Your boutique charter company in Mallorca

Your boutique charter company in Mallorca

Explore Mallorca’s south in a relaxed way by boat

Explore Mallorca South for 1 week by boat.

Enjoy a relaxing 110-nautical-mile cruise along Mallorca's southern coast, ideal for families and nature lovers

This relaxed cruise (approx. 110 nautical miles) leaves plenty of time to enjoy the most beautiful bays in the south of the main island of the Balearics, according to the motto admire nature, swim, snorkel, stroll and let your soul dangle. The tour with short strokes is also suitable for families with small children.


Day 1

Takeover of the yacht in the Marina La Lonja in Palma

The Yates Mallorca team awaits you to hand over your chartered yacht in the Marina La Lonja, directly opposite the old town and the imposing cathedral of Palma. In our reception office there, we welcome you on normal charter Saturdays from 12:00 noon for a detailed check-in in German, English or Spanish.

From the airport you can easily reach us by cab in about 15 minutes. Of course you can also take the bus, line 1 from the airport will take you almost to our doorstep.

If your flight lands before 12 h, you can leave your luggage on the jetty and there are several cafés and bars in the immediate vicinity where you can enjoy the sun, have a coffee and breakfast. Or use the time to shop for provisions and stroll through the Santa Catalina district to stock up on fruit, vegetables, fresh fish and meat at the market of the same name. Of course, you can also order your provisions from us in advance using a shopping list. Your order will then be delivered to the ship on time. You will automatically receive the shopping list 4 weeks before the start of the cruise, when we start planning the details of your journey. However, 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, stowed your luggage and provisions, then it’s “cast off” and off to the next bay, or you can enjoy the beautiful historic old town of Palma at your leisure. As the berth in Marina La Lonja is already included in the charter price for our charter guests for the entire charter period, you can explore Palma’s cultural and culinary diversity at your leisure. There is something for every taste and every budget. Families can relax and let off steam in the nearby parks – Parcde Sa Feixina and Parc de la Mar –with large playgrounds in the shade. A true oasis is the medieval S’Hort del Rey, the King’s Garden, just a few minutes’ walk from our harbor. The Mediterranean trees provide shade and the many fountains and sculptures make this place a real gem with popular photo opportunities.

For all those who prefer to go out to sea, for example, there is the between 01.06.-30.09. Cala Blava buoy field laid out in front of the cliffs is a good stopping point just a few nautical miles from our harbor in Palma. However, it is necessary to reserve a buoy in advance.

Day 2

from PALMA to SA RÁPITA (approx. 25 nautical miles)

You sail eastwards along the coast. The beautiful bays and sandy beaches of Mallorca begin behind the cliffs of the Bay of Palma. Perhaps take a detour to one of the many anchorages for swimming and snorkeling.

The harbor of Sa Rápita offers many guest berths on the inside of the breakwater or spread out in the harbor basin. Many bars and restaurants with beautiful terraces and views of the island of Cabrera, as well as small stores are within walking distance. If you have forgotten something when stocking up on provisions in Palma, you can fill up at the local supermarket. If you don’t want to go into the harbor, you can also anchor right next door in front of the beautiful shallow natural sandy beach of Es Trenc, weather permitting. Es Trenc beach stretches for about a mile between the villages of Sa Rápita and Colónia de Sant Jordi. It can get a little uncomfortable in strong thermals, otherwise the turquoise blue water and white sand invite you to linger and get that Caribbean feeling.

Day 3

from SA RÁPITA to CABRERA (approx. 15 nautical miles)

We head south and the natural paradise of Cabrera, the goat island, is already in sight. You should arrive at today’s destination between 17 and 18 h at the latest. One of the 50 buoys must be reserved in advance on the Internet. 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. Anchoring is not permitted anywhere in the national park. The buoy reservation can be made online a maximum of 20 days before the desired mooring date and in the high season a maximum of 1 overnight stay per ship and week is released by the system.

