A Balearics yacht charter promises remarkable natural beauty, infectious culture and endless activities in the sun. Mallorca and Menorca are the Eastern most Balearic Islands, and are becoming two of the most desirable yacht charter destinations in the world. Experience these Spanish Islands in all of their glory with this 10 day yacht charter itinerary.
Start Your Balearics Yacht Charter in Palma
Day 1: Palma – Andtrax
Palma is a hugely popular location to start a Balearics yacht charter. The Mallorcan capital is easily accessible via its international airport, and its vibrant ports are home to many charter yachts. This Balearics yacht charter itinerary begins in Palma, departing at 10 am. As you become acquainted with your crew, sail towards the picturesque fishing town of Andratx. You may venture into the Cala de Portals Vells as you navigate the Bay of Palma, a remote beach that oozes energy in the Summer months. Don’t get too engulfed by the bay though, as you will want to arrive in Andratx in time for a fresh seafood dinner. At the heart of the chic resort lies a bustling fishing industry, making the time from catch to plate almost non-existent.
Day 2: Andratx – Sóller
Wake up early on day 2 of your Mallorca yacht charter, as there’s lots to see! Enjoy a fresh breakfast of pastries and fruit on the aft deck, as you leave Port Andratx in your wake. The first stop is the impressive island of Sa Dragonera. The uninhabited natural park sets the theme for the day – stunning natural beauty. The coastline en-route to Sóller is rich with beautiful cays and islets. Take your pick between Cala d’Estellencs, Cala Banyalbufar, Port de Valdemossa, Sa Foradada and Cala de Deyà for a lunch time anchorage and swim. Arrive in the tranquil Port de Sóller, where the night can be spent in port or at anchor in the sheltered bay.
Day 3: Sóller – Pollença
Day 3 of your Spanish yacht charter showcases the rugged beauty of Mallorca’s northern coastline. Cruise alongside the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range that runs all the way from Sóller to Cap Formentor. Mythical bays overlooked by daunting peaks and spotted forestry taunt. Sa Colobra is a sight to behold, comfortably nestled in the dramatic landscape. Cruise further East for the atmospheric beach bars of Cala Sant Vincenç. Navigate Cap Formentor before dropping anchor in the Bay of Pollença for the night. The bay offers plenty of shelter for a peaceful night at anchor.
Mallorca to Menorca by Yacht
Day 4: Pollença – Ciutadella
Wake up on your charter yacht in the beautiful bay of Pollença. Soak in the enchanting landscape and delicious Spanish weather. The idyllic Mallorcan town of Pollença is a short tender ride away. Spend an hour or two wandering through the un-spoilt streets. Enjoy a fresh breakfast in one of the cute cafés that line the steep streets and sunny squares. Pollença is a great destination for souvenir shopping, so pick up some bespoke gifts for your friends and family that missed out on a memorable Balearics yacht charter! Once back on your charter yacht, make the most of the toys in your garage. The waters around Cap Formentor are legendary for scuba diving and snorkeling. Dry off in the sun with a late lunch prepared by your crew, before setting sail for new lands. Menorca is in sight.
Day 5: Ciutadella – Fornells
Ciutadella de Menorca is Menorca’s Western most town. A concentration of culture, defined by sandstone building and dainty shops and cafés, Ciutadella is a tranquil place for a morning meander. Don’t get lost in the cobbled streets however, as it will soon be time to set sail along the northern seaboard of the ‘jewel of the Balearics’. Cala Algaiarens is a beautiful example of the Balearic Island’s beauty, with 2 glorious golden sandy beaches nestled within a idyllic cove. Cala del Pilar further East offers more tranquility, away from tourists. This stretch of coastline is largely un-touched, so enjoy a lunch on-board prepared by your crew. Enjoy on the aft deck or flybridge, immersed in the immaculate landscape. Selecting the perfect spot for an afternoon swim or snorkel may prove a challenge for more indecisive guests, with so many tantalizing coves and islets to choose from. After a day of appreciating Menorca’s beauty from the Mediterranean, take to the land to soak in the laid back culture of this Spanish treasure. Disembark in the Port of Fornells, and lose yourself among the white buildings and palm trees that make the town so remarkable. Famed for lovely locals and fresh fish, Fornells is the perfect place to experience Menorca’s culture in all of its infectious beauty.
