Information about weekend sailing experiences
- Sailboat: Nereida (Hanse 630e)
- Dimensions: Length 19.00 m. Beam: 5.20 m.
- Capacity: 3 cabins, 8 pax (night) 12 pax (day)
- Port of departure: Porto Cristo | Mallorca
- Duration: Weekend from Friday to Sunday
- Languages: Spanish, English, German, Italian
- Months available: All year round
- Difficulty level: Easy and for all ages.
- Catering: On request
- Optional: Waitress / cook
Spectacular weekend on a 19-meter chartered sailboat with professional skipper. Exclusive cruise of 3 days and 3 nights with overnight stay on board. We visit the Cabrera Archipelago and Es Trenc.
11.00 a.m. Departure from Porto Cristo to Cabrera.
Duration of the trip is 6 hours, with a stop at a cove for lunch and swimming. Overnight at Cabrera Island on a Park buoy.
Sailing around the island of Cabrera.
Visit of the Blue Cave. We continue sailing towards the beautiful beach of Es Trenc. Overnight anchoring in Es Trenc.
10:00 a.m. Departure from Es Trenc to Porto Cristo.
Duration of 6 hours, with a stop at a cove for lunch and swimming.
Arrival at Porto Cristo at 7:00 p.m.
Overnight on board or disembarkation.
INCLUDED IN THE WEEKEND SAILING TRIP
Exclusive luxury sailboat Hanse 630e of 19 meters in length. Fuel. Sailing navigation, buoy anchorages in Cabrera and Es Trenc beach. Bed linens. Snorkeling equipment, liability and passenger insurance.
Seaman/cook: 60 € per day + food
Food and beverages can be served upon request
Professional skipper: 450 €/weekend
Final cleaning: 100 €.
Meals and necessities of Skipper. Entering in other ports (buoy on the island of Cabrera is included)
Use specific nautical or normal white-soled rubber shoes. Some warm clothing is recommended due to possible changes in the weather. If you are prone to seasickness, it is recommended to take a biodramina 30 minutes before sailing.
SAILBOATS IN THE FLEET
Three sailboats available for sailing trips from Portocolom in different activities (check prices):
- Sailboat Bavaria 49 (max. 10 persons) – “CARIBIA”.
- Sailboat Bavaria 42 (max. 6 persons) – “EOLOS”.
- Sailboat Hanse 630 (max. 6-8 persons) – “NEREIDA”.
Preguntas frecuentes para disfrutar un fin de semana en velero en exclusiva
How can I rent a sailboat for a private weekend?
Renting a sailboat to enjoy an exclusive weekend is a fairly simple process. The first thing you have to do is to search the internet for boat rental companies like Sailing Trips Mallorca. Once on their website, you will be able to see the available fleet and the offer of experiences. On our website, you will see the different options we offer, so you can choose one that fits your needs and if you do not find exactly what you are looking for, just write to us and we will adapt to your needs. You then select the dates you wish to rent the sailboat. Remember that many rental services require a minimum stay of two days for weekends. Finally, you must fill in your data and send us the information. We will contact you as soon as we can. You will also have the option of requesting additional services such as a skipper, if you do not have a sailing license, or a crew. Remember, it is always best to book in advance, especially during high season, to make sure you get the sailboat you want.
How many people can stay on the sailboat for the weekend?
The number of people that can be accommodated on a sailing yacht for a weekend varies greatly depending on the size of the yacht. Generally, a sailboat can accommodate from 2 to 12 people. Smaller sailboats, ideal for couples or small groups, can accommodate 2 to 4 people, while larger sailboats can comfortably accommodate up to 10 to 12 people. However, it is important not to exceed the maximum permitted capacity of the yacht to ensure the safety and comfort of all on board. In addition, it is important to keep in mind that although a sailboat can accommodate a certain number of people, not everyone can have a private cabin. Some sailboats have bunk beds in the common areas, so it is important to check the layout of the cabins when chartering the yacht.
What documents do I need to rent a sailboat?
When you charter a sailboat, the charter company will require you to present several documents. The first thing you will need is a valid identification document, such as a passport or driver’s license. You will also need a credit card for the deposit. In case you plan to sail yourself, you will need a valid sailing license. Depending on the charter company and the country in which you charter the yacht, you may be required to have an international sailing license or a license issued in the country in question. Remember that some countries have specific regulations on the required license depending on the size of the sailboat and the distance you plan to sail from the coast. It is important that you check with the rental company if they require any additional documents to avoid any inconvenience.
What is included in the sailboat charter (fuel, crew, etc.)?
