Catamaran excursions in Malaga, dolphin sighting and ferry trips

I had to rewrite this blog post because of the missing ferry from Malaga to Marbella (watertaxi was its name), not available anymore. While doing a little research I found a ferry that connects Fuengirola and Benalmadena and also found interesting catamaran excursions from Malaga.

I think many of you who are looking for a boat trip from the Port of Malaga might like it, so I will share all the information I have gathered.

Remember to be prepared for the occasion. If you go in winter, it’s best to wear warm clothes, but in summer you can’t forget your bathing suit, towel and a good protective lotion for the sun. Depending on the type of excursion you choose, the date and the state of the sea, the captain will allow you to stop for a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean.

Catamaran excursion from the Port of Malaga

If you are looking for a boat trip or a catamaran excursion from the Port of Malaga continue reading. All the timetable information has been kindly provided to me after contacting them, their response was very quick.

Boat trips from Malaga

The company Mundo Marino offers you a catamaran with a capacity of up to 100 people from the Bay of Malaga with trips of 1 to 3 hours, depending on whether we choose the excursion to see the sunset or with barbecue on board. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Sunset from the sea

If you are interested in the option of watching a sunset from the sea you are lucky, there is availability throughout most of the year but it is better to make sure of the weather. You can’t miss the included glass of champagne to enjoy a romantic sunset.

The duration is 1 hour and a half, the catamaran leaves every day of the week. Don’t forget to take some nice pictures and share them with us 😉

  • 15 January to 11 February: 5:30 pm.
  • 12 February to 24 March: 6:00 pm.
  • March 25th to April 30th: 7:30pm
  • 1 May to 31 August: 8:00 pm.
  • September: 7:30 pm.
  • 1 to 27 October: 6:30 pm.
  • 28 October to 9 December: 5pm

Prices

  • Adults: 15€
  • Between 11 and 17 years and over 60 years: €12
  • Children from 4 to 10 years old: 10€
  • Infants from 0 to 3 years old: Free of charge

Catamaran trip around the Bay of Malaga

Sailing close to the coast from where you can enjoy the views of the Bay of Malaga for 1 hour.

  • Available all year round from 11:30 am. to 6:00 pm. Depending on the month the timetable and days could change, so better to contact them.

Prices

  • Adults: 12€
  • Between 11 and 17 years or over 60 years: €10
  • Children from 4 to 10 years: 8€
  • Infants from 0 to 3 years: Free of charge

Catamaran tour with ocean bathing

This tour is ideal if you want to see the bay of Malaga and enjoy a refreshing swim at sea. Of course, it is recommended to bring your bathing clothes with you. Don’t forget the towel, sunscreen and comfortable clothes, the diving goggles are provided with a deposit of 10€.

Schedules

  • May
    Monday to Friday at 12:00 noon and 5:30 pm. – Sunday at 5:30 pm.
  • From 1 June to 1 September
    Monday to Thursday at 12:00 noon and 5:30 p.m. – Friday and Sunday at 5:30 pm.
  • From 2 to 30 September
    Monday to Friday at 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm – Sundays at 5:30 pm.

Prices

  • Adults: 15€
  • Between 11 and 17 years or over 60 years: €12
  • Children from 4 to 10 years: 10€
  • Infants from 0 to 3 years: Free of charge

Barbecue on the sea

If you feel like eating on board a catamaran in addition to a bath, you will like this option. It is a 3 hour excursion where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the coast, a swim in the sea and a barbecue with drink included.

Lunch includes mixed salad, barbecue meat, chicken breast and pork fillet, bread, seasonal fruit and a beer, sangria or soft drink.

Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen. The diving goggles are provided with a deposit of 10€.

  • May: Sundays at 12:00 pm
  • From June to September 1: Friday and Sunday at 12:00 pm
  • From 2 to 30 September: Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 pm

Prices

  • Adults: 38€
  • Between 11 and 17 years or over 60 years: €30
  • Children from 4 to 10 years: 22€
  • Infants from 0 to 3 years: Free of charge

*All prices and times are for 2018, in further years they may change.

More information and reservations at: https://www.mundomarino.es/puerto-de-malaga/?lang=en

Other boat trips from Benalmadena and Fuengirola

The company Costasol Cruceros offers different options for boat trips from Benalmadena and Fuengirola. You can even go on a dolphin watching trip. Want to know more?

Ferry between Benalmadena y Fuengirola

1 April to 31 October there are 4 daily departures:

  • Puerto Marina, Benalmádena at 10:30, 12:30, 2:30 and 4:45 pm
  • Fuengirola Marina at 11:30, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:45 pm (last ferry is one way)

1 November to 31 March there are 3 departures every Tuesday and Saturday:

  • Puerto Marina, Benalmádena at 10:30, 12:30, 2:30 pm
  • Fuengirola Marina at 11:30, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm (last ferry is one way)

Price of the ferry between Fuengirola and Benalmadena

  • Adults: 15€ or 10€ one way
  • Children from 4 to 11 years: 9€ or 6€ one way
  • Babies up to 4 years: Free of charge

Ferry between Benalmadena and Fuengirola

This 2 hour trip (round trip) will allow you to get to know 2 of the main towns on the Costa del Sol. To do this you can combine the timetables in the most comfortable way for you to return.

Dolphin Sighting Cruise from Benalmadena

This 2-hour dolphin hike will also allow you to take a swim in the Mediterranean sea if the weather permits. The excursion includes navigation in front of the coast of Torremolinos.

From 15 May to 31 October there are 3 daily departures:

  • 10:30, 12:30 and  3:00 pm, except on Saturdays when there is only one at 10:30 am

From 31 October to May on Thursdays at 12.30 pm.

It is not guaranteed to see a dolphin although it is quite likely (76% chance). If you don’t see any of them, they offer a 50% discount on your next one-year trip. I’ve been out on a boat before and have always seen a group of dolphins playing with the wake.

Boat trip along the coast

An enjoyable boat trip from Puerto Marina in Benalmadena from where you will be able to see the Malaga and Sierra Nevada Mountains if the day allows it. During the summer season there is a stop for a swim in the sea.

  • 1 April to 31 October daily departures at 5pm
  • October 31st to March 31st on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 12:30pm

More information and prices at: http://www.costasolcruceros.com/english/

If you prefer to rent a private boat you can also do it. Due to the high prices I am not going to go deeper into this alternative, but I wanted to tell you that they offer the possibility. If you need more information just ask.

If what you need is a vehicle to enjoy this and many other activities in Malaga, you can have a look at our transport guide in Malaga or rent a car.

Raúl G.T

Developer and content editor at Malagaweb.com
Travel blogger, web developer and content editor. Author of many of the travel guides and tips available online about Andalucia, Malaga and Spain.
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4 thoughts on “Catamaran excursions in Malaga, dolphin sighting and ferry trips”

  1. Hello,
    Looks like prices are not available online, you can contact them directly, the company operating the taxis is Yachting Perfection.

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