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But such dreams will not be coming true for 2020 tourists heading to the Spanish islands as local authorities have clamped down on wild high seas partying.

For many, splashing around the Balearic islands goes hand-in-hand with taking the jelly shot-fuelled, jolting dancefloored experience of a boat party – with the promise of a boozed-soaked snog which might blossom into something more back on dry land proving a highlight for many.

Tourists with a love for taking to the water with a banging sound system and flowing boat bars will be in for a surprise as the Spanish Islands reopen for tourism

Party boats have been banned in Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera

Spanish officials are cracking down on boozy boat parties

Sailing across the Mediterranean sea on a Spanish party boat will no longer be possible

Local authorities want to rebrand the Balearic islands as a family friendly holiday destination

The Mediterranean sea will be a lot quieter this summer as party boats have been banned in Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera.

But now that new measures are coming in to place to help combat the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Isles will see boat parties banned completely.

Island leaders had already been drawing up plans to clean up the image of many Balearic hotspots which have become associated with “tourism of excess” with boozy visitors causing chaos in bars and streets in the Spanish sunshine.

The measure is in response to the Spanish government lowering it’s COVID-19 response levels, with the national State of Emergency lowered to allow local regions to exercise control over their own populations again.

In a bulletin published by the Balearic government on Friday, a warning states: “With regard to measures relating to the maritime transport of passengers of a tourist or recreational nature, party boats are prohibited.”

While reports suggest nightclubs will be forced to remain closed for the entirety of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus.

However, some have noted that the bulletin makes no suggestion party boats will ever be allowed to begin again at any future time.

While early closing times are being introduced with bars to shut at 10pm, while a limited number of establishments will be allowed to remain open until 2am.

Strict social distancing rules have also being introduced to restaurants, pubs, beach clubs, dance halls, and cafes.

The Balearic island government had already been cracking down on wild partying before the Covid-19 virus outbreak.

Happy hours, drinks offers, street advertising and pub crawls had all seen a crackdown as the tourist destination tries to rebrand to more family friendly status.

Party boats have been banned in Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera (Image: ExpressStar)

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