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Self Drive Boat Hire

Self drive boat hire is a pleasant way to spend time on the water during a holiday in Cartagena. Indeed, a holiday along Spain's sunny coast just wouldn't be complete without trying out a few water activities. These are found in abundance on the Costa Calida and neighbouring Costa Blanca. However, water activities that require the use of any watercraft such as boats or jet skis are highly restricted in central Cartagena. This is especially true for boats piloted by unqualified persons such as self drive boat hire. The reason for this is Cartagena's deep water port. The port is busy and not only has an important naval base, but also accommodates visiting cruise ships.

Self Drive Boat Hire

All is not lost though as self drive boat hire is available in nearby Puerto de Mazarrón. Boats of a certain size and engine capacity can legally be piloted by persons with no sailing qualification as long as they're sticking to a certain distance from shore. During the summer months in Puerto de Mazarrón, Nora Nautic set up their operation on El Almillo Beach. From here they offer several water activities. These include flyboarding, jet ski hire, jet ski guided tours and self drive boats.

Boat Hire Equipment & Itinerary

Self drive boat hire is offered in easy to handle Quasar Yamaha 13LX ridged hull boats. The boats are powered by 13.5HP Yamaha engines. These have a capacity for a pilot and 3 passengers, and feature a welcoming shade awning. With Nora Nautic you can choose to hire a boat from 1 hour to a full day. Prices are reasonable, especially when split between the max capacity of 4 people. Boat engines consume a lot of fuel and it's always that one ‘bad apple that spoils the cart'. Nora Nautic have experienced this with some people continuously running their boat on full speed for the duration of their hire period. Due to this, fuel cost is not included in the 4 hour and full day hire.

White Water Rafting

White water rafting is a thrilling way to spend a day out during a holiday in Cartagena. This old Roman city offers many interesting tourist attractions, fun activities, nearby beaches and lively entertainment venues.
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