A guide to boating in the Balearic Islands

Welcome to our guide to boating in the Balearic Islands.

Do you dream of wonderful adventures in warm Mediterranean waters? Do you love exploring the veritable treasures lying beyond idyllic craggy coastlines?

This special article on boating in the beautiful Balearic Islands is just what you need to inspire your next cruise. The sailing season in the West Mediterranean is fast approaching, so to help you plan your itinerary, we’re delighted to bring you our recommendations. Below you will find our top picks for the most enchanting anchorages, beach-front eateries and cruising destinations these popular islands have to offer.

Although known as a group, the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera each have their own magical individuality. Added to that, they’ve always been noted as being one of Europe’s most versatile destinations for sailing and yachting. We’ve taken just a selection of destinations from each island, and will explore them further in the coming weeks on our website. We will recommend anchorages, restaurants and beach bars, plus local attractions and more – so you’re fully equipped with everything you need ready for a Mediterranean cruise to remember.


Bestowed with a treasure trove of pristine anchorages, Mallorca is renowned for its beautiful locations to while away your time in. Not only do we have Argo Yachting offices located across the island, including a busy and reputable service centre, there are also many beautiful places and eateries to explore. These include Torrent de Pareis, Cap Formentor, the Island of Cabrera, Camp de Mar and Cala Sa Foradada.


Boating in the Balearic Islands has to include a stop in Menorca. It is an island enriched with wondrous coves and UNESCO preserved natural wonders, where you can absorb archaeological sites and relax in the finest of restaurants. Discover luxury destinations including Cala Addaia, Cala Escorxada, Cala Galdana, Cales Coves and the Island of Colom.


If you crave the island life but want to escape the crowds completely, then Formentera is the place for you. Whilst boating in the Balearics, you are sure to find a series of quiet anchorages to while away your time in. The most southerly of the Balearic Islands, Formentera has only recently been made available to visit by boat, giving you the freedom to explore its unspoilt natural surroundings.


From lively beach bars to quiet villages and bays, there is more to Ibiza than its famed nightlife! And the dream of a boating holiday in the Balearic Islands is delivered here. Relax in the quiet sandy coves lined with pine-clad hills and cliffs, and later on wander into the town to discover fine restaurants and buzzing bars. Explore charming destinations such as Cala Vadella, Cala H’ort, Es Xarcu and Cala Conta.


When it comes to boating in the Balearic Islands, our team based in Mallorca are seasoned experts. We can advise on the best anchorages, the finest restaurants and bars, and the quiet beaches or areas of natural beauty. If you’d like more information, speak to our team by emailing mallorca@argoyachting.com

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