PLAN YOUR BAREBOAT OR SKIPPERED YACHT CHARTER IN MENORCA

LET US HELP YOU TO PLAN  YOUR YACHT CHARTER  IN MENORCA?

At Flamingo Yacht Charters, we offer a personal, friendly, highly professional yacht charter service from our base in Mahón harbour. With a fleet of high quality yachts to choose from, we can help you to create the perfect yacht charter holiday based around your needs.

YOUR YACHT CHARTER HOLIDAY PLANNING LIST

    1. Decide if a charter in Menorca is right for you. Have a look through our website and learn more about what sailing in Menorca is really like. We’ve got lots of photos and some sample sailing itineraries for you to take a look at. We can also offer RYA training if you would like to learn some sailing skills or we can offer a professional skipper if you would like someone to take care of the running of the yacht for you while you and your crew relax and enjoy all that Menorca has to offer.

    2. Once know that Menorca is where you would like to sail, it is time for you to decide which yacht you will choose for your sailing holiday. We have a fleet of modern well-equipped yachts ranging from 36 to 40.5 feet in length from some of the most well-known yacht manufacturers in the world. Browse our fleet and let us know if you have any questions about any of our yachts. We are here to help you to pick the perfect yacht for your holiday. It may be cabin size, headroom, sail and rig choice, galley facilities, electric winches or even the swim platform that are important to you, we can advise on the best yacht for you based on your requirements as our staff know all of our yachts inside out.

    3. Do you need a skipper or would you like to gain a sailing qualification by completing some RYA training during your yacht charter in Menorca? Make sure you talk to us about adding these to your booking if you think you might need them.

    4. Book your travel. With flights to Menorca available with many major airlines you should have plenty of options when planning how to get here. Once you land, you’ll be on the water in no time: our base is only a ten minute drive from Mahón airport. Our base staff will have you onboard and ready to start your sailing holiday quickly, efficiently and with minimum hassle so that all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the Menorca sunshine.

    5. Plan you itinerary.  You can wait until you arrive or you can start to plan as soon as you have booked with us. Depending on the wind and weather, it can be possible to circumnavigate the entire island of Menorca in a 7-day yacht charter. However, this need not be your only goal as there are so many options beautiful beaches, calas and harbours to explore. You will be spoiled for choice.  We are also happy to help you to plan an itinerary that suits your level of sailing and yacht charter experience – there are plenty of safe locations right inside the harbour of Mahón and many lovely coves and beaches within easy reach to help you ease into your sailing holiday. If you have not sailed around Menorca before why not take advantage of our local knowledge of the harbours, anchorages, weather, shops and restaurants?

    6. For those of you who really like to plan ahead and read up on a saling location prior to arrival, we would highly recommend that you purchase a copy of the Imray Islas Baleares Pilot Guide as this will give you a fantastic head start with your passage planning and knowledge of the local sailing waters. We will provide a copy of this book for reference use on board your charter yacht when you arrive to assist you with local navigation during your sailing holiday in Menorca with us.

SAIL ROUND THE ISLAND OF MENORCA ON YOUR YACHT CHARTER WITH US

On a 7 day yacht charter with us, with favourable winds and weather,  it is entirely possible to complete a circumnavigation of the island. For the more adventurous sailors, this allows for plenty of sailing time each day followed by the choice of mooring in unspoilt coves or in more lively ports offering charming restaurants, bars and shops. Each day will bring beautiful scenery and new exciting destinations as you plot your course around the island under sail.  At all times you have the added comfort that our support staff are less than an hour away if you should have any problems during your cruise.

yacht charter in Menorca

Menorca is ideal for Charter for so many reasons. Firstly, you will climb on board your yacht on its home berth in the breathtakingly beautiful Mahón Harbour. Being 3.5 miles in length, sailing in the harbour is always guaranteed and it is the perfect place to get used to your yacht.

The island has sheltered morning, lunch time and evening anchorages all the way round, making it ideal for families. With more than 40 unspoilt coves with clear, turquoise water and silver sand beaches, a circumnavigation of the island is a delight. Get away from the crowds and anchor in a sheltered cove or visit the harbours of Ciutadella or Fornells if you are looking for quayside restaurants, unique shops and a rich sense of history.

PLANNING YOUR YACHT CHARTER HOLIDAY - WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Included in your Yacht Charter Holiday Booking:

Regular weather update | Home marina mooring berth | Inflatable Tender | Wind, Log & Depth Instruments | Roller Furling Headsail | Refrigeration | VHF Radio | GPS Chart Plotter | Stereo CD Radio | Deck cushions | Cockpit table | Large Bimini or sun awning | 240 V Shore power socket | 12 V Power sockets | Mounted Swimming Ladder | Deck Shower | Mask & Snorkel


Changeover Day: Saturday (please contact us if you require a different changeover day as this may be possible depending on availability)

Wherever you choose to sail to, the island of Menorca offers plenty of options. Check the forecast and set sail with a favourable wind north, south or all the way around the island. 

There are 80 beautiful coves (calas) for you to explore around the coast of Menorca, our short guide below suggests a few of our favourites. 

The Imray Islas Baleares Pilot Guide gives more details of the calas and ports to explore around the island and is well-worth reading.

See our suggested itinerary below.

