Charter a Luxury Yacht in the Balearic Islands and explore Palma, Port Andratx, Soller, Pollensa, Cala Rajada, Cala d’Or, and Cabrera Isles on this 8-day Mallorca sailing itinerary
A luxury yacht charter to the Balearic Islands is what dreams are made of. A scenic holiday destination for the world at large, Mallorca is the largest among the Balearic and is best explored in a sailing boat as you can navigate the waters around the stone-shaped island. Although second only to Ibiza for the glittery nightlife, Mallorca is widely sought after as it offers a respite to everyone: from friends to family to couples looking for a romantic getaway to even solo travelers who can’t get enough of the nomadic life.
Mallorca offers a rich blend of the oozing exotic along with a touch of the glitzy cosmopolitan vibe that’s effervescent in the whole Balearic Islands. During your Mallorca yacht charter journey, you can stroll through quaint villages and the old town of Palma, take a siesta in a marina or a beachfront gazing at the jaw-dropping landscapes the day through, and partake in gastronomy that borrows from Spanish and French culinary arts.
Mallorca or Majorca is officially a part of Spain, so connectivity is never a hassle. Just head to the Palma airport directly or via Madrid or Barcelona and kickstart the vacation of your life with our skippered yacht itineraries and true-blue hospitality as always. The island is an all-year-round tourist spot with 300 sunny days, so there’s never a bad time to plan a Mallorca itinerary. Maybe today is the day?
Cyclades Sailing Itinerary
A week is typically enough for a laidback yacht itinerary in Mallorca, but you can customize your vacation according to your preferences and taste. Just make sure you discuss your changes with the captain and also be open to suggestions. All Mallorca yacht charters are tailored according to the sea and weather conditions at the time of sailing.
In our one-week Mallorca itinerary, we start from Palma the capital and head west. From Port d’Andratx, we head north and circumnavigate the Mallorcan island witnessing the Balearic Sea in all its glory. We also sail to the nearby wilderness of Cabrera before returning to the Palma port for your journey homewards.
Yacht Charter Day 0 – Arrive in Palma
We start our 6-day Mallorca yacht itinerary from Palma. After you enter the capital city, take the day to explore the “cosmopolitan rush” that it offers. Perhaps jumpstart your holiday with a brunch at a Michelin-starred restaurant at any of the eight luxurious marinas in the Palma port. (We recommend Il Paradiso near Port Calanova Marina.) Post lunch, head to the bustling city to witness market blocks and quiet neighborhoods as you amble your way to the city centre.
The port in Palma de Mallorca is one of the largest and most exquisite in Europe. The waterfront is usually crowded throughout the year, but you’ll find respite as you walk into the town. Quaint, cobbled streets, an imposing gothic cathedral, and numerous alleyways that are great for a post-siesta walk.
Board the skippered yacht post noon at around 4 PM and head to Puerto Andratx.
Sailing in Palma – Things to Know
- Palma is the largest port in Mallorca and a waterfront capital
- Several options for mooring with fine-dine and entertainment options at every corner
Mooring in Palma – Things to Do
- Walk on the cobblestone streets of the old town of Palma
- Grab a sumptuous meal at a five-star restaurant
- Visit the La Seu cathedral (Palma Cathedral), Europe’s most famous gothic church
Yacht Charter Day 1 – Port d’Andratx
Puerto Andratx is just 17 nautical miles from the Palma port, which makes for a brief but scenic sail on day two of your Mallorca yacht charter itinerary. Located on the southwestern tip of Mallorca, the port sits at the base of a family of hills that are lined with plush villas that you can consider for accommodation.
After mooring at the port, you can consider renting one of the villas for an overnight stay, head to a small diner to take in the local gastronomy, or just head inwards to experience the local milieu and the slow lifestyle of the Bahamians.
We also recommend going to the Sant Elm beach and hiking to the ruins of La Trapa Monastery adjacent to an olden watchtower.
Sailing in Port d’Andratx – Things to Know
- Paid moorings are available at the port
- The anchorages of Andratx are nice and cozy
Mooring in Port d’Andratx – Things to Do
- Visit Port of Valdemosa and Cala Deia
- Visit Sant Elm white sand beach
- Visit the ruins of La Trapa Monastery
- Watch the sunset at a beachfront restaurant like Tim’s Bar
Yacht Charter Day 2 – Sóller
Soller is a great spot for the adventurous. Famously pleasant yet a bit rustic, it is a spot worthy of Instagram stories. We recommend leaving the yacht and climbing a trail upward the hills to reach a point of magnificent scenic beauty. A photograph in the backdrop of this landscape is bound to attract unreal amounts of likes and comments on the ‘gram.
