Palma De Mallorca

All the information you will ever need to enjoy your time in Palma De Mallorca!

Welcome to Mallorca!

Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the Balearic Islands and also one of the major yachting hubs in the Mediterranean. Here you will find large superyacht marinas, shipyards, crew agencies, crew training schools, a handful of crew houses and basically any other yachting service, you can ever dream of.

For yacht crew it is close to being the perfect destination to be based out of. Most marinas are located nearby shopping, nightlife and restaurants, perhaps with the exception of Puerto Portals and Port Adriano. The city itself has a great city vibe and is nothing less than breathtakingly beautiful! You will really enjoy your stay here, in particular on your days off, when you can explore the mountains, the old villages and of course the many beaches surrounding Mallorca. It is no wonder why so many yachties decided to call this little Mediterranean gem of an island home. There is little doubt that you will be leaving a rather large piece of your heart behind come the day, when you throw the lines and sail out through the Bay of Palma while watching the city and its’ cathedral with the mountains as a backdrop.

For those looking to find work or to get started in yachting, Palma is also a brilliant choice considering the large amount of crew agencies found here, the reasonably priced options for crew housing, crew training facilities, ease of networking and of course the large amount of yachts pulling in and out of port – all while being able to enjoy life to the fullest…  On the flipside many marinas are gated, yet most dockwalkers seem to be able to manage to hand out CVs, find daywork and for some that elusive permanent gig on the yacht of their dreams!

This little mini-guide was written to help you find your way around the city and to get settled in as smoothly as possible;

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Palma De Mallorca Information

1 Reserve crew house well in advance

The yachting hubs get very busy during the season with crew houses known to be fully booked from the end of March throughout June-ish. If you decide to stay in a crew house, then it is vital to make a reservation as soon as you know when you will be going. Make sure to bring a printed confirmation. A listing of crew houses can be found in the “Crew Houses”-section. Alternatively, you also have the option of staying in a hostel. HostelWorld is a brilliant tool to help you find the most suitable hostels for soon-to-be-yachties.

2 Passport- and visa copy

Keep with you a laminated copy of your passport and any visa you may be required. This way you limit the risk of being stuck overseas without any sort of ID. Include your emergency contact numbers on the backside – and possibly also your blood type.

  1. Credit Card numbers

Make a note of your credit card numbers and the related lost/stolen telephone help line. You can leave them on a note with your family, for instance.

4 Local Transport

This is usually pretty easy although during the evenings or on public holidays public transportation can be somewhat limited. Tell the driver where you need to go, and he will normally let you know where to get off.

Watch your belongings when using public transportation. Several cases of crew having lost bags, phones etc. have been reported in the past.

The public transport around Mallorca is actually quite good;

  • city buses (EMT)
  • island-wide buses (TIB)
  • public train line serving Inca and Manacor
  • scenic tourist train Palma – Sóller, where you can connect to Port de Sollèr via the vintage tram
  • ferries to Menorca, Ibiza, Barcelona, Valencia and Toulon
  • Airport:

On the Palma de Mallorca Airport website you will find updated flight info along with other practical information about the airport itself and how to get to and from the airport.

  • Bus:

To get into Palma from the airport get on Line 1 Airport–Palma.

Buses operate between 06.30 to 22.10h in direction of Palma and 05.30 to 21.30h in direction of the airport. A single fare is 5 Euros for non-residents. The bus stops just outside the arrivals and departures with easy access to both.

Fares within the city are 2 Euros or 1.50 if you buy a 10-journey prepaid card. All bus schedules can be found on the EMT Palma website.

If you are looking to go dockwalking in Puerto Portals (Line 108N) and/or Port Adriano (Line 106N) you will need to get on the red/yellow TIB intercity bus, which operates between the main bus station underneath Plaza España and via the Paseo Maritimo (the port) to either of the two ports. All schedules and routes are listed here. Bus fares vary depending on your destination. Tickets are 40% cheaper when purchased in the bus station.

  • Taxi:

Airport taxis are found to the right of the pedestrian escalator just outside the arrivals terminal. The price into the city is approximately 18 Euros plus luggage- and night supplements. Taxis are usually plentiful but if not, they can be reached at

  • Train:

There are three different lines operating from underneath Plaza España;

All lines stop in Poligono Marratxí, where you find the Bluewater training facilities.

Additionally, the Ferrocarril de Sóller vintage train serves the very scenic route to Sóller from where you connect to Puerto de Sóller via the tram service. This makes for a great day of exploring. The Saturday market (8-14.00h) in Sóller followed by seaside lunch and drinks in the port is a Mallorca classic and a must-do!

  • Uber: Not available in Palma
  1. ATMs:

A few good pointers to how you can save money / avoid being scammed when using ATMs and shopping with your bank card overseas;

– ALWAYS withdraw in LOCAL currency (US$ in US, EUROS in EU/Euro zone, GBP in UK, Rand in South Africa, Swiss Francs in Switzerland etc.)

– ALWAYS decline conversion (leave it to your own bank)

– ALWAYS pay good attention to the transaction fee – in particular in areas with lots of nightlife. (one yachty experienced being charged 50 USD in Cancun just to withdraw 100 USD!!!)

– Some ATMs will offer quite large amounts (to make a larger profit from the transaction). In such case, see what your alternative options are.

Check out this great explanatory video where you will see how it works in real life. Potentially, it will save you a lot of money!

 

 

6 Get a local SIM card

Getting yourself set up with a local telephone number is not strictly required. Yet, people prefer to call local numbers rather than overseas numbers despite everyone being on WhatsApp these days. Furthermore, you may avoid any roaming charges associated with your current provider.

In Spain many yachties use

All three providers offer pay-as-you-go plans with accumulation of unused GB.

As soon as you have a local number make sure to include it on your CV and business card as well as updating your number with any crew agencies you are signed up with.

  1. Print business cards and CVs

 

The sooner you have your CV and business cards (the Spanish call it a “Tarjeta de Visita”) printed, the sooner you will be ready to start the job hunt.

