Palma Sea School

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Palma Sea School is based in Mallorca's capital Palma.

Being located in the mediterranean, it is a hub of the yacht and superyacht industry.

Palma Sea School is a leading provider of both MCA and RYA courses, covering everything from First Aid and Fire Fighting training through to full Yachtmaster and Day Skipper courses.

We have run sucessfully, training across locations on both Palma and the UK. 



STCW Training Centres

Palma Sea School have their training centres in the following locations:

  • Palma, Spain
  • Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Customer Reviews

Palma Sea School reviews as published on Google:

  • David Cairns

    David Cairns

    Average rating: 2 weeks ago

    Michelle was a brilliant teacher for both our Competent Crewers and the Day Skippers. We learned such a lot in a beautiful spot: night sailing and sunrise/sunset mooring so special. Thank you!

  • PJT


    Average rating: 3 weeks ago

    What an amazing week! After signing up for the Day Skipper course, Michelle, our instructor was simply amazing. Her experience and ability to run the boat, teach and laugh with us all across the boats mixed abilities made the whole course such an enjoyable experience and made the serious bit - and she has a wealth of experience, that much more pleasurable. I would thoroughly recommend the Palma Sea School, Millie - the boat was well kept, comfortable, clean and sailed well - and definitely ask for Michelle and she will make the whole experience educational, safe and fun.

  • Rhi Coulter

    Rhi Coulter

    Average rating: 2 weeks ago

    My husband and I have just completed the day skipper practical course (the theory was done online). Our instructor Steve was incredible, knowledgeable, super patient and very calm, which we definitely needed and appreciated. Lots of practical experience in many situations and advice on things we hadn't considered. Highly recommend

  • Kylie Barrows

    Kylie Barrows

    Average rating: 2 weeks ago

    I recently did my yachtmaster offshore with Palma Sea School and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The instructor, John, was great at providing individualized feedback in preparation for our exam and Jo made the process feel easy and organized. I would gladly take another course here and highly recommend them to anyone.

  • Francisco Silva

    Francisco Silva

    Average rating: 3 weeks ago

    My experience at Palma Sea School's advanced engine course was outstanding. Coordinator Jo and teacher Jon were both incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Jo made the registration process seamless, while Jon's passion for engine engineering made learning exciting. They both created a welcoming environment, always willing to assist and answer questions. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to enhance their maritime engine skills

    Fair Winds

  • Angelica Anderson

    Angelica Anderson

    Average rating: 3 May 2024

    Palma Sea School was the best choice i could have made to do my AEC1. Jon Lewis is a fantastic instructor and person with a wealth of knowledge and stories that will surely make sure you remember the lessons in each of them. He's super patient and kind when dealing with each student and always happy to go over things as many times as needed to ensure you understand and feel confident. Very grateful to the team and looking forward to doing future courses with them!

  • Carlos Dylan Brient

    Carlos Dylan Brient

    Average rating: 17 April 2024

    Just finished my 2-week Yachtmaster Offshore course and I absolutely enjoyed the time at Palma Sea School! John does an excellent job as a teacher and instructor and Jo is always super helpful with any questions you might have! Nice job Palma Sea School!

  • Hatem Mostafa

    Hatem Mostafa

    Average rating: 25 March 2024

    I did the competent crew course with zero experience with sailing. I had a great experience with the school and the instructor Pippa. Very thorough explanation and great adventure exploring different spots around the coast of Mallorca. Looking forward to taking the day skipper one day and adding this as one of my hobbies.

  • Claire Brown

    Claire Brown

    Average rating: 23 March 2024

    Absolutely brilliant! I came from Australia and did the Day Skipper Theory Course, Practical Course, 1-Day Diesel Engine Workshop and VHF Exam over two weeks and couldn't recommend both the team and the instructors at Palma Sea School highly enough. For a solo traveller the structure of the days and camaraderie of the different groups I was with was awesome, and I hope to be back to do my Offshore certificate!

  • Iain Biddulph

    Iain Biddulph

    Average rating: 14 March 2024

    I recently completed both my Yachtmaster Offshore Power and Yachtmaster Offshore Sail certifications at Palma Sea School, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

    Under the guidance of John for my sail training and Steve for my power training, I found the instructors to be exceptional. John's calm demeanor and extensive knowledge made every session not only informative but also fun and enjoyable. His thorough preparation ensured that we were fully equipped for the exam, instilling confidence in all of us.

    Likewise, Steve's experience in the maritime industry was evident from the start. His teaching style was effective, and he consistently went above and beyond to ensure we were well-prepared for the challenging exam ahead.

    I must also commend Jo, who runs the show with utmost organization and efficiency. Her assistance and support throughout the entire process were absolutely invaluable.

    Overall, I highly recommend Palma Sea School for anyone seeking maritime training. Their professionalism, expertise, and dedication to their students truly set them apart.

    Thank you, Palma Sea School, for an outstanding experience, I will be back !

  • Monkster


    Average rating: 3 March 2024

    5* is not enough for this great sea school! The best instructors you can ask for! John O’Hara is the MOST amazing instructor with the best knowledge and methods you will come across in the classroom and at sea.

