Joining the boat in Puerto de Palma de Mallorca for our week Mallorca sailing charter’s is suggested. The airport is only a short taxi ride away. Set in a huge bay Palma has become a major hub for Mediterranean sailing, accessible in any weather and with capacity for thousands of yachts.
We focus our Mallorca week charters on Quiet Storm around Palma and the coastline to the south-east and south-west.* The exception is Isla de Cabrera which requires the whole week to be dedicated to it to do it justice. Here are some of our highlights!
Put Quiet Storm through her paces in the bay off Palma. There is nearly always a good breeze and other boats who want to have fun too!
Ashore in Palma visit the Gothic cathedral which still dominates the eastern side of the city. Let Palma draw you into her stunning Moorish alleyways and backstreets. Life is vibrant here with tapas bars and restaurants aplenty. Not to be missed.
Heading south away from Palma to the south-west we love Cala Portals. Good shelter (except in an easterly!) in this beautiful anchorage. Along with several cafes and restaurants there are Phoenician tombs on the southern cliffs to explore..
In sheltered conditions this magical little anchorage is second to none. A small ‘cala’ squeezed between rocky outcrops and unspoilt woods. Swim off the boat here in it’s pristine waters and count your lucky stars…
If heading off to the south-east from Palma and getting some full days under sail we make the effort to get to Porto Colom and the Club Nautico. It’s a beautiful natural harbour and just what you need when you’ve been sailing all day! If a rest day is in order we make our way to the Monastery of San Salvador – the view is amazing.
ISLA DE CABRERA*
This takes some effort, but it is worth it! Cabrera is a National Park and therefore requires a permit to visit by yacht (which is acquired in Palma). The 30nm from Palma to Cabrera is a wonderful sail south and you are rewarded with an island of amazing natural interest. Rare species abound and much of the flora and fauna is unique to the archipelago. Organised walks can be arranged with the park ranger as you cannot roam around the island unsupervised as before. The upside is you are guaranteed tranquility! When you visit Cabrera you cannot help but feel in a very privileged position and definitely far from the madding crowd.