When you are looking for the perfect Ibiza boat rental it is worth considering a number of factors including boat length, number of guests in your party, crew, fuel, your itinerary and tenders. Many of our recommended luxury motor boats are moored in Ibiza town, although we also have some options for at other Ibiza marinas including Santa Eulalia and San Antonio. Motorboats are generally classified by length, such as 30ft, 40ft, 50ft and 60ft or in metric from 8m to around 20m. Boats that are larger than 78ft or 24m are technically called super yachts.
Depending on the boat’s license, you can usually have 9- 12 guests plus crew. This is detailed on each boat and filterable. In Ibiza, most private charter motorboats are generally hired with a skipper. Should you wish to rent bareboat in Ibiza, Lux Charters Ibiza can help you find a few motorboats around 10m/30ft which can be chartered without a skipper. Most boats above 10m are rented with a skipper and some with an additional hostess. Fuel is also important consideration when chartering a motor boat. As a rule of thumb there is generally a close relationship between speed, power and fuel costs. Generally speaking the larger the boat, and or the faster you go, the more the fuel consumption. Newer boats tend to be more economic in comparison.
In terms of itinerary, navigating from the town of Ibiza to Formentera by motor boat is one of the most popular day trips and it generally only takes about 25-45 mins in a motorboat, depending on how fast you go. Many people enjoy visiting the island of Espalmador to swim either before or after lunch which generally takes place at one of the nearby chiringuito restaurants in Formentera, although you can also be smart and make the most of your day by eating on-board. Cala Saona is also a very popular post lunch spot to swim before heading back to the port. We’re sometimes asked about the possibility of navigating around the island of Formentera. Although this is possible, it is quite far and it will take a good few hours and be quite expensive in terms of fuel. In terms of itinerary, the wonders of the northern tip of Formentera offer so much that few who make it passed Illettes, manage to make it as far as Es Calo on the eastern side or Cala Saona on the west. If you hire from San Antonio you can head north to the untouched western coast or going south towards Es Vedra stopping at Cala Conta, Cala Tarida. You can also hug the Ibiza coastline from Ibiza town and head to Es Cubells and Cala Jondal.
If you are planning to go to shore, smaller motorboats under 50 feet usually do not have tenders. In most instances, this is not a problem, as most of the restaurants along the coast of Formentera and Ibiza usually have a boat service to pick you up and bring you ashore. If you are not eating in the restaurant, you can usually give the boat service driver a tip to take you to the beach and back.