    Phil has extensive engineering knowledge and you will definitely take away more than you asks for.

    Jo at the reception is the sweetest and the nicest, very organized and extremely helpful. They are very honest and want you to really learn, pass and succeed in your yachting career. Don’t go to another sea school and waste your money, ever!

  • Stephen Brown

    Stephen Brown

    Average rating: 3 March 2024

    Just fished my Yacht Master Offshore with Palma Sea School and I couldn’t speak more highly of the whole process. Communication with the school was fast and efficient, the theory week was very well presented by John O’Hara who is an excellent teacher. John also took us for the practical week on the water and again was a great communicator. Great value for a very informative course.

  • Phillip T

    Phillip T

    Average rating: 16 February 2024

    Just completed day skipper with Palma sea school. Great course, lots of interesting and practical information. I liked the attitude that the staff at the school have. Our instructor was very knowledgeable but also friendly and approachable. Definitely recommend this school.

  • Imogen Sumner

    Imogen Sumner

    Average rating: 12 January 2024

    Jo was SUPER helpful throughout my whole experience! From issues with booking to helping when I had to cancel my course, she was so supportive. Would highly recommend!!
    Have heard great things from the course tutors themselves having had friends complete courses with Palma SS recently as well!

  • Wilme Chamberlain

    Wilme Chamberlain

    Average rating: 13 December 2023

    I had a great experience with Palma Sea School during my Day Skipper Sail course. Everything ran smoothly, from the communication and operations (Thanks Jo!) to the awesome instruction! (Thank you Pippa!) S/Y Millie is well looked after and it was amazing to spend a week on her. I would highly recommend Palma Sea School to everyone, no matter what your experience level.

  • Patrick Rowland

    Patrick Rowland

    Average rating: 9 December 2023

    My experience with Palma Sea School was amazing. I booked the Yacht Master Offshore (motor) theory and practical course. I want to thank John who did an outstanding job, straight to the point, well expressed and very helpful with questions of any kind. I also want to thank Steven for his knowledge on the practical course, great tips and tricks for maneuvering and navigation.
    Lastly, I want to thank Jo for coordinating everything, being so helpful and kind.
    See you guys soon!

  • Tyler Neill

    Tyler Neill

    Average rating: 27 November 2023

    Highly recommend Palma Sea School. I fininished my Day Skipper Motor course and Steve the instructor was a great coach and teacher. The facilities and boat as well were amazing. There were 3 students in the class and the instructor could focus a lot of time on us individually as well. Thanks

  • Jonathan Rugna

    Jonathan Rugna

    Average rating: 14 November 2023

    I recently had the pleasure of enrolling in the Day Skipper Course at Palma Sea School, and I cannot express enough how exceptional my experience was. From start to finish, every aspect of the program exceeded my expectations.

    Michelle Finnigan was my instructor at Palma Sea School, she was not only a highly skilled sailor but also a fantastic educator. Her passion for sailing is contagious, and she made the learning process not only informative but also incredibly enjoyable. She was patient, encouraging, and always willing to provide individualized attention when needed. Moreover, she created a warm and welcoming environment. She fostered a sense of camaraderie among the participants, making the learning experience not only educational but also a lot of fun.

    The curriculum was well-structured, covering everything from basic sailing techniques to more advanced maneuvers. The hands-on approach allowed me to gain more confidence in the water. I appreciated the emphasis on safety, with thorough briefings and practical demonstrations that made me feel secure throughout the entire course.

    The boat at Palma Sea School is top-notch, well-maintained, and suitable for sailors of all skill levels. The school's location is also ideal, providing diverse sailing conditions that challenge and enhance one's skills.

    In conclusion, I highly recommend this course and instructor to anyone looking to learn or improve their sailing skills. Whether you're a novice or an experienced sailor, the quality of instruction, the fantastic atmosphere, and the beautiful setting of Mallorca will undoubtedly make your time at Palma Sea School an unforgettable and rewarding experience.

  • Maximillian Theo

    Maximillian Theo

    Average rating: 13 November 2023

    I recently completed my Sailing Day Skipper certification with instructor Michelle. It was a truly wonderful experience from the beginning of the process -- booking the course and organizing it with Jo -- through the practical week sailing with Michelle. She was extremely patient and calm, while still encouraging us to take charge and learn in a very hands-on manner. Great week of learning and sailing fun!

  • Iris Gräbeldinger

    Iris Gräbeldinger

    Average rating: 10 November 2023

    I just finished the day skipper course and it was a great experience. Michelle, our instructor was amazing, so patient, very experienced and professional! She knew exactly how to make us understand and gave us the necessary confidence. Very recommended!

  • Jordan Benoit

    Jordan Benoit

    Average rating: 10 November 2023

    Just finished my two week yacht master theory and practical and can’t say enough good things about the school. John is a great teacher and also has good banter making a great environment in the classroom! Jo at the front desk is a sweetheart and made the process from start to finish flawless and stress free. I’ll definitely be back for more courses in the future!

