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.
All of our yacht charters start at 10:00 and finish at 18:00, unless with special agreement by Lamprell Marine at the time of booking.
During the low season (up to end of March, and from September) we can offer a half day if we have availability.
During the high season we can sometimes offer a half day on one of our yachts, depending on availability – please call us on the morning you wish to charter, and we will try to facilitate your request.
All charters will start and finish in the yacht’s home port, unless otherwise specially agreed with Lamprell Marine in advance.
Miss Kate & Time Flies are moored in Port de Mallorca, Palma.
Spare Rib is moored in Port Adriano, El Toro.
You can book a charter with us directly by completing the online Booking Enquiry Form, by phone, email, or visiting our office in Port Adriano.
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.
Included in the prices of the Lamprell Marine fleet of yachts is insurance, mooring in the yacht’s home port, towels, bed linen, end clean, tender, and water sports equipment.
Miss Kate also includes a Captain and Stewardess/Cook.
Time Flies includes a Captain.
Our Spare Rib is available for bareboat charter with the correct licence, or a skipper can be arranged for your charter for €200 per day.
If you require a Stewardess then this is an extra €150 per day.
For yachts not in the Lamprell Marine Fleet what is included may differ.
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 with cash in person at our office in Port Adriano.
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 all charters you will need to provide a Security Deposit with your credit card. The Security Deposit is blocked from your credit card the morning of your charter, and unblocked on 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.
Miss Kate – 4000€
Time Flies – 1500€
Spare Rib – 1000€
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.
Advance Provisioning Allowance. This is typically 25% 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.
As Lamprell Marine own and operate their own fleet of yachts, we are open to discussing special rates for our clients who book with us directly.
To skipper any of our 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.
Miss Kate has 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 one of our other vessels, this will be an extra €150 per day as required.
The Lamprell Marine fleet of yachts does not include food and drinks in the charter fee meaning this can be tailored exactly to your tastes. We are happy to arrange catering for you, reserve you a table for lunch or you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks.
When you book your charter with us 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. You can pay them directly in advance.
For charters which have paid APA, the crew will use this money to pay for all provisioning.
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Yes, you are more than welcome to bring your own food and drinks, and all of our yachts (apart from Spare Rib) have a fridge onboard.
On Spare Rib we can provide a cool box for your charter.
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 let us know at the time of booking if you require life preservers (life jackets) for young children, and we will provide these at no additional cost.
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.
If you wish to go ashore for lunch, please let us know and we can make a reservation for you.
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Yes, we have a selection of water sports equipment onboard and they are available for your use at no additional cost. All boats have snorkelling gear (masks, snorkels and flippers).
Miss Kate – Wakeboard, Water Skis, Donut, Paddleboard, and a jet ski available for guests with the correct licence
Time Flies – Wakeboard, Water Skis, Donut, Paddleboard
Spare Rib – Wakeboard, Water Skis, Donut
Yes, the rib can tow water skis, wakeboard, or donut. Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like any of these onboard so we can have them ready for your charter.
Miss Kate has a jet ski, though can only be operated by crew or guests who have a Personal Watercraft Licence (PWC).
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 our 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 staring in Palma or the South-West Coast of Mallorca you would need more than one day. Our yachts are based in Palma and Port Adriano and Port de Pollensa is on the North coast. 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.
Miss Kate – licensed for 12 guests plus 2 crew on day trips.
Time Flies – licensed for 12 in total on day trips including the Captain
Spare Rib – licensed for 10 in total on day trips including the Captain.
Miss Kate – sleeps 8 guests in 4 cabins (Stateroom, VIP, and two twin cabins).
Time Flies – sleeps 6 guests in 3 cabins (Master and 2 full sized twin cabins).
Towels are provided onboard for all charter guests, and are included in the price. For yachts outside of the Lamprell Marine fleet of yachts we will check this for you but they are usually included.
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 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 fleet of yachts cancellations policies may differ.