Your boutique charter company in Mallorca

Your boutique charter company in Mallorca

FAQ - Questions and answers

In the main menu item Charter you will find all charter yachts currently bookable with Yates Mallorca Charter, divided into yacht types- sailing yachts, motor yachts and catamarans. Each yacht is described in detail with its individual equipment, illustrated and at the bottom of each page you will find a virtual tour of exactly the yacht you are chartering.

Booking a charter yacht with Yates Mallorca is easy and can be done online with just a few clicks. On the respective yacht page you will find a calendar showing the exact availability of the yacht you have selected.
Weeks marked green in the calendar are bookable. Periods marked in red have already been reserved by other customers and are therefore no longer available.

Select your desired charter period. A period of 1-4 weeks is possible. If you click on your desired start week, the charter price for the selected period will be displayed.

Click on book. Your shopping cart will be displayed automatically.
If you already have a customer account, please log in.
If you have a voucher code, you can enter it here.
Please enter your invoice details.
Please confirm the general terms and conditions and the revocation and data protection provisions.
Then click on Confirm reservation.
Once we have received your booking request, you will receive your contract documents by email.

Select the shopping cart in the main menu.

You will probably find your unconfirmed order there. This can be confirmed or deleted there.

If there is no order in your shopping cart, your desired yacht may have been booked by another customer in the meantime and you will unfortunately have to choose an alternative yacht or an alternative period.

Everyone has different preferences and needs different details to realize their dream vacation. You can book/order the additional extras described below for your charter cruise. Please contact us for special requests. We will try to fulfill them.

Experience has shown that requests for extras often change between the time the contract is signed and the start of the cruise. We always have enough extras available for all yachts.

We start planning the details of your check-in about 4 weeks before your arrival.
You will receive the so-called "arrival information" from us by email, a form to fill in, which also includes the optional ordering of extras.

Bookable extras:
Outboard motor for the dinghy:
for sailing yachts under 45 feet: 150,- € per week - 200,- € for 2 weeks
(For sailing yachts over 45 feet, motor yachts over 40 feet and catamarans, the outboard motor is already included in the charter price).

Bed linen:
20,- € per person (1 pillowcase 80 x 80 cm, 1 comforter cover 135 x 200 cm)
The inlays for all cabins are on board.
(We cover the mattresses with fresh fitted sheets before each charter).

Towels: 10,- € per set (1x small towel 50 x 100 cm + 1 large towel 70 x 140cm)

Stand-Up Paddle: 120,- € per week

Wifi router: 119,- € per week (up to 50 Mbps - requires 230 V - for Wifi on board in the bay)
In our charter harbor, as in most harbors on Mallorca, free Wifi is offered.

Nespresso coffee machine: € 25 per week (requires 230 V and can therefore not be used on smaller yachts in the bay via the batteries).

All charter yachts at Yates Mallorca Charter are equipped with all necessary life-saving equipment.

There are a sufficient number of automatic life jackets with lifelines on board all charter yachts in the Yates Mallorca charter fleet.

We keep a sufficient number of children's fixed-fabric life jackets in stock in all sizes. To find the right size, we need the child's weight.
You can order life jackets for children in the"Arrival information" form, which you will receive automatically from us approx. 4 weeks before the start of the cruise. You will then find these on board when you check in.

The nearby market hall "Santa Catalina" and the surrounding supermarkets are ideal for buying your own provisions. Palma's old town is also within walking distance.

We also offer a shopping list service that delivers the ordered goods directly on board. The goods are paid for when they are handed over to the supplier. Our charter guests automatically receive the current shopping list to fill in approx. 4 weeks before the start of the cruise, together with the arrival and base information by email.

For reasons of hygiene, all food is completely removed from the ship after each charter. So there is no food on board. This also applies to spices, washing-up liquid, cleaning cloths, bathroom articles, etc.

We recommend that you bring kitchen towels from home to dry your dishes. 1-2 kitchen towels fit into even the smallest suitcase.

