You’ve finally decided that you’re going to be travelling to Menorca (holiday destinations can be tricky to pick, so congratulations on finally settling on one) – now all that’s left is figuring out what you’re going to do while you’re there. The island is known for its enviable temperatures and crystal clear waters, and it would be regrettable not to take advantage of them both. The easiest way to do so? A boat trip, of course! |
No Menorca holiday is complete without a relaxing nautical excursion out on a boat. Read on for some of the island’s top options.
Winner, Winner, Seafood Dinner
Ever wanted to learn how to fish? It’s easy to get acquainted with a rod and pole in Menorca. Holidaymakers can book a spot on a professional fishing boat and get some lessons from the pros. Spend the day trying to catch squid, shrimp, lobster and more (and, of course, snorkelling and swimming). Once you’re happy with your haul, watch as your seafood is cooked right in front of you – and then sample the finished product yourself. Some skippers will even take you to a traditional fisherman’s cave and prepare your catch there.
Jump for Joy
Are you a daredevil in Menorca? Holidaymakers who can’t resist getting their heartbeats racing and their adrenaline pumping will love deep-water soloing. This activity is really a form of rock climbing, but requires a body of water to be present to cushion your fall should you lose your grip. The island’s south cliffs are the ideal spot to partake in this sport, and many boat trips will take you there. Worried you’ll chicken out on the ride? Have no fear – even if you decide not to try deep-water soloing, there’s still plenty to do, from exploring secret caves to snorkelling.
Glass-Bottomed Boats, You Make the Rockin’ World go ’Round
For many who travel to Menorca, holidays aren’t complete without a little snorkelling or scuba diving. If that isn’t your cup of tea and you prefer to stay above the surface, you can still catch a glimpse of the subaquatic world below by hopping aboard a glass-bottomed catamaran boat. Not only will you get to see some wonderful submerged aquatic sights, you’ll also likely get a history lesson from the skipper outlining all the historic sites you pass, from colonial-style houses to forts.
In Menorca, some beaches are really only accessible by boat – and luckily there are vessels that will take you to have a look at these sandy strips. Some will even take you by multiple, allow you to choose your favourite and then drop you off at the one you choose (don’t worry, the crew will come back for you in a few hours’ time!).
Next time you’re on holiday in Menorca, make sure to go on a boat trip or four. From fishing for your own dinner to catching a glimpse of an underwater world, there’s no better way to spend a day on this wonderful island.
Brenda Jaaback, Managing Director of Bartle Holidays, is a renowned Menorca expert. From its history to its people and from its wildlife to its cuisine - no secret of the island remains hidden to her. Personally selecting the finest properties for her clients, Brenda is the go-to person for anyone planning a relaxing Menorca holiday. Bartle Holidays makes no warranty as to the accuracy of information contained in this article and excludes any liability of any kind for the information.
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