Yacht charter in Ibiza town – Sailing in the Party Hotspot
Ibiza Town, or Eivissa, as it is called in the local Catalan language, is the largest city on the island. The beautiful and unique UNESCO world heritage site is packed with interesting people, charming bars, as well as exciting restaurants and clubs to go to. Shopping is fun, the nightlife is legendary and every summer many celebrities come here on vacation. There is a wide range of selected sailing yachts and motor boats for charter.
How to get there if you are planning a bareboat charter in Ibiza town?
One option to get here is to fly directly to the international airport which is located just 7 km from the city of Ibiza. Especially in summer it offers many connections with the big European cities.
Ibiza Town and San Antonio, Ibiza’s second largest city, also have a very good ferry connection to and from neighboring islands, as well as with the port cities of Barcelona, Valencia and Denia on the Spanish mainland. It is 100 NM to Valencia or Alicante and 160 NM to Barcelona. The neighboring island of Formentera is only 11 NM away and Mahón in Menorca, the second largest island in the Balearic Islands, about 140 NM away.
If you cannot find a charter yacht available in Ibiza, it is possible to fly to Mallorca and rent a charter yacht there. From Palma de Mallorca there are about 70 NM to the city of Ibiza.
What marinas are in Ibiza town and its surroundings?
Very central at the foot of the Old Town are the Club Náutico Ibiza and the Marina Ibiza Magna. From here you can walk directly into the hustle and bustle of Ibiza Town. The exclusive Ibiza Magna offers many services and has 85 berths for yachts up to 60 meters in length. Here you will find the most elegant superyachts moored and you can easily spot a few celebrities on board.
Ibiza Yacht Club, or Club Náutico Ibiza is the second oldest port in the Balearic Islands and has 300 moorings for sailboats or motor yachts up to 18 m, as well as many facilities. The non-profit club has a long tradition and offers many sailing courses.
In the modern Marina Ibiza there are 539 berths, most of them for yachts up to 60 m. However, it can also accommodate megayachts up to 100 m in length. Here you will find a boulevard with shops, restaurants and green spaces with beautiful gardens. More facilities include fuel supplies and 24-hour guarded parking. It is located on the north coast of the port of Ibiza and is a 20-minute walk from the center of the old town. The style is very exclusive and in the immediate vicinity you will find many luxury clubs and restaurants, ie the famous “Cipriani”.
The modern and popular Marina Botafoch is located right next to Marina Ibiza and has 428 berths for boats up to 30 m in length. There are a variety of services and shops, as well as many restaurants and bars. Very useful is the ferry service that goes directly from Marina Botafoch to the harbor promenade in the old town. Here, as in the rest of the marinas in Ibiza, it is essential to book in advance as there is a great demand for moorings in summer.
The Marina Santa Eulalia on the east coast, 15 km from the city of Ibiza, has 755 berths for boats from 6 to 22 m in length. There are many services available such as travel lift, tow truck, gas station and 24 hour security. Other features include a mall, restaurants, cafes, and nautical shops. The Club Náutico San Antonio, on the west coast, 19 km from the city of Ibiza, offers another 578 moorings for boats up to 50 m. It is recently renovated and has many innovative services. And the Port of San Antonio has 245 for vessels of no more than 30 m. This popular fishing, maritime and commercial port contains a gas station and many repair services.
What can be done in Ibiza town besides sailing?
There is absolutely no shortage of fun things to do here. What many people do not know is that even in winter festivals abound, or fiestas as they are called in Spain. On January 6, the day of the Three Kings, there are large processions everywhere. Then there is San Antonio, a big Flower Power party, which normally takes place on the first Saturday following Three Kings Day. There are many more holidays in January and it is a much quieter time to visit the island. Daytime temperatures hover around 17 degrees on average, but rarely drop below freezing. You could take the opportunity to visit the beaches or places of interest with hardly any tourists in the surroundings.
If you come here in the summer to rent a bareboat boat in Ibiza, you can easily combine sailing with tourism. The old town, or “Dalt Vila” is a fascinating maze of cobbled streets, picturesque and stately houses and a myriad of charming restaurants and bars. There are some very exclusive restaurants. Here you can sit and people watch; there is no better place in the world for it. Or you can visit the impressive Castle of Ibiza as well as the Cathedral of Santa Maria and there are many galleries and museums to choose from. Also, you can find many quirky boutiques that make shopping here very colorful and interesting.
The nightlife in Ibiza Town is more vibrant than anywhere else in the world. Many famous DJs have residences here and clubs like Pacha, Space, Amnesia or Ushuaia have hosted the most famous DJs in the world. And during the day there are some very fancy beach clubs like Nassau Beach Club or Nikki Beach where you can sunbathe, swim, drink wine and dine. The Lio Beach Club has an incredible cabaret show and you can head to the famous Café del Mar, where the chill-out music was taken to another level.
The water sports facilities are endless: dive, snorkel, parasail, take a jet ski or kayak. The Aguamar Water Park near Ibiza Town is an attraction for families and the Ses Salines National Park offers breathtaking scenery and is great for taking the kids out for sunbathing as there is a very safe swimming pool.
What possible charter excursions are there from Eivissa?
Ibiza is perfect for going to the beach, on a party boat or on a normal sailboat.
The west coast, the leeward coast, has many smaller islands and beautiful coves with beach bars and anchoring facilities. Es Vedra Island with its characteristic pyramidal shape is hugely popular. Then there is the beautiful Cala Jondal with the Blue Marlin and other popular beach clubs.
Cala Compte, a beautiful beach on the western coast, is said to be the best option for watching the sunset. Cala Bassa and Playa Cala Salada near San Antonio are also recommended. Sa Caleta, an ancient Phoenician settlement together with the Ses Salines natural park, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999.
Ses Salines, the extensive and exclusive sandy beach with colored buoys to anchor, is also the southernmost point of Ibiza and closest to Formentera. From here you can head to Espalmador, a privately owned island north of Formentera. It features naturally therapeutic mud springs and a pristine white sand beach edged with a pinkish edge due to an adjoining coral reef. It is a complete paradise and a protected World Heritage Site. Enjoy the view of the stunning scenery and many superyachts anchored in summer.
And on the beach of Illetas de Formentera you can find some fine fish restaurants on the dazzling white sand, go looking for shells or practice water sports in the aquamarine sea. This is the stuff dreams are made of!