About the Marina | Cruising Grounds | Around the Base | Provisioning | Things to Do | Water Toys & Sports

Whether this is your fifth trip or the first of many, we want you to feel at home when you're at a Moorings base. At our base in Spain, we welcome you to shop and tour the base before boarding and setting sail from Palma.

About the Marina

Address 
The Moorings Spain
S.L. Avinguda Gabriel Roca
15 Entresuelo
07914 Palma de Mallorca

Base Hours 
The base is open Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM, Saturday from 8 AM to 7 PM, and on Sunday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

We do not have evening stuff, therefore if it’s out of office hours, the clients can go straight to the marina as it’s open 24h and the port officers will indicate the berth number of their yacht. We also require an email address and contact number to be able to leave them a message with the name of the yacht. Inside the yacht they will find a welcome card.

Season: This charter destination is closed from early November to early April.   

Note:The base cannot accept cash or personal cheques.                         

Marina Facilities
Our base in Palma is located just 10 minutes from the airport. The base is just a short walk from the city center, with quick access to the supermarket, restaurants, banks, the post office, laundromat, shopping and much more. Palma is a great place to spend time before or after your charter with many regattas and events taking place throughout the year.

Dock Facilities
On site marina facilities include: showers, toilets, fuel, and water. Ice can be purchased at the base.

(Back to Top)

Cruising Grounds

Experience Level
A formal sailing license is mandatory to charter here. Review the power or sail requirements for Mallorca while planning your vacation. Please contact our Vacation Planners at 888.952.8420 if you have any questions.

Cruising Area
Marinas – Palma
Port Adriano
Puerto Portals
Real Club Nautico de Palma
Port Calanova
Club Nautico Cala Ratjada
Port de Cala d'Or
Club Nautico Palma Nova
Club Nautico Santa Ponsa
Port de Cala Figuera
Port de Alcudia
Port de Andraxt
Club de Vela Marina (Port de Andatx)
Port de Portixol
Club Nautico Arenal
Club de Mar
Club Nautico Sa Rapita
Reial Club Nautic de Pollença
Club Nautico de Porto Colom
Club Nautico de s'Estanyol
Port de Porto Cristo
Club Nautico San Antonio
Reial Club Nautic Porto Petro
Club Nautico Colonia de Sant Pere
Port de Cala Bona
Club Nautico Cala Gamba
Puerto de La Colonia de Sant Jordi
Marinas -  Ibiza

Port of Ibiza
Marina de Santa Eulalia
Marina Ibiza Magna
Botafoch Marina
Sant Antonio Marina
Marinas -  Menorca

Club Nautico de Ciudadella
Puerto Cala'n Bosch
Port de Mahon
Marina Menorca
Club Maritimo Mahon
Port Esportiu Addaia
Club Nautici Fornells

Cruising Area Restrictions 
The island of Cabrera, a tiny piece of land off Majorca’s southern coast, has been declared a national park and access is restricted. The island has developed its own unique range of flora and fauna and for anyone interested in wildlife it should not be missed. The bay is beautiful, peaceful and sheltered.

Position 39° 09'N, 02° 55'E. (entrance to the Port)

The harbour entrance is hidden until you are upon it, and then opens up into a beautiful natural bay with a 15th Century fortress on the port side that rises from a clump of stones. Entrance is possible in all winds, but would be tricky if the wind was blowing very strongly from the north. Good shelter once inside. Around 50 moorings have been laid here (anchoring is forbidden) and must be reserved in advance here. National Marine Parks
Most marine reserves are marked with signs and/or posters.

The posters show a map of the location of the reserve and indicate the activities that can be done, as well as some basic aspects of the regulations.

The signs can be either concrete pylons on the coast or rectangular areas painted white on the cliffs which, correctly strung in pairs, draw an imaginary line in the sea. These lines mark the limits of special protection zones.

The Marine Reserve of the Bay of Palma
This reserve includes the coastal area, up to 30 meters deep, between the Club Nautico del Arenal and Cabo de Regana.

In the reserve, almost 50% of the two ecosystems characteristic of the Mediterranean coastal areas are represented: posidonia (Posidonia oceanica), authentic biodiversity concentration points, mainly invertebrates and fish fry, and sandy bottoms, with Fauna: mollusks, crustaceans, echinoderms, etc.

