Catamaran Charter in Mallorca, the most comfortable option
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Sailing in Mallorca
Renting a sailing yacht in Majorca to revel in the unparalleled beauty of the island is a popular pastime during the spring break or summer holidays
What’s the best plan for a weeklong sailing holiday?
Getting to know Majorca aboard a sailing yacht is the best way to be in touch with the nature, explore all the quiet spots and anchorages of the island, and escape the beaten path of summer vacationers. Be it for a quiet holiday with your significant other or family, or for an adventure type of vacation, the island is a destination that fits your holiday plans.
Here is our top list of activities to discover the best Majorca has to offer:
- Discover the best anchorages and beaches. We recommend exploring the anchorages of Cabo Blanco, Cala Pitomar, Cala Varques and Cala San Vicente, or simply enjoy the beaches of Calas Figuera, Antegora or Mondragó, and swim in the pristine waters bathing the island.
- If you enjoy walking, we recommend combining anchoring with walking or hiking. Isla Dragonera is an amazing spot to discover on foot. Simply walk towards Faro Viejo, Faro Tramontana or Mirador de Na Mirada for splendid panoramic views. Besides being one of the oldest settlements on the island, Cala Boquer is an unmissable romantic spot thanks to the ancient Roman ruins of Bocchoris.
- Majorca is a great diving and snorkeling spot, and both newbies and experienced divers can enjoy its aquatic splendour directly from a boat all year round. You can also experiment with underwater photography. The submarine scenery of Mallorca is extremely varied and comprises of caves, reefs, archaeological remains and rich marine life. Some well-known diving spots include Tramuntana, Isla de Dragonera, Bahía de Palma, and the north-eastern and eastern parts of the isle.
- Experienced divers can also explore marine caves in D’Es Coloms and Ses Llàgrimes.
Why opt for yacht charter in Majorca?
Owning and maintaining a boat can be extremely expensive, especially when this is used for a short time, typically less than 30 days a year, which is too short to cover for the purchasing expense, while still incurring additional costs.
Besides saving up on maintenance costs, another advantage of approaching a sailboat rental company in Majorca is that you can have all planning and organizing sorted out so you can focus on what’s most important to you: enjoying the holiday!
Rental options include bareboat and crewed boats, as well as contracting a cook, to make sure you sample the finest cuisine during your sailing trip. And if you haven’t visited Majorca before, or don’t have the time to organize your holiday, we can work with you to design a sailing plan according to your needs and help you discover the most beautiful places around the island.
Sailing Dreams is a company founded in 1998 offering services of yacht charter in Majorca.
Sailing holidays in Formentera
The unspoiled nature and the promise of authentic tourism that blends in with the environment have gained the fame of this small Balearic island, unsurprisingly dubbed the last Mediterranean paradise.
Exploring Formentera requires arranging your yacht charter from Ibiza island. Once at sea, the first place to discover is a wild unspoiled island, Isla de Espalmador; you can enjoy a free natural beauty treatment in the sulfur mud baths surrounding this island. Depending on the type of boat you rented and wind direction, there are two anchorages you may wish to explore: Torretas cove and the port of Espalmador. Other options for mooring are the Es Trocadors beach, famed to be the best beach in Formentera, and Illetes beach. If you sail by Sa Platgeta des Carregador or S’Estany des Peix, stop to enjoy a delicious seafood meal, or to get supplies for the rest of the trip. If you decide to set anchor in the port of La Sabina, rent a motorbike and explore the many beautiful places and cliffs around the island.
The seabed close to Formentera is amazingly beautiful and easy to explore, since the waters are crystal clear and spotlessly clean; don’t forget to bring along your snorkelling or scuba diving equipment to enjoy its natural beauty. Punta Rasa is probably the best spot for snorkelling. There are numerous other small coves around Formentera that are probably more difficult to access by boat than the known ones. Check our blog post about our selection of coves in Formentera to help you plan your sailing route and anchorages ahead of time.
Given the short distance between the two islands, you can plan your yacht charter from Ibiza and explore Formentera as well, thus enjoying very different geographies and landscapes, all the while with safe anchorages when wind changes direction. Check our tips for planning your route and anchorages in Ibiza.
Best anchorages in Formentera
Isla de Espalmador
Only exposed to west winds. This is part of a nature reserve with white sand beaches. Anchoring is over the same sand with weed patches. You must avoid anchoring in the meadows of Posidonia grass which are vital for the regeneration of the marine habitat and are protected as part of the nature reserve.
Here you’ll be exposed to winds from the north and north east. Anchoring is over clean sand. Along the east side of this anchorage are probably the best beaches the Baleares islands have to offer. Gently shelving crystalline water over brilliant white coral sand. Because of this mixed blessing it is a CGI crowd scene during summer. For those who find solace in places like Cala Sardina it will amount to a living, summertime hell. There are various restaurants, among the most well known are Juan y Andrea and Es Moli de la Sal.
Playa de la Savina
Exposed to winds from the north through the north east. Anchoring again, as is common on Formentera, in clean, white sand. Aquamarine water of startling clarity with beaches of brilliant white coral sand. This anchorage is near to the recreational marina of Formentera. The beach bar Tiburón would be an ideal location to have a cocktail and enjoy another divine sunset vista courtesy of the Pitiusas islands.
Playa de Levante
Expect to be open to the east wind this time, on the opposite side of a narrow spit of land from Illetas. As beautiful as Illetas but with far fewer boats as the predominant summer winds are south easterlies here. More of that almost infinite Formentera white sand to anchor over.
Es Calo des Mort
Open to the east with the anchorage over sand with the occasional rock. Our favorite hideaway on Formentera, a natural corner, a rare peaceful and idyllic sanctuary. Without any doubt, one of the best anchorages in Formentera.
Between Es Pujols y Punta Prima
You’ll be anchoring over sand and exposed only to the wind from the east. A divine little location with good shelter from the south winds. Take great care with the rocky bottom near Es Pujols. From here you can approach the village of Es Pujols to provision or eat in one of the restaurants there. You should avoid approaching the shallow, rocky anchorage area near Es Pujols at night.
Open to the west and anchor over sand again. A pristine and pretty cove with crystal clear water and warm Autumnal colors to the surrounding rocks. Again if you want to argue it out over a beer, possibly the best anchorage in Formentera to watch the sunset. Expect an over-ample supply of people to discuss this with during July and August however.
The best anchorages in Menorca
Catamaran charter in Ibiza
You can travel far and wide. I have, I'm halfway through my second world circumnavigation by sailboat. Encounters with special places are a staple delight for me. But finding magical destinations might not need such an odyssey. Islands with an intoxicating combination of divine energy, positive vibrations, heartbreaking beauty, precious nature and universal joy for all do exist... But sadly, are spread somewhat sparingly around the world. They are a delightful confection of positive human influence, serendipitous history, a light touch, and the most generous blessings of nature, warm, pine and rosemary fragrant lands, crystal seas, blissful skies and a glittering sun. You will find this magician's potion in Ibiza. Do we bring the good energy and love with us, or was it already there, waiting? I'm still not sure, you decide.