Sail from lively Palma de Mallorca to a stunning national park island. anchor in secluded coves for a refreshing swim. Visit spectacular caves and a bio-winery.
Swim in a blue cave. Enjoy typical Spanish cuisine, like tapas and Paella. Why not stay a few days longer and take the antique train to the beautiful town of Soler.
You can even take the opportunity to earn your ASA certifications.
Capt. Jean and “Admiral” Mila have been organizing sailing flotillas with American Sailing since 2009 and have introduced many sailors and non-sailors to fascinating destinations in the Mediterranean and Seychelles. They know the sailing waters and show participants places that many tourists do not know. They put a very heavy emphasis on safety while ensuring that all participants go home with fun and unforgettable vacation memories.
Jean, a native of Belgium, lives with Mila, his Peruvian-born wife, in Florida. He holds a USCG 100T Master’s license and is qualified to teach ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 114, and 118. Together they run Whitecaps Sailing, an ASA sailing school in Punta Gorda, Florida.
We meet at the marina in Palma de Mallorca around lunch and will get introduced to the yachts.
“Admiral” Mila will lead the provisions raiding party. We will have breakfast and lunches on board and most of our dinners on shore at local restaurants. This will be discussed ahead of time.
After boarding and been checked in on the yachts, we will start sailing and head out for our first stop of the night, the marina of Sa’ Rapita, where we will have the option of being at the dock or spend the night at anchor. Dinner on shore.
After breakfast, we leave Sa’ Rapita and go to one of the many picturesque calas or anchorages where we will drop the hook for a refreshing swim and for lunch.
Our next destination for the night is Porto Petro. We will have the option to stay at one of the mooring balls or dock the boat.
Dinner on shore at one of the local restaurants. Time for a good Paella!
We depart from Porto Petro and sail northwest towards Porto Colom, our next overnighting destination.
We will stop for swimming, snorkeling and lunch in one of the calas along the way.
Docking in Porto Colom and dinner on shore.
We take local taxis from Porto Colom and go visit the spectacular Caves of the Dragon, where we will be entertained with classical music at an underground lake. A bit of a Phantom of the Opera atmosphere…
After the visit to the caves, we will go to a local vineyard in the countryside for a typical lunch and local wine tasting. On the way back to the marina we stop at the factory outlet of the famous Mallorca pearls where you can buy some fancy pearls for your loved one.
The last stop of the day will be the mountain top monastery of San Salvador from where you have a grand panoramic view of the island and the nearby sea. Return to the yacht and dinner on shore or aboard.
Our next destination is the hauntingly beautiful island of Cabrera, a national park. There are some ruins that attest to the presence of Greeks and Byzantines and, during the Napoleonic wars, it was used as a prison island for French soldiers.
The anchorage is spectacular and the view from the top of the nearby fortress is unforgettable.
This is a unique place for some hiking, swimming, and snorkeling. We will have dinner on board. In the morning we dinghy ashore to get delicious warm fresh bread for breakfast.
Cabrera Island will certainly be the highlight of your trip (unless you really were spoiled at the pearl factory outlet, of course).
It is always with a bit of a regret that we leave Cabrera. On our way out, we will go to the nearby blue cave, where you can go for a swim inside the electric blue waters. A few miles across from Cabrera, back on Mallorca’s mainland, we will drop the anchor at the white sand beaches of El Trench for more relaxing, swimming and lunch on board.
That evening, we will be anchoring outside the small port of Colonia Sant Jordi. Optional dinner on shore.
This is the last day of our trip, and we must return to our base but not without some more sailing, swimming and snorkeling before we arrive back at the base around 17:00.
You can check in at a local hotel or spend the last night on the yacht and disembark by 8:30 am Saturday morning.
*Itineraries are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.
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