Sailing Holidays

Yacht charter in Mallorca & Ibiza

Mallorca is an ideal destination for a family sailing holiday with secluded bays, white sandy beaches and azure seas.

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.

With over 200 miles of stunning coastline, Mallorca is a great choice for a yacht charter holiday. Charter from Palma, the capital city on the south coast with a 14th century cathedral. Visit the busy fishing harbours of Andraitx, Soller and Pollensa or get away from it at the peaceful Cabrera Island Nature Reserve. The large bays of Alcudia and Pollensa on the north-east of the island provide safe anchorages and pretty harbours. 

Families and less experienced crews can relax in the sheltered bays on the east coast with white sandy beaches, safe swimming areas and superb beach restaurants. More experienced skippers will want to plan an itinerary around the island.

NEW FOR 2015 Yachts are also available from San Antonio on Ibiza, the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful bays of Ibiza and Formentera. 

For yacht charter in Mallorca & Ibiza 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.

To book your next sailing holiday in Mallorca & Ibiza, give us a call or fill out the Quick Quote Form.

Sailing conditions

Mallorca has ideal conditions for a sailing holiday with steady afternoon breezes from the north Force 3-5. Stronger mistral winds can blow from the north-west for a few days. The passages between the Balearic islands are more exposed. Summer temperatures average 26-30ºC.

Sailing area

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 south and east coast.

Keen sailors can plan a more ambitious sailing 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.

For a 2-week yacht charter holiday experienced skippers 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 are more exposed so are for more experienced skippers only.

Marinas in Majorca can be pricey - expect to pay £60-100/night depending on location and the size of your yacht - but you can also anchor in the protected calas (bays).

Charter yachts

Bareboat charter yachts are based in the capital Palma de Mallorca. Start and finish Saturdays only.

We can also offer bareboat charter yachts from several other charter fleets we work closely with in Mallorca so we are sure to have the perfect charter yacht for your next sailing holiday in Mallorca.

In Ibiza yachts are based at Club Nautico in San Antonio on the west coast of Ibiza. Start and finish Saturdays only.

Travel arrangements

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

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).

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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.

FLIGHTS TO PALMA:
easyJet have flights to Palma & Ibiza 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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