Yacht Charter Spain
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Yacht rental Spain
Sail the Balearics, where you can find wonderful beaches and world-class nightlife or head to the Canaries where you’ll enjoy volcanic landscapes and the famous black and white sands on islands including Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and La Gomera.
On your Yacht charter in Spain, be sure to visit the Gymnesian Islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Cabrera, or the Pityusic Islands of Ibiza and Formentera. Sway to Balearic beats in Ibiza’s bars, relax on golden sands and swim in warm Mediterranean waters.
Hop ashore and sample some of Spain’s finest cuisine and wines. You can also taste wine made from vines growing in volcanic ash on Lanzarote in the Canaries.
To sail Spain, 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.
Top things to do in Spain
Barcelona’s cultural riches
From the delicious food hall at La Boqueria to tasty local tapas and the colorful architecture of Gaudí, Barcelona is an assault on the senses. Stroll Las Ramblas, visit the Olympic village or relax with a cool drink in the elegant city squares.
Dalí-Theatre Museum, Figueres
Celebrated artist Salvador Dalí donated a museum to the town to help people immerse themselves in his creative world. While sailing in Spain, we recommend you get to know his impressionist, futurist and cubist work, together with surrealist masterpieces.
The islands of Menorca and Formentera
Great for families, Menorca offers just as many beaches as Mallorca and fewer crowds. One not to miss is Cala Turqueta beach with waters that could be in the Caribbean. Climb the Roman path to see the best view of the smallest Balearic island, Formentera.
Cuevas del Drach, Mallorca
Mallorca has much to offer but its underground cave system and lake are a popular attraction and worth a visit during your boat charter in Spain. See stalactites and stalagmites lit up and even hear a classical music performance before ending your visit with a boat trip.
Ibiza’s blazing sunsets
The White Isle isn’t just a party scene, the scenery is simply beautiful. Head to landmark Es Vedrà and Es Vedranell, rocky islands in the Ponent Nature Reserve, or check out the sunset from Es Caló d’es Moro, near the famous Café del Mar.
Sand Dunes of Gran Canaria
Feel like you are in Africa and take time to explore the sweeping dunes on this island in the Canaries.
When is the best time to visit Spain?
To make the most of the warm, dry Mediterranean weather, the best time to visit Spain is between April and October. The hottest months are between June and August, with temperatures around 89ºF and sea temperatures in the high 70s.
Sailing conditions for a Spain yacht charter
Sailing conditions in Spain include good, constant winds and mild conditions in the Balearics and the Canaries.
Spain wind systems
Wind systems in Spain include the tramuntana off Menorca, the sirocco in spring and the mistral in the fall.
What are the mooring fees in Spain?
Mooring fees depend on when and where you are sailing in Spain. Some islands may be more expensive than others, especially if you are sailing in peak season.
Summer can be a busy time, so book ahead where you can for popular marinas and berths. In some places in Spain, it is not possible to book in advance, so get there early to avoid disappointment.
The region’s national park
Visit the Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial National Park website for information on sailing, mooring and diving in the park.
Useful information for yacht hire in Spain
What language is spoken in Spain?
The official language of Spain is Spanish, although Catalan is spoken in Barcelona.
What is the currency in Spain?
The currency in Spain is the Euro.
How do I get to Spain?
You can get to Spain by flying from the US via main European hubs to Mallorca, Madrid and Barcelona.
What is the Wi-Fi connection like in Spain?
The Wi-Fi in Spain and the internet connection are good. You’ll be able to get online with free Wi-Fi at many independent cafes and restaurants in the main cities and towns.
Sailing in Spain with Dream Yacht Charter
Yacht hire Spain
Sail Spain with our bareboat yacht charters from a fleet of cutting-edge catamarans and monohulls.
Skippered charters Spain
No sailing experience is needed for sailing Spain’s coast. Hire one of our skippers who can sail your yacht for you.
Cabin charters Spain
See the Balearic Islands with our Spain sailing vacations. Our cabin charters mean you can relax while our captain sails you around the highlights while your hostess prepares and serves your meals.
All-inclusive crewed charters Spain
Hire a private yacht in the Balearics and relax while our crew delivers a unique all-inclusive, personalized sailing vacation.
Spain sailing itinerary
If you’re planning your Spain yacht charter, we have itinerary suggestions for the Balearic Islands and Canaries.
Our experienced teams in Spain have local expert knowledge to help you plan your Spain sailing itinerary.
FAQSee all our FAQs
Why should I book with Dream Yacht?
Dream Yacht Worldwide 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 also 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 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 the 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.
The following options are available in limited locations:
- 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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