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Palma is the main city of the island of Mallorca (or Majorca!). Located only 7 kilometres from the airport, the port of Palma is an ideal base for pleasure boaters on a cruise in the Balearic Archipelago. It is the perfect location for a yacht charter in Mallorca.

Set in a large bay on the island's southeast coast, Palma is a sheltered place that is easily accessible. The city centre is only 4 kilometres away, and you can walk along the harbour to go into town or get a bus or taxi. There are nine yacht clubs and marinas along the bay of Palma.

The main harbour is Marina Port de Mallorca. It is well known for its excellent hospitality and modern infrastructure. With its 200 berths accessible to 12 to 50-metre-long yachts, this port of call offers a peaceful and safe break. Surveillance and access to the marina are operational day and night.

Once you have safely docked your yacht with the assistance of harbour staff, you will be able to enjoy the many services available: car rental, concierge service, boat and on-board cleaning, courtesy cars, taxi service, shipyard and repair services, selective waste collection, Wi-Fi, water and electricity and so on. You will also find multiple bars, restaurants, supermarkets, clubs, casinos... Plus, the reception will happily provide you with all the necessary tourist and nautical information for your stop in Palma and cruise in the Balearic Islands.

Marina Port de Mallorca has been awarded many awards, including blue flag status, since 2002, meeting the highest standards of quality, security and environmental friendliness. You could also make a stopover in one of the two private yacht clubs located in the bay of Palma: the Club de Mar Mallorca and the Real Club Nautico. Both of them offer upscale services of high quality.

Three Reasons to Charter a Yacht in Palma, Mallorca

  • Navigation Conditions: The Balearic Islands are an ideal destination for a yacht charter, as the climate is well suited to sailing. From May to October, the weather brings hot, dry, sunny days, and winds are mild (blowing from the North), so navigation is peaceful. With temperatures averaging mid-late 20s, you can kick back and relax on board your yacht under the heat of the Mediterranean sun.

  • Beautiful Beaches and Scenery: Spain is known for its glorious beach/sun holidays, and in the Balearic Islands, you will find the crème-de-la-crème of flawless beaches. Palma is full of beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters. Just a short distance from the city centre, you'll find beaches such as Playa de Palma, Cala Major, and Illetas, where you can soak up the sun, swim, or indulge in various water sports activities.

    Spend your days sailing along the coast of Palma offers stunning views of the city's skyline, with the impressive Palma Cathedral, Bellver Castle, and colourful waterfront promenade known as Paseo Marítimo. The surrounding landscape features picturesque cliffs, hidden coves, and sandy beaches, providing a diverse and scenic backdrop for your sailing adventures.

  • Gastronomy: Palma offers a vibrant culinary scene, with an abundance of restaurants, tapas, bars, and cafés to satisfy every palate. Sample traditional dishes of Spain and Mallorca, such as paella, sobrasada (a local sausage), and ensaïmada (a sweet pastry). The city is also home to several Michelin-starred restaurants, offering a range of gourmet experiences.

Sail from Palma to other destinations in the Balearic Islands

Ibiza

From Palma de Mallorca to Ibiza, sailing offers a delightful adventure through Spain's Balearic Islands. Covering a distance of approximately 85 nautical miles, or 157 kilometres (98 miles), the journey across the Mediterranean Sea typically takes around 6 to 10 hours, depending on your boat's speed and prevailing wind conditions. Departing from Palma, you can chart a course westward, navigating across the azure waters and passing by the charming island of Formentera before reaching Ibiza. Alternatively, you might consider breaking up the voyage by stopping at other captivating islands or coastal towns, such as Cabrera or Menorca, along the way. The Balearic Islands boast a Mediterranean climate, with April to October being the prime sailing season due to favourable weather and predictable winds. In Palma and Ibiza, numerous marinas and anchorages are available, providing essential amenities and services for boaters. Popular marinas in Ibiza include Marina Ibiza, Marina Santa Eulalia, and Marina Botafoch.

Best tours to do in Palma

Palma de Mallorca is full of great tours and activities to explore the city's rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture. Here are some popular tours you can consider while visiting Palma:

  • Palma Old Town Walking Tours: Take a guided walking tour through the narrow streets of Palma's historic quarter, known as the Old Town. Discover architectural gems such as Palma Cathedral, Bellver Castle, the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, and the charming courtyards of Palma's noble houses.
  • Palma Bike Tours: Explore the city on two wheels with a guided bike tour. Pedal through the city's streets, visit iconic landmarks and discover hidden corners of Palma while enjoying the fresh air and the beauty of the surroundings.
  • Palma Food and Wine Tours: Indulge in a culinary journey through Palma's gastronomic delights. Join a food and wine tour that takes you to local markets, tapas bars, and traditional restaurants, where you can savour a variety of delicious Spanish and Mallorcan dishes.
  • Palma Segway Tours: Glide through the streets of Palma on a Segway tour, covering more ground and effortlessly exploring the city's highlights. Enjoy a fun and informative experience as you zip around popular sites and landmarks.
  • Palma Beaches and Coves Tours: Discover the natural beauty of Mallorca's coast on a guided tour of the stunning beaches and hidden coves near Palma. Visit picturesque spots such as Cala Major, Illetas, and Portals Vells, and relax on the sandy shores or swim in crystal-clear water.