Day 6: Fornells – Parque Natural de s’Albufera – Mahon
Day 6 of this Balearics yacht charter itinerary offers the opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful areas of Menorca. Head South East from Fornell, in the direction of Menorca’s capital city, Mahon. Proudly located on the coastline before Mahon is the Parque Natural de s’Albufera des Grau, one of the islands true natural wonders. A paradise free from the imprint of man, this nature reserve boasts dramatic cliffs, unique habitats and a chain of 5 enchanting islets. This natural wonderland is deserving of a days exploration and appreciation, before cruising onwards to Mahon.
Day 7: Mahon
Mahon is Menorca’s capital city, and boasts one of the largest natural harbours in the world. Spend two nights in the bustling port to make the most of Menorca’s lifestyle and offerings before cruising back to Mallorca. Spend a relaxing day wandering around the delightful city, shopping or sipping on local crafted gin. Chic cafés and tapas bars are in good supply, offering plenty of opportunities to soak in the famous laid-back atmosphere and enjoy some local produce. Famous for it’s shoe industry, Jaime Mascaró, the designer behind the Pretty Ballerinas trend and Menorca native, has a shop in Mahon at Carrer de ses Moreres 29. Why not pick up the finishing touch to your evening wear? Finish the day with creative tapas and carefully matched wines in Taverna Ca’s Mestre D’Aixa, and maybe a cocktail or two in the portside bars before heading back to your yacht.
Menorca to Mallorca by Yacht
Day 8: Mahon – Cala Ratjada
Depart Mahon early to arrive back in Mallorca’s Cala Ratjada by early afternoon. The East of Mallorca is known as the Calas de Mallorca, or the Coast of the Coves. Spend the evening at anchor in the tranquil surroundings. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the water toys in the garage of your charter yacht! If white sandy beaches are to your taste, then you’re in luck! While beaches in the direct vicinity of Cala Ratjada get quite busy in Summer months, cruise slightly south where beaches are less accessible to those not on a private yacht.
Day 9: Cala Ratjada – Cala Figueres
Wake up in a peaceful bay on the Calas de Mallorca, ready for a day of cove exploration, swimming and sun-bathing. Day 9 is a peaceful day of slow cruising, allowing you the freedom to swim, snorkel, scuba dive or lay in the sun as you wish. Portocristo offers an appetizing palette of restaurants for lunch, including famous tapas bar Tr3nta-1 and Quince in the port. The Drach Caves are a worthy stop, offering the chance to experience one of the world’s largest underground lakes. Carry on cruising on your yacht South, towards Cala Figueres. Drop anchor or book a place in port for the night. Make sure to ask your crew to wake up extra early to purchase the catch of the day for an extra special lunch on the final day of your Spanish yacht charter!
Day 10: Cala Figueres – Palma
Wake up early on the final day of your Balearics yacht charter to make the most of an action-packed day! First stop is the Cabrera Archipelago, a chain of 19 protected islands 10km south of the mainland. A hotspot for scuba diving and snorkeling, frequent visits from loggerhead turtles, dolphins and whales add a real sense of excitement and wonder to exploration of the waters. After a morning of exotic sea-life spotting, cruise to Es Trenc. Drop anchor in the bay of one of the best beaches in Europe, and enjoy a final feast of fresh seafood served alfresco style. Savour the final hours of yacht charter life as you cruise past the dramatic cliffs of Cabo Blanco. Arrive in Palma in the evening, to end this memorable Balearics yacht charter experience.
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