Boat rental in Spain
Probably the two most popular archipelagos in Europe are the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands in Spain. The Balearic archipelago is situated in the western
Mediterranean basin and consists of four main islands: Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera.
Ports in Spain offering boat rental services:
The Canary archipelago is located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 200 km from the Moroccan coasts, and consists of 7 islands: Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzerotte, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.
Both the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands offer a wide variety of yacht charter options for those who want to spend their holiday on a shipboard. In the Balearic Islands, the easiest boat rental is on the Mallorca and Ibiza islands, and one of the reasons for this is that most airlines start many flights from Europe’s major cities during the peak season right there.
Ports on Mallorca and Ibiza offering boat rental services:
The easiest way to rent a yacht on the island of Mallorca is from the Puerto de Palma harbour, with one of the largest docks in the Mediterranean Sea. It consists of 8 marinas, with thousands of ships arriving and departing every week. Most of the boats are private yachts, but more than a hundred chartered sailboats , chartered catamarans and chartered motor boats are waiting for tourists interested in boat rental.
Boat rental in Ibiza is more popular among younger tourists. Ibiza is the island of entertainment. Local recreational venues and bars are waiting for tourists on every day of the week during the summer season. There is an increased interest in catamaran charters on Ibiza , because of the huge living space that offers more comfort to all those who are attracted not especially by the sports value of sailing but rather the comfort of yachts.
Ports on the Canary Islands offering boat rental services:
The Canary Islands are among the few places in the world that offer chartered sailboats and chartered catamarans from January to December. Renting a boat on the Canary Islands attracts a lot of adventuresome sailors who want to try their sailing skills in oceanic conditions. Las Palmas port on Gran Canaria is one of the most famous harbours in the region. The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) starts here every year in November, and attracts hundreds of boats to sail across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia island. Gran Canaria is popular not only because of the ARC, but also because yacht charters from Gran Canaria are popular among all tourists who would like to make a sailing cruise around the Canary Islands.
All yachtsmen who do not prefer the port of Las Palmas, or consider the current air ticket prices to Gran Canaria too expensive, usually try to find a suitable ship on the nearby islands. Charter yacht on Tenerife or charter yacht on Lazerotte islands are an excellent base for all those who want to sail in the Canary Islands region.