OFFERS & Availability

FEEDBACK 2016 - Family Charters with Tuition

“We had such a great time with Andy. He was constantly patient, kind and a wonderful instructor. His ability to convey instructions to us and the children in a calm meaningful way was highly impressive, I would recommend your company to anyone. Please thank the team and pass on our thanks to Andy, the kids loved him and we could not have met a better person to join our family and teach us too, so many thanks”.

Nick, Katherine, Jennifer and Tom“Many thanks once again to you and your team for providing us with a great holiday experience. Special thanks of course go to Andy for being such a superb instructor and putting up with us and the differences in our experience/abilities. Kids are both keen on doing more sailing as a result, both dingy sailing and cruising.

There is a very good chance we will do some sort of sailing holiday next year also.

Nick, Katherine, Jennifer and Tom”.

FEEDBACK 2016 - Competent Crew / Day Skipper Courses

“We had a fantastic 5 days and learnt so much. It was also very enjoyable with some great swims, night sailing and some good restaurants. Andy was particularly good at teaching and explaining things in a very interesting and enthusiastic way, thank you Andy! A lovely combination of a holiday and a training course - pity not all training courses are like that!!”.

“Andy was exceptional. The yacht was neither too big nor too small and in good working order. If you were doing Day Skipper with a view to chartering, the boat would be an ideal choice as it is typical layout of charter yachts”.

“Andy made the week. His teaching style was excellent. (I have been a teacher of undergraduates and I know that the 'easy' style takes much work and knowledge). Andy managed our mixed ability crew wonderfully well, we all had his time and attention when needed. He has made sailing fun - I want to learn more)”.

“One of the best, constructive mini breaks I've had. I will highly recommend the school and Andy as instructor.I hope to be back some day”.

“Just a quick email to thank you again for a brilliant and very instructive week aboard Sa Barca. Andy was a great instructor, with a mix of patience, a ton of knowledge and a knack for encouraging the student at any level”.

“I had a great week. Andy dealt with all our different levels very well making sure everyone got to try everything. I was never made to feel stupid and he answered all of my questions. I feel much more confident than at the beginning of the week”!

“I was very impressed with Andy as an instructor. He was extremely thorough and very flexible in his teaching based on the conditions. He allowed us to go beyond the Competent Crew syllabus and helped with further work that would be useful for Day Skipper. The room was better than expected. I would definitely recommend to friends to come here to do similar courses and will return if I charter a yacht”

“Fabulous course - Jam packed and at a great pace. Ricardo was brilliant not only in instruction and support for the Day Skipper syllabus but with really useful practical tips that only come with experience. Thank you so much - Thank you Elizabeth for being on the end of the email too. Great team!”.

“Ricardo has an excellent teaching manner and maintained a consistently high level of professionalism throughout. It was a pleasure to have experienced a course with an instructor who demonstrated such a depth and breadth of knowledge. Very impressed thank you Ricardo”.

“I absolutely loved the course and made some really fantastic friends. I am completely smitten with sailing now and plan to do my Day Skipper Theory in September. Hopefully will return to Menorca Cruising to do the practical next summer, and perhaps talk some of my friends into doing the competent crew at the same time. Thanks for a brilliant holiday”.

FEEDBACK 2015

“A fantastic course. I really enjoyed myself, the course was really well taught which enabled me to learn so much. Menorca Cruising were very friendly and the instruction from Ricardo was first class”.

“I was particularly impressed with the way in which Ricardo identified the family dynamics and helped us all to work and operate independently of these”.

“I had a great week. Andy dealt with all our different levels very well making sure everyone got to try everything. I was never made to feel stupid and he answered all of my questions. I feel much more confident than at the beginning of the week”.

“I was very impressed with Andy as an instructor. He was extremely thorough and very flexible in his teaching based on the conditions. He allowed us to go beyond the Competent Crew syllabus and helped with further work that would be useful for Day Skipper. The room was better than expected. I would definitely recommend to friends to come here to do similar courses and will return if I charter a yacht”.

“With Andy we had an excellent balance of thorough professional instruction and enjoyment of the holiday”.

“Fabulous course - Jam packed and at a great pace. Ricardo was brilliant not only in instruction and support for the Day Skipper syllabus but with really useful practical tips that only come with experience. Thank you so much - Thank you Elizabeth for being on the end of the email too. Great team”!

“Andy was a very knowledgeable instructor with the patience of a saint! Thank you for a great week”.

“A fabulous course and an amazing experience. The perfect mix pf serious and relaxation. I feel like I've learnt a huge amount and had a holiday at the same time. Brill!! Thank you to Heidi, superb instructor and great fun”.

“The course was arranged to cover training needs of a family with mixed sailing experience using our family’s own boat. All members achieved their needs and had a most enjoyable week. Many Thanks to John”.

CHARTER FEEDBACK

"We fell in love with the island and can't wait to return to explore more calas next year. The sea was beautifully warm and our children are still talking about the dolphins which followed us into the harbour".

"We have just returned from our third charter holiday with Menorca Cruising. There's a reason why we return - apart from the fact that the island is unbeatable, Menorca Cruising is simply excellent. For the record this year we were on the Beneteau 473.

As a sailing destination Menorca is great. If you are looking for a gentle family holiday, make sure to check out the prevailing winds at the time - either the north or the south coast will give you sheltered waters, and you are spoiled for choice of anchorages with beaches. If you are fortunate the winds will be fine for a trip right round the island during the week. (More enthusiastic sailors could do this in a day, but then you would miss out on so much....).

Our last trip was at the end of August, peak time, but at times we still still found ourselves on our own in idyllic coves. The beaches are just perfect, and very well kept.

John, Liz and all at Menorca Cruising are great hosts, seemingly in permanent good humour! The yachts are kept in great condition; it is one thing to keep a yacht up to coding standard but these yachts have more than that - a lot of attention is paid to the detail in the maintenance. Also, the domestic side is well taken care of - the galley supplies and linen were all excellent.

In summary, it was a great holiday, made all the better by Menorca Cruising. We'll be back." Nick Moody and family

Just wanted to say thank you, we had an amazing holiday.. Please pass on our thanks to Mark he was absolutely brilliant and so patient and helpful and kind. We think you have a great set up there in Mahón and wish you all the very best for the future. We would highly recommend you to anyone!! Pauline Clear and family.

..we have loved our holiday. Heidi was amazing, thanks to John and Liz for taking us to the supermarket. Fantastic introduction to sailing, thank you all very much, the whole family loved it.

MEET THE TEAM AT MENORCA CRUISING

John Davies Principal and Chief Instructor of Menorca Cruising
John Davies

Principal & Chief Instructor

RYA Day Skipper Courses in Menorca
Ricardo Barradas

Cruising Instructor

Elizabeth Parr - Bookings and Admin contact at Menorca Cruising
Elizabeth Parr

Bookings & Admin

Lali
Laly Sintes Pons

Boat Preparation