Found around 5km from the town of Andratx in Mallorca, Port d’Andratx (also known as Puerto de Andrach) is a charming area that offers an ideal location for your yacht charter. West of the busy and crowded cities of Palma and Magaluf, the Port d’Andratx is considered one of the finest harbours in the Mediterranean. With its yacht clubs and luxury stores, it represents the relaxed and stylish coast of Mallorca. Don’t be fooled though, from sport enthusiasts to families to couples, Port d’Andratx welcomes all kinds of guests!
The average cost to rent a motorboat for 6 people in Port d’Andratx is around €400 per day in low season and €500 per day in high season. For a RIB, it would cost around €450 per day in low season and €600 in high season.
For sailboats, the average price would be around €1,750 per week in low season and €4,900 in high season.
The weather in Port d'Andratx is generally pleasant all year round. During the winter, the temperature is cooler with an average of around 15 degrees Celsius. You will also experience higher chances of storms and rain. However, during the summer months of July and August, it is around 35 degrees Celsius and dry weather. These months are also peak season for tourists. Therefore, if you want to go rent a boat when the weather is still warm, but not filled with tourists, it is recommended to rent during April-June and September to October.
Notably, as Port d’Andratx is on the southwest side of the Balearic Island, it receives less wind than other parts. However, the wind in Mallorca as a whole is generally stronger from October to April. Specifically, the months of November to February have wind speeds of around 3 and 4 Bft. Therefore, if you are seeking less wind, you may want to rent a boat during the summer.
Of course, one of the top attractions in Port d’Andratx is the precious beaches with turquoise water. Like much of Mallorca, you can access a lot of small beaches or “calas” in Port d’Andratx rather than spending your time in one location. Some of these include:
If you snorkel around the waters, you can find all kinds of marine life like eagle rays, turtles, sun fish, and even dolphins!
What sets Port d’Andratx apart from other harbours in the Balearic Islands is that it has so much more than beautiful beaches. In terms of scenery, it is surrounded by striking mountains and nature parks that allow for hikes and sight-seeing. Specifically, you can make your way to Sa Dragonera Island to find a protected nature retreat. You will find steep cliffs off the island with a plethora of unique flora and fauna such as Eleonara falcons, endemic Balearic lizards, and seafaring birds. If you rent a boat in Port d’Andratx, it will only take you around 20 minutes to arrive and is perfect for a day trip.
There are also many cultural experiences that you can witness in Port d’Andratx while on your yacht charter. For example, there is a celebration of the Virgin Carmen, the patron saint of fisherman around mid-July. This is one of the most famous events of the year where the locals decorate their boats in the harbour and people parade through the streets. There are also year-round cultural visits such as the CCA Andratx cultural centre. This art gallery provides the unique opportunity to witness displays of contemporary art in a building inspired by the landscape of Mallorca.
If you are looking to charter a boat in Port d'Andratx, then you will likely come across the option of including a skipper and/or crew on your holiday. While this may come with an extra cost, it can add a lot of value to your experience. Firstly, the skipper will be a professional sailor. This means that they will take care of sailing, docking, and anchoring the boat. Moreover, their familiarity with the waters will allow them to customise the journey to your liking. This way, you can see more of what you like and get to fully relax. Finally, the skipper and/or crew can also offer to cook and clean for you on your journey. This will ensure a luxurious and unforgettable experience.
Despite the various activities available in Port d’Andratx, you can continue to explore other nearby destinations if you decide to extend your boat rental. If you don’t want to go far, you can head to other parts of the Balearic Sea such as Menorca, Ibiza, or Formentera. If your rental period is even longer, you can navigate towards Sardegna and Corsica. There is an abundance of beauty in the Mediterranean, with crystalline waters and consistent winds, it’s hard to go wrong! Overall, if you are able to extend your boat rental for longer, keep exploring and you are certain to find wonderful sights.
In Port d'Andratx, privately owned yachts are available for charter. See other yachts in the area.