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Before You Travel | How to Get There | Check In/Check Out | What's On Board | What to Bring | Health & Safety

This page provides useful planning, pre-departure and travel information. From servicing airports to base arrival procedures, it will tell you what to expect to make your vacation smooth and care free. 

We suggest you read the following information carefully several weeks prior to departure and also print a copy to take with you.

Before You Travel

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 (evening staff to cover until all flights have arrived).

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

Time Zone
UTC/GMT +1 hours

Tourist Information Center
Información Turística del Centro Histórico de Palma de Mallorca  
Address: Carrer de l'Almudaina, 9, 07001 Palma, Illes Balears
Phone: 971 22 59 63

General Information
Area:  4.992 Km2
Population: 1.144.396
Capital city: Palma
People: Spanish, and from European countries.
Language: Majorcan and Spanish.
Religion: Catholic
Government: Government of Spain
Major industries: tourism Holidays & Festivals
Mallorca is a lively island, with many of its principal resorts hosting all kinds of summer events. The island's biggest cultural festivals and religious processions tend to take place around Palma. Banks, government offices, post offices, and many stores, restaurants, and museums are closed on legal national holidays.

 For more information, view this destination's Cruising Conditions.

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How to Get There

Airport 
Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI)

Mallorca's airport is situated five miles (8km) east of Palma. It's about a 10 minute drive from the airport to The Moorings base, depending on traffic. The airport has four terminals of which terminal A is used for domestic flights and terminal B, C, D is used for international flights. Palma de Mallorca Airport (Aeropuerto de Palma), S/N
07071 PALMA (MALLORCA), España - 902 404 704

Head southwest  650 m
Turn left - 23 m
Slight right - 300 m
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the Autovia de Llevant ramp to Palma - 1.1 km
Merge onto Autovia de Llevant - 4.2 km
Continue onto Avinguda de Gabriel Roca/Ma-19 Destination will be on the right
Naviera Balear S.L. Avenida de Gabriel Roca, 4
07014 Palma, Spain

Flights
Due to the number of flights we organize, the Moorings can offer some great rates to many destinations. Please make sure you contact our inhouse flight specialist at 866.649.2003 before you book your flights.

Transfers 
Transfers from the airport to the base are not included. However, they can be arranged by special request. Please advise us of your requirements at least 3 weeks prior to the charter start date by providing your arrival information to your Vacation Planning Specialist. 

Local Transfers - Taxis 
Taxis are ready waiting at the taxi stands in front of the airport. The price for a taxi ride to Palma de Mallorca is around € 27.

Car Rentals
At the Airport, you can rent a car from the following car rental companies: Avis, Europcar, Goldcar, Hertz, Enterprise Atesa, Record Go and Sixt. Clients will need a driving license and an identification document, such as a passport or ID. A driver's license alone is not enough documentation.

Parking at the base 
A secured car park is located at Joan Miro Av, 65 971 18 09 59. Cost - 24h: 14€- One week: 74€. Departure tax is generally included in the price of the airline ticket.

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Check In/Check Out

Check In Procedures
Charter Start Time: 3:00 PM (Saturday starts only)
Sleep Aboard Time: 5:00 PM
Briefing Times: 1:30 PM

You will not be able to leave the dock until then next day, unless you complete your chart briefing before sunset.

All skippers must attend a Chart Briefing which covers all you need to know about the cruising area, use of the VHF radio, how to call for assistance, and more. A Boat Briefing will also be provided onboard your yacht.

Late Arrivals 
The marina is upon 24 hours. The port officers will be able to provide you with the berth number of your yacht. Please leave your email address, contact number and the name of the yacht with the port officers.

Check Out Procedures
Charter End Time: 5:00 PM the night before disembarkation. Disembarkation is at 9:00 AM the following morning.

A debriefing and final walkthrough will be done upon return so please allow enough time to complete this before the charter end time.

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What's on Board

Provisioning
Moorings Care packages are included on every yacht. These packages contain some of the basics to get you started for your vacation. Additional items are available to be purchased and delivered directly to your yacht. Visit our Provisioning Page to learn more.

