Boat trips around Cabo de Gata

Enjoy an amazing boat ride experience with family or friends along the Cabo de Gata coast in Almería

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Boat rides

If you visit the south of Spain you must visit the Cabo de Gata Nature Park in Almeria. If you are looking for something different, we invite you to come on one of our itineraries to discover the best coves and virgin beaches. Our boat ride is designed for the whole family and is ideal for children to enjoy whilst becoming little geologists and discovering the secrets of the volcanic cliffs and solitary, desert beaches of the Reserve.
During the itinerary we will make a stop to jump into the water and, since our boat is provided with snorkelling gear, be able to see the beautiful seabed.

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Times and Fees

Duration and price of the ride:
1h 30’ ( boarding and disembarking included)
€25 Adults / €20 Children (12 years max.)

Departure’s times:
Mornings: 10:00 / 11:45 / 13:30
Evenings: 16:00 / 17:45 / 19:30
“PREVIOUS BOOKING is needed”

Kind of vessel:
It is a semi-rigid (like a zodiak)

Departure’s points:
– La Fabriquilla Beach
– La Isleta del Moro Beach
– Las Negras Beach

This is how our standard guide visits work but if you are interested in renting the boat privately, please let us know and we will elaborate a budget. In the boat renting the captain must accompany you. We do not rent the boat without any crew members.

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¿Can we choose the itinerary?

Neither you (nor us) will be choosing the itinerary, the wind will. Each day we choose the best itinerary to navigate. This is something we know almost for sure 2 days ahead. Of course is a two way ride, we finish the adventure at the picking up point.
Arrecife de Las Sirenas’ itinerary

Arrecife de Las Sirenas’ itinerary. We start in La Fabriquilla direction to San José. We go through the engines that provide water to Las Salinas, a shelter for migrating birds like the majestic flamingo. We’ll then visit Cabo de Gata’s lighthouse, the Arrecife de Las Sirenas cliff, Cabo de Gata’s geographic cape, the incredible beaches of Vela Blanca, Cala Carbón, La Media Luna and Mónsul (set of many films like Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade or some of the music videos of David Bisbal, a famous singer from Almeria. We finish the itinerary in the Barronal beaches.

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Las Negras and volcanoes’ itinerary.
We start in Las Negras beach direction to La Isleta del Moro, there we’ll visit El cuervo’s and Las Palomas’ caves whilst contemplating the amazing cliffs of La Molata and the San Ramón castle. We pass through El Playazo, a beautiful beach in front of the Rodalquilar valley with clear waters and sand from the ancient coral reefs. Rodalquilar is known for its abandoned gold mines (maybe we’ll tell you where the gold is). After El Playazo the landscape changes and we enter the volcano where we are able to see columns of crystallised lava that were used for cobblestones. Then we enter the Bergatín fully reserve cove. From there we’ll find magic cliffs with weird forms and colours that make us appreciate the geological wealth of this landscape. We finish our trip in La Polacra, scenery of one of the oldest shipwrecks from where the place name comes. As the background La Isleta del Moro, Los Escullos and the old Los Frailes’ volcanic domes.
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The Pirates’ itinerary. From La Isleta del Moro to San José.
We start in La Isleta direction to San José. La Isleta is a fishers’ quarter where the millennial fishing techniques are still in use. Sailing to San José we see the Arco’s beach and the Embarcadero’s cove. Next we have San Felipe’s castle, built on ancient reef beaches that have created a soft calcareous rock that has been transformed by the wind into whimsical and magical figures. We turn the esparto’s and rocket’s points where the first Spanish rocket was launched; this was due to the depopulation of the area and the low risk of accidents. We go through the Escullos’ cliffs, name that comes from the shoals (in Spanish escollos) that complicated sailing for those who didn’t know the seabed. In the itinerary we find several hidden coves, such as Piedra Galera’s beach , Cortada’s cove, Chica’s cove and Tomate’s cove, a shelter from the winds where we’ll have the opportunity to jump into the water to take a peek of the wonderful under water.
Behind the mountain, we find the Bentonite quarries, a volcanic ash of interesting texture that has several industrial uses. We finish the ride in Higuera’s cove and San José, an old fishermen population that has now become one of the main touristic places of the Park.
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Amatistas’ itinerary. From La Isleta del Moro to El Playazo.
From La Isleta we can also go to the East, direction to Las Negras. As soon as we get away from the village through the fishermen’s boats, we are able to admire the promontory barely connected to the land that names the village. The seagulls flying playfully with the airflow and the Frailes’ mountains as the perfect background. Next, we have the Peñón Blanco’s beach.
On the way we pass through Los Toros’ cove where a little pine forest surprises in the driest weather of Europe. In the background we can see the Amatistas’ viewpoint under which we can see the amethyst (amatista in Spanish), the amazing rose quartz.
We continue to El Carnaje, a beach with lava “bowls” surrounded by the sea. At the back, La Polacra or dark stone and above it, Los Lobos’ hill. From that point starts La Polacra fully reserve and we enter the other itinerary: Las Negras and volcanoes; arriving to El Playazo and going through the coves of La Polacra and Bergatin.
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An extra itinerary. From Las Negras to Puente’s cove.
From Las Negras we can also go to the villages of Agua Amarga and Carboneras. We first pass through the Black hill and Hernandez’s cove. And then, we arrive to San Pedro’s cove, only spot with sweet water next to a beach. Watching over the cove, we find San Pedro’s castle and in front of this paradise, we see San Pedro’s small island, Javana’s point and Montoya’s and Chumba’s coves; all of them corners that we cannot access by land and that conceal rocks with beautiful and whimsical forms. We finish in Puente’s cove where we can swim and snorkel before heading back to Las Negras.
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If you are interested in other activities like hiking, kayak, diving, paddle surf, cross country routes, etc. you can call us and we will advise you the best offers.

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