If you're looking to party on Ibiza's great beaches or at its famous clubs, you might be able to accomplish both feats in one outing. Ibiza party boats are often where famous DJs throw world-famous parties in some of the island's most iconic spots on the water.
Here's how to get the party boat rental experience you're looking for on a party boat.
Party Boat Rental Varieties
Not all party boat experiences are created equally. Before putting a deposit down for a party boat rental in Ibiza, you should consider which type of experience you're looking for.
A booze cruise provides an all-you-can-drink partying experience for a flat rate. Although the included booze can be a strong selling point, there are a few major drawbacks. The duration and size of the booze cruise are important. If the cruise is too long, the effects of the alcohol can morph the experience. Also, if the booze cruise crams too many partygoers onto its deck, you will be effectively stuck on a boat with a bunch of drunk strangers. It's advisable to book smaller booze cruises and/or a private booze cruise for you and your closest friends. These smaller booze cruises can be perfect for bachelor or birthday parties.
The most common party boat rental in Ibiza is essentially a floating club. Passengers have access to one or more bars on the ship, while a DJ spins for the party. Although tickets for these parties are often the least expensive tickets to purchase, the boats can be crowded. If you're considering booking a spot on a public party boat, it's important to note the size of the ship compared to the number of passengers it holds. Sometimes opting for a smaller boat with fewer passengers can be a better experience. You should also look over their drink menu and pricing, as they can vary wildly from party boat to party boat.
A semi-private boat rental provides a private space for you and your entourage on an otherwise public party cruise. Having a private space can make you and your crew feel like VIP guests. Semi-private party boats normally offer amenities like private bathrooms and bottle service.
A private party boat rental can be the ultimate experience. Although not cheap, you and your friends can charter a boat complete with a DJ, captain, and waitstaff to give you a unique party experience. If you're booking a private party boat, most companies require a hefty non-refundable deposit. If you're booking this type of experience, you want to make sure that you have all of the details of your trip finalized before plopping down your deposit.
Whether you're into dubstep, EDM, or hip-hop, there's a DJ for you in Ibiza. However, it's wise to do a little research before booking a party boat rental specifically for the DJ.
Advertised vs. Actual DJ
Many of the hottest DJs in Ibiza sign exclusive contracts with party boat outfits. Party boat companies advertise these partnerships to lure customers. However, just because the party boat company has an exclusive contract with a DJ doesn't mean they will DJ the party boat you take. Before committing to a party boat for a specific DJ, call the party boat company to make sure they will be your DJ.
Mother Nature is unpredictable. It's advisable to book a party boat rental in Ibiza with a company that offers full refunds. These refunds should include inclement weather clauses, failure for the DJ to show up, and/or if you become ill on the day of the trip.