Both clip art and templates are available for free online. The very simple design above was made using Canva (which also offers great templates for your CV). They even give you the option to include nautical themes such as an anchor, a lighthouse, a compass, a sail, waves, a rising sun, a dolphin – you name it…

Alternatively, for a very minimal fee you can have a professional designer create a print-ready professional looking business card (and CVs) on FIVERR. The design below includes double-sided design and unlimited revisions. This business card was designed by a designer starting her design service at just 5 USD.

 

Make sure to include the following information:

  • Position
  • Name
  • Telephone / WhatsApp / Skype
  • Short objective / “Available for Daywork, Freelance, Deliveries, Full-time or Part Time work” – as applies to you
  • Qualifications
  • Photo (optional, although it will help the recipient remember you)
  • QR code* with link to your CV

*Free QR codes can easily be generated online. Next, download the scannable code and include it with your business card.

Your business card does not have to be the highest print quality available, but obviously the better quality the more it will stand out. Many yachties use Moo.com and VistaPrint.com. Both are great services and well-recommended. You can work on this in advance and have your business cards delivered straight to your crew house or your home address prior to traveling to Palma de Mallorca, although doing so you will not be able to include a local number.

Locally, crew have been recommending business card- and CV printing in the beginning of Carrer dels Oms (the pedestrian street connecting Las Ramblas with Plaza España). Here you will find a number of printing shops on the left side of the street. They are not expensive either.

  • Copisteria Bohigas – Carrer dels Oms 40

( Mon – Fri: 9-13.30h 16.30-19.30h Sat 10.30-13.30h)

(Mon – Fri: 9-13.30h 16.30-19.30h)

(Mon – Fri: 9-13.00h. Private appointments: 16-      19.00h)

A little closer to Santa Catalina and La Lonja you find

  • Impresrapit, Calle Baró Santa Maria del Sepulcre 7 (one of the two streets opposite the main entrance to the small El Corte Inglès) on Jaime III (Mon-Friday 9-18.00h)

How many cards and CVs to print is up to you to decide, but somewhere around 50-100 CVs and perhaps 200 business cards should do you fine to begin with. It is easy to have more printed, if necessary.

As for printing CVs, one important thing to remember is that if you work on it or make prints in a public internet café etc. always remember to delete your CV off the computer, when you are done.

  1. Get to know the ports

Finding out which ports are most popular with superyachts is essential, obviously. Pick the brains of others staying in your crew house or hostel. They will most likely know where to go. Some marinas will be way better for dockwalking than others. Some may be gated, while others may have easy access. Some may have lots of large yachts, while others are for small pleasure yachts with no professional crew on board.

And then there are the shipyards, where there is always work going on. They will usually have security by the gate, often with strict security measures. There is a good reason for that; other than providing security for their clients, with a lot of heavy machinery moving around and the type of work going on, dockwalking can be dangerous, in particular for newcomers to yachting. Generally, dockwalking is not recommended in shipyards. Instead try and meet crew in the yachty bars after work.

The following marinas and shipyards are popular with superyachts in the Balearic Islands;

  • Ibiza:
    • Port Ibiza Town
    • Marina Ibiza*
  • Palma:
    • Club de Mar*
    • Pantalán del Mediterráneo*
    • Marina Port de Mallorca*
    • Moll Vell*
    • Real Club Nautico – RCNP*
    • Astilleros**
    • STP**
    • Puerto Portals (Portals Nous)
    • Port Adriano (El Toro)

*   Gated Marina

** Gated Shipyard – for safety reasons dockwalking is not encouraged!

Job seekers will primarily be looking for work in Palma de Mallorca, which is the main yachting hub in Spain. If you are in or close by any of the other locations, you can also try your luck there.

You can use MarineTraffic to see if any new yachts have arrived or to check out how busy the various ports in your area are.

9 Networking

There is little doubt that he large majority of crew jobs goes through word of mouth. For this reason, it is really important for you to start building a good network within the industry already from Day 1.

The more people, who knows you are looking for work, the larger are your chances of finding work. It is often seen that a yacht already employing a dayworker or two needs more dayworkers the following day. In such a case the captain will nearly always ask the dayworkers if they know of anyone else, who may be available. That’s where you get in the picture, but only if you have an established network. Here are a few of ideas of how to do that;

First off, build a good reputation for yourself as being friendly and helpful – and be sociable.

  • When you do yachting courses meet up for a drink or two after training is over and connect with everyone attending the course on Facebook.
  • If you do your STCW and other entry-level training keep in touch with your fellow students.
  • Stay in a crew house instead of private accommodation.
  • If you stay in a crew house be sociable with everyone.
  • It is no secret that sailors like a drink or three. Neither is it a secret that the best way to meet yacht crew is either when dayworking or in the bars.
  • When you daywork, be friendly and sociable with everyone on board– without interfering with their work. You may run into them in the bar one of the coming days or perhaps in years from now on a different yacht!
  • Try not to miss out on any yachting events such as boat shows, crew events, webinars or crew dinners. These events will normally be announced ahead of time in the Yacht Crew Facebook groups, among others.
  • When you meet people in the industry, share your business card and within reason ask them if you may add that person on Facebook.
  • Use Facebook to build your network. Set up an account purely for yachting and add other yachties and industry professionals. Be active with posting photos etc., which gives them something to comment on. Make sure, they can tag you in job posts.
  • In the Facebook group covering your current location ask if there is anyone, who might be interested to meet up. You could ask if there is anyone from your country in town or if there is anyone interested in participating in an activity that you both share (rent a car together and go exploring for the weekend, go for a run, go to the beach, go on a hike, go to the movies, go for a drink, go to watch rugby or Champions League in a bar, go out for a pizza etc.).

After work many venture out for a drink just to get off the boat for a little while. Crew tend to frequent the same bars, no matter where in the world, they are located. Some of the more popular yachty bars in the area are;

 

  • The Corner Bar
  • Bar Cuba
  • Havana Bar
  • LAB Bar
  • Shamrock
  • Hogan’s
  • Sindi’s
  • The Anchor (Cala Mayor)
  • The Crow’s Nest (Cala Mayor)
  • Mojo Beach (Cala Mayor)

Long story short, making a good name for yourself and being proactive in your quest to build a larger network will pay off, eventually. The more people you know, the larger are the chances that work will come to you. Good luck!