  • Claudio Schild

    Claudio Schild

    Average rating: 5 November 2023

    I booked a practical week with the Palma Sea School and it was great from day one!
    John the instructor was very competent and never missed the chance of sharing knowledge and also telling you where to improve your technique, which made the whole week seriously challenging, highly informative but fun at the same time.
    Also to mention the wonderful surroundings and a boat in perfect conditions.
    Would definitely recommend the school to anybody!

  • Jessica Milla

    Jessica Milla

    Average rating: 23 October 2023

    Couldn’t have chosen a better place to do my Yachtmaster Offshore course! Amazing, passionate teachers (Simon for theory and John for the practical)! Thank you for sharing your knowledge. And Jo, for being so helpful with all the paper work and being on top of things. Lovely school and people!

  • Jérôme Read

    Jérôme Read

    Average rating: 25 September 2023

    Although there is a syllabus for the RYA Day Skipper, Balazs (aka Bali) tutored the course to ensure there was forever challenge even it was over and above the course content. He was also very skilled at repeating challenges that needed a little more practice without repeating the same exercise. Happy to let the more adventurous also 'give it a go' whilst ensuring that safety was at the forefront of the mind.
    I was recommended Palma Sea School by a professional sailor who has done many courses through them. I am very happy to recommend them onto others too.
    Fantastic experience, fantastic island, fantastic location for the school.
    All this from a very novice sailor who 'knows nothing' aka: Manuel from Barcelona

  • Jamie Palmer

    Jamie Palmer

    Average rating: 22 September 2023

    Course was great! Perfect mix of review of course work and learning new things. Bali was amazing, patient, and extremely experienced. Jo was the perfect combination of friendly and professional. You can’t go wrong with choosing Palma ski school for Day Skipper Course.

  • adrian hendrickse

    adrian hendrickse

    Average rating: 22 September 2023

    I just completed the Day Skipper practical under the wise and enjoyable tutelage of Bali. The course content was appropriately challenging and had much to offer to relative novices and older salty dogs.
    I will definitely come again for the experience and the surroundings. It’s a fantastic island to visit!

  • Domenic Delorenzo

    Domenic Delorenzo

    Average rating: 20 September 2023

    Very good course, providing more than what was required to pass, resulting in a great and fun learning experience. Good team and Bali the instructor for the week was brilliant - extremely good attention to detail and wonderful teaching style - turned me from somewhat interested in sailing to highly motivated to give it a real go. Really recommended.

  • Mass Lab

    Mass Lab

    Average rating: 20 September 2023

    I took the Day Skipper practical course with Palma Sea School. Our instructor (Bali) was exceptional. He made the week both challenging and fun. I cannot recommend the school enough.

  • Dimitris Palych

    Dimitris Palych

    Average rating: 10 August 2023

    I took the Yachtmaster Offshore practical course and exams in August 2023. The school is strategically located just in front of the marina. We spend a week of training and two full days of exams. It was a very productive and fun time. The boat we practice on is in perfect condition, and the course is well organized and professionally presented. Each of us (there were four cadets onboard) has enough seatime to practice the skills necessary for the exams. Our instructor, Bali, did a hard job to keep enough pressure on us to motivate us to learn new things without ever rising his voice. The atmosphere thought the course was very friendly, though professional. I should also mention Jo Boycott, operations manager of the school, who is always on top of the situation, proactive, and did a lot of work to have our papers in order for exams.
    Final word, I will take another course next year.

  • Jonathon Mitchell

    Jonathon Mitchell

    Average rating: 30 July 2023

    Would 100% recommend Palma Sea School. I recently completed two weeks back to back with the school (Competent Crew and Day Skipper) and loved it. Both instructors (Bali and Eric) were excellent, and the whole experience was professional yet friendly throughout. Special mention to Jo who was very responsive to any of our queries in the run up. Thanks again!

  • Tamsin Scobell

    Tamsin Scobell

    Average rating: 28 July 2023

    I did the day skipper course with my boyfriend and we had a fantastic experience. Bali the instructor was brilliant and really improved my confidence sailing. The course was well organised and the team went out their way to make sure we got the most out of the experience with great communication and flexibility. We would definitely recommend Palma Sea School!

  • Minja Langel

    Minja Langel

    Average rating: 18 July 2023

    I did my day skipper practical and theory with these guys and it was great. Steve was an amazing instructor, super calm, patient and friendly and I managed to leave with a lot more confidence than what I had in the beginning of the course. The whole week definitely exceeded my expectations and I’m very happy I decided to join the course! 100% recommend if you’re thinking about doing one of their courses. Got to learn loads with the theory and practical combined and had a great time as well :)

  • Chris Geraghty

    Chris Geraghty

    Average rating: 17 July 2023

    Day Skipper Motor Practical / Theory:
    Great course for introducing the fundamentals, looking forward to the next stage, would recommend to anyone for recreational or starting your career

  • Trevor Allred

    Trevor Allred

    Average rating: 7 July 2023

    I took the AEC 1 and 2 class with Palma Sea School and I had a great experience! I will be back to do further courses. My instructor, Jon, is an expert in his field and was a great instructor. I started from zero knowledge and with the classroom instruction and practical experiences I feel confident to start my engineering career. I would recommend!

