Situated just off the coast of Spain you’ll find Mallorca and the other Balearic Islands. Mallorca is the largest of them and well known to many holidaymakers for its sunny climate, array of interesting things to do, and a haven for those with a love of boats. The summer winds are gentle, reaching force 3-4, making it perfect for a sailors or those who prefer the luxury and ease of a motorboat.
You don’t need to be an avid sailor or even have experience of piloting a boat! With Sailogy you can rent a motorboat in Mallorca with skipper and explore the coastline of Mallorca, as well as experiencing what Cabrera and Menorca have to offer.
In order to rent a motorboat in Mallorca with more than 30hp, you need a license or a skipper.
The best place to start is Palma, the capital city of the island. There is a fascinating blend of different architectural styles throughout the city. This is thanks to the geographical location of the island, there have been many invasions over the years, ranging from the Romans to King Jaime of Aragon in 1229, who actually initiated the creation of the island as it is today. Take a look at the La Seu cathedral which started being built in 1230 and continued to be built, and improved, for over 400 years!
As well as impressive restaurants, bars and cafes, spare a little time to visit the mountain village of Deia, where Robert Graves, the famous English poet, lived and died. You should also explore the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s highest peak is 1445 meters. This is something you can really appreciate from the deck of your motorboat.
Once you’ve spent a day or two in Mallorca it’s time to rent a motorboat and head out to sea. There’s plenty to do along the coast of this island. If you explore the west coast around Palma you’ll find an amazing number of caves etched into the sides of the island. It’s worth stopping to look at Coves del Drach, it’s easily the most impressive and is home to hundreds of giant stalactites, stalagmites, and beautiful underground lakes. It’s worth stopping at the unspoiled town of Porto Christo while you explore these caves.
On the south coast of the island, you’ll find the island of Cabrera is just 11 nautical miles away. Gun your engines and you’ll be there in no time. Or, you can cruise gently, perhaps trying some fishing on the way! Cabrera has been designated a National Park, you’ll find it’s completely unspoiled and a delight to explore.
Cruise back to the southern coast of Mallorca and you’ll find Cala D’Or, it’s approximately 30 miles of sailing from Palma and offers the most amazing white sand beach alongside a small town. It’s a great place for families and exploring the coastline.
On the northeastern coast, you’ll find more caves and secluded coves, plenty to keep you occupied for days, just remember to bring your snorkels. But, you can also motor across the Med to take a look at Mallorca’s smaller sister, Menorca. This island is less bustling but you’ll still stunning scenery and probably the best white sandy beaches in the Mediterranean. It still has a rural feel with dry stone walls separating fields between classic whitewashed villages.
Depending on how long you rent a motorboat in Mallorca for, you may still be able to enjoy cruising along the northern coast of the island, almost within spitting distance of Spain. There are plenty of rocky coves and sandy beaches to explore with the most popular being Formentor beach and Cala Boquer, perfect for swimming and snorkeling.