All yachts at Yates Mallorca Charter are equipped with sufficient crockery, cutlery, glasses, pots and necessary kitchen utensils.

The kitchen equipment varies depending on the size of the ship and the kitchen facilities.

All yachts are also equipped with the following utensils for making coffee:

Kettle

Thermos flask

Coffee filter for filter bags

Italian espresso pots

Nespresso machines can be ordered for yachts with a large inverter and yachts with a generator. (see bookable extras) Please note that these coffee machines require 230 V and therefore cannot be used on smaller yachts in the bay via the batteries.

If you find that you are missing a certain kitchen utensil when you move into the yacht, please ask our team. We have additional equipment in stock and can certainly help you.

In the Cabrera Nature Reserve in the south of Mallorca, only those with a valid permit issued by the Nature Reserve Authority are allowed to sail. Anchoring is not permitted anywhere in the nature reserve.

In the natural harbor there are about 50 overnight buoys for which a fee is charged and which must be reserved in advance. If you do not have a reservation, the nature park staff will ask you to leave the harbor bay in the evening, even if there are still buoys available.

Applying for a free sailing permit in the Cabrera nature reserve or an overnight buoy in the natural harbor of Cabrera for a fee is quick and easy online on the following website.

Please note that reservations for the overnight buoys can be made at the earliest 20 days before the desired date. The system does not release any buoys for reservation before then.

We have compiled all the necessary data, ship data and translations of our charter boats and will be happy to send them to you on request.

https://www.caib.es/rescab7front/

Now select the language at the top right by clicking on it.

Then select the type of reservation you want and follow the instructions.

Further tips for reserving buoys:
Enter the use and size of the yacht. Use for charter yachts is"charter".

The date fields for selecting the desired date are highlighted in different colors. These have the following meanings:
dark gray = periods are not yet released for application
red = all buoys are already reserved (fully booked)
white = there are free buoys available for reservation
white with blue underline = selected reservation date
The selected date appears in the field below the date fields and the number of days can be entered under días/days. Outside the main season, the buoys can also be reserved for several days.

The Pantalla siguiente/next screen button takes you to the next page. Pantalla anterior/previous screen means back to the previous page.

A window appears showing the selected date and the buoy price again.
From now on you have 30 minutes to enter the details of the applicant/skipper, the vessel details and the owner details of the yacht, pay by credit card and finalize the reservation.

You will receive confirmation of the buoy reservation by e-mail to the e-mail address provided after completion and payment of the fees.

from the airport:
Cab: Travel time approx. 15-20 min.
Bus: Travel time approx. 30 min. + approx. 10-15 min. Footpath
Bus route A1 to the bus stop "passeig Mallorca - Jaume III".
Further information at: https://www.emtpalma.cat/en/route/-/L/17/aeroport-palma-centre

from the ferry port:
Cab: Travel time approx. 15 min.
Bus: Travel time approx. 10 min.
Bus line no. 1 to bus stop "Argentina - sa Feixina"
More information at: https://www.emtpalma.cat/en/route/-/L/1/portopi-sindicat

Unfortunately there are no parking spaces for guests in our charter harbor "Marina La Lonja".

In the area in front of the harbor entrance there are public parking spaces with parking machines for loading and unloading. The paid parking garage "Parc de la Mar" is about 5-10 minutes away on foot

The deposit agreed in the charter contract must be paid by the charterer before the yacht is handed over on site by authorizing a debit from a valid credit card (VISA or Mastercard). Deposits by advance bank transfer, cash or multiple credit cards are not accepted.
We therefore strongly recommend that you have your credit card checked for booking limits at your bank before departure and, if necessary, have your credit card validated. adjust the booking limit.

If the deposit cannot be paid when the yacht is handed over, the charter company may refuse to rent the yacht to the charterer.

The Charterer shall be liable per loss event up to the amount of this deposit exclusively for material damage to the charter yacht and its accessories, lost equipment and theft as well as additional services, such as refueling of unfilled fuel tanks, fees for clogged holding tanks, additional cleaning, etc., for which he or his crew is responsible.

