Mallorca yacht charters are available from a number of exclusive operators based around the island. In the calm, warm waters of the Balearics sailors can enjoy their hobby during most months of the year making Palma a major hub for sailing enthusiasts worldwide. The Bay of Palma is particularly well known for the quality of its sailing winds. Ask anyone who has experienced the embat wind about how inviting it is as it blows enticingly around this picturesque setting.
The Balearic island of Mallorca is a particularly beautiful location, with its contrasts between spectacular mountain scenery and, of course, its fabulous beaches, harbours and secluded coves, some of which are only accessible from the sea. Palma Mallorca bay itself is the venue of many prestigious sailing events – the King’s Cup and the Princess Sofia Cup, for example –and often attracts internationally known yachts and sailors. You can also visit the Isla de Dragonera, a nature reserve island with some stunning scenic views.Also, within a day’s sailing are the islands of Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera. Ibiza, of course, is an island of enormous contrasts and Menorca offers the opportunity of sailing into the spectacular natural harbour of the capital, Mahon – Europe’s largest. Sailing into the deep, protected waters of Mahon (or Maó), with the town’s architecturally delightful houses on the cliffs above you and some enormously impressive luxury villas to pass by, will be a truly memorable experience. Then you can always head off round the north of the island to the picturesque sheltered harbour at Fornells, a frequent haunt of the Spanish Royal family during the summer.
As a contrast, there’s Cabrera Island, another nature reserve, which can be visited if you have the necessary licence, which can be arranged by your Charter company.
In addition to offering sailing in the Med’s clear waters with consistent weather and winds, you have the benefit of so much ‘line of sight’ navigation – making sailing so much more straightforward.
As befits such a yachting paradise, Mallorca has numerous marinas, to be found along the whole of its coastline and possessing the standard of facilities that one would expect from such a prominent venue. Not only can mooring spaces, fuel points, and boating supplies be found, but also some of the very best restaurants and clubs in the island for your time ashore.
In most of these marinas there will also be a number of yacht charters available, from some of the industry’s top names to more local companies, and they can provide almost any type of craft you are looking for.
Because of its kind conditions and line of sight navigation, Mallorca yacht charters are ideal for less experienced sailors to enjoy their cruises. Consequently, there are many charters available for people new to the activity – with training courses provided as well as experienced ASA teachers who can cruise with you. Whatever kind of charter you choose, you can be sure of finding a fully-equipped, professionally maintained and immaculately clean yacht waiting for you, along with all the briefings and charts you’re likely to need during your time on board.