Boat trip along the Malaga coastline

When we hear the name Málaga, we immediately think of sun, sea and long sandy beaches. Taking a trip out to sea to enjoy the climate, contemplate a splendid sunset or observe the marine fauna and flora are just some of the activities sought after by tourists. This is just the thing, as you can take a catamaran outing from Málaga. Hoist the sails and set sail for relaxation and idleness! Sail on these boats, which offer you the option of sitting or lying on a net. They're a great way to enjoy the Andalusian coastline. A chance to enjoy a touch of calm, away from the tourists, beaches and cultural visits. A godsend for lovers of the sea.

Croisière en catamaran autour du port de Malaga.

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A popular activity

It's been 25 years since the Mundomarino group emerged in the world of nautical activities, particularly tourism. The company offers catamaran cruises in several Spanish cities, including Malaga. It currently has 10 boats with more than 1,000 passengers a day. This activity, very popular with tourists, is available all year round from the port of Malaga.

Port of Malaga.

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The number of places on board the catamarans is limited. We advise you to arrive a little before your departure to ensure you get the best seats for your trip, on calm seas with no waves or pitching. A not-to-be-missed adventure to admire a sunset, enjoy a cocktail on board or take a break for a swim in the middle of the Mediterranean.

Sunset in Malaga from La Cala del Moral.

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Practical info

⏰ Opening times

Several outings are organised and run from 10am to 9pm every day of the week. Times vary according to the outing chosen, but slots are generally available every two hours. Places are limited, so advance booking is strongly recommended. To admire the suns et, the boats leave the port one hour before suns et, between 5pm and 8pm depending on the season.

👛 Prices and packages

In Malaga, several routes are available with different activities and durations depending on your choice.

👉 Walk around the bay

A fairly quick one-hour excursion around Malaga Bay where you can admire the city from the Mediterranean. On the first outing, you'll be offered a glass of vermouth. 8 euros for children aged 4 to 12. 10 euros for over-65s and 12 euros for adults aged 13 and over. Free for babies aged 0 to 3.

👉 A day at sea

A 3-hour getaway in which you can swim away from the crowded beaches. It includes a meal on board consisting of a mixed salad, paella, bread and seasonal fruit accompanied by a drink (non-alcoholic soda, beer or sangria). A vegetarian menu is also available. 29 euros for children aged 4 to 12. 37 euros for over-65s and 45 euros for adults aged 13 and over. Babies aged 0-3 are free. Please note that you will have to pay an additional three euros per category if you wish to have priority for the use of the nets. Babies will have to pay an additional 6 euros.

👉 Excursion with swimming

A 1h30 sailing trip close to the coast that includes a stop for a refreshing swim. Don't forget your swimming costume and towel. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, live music will accompany your journey. 12 euros for children aged 4 to 12. 14 euros for over-65s and 16 euros for adults aged 13 and over. Free for babies aged 0 to 3.

👉 Sunset tour

A 1h30 evening trip to admire the sunset over the city of Malaga from the sea. You'll enjoy a romantic moment as the sun quickly disappears behind the Andalusian mountains. Between November and February, the tour lasts just 1 hour. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, live music accompanies your journey. You'll be offered a glass of cava (Spanish sparkling wine) or a soft drink. 11€ for children aged 4 to 12. 13€ for over-65s and 15€ for adults aged 13 and over. Free for babies aged 0 to 3.

👉 S pecial getaway for the fireworks in Malaga

A 2-hour trip to enjoy the fireworks and the Malaga feria from a privileged vantage point. An escapade accompanied by a DJ. Unique dates in August. 29 euros for children aged 4 to 12. 32 euros for over-65s. 35 euros for adults aged 13 and over. Free for babies aged 0 to 3.

Malaga fireworks from the sea.

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A few tips for your visit

  • In the event of bad weather, trips will be cancelled butyou may be refunded or offered a new date.

  • Lifejackets are of course available on board.

  • Make sure you bring warm clothing, especially for a sunset trip. The temperature at sea is colder than on the beaches.

  • Take a swimming costume and towels if you're going swimming.

For more information, visit the company's website.

🚌 Getting there

The catamarans are located at quay number one in the port of Malaga. Don't hesitate to get there a little before your booking time to access the best possible seats. Several buses can take you nearby. Lines 1 and 37 will take you to the Paseo del Parque stop, a five-minute walk from the port. Line 14 will take you to the Paseo de la Farola stop, a one-minute walk from the port.

Another solution: hire your own boat

Looking for something a little more intimate than a group excursion? You can also hire a private boat, with or without a skipper, to discover Malaga by sea and enjoy unlimited freedom! To find out more, visit the Samboat website.

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Where to sleep?

⭐ Hotel MS Maestranza

Just 200m from Malagueta beach and the port of Malaga, the 4-star Hotel MS Maestranza will be the perfect accommodation. In this modern establishment, the rooms pay homage to the famous painter Pablo Picasso. The superb panoramic views over the city and the relaxation area with jacuzzi and sauna will seduce you at any time of the day.

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