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There is hardly any other area like this good flight connections like to Mallorca. The great demand from rural tourism also ensures that the There is good demand for flights are. The prices are usually between a little over 200 to 350 euros, in the high season it can also be more expensive. The taxi transfers to the charter bases are cheap (approx. 30 euros) and rarely take longer than 20 minutes. Exceptions are Portocolom or the north with Pollença, where you can drive for an hour. Then it is worthwhile to organize a transfer.
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The Fleet offer around the Bay of Palm is huge. Stations are in Palma directly, but also a little outside in Calanova, Can Pastilla, S’Arenal or further east in Cald'Or, Portocolom or Pollença. The latter bases are popular when planning a trip to Menorc. The fleet supply has barely increased for years due to an acute shortage of berths, they are Often prices something higher than in Croatia, especially in high season.
Weather statistics Mallorca
WIND & WEATHER
Often in summer thermal wind with sea or land breeze. In the Bay of Palma then often blows in South to southwest, in the bays of Pollenç and Alcúdia on the other hand North and northwest winds. Heat thunderstorms and local low pressure areas are also possible. Otherwise, two general weather conditions determine what happens: mistral brings north to north-west wind, sirocco warm air masses from the south.
In midsummer there can also be periods of calm, but mostly the thermal winds do not let you down. In the off-season, sweeping lows occasionally bring strong winds. If the water is still very warm in autumn, they can be stormy.
Local weather forecasts over Radio on channel 07 at 11.10, 16.10 and 23.10 local time, otherwise most of the crews use the usual internet forecasts from sources such as Windy, Windfinder (Pro version!) and other providers.
NAVIGATION & SEAT CREW
The coast of Mallorca is right uncomplicated. Hardly any electricity, concrete and illuminated driveways, good maps and area guides, marked shallows - Mallorc is also as Beginners' area suitable. Except maybe in the extreme Post and pre-season, if strong storms can hit the island.
Note the big one National park around the island Cabrera. Whoever wants to visit them must first contact the Register park management and book a buoy for the duration of the stay; Anchoring is prohibited. You can either do this yourself via the park administration's website. A Buoy costs around 30 euros for a ship up to 12 to 15 meters. There are only 50 buoys. If you travel in the high season, you should book in good time, but this is not possible more than 20 days in advance. Important: If you come without a booking, you have to sail again, even if the buoys are free!
There is other nature parks. The one around the island is also important Dragonera in the west of Mallorca, it can only be entered via the small harbor in the bay of CalLlado. Web information on the homepage
Around the islands of the Balearic Islands there are eleven buoy fields, sometimes set up to protect the seagrass meadows (over which anchoring is generally prohibited!), sometimes privately operated, mostly by yacht clubs. Both variants are chargeable. A night at the buoy costs for yachts up to 14 meters about 30 euros. It is not allowed to anchor in the buoy fields, depending on the operator, a color scheme or imprint informs which buoys are suitable for which boat size. You moor to the mooring lines under the float.
PORTS & ANCHORAGE
Mallorca offers one Mix of private marinas, club ports of the Club Nauticos and six municipal portsbelonging to the Ports Islas Baleares Association. The latter are also around 40 to 50 euros for a twelve-meter ship half as expensive as the other ports. Prices and reservations on the Ports IB website. Popular marinas and Club Nauticos in Palma, Puerto Portals, Port Adriano or SantPonç, for example, tear quite a lot for a twelve-meter ship in summer 150 euro barrier. Common to all ports is that it is high season full can be. If you want to be sure of getting a place, reserve in advance by email or mobile phone, or a few days in advance in midsummer. Otherwise: come early, preferably already until late noon. The whole thing relaxes in the off-season. A The north coast is a special case the island: there is on almost 50 nautical miles of coastline just a safe haven, pretty much in the middle: He shall. There are also a good two dozen anchorages; but if the Mistral blows from the north, most of them will be unsafe. Then you have to move to Sóller in good time or sail on to the other coasts of the islands
There is a large selection of beautiful anchor bays around Mallorca - sometimes small crevices in which only a few yachts fit, sometimes large areas in front of wonderful beaches. Important: The anchor must not be sunk in seagrass fields, which are protected. Swimming areas in front of beaches are often cordoned off with buoy lines. For motor dinghies, there are partly concrete access corridors.
LITERATURE & SEA MAPS
"Balearen" by Gerd Radlayers, Delius Klasing, 43.90 euros. Portbook Mallorc by Martin Muth, 24.90 euros (www.portbook-mallorca.com). Nautical charts: Pleasure boat chart sets 9 Balearic Islands from Delius Klasing, 59.90 euros, or those from NV Verlag: Spain ES 2 49.90 euros as well as maps from the British provider Imray.
AREA CHARACTERISTICS MALLORCA
The love of many Germans for Mallorcists continues unbroken, it is still one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean. No wonder, the island has a lot to offer, a perfect mix of sandy beaches, rocky coast with sometimes large bays, sometimes tiny niches for a few boats, for example in the southeast. Not many areas can beat their beauty. Or the rough natural charm of the Tramontana Mountains on the northwest coast with the pearl Sóller in the middle. Mallorca's perfect infrastructure almost always allows you to choose between a port with a tourist resort, a sleepy nest or a beautifully landscaped bay. The island metropolis flair of Palma, the exuberant party atmosphere in the well-known discos in CalRatjad and the historic old towns of Alcúdi and Pollença provide variety. But it's not boring in the bays either, small towns with chic cafés, bars and restaurants offer perfect opportunities for going ashore in some places. On the other hand, it is deeply relaxed on the two upstream nature reserve islets Dragoon and Cabrerzu, which are an ideal counterpoint to the hustle and bustle of palm trees
A complete circumnavigation of the island costs around 170 nautical miles and is a sporting undertaking for a week, especially since the weather on the exposed north coast has to be right. Two weeks are better. It is not surprising that most crews only plan their charter week along the south and east coast. It doesn't get boring there either. The detour to the beautiful Cabrer National Park with its unique peace and nature is a must for those new to the area. Afterwards you either climb through beautiful calas and places to the east or to the west in the direction of Dragonera. The distances are short, with the longest strokes ending at around 20 miles. Those who want to sail even less can manage.