  1. Weekly budget

Make your money last as long as possible. As simple as that may sound, you will have a fair few expenses including;

  • Travel insurance
  • Airfare
  • Local transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Printing of business cards and CVs
  • Mobile phone
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Training & ENG/1
  • Unforeseen expenses

Your expenses will vary all depending on the location. South of France is by far the most expensive destination in Europe, while Palma is not exactly super cheap either. Fort Lauderdale is somewhere in between.

To keep you going for as long as possible, it is really important to keep your expenses in control. A good way to make your money stretch a bit longer is to create a weekly budget for the expenses mentioned above. When you reach your weekly set budget for “beers”, then you know to kick back on that account for the next few days – or perhaps you can go all in on beers on Sunday afternoon 🙂

You can also save a fair amount of money on making your own food or sharing with others rather than going out for pizzas, kebabs and burgers.

Over in Antibes some have been using the local campsites in the past, which saved them a bunch of money. Unfortunately, camping is unavailable in Palma de Mallorca. Many end up renting a private room or share a flat with other job seeking yachties. These options are cheaper than most crew houses and hostels, but keep in mind the importance of networking, which will be limited in particular when renting a private room. If you choose to stay in a hostel or in a crew house inquire about prices prior to booking. You can find a list of crew houses and hostels in the crew house section.

There is also money to be saved on local transportation. To get around the city, you can buy a second hand bicycle or moped on Facebook or travel by bus and train instead of by taxi, even though they are not terribly expensive in Palma. Simon Chippindale has a great service offering fixed-up second hand bicycles at fair prices. His “buy-it-back”-policy is also very popular with yacht crew, so you may want to check out which bikes he has in stock. Most public transportation will offer discounts on multiple journeys or day passes so look into that. There are links posted in the “Local Transport”-section.

When it comes to printing business cards, then you can have FREE business cards printed on VistaPrint. They come with a small advert on the backside, but they do the job.

Phone plans continue to change, so it is impossible to say which one is cheapest and which one suits your needs best, but also there you can save yourself a bunch. Shop around, check online rates and if in doubt, ask on Palma Yacht Crew to see what other crew recommends.

Finding daywork is obviously a complete game changer when it comes to your budget. Suddenly, you have an income, which will make life so much easier plus you spend less if you eat on board. Keep spending your money wisely. You never know when you will find work next – it could take weeks!

Putting a number on any of the expenses mentioned above is nearly impossible, as we are all different. Some will not mind sleeping in a tent, while others may want to share an AirBnB rental apartment. Some may be partying everyday while others will meet up for a cup of coffee here and there. Some may not find any daywork at all (it is not uncommon these days, unfortunately), while others find daywork on day 1. In Palma, count on a monthly budget in the range of 1,000-1,500 Euros (not including training and medical expenses).

Watch over your money like a hawk! If you piss it away, apart from having a good time, your job hunt could come to an end much sooner.

  1. Training

Having the right credentials is key to finding a job on a yacht. In an industry that is surrounded by rules and regulations, there is just no way around it. Common for all crew, you must have your STCW/10 Basic Safety Training (sometimes referred to as STCW/95) and the ENG/1 or a similar seafarer medical certificate.

The minimum requirements to work on a yacht depend on the position you are looking for;

  • Deckhand: STCW/10, Powerboat 1+2 including VHF
  • Stewardess: STCW/10, Food & Hygiene Level 2
  • Engineer: STCW/10, AEC
  • Chef: STCW/10, Ship’s Cook Certificate

Desirable courses, which will improve your chances of finding work:

  • Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) (all crew)
  • Personal Water Craft Instructor (PWC Instructor) (Deckhands)
  • Yachtmaster Offshore (Deckhands)
  • Silver Service (Stewardesses)

If these courses are not available in your current location, you can do them in Antibes, Palma, Fort Lauderdale and UK – among others but remember to book your courses well in advance!

In the “Crew Positions” section, you can read more about which certificates are necessary to work in the position you are looking for and to progress up the ranks.

Course prices vary hugely between destinations. In countries such as South Africa, the Philippines and various Eastern European countries, you will find some of the best prices. In the UK and US prices are fairly reasonable while in Palma and Antibes some prices are at the higher end of the scale. It definitely pays to compare prices between the schools if you are on a somewhat tight budget. Do keep in mind any added travel expenses should you decide to do courses in other locations. Also make sure whether or not VAT is included in the course price. Some schools list their prices excluding VAT.

There are a number of training schools in Palma. All of them have a good reputation, and prices are mostly about the same. Some may offer you 10% Palma Yacht Crew discount off some courses, but you will have to inquire directly.

Courses available locally include (but are not limited to)

  • STCW/10 (English or Spanish)
  • Powerboat Level 1+2
  • Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean
  • Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)
  • PWC Proficiency / Instructor
  • GMDSS
  • OOW modules
  • AEC 1
  • Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2
  • Silver Service
  • U.E.S.T. interior modules
  • Medical training

Below, you find a list of schools conducting courses for yacht crew in Palma;

STCW:

Bluewater Yachting (English)

Escuela del Mar (Español)

Seascope Maritime (English)

Sovren Nautical Academy (English)

INTERIOR:

VIP Service School

Yachting Butler Academy

DECK:

Balearic Sea School Mallorca (RYA)

Bluewater Yachting

Crew Training Solutions ((IYT)

Deep Blue Sea Training (RYA)

Escuela del Mar (Español)

Nautica Pro (Español)

Palma Sea School (RYA)

Pollensa Training (RYA)

Seascope Maritime (RYA)

Solaris Sailing (RYA)

Sovren Nautical Academy (RYA)

ENGINEERING:

Bluewater Yachting

Nautica Pro

Palma Sea School

Tradewinds Engineering – marine refrigeration

CHEF Training:

Galley Club

MEDICAL Training:

Bluewater Yachting (MCA)

Club de Mar Medical (MCA)

Escuela del Mar (Español)

Medical Support Offshore (MCA)

You have many other alternatives to these training providers in other locations, including in France, UK, South Africa, US, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, just to name a few. In Eastern Europe prices are known to be less than half of those in Antibes, Barcelona and Palma, why for Eastern European crew in particular there is money to be saved there.

If you have any questions, remember you can always ask on Palma Yacht Crew!

