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Spain and the Balearic Islands

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Spain offers those in search of a yacht charter holiday a little bit of everything, from Riviera-style beach towns to dramatic island vistas. In terms of charter destinations, there are three main cruising areas to consider: the Atlantic coast, the Mediterranean coast, and the Balearic Islands.

Atlantic Coast

Ruggedly beautiful, this bit of coastline forms the southern edge of the Bay of Biscay. The weather can be unpredictable here and facilities for large yachts are limited, as are secure anchorages. If the weather is good, this is a wonderful place for a Spain charter adventure‚ but you can’t rely on it.

Mediterranean Coast

This coast is a safer bet as it offers more predictable weather and tides, along with comfortable cosmopolitan marinas and anchorages in quiet coves. Visitors can visit historic sites dating back to the Moorish occupation of the 1st and 2nd centuries, and indulge in contemporary pleasures like shopping and nightclubs.

An itinerary from Marbella on the Costa Del Sol to the Costa Brava will take you to enchanting fishing villages, beautiful beaches and one the world’s most fascinating cities – Barcelona. The Picasso museum and Gaudi’s amazing modernist buildings are must-see attractions in this Catalan capital. Stroll the mysterious alleys of the Gothic Quarter, then stop for a café con leche at a sidewalk eatery and play Barcelona’s favorite game – people-watching. The tradition of the afternoon siesta is still observed here, followed by dinner late in the evening. It’s amazing how many different versions of paella are on the menu.

Balearic Islands

This is by far the most popular Spanish destination for charter yachts, located just 100 miles or so west of Valencia on the Spanish mainland. Mallorca is the most popular of the islands for yachtsmen. The harbor of Palma de Mallorca, dominated by the enormous Gothic cathedral know as La Seu, is home to marinas so vast and lined with so many shops and restaurants that guests practically don’t need to go any further ashore. But you’ll want to explore the winding streets of this ancient seaside city. Minorca and Ibiza also have a lot to offer, including craggy coastlines and sunbaked beaches, as well as a nightlife that is famous throughout the world.

Each day should start with …

‘What do you want to do today?’

Once you have decided on the destination, there remain endless possibilities

Our charter agents frequently travel to locations far and wide inspecting yachts and visiting crew and are familiar with most favorite destinations. Their expertise is invaluable when it comes to assisting with your plans to maximize your quality time. If you are an active, on-the-go individual or simply prefer to relax with a book, or if you enjoy people watching or crave a trendy night spot, your charter agent can assist. Along with your captain and crew, we are here to ensure you have an exciting, fun-filled holiday.

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Here’s a hot tip FROM ONE OF OUR CHARTER EXPERTS ABOUT YOUR SPAIN & THE BALEARIC ISLANDS YACHT CHARTER:

Where better to learn how to Flamenco Dance than in Spain! Have the instructors come onboard for a private show and lessons. Once everyone knows the steps, head out for a night of dancing. In Spain, the parties never end!