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Boat charter Mallorca
Off the coast of Spain, the Balearic Islands’ archipelago includes Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera. They are islands perfect for water sports fans, nature lovers and those seeking to relax on the beach.
From our base at Marina Naviera Balear in Palma de Mallorca, you can explore nearly 300 beaches or hop between smaller islets, while on Menorca itself you can visit the mysterious Dragon Caves and underground lake, or enjoy old Spain in historic Port d’Alcudia.
Ibiza, the White Isle, is probably best known for its club scene, frequented by celebrities and the world’s best DJs. When on Ibiza as part of your Mallorca boat charter, do take time to climb up to watch the sunset over the bay from the popular high viewpoint at Es Vedrà near Cala d’Hort.
After visiting Ibiza or sailing around Mallorca, why not head over to Formentera to relax on Playa de Ses Illetes, or visit Menorca with its gorgeous bays and Caribbean-like azure waters.
If you are sailing Mallorca, you‘ll need a sailing license recognized by the local port authorities, or you can hire a skipper. Read our guide to sailing qualifications for more information.
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Things to do in Mallorca
Dine and relax in Port d’Andratx
Enjoy the old time charm of Port d’Andratx, only a short sail away from our base. Grab drinks and dinner in one of the bars or restaurants along the seafront.
Stop to swim in Cala Banyalbufar on the west coast of Mallorca
This popular swimming spot isn’t exactly a beach, but the water is brilliant blue and is certainly worth a visit while you’re sailing the Balearic Islands. Dry off and continue on to Sóller, a small, elegant port surrounded by impressive scenery and an old wooden tram that will take you to the narrow, cobbled streets of the town center.
Dock beneath the fjord-like cliffs of Porto Cristo
Porto Cristo offers great protection, plenty of berths, beautiful scenery, rich history and you can end the day enjoying dinner at one of the delicious local restaurants.
Party like a rockstar in Ibiza
If you’re wondering what to do in Ibiza, you’ll find several well-equipped marinas, a wide range of bars, restaurants, boutiques, nightclubs and late-night fun for all ages. Or during the day, you can enjoy the beautiful beaches.
Bird watching in Cala Mondragó Natural Park
This park is a bird sanctuary and famous for its fine white sandy beaches and the unbelievable crystal-clear water. Take a dip in the waters here too. One thing is guaranteed, you really won’t run out of things to do in Mallorca.
When is the best time to visit Mallorca?
The best time to visit Mallorca is between March to October, although the region has mild season weather all-year round. With 300 sunny days, Mallorca is known for its pleasant climate. The rainy season tends to be between October and December.
The average temperature in Mallorca in summer is about 86ºF. The sea temperature in Mallorca in summer is about 79ºF.
What are the sailing conditions in Mallorca?
The sailing conditions in Mallorca include the levant, which is an easterly wind that blows in the western Mediterranean and gives great sailing conditions. The region’s consistent winds are one of the reasons why sailors love Mallorca yacht charters.
Sailing is more challenging from October to April, with the risk of stronger winds. Meanwhile, the sirocco, a southerly breeze in spring, and the mistral, a north-westerly in autumn, are tempered by the Gulf of Lion and bring heavy seas.
Sailing Mallorca with Dream Yacht Charter
Boat charter Mallorca
Sail the charming ports of the Balearic Islands with our Mallorca boat charters. Explore our fleet of catamarans and monohulls.
Mallorca skippered charters
Hire a skipper and enjoy a Balearic Islands sailing vacation. No sailing experience is needed as your skipper will sail your yacht for you.
Balearic Islands by the cabin charters
Reserve a private cabin and explore the many things to do in Mallorca with our guaranteed departure by the cabin charters. Relax while we sail you around the island and prepare all your meals.
Balearic Islands crewed charters
Enjoy a luxury all-inclusive crewed charter with your own captain and chef. Personalize your itinerary and menu for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Sailing Mallorca itinerary
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Walk along the cobblestone streets of Palma and visit one of the most famous gothic cathedrals in Europe. The Palma Cathedral, also known as “La Seu,” or “the seat”, which refers to the bishop’s seat. Take in Palma’s historic atmosphere and charm, stock up your provisions and dine aboard at one of many great restaurants. Spend overnight aboard.
