Boat Rentals in Mallorca

Find the perfect boat for your Mallorca trip. We’ve curated the best boat rentals in Mallorca, ensuring every journey is as remarkable as the destination.

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When you arrive in Mallorca, you want to be out on the ocean as soon as possible, because those bright turquoise waters are one of the island’s big draws. Renting a boat means you can access some of Mallorca’s best remote coves and beaches while you enjoy a taste of the high life, exploring at your own pace while you soak up the sun and drink in the unforgettable views. 

I’ve rented boats in Mallorca multiple times, so I know the best rentals around. In this article, I’ll share the ten best boat rentals Mallorca has to offer, give you tips on where to stay for premier boating experiences, and tell you all you need to know before renting a boat.   

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Why Rent a Boat in Mallorca?

Have you ever been on a boat tour and, as you see something super interesting in the distance, wished you could reroute to take a closer look? I know I have – and it can be frustrating.

Renting a boat in Mallorca is ideal in these situations, as you can choose precisely where you go. If you want to spend a whole day moored out to sea, swimming and snorkeling with Mallorca’s beautiful beaches as the backdrop – go ahead! If you want to experience the thrill of a power boat, zooming past the island’s coastline at high speed – that can be arranged. 

Mallorca has so many amazing sights. Some popular boating destinations include Cap de Formentor, a stunning peninsula on the island’s northwest coastline, and Sa Calobra, a beautiful cove with the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range dominating its background.

I can guarantee that seeing these sights from the water brings a perspective you can’t match if you explore on land. Many of Mallorca’s best things to do are only accessible by water, and the island capital, Palma, also entices visitors with fun activities, which can be enjoyed while renting a boat.

Things to Consider When Renting a Boat

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Many people are put off renting a boat in Mallorca, because they assume a license is required. I thought the same thing when I first visited. But, as luck would have it, I overheard a conversation between two tourists saying that smaller boats in Mallorca don’t require a license. I was really excited to learn this – and within a few days, I was enjoying my first experience of freedom on the ocean waves.

Of course, you’ll need to make some choices to narrow down your rental options, for example:

  • How many people are going?
  • What size boat are you happy to operate?
  • Which part of the island do you want to explore? 
  • How long do you want to rent a boat for?

The larger the boat and the longer the rental, the more expensive it will be. But it will probably be one of your favorite activities, so it’s well worth the splurge.

Top 10 Boat Rentals in Mallorca

Here are the top ten boat rentals Mallorca has to offer.

1. The Freedom Experience: Driver’s License-Free Boat Rental

1. The Freedom Experience: Driver's License-Free Boat Rental

⭐️ Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ Duration: 2 to 8 hours | 📅 Check Rates and Availability

This rental is a bargain if you want a zippy little motorboat to explore the Santa Ponsa area of southwest Mallorca. Design your own itinerary, perhaps visiting Cala Fornells, a cove that’s only discovered from the water, or taking in the views of the pretty resort town of Camp de Mar. 

Everything is taken care of with this rental. The boat’s big enough for five people and has plenty of comfy padded seating for everyone. The price includes fuel and cleaning, and you’ll be able to use the ice box to keep those essential drinks chilled. You can even add on snorkel gear to enhance those swimming stops along the way. 

Great day out with the family. Friendly reception, and very fun thing to do while visiting Mallorca.


2. Santa Ponsa’s Coastal Cruiser: Boat Rental

Santa Ponsa's Coastal Cruiser: Boat Rental

⭐️ Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ Duration: 2 to 4 hours | 📅 Check Rates and Availability

If you’re new to boating, this rental is a great choice, as you’re shown how to manage the controls before heading out on the water. Once you set off, the route’s entirely up to you. Leaving Santa Ponsa, you can head west to take in views of the Calo d’en Monjo natural park or turn eastwards towards the pretty Cala Figuera lighthouse. 

You’ll likely want to make a snorkel stop during your self-guided tour, so the free gear onboard will come in handy. And a detailed map will help you stay on course. Sunbathe on the front deck while sipping on a perfectly chilled soft drink, and take a peek at parts of Mallorca accessible only by boat.

Amazing experience, the boats are lovely and is very easy to know how it works. I couldn’t recommend more…! 5 Stars!!!


3. Versatile Voyager: Boat Rental with or Without a License

Boat rental with and without a license

⭐️ Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ Duration: 4 hours | 📅 Check Rates and Availability

This boat rental allows you a half day darting around the waters of north Mallorca’s Alcudia Bay. Head off in a 5-meter, 15 HP boat to explore this beautiful island part to your heart’s content. 

