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Yacht Charter Spain

Eternal spring and an endless coastline to discover

Spain is one of the most popular charter destinations in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The sailing areas impress due to their enormous diversity. Whether rocky coasts, dreamlike bays, azure blue sea, snow-white sandy beaches, elegant harbors or historic fishing villages, always absolutely charming and with new attractions. And due to its great history and relaxed culture, its good food and its lifestyle, it is quite normal that a yacht charter in Spain is the most popular destination for a charter holiday in southern Europe. Surrounded by an ocean, two different seas and a multitude of different cultures, landscapes and climate zones, Spain might be a small country – but hardly to be surpassed in terms of diversity. Hot summers, mild winters and excellent conditions at sea, but also pleasant temperatures in summer at an island with Caribbean-like dream beaches – a yacht charter in Spain can simply offer everything all year round.

Yacht Charter Spain means:

Sailing dreams come true

Almost 6,000 kilometers is the length of the Spanish coastline, divided into the inland territories of the Iberian Peninsula, the Canary Islands, situated 100 kilometers west of Morocco and the Balearic Islands at the Mediterranean coast. Above all, the good accessibility because of the perfect flight connections from international airports, as well as the extensive coastline for mooring and anchoring makes that Spain is a real sailing paradise for a yacht charter. Incredibly fascinating landscapes, nature off the beaten track, excellent marinas, the relaxed local people, the great gastronomy and above all, the constant wind conditions ensure an unforgettable adventure. No matter whether with or without sailing experience, whether you are for the first time on a yacht or catamaran, family holidays, with friends or your best employees, a yacht charter in Spain inspires.

Yacht Charter Spain represents: diverse sailing areas in the Mediterranean and Atlantic

Yacht charter in Spain does not only mean discovering the Mediterranean coast of the mainland or the Balearic Islands. During your yacht charter in Spain you can also get to know the rough beauty of the Atlantic coast of mainland Spain or the Canary Islands.

They are also called the islands of eternal spring, the Canary Islands with their subtropical climate. Longing for a yacht charter in the middle of winter? Dreaming about long sandy beaches, sunshine and great weather? And all this in Europe, without long flight distances? The Canary Islands is a literally obvious alternative to the Seychelles, because the islands are just a 4 hours flight from England and the Canary Islands offer all year round temperatures between 18 and 25 degrees.

The Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean are a group of Islands, geologically belonging to Africa in the eastern central Atlantic, about 100 kilometers west of the coast of Morocco, consisting of seven islands, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.

The breathtaking landscape of the islands makes every yacht charter around the Canary Islands an indescribable experience, high mountains, enchanted valleys, evergreen forests, volcanic deserts and high cliffs, crystal clear, turquoise water, kilometers of dreamlike beaches and the subtropical climate ensure the best sailing conditions all year round.

Each of the seven main islands offers a world full of contrasts and possibilities, the Canary Islands have a coastline of almost 1,500 kilometers. Choosing the place where you want to enjoy the mild climate and sun is not quite easy. The long, white sandy beaches in Tenerife and Fuerteventura attract, small bays hidden in the cliffs of El Hierro or La Gomera, exotic dune landscapes of Gran Canaria or the volcanic beaches from Lanzarote, La Palma or La Graciosa – all options offer perfect sailing conditions and relaxation, adventure and fun are guaranteed.

The island’s ports and marinas ensure all facilities and are perfect for water sports enthusiasts, sailing, kayaking, surfing, water skiing, jet skiing and even windsurfing is very popular. The underwater world has also a lot to offer, where else can you get to know a unique volcanic landscape under water… Apart from all the breathtaking bays during your charter you will see dolphins, whales and turtles. On each island the shore excursions are worthwhile, and in terms of gastronomy the Canarian cuisine is as diverse as the islands themselves. Canarian cuisine is characterized by well-seasoned dishes and fresh foods, which are the result of the fertile volcanic soils and the good climate that give the local food a very special taste.

Discover Spain (F.A.Q)

When is the best time to travel?

Spain is always worth a visit, whether you like to enjoy the almond blossom in February, the festivities during the Easter holidays, the warm summers or mild winters.

Basically it is very dry and summerly warm everywhere in Spain during the months of June until October, at some parts of Spain the temperatures may raise even over 30 degrees during the day and are rarely below 20 degrees at night. The water temperature in Mediterranean is approx. 21-26 degrees and in the Atlantic approx. 21-23 degrees.

The Canary Islands is the region in Spain with the mildest temperatures during spring, autumn and the winter months, therefore the Canary Islands are ideal for a yacht charter in Spain. The Temperatures in the Canary Islands are around 20-23 degrees and depending on the island, the water temperature is around 17-21 degrees.