The natural and protected island itself can be reached from the buoy with your own dinghy and is well worth it. Above all, the landscape and the wealth of plants and animals enchant every visitor. You won’t find any wild goats here, but there are plenty of birds, insects and lizards. Cabrera has also played a role in history over the centuries, for example as a refuge for pirates, a monastery, an internment camp and a military base. It is still a restricted military area today, so some areas are closed and there may be restrictions. There is a small restaurant with drinks and simple snacks. If you visit the blue grotto, Cueva Azul, by dinghy at midday, you will experience a magnificent play of colors when the sun enters the grotto and the sea is reflected on the walls.
As soon as the sun goes down, you can enjoy the most beautiful starry skies in and around Cabrera.

Day 4

from CABRERA to CALA PORTALS VELLS (approx. 30 nautical miles)

The very popular three-fingered bay, also known as smugglers’ bay, Cala Portals Vells offers plenty of variety with its three small beaches, two beach restaurants and a cave and is quite well protected from the south wind.
The bay is surrounded by rocks and pine forests, which also provide shade on the beach. The water is a gorgeous turquoise blue and is perfect for snorkeling. For the adventurous, it is worth swimming to the medieval “seafarers’ caves” opposite. The caves were not formed naturally, but through limestone quarrying, e.g. for Palma’s cathedral. The ascent is somewhat more difficult due to the rocks, but it pays off.
This bay is not only popular with yachties and tourists, but also with Mallorcans and can sometimes get very crowded. If you can’t find a suitable spot, head for the bay of Magaluf just a few minutes further west or, if the wind is blowing from the south, further east to the bay of Santa Ponca.

Day 5

from CALA PORTALS VELLS to PORT D’ANDRATX (approx. 10 nautical miles)

The entrance through the fjord-like bay to Port d’Andratx is impressive and scenically beautiful. The foothills of the Tramuntana mountains around the harbor are home to many exclusive villas and houses, as the town is very popular with celebrities from all over the world and is known as a posh address.
The original fishing village was repeatedly attacked by North African pirates in the Middle Ages and only developed more and more into a meeting place for the international jet set with the advent of tourism in the 1960s. The harbor basin is shared by sports yachts and fishing boats. There are two marinas and a buoy field for mooring. The town is ideal for strolling around, browsing boutiques and stores and dining in one of the many restaurants.

Day 6

from PORT D’ANDRATX to SANT ELM (approx. 10 nautical miles)

The distance between Port d’Andtrax and Sant Elm is short. If you wish, you have enough time to anchor off the nature reserve island of Sa Dragonera and explore it and the lighthouses there free of charge. The small uninhabited island in the west of Mallorca is a retreat for nature and birdlife.
Sant Elm is the westernmost village in Mallorca. The bay is the most beautiful place to enjoy the sunset from the buoy field there. Is there a more beautiful sight than the fireball disappearing red into the sea behind Sa Dragonera? Places at the buoy can be reserved in advance on the Internet. Over 500 years ago, pirates already appreciated the bay at the westernmost point of Mallorca, which is protected from many winds. Even today, the peaceful village of Sant Elm is popular with islanders and nature-loving tourists for relaxing, hiking and lingering. Smaller restaurants and bars cater for your physical well-being.

Day 7

from SANT ELM to PALMA (approx. 20 nautical miles)

The last day of your boat tour on the south coast of Mallorca has begun. Depending on the weather and your taste, late risers have the opportunity to spend the morning in peace and quiet in the beautiful bay of Sant Elm. For those who weigh anchor early, there is the option of heading for one of the bathing bays west of Palma on the way back to Palma. For example, it is worth anchoring in the bay of Illetas.

Around 5 p.m. your charter yacht will arrive in its home port of Palma, Marina La Lonja. Please do not forget to empty the waste tanks beforehand and fill the fuel tanks at the filling station.
After our team has received you and the yacht at the jetty, the technical inspection follows and the divers come by to inspect the hull and keel. So that we can check the yacht quickly, it is essential that you tidy and clear up the cockpit, deck, saloon and cabins.
After the inspection, you can enjoy a final dinner in one of the many trendy restaurants in Palma’s old town. Sit back with a beer or a glass of wine, look at your vacation photos and videos from the past week and review your boat trip.
Until 8:00 a.m. the next morning, when you leave the yacht cleared and swept clean with washed dishes, emptied trash cans and all your belongings, you can use the yacht in our harbor for the night.

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