Canary islands: perfect place for sailing

Best sailing areas in Canary islands. Sailing routes, weather and wind details, facts about region and important details to sail in Canary islands.

Sailing trip in Canary islands

The Canary Islands is an archipelago situated opposite to the west coast of Moroccо which is considered to be a paradise on earth. The name is quite fitting. The island nature and climate dispose to complete relaxation. The best way to appraise the beauty of the archipelago is to rent a yacht at the Canary Islands.

Sailing season
All the year round
Travel season
All the year round
Marinas in this location
8
Boats in this location
114

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+34
Language:
Spanish
Timezone:
UTC 0, in summer UTC+1 (CEST)
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Population:
2,153,389

Why do yachtsmen prefer the Canary Islands?

The Canaries consist of seven Spanish volcanic islands. Summer does not leave these places. The peak season lasts from November to March when many ships are driven to the archipelago from the Mediterranean. Since March the north-east trade winds are growing the strengths. They can reach 5 points according to the Beaufort scale. Such conditions are suitable only for experienced skippers.

 

What do you need to know about yacht charter in the Canaries?

There are several international airports at the Canaries, so getting to the place is easy. If you have a week it is better to choose 3−4 islands to visit and in a couple of weeks you could sail around the whole archipelago. For seven-day walks the experienced local skippers advise Tenerife and La Gomera, or La Palma, or Gran Canaria.

 

If you want to rent a private yacht and steer it by yourself, any international certificate will do. You could choose a motor, a sailing ship or a catamaran. We offer the best prices for yacht rent. Leave a request on the Sailica website and the manager will contact you to answer all the questions and to help you in organizing the trip.

 

The Canary Islands are one of the best places to relax in Spain. And it is quite clear why. A comfortable climate, picturesque nature and wonderful sea are the reasons why the Canaries can be called Paradise.

Canary islands - Yacht Charter Sailica
Canary islands - Yacht Charter Sailica
Canary islands - Yacht Charter Sailica
Canary islands - Yacht Charter Sailica

Sailing routes on the Canary Islands

There are many route options on the Canary Islands. Yachtsmen choose which places to visit depending on personal leisure preferences:

  1. Tenerife. Fans of night and crazy parties will like the local resorts of Los Cristianos and Los Americas. Those who want to have a rest in silence and admire the beauties of nature would enjoy Puerto de la Cruz. Still, the coast of this resort is rocky and you need to be careful in the mooring.
  2. Gran Canaria. It is a huge tourist center with endless restaurants, shops and clubs. Gran Canaria is especially popular among the fans of active sports and leisure. They come here to windsurf, jump with a parachute, drive on a kart. From natural wonders — 5 km long Dunes, an area covered with golden sand near a beach. Gran Canaria has some well-equipped marinas.
  3. Fuerteventura. The best beaches of Canary are situated here. They are wide, deserted and stretched for tens of kilometers.
  4. Lanzarote. This is a volcanic nature reserve with a “moon” landscape, for which Lanzarote should definitely be included in a yacht route.

Tenerife continues to be the most visited place here. If you are planning a yacht cruise for the period from mid-January to mid-February, you could get to the main event of the season — the carnival which is considered to be more stirring than the Brazilian holiday.

Available yachts in the region

1355 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
38 ft
Length
2011
Built in
1624 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2012
Built in
1632 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
45 ft
Length
2000
Built in
1916 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2011
Built in
1918 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
43 ft
Length
2007
Built in
1926 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2011
Built in
1929 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
44 ft
Length
2005
Built in
2000 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2012
Built in

Yachting season and weather in the Canary Islands

Best time to travel to Canary Islands leasts all year round. The climate here is just great. Its main feature is a uniform temperature distribution and the absence of large differences. The islands are a place which you can visit almost all year round. A warm subtropical climate prevails here.

 

The Canary Islands' water temperature is slightly lower than the air temperature and is almost always above 20 degrees, even in autumn and spring. The average air temperature in summer is + 24 ° C, and in winter — + 18 ° C. It is warm and sunny all year round. Thanks to the temperate climate, especially in winter, sailing conditions in the Canary Islands are enjoyable.

 

The islands are tidal zones, and the tide ranges from 2 to almost 3 meters. The water level changes are enormous, but insignificant compared to strong winds — the Canary Islands not recommended for beginners.

 

A dry and hot Sirocco wind blows to the islands from the Sahara. He often brings dust storms with him and accelerates to speeds of 35-50 knots. Also, be aware of the «acceleration zone» that can meet you on the way between the high western islands.

Water temperature in sailing season +22...+25 °
Air temperature in sailing season +23...+30 °
Wind speed in sailing season 12 - 20 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in the Canary Islands

  • accuweather.com — accurate weather data, satellite imagery, cloud cover;

  • weather — a site with accurate synoptic data;

  • windfinder — a service for tracking tradewinds Canary Islands, viewing water and air temperatures;

  • prilivy.com — weather, tide map.