Advices before renting a boat in Formentera

–THE WEATHER IN FORMENTERA IS VERY GOOD FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER You won’t need lots of clothes on-board. At night it might get a bit chillier, so bring long sleeves, pants and a polar fleece or rain jacket. If you plan on using the rubber dinghy provided to get off the llaut, expect to get a bit wet up to the waist, so bring you fanciest outfits only if you are going to get off at the port..

–DON’T BRING BIG OR RIGID SUITCASES, the llaüt interior space is limited. A lightweight duffel bag or backpack is ideal.

–DO NOT FORGET SUNSCREEN, sunglasses and medications that you use regularly, including motion-sickness pills (Biodramina).

–PLAN AHEAD THE MENUS: and buy everything before sailing, it is better than having to return to port for things forgotten. In the port of La Savina there are two supermarkets, a take away and several restaurants where you can get everything you will need.

If you are going to enjoy the llaüt for several days, remember that the fridge is small and the heat spoils things quickly. We suggest combining meals in bars with light dinner on the boat that are easy to prepare, do not over-complicate cooking. Additionally every llaut is provided with a portable cooler, do not forget to buy ice to use it.

–BOAT KITCHEN IS EQUIPPED WITH BASIC KITCHEN WARE FOR COOKING. We recommend easy to prepare summer-type meals such as salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit, pasta, combined with meals in the beach bars. It’s not always easy to cook on a boat and it is easier to get dizzy inside than on the deck.

–Plan your route and mark the places where you want to go Formentera is a very small island, but it can take you a couple of hours or more to go from one side of the island to the other. Llaut speed is 7 knots, approximately 13 km/h.

–Pay attention when you sail close to shore, Although the echo probe may tell you the depth is good enough, you can suddenly find unknown reefs and rocks.

–When anchoring the boat be generous with the anchor line, (3 to 4 times the depth of the water). You must calculate properly the distance because if you have boats near you could end up too close to them or even collide. Also be aware of the possible boat borneo, due to changes in wind direction. Always take references to verify that the anchor doesn’t drag along the sea bed.

–DO NOT ANCHOR THE BOAT OVER THE POSIDONIA.

–DO NOT LEAVE THE BOAT UNATTENDED. The captain is responsible for any damages.

–THE BOAT WITH CABIN IS EQUIPPED WITH BED LINEN AND BLANKETS, It also has a indoor WC and an outdoor shower (hot or cold depending on the chosen llaüt).

–DO NOT THROW ANYTHING TO WC It also has a indoor WC and an outdoor shower (hot or cold depending on the chosen llaüt). 

–MAKE RESPONSIBLE USE OF WATER AND LIGHT ONBOARD, wich are limited. Turn off unnecessary lights and make sure the fridge is closed. Regarding water saving we recommend a shower after the last plunge of the day, to take away the salt. Do not leave the tap running when washing dishes. If you buy recycled-disposable cups and plates you will have half the stuff to wash.

–DO NOT SAIL AT NIGHT. You must anchor in the chosen place to sleep before dark. The anchoring procedure without daylight is complicated even for proficient sailors.

–Pay special attention when mounting the engine on the rubber dinghy. Do not let it fall into the water. Do not leave the engine permanently mounted on the rubber dinghy if it is not going to be used. The water splashing it could damage it or it could fall into the water due to the movement of the llaut.

–Always keep in mind the weather, When in doubt it is always better to be safe in port, than sorry out on the sea. The weather can change quickly, check the forecast on the the port before departing or in the Internet and plan your route accordingly.

–CHOOSE YOUR BOAT COMPANIONS WISELY. The ship is an small place that requires order, respect for others, tolerance and adaptation to the environment.