The reserve comprises a total of 2,394 hectares, and its importance lies in protecting an area that has been subjected for centuries to strong human pressure.

The Marine Reserve of the north of Menorca
It is characterized by its good state of conservation and by a high attractive landscape and naturalistic, and this is also valid for its funds, which very close to the coast and exceed 30 m depth, and have a great heterogeneity and variety of habitats.

The Marine Reserve of Freus d'Eivissa i Formentera
Posidonia grasslands (Posidonia oceanica) are undoubtedly the paradigmatic community of the reserve because of its great extension and good conservation status. The fish communities that we find in the reserve are constituted by species typical of Mediterranean coastal environments.

The Marine Reserve of Mitjorn de Mallorca
Basically, the continental shelf that constitutes its bottoms is covered by carbonate sediments (sands). The biological communities that develop in this substrate, which have not yet been accurately studied, are the meadows of marine phanerogams (Posidonia oceanica and Cymodocea nodosa), with a high biological production and are the focus of many species of fish. Fishing interest; The communities of red calcareous algae ("maërl"); And coral and mollusc communities (bivalves, gastropods).

The Marine Reserve of the islands of El Toro
The great bathymetric gradient of this area and its location make it an exceptional place to find migratory pelagic species. It is hoped that their declaration as a reserve will cause populations of those sedentary species (grouper, croaker, etc.), negatively affected by recreational fishing activities, to recover over time.

The Marine Reserve of Malgrats Islands
The marine area around the Malgrats islands (Calvià, Mallorca), as well as the waters on the neighboring coast, have a high ecological and fishing value because of the diversity of habitats, benthic communities and fish that you can find. The meadows of the Posidonia oceanica phanerogama occupy great extensions. We also find circadian and infralittoral rock bottoms, which are the habitat of large sedentary fish species. The meadows of the Posidonia oceanica phanerogama occupy great extensions.

The Marine Reserve of Llevant de Mallorca
This marine area presents a great diversity of habitats and of fish and benthic communities. To date, 32 communities have been counted, most of them in good conservation status, and more than 900 species.

The Marine Reserve of the Freu de Sa Dragonera
The marine area of the Freu de sa Dragonera has considerable ecological and fishing value, in which a high diversity of habitats and communities can be found in a relatively small space. The underwater landscapes of sa Dragonera are an example of the ones that can be seen on the coast of Majorca, where the Posidonia oceanica grasslands, very extended to the south, stand out, which act as areas of great biological production and repopulation of fry Species of fishery interest.

It is strictly forbidden to sail alone, we require two persons minimum on board.

Crew Change
Please be aware that we cannot do crew changes during weekends as there is no space here.

So kindly inform your guests that they will have to go to another port to change the crew . If they wish to come here in the middle week we can try our best and accommodate the request, however the marina charges 90Euros per night and depends on availability ( we will require to know in advance).

Charts & Pilot Books
All the charts and pilot books you will need for the sailing area are issued at your chart briefing.

Nighttime Sailing 
You must be moored at least one hour before sunset. Night Sailing is not allowed without permission from the base manager. The decision to allow night sailing is based on your skill level and can be requested in advance. You will need to fill out the Sailing or Power resume for the base to review but we cannot guarantee approval.

(Back to Top)

Around the Base

Accommodations
Hotel Tryp Bellver 4-Star - directly across from The Moorings base 
The Melia Palas Atenea 4-star - 5 minute walk away from The Moorings base 
Hotel Puro 4-Star - stylish hotel in the old town 
Hotel Portixol 4-Star - small hotel at the harbor of Portixol

Banks
Banks in Palma: Deutsche Bank, Triodos Bank, Banco de España, Novo Banco, Banco Santander, BMN Sanostra, Banco Sabadell, Bankia, BBVA, ING Direct, Banco Sabadell.

Hours of Operation: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm / Monday – Friday

Post Office  
Regular mail sent within Spain and Andorra takes approximately three working days for delivery. Mail sent to European destinations takes two to four working days.