Good luck to you – and enjoy Mallorca!

Crew houses fill up quickly, so make sure to reserve a bed as soon as you know when you will be arriving. Do notice that in many cases your deposit is non-refundable. Make sure to have a confirmation saved on your phone.

Below is a list of places that specialise in crew accommodation.

CREW HOUSES

The Boat House Palma
Plaza San Antonio 4 – Principal (Old Town)
Tel: +34 634 357 690
Email: info@theboathousepalma.com
Web: www.theboathousepalma.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crewaccommodations/

Volta Dos
Carrer de la Volta de la Merce nr 2 bel 1-b
Tel: +34 664 583 654 (ask for Michele)
Email: Voltadospalma@gmail.com
Web: www.voltados.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VOLTADOS/

The Yogi Crew House
Carrer de la Volta de la Merce 2
Tel: +34 664 583 654 (ask for Michelle)
Email: voltadospalma@gmail.com
Web: www.yogicrewhouse.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yogisandyachties

Casa del Mar
C/ Passeig de Escollera 7
Tel: +34 971 725 445

NB: To stay in the above crew houses, you are required to present either your Seaman’s Book, yachting CV or your STCW certificate

HOSTELS

Staying in a hostel is a good alternative to crew houses and private accommodation, in particular when these often fill up well in advance. HostelWorld offers a brilliant service listing all hostels including their prices, descriptions, location and ratings.

Hostal Pura Vida

Carrer Sant Sebastia 2

Tel: 635 027 871

www.pura-vida-mallorca.com

Hostal Apuntadores

Carrer Apuntadors 8

07012, Palma de Mallorca

Tel: 971 713 491

www.apuntdoreshostal.com

Hostal Corona

Josep Villalonga 22

07012, Palma de Mallorca

Tel: 971 731 935

www.hostal-corona.com

Hostal Terramar

Plaza de la Mediterràneo

07014, Palma de Mallorca

Tel: 971 739 931

www.palma-hostales.com

Hostal Ritzi

Calle Apuntadores 6

Palma de Mallorca

Tel: 971 714 610

www.hostalritzi.com

Palma Port Hostel

Calle Son Catlaret 5

Palma de Mallorca

Tel: 628 630 847 or 971 416 494

www.palmaporthostel.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PalmaPortHostel/Urban Hostel

Urban Hostel

Plaça de la Verge del Miracle 4

Santa Catalina

07013 Palma de Mallorca

Tel: +34 607797072

booking@urbanhostelpalma.com

www.urbanhostelpalma.es

PROPERTY AGENCIES

Accommodation Palma

C/Annibal, 25 bjs , Santa Catalina

07013, Palma de Mallorca

Tel: +34 871933952

Email: info@accommodationpalma.com

Web: https://www.accommodationpalma.com

Captain and Crew Rentals Palma

Carrer Conquistador, 2bjs, 07001 Palma

TEL: + 34 971 81 01 76 / +34 648 788 401

Email: info@captainandcrew.rentals

Web: www.captainandcrew.rentals

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RentalsMallorca/

Kingsber Crew Support

Tel: +34 618 989 848

Email: sally@kingsbercrewsupport.com / Francesca@kingsbercrewsupport.com

Web: www.kingsbercrewsupport.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kingsber-Crew-Support-428693721034169

Properties Palma / Sonja Petricevic

Tel: 610 935 181

Email: pmiapartments8@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/rentapartmentpalmademallorca/

BOOKING WEBSITES with ROOMS etc.

Idealista

Milanuncios

Fotocasa

Getting around Mallorca is generally pretty easy. During the evenings or on public holidays public transportation can be somewhat limited, however. Tell the driver where you need to go, and he will normally let you know where to get off.

As nearly anywhere in the world, when you use public transport, please

Watch your belongings! Several cases of crew having lost bags, phones etc. have been reported in the past.

With that said, the public transport around Mallorca is actually quite good and safe. You will find the following options;

  • city buses (EMT)
  • island-wide buses (TIB)
  • public train line serving Inca and Manacor
  • scenic tourist train Palma – Sóller, where you can connect to Port de Sollèr via the vintage tram
  • ferries to Menorca, Ibiza, Barcelona, Valencia and Toulon

AIRPORT

On the Palma de Mallorca Airport website you will find updated flight info along with other practical information about the airport itself and how to get to and from the airport.

General Info:   – www.aena.es/en/palma-mallorca-airport/airlines.html

Flight Info:        – www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/infovuelos/en/

BUS

To get into Palma from the airport get on Line 1 Airport–Palma. The bus stop is located after the taxis when exiting the Arrivals.

To get to or from the airport on Bus #1:

  • STP/Astilleros and Santa Catalina get on/off opposite Bar Cuba.
  • The rest of the port get on/off at Paseo Maritimo, but mention the name of the marina to the driver as the Paseo has numerous stops.
  • La Lonja (Bluewater Yachting / Corner Bar) get on/off at Paseo Mallorca
  • The city centre get on/off at Plaza España

Buses operate between 06.30 to 22.10h in direction of Palma and 05.30 to 21.30h in direction of the airport. A single fare is 5 Euros for non-residents. The bus stops just outside the Departures and Arrivals with easy access to both.

The bus- and train station with connections to all other destinations on the island is located beneath Plaza España

Fares within the city are 2 Euros or 1.50 if you buy a 10-journey prepaid card. All bus schedules can be found on the EMT Palma website.

If you are looking to go dockwalking in Puerto Portals (Line 108N) and/or Port Adriano (Line 106N) you will need to get on the red/yellow TIB intercity bus, which operates between the main bus station underneath Plaza España and via the Paseo Maritimo (the port) to either of the two ports. All schedules and routes are listed here. Bus fares vary depending on your destination. Tickets are 40% cheaper when purchased in the bus station.

You can find bus schedules here:

– Palma:                        www.emtpalma.es

– Rest of the Island: www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/inici

TAXI

Airport taxis are found to the right of the pedestrian escalator just outside the arrivals terminal. The price into the city is approximately 18 Euros plus luggage- and night supplements. Taxis are usually plentiful but if not, they can be reached at

Taxi Numbers in other parts of Mallorca:

  • Alcúdia: 971 549 870 / 971 549 766
  • Andratx: 971 136 398
  • Calvia: 971 134 700 / 971 680 970
  • Inca taxis: 971 881 020
  • Sóller taxis: 971 638 484

A taxi fare to/from the airport is about 20 Euros to the ports in Palma and the city centre. Rates outside the city will vary depending on distance.

