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5 Amazing Boat Trips from Torrevieja

5 Amazing Boat Trips from Torrevieja

6th September 2022

Love the sea? Then Torrevieja could be just the place you’re looking for.

Whether you’re a beachcomber, a sunbather, an amateur angler, an adrenaline-seeker, or a diver – there’s all sorts of aquatic fun to be had on the Costa Blanca. And in the seaside town of Torrevieja, itself a former fishing village, you’ll be spoiled for seafaring experiences.

Seasoned sailors can easily explore countless coastal spots dotted around this calm section of the Mediterranean Sea, and most are just a short journey over the waves from Torrevieja.

But you don’t need your own boat to access the big blue. There are plenty of tours and day trips on offer – and if you’re in the mood for a voyage, we’ve compiled a list of five of the best boat trips from Torrevieja.

All aboard!

1. Tabarca

Photo of the island of Tabarca, Spain from aboveTabarca is one of the most popular boat trips from Torrevieja, and it’s easy to see why.

The tiny island – of just 68 inhabitants, according to the last census – has a rich history. It was once home to pirates, used as a base for raids and battles.

Things are a lot calmer today, and this paradise island now attracts snorkelers and scuba divers, thanks to its sparkling, pollution-free waters. Tabarca is located in the heart of a maritime reserve, and sealife absolutely thrives in the surrounding area.

Boat trips from Torrevieja to Isla Tabarca take around an hour – but the journey is scenic and enjoyable.

See timetables and prices for trips to Tabarca.

2. Torrevieja Bay

If an hour on a boat trip sounds like a bit too much – why not take a tour of Torrevieja’s beautiful bay?

A boat trip around Torrevieja’s natural cove takes around 30 minutes, and will give you the chance to soak up that good sea air while getting to know the town a little better. This is a great short boat trip for kids, and it’ll help you discover more of the area’s beaches to visit.

Aerial photo of part of Torrevieja Bay
Get prices and times here – kids go free!

Read more: 6 Best Activities in Torrevieja for Kids

3. Alicante

Photo of Alicante, Spain from aboveWe’ve covered driving by hire car to the beautiful port town of Alicante – but if you’d rather travel by sea than by road, a boat trip from Torrevieja to Alicante is the only way to go.

Read more: Driving in Torrevieja – Trips to Alicante and More

Alicante is a popular spot with visitors, thanks to a vibrant nightlife and great restaurants.

For daytime revellers, the town’s glorious beaches and gorgeous ancient architecture are in plentiful supply – including the mesmerising Castillo de Santa Bárbara; one of the most well-preserved historic sites in the region, and home to one of the best sunsets in the world.

The trip takes a little over an hour by sea, and a private charter is the best option.

4. Cartagena

Ready for a real voyage into the blue? Boat trips from Torrevieja to Cartagena are an all-day affair, but well worth it.

Cartagena is located to the south of Torrevieja, along the Costa Blanca and into the region of Murcia. It’s an ancient and historic port town, founded in around 220 BC by the Carthaginians. It’s home to a Roman amphitheatre and other ancient ruins, making it a fascinating destination for history lovers and walking explorers.

Photo of Cartagena's coast
At around three hours away by boat from Torrevieja, a trip to Cartagena is a lengthy voyage. Chartering a private boat is recommended for the best experience. It’s such an exciting trip for intrepid seafarers, with just about the best views you could ask for.

Find out more about Cartagena (and other great nearby destinations) in our post all about day trips near Torrevieja.

5. Mil Palmeras

Photo of part of one of Mil Palmeras' beachesCalling all beach lovers: looking for beach heaven? Then Mil Palmeras is the place for you.

To get to Mil Palmeras from Torrevieja by boat, there are several private charter options from Torrevieja.

Located south of Torrevieja along the sandy Costa Orihuela portion of the Costa Blanca, Mil Palmeras boasts a whopping 16km of blue flag beaches.

It’s one of the most untouched areas along this stretch of coastline, with long sandy beaches and a few rocky coves to explore.

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Author: Alex

Alex is one of LosLocosBeach.com's resident writers, posting on our blog about Torrevieja and the surrounding Costa Blanca area.

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