  • Ulrike von Groll

    Ulrike von Groll

    Average rating: 2 July 2023

    We can highly recommend the Palma Sea School.
    From the beginning, the correspondence with Jo was always friendly, very quick and informative.
    The booking was easy and we received useful information.
    We took a Coastal Skipper and Competent Crew course. Bali was our sailing instructor and he had outstanding professional knowledge, was very good at correcting and explaining any transposition mistakes we made and was always friendly and patient. He was very responsive to our training needs during the week, which we appreciated extremely.
    We would book Palma Sea School again anytime and can highly recommend this company.

  • Nathan Hayes

    Nathan Hayes

    Average rating: 17 June 2023

    My wife and I have just successfully completed the RYA competent crew and day skipper sailing courses with Palma Sea School. First off the Palma Sea School team have been amazing in the form of Jo and Bali. Jo couldn’t have been more helpful: just for starters when our accommodation arrangements changed and we decided to take up the offer to stay on Millie (their sailing training yacht), Jo got everything sorted even though we asked at the very last minute. Bali was a superb instructor and lovely chap to boot. For example he took extra time to coach one of our fellow students patiently through the theory they were struggling with. Top notch instruction/coaching in a methodical, entertaining and enjoyable way. My wife, a complete sailing novice, said she couldn’t have enjoyed the experience more. If you want to do RYA courses, I can't recommend Palma Sea School highly enough.

  • Phoenix Homes UK

    Phoenix Homes UK

    Average rating: 19 May 2023

    Fantastic course. Bali is an amazing instructor. Patience of a Saint. Great step by step sailing course. Office staff are extremely helpful and friendly.

  • Nick


    Average rating: 15 May 2023

    Jo, John, and Steve made my Yachtmaster experience both rewarding and successful! Looking forward to taking more courses through Palma Sea School in the future

  • Darren Sands

    Darren Sands

    Average rating: 21 April 2023

    Excellent experience, we were on the competent crew course and learnt more than we expected. Our instructor Bali was great and very experienced.
    We are returning to complete the day skipper course. 5 stars

  • Paul Hargreaves

    Paul Hargreaves

    Average rating: 6 April 2023

    From start to finish Palma Sea School were incredible. Jo in the office made the administration super simple then Skipper Steve turned it from a 4 day Skipper course into a 4 day amazing experience. I would 100% recommend these guys to anyone who is involved in the boating world. Rest assured when the need arises I will be using Palma Sea School again. Absolutely brilliant.

  • Colm Smith

    Colm Smith

    Average rating: 21 March 2023

    Excellent school, Jo was very helpful, convenient location right on the marina. Our instructor, Simon Bradshaw, made a complex subject understanding and very interesting. I can highly recommend this school.

  • Will P

    Will P

    Average rating: 17 January 2023

    Had a great 2 day course on the RYA start yachting. Fantastic introduction to sailing, my knowledge went from 0 to feeling confident in crewing a sail boat! Our instructor Bali was a brilliant teacher, highly knowledgable and passionate. Would highly recommend! And he knew a picturesque spot to anchor for lunch! Thanks Bali!

  • Ali Harmes

    Ali Harmes

    Average rating: 21 October 2022

    Wow, I had the most wonderful experience with Palma Sea School. The whole team are the most wonderful people.
    From the moment I made contact with Jo who runs the office, I knew I was in safe hands.
    RYA Day Skipper Theory Instrctor
    Mark Wright - fantastic for someone who hasn’t set foot in a classroom in a very long time!

  • Lee Glenister

    Lee Glenister

    Average rating: 16 October 2022

    I had a great experience at Palma Sea School. From the initial communication over email to when I walked in the door on the first day Jo was so helpful and friendly.
    I did the competent crew course here and our instructor Steve was brilliant. He is immensely knowledgeable and always willing to teach more than was required by the RYA, we’ve all come away having a high level of knowledge and practical experience. I’ll 100% be coming back to do the day skipper course here and enjoy another week of fun! Thank you.

  • Russell Yates

    Russell Yates

    Average rating: 24 September 2022

    Having recently completed the Day Skipper course I’d like to say thanks to all the team at Palma Sailing School. From the warm welcome by Jo and John to the expert guidance from our brilliant instructor Pippa the service delivered was excellent. I would highly recommend these guys whether you’re just getting started with sailing or you’re wanting to develop your knowledge and skills further. This was a fabulous experience and great opportunity to make new friends which is always a wonderful thing. Thanks to Pippa, Ana, Melker, Robert, Kami and Anna for helping me to achieve my goal.

  • nickcurwin


    Average rating: 26 August 2022

    Highly recommend Palma Sea School. Four of us had an excellent week doing Competent Crew and Day Skipper (Sail). Our instructor Steve Ginger was excellent and Jo handled all the logistics perfectly

  • Sinead Brady

    Sinead Brady

    Average rating: 15 August 2022

    A delightful experience from start to finish. Jo was really helpful prior to the pre-course start date and Steve was an excellent instructor - he made the whole week on the competent crew course one of deep learning and experience with lots of positive encouragement as well as lots of opportunities to get out of my comfort zone and do more challenging manovres - I can’t recommend this school enough and I will be returning for my Day Skipper practical - thank you Palma Sea School, Jo and Steve!

