Sailing holidays near Gran Canaria

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Gran Canaria. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

Marinas in Gran Canaria

Get your yacht charter in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with the Sailica website. Here, you can find boat rental prices in a few clicks, select the convenient type of vessel and view the options for boat rental in the Canaries with or without a skipper. We will tell the nuances of the catamaran charter in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, if necessary.

 

Gran Canaria Airport, where planes fly from all over Europe, is located on the island. If you did not find here the flight you need for some reason, search for the flights in the neighbouring island, Tenerife. There is a regular ferry service between it and Gran Canaria (the island where Las Palmas is located).

Sailing season
May - September
Travel season
April - October
Marinas in this location
1
Boats in this location
3

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+34
Language:
Spanish
Timezone:
UTC0, in summer UTC+1(CEST)
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Population:
378,517

Sailing nuances in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • In high season, the yachts stay north of the marina until a place in the port is available. You can find out if it is free by visiting the port with dinghy regularly
  • In November, during the start of the transatlantic yacht regatta (ARC), yachts passing through the port may stay there for no more than 5 days (except for yachts that are in the port for more than 6 months)
  • One cannot stand on the beach next to the marina from March 15 to September 15

Events in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • February — Carnival, one of the most famous in Spain
  • March — International Canarian rally “El Corte Inglés”
  • September — International Festival of Theater and Arts
  • October — the fleet festival, the victory of the Spanish Armada over the British fleet in the XVI century is celebrated
  • November — Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

No doubt Las Palmas or Las Palmas de Gran Canaria can be considered one of the best Spanish resorts.

Gran Canaria - Yacht Charter Sailica
Gran Canaria - Yacht Charter Sailica
Gran Canaria - Yacht Charter Sailica

Sailing routes from Las Palmas

The distances between the Canary Islands are quite large. Therefore, it is advisable not to visit all the islands at once, but to hire a charter boat in Las Palmas and choose several islands for a detailed inspection. Gran Canaria Island has a good location: you can find a yacht or catamaran rental and go both to the west, to the islands of Tenerife and La Gomera, and to the east, to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

 

The route from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to the east, 7 days: Las Palmas — Fuerteventura — Morro Jable — Corralejo — Lanzarote — Puerto del Carmen — Betancuria — Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Airports in Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport LPA

Yachting season and weather in Gran Canaria

The climate in this area is wonderful. The water temperature even in autumn and spring rarely drops below 20 degrees, which is perfect for a holiday with children.

 

The best time to relax in Gran Canaria is summer. There is a warm and dry climate in summer and warm in winter. There has never been any snow in the city of Las Palmas. Even in autumn and spring, the water temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees — it is best time to travel to gran Canaria for sailing with children.

 

There are strong winds on the island of Gran Canaria. Sports crews will love sailing in these waters. Trade winds blow heavily, and gusts and storms can occur in some places. There are few shoals on the island. There are sheltered bays and long distances between marinas and yacht harbors. Therefore, this area is not worth swimming for beginners. Navigation and wind conditions should not underestimate, but experienced and adventurous crews can give it a try.

 

The islands are intertidal, and the tidal range is 2 to 3 meters. These huge drops in water level seem insignificant when compared to strong winds.

Water temperature in sailing season +18...+22 °
Air temperature in sailing season +25...+33 °
Wind speed in sailing season 12 - 20 knots

Weather forecast for Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

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

  • weather and Gran Canaria water temperature — a site with accurate synoptic data;

  • windfinder — a service for tracking tradewinds Gran Canaria, viewing water and air temperatures;

  • prilivy.com — weather, tide map.