Spain's beautiful island of Mallorca offers many exceptional opportunities for exploration, and a sightseeing cruise is one of the best ways to discover all that the island's incredible coastline has to offer. Many trusted area companies combine professional captains with local guides and safe, comfortable boats for a wonderful experience on the water for both couples and families who are traveling with children, and it can only be made better when you choose a cruise that includes a delicious meal and drinks. These are just three of Mallorca's great cruise options that are sure to provide you with an incredible day of fun and relaxation during your stay on the island.
1. Wine Tasting Trip and North Coast Sightseeing Cruise
This extraordinary private tour is offered by Wine Routes Mallorca, and it's extremely popular with couples because as few as two people may enjoy this exclusive activity that comes with a private skipper and a guide to address all of your wants and needs. You may choose either a four- or an eight-hour experience, and both begin in beautiful Palma de Mallorca at one of the area's best wineries near the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains. You'll enjoy a full winery tour, learn about the wine-making process and indulge in a sample of at least three wines along with tasty local snacks such as cured sausage and cheeses.
Next, you'll be transported to Port de Soller via a comfortable, air-conditioned mini van for the boat cruise that takes you along the lovely northern shores of the island. Snacks and drinks welcome you aboard, and you'll sail along the craggy cliffs and see breathtaking bays, hidden coves, towering mountains and glimpses of the extravagant retreats that house A-list celebrities during their Mallorca vacations. You may even see the celebrities themselves as you sail past Deia, Sa Foradada and Cala Tuent. During the cruise, stops will be made for swimming or snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters, and snacks and beverages are supplied throughout the day.
Those who choose the half-day cruise have the option of enjoying morning tour or sunset tour, watching the sun go down over the sea, and an excellent lunch is provided to those who book a full-day tour. Snorkeling equipment is provided for guests regardless of the length of the tour.
2. Palma Bay Boat Trip With Lunch
Offered by No Frills Excursions, this full-day boat cruise is centered around relaxation and fun. It begins at the Palma de Mallorca port, and your captain will take you on a journey to discover stunning Palma Bay from the comfort of a stylish catamaran. You'll enjoy gorgeous coastal scenery as you sail towards the Malgrat Islands and drift past Magaluf, Punta de s'Estaca, Portals Vells, Portal Nous, Playa de Palma, Santa Ponsa, Paguera, Cala Vinas and Cala Mayor.
Stops are made at several incredible beaches, and you may take a swim or stretch out on the clean sand for a bit of sun. Lunch includes a delicious local paella that is made with seafood caught fresh out of the sea or local-produced sausage, a dessert of the sweet pastry known as ensaimada and a delicious sparkling cava, which you may enjoy while listening to Spanish music.
3. Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling Trip With a Buffet Lunch
Also available through No Frills Excursions, this snorkeling tour allows you to depart from either the northern, southern or eastern port for your convenience. Regardless of your departure point, a full-day excursion awaits, and you'll be treated to an excellent buffet lunch during the half-way mark of your cruise. Expect to enjoy a nice selection of perfectly grilled meats, fresh salads, a variety of homemade desserts and a glass of fresh-fruit sangria. You may enjoy your lunch on the boat or during a picnic on one of the area's nicest beaches. Stops for beach exploration, swimming and snorkeling are all included in each cruise, and snorkeling gear is provided for all guests. A cash bar is also available aboard the boat, and bottled water and soft drinks are included throughout the day.
Those leaving from the northern area of the island will board the boat at Pollensa Port, and you'll thoroughly enjoy the lovely Bay of Pollensa with stops at the beaches of Barcarets, Las Caletas, Mal Pas and Formentor. The Port of Palmer in Colonia Sant Jordi is the place to find your boat if you plan to leave from the island's eastern area, and you'll visit the beaches of Es Trenc and Es Cargol. You'll depart from the Palma de Mallorca Port if you want to leave from the southern part of the island, and this lovely cruise sets sail past Magaluf, Playa de Palma and Cala Mayor.