Mallorca’s spectacular 345-mile shoreline is punctuated with secret coves, caves and beaches – and one of the most affordable ways to explore them is on a cave boat tour.
Caves of Genova Admission and Self-guided Tour
This tour combines admission with a self-guided video tour of one of Majorca’s most famous caves: the Caves of Genova. Discovered in 1906, the legendary caves are conveniently located a few minutes from the capital. Its limestone galleries, which plummet to around 36 metres, are adorned with domes, columns, water pools and tunnels. Tickets include admission and a downloadable video guide. Unlike most tours, you can explore at your own pace too, though most people tend to spend around 30 minutes underground. From £10.24 per person.
Palma Bay Boat Tour and Snorkeling with Sunset Option
This delightful three-hour boat tour combines sandy beaches, intimate caves and a leisurely cruise along the glistening waters of Palma Bay. Passengers can choose to depart from either Can Pastilla or Palmanova, a coastal town located at the western tip of the bay. The former offers a spectacular tour of the Palma Marine Nature Reserve with opportunities to swim and sunbathe at a hidden cove, while the latter takes in the sandy beaches and coves of Illetas and Cala Mayor. Drinks can be purchased from the bar. From £24.76 per person.
3 Hour Morning Dolphin Watching Cruise
The Balearic Sea is packed full of marine life, but most impressive are the pods of friendly dolphins that play here. This three-hour tour gives you the best chance of getting up close to them. Departing from either Santa Ponsa or Paguera, tours sail along the coastline and its caves in a glass-bottomed catamaran designed for excellent underwater viewing. Along with Risso’s Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins and White-Sided Dolphins, passengers can expect to spot around 20 other species of marine wildlife. Drinks and snacks can be purchased at the two bars onboard and there’s a snorkelling stop for those looking to get even closer to these majestic mammals. From £34.14 per person.
Caves of Dranch Half-Day Tour with Boat Trip and Music Concert
For those who are yet to find their sea legs, this half-day tour is an excellent option since half of it takes place on land. The experience includes a rowboat ride across Lake Martel, a stop at an authentic Mallorcan pearl factory and a chance to explore the famous Caves of Dranch (Cuevas del Drach). Live classical music from floating musicians accompanies the journey through the caves and a local tourist guide will provides helpful insights throughout the experience. Tickets include hotel pickup too. From £42.56 per person.
Blue Cave Boat Tour with Snorkelling
This highly rated experience gives travellers the opportunity to explore The Blue Cave, a picturesque cave in Cabera, on the north side of the island. At just 20 metres high, the cave may be small but the light and colour effects inside the cave are guaranteed to dazzle any sceptic. There’s also time for a dip in the surrounding crystalline waters and insights from a local guide into local nature too. Tickets include admission, boat tour, snorkelling equipment and beers or soft drinks. Snacks can be purchased on board too. From £46.95 per person.