Mallorca, or Majorca, in the Mediterranean sea, remains a popular destination for all types of holidaymakers. Its paradisiacal beaches and balmy temperatures make it perfect for exploring for the majority of the year, with plenty to keep everyone in your group occupied even during the off-peak months.

As an island, one of the crowning jewels of Majorca is the sparkling waters that surround it. Wherever you are on the island, you won’t be far from a beach, with over 200 spots for you to explore. But Mallorca offers far more than just a classic beach day of laying around in the sun. Whether you’re an adventurous traveller or are looking for a more laid-back vibe, there’s something for everyone. Here, we take a look at some of the options when it comes to exploring Mallorca by sea.

Exploring Mallorca by yacht

If you’re keen to stay dry, then book onto a boat tour. Not only will you get to experience the thrill of being on the open water, but you’ll also be able to see a lot more than you might have done if you’d stayed on dry land. Sailing around the island might mean that you can stop at some beautiful beaches, but sometimes they’re best appreciated away from the hustle and bustle of being on the sand.

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If you’ve got the budget, chartering a private yacht or catamaran in Mallorca can be an unforgettable experience. Pack a picnic full of local treats, and head out for the day with your captain at the helm, so you can lie back and relax. Just be sure to pack your suncream and your camera.

Paddle boarding and kayaking in Mallorca

For those who want to explore under their own steam, grab yourself a stand up paddle board or a kayak. The art of stand up paddle boarding can take a little while to master if you struggle with balance, but you can always sit or kneel on the board instead.

The joy of both kayaking and paddle boarding is that you can easily hire the equipment, and no experience is necessary. You can head out as a group or solo, learning a new skill and enjoying a closer look at the water and the coastline. Make sure to pay attention to the lifeguard flags, explore safely and if you’re going out on your own, let a friend or your hotel know where you’re going and when you expect to be back.

Diving and snorkelling in Mallorca’s best spots

The east and south coast of Majorca offer the best snorkelling and diving opportunities on the island, with a few spots in the north too. In order to dive, you’ll need a qualification, but there are plenty of companies that offer a taster session if you’re just looking for a trial run on holiday.

Snorkelling in Mallorca is a great activity for families in particular, as kids can spot the different types of sea life that are hiding under the waves. The clear, warm water is perfect for this family-friendly adventure, and there are plenty of places to rent the gear, saving you from squeezing it into your suitcases.

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