Signposts around Mallorca by boat

With the yacht around Mallorca in a week

Around Mallorca in one week (about 190 nautical miles)
The circumnavigation of the island in a week is feasible, but it is imperative to pay attention to the weather forecast, and there is little time to enjoy Mallorca’s beautiful bays. Here the way is the goal.

Day 1: Takeover of the yacht in Marina La Lonja in Palma

The Yates Mallorca team will be waiting for you to hand over the yacht you have chartered at La Lonja Marina, directly opposite Palma’s old town and imposing cathedral. In our reception office there we welcome you on the normal charter Saturday from 12:00 o’clock for a detailed check-in in German, English or Spanish.

From the airport you can easily reach us by cab, the trip takes about 15 minutes. Of course you can also go by bus: Line 1 takes you from the airport almost to our front door.

If your flight lands before 12 noon, you can drop off your luggage at the pier. There are several cafes and bars nearby where you can enjoy the sun, have a coffee and/or breakfast.

Or use the time to shop and stroll through the Santa Catalina neighborhood market of the same name to stock up on fruits, vegetables, fresh fish and meat. Of course, you can also order your provisions from us in advance by shopping list. The order will then be delivered on board in time. You will automatically receive a corresponding shopping list 4 weeks before the start of the cruise, when we begin with the detailed planning of your arrival. A visit to the Mediterranean Santa Catalina market is always worthwhile. The colorful hustle and bustle, the many cafés, and the delicacies on offer immediately create a vacation feeling.

You have taken over your yacht, luggage and provisions are stowed, then it’s “cast off” and off to the next bay, or you can still enjoy the beautiful historic old town of Palma in peace. Since for our charter guests the berth in the Marina La Lonja is already included in the charter price for the entire charter period, you can explore the cultural and culinary diversity of Palma at your leisure. There is something for every taste and budget. Families will find large, shaded playgrounds in the nearby parks – Parc de Sa Feixina and Parc de la Mar – to linger and frolic. A true oasis is the medieval S’Hort del Rey, the King’s Garden, just a few minutes walk from our port. The Mediterranean trees provide shade and the many fountains and sculptures make this place a real gem with popular photo opportunities.

For those who prefer to go out to sea, for example, the very popular three-fingered or smuggler’s bay called Cala Portals Vells is a popular stopover on the way around the largest Balearic island.

Day 2: from PALMA to PORT D’ANDRATX (about 25 nautical miles)

The entrance through the fjord-like bay to Port d’Andratx is not only impressive, but also very scenic. On the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains around the port are many exclusive villas and houses, because the place is very popular with celebrities from all over the world and known as a noble address. The original fishing village was repeatedly raided by North African pirates in the Middle Ages. It was only with the rise of tourism from the 1960s that it increasingly developed into a meeting place for the international jet set. The harbor basin is shared by recreational and fishing boats. Two marinas and a buoy field are available for mooring and mooring. An ideal place to stroll around, browse in boutiques and stores and enjoy culinary delights in one of the numerous restaurants.

Day 3: from PORT D’ANDRATX to PORT de SÒLLER (about 25 nautical miles)

Early risers can make a short swim stop at Sant Elm, followed by 20 nautical miles of cliffs along the Tramuntana Mountains to Port de Sóller the only port on the north coast of Mallorca. This almost perfectly protected natural bay offers good protection from wind, but not from swell. Port de Sóller has moorings in the harbor as well as anchorages in the bay for all sailors and motorboaters.
The small picturesque coastal town of Port de Sóller is nestled in the famous orange groves of the Tramuntana. In the Middle Ages it was an important trading place and its remote location in the middle of the mountains protected it for a long time from over-tourism and its consequences. Culinary is worth mentioning the fresh red “Sóller gamba”, which is offered in many restaurants. Also worth a look or, depending on the time, a ride on the historic streetcar, Red Lightning, to the neighboring town of Sóller.

