Sailing Holidays

Sailing Holidays in Mallorca

Mallorca is an ideal destination for a family sailing holiday.

Sailing holidays in Mallorca

Majorca is everyone's favourite Spanish island and, with direct flights from most UK airports, it's an ideal destination for a family sailing holiday.

Charter a yacht and explore the beautiful coastline of Mallorca. On the eastern shore there are so many secluded bays with white sandy beaches, azure seas and beachside restaurants. In the north, Alcudia and Pollensa provide safe anchorages and the harbours retain their authentic charm. The rugged western shore has abrupt cliffs and Soller is the only harbour. Plan to spend a night on anchor at the Cabrera Island Nature Reserve off the south coast - a perfect escape from the crowds.

The capital Palma de Mallorca is sophisticated and cosmopolitan. Explore the old town round the Gothic cathedral and find tiny bars serving tapas of cured ham, pungent cheeses, anchovies and big juicy olives.

For yacht charter in Mallorca the skipper must have RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate or RYA ICC qualification.

MOTORYACHT CHARTER IN MALLORCA: We offer an excellent range of flybridge motoryachts and sports cruisers for bareboat charter in Mallorca, giving easy access to the beautiful bays around the island.

With over 200 miles of stunning coastline and cruising itineraries to suit most sailors, Majorca is a great choice for a bareboat yacht charter. Families and less experienced crews can enjoy a relaxed sailing holiday visiting the many sheltered bays on the east coast.

Keen sailors can plan a more ambitious itinerary around the island including the dramatic west coast with stunning cliffs and the beautiful bays in the north. Visit the busy fishing harbours of Andratx, Soller and Pollensa.

In 2 weeks experienced sailers can sail to Ibiza and Formentera, 45 miles to the south or Menorca, 27 miles to the north-east, with its busy harbourfront and quiet anchorages. The passages between the Balearic islands can be more exposed so are for more experienced skippers only.

Marinas in Majorca can be pricey - expect to pay £40-80/night depending on location and the size of your yacht - but you can also anchor in the protected bays.

Experience level 1-3 depending on itinerary.

DAY 1 : Embark at the marina in Palma. In the afternoon sail to Puerto Andraitx (17nm)
DAY 2 : Puerto Soller (25nm) is carved out between spectacular mountains and the only port on the rocky west coast. Take the tram to the old town up in the mountains.
DAY 3 : Puerto Pollensa (35nm) is on the north coast where the wild rugged coastline gives way to many sheltered anchorages.
DAY 4 : Cala Rajada (25nm) is small fishing village and on a longer trip the gateway to Menorca, just 21nm away.
DAY 5 : Cala D’Or (18nm) is a beautiful triple bay with pine covered hills and white sandy beaches.
DAY 6 : Cabrera Island (30nm) is south of Mallorca, now a Nature Reserve with a beautiful bay for excellent snorkelling.
DAY 7 : Return to Palma (35 nm).

Yachts are based at Palma de Mallorca. Start and finish Saturdays only. 

We can also offer yachts from other fleets so please ask. 

Magical Mallorca with 10% OFF

Magical Mallorca with 10% OFF

Charter any available yacht from Palma de Mallorca between 2 & 23 May or 7-13 June with 10% OFF


15% OFF April sailing in Mallorca

15% OFF April sailing in Mallorca

Last few yachts with 15% OFF charters in April
eg Bavaria 40 (2008) from Palma de Mallorca available between 5 & 26 April JUST £1324/week
3-cabin yacht perfect for friends and family!


Prices given below. Click on the yacht names to view yacht layout & specification

Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights.

If you want a flight-inclusive holiday Nautilus Yachting is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and can book flights from the UK to fit your sailing holiday. Choose from a wide choice of airlines - we are not tied to any particular airline. All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016. Airport transfers can also be pre-arranged.

easyJet have flights to Palma on Saturdays from Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester & Newcastle.  Transfer time to Palma Marina 30 minutes.

To charter a yacht bareboat or on flotilla you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew.

You need an RYA Day Skipper qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC) for charters in Spain, including Mallorca and Tenerife.

The RYA ICC will be ever more required by overseas port authorities but if you have skipper experience it is easily obtained in a day from RYA sailing schools in the UK such as Hamilton Sailing or Brixham Sea School 

Whether you are an experienced sailor or setting foot on a yacht for the first time, we can offer you a holiday afloat to suit you. We have given all the sailing areas a level with 'Experience Level 1' suitable for less experienced crews and 'Experience Level 3' for the experts.    

This takes into account the wind strength, tidal range and currents, distances between stops and ease of mooring. Of course even experts may choose to sail in Level 1 areas as they still offer stunning scenery and great sailing.

Experience Level 1: Mallorca - south and east coast

Generally light winds Force 2-4, line of sight navigation, shorter sailing distances under 20nm. You will be Day Skipper standard having sailed at least 1 week or 100nm as skipper.

Experience Level 2: Mallorca - round the island

Stronger winds up to Force 3-5 with some longer passages up to 30nm. You will be Day Skipper standard having sailed at least 2 weeks or 200nm as skipper.

Experience Level 3: Mallorca - visit other Balearic islands; Tenerife

Stronger winds up to Force 4-7 which can lead to bigger seas on long passages between the islands. You will be Coastal Skipper 
standard with experience to a higher level having sailed at least 4 weeks or 400nm as skipper.

Sailing holidays in MallorcaPalma de Mallorca is a beautiful city well worth exploring. The cobbled streets and café-lined squares in the Old Quarter are a delight. The top attraction is the massive gothic cathedral, La Seo, dating from 1230. At night, the city comes alive with a sophisticated dining scene. If you prefer something more laid back, there are plenty of pubs and bars in the maze of streets behind the Cathedral, or head for the flamenco shows and jazz bars of the Sa Llotja district.

Sailing holidays in MallorcaAll around the coast you'll find restaurants serving English, Italian, Greek, Chinese and Indian. For local "mallorquina" dishes try roast suckling pig, tumbet - a ratatouille-style delight stuffed with aubergines, peppers and potatoes and serviola - baked fish in tomato sauce with pine nuts and raisins. Look out for fideua, a tasty paella that’s made with noodles instead of rice.

Sailing holidays in MallorcaPuerto Pollenca (or Port de Pollensa) still has the authentic atmosphere of the former fishing village. On warm, balmy evenings jon the locals as they stroll along the waterfront promenade along the celebrated Pine Walk. Restaurants serve huge lobsters and tasty paella. Agatha Christie chose Port de Pollenca as the setting for her mystery "Problem at Pollensa Bay" and a number of celebrities have made Port de Pollenca their second home. 

"Another excellent holiday. Cruesa and the yacht both could not be faulted. We had the benefit of good weather and some wind which saw us flirt with a quick trip across to Ibiza but instead opted to round Majorca and Cabrera."
Palma 2013 - D.R.


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