Sant Joan in Ciutadella

We can give it the meaning we want: according to Christianity that day the birth of Saint John the Baptist is celebrated; According to the pagan tradition, it is the celebration of the summer solstice, when after the longest day of the year the sun begins to decline and the days begin to shorten. It is celebrated in many places, but if there is one that is known in half the world, it is the celebration in Ciutadella, Menorca, where in addition to fire, used to purify the sun and give it strength, horses are the protagonists.

We go to Menorca in the most ecological way that exists, pushed by the force of the wind, to experience the emotion and tradition.

Are you going to miss it?

7-day trip to celebrate Sant Joan on the island of Menorca. We will focus on Ciutadella, where the main events of those days take place, but we will also navigate other places on the mythical island.

You can come alone, with your partner, with friends or with family. You don’t need experience, just to feel like wanting to live a party in a different way.

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On the island of Menorca, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, the festival of Sant Joan is the most important date of the year, and gather in Ciutadella, thousands of people who want to experience first-hand the magical night of the Solstice of summer with the fire and the horses, which turn and dance with the music, rising on their hind legs and following the beat.

Celebrations begin on Sunday before Sant Joan day, which this year will be June 21st, the “d’es be” day, and events continue till 24th of June. Main days are 23rd and 24th of June.

The 23rd, with the Caragol des Born in the afternoon and the Caragol de Santa Clara at night, where the horse riders and horses are the stars and they turn and dance through the streets of the town. And Sant Joan day, with the Jocs des Pla, two games where the skills of horsemen and horses are put to the test and gather a multitude of people: the Carotades game and the Ensortilla game.
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Will you join us?

Saturday, June 20th:

o 4:00pm: we meet at Badalona. Presentation of the crew, allocation of cabins, stowage of luggage and meals. Security instructions

o 6:00pm: departure from Badalona towards Menorca (Fornells). There are about 120 Nm, that is, about 24 hours of navigation. Dinner and overnight on board.

Sunday, June 21st:

o 6:00pm: approximately we will arrive at Fornells. It will be time to stretch our legs, enjoy a well-deserved rest and why not? a bath. Meals and overnight will be done on board.

Monday, June 22nd:

o 10: 00am: after breakfast we will set sail again to the West, enjoying now the rugged north coast of Menorca. We will pass near Cabo Caballeria and anchor near Cala Morell. Bath and meals on board and overnight

Tuesday, June 23rd:

o 08: 00am: after breakfast we will sail to Ciutadella. We have about 20Nm, that is, about 4 hours.

o 12: 00pm: scheduled arrival in Ciutadella. We will anchor near the town and disembark with the auxiliary boat. Free time to enjoy all the events that take place at the Verbena.

o Overnight on the boat (if you do not choose to continue the party all night;)

Wednesday, June 24th (Sant Joan):

o Breakfast on board

o Throughout the day we can mix with the people who celebrate Sant Joan on the island. Free time to enjoy the Jocs des Pla

o Overnight on the boat

Thursday, June 25th:

o Breakfast at the boat, and last hours in Ciutadella to walk, shop, etc.

o 12: 00pm: departure from Ciutadella towards Badalona

Friday, June 26th:

o 12: 00pm- we plan to arrive in port.

7 days trip

735,00€per person

Included in the price

Trip at Chronos, a beautiful 44 ft sailboat.

Overnight on board every night in a shared double cabin.

Captain and sailor throughout the voyage.


Travel insurance.


Not included in the price

Meals: a kitty of about € 25 / person / day will be made to buy the necessary food for the sailing days.

Maintenance of the skipper and sailor.

Moorings, except in the base port.