The Canary Islands are a destination for sailing all year round, with warm water and many interesting places to explore by sailboat. Its attraction is great in the Northern winter as an alternative to the more distant Caribbean, Seychelles or Thailand.
The Spanish charter companies have a double season in which they move some yachts from the Balearic Islands to the Canary Islands in November and back to the Balearic Islands in May. As a result, there are sometimes interesting long-distance delivery trips. We cannot pretend that sailing here exceeds that of the Mediterranean Sea or the Caribbean. But at a distance of 4 hours flying, much cheaper than a flight to the Caribbean or Thailand, it is a nice destination. The time difference is small and makes it a good opportunity for a one-week winter break while the Caribbean and Thailand are too far away to go for just one week. The sailing conditions require a reasonable level of experience. You can expect pretty strong winds and there are some notorious wind funnels between the islands. Despite the caution in this article, it is without a doubt a good off-season destination for those with sufficient experience. Here you can find a nice pilot if you want to know more about sailing around the Canary Islands
A cruising guide to the Canary Islands
If you do not have that experience, you can also sail on one of the ships with crew that we have at our disposal. Request a quote or call us for more information about sailing in the Canary Islands.
We offer charter yachts in Sta. Cruz de Tenerife, Gran Canaria and some in Lanzarote. If you want to go to Tenerife, fly to North Tenerife. For Gran Canaria it is best to fly to Las Palmas.
The island of Tenerife is located in the Atlantic Ocean between the subtropical and temperate zones. Tenerife is located off the coast of Africa and is only a few hours flight from the heart of Europe. The exceptional location has made it a meeting place for Europe, Africa and America. With sunshine and constant Northwestern winds throughout the year, Tenerife offers excellent sailing opportunities.
The experience of the crew must be at the level of "coastal skipper". You finally sail on the Atlantic Ocean. If you take Tenerife as the starting point then you have the option to visit one of the three unaffected islands;
La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.
These islands are spectacular volcano mountains with plenty of good ports and marinas. You can see dolphins and whales while sailing in the Canary Islands.
Tenerife has an exceptionally mild climate with pleasant temperatures while the spectacular coast is flooded by the warm and healing waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Sailing is our passion and we are happy to share it with you!
We are available 7 days a week also in the evenings.