Yacht Charter Balearics

Sotogrande (near Gibraltar) offers a diversified sailing trip with many sights to see, like e.g. the Alameda-Park/Botanical garden or the famous monkeys when visiting the rocks around Gibraltar. From the light house in the south, you wil have a wonderful view to Marocco and the Street of Gibraltar, the busiest waterway.

In Portugal the Algarve is the most popular sailing area. The main season is from April to Oktober. Make sure to visit the 20 m high cliffs of Ponte da Piedade, with its many hidden bays and beaches. Lisbon and Sintra which lay about 31 km away are highly interesting sights to visit, especially for those interested in culture.

The Balearics have 300 sunny days a year. The easy accessibility due to cheap flights from all over Europe has turned these islands into a popular sailing destination. Mallorca has a very diverse landscape. You will find a steep coast between Port Andratx and Pollensa. Discover the spectacular beauty of the Tramuntana mountains, or the amphitheatre of Pollensa, or the cathedral of Palma - there is something to see for everyone. Mallorca is interesting too from a cultural point of view. About 30 nm away you will find the Cabrera national reserve. To anchor here for 1 or max. 2 nights is only allowed with a special permit which you have to apply for prior to departure.

 

The marina Port Balis in Barcelona is the perfect starting point for exploring the Costa Dorada and the Costa Brava with its enchanting bays.

There are many ports alongside the entire east coast. Denia guarantees a stressfree start for a sailing trip along the Costa Blanca, but also Costa València would be a good starting point for a yacht charter with direction Ibiza (please note this must be reported prior to departure).

Mallorca
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Menorca, the second largest island of the Balearics, is not very mountainy, The northern part is mainly steep coast, interrupted by coble stone beaches. The enchanting Mahón is located in a 5 km long fjord, which is known as one of the most natural harbours in the Mediterranean. Ibiza and Formentara build an archipelago of their own. Aprt from Ibiza town, San Antonio is the busiest holiday resort on the island. In contrast you will find almost untouched nature and steep cliffs on the north side. If you are looking for some peace and quietness, you should go to Formentera. The island has 2 wide sandy beaches, that are easy to spot when standing on the El Pilar de la Mola, the highest point on the island.

 

Itineraries

A: 1 week (approx. 130 nm)
B: 8 days (approx. 175 nm)
C: 1 week (approx. 115 nm)
D: 13 days (approx. 175 nm)

Weather/Wind

Portugal

Mainly winds from N/NW alongside the Algarve, that hardly ever get stronger than 5 Bft.. Portugal ist a tidal area.

Spanish mainland - coast area
In Summer, mostly thermal winds between 3-5 Bft..

Balearics, Mallorca, Ibiza
From Mallorca to Menorca winds coming from the NW, around Ibiza and Formentera mostly E/SE winds.

Average temperatures

Spanish mainland
In June–September: 26–29 °C, in May/October: 22 °C. The water temperature in Summer is about 26 °C.

Balearics, Mallorca, Ibiza
The water temperature in high season is around 25 °C.

Arrival/Transfer

Portugal
Airport Lisbon to Marina Palma Yachts 15 min.

Spain mainland
From airport Barcelona to base 35 min, from airport Girona to Palamos 45 min, from airport Valencia or Alicante to Denia 60 min, from airport Gibraltar to Marina Bay 5 min.

Balearics, Mallorca, Ibiza
Airport Palma to Palma ca. 15 min, to Ca’n Pastilla 10 min, to Pollensa 60 min, to Porto Colom 45 min. Airport Ibiza to base 20 min.

Charter bases

Portugal
Lisbon, Vilamoura.

Spanish mainland
Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Gibraltar

Balearics, Mallorca, Ibiza
Mallorca: Ca’N Pastilla, Porto Colom, Pollensa, Palma. Ibiza: Porto Ibiza.