Mahon is one of the most beautiful cities of the Balearic Islands. It is quite simply the capital of Menorca but much more in reality. It is located in the east of the island, 50 kilometres from Ciutadella. The city of Mahon offers many places to discover, it hosts the largest natural port in the Mediterranean. In fact, it is more than 6 kilometres long. Menorca has some magical places and the port of Mahon is one of them. The port is very appreciated by the Mahonese who love to have breakfast or coffee in one of the terraces of the port. Rent a boat in Mahon and head out to explore the incredible coastline and beaches, maybe you could even go snorkelling or scuba diving!
The temperature in Mahon is on average around 20°C year round.
On average, the hottest months are July to September and July being the driest month and the coldest months being January to March. The climate is pleasant for a trip to Port Mahon from April to December, but most tourists visit the area during the high season in July and August.
We strongly suggest that you visit Mahon at different times of the year, not in summer. For instance spring and fall are ideal as the weather is good and there are a lot less travellers on the island.
The prices for boat rentals really depend on the size and type of the boat that you want to rent. You can find some really good prices if you want to charter a yacht in Mahon through SamBoat’s platform. For instance, at a starting price of about 130€ per day you could rent a motorboat. You can rent a sailboat in Menorca too, expect to rent one for around 1400€ for a whole week.
The prices increase a lot during the high season in summer, therefore, we strongly recommend that you book a reservation in advance.
In Mahon, you will need a boating certificate if:
You rent a boat with more that 15HP or if the length of the vessel is more than 4 metres long
If you plan on navigating more than 6 miles away from shelter
You will also have to provide a boating or nautical CV to show your previous sailing experiences.
If you don’t have the required boating licence for your yacht charter, you can still rent a boat with a skipper who will drive the boat and show you the best places to go to.
Mahon is an incredible place to hire a boat and explore the beautiful beaches around the shores of Menorca. But apart from cruising on the sea, relaxing under the sun and diving to explore the rich sea floors there are many things to do in town. Have a coffee on the terrace of the casino maritimo or at a local restaurant while contemplating the scenery and the yachts in the marina.
You could also go for a little shopping spree by walking down the beautiful streets and plazas of Mahon. Purchase some souvenirs and get some comfort in a pastry shop by treating yourself with local pastries or even wine.