Buses operate between 06.30 to 22.10h in direction of Palma and 05.30 to 21.30h in direction of the airport. A single fare is 5 Euros for non-residents. The bus stops just outside the Departures and Arrivals with easy access to both.

UBER

Not available on Mallorca

TRAIN

There are three different lines operating from underneath Plaza España;

All lines stop in Poligono Marratxí, where you find the Bluewater training facilities.

Additionally, the Ferrocarril de Sóller vintage train serves the very scenic route to Sóller from where you connect to Puerto de Sóller via the tram service. This makes for a great day of exploring. The Saturday market (8-14.00h) in Sóller followed by seaside lunch and drink in the port is a Mallorca classic and a must-do!

MOBIPALMA

The free MobiPalma app is really useful for anyone using public transport and/or own transport in Palma. With it you can

  • keep up to date with current schedules
  • calculate routes around the city using public transport
  • find the closest bus stops and check the arrival time
  • stay updated with the bus arrival times
  • locate the closest taxi stops
  • locate free BiciPalma public bicycles (you need to register first)
  • find parking in Palma
  • compare price between parking
  • check the traffic congestion of the main roads of the city

Available on AppStore and Google Play

TOURIST INFORMATION

  • Mallorca Tourist Information Service (OIT – Oficines d’Informacio Turistica de Mallorca):

Address: Plaça de la Reina 2

Tel: 971 173 990

WhatsApp: 699 294 742

Email: oit@conselldemallorca.net

Web: www.infomallorca.net

Hours: Mon-Fri 10-17.00 / Sat 09.00-15.00 / Sun closed

  • OIT Airport

Location: Arrivals

Tel: 971 789 556

Email: iota@conselldemallorca.net

Web: www.infomallorca.net

Hours: Mon-Sat 09.00-16.00 / Sunday 09.00-13.30

The tourist office can help you with local advice, free maps and information on attractions and public transport on the island.

OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION:

A number of private websites are packed with useful information. It is also recommended to follow their Facebook and Instagram pages. These three are among the most popular:

Palma offers a fairly wide variety of training options for crew. All required courses are available for those looking to start out in yachting, while more experienced crew has the option to attend OOW and / or Master modules, Engineering courses and interior training courses, including G.U.E.S.T. modules.

DECK;

  • Escuela del Mar (Español)                                            www.escueladelmar.net
  • Nautica Pro (Español)                                                    www.natutica.pro
  • Palma Sea School (RYA)                                                 www.palmaseaschool.com
  • Pollensa Training (RYA)                                                  www.pollensatraining.com
  • Solaris Sailing (RYA)                                                         www.solarissailing.com

ENGINEERING;

  • Nautica Pro (Español)                                                       www.nautica.pro
  • Palma Sea School                                                               www.palmaseaschool.com

INTERIOR;

  • VIP Service School                                                              www.vipserviceschool.com

CHEF Training;

  • Galley Club                                                                             www.thegalleyclub.com

MEDICAL Training;

In Spain you find a fairly large number of crew agencies, nearly all located in Palma de Mallorca. As always, make sure to register online with any agency before making an appointment. For further information about how to work with crew agencies, please visit the “Crew Agency”-page here on Palma Yacht Crew.com

A-Z Yachting*                           Palma                www.a-zyachting.com

Alba Crew                                  Palma                www.albacrewpl.com

Angels On Board                     Palma               www.angels-on-board.com

Bluewater Yachting*             Palma                www.bluewateryachting.com

Crew & Concierge*                 Palma                www.crewandconcierge.com

Crew Network*                        Palma                www.crewnetwork.com

Earth & Sea Elite

Lifestyle Management*       Palma                www.earthandsearecruitment.com

El Crew Co                                 Palma                www.elcrewco.com

Elite Chefs                                 Palma                www.elite-chefs.com

Elite Crew International     Barcelona         www.elitecrewintl.com

Flow Yacht Crew                     Palma                www.flowyachtcrew.com

Global Crew Services*          Palma                www.globalcrewservices.com

Hill Robinson Crew*              Palma                www.hrcrew.com

Invisible Crew                          Palma                www.invisiblecrew.com

KT Yacht Services                   Palma                www.ktyachtservices.com

Luxury Yacht Group*             Palma                www.luxyachts.com

Mymuybueno*                         Palma                www.mymuybuenointerior.com

www.mymuybuenoprivatechefs.com

www.mymuybuenocaptains.com

Rooster Recruitment           Palma                  www.roosterrecruitment.com

Sovren Crew*                           Palma                www.sovrencrew.com

Van Allen Crew                         Palma                www.leticiayachtcrew.com

*MLC compliant agencies

PLEASE HELP us keep this list of crew agencies up to date. It is no secret agencies come and go, so if you know of a new one or spot a link that is not working, please contact Palma Yacht Crew at Molin@palmayachtcrew.com .