The sailboat rental includes the use of the boat and its basic equipment. This includes mandatory safety equipment, navigation equipment and galley. In most cases, bed linen and towels will also be provided. On the other hand, additional services, such as fuel, are usually paid for by the customer. Sometimes a “fuel included” package can also be offered, but you will have to ask us about this in advance. As for the crew, if you do not have a sailing license or do not feel comfortable sailing on your own, you can hire a skipper and, in some cases, a crew. This may have an additional cost and must be requested at the time of booking. You may also have to pay a cleaning fee at the end of your rental. We recommend reading the rental conditions carefully and confirming what is included and what is not included before making the reservation to avoid unexpected surprises.
What safety measures should be taken into account on board the sailboat during the weekend?
Safety is a crucial consideration when you are at sea, and there are several safety measures you should be aware of. First, everyone on board should be familiar with the sailboat’s safety equipment, including the location and use of life jackets, rescue rings, flares and first aid kit. In addition, it is crucial to have a basic knowledge of first aid and emergency procedures. Before setting out, you should check the weather forecast and avoid sailing if conditions are unsafe. During navigation, it is important that everyone on board respects the navigation rules to avoid accidents. Ultimately, in case of emergency, it is vital to remain calm and contact the maritime emergency services using the VHF of the sailboat or a cell phone if you are close to the coast.
Do I need to have previous sailing experience to charter a private sailboat?
If you plan to navigate the sailboat yourself, yes, you will need to have some sailing experience and a valid sailing license. Sailing can be complicated and requires specific skills and knowledge, including an understanding of the rules of navigation, the ability to interpret marine charts and weather forecasts, and the ability to handle the sailboat in a variety of conditions. However, if you are inexperienced or do not feel confident sailing on your own, most yacht charter companies offer the option of hiring a skipper. The skipper is an experienced professional who will be in charge of navigating the sailboat, allowing you to relax and enjoy the trip.
What kind of equipment and amenities does the yacht offer?
Modern sailboats are designed to provide all the comfort and amenities necessary for a pleasant stay on board. In general, a sailboat is equipped with sleeping cabins, a bathroom (sometimes more than one, depending on the size of the boat), a galley equipped with a refrigerator, oven and stove, and a living room with a table and seating. Regarding navigation equipment, most of the sailboats are equipped with GPS, radar, VHF, autopilot and anemometer. Some sailboats may also offer extras such as equipment for snorkeling, paddle surfing or kayaking. It is important to check the specifics of the sailboat you choose to make sure it has the equipment and amenities you need for your weekend at sea.
Can I bring food and beverages on board the yacht?
Yes, you can usually bring your own food and drinks on board the sailboat. Remember that space on a sailboat is limited, so it is advisable to plan ahead and bring food that is easy to store and prepare. Some sailboats even have portable grills that you can use for cooking on board. In addition, many sailboat charter companies also offer the option of catering or on-board chef services, who can prepare and serve meals to your liking. This can be a good option if you prefer not to worry about cooking during your trip. However, you should always keep in mind the importance of keeping the yacht clean and tidy to ensure a pleasant stay for everyone on board.
What clothing and personal items should I bring to spend the weekend on the sailboat?
When planning your weekend on a sailboat, it is important to pack efficiently and take into account space limitations on board. As for clothing, it is advisable to wear comfortable clothes suitable for the weather conditions, including a raincoat in case of rain and warm clothes for cooler nights. It is also useful to carry a pair of non-slip deck shoes to move safely on board. In addition to clothing, you may want to bring personal hygiene items, essential medicines, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a beach towel. As for activities, if you plan to swim or snorkel, don’t forget your snorkeling gear and swimwear. You may also consider bringing board games or books to entertain you during your moments of relaxation. Remember that space on board is limited, so it is best to pack as light as possible.
How are reservations and payments for the sailboat charter managed?
Reservations and payments for the rental of a sailboat are generally handled via email, Whatsapp or telephone. In Sailing Trips Mallorca we have different payment methods accepting all types of cards, from Visa and Mastercard to American Express. Normally we generate paylinks and the rest is agreed upon on the payday. Once you have chosen your sailboat and desired dates, you can book online by filling in your details and paying a deposit to secure your reservation. The remaining balance is usually paid a few weeks before the departure date. As mentioned, at Sailing Trips Mallorca we accept several methods of payment, including credit cards, paylinks, bank transfers and, in some cases, PayPal. Once payment has been made, you will receive a confirmation of your reservation. In most cases, you will also have to pay a deposit upon arrival to cover any damages that may occur during the rental. This deposit will be returned to you at the end of the charter, as long as the yacht is returned in the same condition as it was in at the beginning of the charter.
What are the recommended sailing routes for a weekend sailboat trip?