In the event of a damage event, the corresponding damage amount will be debited from the deposited credit card and the charterer will receive an official invoice for the amount of the damage.

This invoice can be submitted with any additional deposit insurance taken out by the charterer beforehand.
Yates Mallorca Charter does not offer a direct damage waiver. We leave that to the insurance professionals.

On a normal charter Saturday, our Yates Mallorca charter team will be waiting for you from 12:00 noon to hand over your charter yacht booked with us in the Marina La Lonja in Palma, directly opposite the old town and the cathedral.

You will receive a warm welcome at the reception office. The necessary paperwork will be checked, any extras ordered will be settled with you and the agreed deposit will be paid by credit card (Visa or Master Card - no AMEX).
Please check with your bank before departure whether your credit card is authorized for the amount of the deposit for Spain.

Required documents:
- signed charter contract incl. Terms of contract
- completed crew list with all data of the passengers on board
- ID and boat license/radio license of the charterer and, if applicable of the skipper in the original

The charterer and, if applicable the skipper goes on board and a detailed yacht briefing takes place, which is documented in a check-in list. In your own interest, regardless of your experience, make sure you receive thorough instruction. A slightly longer handover time contributes to your own safety and helps to avoid discrepancies on return.

The boat can then be occupied by the entire charter crew.

Please note that there is usually little space on the jetty and there is little shade. We recommend that crew members who are not involved in the check-in spend the waiting time in one of the nearby cafés or shopping. Families with smaller children will find large, shady playgrounds in the nearby parks - Parc de Sa Feixina and Parc de la Mar - where they can linger and run around.

An earlier takeover of the charter boat you have rented depends on many factors which often cannot be influenced and usually only arise at short notice. Is the yacht also rented out in the previous week? Are there any repairs to the yacht that need to be carried out before the next departure? Is the yacht left in good order by the pre-crew? Etc.

We can therefore not guarantee an earlier check-in on your yacht.

However, our team at Yates Mallorca Charter always endeavors to get all charter guests on the charter yachts as early as possible, because we can also call it a day once all guests are on board.

If the boat is ready for check-in earlier, we will contact you on the mobile number provided and arrange an earlier appointment with you if necessary.

Please note that repeated requests to us on Saturday mornings will only tie up additional resources and the handover will therefore be delayed.

Please arrive with your charter yacht in the home port Marina La Lonja in Palma by approx. 5 pm on Friday.

Please do not forget to empty the waste tanks and fill the fuel tanks at the filling station before you arrive. The nearest gas stations are in the Marina Club de Mar and in the Real Club Nautico.

Allow sufficient time for refueling. On normal charter Fridays there is a lot going on at the filling stations and there can be waiting times.

After our team has received you and the yacht at the jetty, the technical inspection follows. The hull and keel are inspected by the diver and everything is documented on a list.
If repairs are necessary, please inform us immediately to ensure that the follow-up charter can be carried out smoothly.

To ensure a smooth handover, it is essential that you clean and tidy the cockpit, deck, saloon and cabins.

The rest of the evening is at your leisure. Guests who are not already leaving on Friday can spend one last evening in Palma and with us in the harbor.

You can stay overnight in our harbor or on your charter yacht until the next morning at 8.00 a.m., when you leave the yacht cleared and swept clean with washed dishes, emptied trash cans and all your belongings. In consideration of the following guests, a longer stay on the yacht is only possible in exceptional cases.

The nearest cab rank to our charter port is about 4 minutes' walk directly opposite on the opposite side of the Paseo Maritimo or 6 minutes' walk below the cathedral.

We are happy to help you book a cab to the marina in advance. When you check out, let us know when you need a cab and we will speak to the local cab company for you. The cab will then pick you up at the agreed time in front of the gate to the harbor.

You can contact us at any time by email at charter@yates-mallorca.com or by phone on +34 610 429 846 or via Whats App! Please note that at Yates Mallorca Charter, questions and advice are answered personally by real people and not by AI or bots. There may therefore be waiting times, especially in the evening and at weekends or due to time zone differences.