About ‘Once Upon a Boat’

The idea for ‘Once Upon a Boat’ arose in the summer of 2014. A shared love for the sea, Ibiza and a sense of freedom made Hugo and me (Marlot) decide live on a classic yacht.

The fact that we had only been together for three months and that I had never sailed before, did not spoil the fun. Sometimes life just asks you to take a leap of faith… Together we decided to embark on an adventure of a lifetime!

And so we did… Under the name ‘Once Upon a Boat’ we started organizing sailing trips. Since then I have not only learned how to sail, but there has also been many happy memories created on our tours. The sea gives us the ultimate feeling of freedom. For us, nothing beats the feeling of hoisting the sails and to let the wind carry you on the waves.

The ‘Once Upon a Boat’ family has now expanded with a few unique sailing boats in Ibiza and also on Mallorca. All our skippers sail their own ship and they do personally ensure that everyone has an unforgettable day out at sea.

Once on board, there is time to enjoy the scenery, have a drink, catch some sun and enjoy the feeling of being at sea. We hope that everyone feels like home with us on the boat. With friends or family aboard you get the chance to spend time with each other and be completely ‘off the radar’ for a day.

Always be yourselfunless you can be a pirateThen always be a pirate.”

Boat Ibiza Formentera

Sailor Marlot

Marlot – Founder

Making your booking you will be in contact with Marlot. Anthropologist with a love for foreign cultures and southern realms. Born in Holland, but did previously learn Spanish in Andalusia and worked in Costa Rica for a travel agency.

In order to finish university in Holland she decided to come to Ibiza and write her thesis about sustainable tourism. Ever since she is hooked to a life in the Spanish sun.

Sailboat skipper

Norbert – Captain

Norbert is originally from Germany, but his open and friendly character suits Ibiza really well. He can call the island home for many years now and has completely mastered the Spanish language and culture.

Norbert is happy to tell you about the ins and outs of owning a traditional sailing yacht. His hospitality and sociability will make you feel very welcome guest on his boat.

Sailing Ibiza Formentera

Gonzalo – Captain