Among pirates and dolphins, the secrets of the cliffs - Royaldelux

Among pirates and dolphins, the secrets of the cliffs

Discovering the Mediterranean coast

Experience the beauty of the Serra Gelada terrestrial marine Natural Reserve, nestled between Benidorm, l’Alfàs del Pi, and Altea, in a way that can only be truly appreciated from the sea. Join forces with Oxytours and Rumboaltea Charter for an unforgettable guided sailboat pirate tour, where you can immerse yourself in this one-of-a-kind adventure.

Starting from Altea, our journey takes us to the magnificent cliffs of the Serra Gelada, where we will encounter a rich variety of flora and fauna. Prepare to be amazed by the highest fossil dune in Europe and witness the abundant presence of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), making this region a haven for these majestic creatures. Additionally, we will discover the remarkable marine plant known as Posidonia oceanica, adding to the wonders of this marine paradise.

Embark on an unforgettable sailboat journey that immerses you in the captivating history of piracy along the Mediterranean coast. Unveil the horrifying stories of the Berber pirates whose ruthless attacks plagued coastal communities for more than three centuries, tracing their origins back to the 16th century. Our expedition will take you along the enchanting cliffs and hidden coves of the Serra Gelada nature reserve. It displays a sanctuary that once harbored these notorious criminals: thieves, rapists, and kidnappers, who established their nefarious bases in Benidorm, Altea, and other coastal towns along the Alicante shoreline.


We also have the incredible opportunity to explore the mesmerizing marine birdlife of Altea and Benidorm. Depending on the time of year, it is possible to encounter a diverse array of protected species. These species you may encounter can be the Balearic searwather (Puffinus mauretanicus), the Mediterranean searwather (Calonectris diomedea), the European storm-petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus), the Audouin’s Gull (Ichthyaetus audouinii), the Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), and the Northern gannet (Morus bassanus).

Our offer

We offer you the unique opportunity to embark on a remarkable journey aboard a magnificent sailboat. There, you get the chance to uncover the hidden wonders of the breathtaking cliffs and indulge in the blissful surroundings for an unforgettable experience. This fantastic experience cannot be achieved any other way. Furthermore, we are pleased to offer transportation to and from your accommodation if needed. Moreover, we provide the option to savor a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant, available at an extra cost.

Without a doubt, the best way to discover the Costa Blanca.


  • 10:00 Start of the guided marine route from the harbor of Altea
  • 11:30 Break for a snack on board and swim
  • 14:00 Return to the harbor



  • Exclusive rent of sailboat with skipper service
  • Full guide service throughout. Expert guides on environmental and cultural heritage of the Costa Blanca
  • Insurance
  • Mid morning snack with traditional products (artisan cheese, cold meats, cocas a la pala, fruit) and Alicante’s wine

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