This was the type of boat I experienced during my first rental in Mallorca, and I highly recommend it. At the front, there’s a squishy padded deck that’s ideal for sunbathing.

There’s also a sun canopy if you need some respite from those intense Spanish rays. Snorkel gear is included in this rental, which you’ll definitely want to make use of. Plus, the rental company gives you full instructions on operating the boat and a map showing all the best sights.  

Perfect little boat for users with no license. The boat was in excellent condition and was easy to use. All in all, a fantastic day out which we highly recommend. Thanks team!


4. Theia of Can Pastilla: License-Free Boat Rental

Theia of Can Pastilla: License-Free Boat Rental

⭐️ Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ Duration: 4 hours | 📅 Check Rates and Availability

This petite speedboat is ideally sized for a fun day on the ocean for you and up to three friends. Although it’s listed as a Palma rental, it’s actually more flexible than that, with a choice of six locations to board, including Can Pastilla, Palma, and El Arenal. 

Take a seat at the front of the boat and feel the wind through your hair as you take photos of the beautiful bay of Palma. Or, if you want to be the skipper, take the wheel and choose the route as you navigate around Mallorca’s southwest coastline. You’ll be given full instruction before you set off, so you feel confident by the time you leave for your 4- or 8-hour trip. 

We were hesitant at first as none of us has ever driven a boat before but it was super easy and one of the highlights of our trip! Highly recommend.


5. Perseis Can Pastilla Cruiser: License-Free Boat Rental

Perseis Can Pastilla Cruiser

⭐️ Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ Duration: 4 hours | 📅 Check Rates and Availability

Can Pastilla is the starting point on this 4-hour boat rental. ‘Perseis,’ your comfortable 6-seater speed boat, is easy to operate, requires no license, and will safely help you to explore some of Mallorca’s most beautiful spots. 

Included in the rental are snorkel masks. So when you choose a pretty cove for a swim stop, you can also peek under the surface and check out all manner of fish darting around. Why not stop awhile and dip your feet in the water from the boat’s small rear decks? Make sure you crank up some tunes too, as you cruise around Mallorca’s stunning coast. This is the ultimate way to spend a vacation day in the sun. 

In this boat trip there was family fun in the sun for everyone. They were very clear and instructive about everything we needed to know. This boat will always be a fun memory in my family.


6. Santa Ponsa Sprint: Boat Rental Without a License

Boat Rental Without a License

⭐️ Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ Duration: 2 hours | 📅 Check Rates and Availability

If you’re short on time, this 2-hour boat rental is a great choice. Departing from Santa Ponsa on Mallorca’s southwestern coast, there’s plenty to explore, including Isla de Malgrats, a rocky island just offshore, where you can snorkel with the huge amount of marine life that lives there. Thankfully, snorkel gear’s included with the boat, so you don’t need to bring your own.

The comfortable boat also has two fridges, giving you plenty of room to store ice and soft drinks. Also included is a sun canopy, so – should it get a little hot – you can create some welcome shade. Equally, if you can’t get enough of those rays, you can soak up the sun on the super-comfortable padded deck.

My son and I hired a boat for a few hours. They where extremely helpful and friendly. The boat was easy to use, especially after the informative demo on how to use the boat. I would definitely recommend them.


7. The Bayliner: License-Free Fun

The Bayliner: License-Free Fun

⭐️ Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ Duration: 4 hours | 📅 Check Rates and Availability

Another license-free boat rental Mallorca can offer is the Bayliner, an easy-to-drive boat that will see you whizzing by some of the more remote beaches of southwestern Mallorca. Pick up your 15 HP boat from the town of Rotes Velles, a little way north of Santa Ponsa, and after some helpful instruction, you’ll be heading off on your self-designed tour of Mallorca. 

This part of the island is known for its rock formations, one of which is even said to resemble a crocodile – see if you can spot it! Your hosts will suggest the best places to visit during your 2-hour rental, but really, it’s up to you. This is what freedom feels like. 

We had a wonderful 4 hour boat hire. We visited a few beaches and really enjoyed anchoring and exploring via boat. The boat was easy to drive and use. It was such a lovely experience and felt very special have a private boat instead of a boat filled to the max with people.


8. Palma’s Sundowner: Boat Rental for a Mallorca Sunset

Palma's Sundowner: Boat Rental for a Mallorca Sunset

⭐️ Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ Duration: 3 hours | 📅 Check Rates and Availability

From the moment you meet your captain in Palma, you’ll be treated like royalty, making this experience the perfect idea for a proposal or extra special surprise. 

Head off in a luxury speed boat and moor out to sea, ready to watch a spectacular sunset with your nearest and dearest. Look back towards the city of Palma, and as day fades to night, you’ll see the magnificent cathedral illuminate, and the city’s lights begin to twinkle. 

