Mallorca and the Balearic Islands offer easy sailing with lots of secluded coves and beaches. Take a week or two to circumnavigate the island, or perhaps a one way trip to nearby Menorca or Ibiza!
The sheltered bays, dramatic mountainous coastlines of the West, and the tranquil calas and coves of the East make Mallorca a beautiful spot to spend time on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea. The position of the Balearic islands is such that they create a ‘Mediterranean front’ and so local winds are very favourable for sailing.
The Balearic Islands have mild seasonal weather throughout the year. On average, there are at least 300 days of sun each year. Rain occurs mostly in winter (Oct.-Dec.), but brief showers can occur throughout the year. Temperature: Summer average high = 30°C (86°F). Winter average high = 16°C (60°F). In winter, the nighttime temperature rarely drops below 0°C (32°F). Average sea temperatures range from 14°C (57°F) in winter to 26°C (79°F) in late summer. High Season: June-September. Avoid the crowds by visiting in the spring or fall (May or October) when the daytime temperatures are still warm and sunny. Winds: The risk of strong winds is highest Oct.-April. The Scirocco (southerly in spring) and the Mistral (northwesterly in autumn) are tempered by the Gulf of Lion and bring heavy seas. The Levant is an easterly wind that blows in the western Mediterranean Sea. Minorca is known as the island of wind due to a cool, dry north wind called the tramuntana, which makes the island popular with sailors and surfers.
Real Club Nautico is your starting point for chartering in Mallorca. Just a 20 minute taxi ride from Palma Airport (PMI). The marina has plenty of facilities, with bars, shops and supermarkets just a 100m walk away.
Palma Airport is well served with direct flights from across Europe.
Charter run Saturday-Saturday. Alternative starts/durations maybe possible outside of the main season.
As with the rest of Europe, it is mandatory that the skipper holds and ICC/RYA Day Skipper minimum, and of course previous experience of sailing/chartering similar sized yacts. Copies of certificatres will be asked for prior to your charter so that we may obtain the neccessary paperwork for the yacht.
Is the Euro €. Credit cards accepted widely.
Your charter will include local taxes. We do recommend pre-booking berths where possible especially during July and August. Anchoring in sand is permitted, but anchoring in seagrass (Posidonia) beds is prohibited. Where buoys are provided, you must use them. Permits are required to visit the Cabrera National Park, we can assist with obtaining these prior to your charter.