MARINAS in PALMA DE MALLORCA

  • Club de Mar

Tel: 971 403 611

Email: secretaria@clubdemar-mallorca.com

Web: www.clubdemar-mallorca.com

Location: 39º 33’22’’N / -002º 37’45’’E

Max Length: 350M

Depth: 10M

Berths: 575

  • Marina Palma Cuarentena

Tel: 971 454 395

Email: recepcion@marinapalma.com

Web: www.marinapalma.com

Location: 39º 33’40’’N / -002º 37’6’’E

Max Length: 60M

Depth: 7M

Berths: 70

  • Marina Port de Mallorca

Tel: 971 289 693

VHF: Ch.9

Email: recepcion@portdemallorca.com

Web: www.portdemallorca.com

Location: 39º 33’49’’N / -002º 37’48’’E

Max Length: 50M

Depth: 7M

Berths: 200

  • Marina Moll Vell

Tel: 971 716 332

Email: palma@mollvell.com

Web: www.mollvell.com/en/

Location: 39º 33’59’’N / -002º 38’33’’E

Max Length: 42M

Depth: 5M

Berths: 25

  • Marina Naviera Balear

Tel: 971 454 455

Email: info@navierabalear.com

Web: www.navierabalear.com

VHF: Ch.9

Location: 39º 33’30’’N / -002º 38’00’’E

Max Length: 30M

Depth: 3M

  • Pantalan del Mediterraneo

Tel: 971 458 211

Email: info@pantalanmediterraneo.com

Web: www.pantalanmediterraneo.com

Location: 39º 33’42’’N / -002º 37’48’’E

Max Length: 128M

Depth: 7M

Berths: 61

  • Real Club Nautico de Palma

Tel: 971 726 848

VHF: Ch.9

Email: info@rcnp.es / secretaria@rcnp.es

Web: www.rcnp.es

Location: 39º 33’52’’N / -002º 38’20’’E

Max Length: 35M

Depth: 7M or 1.5 – 4m

Berths: 971

OTHER MARINAS in Mallorca:

  • Port Cala Nova

Tel: 971 402 512

Email: info@portcalanova.com

Web: www.portcalanova.com/en

Location: 39º 54’N / -002º 59’E ??

Max Length: 25M

Berths: 172

  • Puerto Portals

Tel: 971 171 100

Email: info@puertoportals.com

Web: www.puertoportals.com

Location: 39º 32’N / -002º 35’E

Max Length: 60M

Depth: 4.5 – 7.5M

Berths: 650

  • Port Adriano

Tel: 971 232 494

Email: info@portadriano.com

Web: www.portadriano.com

Location: 39º 29’21’’N / -002º 28’40’’E

Max Length: 80M

Depth: 7M

Berths: 480

  • Club de Vela Puerto de Andratx

Tel: 971 671 721 / 971 672 337

VHF: Ch.9 / 16

Email: info@cvpa.es

Web: www.cvpa.es

Location: 39º 32’41’’N / -002º 23’05’’E

Max Length: 36M

Depth: 2-2.5M

Berths: 475

  • Puerto de Sóller

Tel: 971 186 129

VHF: Ch.8 and 9

Email: port.soller@portsib.es

Location: 39º 47’41.7’’N / -002º 41’21.3’’E

Max Length: 15M

Depth: 2-3M

Berths: 465

  • Marina Tramontana – Port de Sóller

Tel: 971 632 960 / 671 037 671

VHF: Ch.9

Email: info@marinatramontana-portdesoller.com

Web: www.marinatramontana-portdesoller.es

Location: 39º 47’41.7’’N / -002º 41’21.3’’E

Max Length: 60M

Depth: 4-5.5M

Berths:45

  • Alcudiamar

Tel: 971 546 000 / 971 546 004

VHF: Ch.9

Email:alcudiamar@alcudiamar.es

Web: www.alcudiamar.es

Location: 39º 49’58.1’’N / -003º 08’20.3’’E

Max Length: 30M

Depth: 2-4M

Berths: 745

  • Real Club Náutic Port de Pollença

Tel: 971 864 635 / 971 864 636

VHF: Ch.9

Email: oficinal@rcnpp.es / via website

Web: www.rcnpp.es

Location: 39º 54’05”N /  -003º 05’-5”E

Max Length: 25M

Depth: 2.7M

Berths: 375

  • Cala d’Or Marina

Tel: 971 657 068 / 971 657 070

VHF: Ch.9

Email: info@marinacalador.es

Web: www.marinacalador.es

Location: 39º 22’09.5’’N  / -003º 13’21.9’’E

Max Length: 26M

Depth: 4M

Berths: 563

  • Club Náutico Sa Rápita

Tel: 971 640 001

VHF: Ch.9

Email: Puerto@cnrapita.es

Web: www.cnrapita.es

Location: 39º 21′ N / 02º 57′ E

Max Length: 20M

Depth: 3M

Berths: 476

SHIPYARDS in Palma:

  • Astilleros

Tel: 971 710 645

Email: info@astillerosdemallorca.com

Web: www.astillerosdemallorca.com

Location: 39º33’59N / -002º 38’22’’E

Max Length: 120M

Depth: 7.5M

Berths: 53

  • STP

Tel: 971 214 747

Email: info@stp-palma.com

Web: www.stp-palma.com

Location: 39º 33’50’’N / -002º 38’23’’E

Max Length: 120M

Depth: 7.5M

Berths: 53

MARINAS & SHIPYARDS IN SPAIN (other than Mallorca)

The following marinas and shipyards are also popular with superyachts in

  • Barcelona
    • Port Forum*
    • Port Vell*
    • MB92**
    • Vilanova Grand Marina*
  • Tarragona
    • Port Tarraco*
  • Ibiza
    • Port Ibiza Town
    • Marina Ibiza*
  • Valencia
    • Marina Juan Carlos
    • Marina Valencia “T” dock*
  • Alicante
    • Marina Alicante
  • Marbella
    • Puerto Banus

*   Gated Marina

** Gated Shipyard – for safety reasons dockwalking is not encouraged

You can use MarineTraffic to see how busy the various ports in your area are.

MEDICAL SERVICES (English speaking) & PHARMACIES

  • Emergency 112
  • National Poison Control  +34 915 620 420
  • Doctor Search – Balearics:  https://www.mallorcamedicos.com/en
  • Pharmacy Search – Balearics:  https://www.cofib.es/es/mapes_cercador.aspx

CHIROPRACTORS:

  • Chiropractic Center Jake Smith

Address: Avenida Argentina, 51 Bajos-Izq (Santa Catalina)

Tel: +34 971 454 760 / +34 635 886 874

Email: info@drjakesmith.com

Web:  www.drjakesmith.com

DENTISTS:

  • Emergency Dentist: 961 496 199
  • Centro Medico Porto Pi (Languages: ESP/ENG/GER)

Tel: 971 707 055

Email: dentists@medizincheck.com

Web: www.centromedicoportopi.es/en/department-en/dentist/

  • Santa Ponsa Dental (Languages: ESP/ENG/POL)

