Whenever anyone is visiting our coastal city, we recommend they take a day to go on boat rides in Benidorm and visit the maritime attractions offered by our location. Some of these include a visit to Benidorm Island, enjoying a unique view of the Serra Gelada Mountains’ cliffs, and sailing to the neighbouring town of Calp. Furthermore, this is a great opportunity to discover the richness hiding in the depths of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as its marine biodiversity. In this post we outline the best options when planning your boat ride in Benidorm, along with the most interesting places you can visit. Don’t miss out!
Ways to enjoy boat rides in Benidorm
In order to pinpoint the best boat trips, simply head to Benidorm’s docks. There, you will be offered a wide range of maritime transport options, allowing you to choose whatever best suits your plans. Check out all the details!
Boat hire: be your own captain!
Can you imagine sailing a motorboat? At Benidorm’s docks you will find a fleet of boats for hire, both with and without a qualification. For those looking to start out in the world of sailing, the best idea would be to choose a boat that doesn’t require a qualification. They can accommodate up to five passengers and are four metres long, which allows for safe transport. However, if you have a qualification, there are boats that are six metres long and which can accommodate up to 14 passengers. This more independent form of transport will allow you and your friends to enjoy a wonderful day of sailing. Furthermore, you can go diving in some of the coast’s more inaccessible areas.
Enjoy a paid tour
Not convinced by the idea of being your own captain? Would you prefer to enjoy a more relaxed sailing experience? Head to Benidorm’s docks and opt for a paid tour on any of the trips that sail in catamarans, semi-submersible vessels and pleasure boats. The majority of these boats have underwater viewing facilities, allowing you to observe our coast’s seabed. In addition, they have trained crew capable of maintaining and launching the vessel beforehand.
Places near Benidorm you can visit by boat
The following are the nearest places to Benidorm that you can visit by boat. It will be no surprise that these are the options we’ve picked but have you ever been seen them up close?
Benidorm Island is one of the preferred destinations among visitors looking to enjoy a boat ride. The journey time is between 15 and 20 minutes. This is plenty of time to take in the views of Benidorm Bay. On the island, you can walk the different paths that circle it, taking you to its highest point where the lighthouse is located. Furthermore, the island has been declared a part of the Serra Gelada Natural Park, meaning you may well see seagull nests along your way.
Serra Gelada cliffs
Do you fancy exploring another stunning area by boat in Benidorm? Sail around the cliffs of the Serra Gelada Mountains. This mountain range is home to a beautiful, thousand-year-old legacy in the form of a dune. However, this dune’s distinctive feature lies in the fact its sand is anchored to the cliff. It is the highest fossilised dune in Europe, standing 250 metres tall, with an estimated volume of 16 million cubic metres of fossilised sand.
Peñón de Ifach
Another attractive sailing destination is Peñón de Ifach in Calp. On the way, you will be able to see the cliffs of the Serra Gelada Mountains, Albir Lighthouse and the small town of Altea. Once you reach the rock, you can view the richness of its surrounding area and its waters using your vessel’s underwater viewing features. When you are in front of this natural monument, you’ll be amazed by its rock formations that have been etched by wind and sea.
Ready for your boat ride?
Are you ready to hop on board? All you need to do is choose your type of boat and the place you fancy visiting. If you have any questions, our staff at Hotel Don Pancho are more than willing to assist you. Bon voyage!