Yes, it’s finally here! Delayed for several weeks by the small matter of a global pandemic, but the fourth edition of our annual yachting guide, ‘The Y’ 2021 is now available. If this is the first edition of our guide you have seen, each year we feature different destinations and fresh ideas for things to see and do on your travels. As well as recommendations for where to go, we provide useful and important information and detailed maps, which are also available online. Many yachting plans for 2020 will have been changed, deferred or cancelled due to the coronavirus, so in this edition we present some alternative itineraries designed to extend your Mediterranean season well into autumn or even winter! We present some interesting holiday ideas without an Atlantic crossing, so owners and guests need not miss out on time on board. Perhaps the biggest surprise you’ll find in these pages is what the Canary Islands have to offer cruising yachts and their guests. Long established as a stop-off for passing transatlantic traffic, this archipelago boasts enormous biodiversity and natural beauty, as well as cultural and architectural variety. The icing on the cake is a year-round warm climate and more Michelin-starred restaurants per square inch than you’ll find in many yachting hotspots. […]
Spanish borders are once again OPEN to tourists and visitors arriving from within the EU and Schengen zone, without the need to quarantine! Private flights into Palma de Mallorca kicked back into life on Sunday, while yachts stationed here have started greeting their owners after a long, three-month separation. If your owners or guests are due to arrive from further afield, we should have more news later next week. In the meantime, we may be able to find you a workaround, so don’t hesitate to contact us. Spanish waters, and those beyond, have also been reopened for cruising. Yachts that had kicked off their season in Croatia and Italy are heading back to the Balearics, to enjoy the natural beauty that has benefited from the breather that the lockdown presented. Our beaches are looking beautiful and the lockdown has done the precious seagrass the power of good and Balearic waters are clearer than ever. Only last week 132 sea turtle eggs were laid on Punta Prima beach in Menorca, for the very first time! This season has been a long time coming and we can’t wait. If you are coming our way, get in touch, we’ve missed you!
Early October is a particularly opportune time for businesses in the marine industry in Mallorca, as it signals the end of the Mediterranean season, before many yachts set off for the Caribbean. Every autumn, we organise the End of Season Party in Port Adriano and the Superyacht Poker Tournament at Casino de Mallorca. These events, now in their 5th and 4th year respectively, present a great way for you to connect with captains, crew, managers and key buy-side decision makers in our industry. It is a chance to thank those who used your services, and a way of growing your visibility in the yacht market. END OF SEASON PARTY FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER BLUE NEST BAR – PORT ADRIANO This event is Mallorca’s biggest party for the end of the Mediterranean season, as well as signalling the start of the Caribbean season. The party is a relaxed let-your-hair-down event, with themed fancy dress, complimentary full buffet and drinks, live band and DJ. The party is always well-attended by captains and crew, as well as brokers and industry colleagues, with complimentary return transport laid on from STP and Club de Mar marinas in Palma to Port Adriano. Last year, we had more than 250 guests, while the fancy dress theme was ‘Celebrities Ahoy’, with […]
The Twitter feed of the Balearic Islands’ Ministry of Agriculture, the Environment and Regional Planning (CAIB) has been working overtime the past few weeks. The Ministry tracks, names and shames yachts that fall foul of the area’s strict anchoring laws, designed to protect the environment. Posidonia seagrass is considered to be the world’s oldest organism, at some 100,000 years old, and is responsible for the beautiful, turquoise waters that we all love so much. The Balearics boasts the largest Posidonia reef anywhere in the Mediterranean, so the local authorities are, rightly, very protective of this wonder of nature. Aware that private boat owners are mostly affluent individuals or corporations, fines for anchoring on Posidonia can be truly eye-watering, while the ultimate sanction for the most egregious offenders can include a custodial sentence! The good news is that any fine or sanction is entirely avoidable. As Balearic experts, Estela Shipping keep abreast of local rules and regulations, ensuring that our client Captains know to avoid anchoring in forbidden locations. So much so, our annual superyacht handbook, ‘The Y’ 2018/19, contains an entire section on Posidonia and other regulations. ‘The Y’ is free, so to obtain your copy just drop […]
