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Port of Entry
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Satellite View of Mahon

Mahón or Maó is the largest city and port of the second largest of the Balearic Islands, Minorca. It is a very attractive city consisting of the waterfront, Mahon, and the old inland city Mao.


See Minorca.


See Spain.


See Aegean to West Mediterranean Passages.


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also seeWorld Cruiser's Nets.


Approaches to Mahon are straightforward. Proceed into the 2 nM fjord.


Mahon is a port of entry for Spain. For details see Entrance: Spain.


Mahon is a large harbor in a 2-mile deep fjord. It is sheltered from all weather. Along the banks of the fjord, there are many anchored boats, yet there is hardly any room for a visiting yacht. If you cannot find a spot, proceed to the marina.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Chart of Mahon Marina

Marina Menorca

Marina Menorca/wiki/Mahon#Marina_Menorca
Marina icon Marina Menorca [[Mahon#Marina Menorca|Marina Menorca]] 39°53.701'N, 004°15.473'E
Port of Entry

Marina Menorca has 230 moorings laid out in 7 pontoons with laid moorings. It located in the Colarsega of the Port of Mahón. Accommodates yachts 5 to 60 metres in length. Water, electricity, toilets & showers (in a trailer within their secure area), WiFi.

If you arrive off hours moor in any available slip.

[email protected]; Tel: +34 (971) 365 889; Fax: +34 (971) 363 101; VHF channel 09
Address: Darsena Deportiva, Sa Colarsega S/N 07701, Puerto de Mahón, Menorca, Spain
Hours: 0900 to 1900
Prices: For the latest prices see [XXX Price Listing]


The Harbor of Mahon

The town also provides some berths but are usually reserved by locally based boats, in addition, there are some moorings offshore for the use of which the town charges a fee. It is best to inquire in VHF Channel 09.


Water On the pontoons and the quay
Electricity On the pontoons and quay of the Marina Menorca
Toilets In a trailer at Marina Menorca
Showers In a trailer at Marina Menorca
Laundry ?
Garbage There are bins around the harbor and in the Marina Menorca
Fuel There is a fuel dock/wiki/Mahon#fuel_dockFuel icon fuel dock [[Mahon#fuel dock|fuel dock]] 39°53.203'N, 004°16.544'E , working hours 0900-1330 and 1700-1900 on weekdays and shorter on Sundays. Sometimes there is no one there and you may have to call on the phone posted on the station
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers There are two chandleries along the waterfront
Repairs There is a shipyard
Internet WiFi in
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


  • There are many good stores in the town. Make sure that you buy the famous cheese, Queso de Mahón
  • Camping Gaz is available in the chandleries along the waterfront

Eating out

  • There are many restaurants along the waterfront
  • A very good one is Mason dela Puerto


There are daily flights to the Spanish mainland and other destinations within the EU as well as ferries to Alicante.



The Carthaginians occupied the island in 205 BC and named the port after Mago Barca the brother of Hannibal. In the middle ages, Mahon was occupied by the Moors. In 1287 it captured by Alfonso III of Aragon who established the Kingdom of Majorca, a vassal state to the kingdom of Aragon. In 1707 the British took the island from the Spanish and kept it until the Napoleonic Wars in the 18th century when it went back to Spain.

Places to Visit

The old town of Maó is a delight walk.

View of Maó (Mahon)
Another view of Maó


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Balearics.


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