While there are plenty of attractions in Costa del Sol, like the Cueva de Nerja and Tivoli Park, there are other ways to spend your days in this stunning holiday destination. Costa del Sol boat trips are a fantastic way to see the sights you can’t see on land and get a new perspective on this part of Spain. Most boat trips to the Costa del Sol can now be booked online, saving you from dreaded queues and letting you know what to expect in advance. If you’re not sure whereto begin, read our guide to some of the best boat trips on offer.
Benalmadena boat trips
Not all boat trips to Costa del Sol mean sightseeing with strangers. Head to Benalmadena and you can hire your very own motorboat and cruise the coastline, at your leisure. Trips typically last between two and four hours and you’ll find a variety of vessels to hire, from vintage and fishing boats, to sleek, chic and modern craft. If you have a boat licence, you can captain your ship yourself or travel under the command of a qualified skipper. If you have the inclination, there are day-courses available through which you can gain your own licence and head for the high seas to go dolphin-spotting or snorkelling.
See the sunset from a catamaran
The Costa del Sol is world-famous for its awe-inspiring sunsets. Head to Malaga and you can catch boat trips to Costa del Sol that allow you to watch the sun dipping into the sea, while you enjoy a glass of wine or something fizzy. These trips tend to last around 90 minutes. What sets these boat trips apart from the others is that you have the opportunity to sail across the sea in a catamaran. As the sun sets, watch Costa del Sol light up, as the golden light bathes the whitewashed buildings, to dazzling effect.
Costa del Sol sports boat trips
If you want to add a shot of adrenaline to your break, head to Marbella and hire a sports boat. Under the expert guidance of a professional, you can learn the rudiments of wakeboarding and water-skiing. In addition, you’ll find jet-skis for hire, allowing you to plough through the waves like an aquatic Evel Knievel. All safety equipment is provided and, if you don’t fancy sitting in the driver’s seat, you can always opt to being dragged through the water on the back of a banana boat. These Costa del Sol boat trips are ideal for families with older children and grown-ups.
Make your way to Playa Burriana Beach in Nerja and you’ll be able to charter a boat trip to Costa del Sol that’ll see you mixing with the undersea inhabitants around the coast. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never dived or snorkelled before; you’ll be under the instruction of seasoned professionals and there are PADI-approved courses available for everyone from complete newbies to seasoned pros. Your guides are well-versed in the best dive-sites and places to see so you’ll soon be exploring colourful reefs inhabited by shimmering shoals of fish and other sea creatures.
Boat trips to Costa del Sol and around its coast are the ideal way to add an extra set of memories to your holiday. You’ll find Costa del Sol boat trips available from most harbours and the busier beaches, with cruises and craft to suit all tastes.