Sailing Area Balearic Islands - Sailing around Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera

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Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands are ideal for all sailors due to the fantastic sailing conditions:

  • Year-round sailing 
  • Good sailing infrastructure
  • Numerous bays
  • Easy navigation
  • Optimal wind conditions
  • Subtropical Mediterranean climate
  • Crystal Clear Waters

The Balearic Islands are a Spanish archipelago in the western Mediterranean. The main islands are Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera, and there are 146 more small uninhabited islands. The most important ports in the Balearic Islands, with opportunities for Yachtcharter Balearic Islands are: Port Andratx, Port Adriano, Puerto Portals, Palma, Can Pastilla, El Arenal, Cala d'Or, Porto Colom, Porto Cristo, Cala Ratjada, Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa, Mahon, Ibiza Town (Eivissa) , San Antonio, St. Eulalia and La Savina.

The Balearic Island area is fairly easy for sailors to navigate and the sailing area of the islands hold no major challenges. There are no strong currents, the tidal range is just 10 cm and the influence of tides is minimal. Changes in water level occur with certain wind directions and the water levels rise by one meter on the east coast of Majorca due to the Scirocco and Levante winds. In the waters around the Balearic Islands, the winds are mostly moderate and blow at around 3-4 Bft. In Mallorca and Menorca the wind comes predominantly from the north. In Mahon, the wind blows from the north 245 days a year. In Ibiza, Formentera and the other islands, the wind comes more from the south-east and wind speeds are generally lower. In general, the risk of strong winds occurring is highest between October and April. In spring and autumn, the Scirocco from the south or the Mistral are tempered by the Gulf of Lion and bring heavy seas. This sailing area is suitable for sailors with some previous experience.

Marinas and harbours in the sailing area Balearic Islands 

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  • El Arenal harbor
  • Muelle de la Lonja harbor
  • Real Club Nautico harbor
  • Can Pastilla harbor
  • Puerto Pollensa harbor
  • Marina Alboran
  • Marina St. Eulalia
  • Marina de Cala d`Or
  • Mahon harbor
  • Marina Botafoch
  • Port Alcudia

 

Sailing Routes Balearic Islands

There are a number of sailing routes in the Balearic Islands that you can take. Yachtico.com offers three suggestions for each of the main islands:

Airports nearby Balearic Islands

  • Airport Palma de Mallorca to El Arenal harbor: 11 km, 14 minutes
  • Airport Palma de Mallorca to Muelle de la Lonja harbor: 9,3 km, 11 minutes
  • Airport Palma de Mallorca to Real Club Nautico harbor: 9,9 km, 13 minutes
  • Airport Palma de Mallorca to Can Pastilla harbor: 4,4 km, 8 minutes
  • Airport Palma de Mallorca to Puerto Pollensa harbor: 66,5 km, 52 minutes
  • Airport Palma de Mallorca to Marina Alboran: 12,1 km, 14 minutes
  • Airport Palma de Mallorca to Marina de Cala d`Or: 59,5 km, 57 minutes
  • Airport Palma de Mallorca to Port Alcudia: 61,9 km, 45 minutes
  • Airport Ibiza to Marina St. Eulalia: 22,1 km, 24 minutes
  • Airport Ibiza to San Antonio harbor: 19,7 km, 25 minutes
  • Airport Ibiza to Marina Botafoch: 8,6 km, 34 minutes
  • Airport Menorca to Mahon harbor: 6,4 km, 11 minutes
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Climate & Weather in Balearic Islands

The fantastic weather and moderate winds provide perfect sailing conditions in the Balearic Islands. There is a warm subtropical climate and summers are long, hot and dry. In Mallorca there are 300 sunny days a year and temperatures can rise to 40 °C. The winters are mild with average daily temperatures of around 15 °C. Frost almost never occurs.