Smart Charter Ibiza Takes Aquatic Fun To The Next Level

Posted on May 14, 2018

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

Just when we thought we had somewhat got the hang of the glorious experience that is exploring the Balearic islands by boat, the Smart Charter Ibiza crew comes along and blows our minds with a whole new array of glamorous vessels and water toys! On a sensationally sunny Sunday, we joined island’s biggest yacht and boat hire company on their annual Partner’s Day to check out what’s new for the 2018 season – and boy, did they show us.

First of all, it needs to be said that even the classic experience of picking out one of the company’s vast selection of beautiful boats – which, since Smart Charter Ibiza merged with international online rental company Boatsetter earlier this year, is even easier – and gliding across the crystal waters surrounding Ibiza and Formentera is nothing short of spectacular. So when you add to that the vast array of fun and fierce water toys from which you can choose to ‘beef up’ your charter, we’re talking next-level EPIC.

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

Setting off with a fleet of more than ten yachts and speedboats – the floating palace that is the Sunseeker Predator Just Smile leading the way – with the wind in our hair and the sun kissing our faces we felt positively giddy as we floated past the iconic silhouette of Dalt Vila and out onto the open sea. Flying across the waves, we passed the bays of Talamanca and Cala Llonga with much excitement and waving at the passengers in the other Smart Charter Ibiza vessels, a crisp glass of cava in hand and phones out to capture every moment.

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

Eventually, we threw anchor just off the coast of Sol d’en Serra, home to the famous Amante Ibiza seaside restaurant. With all the gleaming yachts moored alongside each other, we were given captain’s orders to boat-hop and mingle, before trying out the water toys. Of course, it wouldn’t be Ibiza if there wasn’t music involved, and the arrival of the ‘sound boat’ – yes, you read that right – kitted out with a state-of-the-art sound system and island-favourite daZZla on the decks caused much excitement. Playing the finest in uplifting and soulful classics, as well as sun-drenched deep house, the master mixer had us up on our feet and dancing on our floating dancefloor in no time.

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

The first of a spectacular Flyboard presentation marked the official invite to get off our comfy lounging spots and get involved in the action, trying out all the latest gadgets to hit the dazzling waters with. A daredevil acrobat launched himself out of the waves and into the blue skies, dipping and diving back into the sea, spinning around himself and generally causing our jaws to drop, before rushing off to put our names down for a try. Those who weren’t feeling quite so confident had the opportunity to try something a little less adrenalin-fuelled, including trendy Stand-Up Paddle Boards to nifty Seabobs and, of course, a lightning speed Jet Ski ride. There was even a short surfboard style constructing that, lifted above the sea by a water jet, was flying through the air like the ‘Hoverboard’ from Back To The Future we all coveted as kids!

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

The Smart Charter Ibiza crew kept us not only expertly entertained, but also looked after our wellbeing out at sea, making sure we always had plenty of water, fresh fruit and hearty sandwiches to keep refreshed. As we danced into the golden glow of magic hour, Ibiza Global Radio took over the decks, keeping the energy sky-high. Saxophone player Anastasia joined the music-fuelled fun, adding her vibrant live sound to the beats coming from the sound system, the epitome of a heady Ibiza experience.

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

Just when we thought we had seen it all, our friend on the Flyboard reappeared and lifted up the beautiful saxophonist before setting off into the sky with her. Never missing a beat, Anastasia kept playing note-perfect until she was safely dropped off again. To top off an already ridiculously fabulous day, the stuntman proceeded to refill our glasses with a luxurious 24k Gold champagne, which enticingly glittered in the setting sun.

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal

All good things must come to an end, eventually, and so after a spectacular day out with Smart Charter Ibiza, we reluctantly agreed to let our captains deliver us safely back to Ibiza Town. But not before one last surprise! Manoeuvring all the boats into position, the fleet set off at the exact same time to return to harbour in a synchronised formation that looked simply majestic as the vessels flew across the waves. Looking across the blue canvas of the sea to the other yachts, there were smiling facing and people dancing along to their own on-board soundtrack right until the last minute – yet another day courtesy of Smart Charter Ibiza and Boatsetter we won’t forget in a hurry!

Further Information & Bookings
t: +34 661 690 651
w: www.smartcharteribiza.com
w: www.boatsetter.com

smart charter by la skimal

smart charter by la skimal