Easter is the time to be on Mallorca!

Easter is the perfect time to enjoy some empty bays and harbours around Mallorca, while getting that very necessary Vitamin D boost we’ve been all lacking this winter. For you to enjoy the warmer months, we are giving a very special Season opener: On all bookings in spring can enjoy attractive spring discounts. Just add the code


IYC-save7

when you check prices on our homepage and get an additional discount of 7% on our discounted Spring price list. Book now your unforgettable Spring experience! You can also contact us under info@irisyachtcharter.com .

We are looking forward to welcoming you very soon!

Your IRIS Yachtcharter Team

Dear Sailing fans,

We can barely wait for all the yachts to finish their winter maintenance, and go back into the water for the sailing season!

We are always striving to improve our service and our yachts. So, this year we are not just doing our usual winter maintenance, antifouling and such… We are equipping a big part of our fleet with new bimini, lazybag, sprayhood and of course NEW MAIN SAILS. This is for you to enjoy this amazing summer on your sail trip around the Balearic Islands.

If you, too, want to take advantage of this and our latest offers, head over to SPECIALS or drop us an email with your crew size and dates.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Your IRIS Yachtcharter Team

Dear Sailing fans,

wir hätten Euch gern auf der boot Düsseldorf 2022 getroffen und haben uns angesichts der Absage attraktive Alternativen für Euch einfallen lassen!

Das zweite Webinar in unserer kleinen Reihe entführt Euch einmal rund um Mallorca. Erfahrt von unserem Basisleiter Viktor aus erster Hand welche Buchten sich bei welchem Wetter besonders gut zum Übernachten auf Eurer Inselumrundung eignen und wo Ihr die schönsten Badeplätze und Strände findet. In der anschließenden Diskussion könnt Ihr natürlich auch direkt mit Viktor sprechen. Die Anmeldung zum Webinar am kommenden Sonntag, 30. Januar um 17:30 Uhr

erfolgt über unseren Partner Master Yachting. Zur Einstimmung findet Ihr auf unserer Homepage zwei Itineraries rund um Mallorca – einmal im und einmal entgegen des Uhrzeigersinns.

Unabhängig vom Webinar bieten wir unseren Direktkunden bis zum 6. Februar 2022 einen boot-Messerabatt von 7% on top. Weitere Infos stehen auf unserer Homepage.
Viele Grüße und bis Sonntag,

Your IRIS Yachtcharter Team

Dear Sailing fans,

We wish you all the best for 2022 and always a hand's breadth of water under your keel in the coming sailing season!

For us, the year starts with a highlight to which we cordially invite you. If you are interested in a webinar in English, please do not hesitate to get in touch at arenal@irisyachtcharter.com.

As we all know, anticipation is the best joy. On 10 January, Michael Amme from BLAUWASSER and our base manager Viktor Stürmer will take you "live" to the Balearic Islands. Learn everything you need to know about the Balearic islands of Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera, Menorca and Cabrera and start dreaming of lonely calas and pretty harbour towns. For more information on the German-language seminar "Mallorca und die Balearen", click here.

We welcome the newest sailing yacht LIZZY to our fleet!

The BAVARIA C38 LIZZY with 2022 as its build year and the most modern equipment. From the warm air heating for your winter cruising, the convertible saloon table that makes this C38 the perfect home for up to 8 crew members, to the teak cockpit and bathing platform, LIZZY is a yacht that will make your sailing dreams come true. Below deck, this yacht gives you a very spacious feel and convinces with its comfort. Even the Smutje feels at home in the modern and well-equipped galley while cooking delicious meals for the crew. LIZZY is easy to manoeuvre and yet offers the luxury that will make your Balearic cruise unforgettable.

You can book the brand new LIZZY now for cruises from mid-May. You can find more information about the yacht here.

We wish all sailing enthusiasts a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you also for the great entries for our online advent calendar. The winning photo with the most likes on Instagram was taken by Tony on his May trip on CALLISTO. The winner can look forward to a "Portbook Mallorca" zur Vorbereitung seines nächsten Balearentörns freuen. Selbstverständlich statten wir auch in der kommenden Saison wieder alle unsere Yachten mit dem Portbook Mallorca aus, damit unsere Kunden auch auf hoher See immer alle Infos zu den schönsten Ankerplätzen zur Hand haben.

Mallorca is an attractive sailing area all year round which shows its beauty also and especially in winter. A circumnavigation of Mallorca is the best way to experience the great diversity of the area, which makes sailing around the island a very special moment for many crews.

The IRIS Yachtcharter team has put together an itinerary with sheltered marinas and picturesque natural harbours, which is particularly suitable for winter sailing and can be complemented with stopovers in stunning bays if the weather conditions are suitable.

After a glance at the weather forecast, the crucial question finally arises: "Turn right or turn left?" On this itinerary, we sail directly around Mallorca in a clockwise direction for about 170 nautical miles. Depending on the prevailing wind direction, the journey can also be made counterclockwise.

