The Balearic Islands by boat
The Balearic Islands are located in an exceptional natural setting in the Western Mediterranean. Thanks to their particular luminosity, beautiful landscapes and pleasant temperature, the Balearics are an outstanding tourist destination, chosen by a number of artists as a place of rest and inspiration.
Yacht in the Cales Coves (Minorca)
- Autonomous region: Balearic Islands
The Balearic Islands share such special landscapes, climate and culture that you are sure to be captivated. It happened to people such as Chopin, Errol Flynn, Winston Churchill, Rubén Darío and Joan Miró, and it will happen to you too. While they all share these qualities, each island also has its own particular charms. To explore their special personality and discover their most beautiful locations, inter-island boat trips and charters are an excellent option.
Strategically positioned in the Mediterranean Sea, the Balearic Islands have become an exceptional destination for tourists from all over the world. Their privileged location and wonderful year-round weather form part of the reason for this. Not forgetting the first-rate communications they enjoy, with all the necessary facilities for visitors to get around on comfortable recreational vessels.
From the rugged peaks of the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains in Majorca, the wide variety of natural habitats to be found in the s'Albufera des Grau Nature Reserve in Minorca, and the charming landscape of Ses Salines in Ibiza to the large, sheltered beaches of Formentera, the Balearics have such a varied geography that you really need to use a boat to explore them in their entirety.
Their are many ferry companies that operate services between the islands' main ports. You can also explore the archipelago in your own vessel and anchor off coves that are hard to access by road. Each port offers a range of rental options and an array of services for sailing enthusiasts. Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera are home to a major proportion of the recreational sailing options in the Mediterranean, with moorings available at more than sixty ports. Some allow boats to drop anchor within the harbour, meaning you can get into the centre of town in just a few minutes.
To go sailing and access the islands' most beautiful spots by sea, there are various types of vessel available to tourists: catamarans, motor yachts, sailing boats, speedboats... Charter companies have qualified crews, the necessary licenses and the guarantees you need to feel confident. This means you can plan your outings with the security of instruction and advice from professionals. Now all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the wonderful experience of sailing on the calm waters of the Balearics.
The Marine Resorts in the Balearic Islands are one alternative for organising a boat trip. On the island of Ibiza there are two: the Sant Antoni y Sant Josep Marine Resort and the Santa Eulàlia Marine Resort. Minorca is home to the Marine Resort of Minorca, which covers the areas of Maó, Ciutadella and Fornells. And in Majorca you can find Llucmajor Marine Resort – Bay of Palma. Here they will prepare a tailor-made sailing plan for you, so you don't have to worry about anything.
The Balearic Islands are a real paradise for lovers of the sea. They have an endless array of coves and anchoring sites to explore. On board, they will tell you about every corner of the islands and also recommend favourite spots for sailors. Don't think twice. Take some advice and your holiday will become and unforgettable experience. There are itineraries lasting several days, stopping over at strategic locations so that you can discover all the variety of the islands' landscapes. There are routes around the island of Majorca to La Cabrera, and others that link the islands of Ibiza and Formentera.
From Majorca there are also 1-day outings, where you can alternate sailing with enjoyment of the most beautiful anchoring spots in the Balearics, such as Espalmador, Playa de Poniente or Cala Sahona, amongst others. These places offer stunning sunsets, strolls along beaches with crystal clear waters, and even the chance to savour the finest Mediterranean cuisine.