It’s been another superb Ibiza SUP Adventure this year guiding some brilliant clients on some of the best SUP trips the Balearic island of Ibiza has to offer.  Ibiza is an amazing rock island covering an area of 572.56 square kilometres in size and the natural topography offers breath-taking views from the sea of dramatic rugged coastline and mountainous wooded hillside.  It is surrounded by smaller islands, which offer touring opportunities to circumnavigate and explore hidden gems in secluded locations.

This year we toured all aspects of the island North, South, East and West picking the best locations to offer tranquil and serene paddling conditions in the shelter of the prevailing winds.  Because of the rugged coastline and the orientation of the small bays and inlets, it is possible to paddle in all weather conditions ensuring there is paddling every day.  Out of the 16 days spent on the island we managed to paddle for 15, in temperatures ranging from 21 – 26 degrees.  We do our best to offer 2 SUP tours a day, which allows the possibility of experiencing the spectacular and dramatic sunsets the island has to offer from a number of different locations on the Western side of the island.

Week 1 offered the opportunity to dolphin watch in Punta Ratjada near the Port of Ibiza witnessing the dolphins feeding off the fish, which had been driven into the harbour by the fishing boats. These amazing animals really gave us a show, jumping and pirouetting out of the water while feeding and the magnificent backdrop of the old town made this paddle a unique experience.

Later that week paddling off the coast of Es Canar on the eastern coast between the mainland and Tagomago island, we were again treated to an amazing wildlife encounter when we were joined by a school of dolphins traveling in the same direction mirroring our every move, with the young dolphins exhibiting their agility performing aerial acrobatics 10 metres from our SUPs.

Week 2 consisted of longer tours with a more experienced clients.  We paddled every day covering 10 -12 km on our day paddles exploring all the hidden coves.  On some days we managed an evening paddle, which provided opportunities to experience the famous hypnotic Ibiza sunsets.

Ibiza has a vast array of restaurants offering a diverse range of cuisines to suit every taste.  We sampled a variety of Spanish traditional foods, Tapas, Paella as well as Mexican, Italian and Thai food, which really is a high-quality offering.

The island is steeped in history, legend and folk tales and was first inhabited in 400 BC.  The island of Es Vedera, which is 413 metres tall, is part of the Cala d’Hort nature reserve, which sits on the South West tip of the island and is said to be the most magnetic point on earth.

Our accommodation was based in a small coastal inlet on the Eastern side of the island named Es Fugerel.  This family run hotel sits on the beach offering sea views from the apartments. The family is extremely friendly and can never do enough to ensure you experience the true Ibizan hospitality.

The logistics on the island are extremely easy with a great road system, which allows you the freedom to change location leaving you only 40-45 mins from any of the spectacular SUPing locations.

I was lucky enough this year to have a talented group of paddlers who were as enthusiastic about exploring the island by SUP as I am, which meant we had some fantastic adventures and great evenings chatting about our SUP experiences over wonderful food and a few cold beers.

Ibiza is an incredible place to SUP with crystal clear seas teamed with aquatic sea life. The local people are friendly and welcoming and there’s plenty of dramatic coastline to explore.

We aim to run this trip during the same month next year, so if you are looking for an affordable SUP adventure in some amazing coastal locations, then get in touch with us at your earliest opportunity as we are offering early bird discount for early bookings.

Call us on 01495 355920 or email us at adventure@aneurinleisure.org.uk

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