Discover the beautiful Balearics 

Ease your way out of Palma de Mallorca and combine independent sailing with a social twist in breath-taking surrounds and ideal cruising conditions. Drop anchor and swim ashore to a spectacular cliffside cala as you reach along the island’s southwest corner. Visit one of Mallorca’s 31 stunning Blue Flag beaches.
Enjoy an afternoon sangria party, or dig into post-sailing paella or charming old fishing town. Explore the very best of Mallorca with the security of a Sunsail Lead Crew on our brand new flotilla itinerary.

7
Days

Highlights

  • Adventurous sailing with consistent winds
  • Clear, warm waters ideal for snorkelling
  • Dramatic cliffside calas
  • Cabrera National Park UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Coastal mixture of long sailing legs and short passages
Day 1

Marina Navear Balear

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Car hire Hire a car
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Begin your Mallorca flotilla adventure the moment you check into our Palma base. Drop off your luggage and set off to explore the cosmopolitan city. Capital of the Balearics islands, Palma de Mallorca is home to one of Europe's largest marinas, and is just 8km from the airport. Spend the afternoon investigating the winding cobbled streets. Marvel at the magnificent gothic cathedral that watches over the town, and lose yourself in alleyways where you will find tapas bars, restaurants and cafes. At 19:30, join your flotilla, lead crew and base manager for Sangria on the dock and recommendations on where to eat in the city.

Day 2

Camp Del Mar

The day's sailing

18
Nautical miles
4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Car hire Hire a car
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Enjoy a relaxed continental breakfast whilst listening to the morning briefing at the new Sunsail briefing room (4 minutes walk from the base). Return to the dock for 10:00 and head out of the marina. If you're out early, head to Portals Vells for lunch. Other options include Cala Fornells in the Bay of Santa Ponca, or Cala Monjo. After a relaxed lunch and swim, continue the short distance to Camp Del Mar and drop anchor for the night. Hop in the dinghy and whizz ashore for beach activities at 19:00, followed by dinner of your choice in one of the local restaurants. The main island restaurant requires bookings in advance, but your lead crew block this weekly, and keep at least four tables held for guests, so ask your host if you'd like one of the tables. Enjoy a relaxing night watching the sunset in this idyllic anchorage.

Day 3

Port de Soller

The day's sailing

28
Nautical miles
5.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Car hire Hire a car
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Wake up to a stunning setting, and nip ashore for the chart briefing, held at 8:30 on the old dock. Set off at leisure around 10:00, and hoist your sails for a nice long stretch along Mallorca's dramatic, towering west coast. Stop off in one of the area's deep water calas for a bite to eat, before continuing up the stunning coastline until you reach Port de Soller. All that sailing will be worthwhile when you're welcomed with a free sangria or beer on arrival. Wander around this magical town, a major player in the history of Mallorca. Take your pick of evening meals, with plenty of restaurants to choose from. Your Lead Crew tend to block book tables at the most popular places, like the fabled King Fisher.

Discover Port de Soller

Historical scenery

Tucked into a beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay with the Tramuntana mountains in the background, the Port of Soller is one of the prettiest stops on your Mallorca itinerary. The bay is well sheltered if you don’t want to go into the marina. We recommend heading further inshore to the town of Soller, a charming town where sitting in the main square and soaking up the scent of oranges, wandering the narrow streets and enjoying the scenery is all part of the order of the day.

Day 4

St Elm

The day's sailing

22
Nautical miles
4.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Car hire Hire a car
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Today's chart briefing will take place at a charming local café at 8:30. Depart at your leisure and pop into one of the deep lunchtime anchorages you may have missed on the way up the coast yesterday. Arrive at St Elm around 17:00, grab a mooring buoy and relax before motoring ashore for the beachfront tapas party, arranged by your lead crew. The crew will set tables out on beach, topped with a feast of local cheeses, tortilla, jamon, patatas bravas and empanadas. The party atmosphere continues as the Lead Crew organize group activities for both children and adults.

Lunchtime Calas

Stop for lunch at stunning anchorages such as Cala Banyalbufar, swell permitting. TV buffs can walk in the tracks of 'The Night Manager' at Na Foradadad, while Cala Deia is famed for some of the best paella around. Again Lead Crew to hold tables aside for the demand of the guests. Tables at Foradada and Deia will need to be pre-booked at least a week in advance and realized if not required.

Day 5

Port de Andratx

The day's sailing

5
Nautical miles
1 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Car hire Hire a car
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Today is regatta Wednesday. We'll kick off with a chart briefing on the beach, followed by a treasure hunt for children on the nearby Isla Dragonera, or a hike for the adults on one of four routes. The lead crew will ferry children and adults the 1nm to the island, and crews who'd rather sail can circumnavigate Dragonera to build their miles. The treasure hunt and hike will take most of the day, so the afternoon will be a gentle cruise around to Andratx, where the regatta will take place, organized by your lead crew. Test your racing skills in a short course set outside the port. Moor up for the evening at Club de Vela marina, and enjoy the group meal at restaurant Mirador, complete with a regatta prize giving.

Timeless appeal

This popular harbor has a classy reputation, the steep cliffs spotted by celebrity villas and a fashionable, modern marina that makes the perfect night-time stopover. The ancient town of Andratx itself is a few miles inland or you can just stick to the harbor side bars and restaurants. If you’re looking for on-shore activity, the area is criss-crossed by walking paths that boast stunning views in ever direction

Day 6

Free day sailing

The day's sailing

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To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Car hire Hire a car
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Thursday is your chance to break free and sail wherever you please. Join forces with fellow flotilla sailors, or go it alone. Take an easy saunter along the coast, or stretch your sea legs on a longer passage. Explore Cabrera National Park, or plot a course for Cala Blava, Illetas, or Punta Na Foradada. If you do decide to head to the magical Cabrera National Park, you will need to let the Lead Crew know so they can book it in advance.

Suggested destination

Cabrera National Park

Sitting 10km off the south-east coast of Mallorca, the Cabrera Archipelago National Park shelters spectacular underwater meadows. Look out for groupers, octopi, loggerhead turtles and even dolphins. Completely uninhabited, Cabrera National Park is an untouched oasis, rich in natural life. The perfect stop to get away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger islands. It is 37nm from Port Andratx, though, so be prepared for a long day at sea before you get here!

Day 7

Marina Navear Balear

The day's sailing

0
Nautical miles
0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Car hire Hire a car
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Make the most of your final day afloat, and sail wherever you please on your meandering way back to our Palma base. Arrive for 17:00 and step ashore to explore the narrow streets and shops of this ancient town. Visit the striking cathedral, and celebrate a superb week of sailing with an end of flotilla paella party on the dock. The perfect way to end your Balearic adventure.

Beach spot

Sa Rapita

Sa Rapita is home to one of the best beaches in Mallorca, Es Trenc, two kilometres of white sand and clear waters. There’s a marina with the necessary facilities close by the town, with great views to the south, across the sea. Sa Rapita is the perfect choice for a quiet, peaceful stopover before heading to Cabrera or back to Palma.