Superyacht virtual itinerary starting from Port Adriano. Mallorca, Cabrera, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera. A complete itinerary for yacht captains, owners and guests. Remember to use our Yachting Handbook ‘The Y’ for more details, tips and indispensable information. Our services include: For Captains • Fuel and lube oil • Immigration arrival and departure notice and clearance • Visas, licenses • Cash to master • Charter authorization • Logistics • Importation • Repairs, maintenance, refit and chandlery • Yacht transportation and storage • Shipment and shrink wrap For Owners and Guests • Itinerary planning • Event tickets • VIP tables • Transfers • Tax free shopping • Flight and transfers • Medical support • Courier services For Crew • Provisioning and supplies • Laundry • Accommodation • Transfers • Crew activities • Recruitment and training • Medical support • Certification • Visas and immigration services • Uniforms Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org +34 971 722 532
SUPERYACHT POKER TOURNAMENT JUNE 2018 We will hold our first tournament on June 15th from 7pm onwards, Sponsored by our friends at Bluewater, the buy in will be 60 + 15 there will be finger food and wine on arrival, places are limited so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.You can get your tickets from our offices, Estela Shipping Palma, Avd. Gabriel Roca, 37, local C 07014, Palma Tel: 971 722 532 or email us at email@example.com . Alternatively You can purchase the tickets at Bluewater Palma, Carrer de Sant Joan, 4, 07012, Palma Tel: 971 67 71 54 We look forward to seeing you all there and may lady luck be with you! 15% of the pot goes to YachtAid Global – the yachting community’s dedicated humanitarian team https://www.facebook.com/events/1264019130399690/ Event promoted by: ESTELA SHIPPING CASINO DE MALLORCA BLUEWATER Wines and Prosecco: The Wines Garden You can get your tickets at: Estela Shipping Superyacht Agents Avd. Gabriel Roca no 37, Local C 07014 Palma +34 971 722 532 Bluewater Yachting Calle San Juan 4, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, t: +34 971 677 154 Casino […]
Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure that we present the new 2018/19 edition of Estela’s ‘The Y’ Yachting Handbook. Having launched the handbook at this year’s MYBA and Palma Superyacht Show, we have been overwhelmed with everyone’s positive feedback. This year, we added many more destinations, along with updated regulations, places of interest and things to do, itineraries and important information for Captains, owners and crew. You will find the online version by clicking on the above page, and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we have loved producing it. Any feedback will be much appreciated, as well as suggestions for the next handbook. If you would like us to deliver a hard copy on board, please let us know and we will be more than happy to drop one off.
We are always looking at new ways to show off the wonderful areas of Spain for you to enjoy. We have compiled different virtual itineraries which will give you a birds eye view of all bays and attractions, making the planning of your guests and owners trip that much easier. Contact us for your personalized itinerary! Costa del Sol Formentera – Port Adriano Port Adriano – Palma
There has been a huge impact on Superyacht behavior thanks to the Yachting Handbook, First published for the 2017, this Handbook has changed the behavior and routes of yachts that are sailing the Balearics. The handbook gives captains more information about rules and legislation than ever before. The posidonia page link is informing captains about anchorage possibilities and warning them on the risks if they damage the sea grass.. Owners and guests are becoming more curios of trying experiences and itineraries suggested in the handbook. With the support of Estela Superyacht Agency for timing, booking and assistance, it aims to make their experience unique and hassle free. Being the first season since its launch, we are seeing results that are exceeding our expectation! If you don’t have your copy on board, contact us or pop by our office! A Good read!
