A week sailing on a luxury crewed catamaran sipping sangria and dining on fresh seafood - this and much more awaits you on a cabin charter in Mallorca. Come and explore the largest of the Balearic islands and see the best Mallorca has to offer. From quaint fishing villages to the hustle and bustle of Palma. Getting lost in the little streets of Palma Old Town in a must!
The Lagoon 40 is full of premium features which give it the sophistication and comfort that is required on a luxury catamaran charter. With four guest cabins, all with ensuite bathroom, a large outdoor seating area perfect for long, lazy lunches and drinks under the stars, and ample space at the front of the boat for sunbathing and relaxing, it is the perfect place to call home for a week whilst out on the water. Setting off from Palma, the route takes you anti-clockwise around the island visiting some of Mallorca's prettiest spots including the nature reserve of Cabrera Island where you can snorkel with turtles, colourful fish and dolphins.
Booking by the cabin on our share a sail program means you enjoy the sailing experience at a fraction of the cost of a crewed yacht. Your professional skipper and hostess will take care of the sailing, the itinerary, as well as meals and drinks onboard. This leaves you to just sit back and relax! Breakfast and lunch are included, as well as water, beer or wine. Meals onboard are usually enjoyed in the spacious cockpit whilst anchored in an idyllic bay and include things such as fresh fruit, eggs, toast and bagels for breakfast and salad, pancakes and bruschetta for lunch. Evening meals will be taken ashore at a local restaurant - there are plenty to choose from!
We start our sail from Marina Naviera Balear in Palma de Mallorca and enjoy a fairly short sail to our first stop, the exclusive town of Puerto Andratx. The harbour is surrounded by steep hills dotted with sophisticated holiday homes, making the scenery very impressive. The port itself is a picturesque fishing village and if you venture further inland you will find the quaint little town of Andratx surrounded by orange groves and almond trees. There is no shortage of bars and restaurants here so you will be spoilt for choice!
After a day of swimming, snorkeling, reading or sunbathing we arrive at the beautiful horseshoe bay of Puerto Soller. Absolutely oozing with artsy charm, the cobbled streets and unassuming bars and restaurants are sure to win you over. The bay is surrounded by the Tramuntana mountains which provide breathtaking scenery. Take the old fashioned tram through olive and lemon groves to visit the inland town of Soller for magnificent panoramic views.
Home to some of the most naturally beautiful spots on the island, the north coast of Mallorca has some beautiful, sheltered bays which are perfect for snorkelling, swimming, diving and relaxing. Perched amongst the rugged landscape we find Puerto Pollensa, a holidaymakers favourite for decades.
A small and traditional fishing village, Cala Rajada sits on the northeastern tip of Mallorca and it is the closest point on Mallorca to Menorca. The village livens up in the summer with bars and restaurants along the promenade keeping the tourists happy. Enjoy a leisurely stroll up to the lighthouse for great views out towards Menorca.
Cala d'Or or 'Golden Bay' is a resort on the southeast coast of Mallorca and includes a collection of beautiful white sandy beaches with clear waters. Cala d'Or boasts the best weather on the island and is the perfect place to sample some of the local delights.
A short sail south of Mallorca we find the protected nature reserve of Cabrera Island. One of the Mediterranean's most beautiful snorkeling destinations with plentiful fish, turtles, dolphins and marine life. If you have any energy left after all that snorkeling, you can go ashore and explore some of the historic attractions including a Napoleonic-era military base and a 19th century lighthouse.
A final day of sailing and swimming and then we head back to the base late afternoon. Explore the crown jewel of the island with all of her elegance and charm. Wander and get lost in the tiny streets of the Old Town and choose from a whole host of characterful restaurants hidden in the many squares for your last dinner to round off an incredible week of sailing.
The Lagoon 40 "Nathalie" is a spacious catamaran with 4 double bedrooms, all with ensuite bathroom. A large seating area at the back on the boat gives ample space for meals onboard, relaxing with a drink or playing cards. The nets at the front are perfect for lounging and sunbathing - much more comfortable than a sun lounger!
Inside you will find a fully equipped kitchen, seating area, sound system with indoor and outdoor speakers and the 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There is hot water for showers and shower towels are provided. The boat also has wifi should you want to stay connected. With snorkels and a stand-up paddle board, there is no shortage of things to keep you amused.
01 Jan-28 April & 20 October-31 December £1920/cabin
28 April-19 May & 30 September-20 October £2100/cabin
19 May-16 June £2310/cabin
16-30 June £2580/cabin
30 June-28 July & 25 August-30 September £2920/cabin
28 July-25 August £3225/cabin
Flights and transfers are not included but can be arranged. Singles travelling alone in their own cabin receive 25% discount on the cabin price.
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To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.
For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.
RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.
For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.
If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?
Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.
Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.
Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.