With over 4,500 miles of coastline, 179 islands and a plethora of destinations to visit, a sailboat hire in Spain is the best thing to do on your next holiday. Whether you are visiting the rugged coves of Catalonia in the northeast, the lush and verdant Atlantic coast in Galicia or the white sandy beaches of Andalucia, there is something in this country for everyone. It’s time to hire a sailboat in Spain to see what this beautiful country has to offer!
When you hire a sailboat in Spain, the price will depend on different factors such as the model, the duration and the season of the boat trip and any extras that you may require, such as water sports equipment. The price of a sailboat charter in Spain also depends on the region you are visiting. For instance, if you decide to visit the Balearic Islands or the Costa del Sol, the price will not be the same.
In the low season, you can expect to pay an average price of £2,450/week for your sailboat. In the peak period, you can expect to pay £3,500/week for your sailboat.
In Spain, it is possible to hire a sailboat with or without a skipper. If you hold a valid boat license and wish to explore the country’s stunning coastline at your own pace, a bareboat charter will be more suited to your needs. You will be able to plan your own itinerary according to your personal preferences and be more flexible with your hire.
However, if you’re seeking a more relaxing holiday, you can also opt for a skippered charter. The captain will be here to take care of all sailing logistics, while also guiding you to the best locations along the coast. Spain boasts 179 islands and many of them are only accessible by boat, meaning that you can enjoy these destinations without the crowds.
A majority of sailboats in Spain can hold up to 15 people onboard - perfect for those who are travelling with friends or family. At Océans Evasion, it is also possible to have a crew onboard your vessel. They will be here to ensure that your trip runs smoothly and take care of everything, including dining and housecleaning. The crew are employed by charter companies and the fee will be included in the total price of your hire. We can guarantee that you will have the sailing experience of a lifetime!
Spain is one of the biggest countries in Europe by land area and the climate varies from each region. If you visit continental Spain, the best time to hire a sailboat would be between May and October as the weather will be warm and there will be little precipitation. During the summer, many tourists from around the world flock to the country to enjoy the beautiful beaches and coastline. If you wish to discover the country while escaping the crowds, we recommend sailing in Spain in either May or September.
Spain has one of the most diverse coastlines in the world and no sailing trip would be complete without discovering some of the places that this beautiful country has to offer. We have compiled a list of our favourite places to visit in some of the different regions.
In the Northeast of Spain, we highly recommend sailing to the beautiful Costa Brava, home to a plethora of beautiful coves, fishing villages and white sandy beaches. Towards the south, you will arrive in the beautiful city of Barcelona. The city is known for its stunning architecture, tree-lined promenades, hip boutiques and thriving nightlife.
Towards the east lies the majestic Balearic Islands. Mallorca is the largest island in the archipelago and is known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear water and mountainous terrain. The island capital, Palma de Mallorca is also worth the visit and boasts a mix of Gothic and Moorish architecture. We also recommend sailing to Menorca, an island which has remained relatively intact compared to its other counterparts. Menorca is one of our favourite charter destinations and includes some of the country's finest beaches, turquoise-watered bays known as “calas” and plenty of cute villages.
Most of southern Spain is part of Andalucia, an autonomous region which was under Moorish rule between the 8th and 15th centuries. Andalucia is known for its desert-like landscapes, eclectic architecture and rich coastline. Whether you sail to the ancient port city of Cadiz or the world-famous Marbella, you will not be disappointed!