Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not shown here, please contact us, and we will happily reply with the answer as soon as we can.
Charters typically start at 10.00 and finish at 18.00. It can however vary so if you have specific times which would suit you better then let us know and we will always try to accommodate your wishes.
During the low season (up to end of March, and from September) many yachts offer a half day if there is availability.
During the high season some of the smaller boats will offer half day charters and for the larger yachts if it is last minute and they have availability it can sometimes be arranged. Get in touch and we will check availability for you.
All charters will start and finish in the yacht’s home port, unless otherwise specially agreed with Lamprell Marine in advance.
Princess 64, Mio Barco is moored in Club de Mar, Palma.
Targa 52, Lady G is moored in RCNP, Palma.
Elegance 78, Vivace is moored in Port Andratx.
Yachts not managed by Lamprell Marine SL are in moored in various locations, most moorings are stated on the yachts page on our website and we will reconfirm their location during the booking process.
You can book a charter with us directly by completing the online Booking Enquiry Form, by phone, email, whatsapp message or we can arrange a face to face meeting if you are in Mallorca.
To confirm a booking, we will need your full name and email address in order to send you a contract for the charter. On this contract you will be asked to complete all of your personal details and provide us with credit card details for the security deposit, which is blocked at the start of the charter (see ‘What is the security deposit?’).
We will also need a scanned copy of your passport as proof of I.D.
Once you have signed the contract and returned a copy to us, you will be required to pay a 50% deposit to secure the booking, or if the start of the charter is less than 30 days from signing the contract you will need to pay the full charter fee.
Closer to your charter date we will be in touch to arrange catering and the final details of your charter.
This varies from yacht to yacht and will be clearly explained during the booking process.
As a general guide crew, berth in home port, towels, linen & insurance are included and you should expect to pay extra for expenses such as fuel, food, drinks & berths outside of the home port.
On smaller day boats there may be less included and so you may also have to pay a fee for the Captain, handover (if bareboat), end clean & towels
As a guide the list below is generally not included in your charter. In the booking process we will confirm to you the additional charges for your charter.
Fuel for the yacht and tender at the end of your charter (see ‘How do I pay for the fuel’).
Any food and drinks ordered through our suppliers.
Moorings (other than in the yacht’s home port).
Cabrera permit (booked in advance of charter).
Additional or specialist water sports equipment.
Additional marina fees incurred during your stay onboard.
For all charters on one of our own yachts, booked directly through Lamprell Marine, there is no additional charge for the handover from one of our trained skippers.
If you are booking a bareboat charter not in our fleet we will advise if there is a handover fee.
You can pay by bank transfer, by credit card, we can send you a link to pay online or you can pay in person with cash.
A 50% deposit is required to secure the booking, with the remainder paid 30 days before the charter starts. If the charter is booked less than 30 days in advance, then full payment is required.
For many charters, especially smaller boats, you will be required to provide a Security Deposit with your credit card. The Security Deposit is preauthorised from your credit card the morning of your charter, and unblocked on the safe return of the yacht, with no outstanding monies owed. This includes fuel, provisioning (food and drinks), any mooring costs from marinas other than the home port, and any other fees incurred during your charter. Any damage made to the yacht by the charter guests will be paid for by the Charterer, and this money will be taken from the security deposit.
The amount of security deposit required is listed below, and is to cover the excess on the insurance.
Mio Barco – €2500 Day Charters / €4000 overnight charters.
Lady G – €1500 Day Charter / €2500 Overnight Charters
For yachts not in the Lamprell Marine fleet we will advise at time of booking the security deposit amount.
At the beginning of your charter the yacht fuel tanks will be full. At the end of your charter the Captain will take the boat to the fuel station and fill up, and you will be required to pay directly to the fuel station.
For bareboat charters you will be shown where the fuel station is by the Lamprell Marine skipper who did the handover with you at the start of the charter, and they will meet you there at the end of the charter once you have filled up with fuel.
In the event that the fuel station is closed, Lamprell Marine will fill up with fuel at the first available instance, and the total amount will be deducted from your security deposit.
If you book a charter which is not in the Lamprell Marine Fleet we will advise at point of booking how fuel is to be paid.
Advance Provisioning Allowance. This is typically 30% of the charter fee and paid in advance for crewed charters. This money will be used by the crew for provisioning and fuel, and any other fees incurred during your charter (such as mooring fees, etc.). The crew will keep a record of all expenditure, and any of the allowance left over at the end of the charter will be returned. In the light of insufficient funds being available the Captain will inform you, and you will be required to top up the APA in cash to maintain an adequate balance.
To skipper any bareboat yachts, you will need a minimum licence allowing you to skipper up to 24m in coastal waters. For example:
UK – RYA Day Skipper
As an equal opportunity employer we have a team of multinational crew. All of our crew speak English, and where possible we will provide crew whom speak the same language as the clients.
Vivace & Mio Barco have a Stewardess onboard full time in the summer season, and this is covered in your charter fee. If you require a Stewardess for your charter on another vessel then we can arrange this for you at an extra cost.
