Choose a yacht charter in Formentera for your holidays this year and explore this truly magical island. Swim in the crystal clear waters and relax on the idyllic sandy shores, to a backdrop of spectacular cliffs and explore hidden coves where the pirates in times past used to drop anchor. Moreover, sail to the other Balearic Islands such as Ibiza, Menorca or Mallorca and the Illetes on your skippered yacht charter during one of our boat hire holidays! This isle is just 16 kilometres long, and can only be reached by travelling on the sea, therefore we recommend discovering it in the best possible way; by enjoying a boat hire in Formentera.
Formentera is renowned for its Caribbean-like features, with blue-green waters and white sandy beaches. In addition to its spectacular landscape, Formentera is an ideal sailing destination, thanks to its calm sea conditions and its myriad of seashores where you moor your skippered yacht and relax all day.
There are some ports in Formentera where it is possible to moor our boat. Some of them are:
This port has 93 moorings in which it is possible to moor boats up to 30 meters long and 3 meters draft.
This port allows boats with a maximum length of 38 meters and a maximum draft of 4.
Located in the north, this place is in the middle of an inhabited place, and its main feature is the calm of its water and its wonderful landscapes. There are 33 moorings for boats with a maximum length of 15 meters and a maximum draft of 6 metres.
You can visit the other Balearics from Formentera, such as Ibiza, located just 3 miles away, which takes just half an hour by boat. Mallorca is located 65 miles away, which is on average, is a 9 hour boat trip. Other possible sailing routes include visiting the uninhabited isles of Espalmador and Espardell, or the cities of Valencia and Dénia, on the Spanish mainland’s eastern coast.
The port de la Savina is the only marina and it is located on the northeastern coast. It has 150 moorings, which is a rather modest figure, especially in high season. We therefore recommend reserving your mooring in advance. However, if you’re an experienced sailor, or choose a skippered boat hire, you can choose to drop anchor in one of Formentera’s many beautiful coves. This is the most popular option amongst visitors, as you can avoid mooring costs and wake up each day to a different view and witness some spectacular sunrises.
You can enjoy nautical activities, such as swimming, diving, fishing and kayaking, in hidden spots such as Sahona Cove. The blue-green sea is an ideal place for snorkeling, as the area has actually been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has helped to protect its gorgeous natural environment. Another great place for snorkeling are the natural pools of Can Marriog, which house magnificent underwater caves.
Aside from enjoying sailing in the beautiful natural environment, you can enjoy the lively nightlife scene, sunbathe on the white sandy coasts or pamper yourself with a therapeutic mud spa treatment.
Street markets are another integral part of the culture, and definitely worth visiting, with a wealth of local handcrafted goods available. The most famous markets are San Francesc and La Mola. San Francesc market is located in the city centre, and open every day; here you’ll find a wealth of trinkets, jewelry and decorative pieces. La Mola market is open every Wednesday until 10pm and there are always concerts and street performers around, making for an exciting experience.
Formentera’s beaches are the main tourist attractions, and the perfect places to rest, sunbathe or take part in some sports during your sailing holiday.
Although only just 500 metres long, it is one of the Mediterranean’s most spectacular beaches, its typical blue-green sea, fine white sand and a rocky backdrop. In addition to its undeniable beauty, it is clean and has is very shallow, allowing you to walk a few metres into the sea without even getting your knees wet – perfect for paddling!
Is a scenic cove, surrounded by rocky cliffs. It can be reached by steps down from the cliff, and is rather secluded. If you’re a fan of snorkelling, you’ll be amazed by the abundant marine life, with a variety of species such as crabs and lobsters.
Is a small and idyllic beach can be easily reached by boat from Formentera. It has no human settlement, and construction is banned, making this a true natural paradise.
Why not immerse yourself in the local environment, and try the delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Take a walk round the San Francesc area, near the church and you’ll find many bars and restaurants where fish, shellfish, rice and paella are served fresh every day.
If you want to see the island at its liveliest, visit on the 16th of July, which is the day of the Virgen del Carmen, and when Formentera’s most popular festival is celebrated.
Visit Formentera on a skippered yacht or boat charter and experience one of the most enriching holidays that the Mediterranean has to offer. Sail to a different port or marina every day and enjoy sailing or visit the nearby Balearic Islands of Menorca, Ibiza or Mallorca. Hire a boat in Formentera, you will not regret it!
Enjoying long charter seasons due to a warm mediterranean climate, an average annual temperature of 18ºC and average highs of 22ºC, yacht charter in Formentera can be recommended as early as April and as late as November. This could also be a great option for avoiding the summer crowds. Sea temperatures vary from 14ºC in the winter to an extremely pleasant 26ºC in the summer. This part of spain also has some of the country's highest average wind speeds, providing strongs breezes year round, making it possible to travel great distances and make the most of your yacht charter in Formentera.
In Formentera, monthly average temperatures during the peak months are:
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For a yacht charter holiday in Formentera during the high season:
The ferry company Balearia links the harbours of Dénia in Spain and Formentera with no need to travel through the island of Ibiza. However, during the low season this is not possible. As Formentera does not have an airport, the only way to reach the island is to travel to Ibiza and from there take a ferry.
There are a number of options for travel to Ibiza:
Arrival by air is the most convenient way to reach the island. Ibiza’s San Jose Airport welcomes scheduled domestic and international flights daily as well as many charter flights. The airport is especially busy during the summer when the tourist crowds arrive.
You can reach Ibiza by ferry from Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Dénia, or one of the other Balearic Islands. The main ferry companies providing regular routes to Ibiza are Balearia and Trasmediterranea, and ferries usually dock at the ports of Ibiza, Santa Eulalia, and San Antonio.
From Ibiza, a number of ferry companies make the 25 minute journey between Ibiza and the port of La Savina in Formentera, including: Mediterránea Pitiusa, Trasmapi, and Balearia.
We have over 10,000 boats available throughout the world, including Formentera although you will not be able to find all of them on our web. Contact us and we will send you a budget.