What are the main sailing areas and marinas?

Yacht Charter Spain – Mediterranean

Costa Brava: The wild coast; Sun, Beach and Tapas

A top travel destination for sailors, more than 200 kilometers of coastline, three nature reserves and 17 marinas, with alternating quaint fishing villages and busy holiday resorts. The Costa Brava on the northeastern Mediterranean coast stretches from the French border to the Tordera estuary near the city of Blanes and belongs to the autonomous region of Catalonia. Enjoy the numerous breathtaking bays with long, white sandy beaches, appearing between bizarre rock formations at the foot of the Pyrenees. Experience the incredibly diverse landscapes and marvellous cities, do not miss the historic center of Tossa de Mar, the highlight of Barcelona, the beauty of the Aigüestortes National Park and of course the culinary delights in the ports of the small fishing villages. Due to its indescribable diversity, this area is particularly suitable for a yacht charter with the family.

BARCELONA – Mediterranean joy of life, Catalan hospitality and dream beaches

Perhaps one of the most exciting cities to experience during a yacht charter. Explore the city that everyone falls in love with, sail along the Catalan coastline and enjoy the day on board to discover the beautiful surroundings. A little tip for everyone who wants to avoid the hustle and bustle of Barcelona’s beaches: Platja del Garraf, located south of Barcelona, this beach is much more relaxed and you can easily reach it by sailing yacht. Enjoy the views on Barcelona’s skyline in a very relaxed atmosphere on board of your yacht, far away from the hustle and bustle of this busy city. In the evening the city turns into a big party, on the streets you will hear flamenco music, jazz music from the cellars and indie rock from the concert halls. Enjoy the amazing nightlife of Barcelona, ​​this crazy city, eat like a local in the numerous tapas bars, or be amazed by all the fresh seafood. Barcelona is also a perfect starting point for a yacht charter to the Balearic Islands.

Costa Dorada – The golden coast; Experience nature & culture

Known for its first-class wine-growing regions and its long sandy beaches gently sloping into the Mediterranean, we will find in the south of Barcelona the Costa Dorada, the golden coast that stretches over 200 kilometers to the Ebro Delta. Especially in the outback of this coastal region, picturesque villages with sand-colored houses between almond trees and olive groves await those who like to be active during their yacht charter vacation. Also Tarragona, with its beautiful old town invites you to linger, somehow the atmosphere seems quieter than on the other Spanish coasts. Nature lovers will be fascinated by the south of the Costa Dorada with its many small canals and lagoons of the Ebro Delta.

Valencia / Costa del Azahar – The coast of the orange blossom

A yacht charter in Spain in the region around Valencia with the Costa del Azahar promises versatile landscapes with mountains, pebble beaches or lagoons and wide plains, a whole range of secluded dream bays and beautiful cities. And all this apart from the typical sailing tourism that we find on the spanish islands.

The view from the yacht on the numerous orange groves offer a unique panorama. The most famous place at the Costa del Azahar is certainly Valencia, but also Sagunto and the city of Peniscola, which has a beautiful old town and winding alleys, should be on our list. Let yourself be enchanted by Valencia with its beautiful city beaches, enjoy the varied cultural program, the active nightlife and, above all, do not forget to eat one of its famous paellas in this area of Spain. A little insider tip is the small town of Peniscola with its picturesque old town and romantic bays. Everything is a bit more quiet over here, pure magic while the sun goes down, and the gastronomic highlights are amazing.

Alicante / Costa Blanca – The White Coast

The Costa Blanca offers a 220 km long coastline, stretching in the north from Denia to Pilar de la Horadada in the south. The area got the name Costa Blanca, translated white coast, because of its white beaches and white painted houses. Here you will find a hugh variety of mooring options. Numerous, beautiful bays with dream beaches invite to anchor, dive and bathe, simply perfect for a yacht charter with the whole family. The straight coast dominates the sailing area, so if you like to be active during your holidays, over here you can find different possibilities for windsurfing, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, diving and many other water sports. Alicante and Denia are beautiful port cities, not yet very crowded, both enchant with their picturesque charm. From here, it is even possible during your yacht charter to reach in a short time the islands of Ibiza and Formentera.

Murcia / Costa Calida – The hot coast; calm waters and 3.000 hours of sunshine a year

250 kilometers of Mediterranean coast that stretches from San Pedro del Pinatar to Aguilas in Andalusia. Endless sandy beaches, paradisiacal bays and lagoons make this region incomparably charming, but as well this beautiful landscape, characterized by the Andalusian chain mountains directly on the Mediterranean. The region is one of the hottest and driest in Europe. In the southeast we will find the fascinating salt water lagoon, the Mar Menor. This coastal strip represents a geographical peculiarity in Europe that attracts tourists and active vacationers to the region. In this area, water sports are possible everywhere. This yacht charter adventure awaits you with an infinite variety.

