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Boat Trips from Benidorm

ALL boat trips depends on favorable weather conditions.

June 2020 - Please note there are no boat trips to Tabarca Island  or Calpe at present, Trips to Benidorm Island are planned to resume on 15th July

HOW DO WE GET TO THE PORT? - Paseo de Colon, Benidorm Alicante, Spain.
Jump in a taxi to the port (ask for ‘el puerto’) or if you’re on the Levante side of town catch bus number 1, 4 or 10 to the end of the Avda Mediterraneo, walk along the Walking Street in the Old Town which comes out right by the port then right to the end of the pier and that’s where you catch the boats.


Some call it Peacock Island, others Benidorm Rock and the locals refer to it as simply L’illa (the island). But whatever you call it the fact remains its one of the most easily recognized symbols of Benidorm and if you’ve never made the journey across the bay to explore it, then you really should, because it’s a great day out. Enjoy the amazing views of the Benidorm skyline  from the Mediterranean and framed by the towering Puig Campana mountain (the one with the hole in the top) is simply stunning – in fact the whole trip is worth it just for that view.

When you get to the island you can spend as little or as long as you want just check with a crew member the time of the last boat back before you disembark.  why not make a day of it and take a picnic. The island is a protected national park so flora and fauna abound - wander the path to the summit for a great view of the coast right up to Alicante, then find a comfy patch of rock or undergrowth to enjoy your picnic, with just the fresh sea air and the gulls for company

Also included in the price of your crossing is an ‘underwater’ experience. Known as the Aquascope it looks like a yellow submarine but don’t panic – it doesn’t really go underwater. Instead passengers climb aboard and down into to bowels of the vessel which is glass lined, allowing you to see the marine life swimming free in its natural habitat – its absolutely amazing and the kids will love it.

The Aquascope takes you on a short ride round the side of the island, lasting about fifteen minutes and you’ll see starfish, squid and endless shoals of fish – a real treat!

So for an interesting change of scenery get yourself to the port and on that boat to Benidorm Island.
If you’re wary about feeling seasick, don’t be. The powerful vessel cuts through the calm Mediterranean sea easily, you won’t feel a thing. There’s a cozy interior if the sea air feels chill, or an open top – rather like a double decker bus - and the views from that top deck are spectacular.

Departures in February 11:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 hours . Rest of the year, departures every hour after 10:00 hours. PRICES: € 15 Adults € 12 Children (2 - 10)  The journey time takes around 20 minutes each way.  Boats depart from the port and from the boarding platform in the Rincon de Loix (during the summer months),  ALL boats are dependent upon good weather conditions

NOTE - If going during April and May it is advisable to wear a hat of some sort as the seagulls will be nesting and can be protective of their young and quite territorial.

BENIDORM TO CALPE BOAT TRIP - For complete information call 96 585 00 52 or 608 275 250.  The Maritime Excursions Company does not allow the sale of tickets online

Departs from Benidorm port, in the centre of town.  more information on CALPE here.

The boat travels along the coast line, taking in views of the Sierra Helada mountains and the bays of Albir and Altea and their villages, docking in the Peñon de Ifach port in Calpe.

Departures from the port of Benidorm at 11:30 - Return departure from Calpe at 3:30 p.m. PRICES: € 25 Adults € 17 children.  The boats leave every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

All boat trips are dependent upon the weather conditions and the days above are subject to change-

BENIDORM TO TABARCA BOAT TRIP - Telephone the port for dates and times 00 34 96 585 0052.  The Maritime Excursions Company does not allow the sale of tickets online


The tiny island of Tabarca is one of the top tourist destinations within the Costa Blanca. A visit here is just like stepping back in time, although it can feel quite crowded during the height of summer as over 4,000 people visit it daily! In 1986 the island and and its surrounding waters were declared a protected marina and bird reserve.

Once on the Island you can explore!! There is the old square at the heart of Tabarca, the church and graveyard, the museum, the ruined walls of the fort, the lighthouse, the beaches and coves, the paths that crisscross the island, an abundance of bars and restaurants as well as souvenir shops. If that isn't enough there is the crystal clear waters for some top class snorkelling!

Departs from Benidorm port, in the centre of town.

The boat travels along the coast line, taking in views of Villajoyosa, Campello and an approximate 2 hour stop at Alicante, before docking at the Island of Tabarca.

Departures from Benidorm Port:

EXCURSION TO TABARCA AND ALICANTE with 2 hours 30 minutes of free stay approximately in Tabarca and approximately 2 hours 30 minutes in Alicante.

Departing Benidorm at 11am. Journey time from Benidorm to Tabarca is 1 hour and 15 minutes each way.

Return to Benidorm port at 6:30 p.m.
Return departure from Tabarca: 5pm.
Travel time each direction 1 hour 15 minutes.

Price: Adults - 35.00€. Children - 20.00€.




0 # Tracy Ann 2019-05-19 15:06
The breeding season turns Benidorm Island into a scenario reminiscent of the famous movie The Birds by Hitchcock.

Operators of the Natural Park say there are up to 800 pairs of seagulls, which will protect their nests and attack tourists if they see their young in danger. So take care and wear a hat when visiting
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0 # diane Abbott 2019-02-19 23:36
hello there will these boat trips be on in april please and if so what days are they
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0 # Tracy Ann 2019-02-19 23:53
Yes they should be running then obviously they are dependent on the weather, days depend upon which trips you are interested in any changes will be updated here on this web page.
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0 # Sandy 2018-10-27 23:56
What kind of boat is it. Thanks
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0 # admin 2018-10-28 00:40
Sorry no idea of the type/make of boat
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0 # Vivienne Jackson 2018-08-21 00:53
We did the trip to Tabarca last year. By time you look around island and get lunch doesn't really give u much time to swim. Unless u bring a packed lunch then u could sunbathe. Alicante is lovely to dander round.
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0 # Trotters International Trading 2018-03-11 13:06
will do these this year ..going to treat ourselves to some free time ...
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-1 # graham 2017-09-17 13:37
do the boat trips to calpe run in feb and march thanks
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0 # admin 2017-09-17 13:46
Generally just during the summer months, but its all dependent on the weather . You can also get to Calpe by tram or bus
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0 # maggie 2017-08-15 01:48
Is this trip on in winter say December
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0 # admin 2017-08-15 01:50
All the boat trips are dependent on the weather conditions, some dont run during the winter months.
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