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Old 29-06-2015, 06:12   #1
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Getting water in the Balearics

Has anyone had success filling their water tanks while avoiding an night in a marina in the Balearics?

We're in Ibiza at the moment and will be crossing over to Mallorca in the next day or two. Marina's are asking 140 euros for a night at the moment (43 ft boat). We resent paying for that when we would be happier just filling our tanks with water (for a reasonable fee) and finding an anchorage for the night.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 29-06-2015, 06:16   #2
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Re: Getting water in the Balearics

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Has anyone had success filling their water tanks while avoiding an night in a marina in the Balearics?

We're in Ibiza at the moment and will be crossing over to Mallorca in the next day or two. Marina's are asking 140 euros for a night at the moment (43 ft boat). We resent paying for that when we would be happier just filling our tanks with water (for a reasonable fee) and finding an anchorage for the night.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Perhaps consider investing in yourself and get a water maker.

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Perhaps consider investing in yourself and get a water maker.

Very helpful. I hadn't thought of that.

If anyone knows of any marinas that are happy to allow boats to fill with water and/or fuel when they are not paying for a berth that would be much more useful though.

Thanks, Steve.
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Very helpful. I hadn't thought of that.

If anyone knows of any marinas that are happy to allow boats to fill with water and/or fuel when they are not paying for a berth that would be much more useful though.

Thanks, Steve.
I live in Mallorca 5-6 months a year...... during the summer its everyone for themselves as far as making money from the tourists. My comment was meant entirely as "THE" realistic answer to the problem if you are going to anchor out a lot. Even I had to get a watermaker due to the marina costs.

A few long term boaters on the Island will possibly be able to help. Praire Chicken and Kenomac will be more up to date with what is available. I know Ken has a water maker because he anchors out and Praire Chicken has a permanent berth. Give them a shout over on The Mallorca Squad
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Re: Getting water in the Balearics

A few years ago we got petrol and water from Porto Puertals near Palma, with no difficulty. A couple of good, if busy, anchorages just outside too.
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Re: Getting water in the Balearics

Thanks for the clarification weavis. We can get by for about three weeks before needing a refill so decided not to fit one for the med - I'm questioning that decision now as it's not only expensive, but hard to find marina space here at the moment. Not to mention being uncomfortably hot once you're inside too.

Thanks for the pointer Norma - we'll try Porto Puertals when we're in the area.

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Re: Getting water in the Balearics

A couple of years ago we spent a month anchored at Puerto Pollenza at the northeast end of Mallorca. You could pull up to the outer dock on the side where the mooring buoys are and pay 10 to spend the day and use all the water and electric you wanted. We jerry canned from the faucets where the dinghys tie up. Great stop with a bus to all island destinations and great ice cream, both beside the dinghy dock. Oh and a free bike guided bike ride from the tourist office, bikes provided, tourist office beside the bus stop, 100 meters from dinghy dock. Good luck.


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