  • Chrystal Walker

    Chrystal Walker

    Average rating: 14 August 2022

    Day Skipper Course completed over 5 days at Palma Sea School.

    It was a wonderful experience thanks to Steve (a truly fantastic, kind and patient instructor) and Jo (excellent at all office related assistance). The boat we used, Bavaria 46, was incredibly clean and well maintained.

    Palma, and surrounds, are an amazing location to learn any sailing / boat related skills, as well as to spend time exploring. The location of the harbour is right on the edge of old town Palma

    Highlights were:
    Inadvertently joining in a few regatas and seeing the black carbon sail racers up close.
    The night sailing and anchoring for a swim in a small cala.
    Practicing sailing skills between two buoys and good wind, with the Palma cathedral as a backdrop.
    Sleeping on the boat at night and then walking into the city for an early morning coffee.

  • H M

    H M

    Average rating: 4 August 2022

    Had a great 5 days on the Day Skipper course with instructor Steve who really helped build up confidence and made it a fun learning experience while being precise and covering all aspects of the course in detail and pushing us where we needed it. Will def be back :)

  • M


    Average rating: 24 July 2022

    Day Skipper Practical - Great week, Bali our teacher was awesome, knows his stuff, communicated well, patient and very obliging when you need help. Jo in the office was brilliant assisting me with all the paperwork. Only gripe was that lunch was a little repetitive.

  • Ruben Montgomery

    Ruben Montgomery

    Average rating: 4 July 2022

    Joined for the Yachtmaster Offshore course 2 weeks ago. They were able to squeeze me in on a course very last minute. Incredibly helpful, knowledgeable & friendly staff.

    Big thanks to Jo, John & Steve

  • Amy Bell

    Amy Bell

    Average rating: 30 May 2022

    I have just done the day skipper practical course at the school, and it was a great experience with a lovely group of people. Bali was an excellent instructor, v approachable and patient with all of us, making sure we understood everything as we went along, and I now feel much better prepared to go out on the water. Faultless organisation from Jo in the office too -- I had to book the course at a bit short notice after other plans fell through and she was able to sort this out for me quickly with no issues. Thank you, and I hope to come back soon!

  • 22 South

    22 South

    Average rating: 27 May 2022

    I have Sailed around the world and then I have done this course, I wish I did it the other way around. Coming from a high performance environment at my work coaching professional Tennis, my standards are very high when it comes to who is teaching me in anything. I never felt I learnt so much stuff in such a short time as I felt with John, he makes complicated things easier to learn, he is very professional, knowledgeable and committed when it comes to teaching, you will finish this course as prepared as you could be for the exam, the rest is up to you.
    I want to sincerely thank him for all his efforts and thank to Jo at the desk, she answered all my questions and guided me through all the process at all times. Best money I have ever spent, I only wish I did it earlier.
    Thank you Palma Sea School

  • Jaime Sabater

    Jaime Sabater

    Average rating: 24 May 2022

    It's amazing how this team can teach you and make you learn things that at first seem impossible. John is not just a teacher, he is a motivator and brings out the best in you! And Jo makes your life easier with all the questions and documents you need. It is definitely the best school!

  • Alastair Scott

    Alastair Scott

    Average rating: 15 May 2022

    I had a great week doing a day skipper practical course onboard Millie with the amazing Pippa as instructor. All in all a fantastic experience: Palma is a great place to do the course, Millie was a joy to sail, Jo handled all my queries very promptly and Pippa was an incredibly experienced and wonderful instructor. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Nigel Gilpin

    Nigel Gilpin

    Average rating: 14 May 2022

    Just completed a fantastic day skipper motor course. Can't fault them, from first contact to completion. Great communication, information and tuition. All done professionally and with good humour. I definitely reemd them. 5 stars

  • Charles McMaster

    Charles McMaster

    Average rating: 11 May 2022

    Had a great experience with the sea school! Very professional and amazing staff! Couldn’t recommend them more! They go above and beyond to help!

  • Jake Bridges

    Jake Bridges

    Average rating: 11 May 2022

    Yachtmaster Offshore- great two weeks doing this course. Quite intensive. You have to apply yourself to the course for the two weeks as a high level is expected of the students. All the instructors were patient and great teachers!

  • Rory McCutcheon

    Rory McCutcheon

    Average rating: 9 May 2022

    Awesome school, very well run course. The organisational aspect from Jo behind the front desk was excellent and John the course instructor really made sure we were prepped and ready for the exams. Enjoyed the last two weeks very much. Would recommend to anyone!

  • Tom Bik

    Tom Bik

    Average rating: 8 May 2022

    Absolutely amazing. Instructor does everything is his power to prepare you for the exam and does it very well. Great atmosphere in the school with staff being very kind. All tools are provided such as a great classroom, training almanacs and a very nice training yacht. Reccommended to everyone I met so far and will meet in the future

  • rpaez25


    Average rating: 22 April 2022

    The instructors are very patient and always willing to give answers with the best attitude. Very attentive and with a high knowledge of the subject. The facilities are very comfortable and suitable for inductions.

