Menorca Yacht Charter

Explore and experience this island on a Menorca Yacht Charter. Spanish island Menorca (Minorca) is part of the Balearics group in the Mediterranean Sea. However, in contrast to its neighbors Mallorca (Majorca) and Ibiza, it is known for its endless beaches. These range from miles-long sand crescents to turquoise-watered bays called “calas.” Tall pine trees line the coast.

Notably, it boasts a large harbor and Georgian mansions, as well as a 13th-century church in its capital, Mahon. A Menorca yacht charter is a great way to experience the history of the Balearics in complete comfort.

Climate 

Menorca has a mild, Mediterranean climate that is perfect for year-round travel. The hottest months in Menorca are July and August, when temperatures can reach 82 °F in the shade. The coldest months are January and February, where temperatures seldom exceed 45 °F. 

Cala Mitijana in Menorca, Spain.
Cala Mitijana in Menorca, Spain.

Places to See on a Menorca Yacht Charter

Ciutadella Old Town

The island’s original capital has undoubtedly changed, yet it has luckily maintained its charm. Interestingly, the old port city that was once a bustling harbor is now filled with luxury boats and touristic activities. It’s bustling during the day as people find food at quaint cafes and drink beer or cocktails, but it comes alive at night when cafes turn into clubs while street vendors offer goods made from local materials nearby. Don’t miss the old town square, Placa des Born.

Monte Toro

At 1,161 feet above sea level, El Toro is Menorca’s highest mountain and is in the center of the island, just outside the town of Es Mercadal. The tiring two-hour walk to the top is worth the panoramic views. Also, there’s a 13th-century church and a high statue of Jesus at the summit. 

Museum of Menorca

See a large collection of artifacts that depict the island’s history. The museum’s initial collection of artifacts came from private donations, one example being those given by Pere Monjo Monjo. They were mainly fragments of Roman tombs found in Mahón.

Torralba d’en Salord Talaiotic Village

One of the best-preserved prehistoric settlements in Menorca. This ancient archaeological site stands out for being one of the island’s most intact sanctuaries: where visitors can see a monumental megalithic pillar (approx. 5 meters high); an altar-like temple, intriguing for its size and near-perfect construction.

Ciutadella de Menorca, in Spain's Balearics.
Port of Ciutadella de Menorca, in Spain’s Balearics.

Things to Do on Menorca

  • Go to the beach. Swim at Cala Pregonda, a remote beach on the island’s northern side. 
  • Scuba dive. Don’t worry about where; ask your yacht crew to show you the best spots.
  • Snorkel. You can head out from any beach or off your yacht. Some top spots include Es Castell, Es Mercadal, or Fornells Menorca.
  • Water-ski. Either try behind your yacht’s tender or take lessons from school professionals like Ski Fornells.
  • Kayak at Cala Fornells marine reserve and be amazed by the rare sea life you’ll see.
  • SUP – Any calm waters are great for stand-up paddleboarding near shore or in secluded lagoons.
  • Hike – With over 80 hiking trails, Menorca has plenty of easy and challenging hikes along the coast and inland.

Gastronomy 

Menorca’s gastronomy combines robust flavors with traditional peasant cooking methods. Local meats, cheeses, produce, and wines are incorporated into the cuisine with delicious results. Some of the dishes to try are: 

  • Lobster stew. Fishermen invented the stew, which is now the most famous Menorcan traditional seafood dish. 
  • Oliaigua. A simple vegetable soup consists of onions, garlic, green peppers, tomatoes, and water. 
  • Cabrit o Lechona es Forn. Notably, roasted suckling is cooked for a long time in a wood-fired oven until the meat falls off the bone. This is a popular holiday meal and is usually with roasted potatoes. 

Marinas and Anchorages 

  • Marina Mahon. More than 165 berths for yachts up to 164. Amenities include a restaurant and bar,  
  • Marina Deportiva De Menorca. Offers four different areas with over 650 moorings. 
  • Port de Ciutadella. Also known as Ciutadella Marina or El Puerto de Ciutadella. Facilities of Port de Ciutadella include Wi-Fi, a bar and restaurant, a market, laundry facilities, and an ATM.  
  • Port de Fornells. Port de Fornells is in the island’s northern part and has room for 74 boats up to 69 feet. Nearby the port, you will find beaches, bars, restaurants, and grocery stores. 

Yacht Types To Charter In Menorca

We can arrange crewed sailing catamarans, monohull sailboats, power catamarans, and motor yachts.  Sailing itinerary options are one-way charters between the islands or round-trip from Ibiza or Palma de Mallorca. Contact us to discuss your tailor-made luxury Menorca yacht charter in Spain.

Sample Itineraries

Please view our sample itineraries for Balearic Islands charters.

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