The Top Water Sports in Magaluf to Try This Summer

Fun activities for adventurous holidays

With its fabulous beach, myriad bars, clubs and restaurants – and guaranteed wonderful weather in summer – it’s no wonder Magaluf is still such a popular destination. What’s the one thing that could make your beach-based getaway even better? Ultra-fun water sports, of course.

  1. When to enjoy water sports in Magaluf?
  2. Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Boating and Beyond
  3. Paddleboarding
  4. Wakeboarding
  5. Scuba diving
  6. Other Water Sports in Mallorca

We’ve curated the best water sports in Magaluf, for beginners and experienced enthusiasts. We’ve got suggestions of where you can book, as well as prices and package details. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-fuelled afternoon, a peaceful dip beneath the waves, or a leisurely moment finding your inner calm, there’s a water sport here to suit you.

1. When to enjoy water sports in Magaluf?

The best time to try water sports in Magaluf is the peak season; late spring, summer and early autumn are all warm and calm in Magaluf, promising dreamy conditions for most water sports. In the right parts of Majorca, the summer season also provides fairly constant thermal breezes to aid wind-based sports. While winter is a wonderful time to visit the island of Mallorca for myriad reasons, it’s not the ideal season to practise water sports. More experienced wind-sports fans might prefer the deserted beaches in winter, giving them more space to kite surf or windsurf, but most of the resorts in Magaluf close for the winter season.

South island: Best for snorkelling, diving, SUP, kayak

North island: Best for windsurfing & kitesurfing

2. Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Boating and Beyond

Parasailing, jet skiing and generally having great fun getting pulled around by a boat are perennially popular in Mallorca. It’s easy to see why – the sports are beginner friendly, requiring no training, qualifications or particular fitness level. You’re also provided with your equipment, buoyancy aids and safety briefing to ensure everything runs smoothly. Funny Beach Water Sports Mallorca are one of the best-known companies on the island, operating right out of the centre of Magaluf beach. They specialise in giving groups and families a whale of a time, offering banana boat rides, the crazy UFO or and the thrilling Sting Ray or Fly Fish experience. You can also enjoy tearing up the waves on a jet ski or feel the adrenaline pump as you soar into the air parasailing. Another infinitely popular activity, now famous in Magaluf, is the Bladerunner. It’s a wild, two-hour jet-boat adventure that’s part-ride, part-excursion. You’ll catapult along the coast to get your adrenaline pumping and stop off at secluded coves and secret caves where you’ll have the opportunity to swim and snorkel, as well as try paddleboarding and the sea scooter. It’s frequently rated as one of the top water sports experiences in Magaluf.

Good to know: You don’t need a licence to jet ski

Blade Runner cost: €70

3. Paddleboarding

Not an adrenaline junkie? Paddleboarding or SUP is one of the most tranquil water sports in Magaluf. It’s quiet, calm and non-polluting, plus it’s incredibly good for your core strength. With such calm seas and fairly predictable weather, Majorca is a dream destination to get into SUP. Magaluf, Palma Nova beach and Playa Son Caliu (the next-door cove) offer ultra-calm conditions with a transparent sea so you can watch the world below as you glide serenely by. At Suping Mallorca, you can rent the equipment by the hour – complete with instructions from a qualified instructor – or, if you’ve tried it and loved it, you can rent for one or multiple days and take your paddleboard to explore other beaches. For an utterly zen experience, companies like Our Yoga Mind offer paddle yoga experiences. You don’t need any experience, simply book and join the yoga class on the water’s surface, teaching you inner calm to the backing track of gentle water. If paddleboarding sounds like hard work, why not try out an electric paddleboard by BlueWay? They’ve been dubbed the electric scooter of the seas, and you can rent them in Palma Nova or Magaluf from Osium. You glide along at speed, with no effort, but it’s still thoroughly ecofriendly. You can rent by the hour, including a free buoyancy aid. Learn when is best to go to Palma Nova here.

Osium electric paddle board: €30/hour

Standard SUP: ~€22/hour

4. Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding is one of the most fun water sports in Magaluf, and Palma Nova marine club is considered one of the best places on the island to experience it. El Spot Wakeboard School offers wakeboarding, wakesurfing and waterskiing lessons with a private instructor in the idyllic waters around the marine club. Kids can even do a full five-day course of lessons to get into wakeboarding at the intensive summer school. You can also book a private, unforgettable experience for a group of friends to enjoy wakeboarding at sunset, for example, including a boat, skipper and instructor, plus all the equipment you need for a one-of-a-kind memory.

Wake lessons: €70/20 minutes

Boat rental with skipper & instructor: €150/hour

5. Scuba diving

For many people, dropping below the waves and witnessing the multicoloured underwater world is a bucket list moment. First-time divers – and qualified ones too – can make this dream come true at PADI-certified institutions in Majorca. Big Blue Diving is one of the best-known companies serving the Magaluf and Palma Nova area, offering boat dives and snorkelling experiences for beginners and experienced divers, as well as courses, including the PADI Open Water qualification. They organise cave and wreck dives for experienced divers, as well as trips to islands and colourful drop-offs teeming with fish and coral. Norway Dive are another PADI-certified company operating out of Magaluf. As well as advanced PADI courses, the company offers fun dives for beginners and snorkelling trips for those who prefer to stay near the surface – it’s ideal if one member of your group wants to dive and the others prefer to stay shallower.

Big Blue Diving: Boat snorkel €49. Beginner from beach €69, from boat €179.

Norway Dive: Boat snorkel €35. Discover Scuba course €105/4 hours.

6. Other Water Sports in Mallorca

Wind sports like wind surfing and surfing aren’t immensely popular in Majorca because the wind conditions aren’t usually optimal. In the south, in places like Magaluf, the calm seas are ideal for paddleboarding, snorkelling and jet skiing, but they aren’t as good for wind sports. If you do want to try some though, head for the north of the island – near Alcudia – to find locations offering wind surfing, kite surfing and occasionally surfing. Santa Ponsa (a very short drive from Magaluf) is your closest location to try your hand at windsurfing, as well as kayaking and sailing, during the summer season. In the island’s north, in Pollenca and Can Picafort, you can also experience Coasteering. This lesser-known adventure sport involves traversing cliff routes led by an instructor, alternating between climbing, or scrambling up rock and abseiling down cliffs, clad in a wetsuit, and swimming, jumping and even snorkelling.

Coasteering: €55 for ~ 3 hours

Kitesurfing/windsurfing Alcudia area: ~€65/hour or €25/30 mins

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