8 best boat trips in Alcudia
If you are staying on the northern part of Mallorca and are looking for the best boat trip in Alcudia, you landed in the perfect place! In this article our island experts prepare the information about 8 best sea trips and their activities. Catamaran? Glass bottom? Traditional Mallorcan boat? Your choice to make. We hope with our information about routes, tour specifics and recommendations, your decision will be much easier.
Dolphin watching and Sunrise Boat Trip
If you are an early morning bird this boat trip in Alcudia will be THE highlight of your holidays. Spotting the dolphins in their natural habitat is an incredible experience. Don’t worry that you will not see them on time, because the crew of the ship always alerts you of the dolphin’s appearance. For the people not totally convinced if they want to wake up before 6 am on holidays have a look at our pictures and answer yourself if it is worth it.
What is totally priceless is enjoying the sunrise with breakfast on the Mediterranean Sea. And not talking about the picnic prepared by your hotel, because the little and yummy breakfast is included in the price.
The trip lasts for 3,5 hours. You can board from one of the piers on the Alcudia/Muro beach or directly from the Port de Alcudia. The boat has 3 decks so you can choose on which one you would like to stay. Highest open top one, middle deck with a lot of tables and seats and glass bottom one, but not really recommended on the morning boat trip. It is better to focus on the dolphins.
Another value of the trip is the route around the northern coast of Mallorca! Beautiful views of the coast are one of the top things to see, when you spend your holidays in the area of Alcudia, Can Picafort, Port de Pollenca. Info to remember! In high season do not hesitate to book your trip even 3-4 days before. Popularity of it is really high!
Anacaona Catamaran trip is a splendid opportunity to spend a day out on the sea. The newest catamaran on the island, sunny day, amusing crew and wide range of possibilities to have fun during the 5 hrs!
Good option for solo travellers as well for bigger group or the families. You have a plenty of things to do to choose during this time, so everybody can choose something.
Things to do:
- Relax and chill-out
For all activities you can find the equipment already on board so no need to buy it extra or taking too many bags for the day with you. The tour starts at 10:00 from Port de Alcudia and lasts till 15:00. You have the lunch included so no worries about packing meals. If you choose to board at one of the piers on Alcudia/Playa de Muro beach, you will be picked up at the pier at the beach near your hotel and transfered by smaller boat to the catamaran in the Port. If you stay in Can Picafort or Port de Pollenca during the high season it is also possible that you will be picked up there with the transfer.
The important thing to remember as with the dolphin’s trips, please do not wait till last minute to book it. Because you will be left with no places available.
Perfect idea if you look for a quick and amusing change of the resort scenery for your morning or early afternoon. The Northern Coast tour goes for around two hours in Alcudia Bay. You can choose between morning 10:00 or afternoon 13:00 tour. Recommended to begin on the first stop in Port the Alcudia, so you have the opportunity to see whole Alcudia Beach from sea side during the next 3 pickups at the piers.
The route crosses nearby lovely Aucanada area with beautiful villas and little rocky beaches.
Then you go next to the Aucanada lighthouse to the Coll Baix Beach, where you can refresh yourself during the short 20-30 min stop. Swimming, watching fishes through the glass bottom or just chill with the view of Coll Baix beach. After this stop you continue the journey near the cliffs to Cap dés Pinar, where you turn back and with a little more speed head back. This is a lot of fun thanks to the boat speed if you are staying outside of the boat. If you would like to enjoy the water splashes we recommend to take a towel with you as well. The view of the northern coast and the cliffs can transfer you for a moment to another world. There is also a bar on board serving snacks such as hamburgers, chips, sweets, refreshments and ice creams.
Coast Coves Caves
The most interesting boat trip in Alcudia for snorkelling enthusiasts. On the route you will see numerous coves and sea caves.
Snorkel equipment is given on the boat and free of charge, so no need to stress out about extra shopping and organizing during the holidays. You can convince your kids to take a part with the info about wide range of marine life and that you can see a lot of sea creatures eye to eye. Not that they will need convincing because crystal blue waters make the swimming and snorkelling really unique experience. If you are not really into jumping to the water you can take it as a possibility to see the east side of Alcudia Bay: Relax on the boat and admire the coast with the view of Llevant Nature Park. The park covers a large area of the Artá mountains. Llevant Nature Park is a part of the Natura 2000 European Network and is an area of Mediterranean natural beauty.