If you are looking for a bit relaxation or somewhere a bit more upbeat near the beach here are some of the beach clubs the island has to offer. Ponderosa Beach Ponderosa Beach Club is situated on Muro beach at the north of Mallorca, this is a great place for everyone, relax and enjoy the chill out music whilst enjoying their famous seafood Paella, all produce is organic and aimed at sustainability for the locals. This beach club is very busy in the summer and we recommend that you book in advance. www.ponderosabeach.com/en/ 0034 971 184 118 Nassau Beach The NASSAU BEACH CLUB and RESTAURANT on the beach of PALMA— directly on the sea, with sun, 750 meters of pure sandy beach, a view of the cathedral, excellent food and nice people. www.nassaubeach-palma.com 0034 664 449 053 Purobeach Purobeach is in an affluent place located in a prime just outside Palma. An oasis of peace and pleasure, their brand of Puro Music will follow you all the time. Spa, restaurant, pool, bar, terraces and shop make their Beach Club an unforgettable experience for all clients. www.purobeach.com 0034 971 744 744 Nikki Beach This Famous franchise has everything to offer you […]
Mallorca offers some of the best golf courses anywhere, with its diverse landscape and dreamy weather there is a course for everyone. ARABELLA GOLF SON VIDA 18 holes PAR 71 0034 971 791210 Www.Arabellagolfmallorca.com SON MUNTANER (ARABELLA GOLF) 18 holes PAR 72 0034 971783000 Www.arabellagolfmallorca.com SON QUINT (Arabella golf) 18 holes PAR 72 0034 971606175 Www.arabellagolfmallorca.com SON QUINT PITCH AND PUT 9 holes PAR 3 Tel as above GOLF DE PONIENTE 18 holes PAR 72 0034 971 130148 Www.tgolf-poniente.com REAL GOLF DE BENDINAT 18 holes PAR 70 0034 971 405200 Www.realgolfbendinat.com SANTA PONSA I 18 holes PAR 72 0034 971 690211 Www.golf-santaponsa.com SANTA PONSA II 18 holes PAR 72 0034 971 232 531 Www.golf-santapons.com SANTA PONSA III 9 holes PAR 30 0034 971690211 Www.golf-Santaponsa.com GOLF DE ANDRATX 18 holes PAR 72 0034 971236280 Www.golfdeandratx.es SON ATEM east 18 holes PAR 72 0034 971129200 Www.sonantem.com SON ANTEM west 18 holes PAR 72 0034 971129200 Www.sonantemgolf.com GOLF DE VALLD’OR 18 holes PAR 71 0034 971837001 Www.valldorgolf.com PULA GOLF 18 holes PAR 70 0034 971817034 CLUB DE GOLF SON SERVERA holes 18 PAR 72 0034 971840096 Www.golfsonservera.com […]
Diving in Mallorca Authorisation is required if you wish to dive in the marine reserves of the Balearics. There are 7 marine reserves, we can organize this prior to your arrival or once you arrive. Los Freus of Ibiza and Formentera Migjorn of Mallorca North of Menorca Palma Bay Levante of Mallorca Islas Malgrats Isla El Toro Dive Sites: El Toro The diving area of El Toro is located in a nature reserve, there is a great wealth of fauna. Level: Intermediate Depth: 42Meters Area: El Toro Malgrats In 2004 Malgrats was declared a nature reserve and this has had a positive impact of the fauna. Level: Intermediate Depth: 42 Meters Area: Isla Malgrats Cap de Llebeitx- Isle of Cabrera Cabrera is a natural reserve; it has one of the best preserved coastlines in the Mediterranean. Level: Intermediate Depth: 30 Meters Area: Cabrera Cap de Llebeig – Isla Dragonera The island of Dragonera, this is one of the top dive sites in Mallorca due to its crystal clear water. Level: Difficult Depth: 38 Meters Area: Isla Dragonera Barcos hundidos de Palma In the Bay of Palma, divers have the opportunity of exploring 2 wrecks, visibility is not great here so […]