Top 7 Boat trips in Alicante, an unforgettable experience

Paseos en barco Alicante

One of the most fun, pleasant and original activities that you can enjoy all year round in the Costa Blanca, are the boat trips in Alicante.

The coastline of the province of Alicante still hides many amazing places that keep their natural beauty intact thanks to the fact that they are only accessible from the sea.

In this article I discover some of the best boat trips, unforgettable experiences whether you are on vacation or if you live in the region… Do you dare to get on board? We weigh anchor!

7 Boat Excursions in Alicante that you will not forget

1. Catamaran ride in Alicante Bay

Paseo en catamarán bahía de Alicante

Embark on a majestic catamaran of great length for a breathtaking tour of the Bay of Alicante. Glide over the gentle waves of the Mediterranean, sunbathe on the catamaran’s net while watching the Alicante skyline and dive into the warm waters during swimming stops. An unparalleled maritime experience awaits you!

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2. Boat tour of the Peñon de Ifach (Calpe)

Navegar en Calpe, Ifach

The Peñón de Ifach (Penyal d’Ifac in Valencian) is a huge mass of limestone rock over 300 meters high that rises off the coast of Calpe. Declared a natural park in 1987 -the oldest in Alicante-, the rock gives rise to an area of unique beauty and ecological value, being the habitat of many endemic species of flora.

There is a hiking route that allows you to climb to the top of Penyal d’Ifach (prior reservation), but the truth is that the best way to admire this rock colossus is from the sea. And that is precisely the activity that I propose: a 2-hour cruise aboard a powerful catamaran, where you will also have the opportunity to take a dip in the open sea.

3. Catamaran ride in the bay of Altea


An excursion through the waters of the bay of Altea, within the maritime terrestrial area of the Serra Gelada Natural Park, could not be missing in this selection of the best boat trips in Alicante.

This maritime adventure along the amazing coast of Altea includes enjoying a barbecue on the high seas. Can you think of a better way to enjoy the summer with your friends?

The itinerary begins in the port of Altea, where you will embark on a large catamaran. During the crossing you can choose whether you prefer to sit and enjoy the ride or lie back on the nets of the boat while you feel the swaying of the waves and the sea breeze. You will also have the opportunity to dive in crystal clear waters, away from the crowds and surrounded by dreamy coves and majestic cliffs.

When your stomach starts to growl, it will be time to anchor in a cove and enjoy a succulent barbecue. On the menu you will find a fresh salad, juicy chicken or pork, crusty bread and fruits to sweeten the palate. The best part? You will pair it with beer, sangria or a soft drink of your choice.

After a delicious feast and with renewed energy, we will head back to the port of Altea, closing with a flourish this unforgettable experience.

4. Boat trip to Cabo de la Nao (Jávea)

Cabo de la Nao, with its lighthouse, from the sea

The municipality of Jávea / Xàbia can boast what is probably the most beautiful stretch of coastline on the Costa Blanca. Islands and islets, reefs, reefs, sea caves, cliffs… A succession of geographical features as striking and beautiful as they are inaccessible: the perfect setting for boat trips in Alicante.

This maritime excursion will allow you to discover the natural wonders of Jávea in a calm and relaxed way. Sailing on a catamaran is a pleasant experience since, thanks to its excellent stability, the crossing becomes pure enjoyment. The typical swaying of the ships is hardly noticeable here.

In this 2:30 h. trip you can contemplate many of the wonders of the coast of Jávea: Cap Prim, La Illa del Portitxol and Cabo de la Nao, the easternmost point of the province of Alicante.

They are amazing places from land, but from the sea I assure you that the experience is memorable. If you consider yourself a “Terreta lover”, you have to experience this at least once in your life…

5. Boat trip around the Cabo de San Antonio (Dénia - Jávea)

Catamaran route in the Marine Reserve of Cap de Sant Antoni

The Natural Marine Reserve of Cabo de San Antonio, between the towns of Jávea and Dénia, is a natural area of great beauty and environmental value characterized by imposing cliffs and sea caves. Undoubtedly, the best way to admire this spectacular landscape is from the sea, enjoying one of the most beautiful boat trips in Alicante.

Departing from the port of Denia, aboard a powerful and stable catamaran, you will sail in this unspoiled and untouched landscape where sometimes you will share the crossing with dolphins and even whales, as their migratory routes cross these waters. This unforgettable excursion lasts 50 minutes and costs only 12€ per person.

6. Sunset catamaran ride (Dénia)


Watching the sunset from the sea is something that is especially relaxing and pleasurable. With this sunset catamaran excursion from Denia you can enjoy this fantastic experience that includes a glass of cava for each participant.

7. Boat excursion to Tabarca Island


Tabarca Island is the only inhabited island of the Valencian Community, and a very special place that you can not miss if you come on vacation or reside in Alicante.

The usual way to get to Tabarca is by ferry from Santa Pola or from Alicante city. You can also do it by boat-taxi. Once there, you can enjoy its incredible coves and beaches, with incredibly clean and crystalline waters thanks to the Tabarca Marine Reserve, the first declared of its kind in Spain in 1986.

The cultural heritage of Tabarca is also outstanding, as you will discover walking through the village of seafaring essence or the uninhabited part of the island, which houses monuments such as the Tower of San José or the Tabarca Lighthouse.

If you decide to stay overnight on the island, you will be able to enjoy the calm atmosphere when the last boats of the day return to the peninsula…

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