit back and soak in the port of Mahon while listening to fascinating historical insight from the speaker. This catamaran cruise stays within the large Menorcan harbor and is, therefore, less exciting than exploring the coastline.

What we liked: Affordable and insightful.

INCLUDES:
  • Historical commentary over a loudspeaker
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • Drinks and snacks for sale

EXCLUDES:
  • A chance to swim
  • Access to beaches
  • Hotel transfer

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yellow catamaran in Mahon port


Ferry to Menorca

One of the most popular boat trips to Menorca is the ferry from Barcelona to the island. The popular port towns of Ciutadella and Mahon receive all of the ferry traffic from Barcelona, Valencia, and Alcudia.

The boat trip by ferry from Barcelona runs from Monday to Friday and takes over 9 hours to cover the 213km distance. If you would prefer to rest during the journey, you can book a sleeper cabin.

9.3Expert Score
While simply lazing on the beach is a worthy activity in Menorca, a few hours or a full day spent at sea is bound to be memorable. Easily secure a boat hire in Menorca for a unique island adventure to see hidden coves and beaches otherwise inaccessible by car.
Comfort
8.5
Location
9
Value for Money
8
Convenience
10
Fun
8
Level of activity
7
PROS
  • Affordable options
  • Comfortable and clear water
  • Lots of boat trips each day
CONS
  • Not handicap friendly
  • Pets aren’t allowed
  • Hotel transfers not included

10 reviews for Menorca Boat Trips | Yacht Charter & Catamaran Cruises

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  1. Marta

    Good option to rest and enjoy a day of cultural visit to Mahon. We choose the time from 3 to 4 in the afternoon. On the boat you can eat and there is a bar service and ice cream sales.

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  2. Priscilla

    Very good activity to discover the wonders of Mahon. The glass bottom of the boat is a nice way of discovery. I highly recommend this activity

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  3. Michaela

    It was a great trip sailing along the south coast of Menorca. We enjoyed the beaches – be aware to take comfy shoes as you walk to the beaches trough rocky paths. In the Cala Turqueta we used the chance to jump from boat to sea and snorkel. Staff was nice. The boat was full of people, we were advused to wear mask all the time. Lunch was ok. All over nice experience, however o think a bit pricy.

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  4. Stephanie

    The captain explains the stopping points very well. He makes the effort to speak French as well. The coves visited are sublime because most of them are accessible by footpath and not by car, and we were able to see them on the sea side and enjoy them. Really top crystal clear water. And paddle available

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  5. Anonymous

    Fantastic walk through the best coves in the south of Menorca with the best captain, Sebastián !! An endearing, wise and very close man !! I recommend it 100% if you want to see the coves with difficult access and have an unforgettable time! If I can I will repeat !!

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  6. Laura

    It was great, it was what I liked the most. The boss, Paco, changed our day because it was not good when we took it. We moved it for two days later and it was spectacular. Super grateful. He was also telling us things about the island. Super recommended. Then I take out some beers and some cheese to finish, what more could you ask for? A little expensive but worth it!

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  7. Florentino

    A 1-hour walk through the bay of Mahón by boat where they tell you all the history of the places you see. A stop at sea to see the seabed. Entertaining activity is inexpensive. Thank you that, although we were late for departure time, they allowed us to do the tour later.

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  8. Marion

    We had a great afternoon with Maria. The boat is very typic, very comfortable. We discovered some very nice cala during the afternoon, and enjoyed the snorkeling and the paddle available on the boat. It will be nice to have 2 paddles. The little aperitive at the end is the perfect ending to the afternoon, well spent 🙂

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  9. Nick

    Our Skipper Maria was very nice and easy going. We made 3 stops for snorkeling, swimming and Stand-up Paddling. Afterwards, on the way back to the harbour, she showed us two caves while we relaxed on the deck and ate some local snacks. During the tour she talked a bit about the history of Menorca and some buildings we saw on the way. I think Maria will give you a lot for your money. We really enjoyed the tour and can just recommend it to everyone!

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  10. Philipp

    The tour was very informal (10 people) and you could learn a lot about the north of the island. Our captain Maria was a dream, very friendly and looked after all guests with flying colors. Two swimming stops of 30 minutes each were sufficient, there was snorkeling equipment for everyone and a SUP. The little snack and drinks were great. Absolutely to suggest!

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