Perhaps more lovely pictures will come during your journey on the century-old tram which will take you through orange orchards that are a sight to behold from afar. Also, don’t forget the galleries showcasing Picasso and other renowned European painters.
If you took the hike in Andratx, you may want to sit this one out and take a stroll through the cobbled streets instead. Lots of small restaurants and shops to spend time here and maybe even take a souvenir or two back home. Need to get a few souvenirs for friends and family back home? Soller is the place.
Mooring in Sóller – Things to Do
- Experience a long hike to the hills
- Take the 100-year-old tram
- Eat local delicacies made of sardines
- Visit the Mercadona Market
- Spot the Sierra Tramuntana peak
Yacht Charter Day 3 – Pollença
Feels like a lot of hills and climbing in your itinerary so far? Well, a long sail to Pollenca will make things better. Arguably the most beautiful spot in the whole of Mallorca, this northern tip is great for some sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling. Choose any of the safe anchorages in Pollenca and take in the sun as you swim with corals and exotic marine life.
Pollenca has remarkable historical attractions if you can’t get enough of Mallorcan history. There are ruins of the 14th-century nunnery called Santuari de la Mar de Déu des Puig as well as Pont Romà, a decrepit two-arched bridge. If Soller makes you down glasses of rum, Pollenca is known for its coffee-serving cafes.
This is also a great spot for scuba diving where you can explore rich corals and swim with fish.
Mooring in Pollença – Things to Do
- Scuba diving, swimming, and snorkeling
- Visit Cala Clara and Cala Molins
- Attend the Pollenca Music Festival in July and August
- Visit Formentor Lighthouse
Yacht Charter Day 4 – Cala Ratjada
A small lighthouse will greet you as you approach this small fishing village on the northeastern side of the Mallorcan island. Spanning several white sand beaches splashing turquoise waters, Cala Ratjada (or Rajada) is similar to Pollensia in a lot of ways.
Spend the day swimming and snorkeling in the aqua-green waters and get rid of the tiredness with some cool cocktails and local delicacies. Head to the Blue Flag Cala Agulla beach or Sa Pedruscada beach to watch the sun go down, and combine it with some nightcap.
Walk to the lighthouse in the evening as it will offer a 360-degree view of the Balearic Sea and the Mallorcan island, which will definitely be recorded as “a vacay moment” of your charter holiday.
Mooring in Cala Ratjada – Things to Do
- Swimming and snorkeling in the turquoise waters
- Visit the local lighthouse
- Hike to mount Punta de Capdepera
- Spot the llaüts (wooden fishing boats)
- Visit Cala Agulla and Sa Pedruscada beaches
Yacht Charter Day 5 – Cala d’Or
Cala d’Or offers something to everyone. If you’re adventurous (which you low-key have to be for choosing Mallorca), take the hiking trail through the hills and imposing sea cliffs. Or, get some entertainment across the bars, resorts, and restaurants that dot the roads from the main marina.
Cala d’Or is also famous for its pleasant weather, which stays the same throughout the year. If you like to always be in a pleasant climate, stay at Cala d’Or for a day or two more to experience the cool sea breeze while snacking on your favorite appetizer on the beachfront.
Sailing in Cala D’Or – Things to Know
- Moor at the Port Petit for a convenient stay
Mooring in Cala D’Or – Things to Do
- Visit Cala Esmeralda and Cala Serena beaches
Yacht Charter Day 6 – Cabrera
Cabrera Island is located to the south of Mallorca and is a little over 2 hours from Cala d’Or. We added this into the itinerary as it is one of the most beautiful places in the world for snorkeling. It is one of the dozen or more uninhabited islands on the Balearic archipelago and is tightly preserved for its marine life. Here you can swim with turtles, different kinds of fish and marine life and fauna, and even spot dolphins.
The island also offers a peek into its history with a 19th-century lighthouse and a defunct military base. After Palma, Cabrera holds the mark of being a historical attraction in Mallorca.
Sailing in Cabrera – Things to Know
- Isla de Cabrera requires a permit before arrival
Mooring in Cabrera – Things to Do
- Visit the Castello, a memorial castle
- Dive under the Cova Blava clove
Yacht Charter Day 7 – Back to Palma
The sail back to Palma port will all be about relaxing. Sip some rum or wine while sunbathing on the yacht before you blend into the luxury resort vibe of Palma. Visit places that you missed when you landed or simply settle for an early dinner by a marina.
If you would like, you can also join a sailing school and take some boating classes. If you’re lucky, you can also view the boat and catamaran shows that happen occasionally in the marina. A truly splendid way to sign off your guided Mallorca yacht itinerary.