Cabrera is a small island next to Mallorca. Uninhabited and full of history, rent a boat in Mallorca and visit this pearl of Mediterranean. Declared nature preserve in 1991, you will feel like a real explorer.
With over 450 species of plants and 150 species of birds, Cabrera is truly a jewel of nature. Here you can find some practical information about Cabrera.
You can book a tourist boats from Colònia de Sant Jordi and Portopetro. If you rent a boat in Mallorca, you can leave from anywhere in the south or southwest of the island.
Here is an example of boats to hire from Cala d´Or. On the road, if you are lucky you will see seagulls and dolphins!
There are many small islands close by. You will pass Na Foradara and admire its lighthouse as well as 6 other islands: S'Illot Pla, Na Pobra, Na Plana, L'Esponja, Conills, the second largest island in the archipelago and Na Redona.
As it is a nature preserve, you will need an authorisation to go on the island. If you are with a group travel from Mallorca, everything should be fine. However, be careful because the island has a restriction of 200 people per day, 300 in august. With your boat rental, you need to contact the ICONA (Instituto Nacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza), located in Palma.
The island is protected. It is forbidden to fish or bring back animals. Some areas are also forbidden. To dive, you can go in the bays Cala Galiota and Es Dimoni.
To anchor your boat, it is only possible in the port of Cabrera, in the north of the island. You can find the port by looking for the Cape Llebeig lighthouse. Be careful as the island only allows 50 visitors per day in the port. We recommend you to bring food as the island does not have any restaurants, only a small canteen.
The first thing to do when you arrive is visit the natural port. As it only allows a limited amount of boats, it kept its beauty and authenticity.
After that, you have to go to the castle. Originally a defence point against pirates in the 14th century, you can nowadays visit it and learn how it became a prison for French soldiers during the war against Napoleon.
The most incredible experience in Cabrera is the view over the Crystalline Mediterranean all over the island. Don’t miss Cova Blava, the blue cave, next to Cala Gandulf which offers incredible light reflections inside. Take your boat to go there as it is the only way to reach it.
Last thing, swim in the incredible Mediterranean water and maybe eat some snacks before returning to Mallorca.
Rent a boat in Mallorca to admire Cabrera beauty!
Cabrera is located just 11 miles off the southern coast of Mallorca. Come discover the 450 species of plants and 150 species of birds.
Don’t wait and visit this pearl of the ocean!
Contact us and we will be glad to help you find the perfect boat for your trip.