Mallorca or Majorca, as it’s sometimes known, is the largest of the four Balearic Islands which lie off the East coast of Spain, in the Western Mediterranean.

It offers more than 550 km of coast line with several great sailing areas, 46 harbours and many little anchoring bays.

Mallorca is a sailing destination for both, beginners and experienced sailors. Experienced sailors can sail Mallorca during the whole year while beginners should rather sail during the sailing season from April till October.

The island has a nicely warm climate of the Mediterranean. There is a possibility for one-day sailing trips where you can enjoy some of the beautiful Mallorca beaches and hidden calas (for beginners).

If you feel more adventurous you can do a multi day or a week sailing to some of the other Balearic islands. Note that strong winds ocurre often on open water.

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The biggest marinas in  Mallorca:

Port de Andratx marina

Total Berths: 475 berths

Max. length: up to 32 m

Port d’Andratx is a beautiful and safe harbour at the south-west coast of the island. The harbour also offers enough space for anchoring.

The Sierra de Tramuntana begins in Port d’Andratx, which is ideal for hiking after a sailing trip.

Many famous people and well-heeled sailors stay here, which is why you may encounter some impressive sailing yachts in the harbour.

Alcudiamar Puerto Turistico Deportivo

Total Berths: 744 berths

Max. length: up to 30 m

The Alcudia Bay is one of the most visited spots on the island. With a rich fauna, flora and marine life, this territory is the most important wetland of the island. 

The marina is located in the proximity of the city Alcudia which is well-known for its rich history boasting attractions such as the Roman metropolis of Pollentia.

Real Club Nautico de Palma

Total Berths: 996 berths

Max. length: up to 35 m

This is the oldest and largest port in the archipelago and the most important marina in Palma. 

The marina is the expression of luxury and professionalism. Many exclusive services such as the gym and lounge access are available for those who become a member.

Club Náutico El Arenal

Total Berths: 645 berths

Max. length: up to 20 m

This marina is located in the south of the island and one of the major stop points in the bay of Palma. 

The marina enjoys a privileged position, offering a beautiful scenery with turquoise water, secluded coves, and fine beaches and also the possibility to reach the capital very fast by land. 

Best sailing spots on Mallorca:

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Cala Figuera

This is a traditional fishing village in the south east of Majorca. This location is simply amazing, thanks to the inlet that provides access to its traditional town. 

This area is surrounded by forests and a natural environment, where you can truly relax and enjoy the Spanish culture and traditions.

Cabrera Archipelago

Maritime-terrestrial national park which lies 10km off the south east coast of Mallorca.

This was a military area until 1968 and therefore is basically uninhabited. 

Due to the variety of the flora and fauna, the island group was declared a natural reservoir. 

Sailors should apply for a sailing licence to visit Cabrera because only 50 sailing boats at once are allowed to sail around Cabrera. 

Anchoring is forbidden (the mooring can take place at buoys), and for diving you’ll also need a special license. A sailing trip to Cabrera is definitively recommended!

Cala Ratjada

Sail to one of the most important fishing harbours of Majorca, Cala Ratjada, at the northern peak of the island. 

Extending around either side of the Punta de Capdepera peninsula, is its scenic rocky coastline. It is the closest point in Mallorca to Menorca.

Well worth seeing are the langouste houses, which are under monumental protection. 

While sailing along the coast, you can spot a few beautiful watchtowers and lighthouses. 

There several possibilities to anchor and to enjoy the fantastic view to the cliff coast and the Serra Levant.

For bareboat charter in Mallorca a skipper is required to have one of the following licences:

  • ICC (International Certificate of Competence)
  • IPC (International Proficiency Certificate), America