|Porto Colom Yacht Charters||
Established in 2003 STN Yacht Charters are agents specializing in the Western Mediterranean. In the Balearic Islands we work with over forty carefully selected operators of very well maintained vessels based across the islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza and so can offer you the very best choice of boats. And by sharing our agency commission with you, the client, we can also give you the very best prices. We have a great range of monohulls, catamarans and motor yachts available for bareboat or skippered charter. We would love to show you what we can offer so please contact us by email or use our enquiry form here
Porto Colom lies on the E coast of Mallorca. It is home to the largest fleet of charter boats outside of Palma de Mallorca and is a great base for exploring the Balearic Islands.
We can also offer boats from many other locations on the island including; Alcudia, Andratx, Arenal, Cala d'Or, Can Pastilla, Colonia St-Pedro, Palma de Mallorca, Platja d'Aro, Pollenca, Porto Cristo and Soller
See a selection of our yachts available for charter in Mallorca and the Balearic Islands here
Mallorca lies in the western Mediterranean, several hundred kilometres off the eastern coast of Spain. The island is 100 km long by 60 km wide and has a coasline of 555km.
This is a great cruising area renowned for its safe anchorages in stunning bays. The island also has many marinas offering first class facilities. Add a superb climate and it is easy to see why Mallorca is one of the worlds most popular Yacht Charter destinations
It is also possible to vist both the islands of Ibiza and Formentera to the SW and Menorca to the NW on a charter holiday from Mallorca
Check out some great value deals for one way charters from the Canary Islands to the Balearic Islands in the spring. And returns between the Balearics - Canaries in the autumn. Ideal for mile building and a taste of true blue water cruising.
Get a quote for your Mallorca yacht charter here. Or contact us by email
Charter Season - Yachts can be hired year round but the main season generally runs from April to the end of October. July and August are the hottest months, tend to have lighter winds and many places are very crowded with holiday makers. July and August are the most expensive months to charter a yacht. April - June and September-October have a lot of plus points, the temperatures are more comfortable, those sailing are likely to getter better winds, it is not as expensive and while ashore you will avoid crowds of July and August. The remaining months, November thru March have plenty of lovely days for sailing with sunny skies and good winds. Temperatures are on a par to a typical Northern European summer's day. However be warned, winter has some stormy days as well.
Climate - See the following link for detailed information on the weather of the Mallorca area complete with monthly averages for air and sea temperatures, sunshine hours and UV Index
How to Get There - The airport at Palma de Mallorca has flights from many Euoropean cities. Low cost airlines operating daily flights all year round include; Easyjet, Ryanair, Airberlin, Iberia, Thomas Cook, Monarch, Jet2, Flybe and BMIibaby. Click on the following link for a full list of airlines and carriers operating out of Mallorca Airport. We recommend skyscanner.net for finding flights and comparing prices. The islands can also be reached via ferry from Barcelona, Denia and Valencia.
Airport Transfer - Where necessary we can normally arrange a transfer from the airport directly to your boat. You will be asked whether you require this service at time of booking
Provisioning - Most operators offer this service. You can pre-order with us and your shopping with then be delivered to the boat prior to embarkation
Experience & Qualifications - The proposed skipper of a bareboat charter is required to hold a sailing license. ICC or equivalent. In addition, usually, one member of the crew will need a VHF license. If you have any doubts as to whether you have the necessary qualifications please do not hesitate to contact us
Visa Requirements - The Balearic Islands are part of the European Union. See the following link for EU Visa Regulations
Time Difference - GMT+1. And another hour for Central European Summer Time between late March and late October
Currency - Mallorca is part of Spain and so uses the Euro as its currency. All major credit cards are widely accepted and you will have no trouble obtaining money from an extensive network of ATMs
Language - Catalan & Spanish. Both English and German are spoken widely
Electricity - 220V
Cusine - Due to the islands popularity with tourists you will find plenty of restaurants catering to every almost every taste. Traditional Balearic cuisine is rich in vegetables, cereal and legumes as well as being low in fats. Typically Mallorcan dishes are; Sobrassada, a raw, cured sausage made with ground pork, paprika and salt and other spices; Sopes Mallorquines, a vegetable soup; Arros Brut, saffron rice cooked with chicken, pork and vegetables; Tombet, a Catalan ratatouille and the sweet pastry Ensaïmada, made with strong flour, water, sugar, eggs and a kind of reduced pork lard named saïm. Local red wines from the Binissalem and Plà i Llevant areas are good
Terms & Conditions -These vary depending on the individual boat. Normally a deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due a month before the date of your charter. Please contact us if you require further information.
Suggested Itineraries & Routes - Click the following link for a selection of suggested yacht charter itineraries in Balearic Islands
Marinas - Detailed reports and information on Yacht Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages in Balearic Islands can be found in our Cruising Guide
Get a quote for your Balearic Islands yacht charter here. Or contact us by email