The tour takes around 3,5 hours. You can begin in Puerto Alcudia or 4 others piers of the Bay: Sunwing, Ciudad Blanca, Las Gaviotas, Alcudia Pins. The boat is smaller than those used on others trips, but also with WC and snack bar on board. The reason a smaller boat is used for this particular tour is so that, when the sea conditions are right, the boat can take you inside the caves for a truly exciting experience. In high season this boat trip runs twice a day every day, but it still gets booked up so make sure you reserve in advance.
Formentor Beach Boat Trip
Tired of the local sand beaches and want explore more? This boat trip will be perfect for you. The Formentor Beach tour takes 4 hours, in which 1 hour you can spend at Formentor Beach. The first part of the tour and route is similar to Glass bottom boat tour till Cap des Pinar (see the white dotted route on the pic), then instead of coming back you continue more to the north-west directly to Formentor Beach.
This boat trip goes in the lunch time so a good idea is to take a picnic with you. Then during the one hour you can enjoy the beach at Formentor without losing time waiting in the line to eat at the restaurant. Depends on your interest of course you can visit the restaurant which is located right next to the beach and few smaller cafes or souvenir stands. The option for lunch you also have is a snack bar on board: burgers, chips, snacks, hot and cold drinks.
During the one hour you can also go for a walk around the beach area to enjoy the view of the little Bay from all sights.
This boat trip is suitable for all people, also for little kids. Thanks to the break at the beach they will not get so tired from the waves. You can take a pram also on board so it makes travelling easier. In the tour route you also have the stop near the Coll Baix Beach for swimming (20-30 min) on the way back.
Cap Formentor is one of the most amazing places in Mallorca and totally must-see during your holidays on the island. Views of the cape and the mountains are incredible and not easy to forget. Cap Formentor, as already written, is one of the most stunning places to visit during your stay on Mallorca. Cap Formentor, as the part of the mountain range The Serra de Tramuntana, is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the cultural landscape category.
There is an option of panoramic boat trip in Alcudia, which goes around the cape with the view of the famous Formentor Lighthouse opened in 1863.
You will also see Cala Figuera, one of the most beautiful rocky beaches around, and breathtaking 400 m tall cliffs. Check this route:
Prepare your camera and a lot of space on it, because on all the way there and back all what you would say will be ¨wow! ¨or making click. The tour includes also one short stop for swimming which, during the hottest months, is a welcome opportunity to refresh in the delightfully cool waters. The tour to Cap Formentor goes a few times per week so sure you will have time to do this if you are in Mallorca even for one week or a few days. You can begin it from one of the piers at the Alcudia/Muro Beach or directly from the Port of Alcudia. Tour starts around 12 o´clock but with the snack bar on the board you can organize your little lunch.
Little boat, great adventure! Speed, waves, fun, amazing views, crystal blue waters and a lot of adrenaline! During the one-hour speedboat trip you can explore a lot of hidden places of Alcudia Bay, where normally you can get only after a long and not always safe walk, as f.e. Playa Coll Baix.
The Speed Boat trip in Alcudia has limited spaces so booking in advance is needed. We would recommend it min 1-2 days before in high season. Snorkelling equipment and tour narration are included.
A Llaut is a typical Mallorcan handmade boat made of wood. A day out on this boat is just pure pleasure. Beautiful design is one of the parts of the trip you will admire for sure. Thanks to the length of the boat there is a plenty of space for each passenger to relax and chill-out. You will always have the option of sun or shade too.
You can choose between few options the company is offering:
- to join the half day boat trip with a capacity of 12 passengers
- to have the boat for exclusively half day or full day only for you
In all of the trips you have included:
- skipper and fuel
- drinks (water, non-alcoholic drinks, beer, wine)
- snorkel and kayak
- Mallorcan / Spanish food/snacks
It is a perfect possibility to spend a day on your own on beautiful northern coast of Mallorca.
Hope you will find easier to make your decision about the best boat trip in Alcudia after our suggestions. If you need any additional information please do not hesitate to contact us or leave a comment.