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Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands archipelago (Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera) is located around 100 nautical miles east off the coast of Spain.  Despite the influx of summer tourists, each island has retained its intrinsic beauty. This destination is perfect for yacht charter not only because of the weather, but also because it is filled with isolated coves only accessible by sea. Behind the prestigious resorts and bars, this charter destination is rich in Gothic cathedrals, ancient ruins, authentic fishing villages, preserved olive groves and other typical fauna.

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Suggested Itinerary

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WHEN TO GO: MAY-OCTOBER
Menorca is a haven of tranquility with creeks mostly accessible only by boat or long hours of walking. Mallorca, the largest island of the archipelago, too often conceals an unsuspected charm. With its spectacular mountains, the Gothic architecture of its churches, perched picturesque villages and olive groves it give you a feel that many of the luxury hotels tend to lack.

It is no longer necessary to present Ibiza as just a centre of boundless energy. Surprisingly, the island "magic" is deemed to be a paradise for night owls, the meeting point of the Jet Set and the lively centre of San Antonio with its well known bars, restaurants and discos. Ibiza also has some quiet anchorages and extreme beauty to discover.

Formentera, the smallest of the archipelago, is described as the Mediterranean's last paradise as it has managed to combine tourism and protecting its environment over the years. You can only come to Formentera by boat, with this relative inaccessibility, the island is a quiet place to escape the stress and massive numbers of tourists. You can enjoy your cruise with a dip on its 20 kmlength of white sandy beaches, whose waters are absolutely crystal-clear where you can enjoy endless water activities.

Day 1: Embark in Port Mahon, the second largest natural harbour in the world.  Relax with a welcome drink and get to know your captain and crew before taking a dip in the warm turquoise waters or sunbathing in one of the island’s secluded sandy coves.

Day 2: After breakfast, set sail for Cala Mitjana, a tranquil bay that is a good thirty minute walk from the nearest car park.  Have lunch anchored in the empty bay and swim in the deep blue waters.  In the afternoon, head onwards to the beaches of Macarella and Macaralleta. Spend the night at anchor here but don’t miss the chance to step ashore and walk between the two bays where some of the island’s most spectacular views are to be seen.

Day 3: Today, enjoy a gentle cruise to Ciutadella. This distinctly Spanish city has a charming and idyllic port and a beautiful historic centre to discover.

Day 4: Set sail for Soller on the Island of Mallorca. Stop for lunch at anchor in a tranquil cove and sunbathe on board or enjoy some watersports.  The ochre buildings are set in the Vall D’Or (The Golden Valley) in amongst the orange and lemon groves which account for the town’s great wealth. The town centre offers vintage train and tram rides as well as galleries showcasing Picasso and Mirό. The town is also the starting point for many exciting hikes with spectacular views.

Day 5: Take a direct cruise to Palma de Mallorca and arrive early afternoon to make the most of this stunning location. With everything from medieval streets and Gothic Cathedrals to teeming bars and vibrant nightlife, Palma di Mallorca is a must-see on a Balearics charter!

Day 6:  Leave the bustle of Palma behind for the tranquillity and natural beauty of the Illa de Cabrera. Part of the only national park in the Balearic Islands, Cabrera is the largest of the uninhabited archipelago and the only one that you can visit.  The area is highly protected and the other islands are used to protect the local wildlife making it calm and visually spectacular.

Day 7: Set sail for Ibiza. Enjoy lunch at anchor, at the sister island of Formentera where the flawless beach and crystal clear waters form the epitome of paradise.  Arrive at quay in Ibiza late in the afternoon and step ashore to discover the world famous restaurants and bars. Revel in the town’s unrivalled nightlife or enjoy a cocktail on the beach front as the sun sets.

Day 8: Disembarkation in Ibiza.

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