Cala Pi, Majorca, has a lovely beach with calm, turquoise waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy the beach bar and three restaurants or stock up at the small supermarket and pharmacy. Centuries ago, pirates were a problem in this area and the remnants of a medieval watchtower still remain. This is a very popular anchorage but keep in mind that Cala Pi is a very narrow cove.
After a leisurely breakfast, set sail for Colonia Sant Jordi, known for its beautiful white-sand beaches. Try Es Carbo, frequented by the Spanish royal family, and Es Trenc, a two-mile natural, isolated beach with lovely golden sand and clear waters. In town, there are many popular restaurants and tapas bars along Avinguda de la Primavera (Primavera Avenue) for lunch or dinner. A good, sheltered place to anchor for the night lies between the islets of Gabina and Redona, but take care to avoid the sand banks and rocks in this area.
Sail north and enjoy the scenic coastline on the way to Cala Figuera. Known to the locals as “Little Venice,” this is a secluded anchorage along the southeast coast of Majorca. The port is part of a traditional fishing community with whitewashed cottages and boat houses that stretch down to the water’s edge. Eat lunch or dinner aboard and enjoy the quiet, natural setting, or try one of the local dishes at a café or restaurant near the marina.
Explore Cala Figuera, where there are a number of small coves that may be accessible for anchorage in good weather. One is Calo des Moro, which has a sandy bottom, clear water and a nice, small beach. There are no services available here, just a nice place to swim and snorkel. There are anchorage areas east of Colonia between the islets of Guardis and Moltona, but take care to avoid the sand banks at anchorages between Gabina and Redona.
Heading west from Colonia, you’ll discover the quiet port village of Sa Rapita and the lovely beach S’Arenal de sa Rapita, which stretches over half a mile from the port to the small village of Ses Covetes. You’ll find a white, sandy beach ringed with turquoise blue water that is shallow and perfect for windsurfing. A beach bar and restaurant are near the port end of the beach.
On the return trip to Palma, you’ll see the beautiful, steep cliffs of Cap Blanc with its lighthouse. Much of the coastline in this area is protected and undeveloped, so provides a beautiful backdrop with rocky inlets and secluded coves. Calo des Cap d’Alt and Cala de Cap Falco are two good examples for waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
Walk along the cobblestone streets of Palma and visit one of the most famous gothic cathedrals in Europe. The Palma Cathedral, also known as “La Seu,” or “the seat”, which refers to the bishop’s seat. Take in Palma’s historic atmosphere and charm, stock up your provisions and dine at one of many great restaurants. Spend overnight aboard.
After a leisurely breakfast, set sail for Andratx. Along the rocky coastline, you’ll pass Cala Portals Vells beach. It’s popular with sailors and offers dinghy service ashore if you want to eat at the restaurant. Rounding the cape you can try the golden, sandy beach at El Toro, which offers calm waters protected by Port Adriano. Once you reach the harbor of Andratx, one of the prettiest in Majorca, you can anchor there for the night.
As you head north, you’ll encounter Sa Dragonera (The Dragon), which is the main island off the coast and home to the Sa Dragonera Natural Park, with its huge colony of seagulls. There are two good spots for anchoring on the east side of the island, but only when the sea is calm. Eat lunch aboard. Along the way, you’ll pass by Cala de Valldemossa where actor Michael Douglas owns an impressive home. Anchor in the port of Soller for the night.
After breakfast aboard, visit the attractive port of Soller where you can climb the Es Faro lighthouse. Or travel inland a short distance via a vintage tram, called the “Orange Express”, to visit the town of Soller with its ancient olive trees and fragrant orange groves. The valley and surrounding mountains are a UNESCO world heritage site and popular with ecotourists. Eat lunch in one of the local tapas bars or in a café. In the afternoon, there are also two nice beaches at either end of Soller Bay for swimming and sunbathing.
Day 5 and 6
Eat a hearty breakfast, and then sail to the port of Pollensa at the foot of Serra de Tramuntana, the island’s highest mountain, where you can anchor for the night. Along the way, you may want to stop at Cala Sa Calobra, a pebble beach and a small cove wedged between two cliffs. Nearby, the Torrent de Pareis (Paradise Stream) has carved a deep chasm in the cliff, which has its own pebble beach.
