Port de Pollença makes for an amazing place to rent a boat and explore the coastline as it offers beautiful sea life and great sailing conditions. Off the bat, you should know that Pollença and Port de Pollença are two different towns, so don’t get confused. The beach of Port de Pollença is one of the most beautiful in Mallorca, with kilometres of fine sand stretching in the hollow of a wide crescent moon shaped bay. It is bordered by a long promenade under the palm trees, with many benches to rest and admire the incredible landscape if you are already inland. The beach is surrounded by majestic mountains that you can identify far off the coast from your boat. The water is translucent and is a real pleasure for swimmers and snorkelers.
The Balearic islands have a mediterranean climate as they are located in the middle of the sea. Therefore, they have good weather conditions all year round. The spike season is during the summer where a lot of tourists visit the island to relax or enjoy the partylife in Majorca.
We suggest that you visit off season if you want to rent a boat and relax in beautiful surroundings. For instance, if you visit in spring or fall, the weather is good and there are a lot less visitors.
With SamBoat you can hire a motorboat for a starting price of 50€ per day and a sailboat for around 1600€ for a whole week at sea. The prices really depend on the type of boat as well as the size so make sure you check prices and availability on the platform.
If you plan on renting a boat in Majorca during the high season, make sure you book a reservation well in advance as the prices increase a lot in summer.
There are two cases where you will need a licence to hire a boat in Port de Pollença. If you rent a motorboat with more than 15HP or more than 4 metres long, the licence will be required. If you want to rent a sailboat, a licence is mandatory if the boat is more than 5 metres in length. You will always have to present a nautical CV detailing your previous sailing experience.
If you don’t have a licence and want to enjoy your cruising experience and don’t want any hassle, we give the possibility of renting a boat with a skipper who will be your captain and show you all around.
Cruise along the coast and anchor at a hidden beach that you find beautiful. For instance you could go to Cala Boquer, one of the most beautiful coves in Mallorca. This creek is near Port de Pollença and is normally only accessible by hiking for about an hour to get there. On the spot, you’ll find yourself in turquoise water, surrounded by two big rocky capes with green tops where you might even spot goats.
You could also go for a day hike and explore Cape Formentor, with Its steep cliffs plunging into the sea. It’s actually pretty close to Port de Pollença, and you’ll be able to appreciate some of the best views on the island, such as the Mirador Es Colomer or higher up, you can climb the Albercutx tower, which also offers an exceptional view.