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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. Yachting vacations in Canary Islands will be unforgettable for you. 

Sailing season
All the year round
Travel season
All the year round
Marinas in this location
9
Boats in this location
60

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 for sailing to relax in Spain. And it is quite clear why. A comfortable climate, picturesque nature and wonderful sea are the reasons why rent a boat in Canary Islands is a great idea!

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

1600 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2021
Built in
1850 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2012
Built in
1932 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
44 ft
Length
2005
Built in
1933 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2011
Built in
1958 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
43 ft
Length
2007
Built in
2083 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
44 ft
Length
2006
Built in
2124 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
42 ft
Length
2008
Built in
2150 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
44 ft
Length
2012
Built in
2254 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
42 ft
Length
2019
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.

People talk about Sailica

Rinke Tiegel
5
Full recommendation. Great service & support. We chartered a Beneteau 45 in Athens for our trip around Peloponnes. Great service and perfect customer support from beginning to the end. Due to corona we had to postpone our trip - Sailica managed all the communication with the charter agency and negotiated a great new deal for us. This was already the 2nd time we charted with Sailica and it won't be the last time. Full recommendation
Kyle Redstone
5
I took Dufour Grand Large 560 at Croatia using online yacht rental service sailica.com It's easy to use their mobile app with fair prices and enough quantity of boats which suits to my parameters. Their managers assisted me through whole communication with charter company. It was pleasant to receive a small gift – free of charge transfer from airport to marina. We didn't request it and appreciate their overexpected level of service.
Julian Lehmann
5
Amazing 1 week in Turkey! I sailed with Sailica on a tour in the gulf of Fethiye in Turkey. Overall it was a great experience and a great crew, even if I did not know them before. The area is amazingly beautiful and if you go in April you can avoid the crowds. The skipper was very proficient and knew what he was doing. Highly recommended!
Mykyta Semenoff
5
Great company! The guys answered all our questions which were very important since it was our first sailing experience. Moreover, they advised us not only on a charter but also on the tour itself. This was not the responsibility of the company, but we needed help and the company managers helped us for free. I highly recommend the team. The guys are really reliable, proactive and customer-oriented.
Vadim Rogovskiy
5
Excellent trip to Croatia! The trip was organized on an excellent level since the very beginning - from the yacht search to the trip itself. The team was fast and responsive. Highly recommended to everyone who wants to hang out with family on a beautiful yacht or catamaran!
Nikolaus Haufler
5
Super Beratung - sehr schnell wurde für mich ein passendes Boot in der Türkei gefunden. Sehr guter Preis, und ich konnte einen Skipper aussuchen, den ich bereits vom letzten Mal kannte. Volle Empfehlung!