Ibiza is ideal for water sports thanks to its pleasant climate and calm seas all year round. Kayaking is an experience you will just love. The 200 km + coastline is surrounded by clear waters which let you can see the ocean floor, added to the fact that there are no strong currents nor waves make this sport is one of the island’s joys. Kayaking allows you to enjoy the coast of Ibiza from a different vantage point, at sea level, meaning that you can approach silently to watch birds and fish or to discover the multitude of natural caves which dot the landscape.
Another advantage of kayaking is that it does not demand a high level of fitness, and it is simple to pick up enough basic skills to enjoy an easy excursion. The difficulty of this sport really depends on the state of the sea which is why we always recommend that you listen to and take the advice of professionals especially on your first trips out.
You must remember to take sun cream, sunglasses and sunhat, shoes which can get wet and clothes which protect you from the sun and from grazes as well as of course water and snacks.
What Kayak routes are there on Ibiza?
On the Ibiza travel webpage you can find perfectly detailed routes along with maps
Level 1: These are easy and offer various options, like paddling from Figueretas to Es Soto and taking in the amazing view of Dalt Vila from the sea. You can also go from Cala Gració to Calo des Moro, a perfect route to enjoy the sunset over the island of Sa Conillera or go from Es Portixol to the lighthouse of Portinatx, in the north of the island.
Level 2: These are somewhat more demanding routes and include for example one which leaves from Cala Carbó and circumnavigates the famous islands of Es Vedrá and Es Vedranell, or another which goes around S’Illa des Bosc and Sa Conillera departing from the beautiful beach Cala Conta.
Level 3: These are more complex. The routes from Sa Caleta to Playa den Bossa and from Es Portitxol in Portinatx to the Port of San Miguel are both over 15 kilometres long. And for the most adventurous, Ibiza Travel also suggests two routes of two days which are both a great way of getting to discover a large stretch of Ibiza’s coastline.
There are many companies on the island offering kayak excursions to different spots on the island or which give you the option of renting a canoe for an hour or so to paddle nearby.
In addition, the leisure companies Esencia Viva Ibiza, in Benirràs, and Walking Ibiza also organise kayak trips among other activities.