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Menorca is the northern island of the Spanish Balearic islands located on the Mediterranean Sea with it's capital city of Mahon. Menorca is the most pristine of the Balearic Islands and was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993 and is the third most populated island after Mallorca and Ibiza. It is a popular holiday destination and serves as a perfect location for a sailing holiday. Explore the hidden gems of Menorca by boat or sail around the Balearic Islands.
Depending on the season and the type of boat you would like to rent, the prices will fluctuate accordingly. If you plan to rent a sailboat in Menorca, you can expect to pay around 200€/day and a little bit more for chartering a catamaran. If you sail outside of the high season, in September and October expect to find better prices as there are less tourists.
For motorboats, it is best to sort by the type of activity you plan to do during your holiday. Due to the wide range of boats and prices, it is best to define your project and then choose accordingly. The huge selection of boats will guarantee that you will find the perfect one for your needs! With this said, motorboats can start as low as around 120€/day.
Menorca is very popular among the Balearic islands and could get busy during the high season. It offers plenty of opportunities to rent a boat there, but make sure to book in advance. Menorca is characterised by its typical Mediterranean weather, with hot summers and mild winters. Due to this excellent climate on the island, the main charter season falls from April to October corresponding well with Spain’s overall sailing season. One thing to be cautious of is that Menorca has very little protection from the wind and is more exposed to the winds than the rest of the Balearic Islands with the Tramontana from the north.
If you are planning on renting a boat in Menorca, make sure to check the requirements for the license before you leave. When renting a boat in Menorca, you will need to have a valid boating license if you rent a motor boat with more than 15hp and more than 4meters in length. When it comes to sailboats a valid license is required when you are renting a boat that is longer than 5meters. Other than these two cases, you can rent a boat in Menorca without a license. However, if you don’t feel confident or you don’t have enough experience, rent a boat with a skipper. Let the local skipper do the driving and you just enjoy your holiday and the added benefit of them showing you the best places in the area!
Menorca is a popular sailing destination and offers many activities for tourists visiting it.
Hiking and cycling are very interesting activities to discover the island. Many wonderful places in Menorca are not accessible by car, which we recommend this type of activity to really appreciate the untouched Menorcan nature. Menorca is known to be a wild and peaceful island but you can find some atmosphere if you need a little bit of movement.
In Ciutadella, don't hesitate to go to the end of the beautiful harbour and have a cocktail on the terraces of the bars. On Thursdays you can go to Cala en Porter for a great foam party. One of the great passions present in Menorca is horses. If you like horses, you should discover the beautiful Minorcan horse race and attend a horse race at the Mahon or Ciudadela racetracks.
Don't forget that the best thing about Minorca is its nature and its wonderful coves with waters so turquoise that it seems that the boats are flying when they are anchored. The best option for this is to rent a boat in Menorca that is either a motor boat or a sailing boat. Sailing from Mallorca, you will have the opportunity to discover the Minorcan coves, and if you have to choose one, we recommend you set cruise for Cala Macarella and Macarelleta, around 15km from Ciudadela. In the north, don't miss Cala Pregonda with its reddish sand and steep rocks. As you are in the north of the island, come to the S'Albufera des Grau Natural Park and admire the views from the Faváritx lighthouse. If you are looking for the nightlife center of Spain, charter to Ibiza and see why this city is world renowned.
And to finish your cruise, you can sail to Formentera and discover the smallest island in the Balearic archipelago.
The island of Menorca is very easily accessible as it has an international airport, landing at Mahon. If you wish to reach the island other than by plane, there are multiple ferry rides from the Spanish mainland or from the other Balearic islands. There are two main ports: Mahon, which is the second largest natural port in Europe and Ciutadella in the west of the island. Their schedule is more frequent during the high season.