Leg 1-> 22 nautical miles

Vom Club Nàutic Arenal – Playa de Palma (39° 30,3´ N  002° 44,6´ E) nach Port d'Andratx (39° 32,5´ N  002° 22,6´ E)

After only 15 minutes by taxi we arrive at one of the most popular starting harbours of Playa de Palma, the Club Nàutic Arenal. IRIS Yachtcharter's charter base has free parking and moorings for our clients, a variety of commercial facilities - also with delivery service - and popular restaurants within walking distance. In summer, not only the fine sandy beaches, but also the club's own swimming pool attract small and big crew members, while skippers and co-skippers get to know the yacht in detail during the technical check-in. With the first "café con leche" or breakfast in the clubhouse we start to feel the holiday feeling. Our provisions are quickly put away afterwards, as it is best to shop online from home and have the shopping delivered directly to the boat.

Thanks to the early check-in we booked, we leave Club Nàutic Arenal at midday heading west with the intermediate destination of Cala Portals Vells Cala Portals Vells (39° 28,3´ N  002° 31,6´ E)The Cala Portals Vells Vells is one of our favourite bays, framed by several beaches, one of which is the famous Platja del Mago . This unspoilt beach, with its fine white sand, turquoise waters and relaxed atmosphere, is a worthwhile destination on any trip.

After this first stop we head for Port d'Andratx (39° 32,5´ N  002° 22,6´ E)Port d'Andratx is popular with sailors not only because of its geographical location (the shortest distance to Ibiza), but also because of its picturesque surroundings. It is up to us and our designated cook whether we finish the day on board or indulge in culinary delights

Leg 2 -> nautical miles

From Port d'Andratx (39° 32,5´ N  002° 22,6´ E) nach Port de Sóller (39° 48,0´ N  002° 41,2´ E)

The next leg of our cruise takes us along the Serra de Tramuntana, the wild mountain range that has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site. In its 45 nautical miles, it has only one real harbour, Port de Sóller (39° 48,0´ N  002° 41,2´ E), but in return the wildest and most romantic anchorages. Our first destination is the unique Cala Banyalbufar (39° 41,6´ N  002° 30,9´ E) ), below the famous artistic village. Port de Sóller is a large natural harbour which offers protection from the wind from almost all directions (but not from the waves). The imposing mountain scenery is characteristic and a ride in the historic tram of Sóller is not to be missed.

On our next route to Port de Sóller, we sail further north and pass the Port de Valldemossa (39° 43,2´ N  002° 35,2´ E), Sa Foradadathe rocky outcrop with its daytime restaurant(39° 45,3´ N  002° 37,2´ E) and the Cala Deia (39° 45,8´ N  002° 38,45´ E), below the famous artistic village. Port de Sóller is a large natural harbour which offers protection from the wind from almost all directions (but not from the waves). The imposing mountain scenery is characteristic and a ride in the historic tram of Sóller is not to be missed.

Leg 4 -> 40 nautical miles

Von Port de Sóller (39° 48,0´ N  002° 41,2´ E) nach Port d´Alcúdia (39° 50,0´ N  003° 08,1´ E)

On our longest leg we can marvel at the "wild west" of Mallorca and explore popular bays such as Cala de sa Calobra (39° 51,6´ N  002° 47,8´ E ) and the Cala Boquer (39° 56,2´ N  003° 06,3´ E) before finally leaving the west coast and rounding Cap de Formentor. Our destination for the day is Port d´Alcúdia (39° 50,0´ N  003° 08,1´ E). Hier finden wir guten Schutz bei Mistral (Starkwind aus nördlichen Richtungen) sowie gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants für unser Abendessen. Übernachten können wir in der großen Marina Alcudiamar oder vor Anker südwestlich der Außenmole. Die geschichtsträchtige Altstadt von Alcúdia liegt etwa 2km weit entfernt. Sie wurde 123 v. Chr. von den Römern gegründet und zu Beginn des 8. Jhd. als „Al Kudia“ von den Mauren neugegründet. Besonders sehenswert sind das Amphitheater und die römischen Ausgrabungen, die alte Stadtmauer mit Pfarrkirche (Sant Jaume) und der Uhrenturm am Rathaus.

Leg 4 -> 15 nautical miles

From Port d'Alcúdia (39° 50,0' N 003° 08,1' E) to Cala Rajada (39° 42,5' N 003° 27,8' E)

Today we will sail along the long sandy beaches of the Bay of Alcúdia and round the "Cap Farrutx" until we reach Cala Rajada (39° 42,5´ N  003° 27,8´ E)). Here too, depending on the weather, we can choose between several picturesque bays or the harbour town of Cala Rajada, which is a popular summer holiday destination. This marks the eastern end of Mallorca. From here it is only 25 metres to the neighbouring island of Menorca. On the promenade there is a wide variety of restaurants to suit all tastes. The annually changing works of art along the paseo marítimo also deserve attention.

Leg 5 -> 20 nautical miles

Stage 5-> 20 nautical miles From Cala Rajada (39° 42,5' N 003° 27,8' E) to Portocolom (39° 24,8' N 003° 16,1' E)

The route continues south, passing the beautiful coves of the east coast. Always worth a detour are the famous "Coves d'Artà", the caves of Artá, and the dragon caves, "Cuevas del Drach", which can be reached on foot when docking in Porto Cristo.

