Water Sports

Visitors to Menorca are often unaware of the variety of water sports offered on the island. They are naturally attracted to the beaches. This is hardly surprising as beaches are such a significant feature. Even as you arrive by sea or by air the islands coastline and its wealth of coves, beaches and crystal clear waters make a lasting impression especially with first time visitor.

Indeed the sea has played a significant role in the history and commercial life of the Island.Together with the Mediterranean Climate the sea still dominates the islands appeal and providesa wealth of opportunities for water sports.

The harbours of Menorca are natural magnets for sailors and water sport enthusiasts. Most harbours offer windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing and maritime excursions, but the effective water sports centre of the Island must be Fornells. This bay is almost totally enclosed and is thus a protected stretch of water. This makes it ideal for all water sorts and all forms of sailing at any level from novice to expert. Fornalls is noted for its access towindsurfing, light sailing, catamaran sailing and water skiing, to mention just a selection of those available to visitors.

To explore Menorca from the sea is a unique experience and will give you access to places of incomparable beauty and inaccessible beaches.

For those of a more relaxed nature there are numerous boat trips available such asthe Catamaran trip around the harbour of Maó. These trips will show you the sights from the small islands of Isla Pinto, Isla del Rei, Isla Plana and Isla del Llatzeret to the forts of Isabel II and Sant Felip and the town of Es Castell.

These type of trips last about an hour and in season the craft depart about every 45 minutes. Similar boat trips can be taken in Cuitadellaat the western end of the island and both harbours also offer longer boat trips from half a day to a whole day at sea. These trips can be on sailing boats or motor boats and for the skilled sailors there is the opportunity to hire a boat and sail yourself.

Cala d’en Bosch, in the south west of the Island, has a marina which offersboat and yacht hire with or without a skipper. Also in Menorca are companies offering sailing courses fora variety of yachting and skippers qualifications.

Diving Centres in Cala Galdana, Cala'n Bosch/Cap d'Artrutxis, s’Algar and Fornells offers a full range of courses, diving trips and equipment for hire. The courses range from try dives for children and adults, through to tricky cave dives and deeper wrecks for more experienced divers. However I am only aware of one diving shop at the resort of Fornells, in the north of the Island. Many of the diving schools do hold training sessions in local hotels as part of diving taster programmes.

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