Address: Avenida del Rey Jaime I, 108, 07180, Santa Ponsa

Tel: 971 694 071

Email: hforge@santaponsadental.com

Web: www.santaponsadental.com

  • Clinica Mar Dental (Languages: ESP/ENG/GER/DAN/SWE/FRE/ITA)

Address: C/ Llaüt 3, 07610 Playa de Palma

Tel: 971 268 390

Email: clinicamardentalmallorca@gmail.com

Web: www.clinicamardental.com

DERMATOLOGISTS:

  • Dr Elisabeth Masgrau. Dermatologia 2000

Address: Calle de Menorca, 5, 07011 Palma

Tel: +34 971 73 86 06

Web:  www.dramasgrau.es

  •       Dr. Med. Jens Löhnert (ENG/GER)

Address: Calle Porto Pí, 8, 1b, 07015 Palma de Mallorca

Tel: +34 971 70 70 55

Email: info@derma-clinic-palma.com

Web: www.derma-clinic-palma.com/en and www.centromedicoportopi.es/en/doctor/dr-jens-loehnert/

  • Clinca Rotger

Address: C/Santiago Rusiñol, 9 – Vía Roma, 3 , 07012  Palma de Mallorca

Tel: +34 971 448 550

Email: international.rtg@quironsalud.es

Web: https://www.clinicarotger.com/en/specialities-clinic-rotger-hospital-mallorca/dermatology-clinica-rotger/

DOCTORS (GP & ENG/1):

  • Locate a doctor: 1003
  • Club de Mar Medical (ENG/1) (Languages: ENG)

Av Gabriel Roca / Calle Ses Rafaletes, 1 Edificio B, Planta PR, Local 2, IZQ (left), Porto Pi

Tel: 971 703 391 / 639 949 125 (GP)

Email: info@clubdemarmedical.com

Web: www.clubdemarmedical.com

  • British Medical Centre (ENG/1) (Languages: ENG)

Dr. Amit K. Bajpai

Calle Ses Planas, 7 Bajo, Palmanova

Tel. 971 683 511 / Mobile 650 249 952

Email: clinic@britishmedicalcentre.com

Web: www.britishmedicalcentre.com

DOCTORS (GP):

  • Locate a doctor: 1003
  • Centro Medico Porto Pi (Languages: ESP/ENG/GER)

Calle Porto Pi 8, 1a + 1b

Tel: 971 707 055

Email: info@centromedicoportopi.es

Web: www.centromedicoportopi.es/en/

  • Stoma Medical (Languages: ENG)

Calle Tudo 11, Son Ferrer

Tel:  871 201 007

Email: info@drstoma.com / dr.michael.stoma@gmail.com

Web: www.stomamedical.es/english/

GYNAECOLOGISTS:

  • Clinica RotgerAddress: C/Santiago Rusiñol, 9 – Vía Roma, 3 , 07012  Palma de MallorcaTel: +34 971 448 520Email: international.rtg@quironsalud.esWeb: https://www.clinicarotger.com/en/specialities-clinic-rotger-hospital-mallorca/gynaecology-and-obstetrics-clinica-rotger/
  • Palma Clinic / Dr Nele Braun (ENG/GER)

Tel: +34 971 905 202 – Urgencies +34 645 192 276

Email: gynaecology@palma-clinic.com

Web: https://www.palma-clinic.com/en/mallorca-doctors/gynaecologists

HOSPITALS:

  • Hospital Son Espases

Carretera de Valldemossa 79

Tel: 871 205 000

Web: www.hospitalsonespases.es

  • Hospital Juaneda Miramar

Camí de la Vileta 30

Tel: 971 767 000

Web: www.juaneda.es

  • Clinica Rotger

C/Santiago Rusiñol, 9 – Vía Roma, 3

Tel: 971 448 500

Web: www.clinicarotger.com

  • Hospital de la Creu Roja Espanyola

Calle de Pons I Gallarza 90

Tel: 971 751 445

Web: www.hcrpalma.es

  • Hospital Palmaplanas

Camí dels Reis 308

Tel: 971 918 000

Web: www.quironsalud.es

OSTEOPATHS:

  • Care 4 Health

Port Calanova, San Augustin, Palma de Mallorca

Tel: +34 635 809 606 / +34 605 708 441

Email: joe@carefourhealth.com / miguel@carefourhealth.com

PHARMACY 24h:

  • Pharmacy Search – Balearics:  https://www.cofib.es/es/mapes_cercador.aspx
  • Farmacia Balanguera

Carrer de la Balanguera 15

Tel: 971 458 788

Web: www.farmaciabalanguera.com 

  • Farmacia March

Avenida Joan Miro 186, Porto Pi

Tel: 971 402 133

Country Code Spain:                                           0034

Emergency Services:

  • ALL Emergencies                                       112

AMBULANCE (Ambulancia)

  • Ambulance                                                  061 or 112

FIRE BRIGADE (Bomberos)

  • Fire Brigade:                                               080 or 112
  • Rest of Mallorca:                                       085
  • Police – please see below
  • Maritime and Coast Guard Rescue:  112 / 900 202 202 / 971 724 562 / VHF 16

POLICE (Policia)

  • Police Emergency                                      091
  • La Guardia Civil                                          062 / 971 731 100
  • Local Police                                                  092 / 971 225 500
  • National Police                                            971 225 200
  • Tourist Police “SATE”                                971 494 219 /  971 266 262 ( ENG / GER / FR / IT )                                                                                                                Email: Mallorca.cdplayaparticipacion@policia.es
  • Web: policia.es

PORT

  • Port Authority                                                971 228 150
  • Harbour Master:                                           971 711 371
  • Customs                                                           971 711 167 / 971 725 997
  • Immigration (Mon-Fri 8-14.00)               971 708 212 / 225  or 630 825 311 (mobile)

Email:  Mallorca.cpuerto@policia.es / Mallorca.pdeportivos@policia.es

For Port Authority contact numbers in Formentera, Ibiza and Menorca: Ports de Balears

CONSULATES and SCHENGEN VISA:

