Charter from Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, and sail in warm weather without the hassle of long haul travel. Direct flights are cheap and it’s a fantastic base to explore a myriad of charming ports along the Balearic coast, or sail further to nearby Ibiza.
All the ports feel different to each other and you can relax, people watch and try delicious tapas from restaurants and bars in the harbour, or explore towns and trails further inland. We’ve put together a yacht charter itinerary for those who want to put in the nautical miles, sail the open water and circumnavigate the island.
What to see and do
Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial National Park has a renowned, unspoilt landscape of 19 islands, just 10km off Mallorca’s south-east coast. You’ll find bird colonies, 200 species of fish, dolphins, loggerhead turtles and whales, as well at 14th century castles that warded off pirate attacks. Charter boats can pre-book buoys in the natural harbour where you can overnight, otherwise you can only anchor during the day. Find out more about booking buoys, sailing and diving in the park.
Head to the port and then further inland to the town of Andraxt with its ancient watch towers and narrow, cobbled streets. If you’re feeling active, there are plenty of walking paths up into the mountains or in the forests. If you visit on a Sunday, you can enjoy the informal wine tasting at Bodegas Santa Catarina.
Sail to Soller, a beautiful horseshoe-shaped harbour with the Tramuntana mountains giving impressive backdrop. This pretty town’s name means ‘golden valley’ and the region is famous for its oranges and ice cream.
Visit the Port de Pollença, a family resort with long sandy beaches fringed with palms and a fishing fleet in the harbour. It’s a popular base for cyclists, who like to cycle the promenade. Every April there is the Pollença Wine Fair, where you can taste the wines of the Balearics.
The Dragon Caves, or Cuevas del Drach, needs to be on your Mallorca bareboat itinerary so you can see its impressive underground lake and stalactite cave system. You can also hear the 10-minute quartet concert at Lake Martel with its sunrise light effects. If you love beaches, make for Sa Rapita’s Es Trenc beach, a 3km stretch of white sand along the small town of Ses Covetes.
Recommended places to eat and drink
- Roxy Beach Bar (Portals Nous, Calvia) – Great nightlife, cocktails and a great view overlooking the beach
- Crew Bar (Port Adriano) – Sit back and enjoy great music and amazing sandwiches in a lovely harbour
- Salvia (Soller) – Treat yourself and enjoy local food at this high end restaurant
- Trespais (Port d’Andratx) – Popular and sophisticated restaurant just a short walk from the port
Long-leg sailing Mallorca itinerary
- Day 1 Arrival at Port de Mallorca
- Day 2 Port de Mallorca > Port Andraxt (20 nm)
- Day 3 Port Andraxt >Port Soller (28 nm)
- Day 4 Port Soller > Port of Pollença (35 nm)
- Day 5 Port of Pollença > Porto Cristo (40 nm)
- Day 6 Porto Cristo > Sa Rapita (30 nm)
- Day 7 Sa Rapita > Port de Mallorca (25 nm)
Get in touch
If you want to know more about sailing Mallorca, it’s the second home of our general manager, Sebastian, and he is an expert. Use our Deal Finder tool to search for charters by date or destination, request a quote or contact our team on 01227 479 900.