There are many good reasons to make a trip to the Canary Islands. Here we will have summer weather (even in October), providing enticing water temperatures, and good sailing wind is almost guaranteed. These islands offer interesting geology, animal and plant life, not forgetting the history and culinary highlights. During the week trips we explore Tenerife and La Gomera, as well as La Palma or Gran Canaria and we will sail about 250 nautical miles in total. At night we will find a well developed marina or a protected anchorages in a scenic bay, using our two inflatable dinghies to take us ashore. We can also do a night sail under the stars if the crew desires.
A varied trip awaits us on these islands which offer so many opportunities for activities that one week can seem too short. Sailing in the north east trade winds and the “Atlantic waves” in the gulf between the islands is sporty and challenging, a nice contrast to the lee-sides of the islands which are quiet and relaxing.
In the passages between the islands we have great opportunities to spot the sea wildlife, in particular turtles and pilot whales are often sighted in these waters. We have equipment onboard to explore the under water world from the deck of the yacht when at anchor, beginners are welcome. For the adventurous members of the crew, the captain has plenty of canyoning experience in Tenerife to share. All the islands offer interesting hiking trails, and a short distance away is the nearest volcanic crater which can be easily reached with a rental car. The good tourist infrastructure and the low prices make it really easy for the tourists to explore the islands extensively and we will surely choose to spend some evenings visiting the restaurants.
Read about our 2017 Canaries sailing trips here.
Many airlines offer cheap deals to these islands, however, as our share of the trip is during the holiday season, it is advisable to book early. Our exit Marina San Miguel is close to Tenerife South Airport.