Day 4: from PORT de SÒLLER to PORT D’ALCUDIA (about 40 nautical miles)

Today starts the longest boat passage of the trip along the cliffs in the north of Mallorca. Nature here is almost devoid of vegetation. Shrubs and trees are rarely seen. If the weather conditions are good and you have good time management, you can stop for a swim on the way to Port d’Alcudia, for example in Cala de sa Calobra or Cala San Vicente. We also pass the famous Cap Formentor, Mallorca’s northernmost point.
Port d’Alcudia is an important port city in the north of Mallorca. The harbor and the anchorage in front of it are well protected during mistral from the north. The place is very touristic and offers a wide range of entertainment.

Day 5: from PORT D’ALCUDIA to PORTO CRISTO (about 35 nautical miles)

Today’s route to Porto Cristo passes white beaches, picturesque bays and turquoise waters. One of them, for example, is the extraordinarily beautiful Cala Mesquida. The turquoise waters of the bay, the white sandy beach, and the highest sand dunes of Mallorca offer a fantastic panorama and invite you to relax and swim. Nearby is also the enchanting small double bay Cala Guya – Cala Molto, whose wonderful sandy beaches with clear water have made the town of Cala Ratjada great. However, if you don’t want to miss the nature reserve of Cabrera, you should come as far as Porto Cristo today.

Porto Cristo has everything yachties could wish for in a Mediterranean port town. Like a fjord, the harbor is enclosed by the rock walls and thus well protected. The offer of moorings and infrastructure is excellent, the choice of good bars and restaurants is large and the long promenade invites you to stroll. End your day ashore in this beautiful ambiance.

Day 6: from PORTO CRISTO to CABRERA (approx. 35 nautical miles)

We continue southwest along the Calas Fantasticas, the coves of the cliff coast. Picturesque sceneries and sea lights in all imaginable shades of azure are offered. Mallorca’s east is more than richly blessed with these calas.

About 15 nautical miles south of Mallorca you will reach the nature reserve of Cabrera, the Goat Island, a natural paradise. One of the 50 buoys in the natural harbor Puerto Cabrera must be reserved in advance on the Internet. Those who cannot show a reservation will be asked by the nature park staff to leave the harbor bay in the evening, even if there are still buoys available. Anchoring is not allowed in the entire national park. The buoy reservation can be made online a maximum of 20 days before the desired berth date and in the high season a maximum of 1 night per vessel per week is released by the system.

The natural and protected island itself can be reached from the buoy with your own dinghy. The trip is worth it. Especially the landscape and the great wealth of plants and animals are an experience for every visitor. Wild goats are no longer to be found there, but a variety of different birds, insects and lizards. Historically, Cabrera has always played a role over the centuries, for example, was a monastery site, refuge for pirates, internment camp and military base. It is still a restricted military area, so some areas are not accessible and there may be restrictions. There is a small restaurant with drinks and simple snacks. Those who visit the Blue Grotto, the Cueva Azul, by dinghy from noon on, experience a magnificent play of colors when the sun penetrates the grotto and the sea reflects on the walls.
As soon as the sun goes down you can enjoy the most beautiful starry sky on and around Cabrera.

Day 7: from CABRERA to PALMA (about 30 nautical miles)

The last day of your boat tour Around Mallorca has begun. Depending on the weather and your taste, you have the possibility to enjoy Cabrera in the morning or on the way back to Palma you can visit the canyon of Cala Pi in the south of Mallorca. The bright and well-kept sandy beach offers fantastic water conditions for swimming or snorkeling.

Around 17 h you arrive with your charter yacht in the home port of Palma, Marina La Lonja. Before entering the port, please do not forget to empty the holding tanks and fill the fuel tanks at the gas station.

After our team has received you and the yacht at the jetty, the technical acceptance follows and the divers come by to inspect the hull and keel. In order for us to quickly inspect the yacht, it is imperative that you clean up and clear the cockpit, deck, salon and cabins.

After the acceptance, you can have a final dinner in one of the many trendy restaurants in the old town of Palma. Sit back and enjoy a beer or glass of wine. Take a look at the vacation photos and videos from the past week and review your boat trip.

You can use the yacht until the next morning at 8.00 am at our harbor, if you leave the yacht cleared and broom-clean with washed dishes, emptied garbage and all your belongings.

The entire team of Yates Mallorca wishes you and your crew a wonderful vacation.