Yacht Charter and Boat Rentals in Santa Eulària des Riu
Yacht Charter Santa Eularia des Riu
On a Santa Eularia des Riu yacht charter you can explore much of Ibiza and the Balearic Islands. Whatever you want from an Ibiza boat rental, from its beautiful beaches to its fantastic culture, a Santa Eulalia del Rio sailing holiday is going to be one you don't forget any time soon.
Sitting on the Balearic Islands' only river, Santa Eulalia is a family oriented resort town with a year round pulse. With the town's church sat 52 metres up atop the hill behind, Santa Eulalia is on a hillside that slopes gently into the turquoise water and the three long beaches that are the centrepiece of this laid back holiday town. Though there is the odd 5 Star luxury hotel, and yes you can 'large it' on a big night out with the nightlife catching up with rowdier neighbours like Ibiza Town, Santa Eulalia del Rio is more about fun in the sun without serious excess - it even has the only smoke free sandy beach in the Balearic Islands!
The palm-lined promenade linking the beaches is lit by night, making a late evening stroll back to your hotel or charter yacht just the thing to get over your dinner in one of the excellent restaurants. There is an array of shops from boutiques to souvenir stalls and a choice of markets to victual your yacht for your sailing holiday.
For those who want water sports, you can do a day trip on a boat rental through Borrow a Boat out of the marina as well as a longer week-long or two week sailing holiday. In contrast to some of the other towns on Ibiza, you'll likely get a better night's sleep too as the town does (mostly) sleep through the night.
Explore Santa Eularia des Riu By Renting A Yacht
So, where do you want to go on your Ibiza boat rental?
On an Ibiza boat rental there is a lot to take in, both on the island itself and further afield within the Balearic Islands.
For those who are or enjoy being among the LGBTQ crowd, Ibiza Town, just a short bus ride from Santa Eulalia del Rio, is one of those places where being different is to be normal. It is one of the top party towns in the world and flies the rainbow flag with pride. On the other side of the island is Sant Antoni de Portmany that has as good a reputation as Ibiza Town for the nightlife but can be chilled and relaxed for those who want it.
To the north of Santa Eulalia, Es Cana is another laid back, more family oriented resort - though with a more authentic Ibizan feel as it has a very alternative culture. The beaches are good, the atmosphere relaxed and the evenings quieter. You'll find the beaches every bit as good as the younger-crowd towns on the island too.
Did we say beautiful beach? Many say Ibiza has the best in the Balearics. There are so many you could spend several weeks on different beaches (some only accessible by sea) and still do a new one every day...
Near to Ibiza is the relatively tiny Formentera, a sandy island that has even better beaches than Ibiza itself. It lacks much in the way of culture but is certainly a desert island worth a visit.
Mallorca is the biggest island in the Balearics and has a bit of a bad reputation as a 'sun, sea, sex and sangria' island. If you can get off the south coast around Palma you'll soon see that there is far more to the island than those things! Hiking is an increasingly popular reason for visiting the island with its taxing hills and mountains, and flora and fauna that you'll find hardly anywhere else in the world. There are villages and towns that aren't on the tourist trail - those you do find will often give you a taste of the 'real Balearics'.
The easternmost island of Menorca has a bit of a bad rap as a tourist destination too. Like Majorca these resorts can be avoided too. Visit Cieutadella port and the much larger capital Mahon that boasts the deepest harbour on the Mediterranean Sea.
How To Get To Santa Eulalia del Rio
This is a busy tourist airport with airlines from all over Europe serving it.
There are buses that cost as little as €3.50 per person to Santa Eulalia. You can take a taxi to your destination as well, costing between €20 to €35 according to your destination. For four people sharing this could work out a better deal as it will take you direct to your marina.
Marinas In Santa Eularia des Riu
Marina Santa Eulalia:
In this large marina, you will find boat owner and charter companies offering crewed superyacht charter and luxury yacht charter and bareboat catamaran charter, motor yacht charter, motorboat charter and monohull sailing yacht charter on a day rental basis or longer.
