Holidays are for relaxing and putting your worries aside, so chilling out is essential. But holidays are also a time where you can take part in things you would not be able to experience elsewhere. Ibiza is a veritable paradise of aquatic sports and whether you prefer more adrenaline powered activities or tranquillised boat trips, Ibiza has it all. If you fancy discovering which one is for you, then keep on reading Clubtickets guide to the best 10 aquatic activities Ibiza has to offer.
Potentially the most popular water sport in Ibiza, renting a jet ski is the perfect activity for couples or groups of friends. Take an adrenaline-filled ride over meters of crystalline waters and admire the stunning views of beautiful cliffs and Ibiza's sun-drenched coastline. This activity is perfect for the thrill-seekers and it is available in places like San Antonio, Santa Eulalia, Cala Bassa and Cala Conta.
No matter what your skill level, there is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy. For a fantastic jet ski adventure, you can choose to take part in a guided tour of some of Ibiza's islets, or, after a safety briefing and relative training you can spend an exhilarating time whizzing through the waves with your own freedom in a safe and designated area. Hop on board for the experience of a lifetime and the ultimate tropical fun.
Gliding along on a SUP on the transparent waters of the Balearic sea and seeing shorelines and beaches is one of the most elegant ways of sightseeing. You will be shown the true beauty of Ibiza and discover hidden beaches and paddle inside marine caves.
SUP is about rowing in a standing position. No prior knowledge of stand up paddle is required, but you need to know how to swim. It is a great body workout and the trip allows you active time to rest and wind down. It can be challenging at first because it is all about balance, but with the help of the islands native professionals, you will master the art of SUP in no time.
Flyboarding is one of the most exciting watersports that everyone is talking about. If soaring through the air up to 10 metres high and flying over the water ticks your boxes then the flyboarding experience is the one for you. Don't worry, it's not as difficult as it looks. It doesn't require physical strength, although it will be much easier with balance and self-confidence.
What is flyboarding? The FlyBoard is a pair of oversized boots affixed to your feet that is powered by water jets which allow you to be propelled into the sky - it's a unique and unforgettable experience on the sea you must try!
If you're looking for a serious adrenaline rush, the Xtreme Jet Boat is for you. It is essentially a "rollercoaster on the waves" and you will zoom through the water at a heart-racing speed before the crazy 180°- 360° spins completely drench you all.
Dance along to pumping house tunes as the boat bounces high over the waves. An hour-long ride will give you a big boost of energy and have you in stitches of laughter throughout the journey. Fun, fun and more fun. Be prepared to get very wet!
Kayaking enthusiasts can travel along various routes taking you to see the magical sunset or the moon rise. Ibiza's calming and see-through waters make for an idyllic place for a spot of kayaking/canoeing. This aquatic sport does require a certain degree of fitness so your arms might be left sore but your heart will be happy. Some excursions include time for snorkelling. There will be a pit-stop halfway to recharge strength with snacks and water included.
Travelling along the coastline you may even find yourself rowing with the dolphins! Incredible!
For a chance to grab some outstanding holiday pictures then explore the submarine world and sign up for scuba diving. Undoubtedly one of the most courageous watersports and also the most rewarding. You will be in the safe hands of qualified instructors so this could be your chance to overcome any fears and make this a holiday to remember.
Be treated to the underwater beauty and Mediterranean bliss below the waves. You can discover many of Ibiza's hidden treasures with a choice of exciting excursions in area's such as San Antonio, Santa Eulalia, Marina Botafoch, Formentera and more.
If you're looking for a fun alternative to a day at the beach then The Aguamar Waterpark is a perfect option. Located in Playa d'en Bossa behind the famous superclub, Hï Ibiza, Aguamar is the largest water park in Ibiza and offers an exciting variety of multi-coloured waterslides, swimming pools and play areas. Shoot down a fast spiral slide or straight down a black hole and make a splash; with some fast, slow, steep or straight, there will be something for everyone.
Aguamar is suitable for all ages with a range of areas to relax and sunbathe. On-site, there is a restaurant, cafeteria and bar or picnic areas if you would like to bring your own food.
Boat trips usually last around 2-3 hours and during a snorkel cave tour, you can visit some of Ibiza's hidden caves, natural reserves and beaches.
Leaving from San Antonio Bay, one of the most popular excursions will begin with a speedboat trip which takes you around the beautiful beaches of Cala Bassa, Cala Conta and villas of the rich and famous. It is the perfect opportunity to see those magical and scenic spots, going past outlying islands that you only normally see from a distance. It includes a 1 hour stop to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters or to relax on the beach for a short time. With music and refreshments on board, it is a day of bliss.
The sunset tours are another beautiful alternative that takes you around the stunning beaches of Cala Gracio,Cala Gracioneta, Cala Salada and Cala Saladeta. It will return and stop for 1 hour in front of the famous sunset bars Cafe Mambo, Cafe del Mar and Savanah so you can enjoy one of the most famous sunsets in the world with a glass of bubbly in hand.
Ibiza Watersports has a super collection of inflatables for you to pick from. You are sure to have seen banana boats bobbing in the water and other super inflatables being hurtled across the water making epic waves. If you aren't keen on being catapulted into the water or falling off, then you can choose one of the easier options available. Particularly riveting options include 'The Flying Fish', 'The Sofa' or the classic 'The Banana Boat'.
Inflatables are a great option for large groups of friends and the experience will have you in stitches of laughter throughout. Two words: WET and WILD!
Cliff Diving is undeniably the most adrenaline-pumping watersport of the lot. The Ibiza coastline is one of the best places to practise this extreme sport due to its clear waters, sandy bottoms, the quality of its cliff faces and the benefits of the Mediterranean climate. Cala Tarida, Cala Salada, Cala Saladeta and Punta Galera are of the most popular according to enthusiasts.
Whether you decide to pay for a tour with special instructors or go on your own little adventure, take that epic leap and feel the rush! It's the ultimate way to end your Ibiza holiday!