Global Yacht Management
Embark on a nautical adventure around Mallorca with our expert guide. Learn how to secure the ideal berth and navigate the local maritime regulations for an unforgettable yacht journey in the Balearic waters.

As island natives, our extensive experience and deep-rooted connections within the local maritime community provide invaluable insights. These are the assets we bring to the table when working alongside yacht captains and owners.

The allure of Mallorca, with its pristine waters, inviting harbors, and charming coastal towns, naturally attracts yacht enthusiasts from around the globe. The island’s marinas are a treasure trove for both grand yachts measuring 90-100 meters and more intimate cruisers under 100 feet.

Yet, the very charm of the island can make finding the right berth at the perfect moment a daunting task. This is where Global Yacht Management steps in, offering a breadth of options and the flexibility needed to overcome these challenges.

A Prudent Decision

Enlisting help to select a mooring in Mallorca and the Balearic Islands for your yacht holiday is not just prudent—it’s essential.

Here’s why:

  1. Diverse Berthing Options: Mallorca’s array of berthing options includes everything from lively marinas complete with boutiques and restaurants to more secluded moorings. Finding the one that suits your needs is key.
  2. Limited Availability: The island’s limited size and finite number of berths mean that securing a spot during the busy season requires advance planning.
  3. Regulatory Compliance: The Balearic Government’s strict marine conservation laws mean that berth availability is just one piece of the puzzle. Compliance with varying port and municipal regulations is also critical.
  4. Anchorage Regulations: Understanding and adhering to specific anchoring guidelines is crucial, especially when visiting renowned spots like Cabrera Island or Es Trenc Beach.
  5. Peak Season Demand: Mallorca’s status as a top Mediterranean destination drives up berth demand each summer. Early reservation planning is vital to ensure availability.

The Posidonia Situation

Mallorca’s anchoring regulations aim to protect its marine ecosystems, especially the vital posidonia oceanica seagrass beds. Key aspects of these regulations include:

  • Conservation Zones: Anchoring is prohibited in areas designated to protect posidonia grass, and familiarity with these zones is crucial to avoid penalties.
  • Authorized Anchoring Areas: Certain zones are marked for safe anchoring, with compliance to maritime safety laws required. Buoys often mark these areas, with their color indicating the allowed boat size based on length.
  • Proximity to Land: Anchors must be cast at least 50 meters from the shoreline and 200 meters from beaches, ensuring anchorage on sandy beds to prevent ecological harm.

Marinas Worth Considering

Upon arriving in Palma, a variety of ports await. Your yacht’s size will dictate whether you dock at the vibrant Moll Vell or the newly renovated Club de Mar. Alternatively, Pantalan and Naviera Balear along the famous Paseo Maritimo offer excellent day-trip opportunities.

For those venturing beyond Palma, Puerto Portals and Port Adriano are superb bases for starting and concluding your journey.

As you explore the island, ports like Andratx, Soller, and Alcudia cater to various yacht sizes, with some marinas accommodating 35-meter yachts and others welcoming smaller vessels.

Embarking on a voyage around Mallorca promises a tapestry of opportunities and personal revelations. By planning ahead, making informed choices, and seeking assistance when necessary, you can fully immerse yourself in the island’s enchantment.