Mallorca is an ideal destination for a family sailing holiday with secluded bays, white sandy beaches and azure seas.
Mallorca is everyone's favourite Spanish island and, with direct flights from most UK airports, it's a convenient 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 Andratx, 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.
Embark at the marina in Palma. In the afternoon sail to Puerto Andraitx.
Puerto Soller 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.
On the north coast where the wild rugged coastline gives way to many sheltered anchorages.
A small fishing village and on a longer trip the gateway to Menorca, just 21nm away.
A beautiful triple bay with pine covered hills and white sandy beaches.
South of Mallorca, Cabrera Island is now a Nature Reserve with a beautiful bay for excellent snorkelling.
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.
We have rated this destination a 'Level 2' (levels info) and you will need RYA Day Skipper or ICC qualification for bareboat charters in Mallorca. Level 1 sailors can stick to the south and east coasts where it is more sheltered, level 2 can circumnavigate the island whilst level 3 sailors may want to head to Ibiza and Fomentera or Menorca.
If you are at all unsure about a destination then please get in touch and our sales team will be more than happy to make their recommendations for you.
EasyJet have flights to Palma on Saturdays from Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester & Newcastle.
The transfer time to Palma marina is approximately 30 minutes.
"We had a fabulous week on our boat in France. The boat was fantastic, a brand new Leopard 40 Catamaran, loved the new layout. We enjoyed the South of France from the sea..some great towns to stop in, plus some fantastic bays. It far exceeded our expectation of a sailing in South of France."
|2023 GB£ per yacht||Dufour 390 GL(2019)||Sun Odyssey 419(2019)|
|Dates||3 cabins/3WC||3 cabins/2WC|
|29 Jul-04 Aug||4762||5014|
|26 Aug-01 Sep||3700||3895|
|2023 GB£ per yacht||Dufour 430 GL(2019)||Dufour 460 GL - 5 cab.(2019)||Dufour 520 GL(2018)|
|Dates||4 cabins/2WC||5 cabins/3WC||5 cabins/3WC|
|29 Jul-04 Aug||6848||7876||8995|
|26 Aug-01 Sep||5071||5833||7038|
|2023 GB£ per yacht||Bali 4.1 - 4 + 2 cab.(2019)||Bali 4.5 - 4 + 2 cab.(2019)||Bali 4.8 - 6 cab.(2020)||Bali Catspace(2020)||Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 - 4 + 2 cab.(2020)||Lagoon 40 - 4 + 2 cab(2020)||Lagoon 42 - 4 + 2 cab.(2019)|
|Dates||4 cabins/2WC||4 cabins/4WC||6 cabins/6WC||4 cabins/4WC||4 cabins/4WC||4 cabins/4WC||4 cabins/4WC|
|29 Jul-04 Aug||10410||18710||23590||10952||17014||10410||10952|
|26 Aug-01 Sep||7948||13252||18014||8362||12048||7948||8362|
Refundable deposit €3000- €9000. Non-refundable deposit on request.
End cleaning; Monohulls up to 38' €150, 39'-45' €180, 46'-49' €215, 50' and above €240
End cleaning: Catamarans up to 40' €235, 41'-45' €255, 46'-49' €280 50' and above €310
Fuel used (fill up on return)
Prices may be subject to change.
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 Seychelles the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.
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.