Yacht charters Mallorca
When is the charter season in Mallorca?
The main charter season in Mallorca is over the summer, with the busiest months being July and August. Mallorca is a primary Trans Atlantic hub, with yachts being around all year. Midseason is placed 2-3 months around the summer, starting in late April and ending late September. Different yacht managers will have different season spans, so looking for specific dates for “high season” is pointless without tying the dates to the boat. Technically, charters are possible all year round, with the winter tourism blooming in recent years. We’re on the island of Mallorca, inquire and let’s find an itinerary and a yacht!
What are the top reasons to charter in Mallorca?
- the island of Mallorca has many different locations- busy Palma, scenic Mountains, quiet North, dramatic West
- the temperatures range from 85°F – 100°F
- many state-of-the-art marinas – main Transatlantic hub
- Meditteranean food- from light salads to heavy Sobrasada (Iberian pig sausage). Usually centered around fresh fish and seafood, the Mallorca cuisine is quite versatile!
- wide range of charter prices, as opposed to other locations (suits most budgets)
What is a crewed yacht charter/boat rental in Mallorca
A crewed yacht charter in Mallorca includes a boat, crew, and provisioning services. The prices on this website show the base boat price, not including the value-added tax (VAT) of 21% (usually stated in the yacht details). For crewed yachts, the crew price is included (tips are not required as in the Caribbean, but are expected and supported). Most crewed yachts in Mallorca will ask for an Advance Provisioning Allowance, covering the items that can be expected on a charter (food, drinks, fuel, marina fees, etc). The APA is usually 20% for the catamarans and 30% for the motor yachts. Note that the APA is a transparent cost item and the unused funds are returned at the end.
Most charters on Mallorca are 7 nights and start on a Saturday. The prices in Mallorca are usually per week (unless stated otherwise). Note that a shorter charter will be slightly higher than the fraction of the week. The prices of charters are in Euro (€).
The sailing area of the Balearic is less prone to hurricanes or weather cancellations, nevertheless, trip insurance is always advised.
Top 5 yacht charter areas in Mallorca
Mallorca is an ideal place for a 7 days circumnavigation. The most popular areas to charter in Mallorca are:
Palma – the South
A lively, historical and flourishing area. It’s advisable to skip the beaches and go for the cliffs of Cabo Blanco and Es Trenc. Wonderful scenery with sceneries begging for a refreshing swim.
Porto Colom, Porto Cristo
Beautiful coves, with sandy bottom and crystal clear water. Many areas here can’t be easily reached from the land, making them ideal as yacht charter spots. Having a knowledgeable crew is a must.
Watersport paradise, a great place to test the wind-dependent water toys.
Epic sceneries of the huge cliffs with intertwined beaches. An absolute must in Mallorca.
The peaceful area is full of olives. Perhaps a little bit of the French charm causes that many guests stay an extra day.
Close to Palma, a nice mix of some of the high-end marinas like Port Adriano, nice cliffs for sunsets or cliff jumping and local beaches (mostly densely occupied).
Types of yachts available for a charter in Mallorca
We recommend two main types of charters for a yacht charter in Mallorca: crewed charters and captain only charters. Captain only charters are a hands-on experience, where the guests prepare meals and run what happens inside (cleaning, etc). Crewed charters are a hotel like an experience, where the guests can fully relax and all is handled by a competent crew. A mix of the two is possible with a stewardess added to the captain-only charter, nevertheless if the budget permits, the two are really not comparable.
Crewed Charters in Mallorca
The crewed yachts are the hands-off, all taken care of experience. Ideal when the guests want to experience a high-end hotel type of service with professional chefs and the best captains. Only the most experienced captains are selected for a crewed charter and they work like a well-oiled machine with the rest of the crew – chef, stewardess, engineer, etc.
Captain Only Charter in Mallorca
Captain only yachts are more budget friendly. A skipper is added to a bareboat yacht (although some yachts are Captain Only with no bareboat option), with a possibility to add a stewardess. as they only have a skipper. The difference from a crewed charter is quite considerable because the experience is more improvised. The meals might be much simpler, the service is more hands-on for the guest. It is, nevertheless, a fine option to charter a boat in Mallorca.
Chartering sailing yachts
Sailing yachts are a great choice for Mallorca, as the west and south of the islands are quite windy year round. Especially the afternoon breeze in the Bay of Alcudia is well renowned and sought after by windsurfers and kitesurfers alike. The wind for the most part stable and quite predictable and the swells are not as bad as in some other Mediterranean locations.
Chartering motor yachts
Motor yachts are ideal because there is a huge selection of the boats. Since Mallorca is a large island, the huge Bay of Palma with the surrounding areas of mixed sandy beaches and huge rock formations are just the perfect place for many owners to keep their yachts year long. Many of the yachts are not available publicly, it’s always best to inquire and get the offer for your specific dates.
Catamarans are a family friendly boat with two hulls and large size of the deck. In Mallorca, they are perfect because they have a shallow draft and can easily anchor in one of the many bays around the island. Simply anchor close to secluded caves, lower the platform, explore the area, try the water toys – a perfect family vacation.