Palma Sea School
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 Centers
Palma Sea School have their training centers in the following locations:
- Palma, Spain
- Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Palma Sea School reviews as published on Google:
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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 :)
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.
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
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!
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
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!
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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..
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
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
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
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
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 !
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
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.
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.
Max du Sud
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.
Amazing people! Jo is always very kind and helpful. Did Yachtmaster with John and AEC with Phil, both great and patient trainers!
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!
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
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 !!
Great instructors, in depth lessons and friendly faces. 10/10
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!
Great course. Highly recommend even for people with prior experience in engineering
Excellent sailing course week. John and Jo amazing people, always very supportive and ready to help.
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.
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.
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
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 .
Eric Martínez Anadón
I have done the AEC 1 and I am very happy with the course. An amazing teacher! 100% recommendable...
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.
Rather friendly and helpful staff who made my course go very nicely
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
I had good time with Palma Sea school. They are professional and helpful! I truly recommend them! Palma sea school is your school!
A great course, overseen by a fantastic Instructor, will definitely recommend to anyone seeking to expand their knowledge
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.
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!
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
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.
A great course, overseen by a fantastic team, will definitely recommend to anyone seeking to expand their knowledge
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 :)
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.
recently undertook a Yachtmaster sail course. Course was excellent as were the instructors. I will have no issues returning for further courses!
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+++
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!
Recently completed my yachtmaster with Palma Sea School, highly recommend them. Very professional and knowledgeable instructors, nothing was to much trouble.
Everything is organized perfectly!
See you soon next time!
Amazing instructors and great location will be going back for sure
Great School.Very helpful staff.Great Instrutors.Excellent boats for training.
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...
- Superyachts - Deck
- Powerboat Level 1
- Powerboat Level 2
- Superyachts - Engine
- Approved Engine Course (AEC1)
- Superyachts - Other courses
- Competent Crew
- Day Skipper Motor
- Day Skipper Sail
- Day Skipper Theory
- International Certificate of Competence (CoC)
- RYA Diesel Engine Course
- RYA Start Yachting
- Yacht Master Coastal & Offshore Theory
- Yachtmaster Coastal Exam
- Yachtmaster Coastal Motor
- Yachtmaster Coastal Sail
- Yachtmaster Conversion Exam
- Yachtmaster Ocean Theory
- Yachtmaster Offshore (Sail)
- Yachtmaster Offshore Exam
- Yachtmaster Offshore Motor
- Yachtmaster Motor Training Package
- Yachtmaster Sail Training Package