Autumn and winter are the best seasons of the year to sail in the Canary Islands, even almost better than summer, either by sailing or motor, with or without a crew, due to the gentle and constant trade winds that blow from the northeast. Choosing a “Day Charter” or “Week Charter” is just a matter of taste.
With the boat rental in Gran Canaria, you can find a wide and diverse number of boats (yachts, sailboats and catamarans) with which to spend a fantastic day or several, touring a specific area or sailing through the different islands.
Each island has its own particular appeal and many places to visit. The paradisiacal islands of sun and fine sandy beaches, which enjoy a spring temperature throughout the year are an archipelago of 7 islands (Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa, recognized in 2019 as the eighth island) and a few islets (Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste and Lobos). Each island is diametrically diverse from the others and its landscapes evoke corners of all regions of the planet.
The Fortunate Islands, the Champs Elysees, the Garden of the Hesperides…. they were the first denominations to be found in Greek and Roman writings about the Canaries. It was an archipelago of volcanic origin inhabited by the Guanches, a very tall race, with light skin, who lived on the cliffs, in caves or in small villages with houses with a circular plan. In 1496 they joined the crown of Castile, after a series of struggles in which Guanche courage and nobility stood out. A few years later, Cristobal Colon would stop on Gran Canaria and La Gomera before leaving for the New World.
But sailing the Canary Islands will allow you to know, in a totally relaxed way, every corner, every beach and hidden cove, without having to give up visiting the most attractive places on each of the islands; its historical heritage, its large areas and shopping centers, its modern shops at street level, the best restaurants, museums, theme parks, etc.
Sailing all the islands you would need at least 15 days, so we recommend 2 options so that, in just one week you have time to enjoy a complete cruise.
On the one hand, you can choose the eastern islands (Fuerteventura and Lanzarote), mooring at various ports, or anchoring at any of the beaches or coves, which you will find throughout your journey. You should not forget to visit the island of Lobos north of Fuerteventura and La Graciosa, north of Lanzarote.
On the other hand, you have the option of sailing to the western islands (Tenerife, Gomera, La Palma and Hierro). To do this, you have to choose the dates well, since the sea and the wind are not always in good sailing conditions.
And you know, if you do not have the mandatory navigation license or want to hire a crew, you just have to request it.
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