  • Renske Krimpenfort

    Renske Krimpenfort

    Average rating: 19 April 2022

    The AEC1 course with Phil and John was very good. Both knowledgeable teachers, lots of information and I liked how much practical sessions we got to do. Highly recommended!

  • Madison Olson

    Madison Olson

    Average rating: 12 April 2022

    This school is fantastic. Everyone is helpful, understanding, and efficient. This course is challenging and I am happy to have done it with Palma Sea School.

  • Joe Notebaert

    Joe Notebaert

    Average rating: 21 March 2022

    I did the Day skipper course with Pippa. She is a great teacher with over 50 years of sailing experience. Jo and the team at Palma sea school were great with answering back promptly with any email or phone questions I had. Highly recommend best sailing school on the island and I did my research..

  • Dan Cater

    Dan Cater

    Average rating: 21 February 2022

    I've just completed my Yachtmasters theory and practical with Palma Sea School and they were absolutely fantastic.
    John teaching Theory, Steve on our practical and the wonderful Jo who was easy to liaise with when booking the course beforehand.

    Anyone wanting to do any maritime courses I would say this company is the only one you should be considering.

    Thank you for helping me on the next chapter of my employment progression

  • Alexander Wolf

    Alexander Wolf

    Average rating: 24 January 2022

    This is a great school. I highly recommend it. The instructors are awesome and really but the extra effort in to help you get over the line. I will be back for more training in the future. 5 stars for sure

  • Dan Moffitt

    Dan Moffitt

    Average rating: 24 January 2022

    Highly recommended! I completed my YM Offshore. Jo at the front desk is friendly and helpful, providing you with all the info you need. John explains theory like a pro and Steve’s knowledge on the practical side is top notch

  • Niels Coninck-Smith

    Niels Coninck-Smith

    Average rating: 23 January 2022

    Phil is a great fountain of experience. I took a lot more than the standard MCA curriculum from the course and would recommend it highly

  • Tanguy Houghton

    Tanguy Houghton

    Average rating: 14 December 2021

    Had an amazing week with Palma Sea School. Jo was really helpful during the admin process and John is a hell of a teacher that will help you to get in the right mind set for your YM Sailing exam. Absolutely delighted with the service and school. Thanks !

  • James Lisle

    James Lisle

    Average rating: 13 December 2021

    Had a great experience at Palma Sea School, I did the yachtmaster offshore theory and practical course. Brilliant instructors, and Jo is always there to help wt the front desk with anything you need. Great school.

  • Carlos Augusto Castillo Diaz

    Carlos Augusto Castillo Diaz

    Average rating: 9 December 2021

    Great experience, definitely this course fulfilled my expectations and I was able to acquire great knowledge about the main subject. I’m really grateful with the teacher Phil. Also Jo is a great person and always willing to help with the paper work and all your doubts.

  • Alessandro Rigoli

    Alessandro Rigoli

    Average rating: 6 December 2021

    I've just completed the Aec1 course with Palma Sea School, Jo at the reception is very kind and the communication was great.
    Phil is a great teacher with a lot of experience on his belt as Chief engineer. He was able to Mix theory and practical examples to fix everything in your mind.
    100% recommended!

  • Max du Sud

    Max du Sud

    Average rating: 5 December 2021

    I highly recommend this school ! The school is really clean and luminous. John explain everything really clearly and take the time to make sure you’ve well understood if English is not your native language. The practical was awesome too and learn from people like that is always a pleasure. So, thanks again for everything Jo & John It was a pleasure.

  • Roberto Rivoira

    Roberto Rivoira

    Average rating: 2 December 2021

    Amazing people! Jo is always very kind and helpful. Did Yachtmaster with John and AEC with Phil, both great and patient trainers!

  • Carlos Botella

    Carlos Botella

    Average rating: 1 December 2021

    I highly recommend Palma sea school to do your YM, great 2 weeks learning a lot of information and training with the instructor John O'hara, really good teacher, instructor, sailor and person!

  • viv coombe

    viv coombe

    Average rating: 1 December 2021

    John was an extremely friendly, patient, funny, open, kind and golden hearted instructor. He managed to teach us an enormous amount in a short period of time and I am so grateful for his hard work. Thank you John!

  • Romano Riberto Van der Dussen

    Romano Riberto Van der Dussen

    Average rating: 2 November 2021

    I highly recommend Palma Sea school to those willing to complete a Yachtmaster course or any other course in Palma and learn how to handle a vessel confidently and in a proper way.

    Steven Ginger, the Principal and chief instructor of the school, is a highly professional (demanding) instructor with a great sense of humor and a talented teacher with an individual approach to each and every trainee.

    The Fairline Phantom 46 flybridge for the course is wonderful and is the perfect tool to enhance your skills throughout training! The course is incredibly informative and covers all aspects of engine checks, right through enhancing your handling capabilities, safety, chartwork and night navigation.

