Exploring the Best Routes with Self-Drive Boat on Ibiza

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Imagine gliding across serene waters, charting your own course, and discovering hidden gems along the way. With the growing popularity of self-drive boats, embarking on a nautical adventure has never been easier or more accessible. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a complete novice, the option to rent a boat without a license opens up a world of possibilities for exploration. In this article, we will delve into the realm of free license boats and highlight some of the captivating routes you can embark on, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquility and beauty of the open sea.

Why self drive boat rental on Ibiza is worth it?

Renting boats without a license offers an exciting adventure and a chance to test oneself as a captain. It provides the opportunity to visit numerous beaches along the western coast, each offering its own unique charm. Additionally, these boats offer a high level of privacy and freedom of movement, allowing you to explore secluded spots and enjoy the tranquil waters at your own pace. Whether you’re seeking a thrilling experience or a peaceful getaway, renting a boat without a license grants you the independence to create unforgettable memories on the water.

Two Routs 

We have prepared two routes for you to explore with a boat rental without a license. The first route takes you through the lesser-known northern part of the coastline, offering a chance to discover hidden gems and pristine landscapes. The second route guides you along the famous and beautiful beaches to the west of San Antonio. We invite you to delve into the details and embark on an exciting journey along these routes. Happy reading and smooth sailing!


Western Route from San Antonio: Cala Conta and Cala Bassa

San Antonio – Port des Torrent beach – Smugglers´Cave – Cala Bassa Beach – Torre del Rovira tower – Fisherman´s huts – Cala Conta Beach – San Antonio


1. Pick up your boat from San Antonio

After making a reservation on our website, you will receive a confirmation via email, containing the precise location of your boat and the contact number of your boat’s caretaker, who will be waiting for you at the beach or the port.

2. Port des Torrents Beach

Port des Torrents is the initial stop along the Western Route, and it’s a captivating bay that juts deep into the land. This picturesque beach offers a serene atmosphere and crystal-clear turquoise waters, making it an ideal spot for swimming and sunbathing. With its golden sand and gentle waves, Port des Torrents provides a tranquil oasis where visitors can relax and soak up the natural beauty of the bay.

3. Smugglers’ Cave

On the way towards Cala Conta, you’ll come across numerous caves. Some of them are large enough to enter by boat, provided the sea is calm. One of the most famous and largest caves along the route is the Smugglers’ Cave. While anchoring the boat is not allowed here, it’s definitely worth visiting to capture beautiful photos and shoot videos.

4. Cala Bassa Beach

Cala Bassa Beach is one of the stunning beaches along the western coast. It stands out as one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. This picturesque sandy beach is embraced by a pine forest and features crystal-clear blue waters. However, it’s important to note that the beach experiences a high volume of boat traffic, so caution should be exercised. Despite the bustling maritime activity, Cala Bassa Beach remains a serene and idyllic destination for beach lovers seeking natural beauty and a refreshing swim in the pristine waters.

5. Torre del Rovira tower

Torre del Rovira is one of the defensive towers of Ibiza, which served as a lookout point and defense against pirate and corsair attacks in the past. Located on the western coast, this tower can be spotted from the deck of a license-free boat. It is a round stone tower, standing as a testament to the island’s maritime history and providing a glimpse into its fortified past. As you sail along the coastline, the sight of Torre del Rovira offers a captivating reminder of Ibiza’s seafaring heritage and the importance of coastal defense


Another beautiful and truly picturesque spot you’ll encounter along the way, where you can confidently anchor and enjoy swimming, are the fisherman’s huts in Ses Roques. Set against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty, this serene location offers a truly picturesque experience. These huts, once used by fishermen to store their boats, add a touch of charm and history to the coastal landscape.

7. Cala Conta Beach and Cala Escondida

Cala Conta Beach is another marvelous gem along the western coast, comprised of three enchanting coves. One of them is Cala Escondida, which translates to “Hidden Cove.” What sets Cala Conta apart are its stunning orange-red rock formations. It is truly worth sailing here to capture breathtaking photos and immerse yourself in the beauty of this unique coastal landscape. Cala Conta Beach offers a serene escape where you can relax, soak up the sun, and admire the picturesque surroundings.


