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Top 10 reasons to book with us in 2023

10 reasons to book us in 2023

December 23, 2022.

10 reasons to book us in 2023 and enjoy any of our Meet the Sea experiences. Our acclaimed Family Boat trip, the new Snorkelling Adventure for adults or a Group Private Charter.

  1. Clients are always right… and they have spoken! We are truly thankful for the time a lot of our dear clients put in to write detailed and lengthy reviews. Whether in our website, or in online travel agents like Get Your Guide and Trip Advisor, everyone has been truly supportive and encouraging. And we do not forget those that write to us directly to our Facebook page or Google business site!
  2. A must for families with a taste for adventure. The Family Boat trip is and ideal 4-hour adventure for the whole family. Departing from san Antonio and heading to the natural reserve of Conejera island, or the legendary Torre d’en Rovira, the seas are beautiful, pristine and waiting for you. The snorkelling guided tour designed by our marine biologist is an experience to remember.
  3. Challenge yourself to brave the seas. Do not just stay by the hotel pool sipping cocktails and enjoying the great restaurants of the island, although that’s a great plan as well! Have a look at the joyful faces of children and adults alike in our Instagram. They tell you that they are happy, proud after snorkelling, swimming in deep waters, feeling free and elated!
  4. Experience personal growth while having fun. Swimming in open seas is not for everyone… or is it? Our team is there to make you feel safe, supported and encouraged to take the plunge into the sea. You feel so good about yourself when you have set a new personal achievement and enlarge your personality. Not to mention the combination of thrill, beauty and inner peace you will experience.
  5. Strengthen your ties with nature and the sea. We all need it. Just listening to your breath through the snorkel while you look at the bottom of the sea is truly special. Feeling the elation of water around you and the minerals that restore your physical and mental health. It’s well worth it.
  6. Learn about and interact with so many marine species! Understand why the Posidonia plant keeps our waters pristine or learn the habits of the beautiful sea urchin and see it from up close. Do you know what a rainbow wrasse is or why they call it the dentist fish? we often see starfish and our friend the octopus… you are sure to see in complete freedom and interact with at least ten species.
  7. Enjoy a truly curated experience at a reasonable price. We take pride in our job of sharing with you our love for the sea and we are told it shows! We leave nothing to chance and we strive to organise your experience to maximise your fun.
  8. Our NEW snorkelling adventure. Only for adults, this one we designed as a semi-private adventure departing from a place near you by car/van. If you do not like boats or get seasick, or if you fancy a morning with a bit of adventure and exercise in a secluded spot, this one’s for you! Our marine biologist has selected a handful of the best places in Ibiza to snorkel like a pro. And we do so secretly and in total peace while surrounded by beauty above and below sea level.
  9. If you are in a large group with friends or family, why not enjoy privately? The group private charter allows you to enjoy the Meet the Sea experience with all its content and within the privacy of your group. Write to us wether you are celebrating a special occasion or just wanting to have a great day at sea. You are sure to find goo value with us.
  10. Do your bit for the environment! We are committed to nature and the sea. To underwater beauty and the preservation of the marine species that inhabit the sea. We want to bring to ibiza and to you a new way to understand tourism, ecologically and respectfully. We are strongly committed to your personal development and holiday experience.

10 reasons to book with us in 2023 are now in your hands… and we truly hope we can see you onboard or snorkelling with us this summer! Until then.

purple star

Purple star

Scientific name: Ophidiaster ophidianus

It is a large starfish that can reach 40cm in width. It always has five arms with very soft and smooth grainy skin. It feeds on small invertebrates although it prefers shellfish. It lives on rocky bottoms with scarce lighting up to 100 meters deep.

Curiosities 

This star is protected by international legislation. Its main threat is collection for sale for decorative purposes.

Discover more marine species in our section Species we see, and
if you are interested in the world of fish you have a lot of information in FishBase.

