Sailing round Mallorca is possible in a week on your Balearic charter holiday. It is not however a “no thought involved” easy option, in 2 weeks the trip can be relaxed however in 1 week you commit to sailing most of every day,generally you need to make good 30Nm or more. Great for some crews but for a mixed interest crew or family who want to anchor & swim, take a late start, maybe a stopover day in Palma, Cabrera National park, Puerto Pollenca or Soller the timetable can be a little onerous. Sailing holidays in the Med are meant to be fun after all.
The next few guides will have detailed info on the various legs & destination ports & as always I will leave the pilot books to do what they do best.
Start at either our base in Puerto Pollenca or Puerto Alcudia & keep turning left to take advantage of the prevailing winds. Pass a quite spectacular Cap Formentor & head west to Puerto Soller on the mountainous northern spine of Mallorca. Most likely your next stop will be beautiful Puerto Andraitx in the SW of the island. (Closest departure for Ibiza if you charter a yacht in the Mediterranean.)
Those are the 2 long legs and after that your Balearic charter cruise can relax a bit so take your pick from Puerto Palma or another marina in Palma bay, Portals maybe?
The next major turn to port is after the salt flats Punta Salinas & Cabrera. North up the East coast of Mallorca, my favourite cruising ground with Mallorcas Calas, interesting unspoilt ports and Menorca only a day sail away.
Start : Alcudia/Pollenca both great beach towns.
- Puerto Soller.
- Palma /Bay.
- Cabrera Park or Cala d’or ?
- Calas or Porto Colom or Porto Cristo.
- Calas or Colonia San Pere.
If you have 2 weeks a very flexible route, with option to anchor for a beach party, some night life, & lots of great restaurants for sure. The real Mallorca; people & landscape. That’s what yacht charter Balearic Islands is all about.