Boat Cruise from Marbella to Puerto Banus
Take the Fly Blue catamaran and cruise from the Marbella port to Puerto Banus. It takes about 20 minutes and gives brilliant views of the Golden Mile coastline. Step straight off your boat from Marbella right into the heart of Puerto Banus. Reverse direction also possible.
Start Point: Get your tickets at the entrance to the Puerto Deportivo in Marbella from the little stand on the pavement. The boat leaves from the outer wall of the port. In Puerto Banus you get your ticket on the boat right outside the Red Pepper restaurant.
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Here's the timetable of sailings
From Marbella Puerto Deportivo the Sky Blue catamaran leaves at 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.30, 16.00, 17.30 and 18.30.
From Puerto Banus the Sky Blue catamaran leaves at 11.30, 12.30, 14.00, 15.30, 17.00, 18.00 and 19.00.
During July and August there are two extra sailings, from Marbella Puerto Deportivo to Puerto Banus at 22.30 and 18.30 and from Puerto Banus to the Puerto Deportivo in Marbella, at 22.00 and 23.00.
Weather permitting and times may change, so phone + 34 663 827 986 for information before you sail if in doubt.
Current Price: Adults 15 euros return and 8 euros one way. Children 8 euros return and 5 euros one way.
The views from the outer wall of the harbour are superb. You will see the Playa de la Fontanilla (Fontanilla Beach), the lighthouse and the dramatic back drop to Marbella provided by the La Concha moutain. Look out for the ginger cats.
Cruise along the Golden Mile coastline and see if you can spot the millionaires homes. You may even see our apartments amongst the greenery close to the beach.
You will arrive at the focal point of Puerto Banus - the marina. It has berths for 915 boats, including those of the King of Saudi Arabia and several of the world's wealthiest individuals. The boat weaves its way past these stunning yatchs. When I asked one of the deckhands when the boat would be sailing, he replied, "We don't have a schedule". They just come and go as they please.
Puerto banus is a great place for people and super-car watching with a backdrop of super-yatchs. Sit in one of the bars on the harbourside and just watch those beautiful people, not to mention the Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Ferraris, Aston Martins and Porsches go by. Behind the harbour lie streets filled with bars, boutiques and nightclubs.
Getting There from our apartment
From the bus stop outside our apartment (other side of road), catch any bus to town centre - 5 minutes - ask for Puerto Deportivo or just walk downhill towards the sea. Or catch the L1 bus (this side of road) to Puerto Banus. Get off in Puerto Banus when you see the sea and walk to the harbour area.
To return to our apartment from Puerto Banus, catch the L1 bus from the bus stop inside the garage on the west side of the Hipercor shopping centre located inside El Corte Ingles. Get off outside our apartment at the 'La Carolina' stop. Ask driver for help if you don't know where the stop is, or you may end up back in Marbella town centre.
Have a nice Day
Another great trip from our apartment in Marbella