SPAIN vertical sailing tour


One week sailing along Mallorca’s shores, the cradle of Deep Water Solo.
No harness, no quick draws, no rope!
Just your bathing suit, your climbing shoes and the chalk bag... and if you fall? No worries. The Balearic sea will be there to catch you as the softest and more refreshing crash pad you have ever felt.


Arrival in Palma de Mallorca

Meeting point is in Palma’s harbor. Check-in after 18:00.
Accommodation and organization of the boat for the week.

Ferrera Bay

Early wake up followed by morning sailing along Mallorca’s shores to arrive by noon at Ferrera’s bay. The place is ideal to approach deep-water solo in fact the sector named Santanyi has many easy routes on which beginners or expert climbers can have their first approach with the discipline.
The options there are just endless: crimps, holes, slopers, overhanging and vertical cliffs.
We will drop the anchor and spend the night there.

Varques bay

Also known as the legendary “Camp 4” of the island, this wonderful beach is the favorite camping spot for climbers visiting the island. We will drop the anchor right in front of the beach. There we will also find a great choice of climbing routes: some short and easy ones (up to 10-15 meters) and some hard ones even higher!

Porto Cristo

Mooring our boat in the natural harbor of Porto Cristo will allow us to easily access “Cova del Diable” and “Torre del Falcons”.

Porto Colom

The climbing spot by the lighthouse has some easy routes which aren’t higher than 8m. and have easy foot exit on top. The bravest will anyway find some hard and long routes even there.
We will than decide if to spend the night in port or in a bay close by.

Sa Nau Bay

Today we will sail quiet a bit to get to Sa Nau Bay. They say here you can find some of the best climbing on the island, mostly on holes…of any dimension!

Es Pontas and Porto Pi

Could we miss the famous line on the arch of Es Pontas climbed by Chris Sharma? Of course not!
In the area there are also lines for common humans as we are, therefore fun will be guaranteed for everyone. On our way back we will stop at Porto Pi. The site has an historical interest for the climbing community since rock climbing on the island started there in the early 80’s.
We must return to Palma’s harbor by 18:00.
Good-by Dinner at restaurant in Palma’s downtown.


Disembark in the morning before 9.00 a.m.


Minimum number of 5 participant is required.

The daily program can be unquestionably changed due to safety reasons by the skipper.

On land the Mountain Guide will lead the tours and make the decisions to guarantee the safety of the group.

Day tours are not mandatory. Each member of the crew is free to decide at which one to take part.

Life on board:

If this is your first time on a sailing boat and you don’t know what to expect, here is a brief summary of the most important things and rules you should know:

  • - On board we are a crew so cooperation and respect among crew members is important.
  • - Everyone is responsible to clean up after themselves.
  • - Team work: someone will cook, someone will cut the grocery, someone will wash the dishes…
  • - Out in the sea you may be asked to use water and electricity with moderation.
  • - WARNING: Boat life creates addiction and friendships started on a cruise may last forever!!


The crew will be composed by the Skipper, the Mountain Guide and 5/10 guests.

Skills and level requested:

Good physical shape. No particular climbing skills are required.


Double size bed or bunk bed. Accommodation will be sorted and arranged by and among guests.

Gear requested:

  • Complete personal climbing gear* (rope, harness, helmet, quick draws, spare carabiners, climbing shoes and chalk bag).
  • Backpack for daily tours/climbs/hikes.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • A warm pullover and a waterproof jacket.
  • A pair of long pants and a pair of short ones.
  • Bathing suit, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, bathing towel.

* Sport climbing gear might be necessary in case of hostile sea/weather conditions which would not allow a safe navigation. By renting a car or scooters it will be possible to go climbing to in-land sport climbing spots. There are also some sport climbing crags right by the sea which can be a good alternative to DWS for some sunset or sunrise climbing.

Rigid suitcases are forbidden!
Please use a suitcase that can be easily folded and stored once empty. It is important to save space onboard.

The trip amount includes:

  • - The skipper and accommodation on a sailing boat.
  • - The pantry (food and beverages).
  • - Bed sheets and towels.
  • - Boat fuel, harbor fees and final cleaning of the boat.

The trip amount does not include:

  • - Travel expenses to reach/leave the harbor of departure.
  • - Deposit fee of 300 euro (cash) per person as a guarantee fund which will be collected by the skipper when boarding (Saturday at 18:00) and which will be returned at the end of the trip if no damages had been made.
  • - Meals on land (Skipper cost of the meal on land will be divided among all guests).