Choosing the perfect boat to rent

Regarding yacht rental, the options can seem overwhelming! At GlobeSailor, we have boats of all shapes and sizes for you to rent. Our yachts range in length, cabins, berths, boat model, build year, add-ons such as a dinghy or water sports equipment, and price.

Your cabins will vary depending on the sailboat or catamaran you choose. Usually, cabins will be single or doubles, meaning they can accommodate one or two people. There are also double cabins for individual use available on some boats, which is a cabin type for one guest who wishes to have more space aboard the yacht.

We offer guests a choice between a sailboat, catamaran, motor boat, luxury yacht, gulet or even houseboat! The choices are endless!

Most guests choose either a sailboat or a catamaran to rent. Both boats have unique characteristics to satisfy the varying needs of clients.

A monohull or a sailboat is a traditional boat with one hull (mono!). It is focused on performance and offers sailors the traditional sailing experience. Many sailors like the classic feel of a monohull. A monohull might be best for you if you fancy yourself a true captain of the seas! GlobeSailor has many boat rentals for our guests, including popular models like Oceanis or DuFour Grand Large.

Catamarans have more than one hull. The multihull of a catamaran offers its guests more stability as the boat is equipped to rock less against the sea waves. A catamaran is also more spacious than a monohull. Catamarans usually range from 30 feet to 60 feet, with the average length being around 45 feet. Catamarans have less heeling (tilting) than monohulls, providing passengers a more comfortable and stable ride. Catamarans also have a shallower draft, which means they can sail in waters with a low tide and get closer to shore. The GlobeSailor catamaran fleet is massive, offering guests options for whatever charters they have in mind. Popular models, such as the Lagoon 46 and the Bali 4.5 model, can be found on our website.

Sailing Bareboat or With a Crew

Sailing bareboat or with a skipper and crew is a personal preference and depends on several factors, such as experience, comfort level, and budget. Suppose you are an experienced sailor with a good understanding of navigation. In that case, yacht charters without a skipper (also called bareboat) can be a rewarding adventure, providing more freedom and flexibility to explore the destination at your own pace. However, if you are a beginner or prefer a more relaxed sailing holiday, sailing with a skipper is the best option. A skipper is like the captain of the boat, and they can provide guidance, share their local knowledge, and ensure the safety of the crew and the yacht.

For some destinations, guests must hold a licence to charter a yacht without a skipper. Please ask your booking advisor for more details on sailing with a licence in Spain to ensure you have a great experience in Palma de Mallorca. Your booking advisor can also advise you on how to obtain your licence before your trip (depending on how what dates in the year your charter takes place).

There is also an option to have a hostess or a cook crew member on board the GlobeSailor yachts. A hostess is responsible for making two daily meals (usually breakfast and lunch) and will take care of the boat's upkeep (tidying common areas etc.). A cook is responsible for making all three meals on board the boat. Both crewed options allow clients to eat Spanish-inspired dishes aboard a beautiful sailboat. Some guests prefer to add a hostess to their yacht charter as it allows them to sail to a different marina each night and find the best authentic Italian restaurants on land. Sailing with a full crew offers guests an extra element of luxury as all the details are taken care of for you by the wonderful crew, leaving you free to relax all day long!

Please note the price of your charter will vary depending on whether you choose a bareboat or a crewed option. Each crew member you add to your charter is a different price and might change depending on your yacht type. To enquire about the price of each option, please contact one of our booking advisors who can provide you with more details on each rental.

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GlobeSailor has an incredible fleet of yachts, catamarans, motor boats, gulets and luxury yachts to offer you for rental. Our boats range in length, size and year of manufacture, and the number of cabins to accommodate your preferences. Choose the boat of your dreams that fits your and your crew's needs, and spend a week or two sailing around on the trip of a lifetime! You can also choose between renting a bareboat charter and a crewed charter (meaning hiring a skipper and crew). Our crewed option for a boat rental can be the best choice if you don't have much sailing knowledge but still want the independence of chartering a boat. Your skipper or captain will take care of the navigation, and the hostess/cook will ensure your vacation week is at the luxury level. Your hired crew will have private cabins, meaning there's plenty of space on your boat for everyone!

Our experienced crews can take care of all the details, leaving you and your guests to do all the relaxing in the sun! Whatever type of boat rental you're looking for, GlobeSailor can help you find it!

One of the best things about a yacht charter is its flexibility. You can make the most of your day by choosing your itinerary and touring the places that interest you the most, whether you want to island hop, explore the coastline, or both. It's entirely up to you how you spend your holiday, and sometimes, there's nothing better than relaxing in the sun on your private deck or one of the cabins while having an excellent book to read! Whether you're looking for a relaxing holiday, a cultural experience or an action-packed adventure, sailing in Palma de Mallorca in Spain has something to offer everyone.