Stamps may be purchased at post offices and tobacconists as well as some stationary shops. Stamped mail can be posted at a post office or a public post box (which are yellow).

For more information visit www.correos.es.

Dining
Many establishments close mid-afternoon for a siesta and do not open for evening meals until 7:00 or 8:00 p.m.

Palma has a wide and exquisite gastronomical variety. The offering extends from the excellent Majorquine cuisine, through tapas bars and specialties' restaurants to classic international cuisine.

Shopping
Generally shops and businesses in Mallorca and open from around 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and then close for a traditional afternoon siesta, reopening at around 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., although some shops do stay open later in the summer. In Palma, the Plaza Juan Carlos I, next to the Cathedral, and the streets around are probably the best shopping areas. Shops usually open from 10:00 am and close at 1:30 p.m., to open in the evening from 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. However, big shops usually do not close for lunch and are open all day. On Sundays all shops are closed. Keep in mind on Sundays only the bars and restaurants are open.

(Back to Top)

Provisioning

The Moorings Provisioning
Online Provisioning is available.

Visit our Provisioning Page to learn more about delivery direct to your yacht.

Supermarkets
Provisioning is available at the Supermarket Mercadona, a 5-minute walk from the marina. For more convenience, you can bring the trolley over to the marina and leave it there, and the supermarket staff will come and pick up trolleys from there.

As soon as you have finished, we will pick you and your goods up and drive you back to the marina, you just have to call us. This service is free of charge.

Palma's supermarkets are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (except for national holidays and Sundays). Shops are usually open Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and closed on Sunday.

There are also some small supermarkets along Paseo Maritimo near the marina where you will find basic food (bread, milk, etc.). Some of them are open 24 hours a day.

In the tourist villages and on the beaches, shops are generally open all days.
The Santa Catalina market is located at Av Argentina where you will find fresh produce until 2:00 p.m..

We encourage you to do provisioning online before you arrive, however, Mercadona is very close to our base by trolley.

(Back to Top)

Things to Do

Please find recommendations on things to do in our itineraries.

(Back to Top)

Water Toys & Sports

For your convenience, you can add water toys to your charter prior to arrival at the base. They will be waiting on your boat upon arrival. You are able to rent these at the base; please keep in mind that we have limited availability. For more information, please view our Water Sports Options.

Snorkeling 
The Moorings provides snorkeling gear (flippers, masks & snorkels) for all charters for your pleasure. Children's sizes are very limited; you may wish to pack your own snorkeling gear.

Fishing
A fishing license, or rod license, (permiso de pesca) is required to fish both inland and sea waters in Spain.

The Balearic Islands are very popular for sea fishing; to fish, it is obligatory to have an: Individual recreational fishing license (Llicència de pesca marítima recreativa individual), which allows the person to fish from land or boat, for people over 14 years of age. There is no fishing allowed in any of the harbors in Majorca or any other Balearic island. In addition you must not fish within 250 meters (820 ft.) of professional fishing boats or within 100 meters (328 ft.) of other shore users (i.e. sun bathers, swimmers, etc.).

Licenses can be obtained from the Director General of Fishing (Dirección General de Pesca) at:

C/ dels Foners,
10 - 07006
Palma.

Getting your license in person is actually very quick, but the process may be a little strange to the uninitiated. Fill in the application form (available in English) and hand it in. You will then be given an invoice, which you take to the local bank where you pay the license fee. The bank will give you a receipt, which you then return back to the office where they will issue your license.

You can also order your license online. It can take up to 1 month for the license to be issued this way and you will still need to collect it in person from the office, remembering to take your ID with you.

There are 4 marine reserves around Mallorca which are marked by large white post along the coast. You are allowed to fish the reserves in places, at certain times of the year and on specific days of the week. A booklet is given out when you get your license explaining where the marine reserves are located and the restrictions placed on them.

Licenses are only available for sea fishing and each license covers all the Balearic Islands. For more information go to http://www.holidays-majorca.co.uk/trips/beaches/bay-palma-badia-de-palma-marine-reserve

(Back to Top)


For more information on what's included on your yacht, please view the full list here for Bareboat Charters or here for Crewed Charters.

From Price

Loading...