Ibiza sailboat rental

Ibiza sailboat rental
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BCI “boat charter Ibiza” also offer Ibiza sailboat rental, with a large fleet of sailing boat offered for rent from the ports of Marina Ibiza, San Antonio and Santa Eulalia.

Renting a sailing boat in Ibiza is a distinct , original and ideal way to go from the island of Ibiza, across the strait, to Formentera . If you close your eyes and think of the typical postcard Ibiza surely will imagine a turquoise water beach with white sand and some white houses on the background, and a group of sailing boats moored in front of the cove. Ibiza is an island that has a great international demand for sailing boat for many reasons: the clarity of its waters, the large amount of voces providing good shelter for anchoring , benevolent and prevailing wind from the east usually mild, that delights sailing fans. And of course do not forget the main engine of the economy of the island, all the night clubs and leisure industry. DJs even lower their caches as to include the island of Ibiza in their CVs.

sailing boat ibiza
A sailboat sailing upwind on a perfect day in Ibiza

Development sailboat rental market in Ibiza

For decades Ibiza has been a must stop for ships sailing in the Mediterranean. But it has been the large influx of regular land tourists that has skyrocketed the sailboat rentals sector in Ibiza. Those tourists who stroll along the shore of the amazing beaches of Ibiza and Formentera, look curiously the number of boats and sailboats anchored off the coast, and wonder how it would feel to spend a week or a few days on board one of those boats.

Not so many years ago, spending a week on a sailboat rental in Ibiza and Formentera, let’s say that it was not suitable for all types of characters and personalities. The boats were much more spartan, hardly offered any comfort, and weather forecasts were not as accurate as today. Hiring a sailboat in Ibiza for a week as more appropriate for a group of young boys, bohemians, adventurers, willing to sacrifice the luxuries of land, in order to live a different experience.

sailboat with spinnaker Ibiza
When sailing downwind, the Spinnaker sail pulls from the sailing boat and looks spectacular

Today’s sailing boats

Unlike the old days, today charter boats offer all kinds of luxuries and comforts. Many feel almost as houseboats. Technological advances applied to the market of recreational boating have “humanized” boats and what is most important: have made charter sailing boats and the general public come together.

So, the offer of sailing boat rental in Ibiza has been included in traditional travel agencies, tour operators and others involved in the “normal” tourism businesses.

Sailing boat hire Ibiza
Beautiful image of one of our sailboats sailing with a gennaker sail

Companies of boat hire Ibiza

Despite the boom in demand for boat rental in Ibiza and Formentera, business complexity in Ibiza, seen from the point of view of charter companies, has preserved this small local industry from large wholesalers and companies in addition to prevent the entry of large fleets of charter boats, as has happened in other Mediterranean islands.

Hen party Ibiza
Some of our customers who came to one of our sailing boats for an original hens do in Ibiza

The main reason for this complexity is the lack of berths in Ibiza and Formentera. For the single users arriving in Ibiza on their sailboat, it is also difficult to find a berth at any of the ports, but is less problematic, since it usually has more flexibility in terms of schedule. On the contraty, for the boat rental companies is much more complex, because at least to perform the initial embarkment of passengers and their baggage, they need to have the boat docked at the port. Even before the arrival of customers, is necessary to have the boat at the port to give access to the cleaning company, and to prepare water and equip the vessel with all that is needed for the entire rental week.

One Reply to “Ibiza sailboat rental”

  1. Hi

    I am looking to hire a boat, sail or motor, for the day tomorrow as well as Friday.

    It is to practice docking and undocking.

    If you have something suitable as close as possible in length to 50ft please let me know

    Kind thanks and regards

    Dale Swanepoel

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