The Canary Islands stand out as some of the most beautiful in the world, celebrated for their perpetual spring-like climate. Opting for a yacht excursion proves to be the optimal way to traverse this archipelago.
Over the course of the week, our journey will lead us to Tenerife, La Palma, and La Gomera—each island a distinct world of its own.
Tenerife will astonish you with the grandeur of the Teide volcano. La Palma will captivate with its lush forests and mountain vistas. Meanwhile, La Gomera invites exploration through its picturesque valleys and charming bays.
Whether you seek a leisurely vacation or an opportunity to enhance your sailing skills, this voyage promises a remarkable experience.
Embarking on our yacht adventure begins at San Miguel Marina, conveniently situated just 10 km from Tenerife South Airport (TFS).
As the largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife beckons as an idyllic haven for relaxation, catering to diverse preferences for entertainment. Boasting 12 distinct climatic zones, the island mesmerizes with its crystal-clear waters, extraordinary volcanic scenery, and unmatched natural beauty. Whether you opt for a journey to the majestic Teide volcano, indulge in diving or snorkeling activities, embark on scenic mountain hikes, or delve into historical sites and museums, Tenerife offers an array of experiences to suit every taste.
As the morning unfolds, our journey leads us towards the majestic cliffs of Los Gigantes.
Our itinerary encompasses whale watching, exploration of pristine wild beaches and harbors, and a breathtaking panorama of the Teide volcano, which proudly stands as the highest point in Spain.
As the day transitions into the evening, we’ll drop anchor near one of Tenerife’s most enchanting locations – Los Gigantes. Picture towering cliffs reaching almost a kilometer above the water, surrounded by a vibrant underwater world, creating a scene of unparalleled beauty.
At the crack of dawn, we’ll set sail and make our way towards La Palma.
The day promises a lengthy sea crossing filled with activity and adventure. Amidst the journey, there will be opportunities for fishing, sailing lessons, or simply unwinding and soaking in the ocean’s beauty.
Our choice of anchorage depends on the wind’s direction. It might be the Puerto de Santa Cruz de La Palma marina on the east coast of the island, covering a distance of 60 nautical miles, or the El Puerto de Tazacorte on the west coast, involving a 75-nautical mile journey.
Today offers a complete day to delve into the island’s wonders, and the most convenient way to do so is by renting a car.
Cajorro National Park awaits exploration, revealing volcanic landscapes adorned with lava fields and canyons alongside the impressive Caldera de Taburiente crater. Venture into the Forest of Dragons to encounter ancient dragon trees while the renowned Los Tillos Cascades showcase captivating waterfalls. The Caminta Reserve beckons with its unique ecosystems for those eager to explore.
For a journey through the island’s history, the historic district of Santa Cruz de La Palma unfolds, showcasing colonial architecture, churches, and fortresses that seamlessly immerse you in the rich tapestry of the island’s past.
Our day unfolds once more on the open ocean.
In the morning, our course is set for the island of La Gomera, with our destination being the city of San Sebastian de La Gomera, the island’s capital.
The city’s compact size makes it perfect for leisurely walking tours, allowing you to immerse yourself in a blend of history, culture, and scenic charm. Take in the well-preserved medieval fortress of Torre del Conde, wander along the picturesque promenade, and visit the Casa de Colón, where Christopher Columbus resided before embarking on his legendary voyages.
Today’s adventure unfolds on La Gomera, famously known as Columbus Island.
Despite its compact size, this island reveals itself as an ecological gem, featuring a coastline adorned with small black beaches surrounded by majestic cliffs.
La Gomera’s untamed and mountainous terrain presents a tapestry of contrasts, from palm-filled valleys within vast canyons to desolate shores and enchanting forests.
The crown jewel of the island is Garajonay National Park, a prehistoric forest honored with a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Embarking on its numerous trails and routes promises an unforgettable experience amidst a habitat that shelters rare species like the giant Canary lizard. Once widespread across the Canary Islands, this sizable lizard, reaching up to a meter in length, now teeters on the brink of extinction.
La Gomera proves to be an ideal destination for hiking enthusiasts, offering extraordinary routes that unveil spectacular scenery at every turn.
Our journey takes us back to Tenerife.
Navigating through the strait between La Gomera and Tenerife, we’ll traverse a prime location for observing marine mammals. The rich abundance of food in these waters attracts a diverse array of whales, presenting unique opportunities for observation. Keep an eye out for striped baleen whales, sperm whales, orcas, and even the majestic blue whales. The strait is also a habitat for various dolphins, turtles, sharks, seabirds, and an array of fish species.
As the sun sets, we’ll make our way to our home marina. In the evening, we’ll gather at one of the coastal restaurants to share our experiences over dinner and then continue the camaraderie on board the yacht.
It’s time to bid farewell until our next adventure as we disembark from the yacht at 9:00.
We highly recommend extending your stay in Tenerife for an additional day to explore the wonders of this incredible island fully.
The cost is EUR 800 per person for a spot in a double cabin or EUR 1600 for the entire cabin.
For reservations made before January 20, the discounted price will be EUR 750 per person.
The price includes :
Accommodation in a double-bed cabin on a yacht or catamaran
Bedding and towels
Dinghy with a motor for landing on islands and beaches
The price doesn’t include:
Ship’s cash desk (food, fuel, parking) – 200 – 250 euros
Security deposit, refundable at the end of the tour