Canary Islands

Canary Islands Sailing Holidays

You want to sail Europe in winter, but still feel like you’ve come to an exotic place? If so, the Canary Islands, known as the “Fortunate Isles”, are the perfect sailing destination for you. By cruising between the seven main islands, you will see a rich natural diversity. Visit the spectacular Teide National Park located on the biggest Tenerife island, or take a swim on Playa de las Americas. See the desert-like Maspalomas Dunes or catch a fish for your romantic dinner on Gran Canaria. For more attractions in this region, read our Canary Islands Sailing Guide.

Yacht Charter in the Canary Islands

Thanks to its biodiversity, the Canary Islands are like a miniature continent. Yacht charter in the Canary Islands offers you more than 150 km of pristine sand beaches and emerald green waters in a windsurfers’ mecca – Fuerteventura. On Lanzarote Island, you will feel like you are on the Moon thanks to the lunar landscape and lava tubes. On La Palma Island, you can look at the stars in one of the several observatories. Pay a visit to an ancient laurel forest in Garajonay National Park on La Gomera Island and explore 46 dive sites full of volcanic features and spectacular marine life on El Hierro Island. In a nutshell, the Canary Islands region is a place you will never get tired of discovering!

The Canaries are a perfect choice for sailing throughout the whole year due to their north-east trade winds. However, the strongest winds blow in July and August, and the lightest winds in October and November. Keep in mind that high mountain areas can create different wind conditions.

Sailing Holidays Guide in Canary Islands

Canary Islands Sailing Guide


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Sailing routes - Canary Islands

Best time to sail

November - April

Number of boat bases


Closest airports

Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), La Palma (SPC), Lanzarote (ACE), Tenerife North Airport (TFN), Tenerife South Airport (TFS)


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Languages spoken



Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Corralejo Natural Park, Teide National Park, Jameos del Agua (Lanzarote)

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