Yacht Charter Spain – Atlantic

Galicia / Vigo: fjord-like bays in the evergreen north of Spain

Yacht charter on the Spanish Atlantic coast – fascinating, diverse and adventurous. Galicia is a territory for experienced sailors looking for a challenge. The area has largely been spared from tourism, but Galicia is indescribably beautiful with its wonderful bays, rocks, high cliffs and its evergreen landscapes. The coast is characterized by various fjord-like bays that cut deep into the country, often ending in a river, the so-called Rias. Each of them offers an indescribable, protected sailing area, especially the Rias Baixas are probably the most beautiful sailing areas in the region. Along the coast and in the rias you will find numerous anchor bays and harbors during your yacht charter, small fishing villages with good marinas, wonderful sandy beaches and beautiful landscapes. Also noteworthy are the islands that have been declared National Park, the Islas Atlánticas. Crystal clear, turquoise blue water and beaches with the finest white sand are reminiscent of a tropical landscape, the Cies Islands are located off the coast of Vigo in the Rias Baixas. Turquoise water, the Atlantic, pine forests, steep cliffs, dunes, pure nature… The beach of Praia des Rodas on the Cies Islands was declared the most beautiful beach in the world by a British newspaper.

Yacht Charter Spain – Canary Islands

GRAN CANARIA – The miniature continent

Gran Canaria is the third largest island in the Canaries. During your yacht charter, you absolutely can look forward to 236 kilometers of coastline, almost 60 kilometers of golden sandy beaches with turquoise-blue water, impressive natural landscapes and a modern city that is easy to reach from anywhere, an island with a wide range of leisure activities for every taste. The western part of the island has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve thanks to the volcanic landscapes, the enormous pine forests and the presence of the flora of Macaronia. The south of the island offers a surprising mixture of oasis and desert with a variety of ecosystems. The Maspalomas dunes are permanently shaped by the wind and contribute to the daily change of the landscape, indescribably beautiful. Our insider tip: Puerto de Mogán is a picturesque fishing village with a small beach and unique architecture. Lush flower gardens, small bridges over canals, let yourself be enchanted and enjoy the tranquility far away from the tourist centers. The village Agaete is similar, the beach and the swimming pools in the salt pans invite to sunbathe and the local gastronomy is just incomparable. The most important hot spots for sailing are in Las Palmas – every year the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers takes place over here, mainly in the bay of Las Canteras and Las Alcaravaneras and the south coast. City beaches and bays in the immediate vicinity of the tourist centers invite with bars, restaurants, chill-out clubs with DJs and parties right at the sea.

TENERIFE – The island of unlimited possibilities

Nature in all its facets, dream beaches to relax, climb the Teide, shopping tours, cultural events, stroll through the old town, active holidays…

In Teneriffe just everything is possible, in the southwest of the island you even can observe whales. With a height of 3.718m, the Teide is the third highest volcano in the world, its ecosystems make the ascent an absolute highlight. The jewel of the island is Playa La Tejita. An extensive sandy beach, located next to El Médano beach, protected by the Montaña Roja nature reserve invites to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. Also the historic center of La Orotava should not be missed, it is classified as a historical monument due to its historical, artistic and architectural significance. And of course the historic old town of La Laguna, the perfect example of an unpaved city, designed according to plans based on navigation, with colonial architecture and a historic city center. Let yourself be enchanted by the local food, served on a terrace with sea views, the island is also known for its exquisite gastronomy. Tenerife simply offers endless possibilities for an unforgettable yacht charter.

LANZAROTE – The slightly different island

Reddish and black volcanic rocks in connection with the peace and silence that the island radiates take us to another planet, a yacht charter of a very special kind awaits you in Lanzarote. Because of its uniqueness, in 1993 Lanzarote was declared a biosphere reserve. Extravagant lava landscapes in a thousand different colors amaze you upon arrival, these strange landscapes are part of an invaluable ecosystem. You will have the feeling of having landed on the moon, volcanoes, grottos, lonely beaches and, above all, silence and tranquility await those, who really completely want to switch off during their yacht charter.

A good example of recent volcanic activity is the Timafaya National Park. Featuring a complete absence of vegetation, the rugged shapes and variety of colors from ocher to red over orange up to black offer one of the most spectacular visual spectacles in the Canary Islands.

Our little insider tip: Playa La Francesa, the unknown island of La Graciosa, located in the north of Lanzarote, the only inhabited island in the Chinijo archipelago. Here you will find beautiful, bright sandy beaches that really invite to swim and snorkel. La Graciosa and Chinijo are probably the last places in Europe without any paved roads. Here you really can forget the noise of civilization.