The boat has a fully kitted-out interior and plenty of comfy vantage points on deck. Enjoy a chilled bottle of cava as you soak in the experience, taking in the 360-degree views and the ever-changing sunset colors.   

We thought it was a beautiful experience, we saw the sunset over the sea and the Cathedral illuminated at night, spectacular. I recommend it 100%.


9. The Palma Day-Tripper: 7-Hour Boat Rental

The Palma Day-Tripper: 7-Hour Boat Rental

⭐️ Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ Duration: 7 hours | 📅 Check Rates and Availability

If you’d like a more extended day of exploration, consider this 7-hour boat rental, complete with your own skipper to navigate around the island. Because the boat requires a license, you won’t be able to drive yourself, but that means you can enjoy the facilities of this large and comfortable boat, complete with an interior cabin, a bathroom, and plenty of places to relax and take in the views. 

Your skipper can suggest a picturesque route, or you can create your own itinerary. Food and drinks and a powerful sound system, snorkel gear, and towels are included. You don’t need to bring anything except an appetite for exploration!

Booked a boat for a few hours. The boat is great and the price is reasonable. I am very,very pleased.

-Tripadvisor Reviewer (SEE MORE REVIEWS)

10. Helios of Can Pastilla: High Power Boat Rental

Helios of Can Pastilla: High Power Boat Rental

⭐️ Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ Duration: 4 hours | 📅 Check Rates and Availability

Hire a ‘Helios’ 7-person speedboat (license required), and you can experience the power of a 150 hp engine, ready to speed you around Mallorca’s coastline, leaving smaller boats in your wake. Take in the city views of Mallorca’s capital, Palma, then sail from Can Pastilla to El Arenal, one of southern Mallorca’s premier resorts and home to a long, sandy beach. 

Head further around the coast to see Cala Blava and Cala Pi, lovely hidden coves surrounded by pine-topped cliffs. If you need some respite – or the kids need a nap – you can head downstairs to the boat’s plush cabin. Sunbathe on the deck and take a dip in those clear, turquoise waters. It’s the recipe for a perfect day. 

Great service and organisation, very quick response on question, Boat and equipment in top condition. We know Baptiste and his team since 3 years now, and makes us returning every time!

-Tripadvisor Reviewer (SEE MORE REVIEWS)

Booking Your Boat Rental

You’ll want to consider certain things before you commit to renting a boat. These include:

  • Check reviews from other guests. All my suggestions in this article are verified and well-rated, so you can be sure you’re signing up with a quality operator. 
  • Find out whether a license is required to rent the boat. Many boat rentals Mallorca offers don’t need a license, making the process super simple.
  • Check whether there are any additional costs on top of the headline price, for example, a cleaning fee or a fuel charge. 

Where to Stay in Mallorca for Boating Enthusiasts

Puerto de Soller Port of Mallorca with lllaut boats

When deciding where to stay in Mallorca, think about access to boat rentals, but also make sure there’s plenty for you to do before and after your boating experience. 

Some of the best places to stay for boating enthusiasts are:

Santa Ponsa

Loads of boat rental companies operate out of this resort on Mallorca’s southwestern coast. And when you’re on dry land, you can enjoy the plentiful restaurants and bars, the long beach or nearby coves, as well as the forested nature reserve of Puig de Galatzó.


Alcudia sits on Mallorca’s north coast and is one of the island’s most established resort towns. With many bars, cafes, and eateries, you’ll never be short of things to do. There’s also one of the longest stretches of beach on the island and a well-preserved Old Town to explore. 

Can Pastilla

Can Pastilla is a low-key, family-friendly resort town on the island’s south coast. It’s great if you want a beach holiday with plenty of boat rentals to choose from, but it also offers easy access to Palma, for a taste of city life. 

Palma de Mallorca

Palma is the most sophisticated part of Mallorca and offers a cosmopolitan introduction to the island. Many boat rental companies are operating out of Palma Bay, so you can marvel at a colorful sunset on the water, then return to Palma for a night spent enjoying its gorgeous Old Town and its nearby Palma de Mallorca beaches.  

Conclusion: Setting Sail in Mallorca

From personal experience, I know how special it is to plan your boat rentals Mallorca-style. The coastline is stunning, the water’s unbelievably warm and clear, and the freedom to choose your own route is unbeatable. 

You can rent a boat whichever month you prefer because any time of year is the best time of year to visit Mallorca. And when your vacation’s over and you’re back home, you’ll be glad you got out on the water, treated yourself to epic views, and toasted your trip with a delicious glass of chilled cava. Salud! 

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