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Minorca (Menorca)
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Satellite View of Menorca

Minorca or Menorca the second largest of the Balearic Islands. Its name means "smaller" that is the island is smaller than its neighbor to the south Majorca. The population of Menorca is 80,000, although this can increase dramatically in high season. Menorca has a survace area of 694.39 km². The capital of Menorca and its the largest city and port is Mahon or Maó.


1780 Barcelona to Napoli including Islas Baleares and Sardegna
1703 Mallorca and Menorca
52140 Islas Baleares
52143 Mahon and Approaches


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These passages can be used for both East to West and for West to East voyages.


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Approaches to Menorca are straightforward.


See individual ports.


Key to symbols: |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data ||


  • Mahon Mahon /wiki/Mahon Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • Fornells Fornells/wiki/Fornells Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |

Marinas & Yacht Clubs


Cala Teulera

Cala Teulera/wiki/Minorca#Cala_Teulera
Anchorage icon Cala Teulera [[Minorca#Cala Teulera|Cala Teulera]] 39°52.68′N, 4°18.50′E

This is a great anchorage on the S corner of Menorca. It is protected from N, E,S,W, and is generally empty in the winter months. From May to September it is very crowded.

The anchorage offers protection from waves but in the mud the holding is to be taken in consideration, dept between 4-7 meters of water, closer to the shore you will have seagrass so be carefull. Daily there will be marine protection agency checking your boatnumber or name as there is a maximum of 3 overnights and then they will tell you to go. With the Dinghy to the city is a long ride and not advisesable. From the anchorage it is eassy to visit the Fortelesa de Isable 2 where you can follow guided tours. In the direct area there are multiple historical sites. More info about the fortress you can find here.

Port Mahon; Mahon or Port Mahon in English, is the capital and second largest city of Menorca. The city is located on the eastern coast of the island, which is part of the archipelago and autonomous community of the Balearic Islands.

Mahón has one of the longest natural harbours in the world: 5 kilometres (3 miles) long and up to 900 metres (3,000 feet) wide. The water is deep but remains mostly clear due to the port's enclosed nature. Mayonnaise is considered to have originated in Mahón

History and legend;

The name's origin is attributed to the Carthaginian general Mago Barca, brother to Hannibal, who is thought to have taken refuge there in 205 BC. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it became part of the Eastern Roman Empire; it suffered raids from Vikings and Arabs until the Islamic Caliphate of Córdoba conquered it in 903.Mahón was captured in 1287 from the Moors by Alfonso III of Aragon and incorporated into the Kingdom of Majorca, a vassal kingdom of the Crown of Aragon. Its harbour, one of the most strategically important in the western Mediterranean, was refortified.

In 1535, the Ottomans, under Hayreddin Barbarossa, attacked Mahón and took 6,000 captives as slaves back to Algiers, in the Sack of Mahon.


See individual Ports and Marinas.


Eating out


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



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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  • October 2004 --Istioploos 06:49, 2 July 2008 (MDT)

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