In the south of the island, far away from any civilization, the Playa de Papagayo is situated in the middle of protected, untouched nature. A bay with white, fine sand and crystal clear, turquoise water. Relax totally in a small restaurant while enjoying the local delicacies.

What are the main marinas?

Mainland Spain – Mediterranean:

  • Barcelona – Vilanova Grand Marina: Just 20 minutes from the airport, this marina is the ideal starting point for a yacht charter in Barcelona

  • Barcelona – Puerto Olimpico: Beautiful and new marina with over 100 berths and an incredible infrastructure

  • Barcelona – Matario Marina Barcelona

  • Barcelona – OneOcean Port Vell Barcelona

  • Barcelona – Real Club Martimo

o Marbella – Puerto Banus: The most famous marina on the Costa del Sol. Here you will find luxury yachts and a perfect infrastructure.

o Marbella – Puerto Deportivo de Marbella: Good marina with many restaurants nearby

o Marbella – Cabopino Marina: Quiet marina in the east of Marbella with good infrastructure

  • Alicante – Marina Deportiva del Puerto de Alicante: Large marina, great infrastructure and enough space for mooring

o Denia – Marina de Denia: This marina offers around 200 berths including WIFI

  • Valencia: La Marina Real Juan Carlos I: Large marina, great infrastructure, great service

Balearic Islands:

  • Mallorca- Port d’Andratx: Here you will find many luxury yachts and a great infrastructure

  • Mallorca – Port de Mallorca: Marina with good infrastructure in the immediate vicinity

  • Mallorca – Port Adriano: Marina with good infrastructure in the southwest of the island

  • Mallora – Puerto Portals: The most famous marina in the southwest of Mallorca with a perfect infrastructure, many restaurants and boutiques.

  • Formentera – La Sabina: small but very fine

  • Ibiza – Marina Botafoch: An infrastructure that is impressive

  • Ibiza Marina St. Eulalia: Easily accessible and ideal as a starting point for a yacht charter

Mainland Spain – Atlantic:

  • Galicia – Baiona: For many people this is the most beautiful port in this region. Good infrastructure

  • Galicia – Ares: chic little marina with restaurants, shops and waterfront

Canary Islands:

  • Fuerteventura: Puerto del Castillo

  • Tenerife: Puerto Deportivo San Miguel de Abona

  • Tenerife: Marina del Sur

  • La Palma: Port of Tazacorte

  • La Gomera: Port of Playa de Santiago

  • Lanzarote: Port of Caleta de Sebo

What highlights are there to discover besides the yacht charter in Spain?

In addition to the historical and cultural highlights that you can discover during your yacht charter in Spain, we would also like to introduce and recommend the typical cuisine

Tapas, the little appetizers, are almost a worldwide trademark of Spain. Tapas have their origin in Andalusia and have found their way to all regions of Spain due to their popularity with locals and tourists; nowadays tapas can be found not only in tapas restaurants, but also in many bars as a snack in between. There are tapas of all kinds – from the small filled baguette, salads, delicacies from the grill to cleverly inlaid fish specialties. Of course, the typical aioli, a delicious dip made from garlic and mayonnaise, with fresh baguette, olives and a delicious glass of regional wine, cannot be missing.

But Spains gastronomy has much more to offer than just tapas, so don’t miss out on the specialties from the sea in Galicia and enjoy freshly caught mussels and seafood. Try in Valencia together with your family or friends a traditional paella or a tasty fideua, the counterpart to the traditional paella, made with pasta instead of rice.

Discover at the in the Canary Islands their typical “Papas arrugadas con mojo” and a nice piece of “Carne Fiesta”, a tasty meat dish with many herbs, accompanied by a good wine.

Stroll through the traditional weekly local markets in the charming villages in Mallorca and taste the local olive oils directly on site, or simply enjoy the hustle and bustle at the market by a cafe con leche and a delicious ensaimada.

What should I take care for on my yacht charter in Spain?

Very important during your yacht charter in Spain is the right clothing and the right sun protection, as during your yacht holiday you are exposed to the sun twice. On the one hand from above and on the other hand by the reflection of the sun in the water, whether for water sports, on excursions or on the deck of your motor yacht, your sailboat or your catamaran, always ensure good sun protection for yourself and your loved ones.

We also recommend the following must-haves during your yacht charter:

– Sun hat & sunglasses

– Swimwear, if necessary, bathing shoes

– Light summer clothing

– A scarf or sweater as protection against the wind

– Light shoes, sandals or flip flops

Please keep in mind that wearing shoes is not allowed on board a yacht.