All about Marbella
Set to the backdrop of the Sierra Blanca Mountains, Marbella is renowned for being a playground for the rich and famous. Combine the mediterranean climate with 27 km of blissful beaches, hotels, restaurants and shops and it’s easy to understand why so many are seduced by Marbella’s exotic charm.
Boat Rentals in Marbella for Fun and Adventure
When you choose to rent a boat in Marbella for a week or just a few days, you'll find plenty of options to keep you busy. To make sure you never get bored sailing around the Costa del Sol, here are a few recommendations for boat parties in Marbella.
Marbella's Harbours and Ports
Not only do we offer boat rentals in Puerto Deportivo de Marbella, the most central port found directly on the seafront promenade, but also in surrounding ports in the area.
Working from the west to east of the southern coast, Puerto Pesquero de Estepona has berths for 447 boats up to 35m length. The facilities here are high-quality including wifi, water, electricity at all berths and a toilet/shower block. Other requests can be made with the staff who are very accommodating.
Continuing east, Puerto José Banús is the marina of all marinas boasting 915 berths, some of which hold multiple of the world’s rich and famous’ boats—not to mention the King of Saudi Arabia’s.
As mentioned above, the central harbour of Marbella is Puerto Deportivo de Marbella. An excellent location to start and/or end your boat rental with plenty of berths available (337).
Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola is to the east of Marbella, holding 226 berths. The harbor services here are exactly what you would hope with electricity, water and wifi available.
Organising a boat party in Marbella
Boat trips around Marbella make a great choice for birthdays, hen or stag parties, or any other celebration. If you and your friends are hoping to have a carefree time out at sea, it's a good idea to rent a boat with a skipper. This way, you can focus on fun, while an experienced professional takes care of the sailing side of things.
Unforgettable ideas for daytime boat trips in Marbella
To turn your Marbella boat charter into an open-water party by day, look for fun activities to keep the whole group entertained. Snorkelling, jet skiing, or enjoying banana boats and lilos are a great way to make the most of the beautiful Mediterranean weather. For more organised fun, ask your skipper to set sail for areas with dolphin watching. Striped and bottlenose dolphins are both common in the waters around Marbella, and they're a delight to see in their natural habitat.
Climate in Marbella
By June in Marbella, temperatures reach 20°C and above as the summer season continues, with July typically being the hottest month. The temperature usually doesn’t fall below 20°C until October (sometimes even November), which makes it the perfect end-of-season escape for those in denial of autumn’s arrival. However, November is averaged as Marbella’s wettest month.
Navigation Routes around Marbella
Depending on your point of arrival, you may choose to rent one of our boats from another location and sail to Marbella. However, if you wish to start in Marbella, we suggest flying into Malaga and picking up your boat rental from the nearest port, Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola, and sailing west along the South Coast. This route is practical for those short for time, all the while allowing you to explore the Costa de Sol region to the maximum.
The good news is that Nautal not only offers boats in Marbella’s central harbour, Puerto Deportivo de Marbella, but also in Puerto José Banús and Puerto Pesquero de Estepona. The bad news is that this means you have even more choice as to where to start your charter!
What to do in Marbella
Whether you have come to sizzle in the sun, sip a cocktail in the shade or shop till you drop, Marbella provides for all audiences. Boutiques, bars and bistros layer the waterfront and spread further inland behind Marbella’s distinguished, high-class harbour. The shopping is boundless with markets lining the streets during the high season. Estepona holds a street market weekly on a Sunday, a popular affair with both locals and tourists. You can rest assured that you’ll never go hungry as the never-ending buzz of restaurants and cafes here endeavour to tickle all taste buds.
Fuengirola is a town along the east coast known for its beaches and medieval castle overlooking the coast. Within 15 minute’s walk of the harbour you can reach the Bioparc, an animal park (awarded certificate of excellence by tripadvisor) which sets the European bar high on the preservation of animal species and respect for nature and wildlife.
What to do on your rented boat in Marbella when the sun goes down
Of course, you might want to drop anchor and head to one of the fabulous nightclubs that Marbella is famous for. They attract the rich and famous from around Spain and beyond. If you'd rather not go to the pricier bars in Puerto Banus, set sail for Estepona, where you'll generally pay a bit less for your night time entertainment.
How to get to Marbella
If flying, the nearest airport is Malaga Airport (AGP). The airport has three terminals and direct flights to most popular locations in Europe. You can get to Marbella directly from the airport by bus. The journey costs about €7 and takes approx. 45 minutes. Alternatively, you can get a taxi for €40-50.