Kayak Tour Around Menorca

The round trip to Menorca by sea kayak can be done in 8 days with two daily stages: one in the morning, before the sun gets too strong and the other in the afternoon, when the sun starts to go down but you still have 3 hours of daylight left. In total you will cover about 225 km of coastline, depending on how winding your route is. However, the kayak trip around Menorca should be seen as a journey where the main objective is the journey, discovering all the corners that you will find, without being obsessed with completing it. The physical condition of each person and the state of the sea can make us change our plans.

The best time of year to kayak around Menorca is summer, as the days are longer, the weather and the sea conditions are good and the tourist resorts will allow us to buy food and water along the way. On the other hand, we must bear in mind that you will find the beaches very busy and the sea full of boats that, like us, enjoy a holiday in Minorca. June and September are months with good weather conditions and less frequent beaches.
Eating and sleeping during the kayak tour of Menorca
The proposed stages are designed so that you can stop at midday at points with services where you can buy provisions and spend most of the nights on virgin beaches where no one will bother you. Remember to take advantage of the stops in places with coverage to make the daily security call with your control contact on land.

kayak tour around menorca
Kayak Around Menorca

Bear in mind that in Menorca it is practically impossible to find natural water sources and, if you do find them, it is not reliable that the water is drinkable. It is best to buy 1.5 or 2 litre bottles as, unlike 5 or more litre bottles, they fit easily into any kayak compartment.

Sleeping on the beaches of Menorca is something that must be done with respect for the environment and with great care, as camping is not allowed. The best thing to do is to set up an awning to avoid humidity when it gets dark and to take it down when the sun goes down. If there is a pine forest in the vicinity of the beach where you can stay discreetly and in shelter, so much the better.

When you leave the beach, if there are no containers, take your rubbish with you to throw it away at the next stop where you can do so.

If you don’t have enough time to go around menorca by kayak, menorca offers other activities that can be done in one day, like sunset trip in a catamaran or a excursion in Catamaran/Sailboat Menorca.

Kayak Around MenorcaTechnical data


Distance: 92 nautical miles (170 Km.)
Difficulty: Medium – High (not for beginners)

Possible stages Kayak Around Menorca

You only have to take into account that the distances to be covered each day are similar and that you can camp on the arrival beach. If you don’t dare, you can only choose to do the tour with a group and monitors. You will find many guided excursion companies that provide this service. For example, Menorca by kayak or Kayaking Costa Brava.

1st Stage: Ciutadella – Algaiarens.
2nd Stage: Algaiarens – Cala Pregonda.
3rd stage: Cala Pregonda – Fornells.
4th stage: Fornells – S’Arenal de Montgofre.
5th Stage: S’Arenal de Montgofre – Caló des Rafalet.
6th Stage: Caló des Rafalet – Cala Biniparraitx.
7th Stage: Cala Biniparraitx – Cala Travalúger.
8th Stage: Cala Travalúger – Cala Turqueta.
9th Stage: Cala Turqueta – Ciutadella.


Each stage is approximately 20 km long and this is just one of the many route options you can design. However, it is good to know that the north of the island usually has strong tramontana winds and it is a good idea to take advantage of the good weather conditions (if that is the case) on the day of departure to get through the most complicated stage without any problems. Then, enjoy the ride.

Possible stages
You only have to take into account that the distances to be covered each day are similar and that you can camp on the arrival beach. If you don’t dare, you can only choose to do the tour with a group and monitors. You will find many guided excursion companies that provide this service. For example, Menorca by kayak or Kayaking Costa Brava.

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