SUGGESTED ITINERARY - Clockwise Circumnavigation of Menorca in one Week

Please Note. The itinerary below is totally subject to suitable sea and wind direction and should be read in conjunction with and subject to the recommendations of The Islas Baleares Pilot by David and Susie Baggaley (previously Graham Hutt)

After briefing and provisioning, get used to the yacht in Mahon Harbour. Anchor in Cala
Taulera near the harbour entrance behind Isla del Lazareto. (Ref. harbour chart/pilot).
Return to our mooring base to recharge your batteries. Recommended restaurants –
Il Porto, Opera, Wepi, Sa Lliga, Latitude 40, Pierros, (for families and sport) Mestre
d’Aixa

Last minute questions/ report faults if any. Lunch depending on departure time at Cala
Biniparraitx, Cala Binidali, 10nm and Cala Coves 16nm (a must visit site *****)
Night stop Calas Fustan, 23 nm, Mitjana 27, Galdana (restaurants ashore in summer)
or Macarella.

Short sail to Ciutadella 11 nm. Ciutadella is busy and narrow. You should arrive early
to get a mooring with Club Nautic or Ports IB. Recommended restaurants Caf  Balear,.
Restaurant S Amarador, Mon Restaurant i Fonda, Ses Voltes, Smoix Restaurant

Afternoon sail to Cala Morell (limited space) or Cala Algerens (recommended). 12 nm.

Lunch in Cala Pregonda 10nm. Dinner in Fornells 12 nm. Delightful fishing village with
good restaurants. Recommended Es Cranc near the church (listed as one of the top
restaurants in Spain and therefore expensive) El Pescador, Restaurante Sa Nansa, Sa
Taula (roof top terrace)

Short sail to Isla Colom / Es Grau 11nm. Lunch Colom, Dinner Es Grau 2nm (beware
rock 1m down 200m E of Isla Colom’s Cap de levant and beware rock in entrance to
Es Grau) Recommended restaurants Els Moll Restaurante

Leisurely morning and lunch. Sail to our mooring base for 18.00 hrs 12nm. Remember
to empty your holding tank before entering the harbour. Leave plenty of time to
refuel!!

Marina Check in and extras payments.
Please vacate the yacht as you found it at 9amprompt. Remove all rubbish and wash up all dishes.
Please place your sheets and towels in bags provided.

Sa Lliga (Club Maritimo), Wepi, Latitude 40, Way, Il Porto, Sa Vinya and Pizza Roma . If you want to watch the rugby, football etc on a large screen then Pierros is the place to go. For Tapas try Sa Taverna d’es Port, Terra or Paseo de Mediterrania. For a pizza go to Casanova, or Pizzeria Opera.

Breakfasts: Sandwiches and fresh bread – Cafe Oh La La Full English: Club Maritimo, Way, Pierros

 

SUGGESTED ITINERARY - Anti-Clockwise Circumnavigation of Menorca in one Week

Please Note. The itinerary below is totally subject to suitable sea and wind direction and should be read in conjunction with and subject to the recommendations of Imray Pilot Guide The Islas Baleares Pilot by David and Susie Baggaley (previously Graham Hutt)

After briefing and provisioning, get used to the yacht in Mahon Harbour. Anchor in Cala
Taulera near the harbour entrance behind Isla del Lazareto. (Ref. harbour chart/pilot).
Return to our mooring base to recharge your batteries. Recommended restaurants –
Il Porto, Opera, Wepi, Sa Lliga, Latitude 40, Pierros, (for families and sport) Mestre
d’Aixa

Last minute questions / fault fixing if any. Lunch at Isla Colom 11nm (beware rock 1m
down 200 metres off easterly point of Isla Colom.) Afternoon sail to Fornells 11nm.
Recommended restaurants – Es Cranc near the church (listed as one of the top
restaurants in Spain and therefore expensive) El Pescador, Restaurante Sa Nansa, Sa
Taula (roof top terrace)

Lunch Cala Pregonda 12 nm. Evening in Cala Algerens or Cala Morell

Ciutadella. Ciutadella is busy and narrow. You should arrive early to get a mooring with
Club Nautic or Ports IB. Recommended restaurants Caf  Balear,. Restaurant
S Amarador, Mon Restaurant i Fonda, Ses Voltes, Smoix Restaurant

Lunch Cala Son Saura 8 nm. Dinner Cala Macarella 3 nm or Cala Galdana 4nm
(restaurants ashore in summer).

Lunch Calas Covas (a must visit site *****) and night here also 10nm.

Marina Check in and extras payments. Please vacate the yacht as you found it at 9am
prompt. Remove all rubbish and wash up all dishes. Please place your sheets and
towels in bags provided

Marina Check in and extras payments.
Please vacate the yacht as you found it at 9amprompt. Remove all rubbish and wash up all dishes.
Please place your sheets and towels in bags provided.

Sa Lliga (Club Maritimo), Wepi, Latitude 40, Way, Il Porto, Sa Vinya and Pizza Roma . If you want to watch the rugby, football etc on a large screen then Pierros is the place to go. For Tapas try Sa Taverna d’es Port, Terra or Paseo de Mediterrania. For a pizza go to Casanova, or Pizzeria Opera.

Breakfasts: Sandwiches and fresh bread – Cafe Oh La La Full English: Club Maritimo, Way, Pierros

 

Andy
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