Mobile phones 
Check with your service provider for information about cell coverage in this region.

Music/iPods 
While most of our newer boats have Bluetooth capability, we cannot guarantee all boats are outfitted with this equipment. For your convenience, we highly recommend you bring an AUX cord so you can listen to music from your mobile devices.

Electricity
The voltage used is 220/240 Volts (European Standard) 

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

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What to Bring

Customs & Immigration
Entry, exit, and visa requirements depend on the locations you are departing from and traveling to. You are responsible for having the correct documents so make sure to check with the consulate of the countries you plan to visit before you travel. Visit travel.state.gov for the latest information.

Cruising Licenses
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.

Luggage & Packing List
Soft-sided luggage or duffel bags are best, as luggage storage space on your yacht may be limited. We have no facilities for holding luggage at the base. Pack lightly and review our suggested packing list for required and necessary items to bring.

  • Pack essential prescription medicine and change of clothing in a carry-on bag*
  • Passport and other travel documentation
  • Tickets and paper confirmations for pre-planned activities
  • Light-colored, light-weight clothing
  • Formal wear for upscale dining establishments
  • Swimwear and cover up
  • Hats and sunglasses
  • Sandals and flip-flops
  • Athletic shoes and hiking boots
  • Travel-sized toiletries and hygiene products
  • Insect repellent and OTC pain relievers/ointments
  • AUX cable for playing music through your device

  • 12V DC to 110V AC power inverter (for boats without generators**)

  • 12V to USB power adapter for charging mobile devices

*We would highly recommend packing prescription medicine and essential clothing (swimsuit, t-shirt and shorts) in your hand luggage as occasionally your luggage may arrive at the base after you do.

**All boats include a 12V DC outlet (a "car" outlet). Boats with generators have 110V outlets in the Caribbean and 220V in the Mediterranean and Exotic locations.

Drones
The use of flying drones may be restricted in some areas. For current drone regulations in this destination, please visit https://uavcoach.com/drone-laws-in-spain/

Currency
The Local currency is the Euros (€). The internal sales tax in Spain is known as IVA and varies between 7% and 33% depending on the item bought. Food, wine and basic requirements are taxed at 7%, most goods and services are charged at 16% and luxury items such as jewelry and cigarettes attract 33% tax. Hotels have a special 7% rate.  Visa, Master and American Express Cards are accepted at most locations and at the base.  It is recommended to carry cash as many locations off the beaten path may not accept credit card payments.

Note:The base cannot accept cash or personal cheques. .

Gratuity
Tipping is standard and Hotel and restaurant bills usually include a 7% tax and additional tip of about 10-15% is preferred.  Restaurants, Bars & Nightclubs: 10-15% of the bill is generally acceptable if it has not already been added to your bill. Taxi drivers: 10-15% of the fare and usually charge baggage by the piece. Tour guides: 5-10% tip.

Taxes & Fees
You might incur some costs while on charter such as mooring and docking fees or cruising taxes. We highly recommend bringing enough of the local currency to cover these costs as they are not always payable by USD, debit, and/or credit cards.

Security Deposit
A security deposit must be paid at the base by Visa or Master Card and is refundable at the end of your charter subject to there being no loss or damage. To significantly decrease your security deposit, purchase our Yacht Damage Waiver insurance ahead of time.

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Health & Safety

Vaccination and Immunization Information
This destination is generally risk-free of contagious disease. Visit cdc.gov for the latest information.

Travel Advice  
Your health and safety are important to us. For advice on how to stay safe while on charter, please review our Travel Advice InformationCurrent travel and safety information can be obtained by visiting travel.state.gov

Swim Safe
For your safety and for environmental reasons, the feeding of fish is not recommended and may be prohibited in some destinations.

Travel Insurance
The Moorings offers comprehensive travel insurance for your peace of mind. If you have your own travel insurance, verify that it covers the destinations and activities of your Moorings vacation.

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*Please note country entry/exit and vaccination/immunization requirements can and do change. The Moorings is not accountable for these requirement changes and we advise visiting the destination's authority website to receive the latest updates.

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