Balearic Islands Yacht Charter
Best for: Sandy bays, lively villages, developed marina infrastructure, genuine sailing winds
Look out for: 'Round the island' itinerary rather than island to island
Balearic Islands Yachts
What to Expect in the Balearic Islands
With stunning golden sandy beaches, lovely crystal clear waters, lively nightlife and fantastic Spanish cuisine, these islands have been popular with land-based travellers for many years. A yacht charter in the Balearics allows sailors to dip in and out of bays and harbours at their leisure, not just seeing more of one island, but providing the opportunity to visit multiple islands on one holiday. Even on a one week holiday you could visit Majorca, Menorca and Cabrera comfortably. Alternatively, take it easy and meander from bay to bay, anchoring off one of the many golden beaches by day and at night mooring in a quiet village or lively hotspot.
Balearic Islands at a Glance
Sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, Mediterranean climate and great Spanish food make this a lovely sailing destination
Consisting of Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca, Formentera and Cabrera, the Balearics are a sailor's paradise of bays, harbours and villages
Wind direction changes depending on location, but generally around Majorca the winds are from the north and blow a nice Force 3-4
Balearic Islands Sailing Itineraries
The Balearics include several islands that are firmly imprinted in the minds of many British holidaymakers - Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca. It is sailing that is increasingly coming to the attention of visitors to the Balearics however, with the opportunity to see the islands in a very different light, away from the mass tourism and British themed tourist strips.
Sailing from Palma, this one week itinerary sails anti-clockwise and includes the lovely island of Cabrera.
Sailing from Ibiza town this short hop itinerary includes the island of Formentera.
The weather in the Balearics is typically Mediterranean, with long hot and dry summers. During peak season of July and August temperatures average in the early 30s. In May and October you'll experience temps in the early to mid 20s.
The winds are mostly moderate and average Force 3-4 (light to moderate winds). In Majorca and Menorca the wind comes predominantly from the north. In Mahon, the wind blows from the north 245 days a year. In Ibiza, Formentera and the other islands, the wind comes more from the south-east and wind speeds are generally lower.
Our Balearic Island Bases
Our primary base in the Balearic Islands is Palma, the capital city of the island of Majorca. Located just 15 minutes from the airport, Palma is a well sheltered marina with all the conveniences and entertainment required to start and finish a sailing holiday with a bang!