In the proposed western route, you’ll come across two well-known beaches, namely Cala Bassa and Cala Conta. However, we recommend anchoring at one of the small coves you’ll encounter along the way, which are often accessible only from the sea. Due to their secluded nature, these coves offer a much quieter atmosphere compared to the larger beaches. Here, you can peacefully swim, snorkel, and even organize a picnic, enjoying the tranquility and beauty of these hidden gems.

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Smugglers’ Cave






The Northern Route from San Antonio: Cala Saladeta and Punta Galera

San Antonio – Aquarium Cap Blanc – Cala Gracio and Cala Gracioneta  – Punta Galera Beach – Fisherman´s huts – Cala Salada and Cala Saladeta – San Antonio


1. Pick up your boat from San Antonio

After making a reservation on our website, you will receive a confirmation via email, containing the precise location of your boat and the contact number of your boat’s caretaker, who will be waiting for you at the beach or the port.

2. Aquarium Cap Blanc

About a kilometer from Sant Antonio, you’ll come across a charming wooden house perched on a cliff, accompanied by a concrete pier. A truly picturesque spot to explore.

Inside, you’ll find a natural cave filled with seawater, hosting a diverse array of island’s characteristic aquatic species. Observe Galápagos turtles, moray eels, groupers, and a myriad of colorful fish. It’s like stepping into a living, natural aquarium waiting to be explored. On Wednesday evenings, it’s the perfect place to indulge in their popular sardine barbecue.

3. Cala Gracio beach and Cala Gracioneta beach 

Heading north, not far from Cap Blanc’s aquarium, you’ll discover two charming beaches, Cala Gracio and its little sister, Cala Gracioneta. Here, you can drop anchor and enjoy a swim. These beaches are surrounded by rocks, creating a truly picturesque setting, perfect for a relaxing getaway.

4. Punta Galera – snorkeling spot

Punta Galera is a captivating coastal spot known for its unique rock formations, concealing numerous underwater caves teeming with vibrant marine life. It’s an ideal location for snorkeling, where you can explore the rich underwater world. Moreover, you’ll encounter abundant underwater meadows called Poseidonia, a plant that purifies the water. We highly recommend making a stop here and indulging in a memorable snorkeling experience.

5. Fisherman´s huts

Similar to the Western Trail, here you’ll also come across wooden fishermen’s huts. These charming cottages once served as storage spaces for boats, adding to the picturesque scenery of the area. Nowadays, the owners use these huts for recreational purposes, hosting barbecues, going on fishing trips, and gathering with friends.

6. Cala Salada and Cala Saladeta 

Another must-visit destination for a boat ride without a license is the northernmost spot, Cala Salada, along with the stunning, charming, small beach of Cala Saladeta. It’s definitely worth sailing here to capture some beautiful photos. However, keep in mind that anchoring is not allowed due to strict conservation regulations protecting these beaches. Both beaches are nestled between rocky cliffs, offering breathtaking views and a sense of seclusion. The vibrant hues of the sea, combined with the lush greenery surrounding the coves, make these spots a dreamlike escape for any beach enthusiast.


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Sunset in front of Cafe Mambo and Cafe del Mar


San Antonio is located on the western part of the island and is renowned for its breathtaking sunsets. One of the most famous spots where people gather to watch the sunset in San Antonio is the restaurant Café Mambo and Café del Mar. Café Mambo is known for attracting many famous DJs who play here before performing in the big clubs of Ibiza. Renting an unlicensed boat allows you to have extra time to enjoy the sunset in front of Café Mambo and Café del Mar. Most boats can be rented until 8 PM, but by paying an additional fee, depending on the company, you can keep the boat until after the sunset and return to the port afterward. Make sure to check if each of our products offers the option to purchase such a package.

Check out our offer for boat rentals without a license.

San Antonio center
fuel ⛽️ (extra charged)
4 / 8 hours
fully equipped
up to 6 people
deposit 400€
  • for 6 people
  • location: San Antonio harbour.
  • no licence needed
  • half day rental and full day rental
  • fully equipped (Cool Box, Solarium, bathing ladder and Canopy)
  • you can visit Cala Bassa, Cala Conta, Cala Saladeta, Punta Galera and more beaches
From: 250

Here you will find the detailed offer of all our unlicensed boat rentals from San Antonio

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