The season has already started here in the Mediterranean and you may be coming to visit Palma de Mallorca. Therefore, we have compiled important information before your arrival. Whether you are ready to set off or are heading to the Balearic Islands, it is important that you are aware of certain information.
Some of our clients have saved a considerable amount of time and hassle by taking on board our advice. It has been mainly captains who found it extremely useful for the smooth running of their journey. We know that sometimes a bit of red-tape can easily disrupt your trip and even cause delays. Being aware of certain environmental aspects and having the necessary documentation could save you a fine.
This will have to be presented to the authorities if your last port is not in Spain. Contact us and we will look after it.
Anchoring in the Balearic Islands
It is forbidden to anchor your vessel in specific areas where Posidonia is present.
This sea plant guarantees the health of the beds in the Mediterranean and it is a protected species in the Balearic Islands. Failure to do so could result in a hefty fine. To help you identify Posidonia areas, download the APP here (page33).
Berthing and sailing through National Park areas of the Balearic Islands
Both berthing and sailing require authorisation. Failure to present it to the authorities can also result on a fine. We can obtain this authorisation. Additionally, it is important to bear in mind that:
– Cabrera National Park authorisations can be issued 21 days before your berthing date. There is very limited buoy availability and the maximum LOA for your vessel is 40 metres.
– Authorisation for navigation in protected areas is compulsory for all vessels. Contact us for authorization
License for the use of PWC or personal watercrafts
It is compulsory to have a license for the use of this type of watercrafts. We can organise specific courses for obtaining this license, which can be held on board and only take one day. After completion of the course, a certificate will be issued to the participants.
Declaration of Cash on Board
If you are travelling with more than 99.999 Euros in cash, or the equivalent in any other currency, you should declare it. Contact us for Cash Declaration.
Cash to Master
As you may need cash on board your yacht, moneies can be transferred to us and we bring the cash on board, all thanks to our CTM service. IMPORTANT: You should declare any cash transfer above 9.999 Euros.
Non- EU guests or members of the crew on board
If any of these passengers disembark the boat and leave the island (this being on a temporary or permanent basis) their passports must be stamped by the authorities on departure and on return to the vessel.
Prior to departure to any port outside of Spain, it is necessary to present a departure notice to the authorities. We organise all required documentation.
If your next port is a non-EU, it is necessary to obtain a departure clearance from the authorities which we provide.
Estela Superyacht Agency can assist you with the preparation of all the required paperwork prior to your arrival.
We want you to have a fantastic time during your trip, so let us deal with all the red-tape that is required prior to your arrival in a foreign country.
For advice on any of the above matters, please contact us on +34 971 722 532 or alternatively via email: firstname.lastname@example.org