    John O'Hara our Irish theory teacher (Yachtmaster Instructor and sailboat fanatic) explanations were clear, concise and informative (sprinkled with funny jokes to create a relaxed and friendly environment) to the expected level and beyond.

    I would like to say a special "thank you" to Joanne Boycott, a super efficient, smiley and helpful administrator. who have always been there to assist on anything needed.
    She is the real deal !!

    Thank you, guys! I will come back soon for my Yachtmaster exam !!

  • Soren Knight

    Soren Knight

    Average rating: 15 October 2021

    Great instructors, in depth lessons and friendly faces. 10/10

  • Adrian Lawrie

    Adrian Lawrie

    Average rating: 11 October 2021

    Just completed an AEC 1 course with Phil Rowlands instructing.
    Because there is so much content covered most of it can’t be taught in great depth. With this in mind I’m very glad to have had such a fantastic instructor (it always inspires me to meet people who truly “know their stuff”)
    The course exceeded my expectations and i have definitely gained much more confidence to troubleshoot potential problems.
    Like most I’m not great at concentrating for hours on end in a classroom environment. Phil’s combination of enthusiasm and patience made it a breeze!
    `Many thanks Phil and Palma Sea School! I’ll be back!

  • mitchell young

    mitchell young

    Average rating: 9 October 2021

    Great course. Highly recommend even for people with prior experience in engineering

  • Andres Ruvertoni

    Andres Ruvertoni

    Average rating: 27 August 2021

    Excellent sailing course week. John and Jo amazing people, always very supportive and ready to help.

  • Ryan Thomas

    Ryan Thomas

    Average rating: 5 July 2021

    Very well informed individuals. Jo has been supportive and wonderfully accommodating throughout. My practical tutor, Steve, not only displayed impeccable coaching skills but is a seriously nice guy. A fascinating course. I look forward to bolstering my skills with these guys in the future.

  • Gal Adir

    Gal Adir

    Average rating: 18 June 2021

    Great experience doing our Powerboat Day Skipper with Steve Ginger. It was a really enjoyable four days and Steve was great at building up our confidence.

  • Jose Urrutia

    Jose Urrutia

    Average rating: 23 April 2021

    I took a day skipper powerboat course, I really enjoyed the course and it surpassed my expectations. The boat was great, the teacher super nice, and everything went well except the sunshine

  • de Pfyffer Alicia

    de Pfyffer Alicia

    Average rating: 22 April 2021

    After a great week with Palma Sea school doing my Oceans I feel way more prepared to go for my Oral exam. Pippa was a great instructor .
    Thank you

  • Eric Martínez Anadón

    Eric Martínez Anadón

    Average rating: 17 April 2021

    I have done the AEC 1 and I am very happy with the course. An amazing teacher! 100% recommendable...

  • Christopher Sinclair

    Christopher Sinclair

    Average rating: 26 March 2021

    I did the AEC1 at Palma Sea School. The course was well presented by the instructor (Phil) and the study material sufficient to get a good understanding of the engineering basics.
    Jo was also really professional and friendly, helping out wherever she can.
    Highly recommend the AEC1 at Palma Sea School.

  • Creole Creole.

    Creole Creole.

    Average rating: 15 March 2021

    Rather friendly and helpful staff who made my course go very nicely

  • Gori Llabrés

    Gori Llabrés

    Average rating: 8 December 2020

    Amazing week doing the Day Skipper course. Since the first time I stepped in Palma Sea School they kindly attended me and answered all my questions. Then we met Steve, the instructor, who has years and years of experience and is a great teacher. Clear instructions, mixing theory and practice and giving us great advice and time "behind the wheel" to feel confident with the handling of the boat and learn lots of safety manoeuvres. I would totally recommend Palma Sea School.

  • Kev Gallagher

    Kev Gallagher

    Average rating: 6 December 2020

    Incredible week Day Skipper Sailing. Fantastic instructor. Hugely varied conditions made it extra special. My 3rd course in Palma and the best yet. Luck enough to land the principle instructor Steve, with years of racing and racing experience, a veteran teacher made the week much more than i thought it could be. 100% Recommendation to anyone of any skill level.

  • jelle roos

    jelle roos

    Average rating: 25 November 2020

    Palma Sea School (especially Jo Boycott), were very friendly and helpful. They were accurate and quick with their information and went the extra mile to answer all my questions. In the end, due to Covid and various schedules, it wasn't possible to finally do a course with them. However, if everybody at the school is as client orientated as the admin is, than I am sure it is a pleasure to work with them.

  • Craig van Kasteren

    Craig van Kasteren

    Average rating: 18 November 2020

    I was very satisfied with standards and teaching of the school. John the instructor presented the theory and practical in a very easy way to understand. He also made sure to mix things up, so that we wouldn't only focus on one topic. I highly recommend this school for anyone who wants to get in the world of sailing.

  • Danny Sprangers

    Danny Sprangers

    Average rating: 28 October 2020

    My wife and I had an amazing time with Mike on the Start Sailing course. Great pace, clear instruction, patient answering of all our many questions! Dealing with the backoffice all very professional, flexible and accommodating towards our needs and requests. Strongly recommended and will certainly be continuing our further training with Palma Sea School.