Our destination today, however, is Portocolom (39° 24,8‘ N  003° 16,1‘ E), a large natural harbour with numerous mooring possibilities. We decide on a buoy and cover the short distance to the quay wall in dinghy. The beautiful old town starts directly at the harbour and is considered to be the best preserved in Mallorca. In its numerous narrow streets, we are delighted by the large selection of restaurants and bars where we can enjoy Mallorcan delicacies.

Leg 6 -> 22 nautical miles

Leg 6->22 nautical miles From Portocolom (39° 24,8' N 003° 16,1' E) to the Archipelago of Cabrera (39° 09,3' N 002° 55,6' E) Cabrera (39° 09,3´ N  002° 55,6´ E)

Today we sail further south to the Archipiélago de Cabrera (39° 09,3´ N  002° 55,6´ E)Cabrera enjoys its reputation as a "must-sail destination" and for good reason. The bay is very sheltered, even in windy weather, and the impressive backdrop of the castle alone is a real attraction. It is also highly recommended to explore the island on foot and immerse yourself in the history of the archipelago. The most popular destinations are the old castle and the ethnographic museum. The well-kept lighthouse path also invites you to take a stroll. With the yacht and the dinghy we also make an excursion to the famous "Grota Azul", Blue Grotto, right in the neighbouring bay, but be careful, the bay can only be partially navigated and anchoring is totally forbidden!

Cabrera is probably one of the most visited places in the Balearic Islands and it is recommended to book a buoy 20 days before the desired overnight stay during the high season. For a day visit, just register for free, as all our yachts have a day licence for sailing and use of the day buoys until 17h.

Leg 7 -> 25 nautical miles

From the Archipelago of Cabrera (39° 09,3' N 002° 55,6' E) to Club Nàutic Arenal - Playa de Palma (39° 30,3' N 002° 44,6' E) Cabrera (39° 09,3´ N  002° 55,6´ E) in den Club Nàutic Arenal – Playa de Palma (39° 30,3´ N  002° 44,6´ E)

Es Trenc (39° 20,8´ N  002° 58,5´ E) is no longer a secret, as it attracts thousands of locals and tourists every year, but on our way to our home port we can't pass the south coast of Mallorca without dropping anchor here. Es Trenc is on everyone's radar, in all the guidebooks and travel blogs, and for good reason: its approximately 10 km of white sandy beach and calm waters offer an unforgettable Caribbean feel. Just behind the beach and the dunes are the salt pans where the famous "Sel de Fleur" (flower salt) is harvested. This delicate salt with a centuries-old history can be found in many shops on the island and is perfect as a souvenir.

At 5 p.m. we are expected at Club Nàutic Arenal for the technical check-out. The last night can be spent in the touristy Playa de Palma or in the quiet Son Veri. Son Veri is a short distance from the cliffs we have just admired from the water and offers several restaurants for our farewell evening before spending one last night on board.

Dear Sailor,
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For Black Sailing Week this year we are going all out. . Bringing you not one, not two, but three very special Offers !

Don’t have Christmas sorted yet? Why not enjoy it on board your very own private sailing boat? Want to get away from all the hustle and bustle? Long-term Sailing now gets even easier at IRIS Yachtcharter. And for those looking for some spring action, our Season Opening is just the thing for you!

These offers cannot be accumulated or used in conjunction with any other offer, special or discount.

And remember, there is still time to participate in our advent calendar .

Your IRIS Yachtcharter Team

Send us your favourite pic of your last sailing trip around the Balearics and enter for a chance to win!

In December the loveliest photos will be posted on our Instagram. The picture with the most likes, wins a Portbook Mallorca.

Photos must be submitted until the 29th of November via email to arenal@IRISyachtcharter.com.Good luck!

Terms and conditions apply

Dear Sailor,

liebe Seglerin,

Sailing is and remains one of the most beautiful and safest ways to spend a holiday.

Mallorca enjoys a low incidence of under 50, which is steadily decreasing. The UK government has been allowing travel to the Balearics for a while now and, not least thanks to the high vaccination rate and the excellent medical care on Mallorca, 5 out of 6 COVID indicators are green.

For entry to Mallorca, Brits only need proof of vaccination at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain or a negative COVID-19 test (max. 72 hrs old) and the Spanish Travel Health entry form. Antigen tests are not accepted for tourism purposes and children under the age of 12 are exempt from this)

For travel regulations can vary depending on the current Covid situation in individual countries, it is always advisable to have a look at the current regulations for entering Spain or at the official regulations of the home country.

With Spain being on the UK’s amber list, on your way back you must take the following compulsory steps, regardless of vaccination status: take a covid Test three days before travelling to England (we are happy to recommend easy and reliable test centres around Mallorca), book and pay for a Covid test to be taken after arrival, and complete a passenger locator form, der Schweiz oder Großbritannien.

On Mallorca and at our charter base you can move freely without a mask. Masks are only compulsory indoors. For the extra portion of safety we still offer you and your crew of course:

Your IRIS Yachtcharter Team

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