6 cabines - 2020
Don't feel like crossing the Atlantic to go sailing in the Antilles/Caribbean?
In this case, rent your sailboat or catamaran in the Canary Islands which benefit from an ideal climate, beautiful scenery and reasonable prices. Only 4 hours by plane from Switzerland and 70 MN off the coast of West Africa, these islands are a surprisingly well-kept sailing secret.
The islands offer a spectacular cruising ground with a varied backdrop. The seven main islands - Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Grand Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro - are all within a day's sailing distance of each other, but each has its own unique character and some even have different climates. Most marinas and marinas have excellent facilities, which have been improved in recent years by the influx of foreign yachts.
Departing from the luxurious Marina Lanzarote in Arrecife, you can easily plan a tour of the island if you have a week to spare. sailboat rental in the Canary Islands in front of you. Well protected from the wind, the south-east coast of the island will allow you to discover the beautiful seaside resorts of Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen, the latter easily accessible from the friendly port of Puerto Calero. To the south, the magnificent Rubicon Marina with its swimming pool welcomes you for an unforgettable stopover. Don't miss the lovely promenade that leads from here to Playa Blanca. Rent a car to visit the Timanfaya National Park and get to know the island's volcanic culture. Then set sail early in the morning for a long close-hauled sail along the northwest coast to the Graciosa, passing the Famara rocks, which are beautiful at sunset. Graciosa can only be visited by bike or on foot but a ferry can take you to Orzola if you wish to visit the treasures of Caesar Manrique, including the Mirador del Rio, the Cactus Garden and the incredible Cueva de Los Verdes cave..
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 who are particularly attracted by the wide range of water activities.
Las Galletas is a fishing village that takes great pride in preserving its heritage. This is why you will see small fishing boats in its bay, a fish market on the seafront and no hotel in sight. This is the ideal place to start your adventure.
Located in one of the most western points of Tenerife, the small Los Gigantes complex presents one of the most impressive landscapes in Tenerife. It is reminiscent of the ancient and dramatic mountain range that rises from the sea to the complex. The marina is a perfect stopover before travelling the 30 nautical miles to La Gomera.
For most of the year the trade winds dominate the weather system of the islands with north-easterly winds of force 3-4 Bft. The winds can be stronger between the islands due 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, only 100 km from Africa, are also affected by the south-east of the 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 closer to the equator than to the Mediterranean, the average temperature in the Canary Islands is very mild. Cooled by the trade winds, it rarely exceeds 29° C in July. In winter, the Canary Islands are also temperate, with sea temperatures even reaching 18˚C in January.
The best sailboats and catamarans for rent in the Canary Islands can be found at the Marina d'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) :
Marina Lanzarote (Arrecife) - Puerto Calero - Marina Rubicon - Isla de Lobos - la Graciosa - Marina Lanzarote (Arrecife) : 100MN (7 jours)
Marina Las Galletas - San Sebastian de la Gomera - Puerto de las Vueltas / Argayal - Puerto de la Estaca (El Hierro) - Marina del Sur (Tenerife) : 140MN (7 jours)
Marina Las Galletas - Marina la Gomera - Marina La Palma - Puerto de las Vueltas (La Gomera) - Marina Las Galletas (Tenerife) : 150MN (7 jours)
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 jours)
Note: The proposed routes are based on a navigation of 2 to 3 hours per day at an average speed of 5 knots. If you are looking for other route ideas or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you plan your cruise.