Boat rental in Ibiza without a license

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Why rent a boat without a license?

Getting a boat rental in Ibiza without a license is one of the best ways to enjoy this beautiful Mediterranean island. The many advantages of this type of boat rental are making it more popular each year, and with extremely affordable prices, it’s something anyone can take part in, especially if you’re travelling in a group.

With a boat rental without a license, you can enjoy many hours on the sea, with all the amenities you need on board, exploring the Ibizan coast and visiting its beaches and coves. All at your own pace and under your own steam: with no need for a skipper or guide, you can stop whenever you fancy, creating the trip that best suits you.

With the boat rental without a license we offer at Open Boats, you’ll enjoy a unique experience at sea in complete safety and comfort, seeing for yourself how easy it is to pilot our boats and become captain for a day: with no stress, no rush, and total privacy and freedom.


What do our boat rentals without a license in Ibiza include?

Our boat rentals without a license include a whole host of options to enhance your experience: you can listen to music on the mp3 radio you’ll find on board, sunbathe on the bow of the boat, or watch the sunset from the sea if you book for the afternoon… And all for a very reasonable price.

We also offer you a food and drink service on board to put the finishing touch to your day at sea, and offer a full experience on the boat, giving you the option of renting snorkelling equipment, as well as inflatable lilos and water toys.

Do you want to have an unforgettable day as a family, knowing your kids will have the best time ever? Our boat rentals without a license are completely safe for children, and we have life jackets for all ages: even one-year-olds!

You can hire our boats between April 1 and October 15 for the morning or afternoon, or you can also book a whole day (from 11:00 a.m. to sunset). Although you can find our boat rentals without a license on other websites, remember that at Open Boats, we are the owners of the boats, so you’ll find the best prices on our website: free of middlemen and extra fees.


What are the requirements for a boat rental without a license?

For boat rentals without a license, you must be 18 years old or over, and the group must be no bigger than 5 or 6 people (depending on the size of the boat you hire). It doesn’t matter if you have no experience of piloting boats: all our boats are completely safe and designed for anyone to be able to use them. We’re sorry to say that pets are not allowed.

Before you take to the sea, we will give you some basic guidance on boat handling and safety to make sure you soon feel comfortable piloting the boat. We’ll also let you know about the routes that you can take without a license, starting from San Antonio harbour, where Open Boats is based.

To rent a boat in Ibiza with us, you’ll need to make your booking on our website, by making a 30% payment. You’ll pay the remaining 70% at the harbour on the day, just before picking up your boat. You can change the date at no cost, and if you can’t take the boat out on your chosen day because of bad weather or a rough sea, don’t worry we’ll find another day that suits you, and if that’s not possible, we’ll refund 100% of your money. That’s our promise.

To confirm the rental, you’ll need to leave a security deposit that we will return once you return the boat to the harbour. Remember that fuel is not included in the rental price and is paid for separately: but don’t worry, our boats without a license consume no more than 15-20 litres over a half-day trip.


What boats can I hire without a license in Ibiza?

At Open Boats, we offer two main options for boat rental without a license in San Antonio (Ibiza): the Bayliner Element (for a maximum of 5 people) and the Selva D470 (for a maximum of 6 people). The Bayliner Element is a deck boat and the Selva D470 is a semi-rigid boat, each with its own characteristics. They don’t require any type of qualification or license and can be used without a skipper.

The boat rentals in Ibiza without a license that we offer at Open Boats include all the amenities and safety measures you need for a comfortable, risk-free experience on the sea, so you can set out with complete confidence, even if it’s your first time piloting a boat. Before leaving the harbour, we give you boat navigation and safety recommendations that you should follow to avoid any problems, as well as information about the various trips and routes you can take from our base in Sant Antoni de Portmany harbour.


Frequent questions:

Do you need to have experience to rent a boat without a license?

No. Our boats are safe and designed so that any adult can handle them, even without prior experience.

How much does boat rental without a license in Ibiza cost?

The price depends on the type of boat and rental time, but you can rent a boat without a license from €160 / day.

What can I do in a boat without a skipper?

You can travel around the coast and visit the beaches, sunbathe on the deck, listen to music on board, eat and drink on the boat, relax in the water – swimming, snorkelling, using inflatables – or watch the sunset from the sea…

Which parts of Ibiza can I visit in a boat without a license?

You can explore the island’s south-west coast. Before you leave, we’ll give you a map showing the routes you can take.

How many people can travel in a boat without a license?

5 or 6 in total, depending on the boat.

What safety precautions should I take before setting out in a boat without a license?

Most importantly, please listen carefully to our safety instructions. We strictly advise against consuming alcohol before piloting the boat.

Can I take a boat out at night?

For safety reasons, we only offer the option of using the boats during the daytime. The rental finishes after sunset.

What happens if there is bad weather on the day I have booked?

If bad weather or a rough sea mean that it is not recommendable to take boats out, we will change your booking to another day at no extra cost. If it is not possible to find another date, we will refund 100% of the money.

What precautions should I take to prevent falls from the boat?

Sit in a stable position while piloting the boat, don’t run around the deck, and walk with your body leaning towards the centre of the boat. However, the risk of falls is minimal in boats without a license, given their low speed.

What is the minimum safe distance from other boats?

The minimum distance that should be kept from other boats, buoys, signage, etc., is 50 metres.

Can I travel out to the open sea?

No. This type of boat is not designed to travel on the open sea, or to cover long distances. Please ensure that you follow our recommendations, and the routes that we provide you.

What do I do if somebody falls into the water?

Shout “man overboard!”, stop the boat moving immediately and throw the person a life jacket, preferably tied to a rope. Never leave the boat to rescue somebody if nobody else would be left on board.

How can I book a boat rental without a license with Open Boats?

You can book easily on our website, by paying 30% of the total price to reserve the rental.

How long does the experience last?

The total time depends on whether you rent the boat for the morning, afternoon, or a full day. The minimum duration is 4 hours.

What should I do if I have a problem or emergency at sea?

Before setting out with the boat, we will give you safety instructions. In the event of an emergency, you can contact us on the telephone numbers we will provide you, or you can also call 112 (emergency number, available even without phone signal).

Do you have to be an adult to rent and pilot a boat without a license in Ibiza?

Yes. As stipulated by law, you must be at least 18 years of age to pilot a boat without a license.

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