  • Great Britain:                              Tel: 933 666 200         Email: spain.consulate@fco.gov.uk
  • Ireland:                                          Tel: 971 719 244         Email: consuladodeirlanda@marroero-henning.com
  • Germany:                                      Tel: 971 707 737         Email: info@palma.diplo.de
  • France:                                           Tel: 971 730 30            Email:  agenceconsulairepalma@gmail.com
  • Italy:                                                Tel: 971 097 013          Email: maiorca.onario@esteri.it
  • Sweden:                                        Tel: 971 725 492          Email:  mallorca@consuladosuecia.com
  • US:                                                   Tel: 971 403 707          Email: pmagency@state.gov

Other Consulates in Palma: www.embassypages.com/city/palmademallorca

OTHER NATIONALITIES in selected locations around Spain:

  • Australia:

– Barcelona:                                     Tel: 933 623 792          Email:  ausconbcn@gmail.com

– Madrid:                                            Tel: 913 536 600          Email:  madrid.embassy@dfat.gov.au

  • Canada:

– Barcelona:                                      Tel: 932 703 614          Email: bcina@international.gc.ca

– Madrid:                                             Tel: 913 828 400          Email: mdrid@international.gc.ca

  • New Zealand

– Madrid:                                             Tel: 915 230 226          Email:  Madrid@embajadanuevazelanda.com

  • Philippines

– Barcelona:                                       Tel: 930 267 007          Email: philconsulatebcn@gmail.com

– Madrid:                                              Tel: 917 823 830          Email: info@philembassymadrid.com

  • South Africa

– Madrid:                                              Tel: 914 363 780          Email: Madrid.embassy@dirco.gov.za

For all other nationalities and nationalities mentioned above with diplomatic representations in other Spanish locations:  www.embassypages.com/spain

SEAFARER HELP LINES

Do you have a problem and in need of someone to speak to? Then these free help lines for seafarers are very helpful;

  • ISWAN is a free 24 hour helpline. The SeafarerHelp Live webchat or call back service is free, confidential, multilingual, 365 days a year, wherever you are in the world.

Tel: +44 20 7323 2737

Email: help@seafarerhelp.org

Web: https://www.seafarerhelp.org

  • NAUTILUS – 24 hour helpline for Nautilus members.

Web: https://www.nautilusint.org/en/assistance/nautilus-247/

Tel (SMS): +44 (0)7860 017 119

Email: helpline@nautilus247.org

Skype (username nautilus-247)

  • YACHT CREW HELP – free multilingual & confidential helpline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whether you feel down mentally or have job related issues, Yacht Crew Help is there for you

Tel: +44 (0)20 3713 7273

Email: help@yachtcrewhelp.org

Web: www.yachtcrewhelp.org

 

  • The Crew Mess – a safe space for yacht crew suffering from alcohol or drug related problems

Tel: +44 20 7459 4066

Email: firstContact@thecrewmess.org

Web: www.thecrewmess.org

Customs                                                                       971 711 167 / 971 725 997

Harbour Master:                                                        971 711 371

Immigration                                                                971 708 212

Port Authority                                                             971 228 150

For port contact numbers in Alcudia, Formentera, Ibiza and Menorca: Ports de Balears

CONSULATES and SCHENGEN VISA:

  • Great Britain:                     933 666 200 / spain.consulate@fco.gov.uk
  • Ireland:                                 971 719 244 / consuladodeirlanda@marroero-henning.com
  • Germany:                             971 707 737 / info@palma.diplo.de
  • France:                                   971 730 301 /  agenceconsulairepalma@gmail.com
  • Italy:                                        971 097 013 / maiorca.onario@esteri.it
  • Sweden:                                971 725 492 / mallorca@consuladosuecia.com
  • US:                                          971 403 707 / pmagency@state.gov
  • Other Consulates in Palma: www.embassypages.com/city/palmademallorca

OTHER NATIONALITIES in selected locations around Spain:

  • Australia:

– Barcelona:                       933 623 792 / ausconbcn@gmail.com

– Madrid:                             913 536 600 / madrid.embassy@dfat.gov.au

  • Canada:

– Barcelona:                      932 703 614 / bcina@international.gc.ca

– Madrid:                            913 828 400 / mdrid@international.gc.ca

  • New Zealand

– Madrid:                           915 230 226 / Madrid@embajadanuevazelanda.com

  • Philippines

– Barcelona:                    930 267 007 / philconsulatebcn@gmail.com

– Madrid:                          917 823 830 / info@philembassymadrid.com

  • South Africa

– Madrid:                         914 363 780 / Madrid.embassy@dirco.gov.za

For all other nationalities and nationalities mentioned above with diplomatic representations in other Spanish locations:  www.embassypages.com/spain

STAMPING OUT of SCHENGEN:

If you are joining or getting off a yacht in Palma, and you are there on a Schengen visa, then you need to get stamped out / back into the Schengen, so your 90-day permit to stay reflects exactly how many days you have left on your visa.

What you need to do is to go to the ferry terminal behind Club de Mar. Take the escalator to the 1st floor and on the right of the building you will find the Police office (Puesto Fronterizo de la Policia Nacional). It’s open 8am – 2pm. Bring a stamped and signed (by the captain) crew list, letter from captain, boat registration details, your contract and your passport. If you are too busy to do this yourself, Estella Shipping offers this service as well for a fee.

SEAFARER HELP LINES 

Do you have a problem and in need of someone to speak to? Then these free help lines for seafarers are very helpful;

  • ISWAN is a free 24 hour helpline. The SeafarerHelp Live webchat or call back service is free, confidential, multilingual, 365 days a year, wherever you are in the world.

Tel: +44 20 7323 2737  Email: help@seafarerhelp.org Web: https://www.seafarerhelp.org

  • NAUTILUS – 24 hour helpline for Nautilus members.

Tel (SMS): +44 (0)7860 017 119    Email: helpline@nautilus247.org   Skype: Nautilus-247 Web: https://www.nautilusint.org/en/assistance/nautilus-247/

  • YACHT CREW HELP – free multilingual & confidential helpline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whether you feel down mentally or have job related issues, Yacht Crew Help is there for you!

Tel: +44 (0)20 3713 7273   Email: help@yachtcrewhelp.org    Web: www.yachtcrewhelp.org

  • The Crew Mess – a safe space for yacht crew suffering from alcohol or drug related problems

Tel: +44 20 7459 406   Email: firstContact@thecrewmess.org   Web: www.thecrewmess.org

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