The village of Pollensa is a typical Majorcan town and definitely worth a visit. If you’re searching for the perfect beach, head north to reach the beautiful sandy beaches at Cala Agulla. Relax on the sands, swim or hike up to the Capdepera lighthouse to enjoy the panoramic views. It’s a short sail to the resort at Cala Ratjada, where you can eat dinner and anchor overnight.
Porto Cristo’s natural harbor has been sheltering fishing boats for centuries. Today, this peaceful fishing village and its harbor cater to visitors from all over the globe. There are popular beaches near Porto Cristo, but there are plenty of alternatives. You might want to take a glass bottom boat tour or head to Europe’s largest underground lake, Lake Martel, which is a short walk from the Nautico Marina area (or you can hire a taxi). The lake lies in the Cuevas del Drach (the dragon’s caves), a large, limestone cavern system. There are one-hour tours of the impressive stalactite formations, and visitors are often treated to short classical music concerts by musicians who take advantage of the fine acoustics. There are charming cafés in the Placa del Carme as well as restaurants overlooking the marina.
Portocolom’s large, natural harbor provides excellent and safe overnight anchorage. It was named after Christopher Columbus and still retains the feel of a quaint fishing village. Stroll the nearby beach at Platja de s’Arenal, which is divided into s’Arenal Gran and s’Arenal Petit. S’Arenal Gran has good underwater conditions for anchoring boats as it is sandy and sheltered from the Mediterranean’s winds and waves.
Head to Cala Figueras and enjoy the scenic coastline along the way, part of which belongs to Mondrago National Park. You can stop at Cala Mondrago, a small, beautiful beach with a restaurant and clear, turquoise waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Nearby is Cala s’Amarador with its white-sand beach edged in pine forests. Both coves have depths of up to 20 feet and sandy bottoms, but they are exposed to east and southeast winds. If needed, there are port facilities nearby in Porto Petro. Dock for the night in Cala Figueras.
The port of Cala Figueras is still primarily a fishing community with attractive whitewashed cottages and boathouses that stretch down to the water’s edge. Eat dinner aboard and enjoy the quiet natural setting, or try one of the local dishes at a café or restaurant near the marina.
It’s a relatively short sail from Cala Figueras to the port town of Colonia San Jordi. Colonia is known for its beautiful white-sand beaches, including Es Carbo, where the Spanish royal family is known to visit. Colonia is also just 10 km from the Cabrera archipelago and the National Maritime Park of Cabrera. In addition to serving as a sanctuary for Mediterranean sea life, the park has a lighthouse, caves and a 14th century castle.
Day 13 and 14
Enjoy another day at the beach and bring a picnic lunch. Visit Es Trenc, a two-mile natural, isolated beach with lovely golden sand and clear waters. There are many popular restaurants and tapas bars along Avinguda de la Primavera (Primavera Avenue) for lunch or dinner. After an early breakfast on the following morning, set sail for Palma.
Useful information for yacht charters in Mallorca
How do I get Mallorca from the US?
Flying to Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) from the US is possible via many European countries, including the UK, France and Italy.
The transfer from the airport to our base is 18km or a 35-minute journey. We can help arrange this for you.
What language is spoken in Mallorca?
The language spoken in Mallorca is Catalan and Spanish, but English and other European languages are also widely spoken.
What is the currency for Mallorca?
The currency in Mallorca is the Euro. There is an ATM near the marina.
What are the customs restrictions for Mallorca?
As long as you do not leave the EU during your charter, you will not need customs clearance.
What documents do I need to sail Mallorca?
A passport issued within the past 10 years and valid for three months beyond your planned length of stay is required for British, Canadian, Australian, U.S. and other nationals from outside the European Union.
You will need a sailing license recognized by the local port authorities, or you can hire a skipper. Read our guide to sailing qualifications for more information.
How do I get around Mallorca?
Trains, buses, car rental companies and taxis are all readily available. While you’re sailing the Balearic Islands, our team can advise on how to get to the main attractions.
Taxis: Palma Radio (+34 971 40 00 04) and Radio Taxi Ciutat (+34 – 971 20 12 12).
What is the Wi-Fi like in Mallorca?
Generally, the Wi-Fi in most cities and towns in the Balearics is good. You’ll find plenty of Wi-Fi hotspots at bars, restaurants and hotels.
What regulations are there in Mallorca?
You are only allowed to sail between the Balearic Islands and not to the mainland. Night sailing is not allowed.
