Why did you decide to set up business in Mallorca?
Mallorca offered everything we needed - a good education system for our children, fantastic prospects for establishing our own charter business, a fabulous network of people and… sunshine! We’re very lucky.
What were you doing before?
We have spent 20 years working in the yachting industry, running research vessels and private yachts, and also lived on our 9m sailing boat for 6 years when our kids were young, covering 7,000+ miles around Africa and the Caribbean.
What makes Mallorca a special place to be for someone in the boat trip business? You have travelled all around the world. How does your experience shape up the boat trips you offer in Mallorca? And your perception of the island?
Mallorca is such a stunning island! Port de Sóller is safe, it’s beautiful and it’s an amazing playground. Also, it’s the only safe haven for boats on this coastline, which gives Bonnie Lass Charters an exclusivity that’s hard to match elsewhere.
What is special about your business? What sets you apart from everyone else?
Bonnie Lass Charters is no ordinary charter business - it’s a lifestyle we pour our energy, creativity and expertise into. We measure our success on the level of enjoyment our guests experience on board.
Any trips around the coastline in Mallorca that you prefer in particular from the range of boat trips you offer? Why?
There is a bay just up the coast here, near Sa Costera. It’s a little off the beaten track and often in summer, we can be the only boat there. With the Serra de Tramuntana mountains towering above and the sun shimmering on the water, it’s the closest thing to paradise.
What is in store for the future with your business, any exciting projects in the pipelines that you can share with us?
In June, Bonnie Lass will be the research vessel for an international marine research project documenting data for proposed Balearic marine reserves. The team combines world renowned marine biologists and Mallorcan based scientists and environmentalists. It’s an honour to be involved. Marine conservation is a personal passion and we strive to do all we can to make a difference. Check out Dos Manos in Mallorca to see how you can help look after our island!