Max Length: 22m (72 Feet)
Max Draught: 5m (16.4 Feet)
List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, fuel station, ATM, laundry, waste water and refuse collection, shipyard, bar, restaurant, market.
Suggested Sailing Routes From Santa Eularia des Riu
On your bareboat or crewed Santa Eularia des Riu yacht charter you can explore Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca on your El Arenal yacht charter. Let's look at a sample charter itinerary of an Ibiza yacht charter.
7 days - San Antonio, Mallorca and Formentera: A short sail to Es Cana will be your shakedown cruise to take in the hippy side of Ibiza. North-east to Mallorca and the yachty resort of Cala d'Or before heading south and then west to Palma, the capital of the Balearic Islands. Island hopping again - south-west to Ibiza and its west coast to San Antonio for your fourth night. South then east to Es Pujols on Formentera and then the next night you'll spend in Ibiza Town before handover back in Santa Eulalia del Rio.
Best Times To Hire A Yacht In Santa Eularia des Riu
The sailing season in the Balearic Islands is best from May to October. The major party towns heat up to full frenzy in June to August, and so do the prices. It is very much down to what you want from a sailing holiday in the islands - if partying all night is on the cards, the top DJs will hit the region in that time and you will have quite a memorable time. If the quiet life is what you seek, then do try to get out during term time - the sea is still warm in September and October, though the infamous Tramontana starts to be more frequent at this time of year, as it eases off in early May.
Sailing Weather In Santa Eulalia del Rio
Ibiza and Formentera are affected by SE breezes most of the year that do not really go above 15 knots. As such this makes for near perfect sailing conditions. You will see more precipitation towards the beginning and end of the sailingseason (May and October) but the temperatures rarely stray below 15-17 degrees during those times. In the height of summer (July/August) it isn't as hot as mainland Spain, though you will see the odd few days in the 30+ C range. For Northern Europeans and those from other cooler climes this makes for fantastic sailing!
What should I consider when hiring a Yacht or Boat?
The main points to consider are what is your budget, have you got the necessary sailing experience and qualifications to manage the boat if it's not going to have a skipper, whom you are taking sailing, where exactly you wish to go and what will the weather be like on the proposed dates of your trip.
What are the Marinas in Santa Eularia des Riu?
There is one large marina here, Santa Eulalia Marina that has 755 berths for vessels up to 22m LOA
When are the best times to hire a boat in Santa Eulalia del Rio?
Why do you want to go to Ibiza? If partying is your thing, then go at the peak of the season in June-August. If however a quiet sail and secluded bays is more your bag, try September when the schools go back.
Do you have to pay a deposit when hiring a Yacht in Santa Eulalia des Riu?
You will typically pay 50% up front on booking the yacht hire and the balance on arrival. You will either pay a security deposit with your credit card on departure or can get insurance covering damage in advance. In some cases (such as the recent Covid situation) charter companies may be more flexible but this depends on the individual charter companies themselves.
What happens if my Yacht breaks down?
If you are at sea and in danger, call MAYDAY on VHF Ch16 or ring the coast guard on your phone if you have reception. If you have a mechanical fault and can make it to or are on a mooring you will be able to phone a help line number given by the boat charter company.
What should I think of before I hire a Yacht or Boat in Santa Eulalia del Rio?
You should consider do you have the experience to handle the yacht charter or boat hire before you book and where do you want to go along with what the weather will be like. Bring warm weather and cool weather clothing if it looks like the weather can be cool as well as warm and remember at sea it can be cool on most evenings.
What Qualifications Do I need to hire a boat or yacht?
If you want to sail without a skipper then you will need relevant qualifications like RYA Day Skipper/International Certificate of Competence (ICC)/ASA 104 Bareboat certificate or the US Sailing Certificate. For small 'day boats' or if you choose to have a skippered on board your yacht charter you typically don't require licences.