Yacht Charter vacation in Spain

Spain is a marvellous country that has a long and diverse coastline in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, represented by its mainland and the Balearic Islands.

Sailing trip in Spain

The Spanish Mediterranean coast begins north of the border with France near Portbou. It stretches south to the Strait of Gibraltar and ends beyond the Mediterranean Sea in the Atlantic on the border with Portugal.

Travel season
Year-round
Sailing season
Summer
Available Marinas
128
Charter Boats
444

Worth knowing

Capital:
Madrid
Telephone code:
+34
Language:
Spanish
Timezone:
UTC+1
Currency:
EUR

The Mediterranean coastline of Spain is rich with marinas and ports for yachts. Yachters can travel without long night crossings. Locals usually park their boats in these ports, but there are small charter companies that provide yacht charter in Spain for tourists.

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Yacht charter locations in Spain

The central yachting region of Mediterranean Spain is the Balearic Islands. So, it is unsurprising that many of the charter companies providing yachts for rent are based here.

Most charter companies are based in Palma de Mallorca, but tourists can charter boats in Menorca and Ibiza.

On the Mediterranean coast of Spain, yachts without a crew can be rented in:

  • Barcelona;

  • Catalonia;

  • Andalusia;

  • Cantabria;

  • Denia, etc.

However, charter companies on the mainland are small and usually operate only a few rented yachts without a crew.

1081 €
per week
Sun Odyssey 419 — ALLEGRO
8
People
3
Cabins
42 ft
Length
2019
Built in
1223 €
per week
Harmony 42 — Martina
10
People
3
Cabins
42 ft
Length
2007
Built in
1251 €
per week
Oceanis 361 — Pravda
8
People
3
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2002
Built in
1305 €
per week
Sun Odyssey 349 — Castor
8
People
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2019
Built in
1400 €
per week
Oceanis 30.1 — REEF
6
People
2
Cabins
31 ft
Length
2021
Built in
1426 €
per week
Elan 31 — Sailway Tres
4
People
2
Cabins
31 ft
Length
2005
Built in

Yachting routes in the Mediterranean part of Spain

All yacht travel routes in the Mediterranean part of Spain can be divided into several types:

  • routes along the Balearic Islands;

  • yachting routes along the Mediterranean coast of Spain;

  • routes that include both the coast of Spain and the Balearic Islands.

Usually, travelling around the Balearics on chartered yachts begins and ends in Mallorca, where a lot of companies provide boats for rent. Accessible week-long routes include the southwest and southeast coast of Mallorca and the island of Cabrera.

More complex routes with long day trips cover Ibiza and Formentera or Menorca. In a month, you can explore all the islands in detail.

Options for routes along the Mediterranean coast of Spain

A route from Denia, a town on the Mediterranean coast of Spain where yacht charters are provided to Ibiza and Formentera and back. It will take a week, and the passage on a yacht from the beach to the islands is short - about 50 nautical miles.

Water Season (°C) 24-28
Air Temperature (°C) 30-35
Wind Force (Beaufort) 3-6

Requirements for the skipper of a chartered yacht

To get a Spain yacht charter without a crew, you or at least one crew member must have a valid licence to operate a yacht recognized by the Spanish authorities - RYA, IYT, ISSA certificate with an open corresponding category, yacht captain diploma, etc.

Some chatter companies ask for the skipper's sailing resume. Documentary evidence for selling a resume is usually optional. Sometimes, they ask the skipper for a radio operator's licence.

Suppose the charter company doubts the skipper's qualifications. In that case, he may be asked to demonstrate his skills on a short sailing trip accompanied by the charter company's skipper, but these situations are rare.

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