Octopus vulgaris

Octopus

Scientific name: Octopus vulgaris

It has a large head with highly developed eyes and eight arms with two rows of suction cups each. It is an animal of nocturnal activity, which feeds on small crustaceans, bivalves and fish. To move, he usually crawls along the bottom using his arms, although he can also swim using jet propulsion.

Curiosities: When their arms are cut they have they ability to regenerate. They can change their skin color and texture. To defend themselves they expel ink to confuse their attacker. It is one of the most intelligent animal in the sea.

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Beadlet anemone

Scientific name: Actinia equina

Beadlet anemone are solitary animals that colonize rocks and coastal crevices. They have a foot that allows them to adhere and move slowly through rocks. It is primarily a nocturnal hunter that feeds on small fish and crustaceans with the help of its stinging tentacles.

Curiosities

Their ability to retract the tentacles and close with seawater allows them to live for periods of time out of the water. They tend to open their tentacles at night.

Discover more marine species in our section Species we see, and
if you are interested in the world of fish you have a lot of information in FishBase.

Pearly razorfish

Scientific name: Xyrichtys novacula

Pearly razorfish measures between 15 and 20 cm, although males can reach up to 30 cm. Their elongated shape allows them to quickly hide under the sand to flee from predators, sleep, and hibernate. It feeds on shellfish and crustaceans.

Curiosities

It is highly appreciated in the Balearic Islands, especially in Ibiza, so the ban is lifted for a few days as fishermen attempt to catch it.

Discover more marine species in our section Species we see, and
if you are interested in the world of fish you have a lot of information in FishBase.

Red mullet

Scientific name: Mullus surmuletus

Its coloration varies according to age, environment, depth and mood. It lives on soft, sandy ground and sometimes on rocky bottoms. To feed, it uses the two sensory barbels, stirring the sand to look for its prey.

Curiosities

It swallows the sand to filter it and expels it through the bronchi, retaining the food as small fish and crustaceans.

Discover more marine species in our section Species we see, and
if you are interested in the world of fish you have a lot of information in FishBase.

oblade

Oblade

Scientific name: Oblada melanura

It is a fish that lives near the coast between 5 and 20 meters deep both in rocks and in underwater grasslands. It feeds on small crustaceans, fingerlings, and worms. We often see them as they like to approach boats anchored on sandy bottom.

Curiosities

They always swim in a group and in a very orderly way. To eat they rise to the surface and as they are omnivorous we like to feed them in our boat trips.

Discover more marine species in our section Species we see, and
if you are interested in the world of fish you have a lot of information in FishBase.

Painted comber

Scientific name: Serranus scriba

It lives in shallow waters of up to 30 meters between rocks and areas of sand and posidonia, although sometimes we can see them inside sponges. They spawn near the shore leaving the eggs attached to the rocks at the bottom. They are carnivorous fish.

Curiosities

They are a very curious fish who like to stare at the diver and also like to observe octopuses when they move about the bottom of the sea.

Discover more marine species in our section Species we see, and
if you are interested in the world of fish you have a lot of information in FishBase.

Holoturia

Sea cucumber

Scientific name: Holothuria forskali

We find them at depths of up to 70 meters and it travels with three rows of feet and suction cups. Sea cucumber feeds on small organisms that are ingested at the same time as the sand, once the organic matter it contains is used it expels the rest.

Curiosities

For self-defense purposes, it can expel the entire digestive tract and then regenerate it.

Discover more marine species in our section Species we see, and
if you are interested in the world of fish you have a lot of information in FishBase.

Coris julis

Rainbow wrasse

Scientific name: Coris julis

While females are brown and orange, males have predominantly greenish tones with an orange line. They are found in rock bottoms up to 50 meters deep and are not greater than 25cm. They feed on sea urchins and crustaceans.

Curiosities

The females form groups to feed while the males are lone predators. They are also called maids because they clean the impurities of other larger fish with their teeth.

Discover more marine species in our section Species we see, and
if you are interested in the world of fish you have a lot of information in FishBase.