Floating dreamily between Spain and the North African coast,lie the Balearic Islands. The four main islands – Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera maintain a character distinct from the rest of Spain and from each other. During the months of June, July, and August, there is a massive invasion of multinational sun-and-fun seekers. Hardly surprising considering what the Balearic Islands have to offer: fine beaches, relentless sunshine, good food, casinos and wild night life. A yacht charter holiday in The Balearics will allow you to experience more than the average mainland holidaymaker, could even imagine. The landscapes of the islands are extreme, and unmistakably Spanish. Along the towering coastlines, you’ll find endless coves and beaches, perfect for anchoring your yacht. Stop at the picturesque port of Cindadella and the magnificent port of Mahon. Come ashore to meander your way through the narrow cobbled streets. Take a leisurely stroll on the secluded beaches of Formentera and Cabrera. you can enjoy the craziness, yet escape or avoid it completely if you wish to. Beyond the 24 hour parties are Gothic cathedrals, Stone Age ruins, secluded coves and towering mountains. The yacht charter scene in the Spain Balearics has become increasingly popular and the types of yacht charter available in Mallorca, Palma, Ibiza, Formentera, Menorca are including motor, sailing, crewed yachts, catamaran, power boat, sailboat, luxury yachts and the ever more familiar super yacht charter. Renting a charter yacht in the Balearic Islands is the way to go if you want to be in the middle of all the action.
Day 1:Arrive in Ibiza and be greeted at the airport by your captain who will accompany you to your charter yacht. As soon as you are settled, depart for the lovely island of Formentera to spend the day in quiet comfort, snorkeling and swimming. Return to Ibiza for a night of fun.
Day 2:Enjoy a leisurely breakfast (or lunch, depending on what time you returned to the yacht from the clubs!) as you motor up the coast of Ibiza Cala D’en Serra. This exquisite sandy cove has turquoise waters that are perfect for snorkeling. Dinner will be served al fresco under star-studded skies. Following dinner, the yacht will depart for Mallorca, anchoring off the rugged island of Cabrera if the weather is settled.
Day 3:Leave Cabrera for Palma, taking time to explore the city, including the La Seu Cathedral and the surrounding sights. Return to the yacht for lunch underway as you head on up to Porto Cristo to visit the Coves del Drac, a wonderful cave with an astounding subterranean lake. After your visit, it is just a short cruise up to Port d’Alcudia. Enjoy dinner on board or try out the local cuisine.
Day 4: After breakfast, you might opt to take a short bike ride to the Parc Natural De S’Albufera for a walk and a chance to see unusual species of birds. Then, back to the yacht for some watersports before leaving for Menorca. Either anchor or dock in the capital city of Mao (Mahon) for the evening.
Day 5: Depart after breakfast for the northern end of Menorca, to Fornells. This pretty fishing village is situated at the mouth of a long bay. There are several anchorages here, each one nicer than the one before. Your captain will choose the one perfect for you. Spend the rest of the day playing in the water, and the evening anchored under the stars.
Day 6: Enjoy breakfast underway, as your yacht departs early for the Port de Soller, a beautiful natural harbor surrounded by the spectacular mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana. If you are a music lover, you might want to hire a car and visit the Carthusain Monastery of Validemossa, where Chopin spent time.
Day 7: Take a lovely short journey back to Palma in time to depart to the airport on Majorca, where you will catch a flight back to Ibiza, or simply leave from Palma to your final destination.