Sailing around natural protected areas is allowed, but you must understand and respect the rules. Our team will advise you before you embark on your Mallorca yacht charter.
Fishing is not allowed. For Cabrera National Park, it is mandatory to register to be allowed to visit – see the website for more information.
Where can I find weather forecasts in Mallorca?
You can find Mallorca specific weather forecasts on the AEMet website.
What provisioning is there in Mallorca?
There is plenty of choice for provisioning in Mallorca. Please refer to the base guide.
What baggage can I take can I take on my Mallorca sailing vacation?
Only take soft bags as large suitcases take up too much room on board.
What is the electrical current in Mallorca?
The electrical current in Palma de Mallorca is 220V.
What is the dialing code for Mallorca?
The dialing code for Palma de Mallorca is +34.
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Why should I book with Dream Yacht Charter?
Dream Yacht Charter is now the world’s leading yacht charter company and offers you:
- A diverse fleet of yachts with a wide variety of models and manufacturers to suit every type of sailor.
- We have +60 exciting destinations and we’re a pioneer in finding new sailing grounds.
- You can be assured of our commitment to customer service excellence.
- You’ll receive a warm and friendly welcome from our base teams who will share regional tips, recommendations and advice.
- We’re a trusted seller of new and used boats and an innovator in charter management options – sailing is our business.
What licenses do I need to hire a yacht and sail myself?
The skipper of a yacht has primary responsibility for the safety of the crew and yacht at all times. Many destinations require just relevant experience demonstrated by a sailing resume.
To charter in the Mediterranean, it is mandatory that you hold a sailing license recognized by the local port authorities for bareboat charters in Italy, Greece, Croatia, Spain, Malta, Montenegro and Turkey. Other destinations that require a license include Madagascar, Seychelles, Thailand, Brazil and Sweden. For Belize, the port authority will issue a certificate of competency and an application is made on arrival.
You must take your proof of competency and original certificate with you on your charter. We advise you to contact our team about your qualifications and the destination requirements before booking.
By accepting the yacht contract you are confirming that you and/or members of your crew are capable and competent to sail the yacht in the conditions and cruising area of charter. We reserve the right not to hand over the yacht if, after inspection, it is the opinion that the charterer is not, or may not be competent to be in charge of the vessel.
What is a skippered yacht charter?
A skippered yacht charter is when you rent one of our boats for you and your guests and a professional skipper sails it for you. No sailing experience is needed.
You will need to choose a yacht with a cabin for your skipper to sleep in as they are responsible for your yacht for the duration of your charter. We will find the skipper for you once you have found your perfect destination and yacht.
You will need to pay for your skipper’s food. You can invite the skipper to dine with you on board or out at a local restaurant.
What is the difference between crewed and by the cabin charters?
Our by the cabin charter charters offer exciting destination tours on a set itinerary crafted by our destination experts. You can book a double cabin and private bathroom and will share the boat with other guests who have booked the other available cabins. You will be looked after by a professional skipper and hostess with itineraries ranging from three to 11 nights. There is a set menu and included meals and drinks vary depending on location.
Can you tell me about your yachts?
Our super premier yachts are less than 12 months old from their first charter date, while premier yachts are less than three years old from their first charter date. Our yachts are well maintained and undergo regular, scheduled technical inspection.
In case of emergency, you can rely on our hotline, at any time, seven days a week. If you experience a technical failure affecting major and important parts of the yacht, we will repair the failure within four hours of receiving your call during working hours (8am to 5pm). If you lose more than four hours (during working hours), we will compensate you for one full day. If the repair takes more than one day, we will provide you with a similar boat or compensate you on a pro-rata basis. If restrictions to this guarantee apply in specific areas, this will be detailed during the charter check-in at the base.
Do I need insurance?
We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits. Please make sure you have personal travel insurance that covers sailing.
We will insure the vessel throughout the charter with first-class insurers against all risks, to provide permission to charter as under contract terms and to cover third-party liability.
You can choose one of the following options:
- Security Deposit: This varies on the size of the boat and when the boat is returned without damage it is refunded.
- Damage Waiver: The charterer agrees to pay a non-refundable damage waiver at the time of booking, as well as a reduced damage deposit on embarkation that is refundable upon completion of the charter should no damage occur.
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