For yachts outside of the Lamprell Marine fleet we will advise if a stewardess is included at point of booking.
Generally food and drink is not included in the charter price. We work with some great drinks and catering companies and can order whatever you would like to be on board for when you arrive.
Some yachts do include some drinks or snacks, we will advise you of this at point of booking.
When you book your charter we will be happy to send you a drinks and catering list from local suppliers, and will arrange for delivery on the morning of your charter.
For charters which have paid APA, the crew will use this money to pay for all provisioning.
If you would also like to go to a restaurant then browse our restaurant ideas Best Restaurants for Yacht Charter Mallorca
Of course, you are more than welcome to bring your own food and drinks.
If you would also like to go to a restaurant or beach club then have a look at our Best Restaurant and Beach Club ideas in Mallorca.
Of course, we welcome all of your family and friends to enjoy a charter with us. If children are taken on board, you shall be fully responsible for their conduct and entertainment, and no member of the crew shall be held responsible for their conduct or entertainment.
Please advise us beforehand how many children there are in your party and their ages so that the crew can prepare.
Of course, but it depends on the disability. The yacht manufacturers did not design their yachts with disable guests in mind, so access onto the yacht could be difficult for guests with limited physical mobility.
Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access as the passerelle (gangway) onto the yacht is narrow, as are the walkways at the sides of the yacht.
It is the Charterers responsibility for their guests, including those undergoing medical treatment.
Depending on the disability there are some yachts which are better equipped than others so speak to our team for advise about which yacht will best suit your needs.
If you wish to go ashore for lunch, please let us know and we can make a reservation for you.
Check out some of our top choices Best Restaurants for Day Charter in Mallorca
Most yachts have some toys on board, some are at an extra cost and this will be advised at the time of booking.
Toys often available include jetskis, seabobs, paddle boards, water skis, donuts, and some yachts have an anti jelly fish pool too.
The luxury of hiring a yacht with us, rather than being on a tourist boat, means that you can chose your own itinerary. We will offer you suggestions of places you can visit during your charter, and this can be discussed with the Captain on the morning of your charter, as you may need to have some flexibility depending on the weather and sea conditions.
All of our Captains have experience of cruising in Mallorca, so they all know the best places to take you to ensure the best day possible.
If you are chartering with us bareboat we can offer you suggestions of places to go to, and the Lamprell Marine Captain who does the handover with you in the morning will also discuss where you can go that is suitable for the yacht you are chartering (with regards to depth limitations, etc.).
You can also check out our Best Charter Excursion Ideas in Mallorca page
You can go with most yachts to Ibiza, Formentera or Menorca if your charter is for more than one day.
For example, it takes approximately 3.5 hours each way from Palma to Ibiza, so if you were on a day charter then by the time you get there you’d have to turn around to come back. With all the time at sea you wouldn’t have time to stop for a swim or enjoy any water sports. And, as you will be motoring there and back continuously, the cost of the fuel for this trip would approximately double what you spend on the charter fee for the day.
For day charters we can recommend some lovely itineraries along the coast of Mallorca.
Approximately 2 hours from Palma, 1.5 from Port Adriano.
Cabrera is a national marine reserve and allows a limited number of yachts in it’s small harbour each day. Therefore, if you wish to go to Cabrera you will need to request and pay for a permit. We can arrange this for you prior to your charter.
Of course, but if you are starting in Palma or the South-West Coast of Mallorca you would need more than one day. It would take approximately 4 hours plus to get from Palma to Port de Pollensa, and as day charters are 8 hours long then it wouldn’t make sense to travel all the way up there to then have to turn around and come straight back. And, as you will be motoring there and back continuously, the cost of the fuel for this trip would approximately double what you spend on the charter fee for the day.
It depends on the size of the boat. The maximum number on most yachts in Spain is 12 guests plus the crew. Some of the smaller boats can be less. We will advise the maximum capacity of each yacht at the time of booking.
It depends on the size of the boat and the number of cabins. At the time of booking we will advise the maximum capacity for overnight charters.
Most yachts include towels in the price however some smaller day boats charge extra for towels, approximately €5 per person.
We want you to have to best day possible, but unfortunately we can’t control the weather so there is no guarantee of it being perfect for your trip. If the sea state is rough and there is a large swell, then the skipper will advise you before the charter starts and let you know if it is too unsafe to leave the port. It can also be decided on the day to cancel if there is heavy rain or a storm.
In these instances, we will do our best to change your charter to another day when the weather is better.
In the instance of you not being able to swap to another day, then you will have a credit of the amount you have paid for the cancelled charter, and this can be used against your next booking with us.
For yachts outside of the Lamprell Marine managed fleet of yachts this may differ.
If you cancel after payment of the charter deposit or full charter fee, you will have that amount held as credit, and you can use it against the booking of any of our own yachts in the future, valid for 2 years.
If you wish to cancel due to bad weather then we will offer to swap you to another day, where we have availability, otherwise again, you will have the charter fee as credit and can use it on a future visit.
For yachts outside the Lamprell Marine managed fleet of yachts cancellations policies may differ.