  • Filipa Lousas

    Filipa Lousas

    Average rating: 23 October 2020

    I had good time with Palma Sea school. They are professional and helpful! I truly recommend them! Palma sea school is your school!

  • Jerzy Kłosiewicz

    Jerzy Kłosiewicz

    Average rating: 23 September 2020

    A great course, overseen by a fantastic Instructor, will definitely recommend to anyone seeking to expand their knowledge

  • Al Grant

    Al Grant

    Average rating: 22 September 2020

    I had a great time on my Introduction To Sailing course. Mike the instructor was brilliant and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him and Palma Sea school if you are looking to get in to sailing.

  • Anita Peghini-Räber

    Anita Peghini-Räber

    Average rating: 21 September 2020

    A wonderful immersion into the world of sailing! The 5 days competent crew course was a wonderful overload on information that kept me focused and present. The training was highly practical I learned by making mistakes - everything remained under control thanks to our fun and extremely experienced captain John who always i mean always gave us positive constructive feedbacks!! Thank you John for sharing your loving compassion tome and the other 3 students and for showing us your passion for the sea and smooth sailing out and about in the elements- including navigation during night - super cool!!! My body loved the unusual movements my hands got stronger with better circulation I trained my balance and the core got stronger and I was burning fat :)!!10'000 steps per day on the sailing yacht -as one of the co-crew students measured!!!! We went swimming daily diving into the most gorgeous turquoise waters! Visiting dream places. I am eager to carry on to the day skipper course!

  • Karen Gomes

    Karen Gomes

    Average rating: 17 September 2020

    My 17 year old son took the Day skipper motor course, with instructor Mike Smith. The pre course communication and information was great, and my son said instruction from Mike was always very clear, and he thoroughly enjoyed this 4 day course. Thank you Palma Sea School

  • Patrick Routly

    Patrick Routly

    Average rating: 31 August 2020

    I would highly recommend Palma Sea School. I completed my Day Skipper Motor with them last week. The course was well structured and brilliantly presented. Steve and Mike were exceptional and have a wealth of knowledge and experience, going over and above the what is required on the course to ensure we all got more than what we paid for.

  • Adam Randall

    Adam Randall

    Average rating: 27 August 2020

    A great course, overseen by a fantastic team, will definitely recommend to anyone seeking to expand their knowledge

  • Desiree Lagerquist

    Desiree Lagerquist

    Average rating: 13 August 2020

    Did my AEC with them in June and definitely highly recommend.

    Sam, our instructor, presented the information in a super easy to understand, easily digested format with lots of real life examples, and from the admin side everything was quick and professional. Will certainly be going back for more courses in the future. Great job guys :)

  • Reto Bertschi

    Reto Bertschi

    Average rating: 30 July 2020

    Thanks for the cool 4 days. It was really fun and a big compliment to Steven and Mike, the best instructors you can find! I learned exactly what needed to sail my new boat.

  • Paul Davies

    Paul Davies

    Average rating: 29 December 2019

    recently undertook a Yachtmaster sail course. Course was excellent as were the instructors. I will have no issues returning for further courses!

  • cez krz

    cez krz

    Average rating: 4 December 2019

    If you are looking for your RYA centre in Palma you just found one. I've recently completed practical preparation for my Yachtmaster Offshore followed by successful exam. The staff is working hard to make sure everyone is looked after before and after the course. All three of us passed very hard exam so i think this speaks for it self. Thank you to our instructors and to Luke for going above and beyond to make sure everything was tip top. A+++

  • Jack


    Average rating: 4 December 2019

    I first heard about Palma sea school after completing my STCW course at their sister school "South West Maritime Academy" in the UK, after expressing interest in completing my RYA day skipper course I joined the next available course to which it didn't disappoint, can't think of anything better than receiving the highest quality of training available in the sun on board a gorgeous princess v42 hard top.
    The training on board was fabulous and can't wait to return to complete my yachtmaster. Staff are friendly and always available to help when needed!

  • David Jones

    David Jones

    Average rating: 18 November 2019

    Recently completed my yachtmaster with Palma Sea School, highly recommend them. Very professional and knowledgeable instructors, nothing was to much trouble.

  • Vitalijus Ilciukas

    Vitalijus Ilciukas

    Average rating: 8 November 2019

    Everything is organized perfectly!
    Best Regards!
    See you soon next time!

  • Gareth Stalman

    Gareth Stalman

    Average rating: 23 May 2019

    Amazing instructors and great location will be going back for sure

  • David James

    David James

    Average rating: 18 May 2019

    Great School.Very helpful staff.Great Instrutors.Excellent boats for training.

  • frz bse

    frz bse

    Average rating: 28 January 2019

    My girlfriend and I did the Dayskipper motor course from the 14.-17. of January 2019.

    In the beginning there was no course available for this time slot, but since we wanted to do the course in the beginning of January, the school reacted flexible and offered us an extra time slot .We really enjoyed it and I definitely recommend the school. The whole team was very pleasant and we already think about taking our next course with the Palma Sea school...
    Thumbs up!

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