About Watersports in Mallorca
Mallorca is perfect for water sports with its warm summers, island breezes and interesting coastline. There are plenty of watersports centres where you can learn to sail or enjoy thrilling rides in speedboats, and everything in between.
To find companies offering lessons and equipment hire for watersports, take a look at our Watersports Centres in Mallorca page.
The major family resorts of Alcudia and Magaluf have plenty of water sports to keep the kids entertained. Banana boats, ringos, parasailing and flying mattresses are among a range of inflatable fun to be had on the sea. Pedal boats are available for hire (usually from beach bars) at most of the bigger resorts. This includes all those in the bay of Palma as well as Cala Millor, Cala d'Or and Porto Cristo on the east coast.
Diving & Snorkelling
There is some lovely snorkelling to be had around the coast in Mallorca. Many of the Dive Schools (in our Sea & Beach section) can sort you out with equipment if you don't have your own. The same areas used for diving are also suitable for snorkelling - in particular try the east coast and the south coast. You can read more about snorkelling in our activity review on Snorkelling in and around Palma.
Waterskiing & Wakeboarding
The best time for waterskiing and wakeboarding is first thing in the morning when the sea is at its calmest and there is no one else around. An alternative for wake-boarders is the Cable-Ski park in Port Alcudia. The park has a slow & gentle pull for beginners, and kickers and sliders for those who know what they're doing! Read about our experience of Wakeboarding in Mallorca.
Jet-ski rental can be found at most sailing centres. You don't need a license for this activity but you must follow some straightforward rules: Stay 250m away from beaches and 50m from cliffs, 100m from other jetskis and 50m from diving buoys. It is a legal requirement to wear a life-jacket.
Water skiing equipment can be hired on the major beaches and harbours, including Cala Millor, Can Picafort, Formentor, Magaluf, Palma Nova, Peguera, Platja de Palma, Port d'Alcudia and Santa Ponsa.
Windsurfing & Kiteboarding
Beaches where windsurfing is available include Cala Millor, Cala d'Or, Can Picafort, Formentor, Magaluf, Palma Nova, Peguera, Platja de Palma, Port d'Alcudia, Port de Pollensa, Port de Soller, Portals and Santa Ponsa. There are wind surfing and kite surfing schools at several of these resorts and it is also possible to hire equipment without tuition. The Bay of Palma and the Bay of Alcudia are particularly recommended for their good, constant winds, but take care in the summer season when the beaches are busy.
For those advanced windsurf/kitesurfers, try Son Serra de Marina, on the north-east coast, five miles east of Can Picafort. This is a truly unspoilt beach and a place of magnificent natural beauty. With sand dunes and surf, and glorious mountains in the background, it's a favourite for nature lovers too. A beach bar, El Sol Sunshine is open here throughout the year. You can read all about it in our beach life report.
It is also possible to surf in Mallorca - when conditions allow! The east coast is a likely place to find larger waves as the sea gets into coastal coves. The north coast can also have good waves when the wind is favourable from the north-west. There is also an artificial wave machine (Flow Rider) in Magaluf where less experienced surfers can improve their skills. Rad about our experience of the Sol Wave House Surf Machine in Magaluf.
Activities: Inflatables | Jet-ski | Kitesurfing | Parasailing | Pedalos | Wakeboarding | Water Skiing | Wind Surfing