6 cabines - 2019
You do not want to cross the Atlantic to go sailing in the Caribbean ?
In this case, rent your sailboat or catamaran in the Canary Islands which enjoy an ideal climate, beautiful landscapes and reasonable prices. Only a few hours by plane and 70 NM off the coast of West Africa, these islands are a surprisingly well-kept sailing secret.
The islands offer a spectacular cruise course, with a varied backdrop. The seven main islands - Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro - are a day's sailing from each other, but each has its own unique character and some even have a difference in climate. Most marinas and ports have excellent facilities, improved in recent years by the influx of foreign yachts.
From the luxurious Marina Lanzarote in Arrecife, you can easily plan a tour of the island if you have a week of sailboat rental in front of you. Well protected under the wind, the south-east coast of the island will allow you to discover the pretty seaside resorts of Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen, this one being easily accessible from the nice port of Puerto Calero. To the south the magnificent Marina Rubicon and its swimming pool welcomes you for an unforgettable stop. Do not miss the beautiful promenade that takes you from there to Playa Blanca. From there, rent a car to visit Timanfaya National Park and get to know the volcanic culture of the island. Then set sail early in the morning for a long windward cruise along the north-west coast to Graciosa, passing by the splendid rocks of Famara at sunset. Graciosa can be visited only by bike or on foot but a ferry can take you to Orzola if you want to visit the treasures of César Manrique, among which the Mirador del Rio, the Cactus Garden and the incredible cave of Cueva de Los Verdes.
Las Galletas, a small traditional fishing village, is an ideal starting point to rent your sailboat or catamaran in Tenerife and discover the western islands of the Canary Islands. The Marina offers excellent culinary options and attracts tourists particularly attracted by the wide range of water activities.
Las Galletas is very proud to preserve its heritage. That's why you will see small fishing boats in its bay, a fish market on the waterfront and no hotel in sight. This is the perfect place to start your adventure.
Located in one of the most western points of Tenerife, the small complex of Los Gigantes presents one of the most impressive landscapes of Tenerife. It thus recalls the old and dramatic mountain range that rises from the sea to the complex. The marina is a perfect stopover before traveling 30 nautical miles to La Gomera.
Most of the year, the trade winds dominate the meteorological system of the islands with northeast winds of force 3-4 Bft. The winds can be stronger between the islands thanks to the venturi effect linked in particular to the numerous volcanoes present on the islands. The trade winds are dominant in spring and summer and the strongest in July. Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, just 100 km from Africa, are also affected by the south-east of Sirocco. This autumn wind can create confusing conditions, but usually only for short periods.
In terms of climate, the North African influence also means that Lanzarote and Fuerteventura receive almost no rain. As you head west into the Atlantic, the islands become greener. Although it is closer to the equator than to the Mediterranean, the average temperature of the Canary Islands is very lenient. Cooled by the trade winds, it rarely exceeds 29 ° C in July. In winter, the Canary Islands are also temperate, with the sea temperature even reaching 18˚C in January.
Sailboats and catamarans for rent in the Canary Islands can be found at the Lanzarote Marina of Arrecife on the island of Lanzarote and at the Marina del Sur in Las Galletas on the island of Tenerife (click on the map below for more details details):
Marina Lanzarote (Arrecife) - Puerto Calero - Marina Rubicon - Isla de Lobos - la Graciosa - Marina Lanzarote (Arrecife) : 100MN (7 days)
Marina Las Galletas - San Sebastián de la Gomera - Puerto de las Vueltas / Argayal - Puerto de la Estaca (El Hierro) - Marina del Sur (Tenerife) : 140MN (7 days)
Marina Las Galletas - Marina la Gomera - Marina La Palma - Puerto de las Vueltas (La Gomera) - Marina Las Galletas (Tenerife) : 150MN (7 days)
Marina Lanzarote - Caleta del Sebo (La Graciosa)- Marina Rubicón - Gran Tarajal (Fuerteventura)- Morro Jable (Fuerteventura)- Puerto de Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)- Marina Santa Cruz (Tenerife) - San Miguel (Tenerife) - Marina del Sur (Tenerife) : 280MN (14 days)
Note: The suggested itineraries are based on 2 to 3 hours of navigation per day at an average speed of 5 knots. If you are looking for other route ideas or questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you plan your cruise.