The recommended sailing routes for a sailing weekend depend on the location where you rent the boat. For example, if you are renting a sailboat on the Costa Brava, you could explore the beautiful coves and beaches of the area, or sail to the Islas Medas. If you are in the Balearic Islands, you might consider a route that includes Ibiza and Formentera, or Menorca. Regardless of location, it is important to consider weather conditions, currents and prevailing winds when planning your route. You can also ask the staff of the rental company for advice, as they usually know the area well and can recommend the best places to visit. Always remember that safety is the most important thing, so make sure you have an alternative route in case weather conditions change.
Can I practice water sports such as snorkeling or kayaking from the sailboat?
Yes, in most cases, you can practice water sports such as snorkeling or kayaking from the sailboat. Many sailboats come equipped with snorkeling equipment and other water sports accessories, or you have the option of renting them. It is important to always remember the safety rules when practicing these sports, including the use of a life jacket, and never practicing water sports alone. You must also respect the environment and avoid disturbing marine life. Some areas may have restrictions on water sports, so it is a good idea to check this with the rental company or local authorities before your trip.
Is there any age restriction to enjoy a private sailing weekend?
Generally there is no age restriction for enjoying an exclusive weekend on a sailboat. However, if you plan to sail the sailboat yourself, you must be at least 18 years old and have a valid sailing license. In addition, some charter companies may have their own age restrictions for renting a sailboat. As for children, they are welcome on board, but it is always a good idea to check with the charter company if they have any restrictions or special requirements. Children should always be supervised and wear life jackets at all times while on board.
What happens in case of bad weather during the sailing weekend?
In case of bad weather, the most important thing is to prioritize safety. If weather conditions are bad, it is not advisable to go sailing. It is important that you stay informed about weather conditions and be prepared to change your plans if necessary. In case bad weather surprises you while you are at sea, you should look for a safe place to anchor or return to port. In some cases, if bad weather prevents you from using the sailboat during the charter period, the charter company may offer you the option to reschedule your charter for another weekend, but this will depend on their specific policies. It is a good idea to discuss these possibilities with us or your skipper prior to your trip so that you are prepared in case of bad weather.
Can I take my pets on board the sailboat for the weekend?
The policy on taking pets on board a sailing yacht varies from charter company to charter company. Some companies allow customers to bring pets on board, while others may have policies prohibiting pets. If you wish to take your pet on board, it is important that you contact the charter company before booking to confirm if this is possible. If pets are allowed, you may be asked to assume responsibility for any damage your pet may cause to the sailboat. You should also consider the comfort and safety of your pet. Not all pets are comfortable in the water or on a boat, and some may suffer from seasickness. In addition, you should always have a life jacket for your pet.
Is it necessary to hire an additional skipper or crew for my private sailing trip?
If you have a valid sailing license and feel comfortable sailing on your own, it is not necessary to hire an additional skipper or crew for your private sailing trip. However, if you have no sailing experience or prefer not to worry about navigation, you can choose to hire a skipper. The skipper is an experienced professional who will be in charge of navigating the sailboat and will allow you to relax and enjoy the trip. Some yacht charter companies also offer the option of hiring additional crew, such as a chef or a waiter, to make your trip even more comfortable and luxurious. However, this will have an additional cost and must be requested at the time of booking.
What are the rules and standards of behavior on board the sailboat?
The rules and standards of behavior on board a sailboat may vary depending on the charter company, but in general, it is important to remember to respect the sailboat and take care of it as if it was your own. This includes keeping it clean and tidy, not causing any damage and using the equipment safely and responsibly. In addition, it is important to respect the environment and not to throw garbage into the sea. In terms of behavior, you must remember that you are sharing a small space with other people, so it is important to be considerate and respectful. This includes keeping noise to a reasonable level, especially at night, and respecting the privacy of others. In addition, you must follow the instructions of the skipper or the charter company’s staff at all times, especially with regard to safety on board.
Can I make stops in different ports or coves during the sailing weekend?
Yes, you can make stops in different ports or coves during your sailing weekend. In fact, one of the great advantages of chartering a sailboat is the freedom it gives you to explore different places at your own pace. However, it is important that you plan your stops in advance and make sure you have permission to anchor or dock at the locations you choose. Some ports or coves may require a reservation or have an associated cost. In addition, you must respect all local rules and regulations, including marine protection zones where anchoring is prohibited. In terms of safety, it is always a good idea to make stops during daylight and avoid sailing at night.
What is the cancellation and refund policy in case of unforeseen events?
Cancellation and refund policies vary depending on the selected sailing experience. They may offer a full or partial refund if you cancel well in advance, while others may have no refund policies. It is important that you review these policies before making your reservation. In case of unforeseen events, such as bad weather, some companies may offer the option to reschedule your booking for another date. In the event that you are unable to use the sailboat due to a problem with the boat, you should be able to get a refund or a replacement sailboat. However, these details must be confirmed prior to booking. We would also recommend that you consider taking out travel insurance to cover cancellations and unforeseen events for peace of mind.