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Yacht charter in Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are located just off the northwest coast of Africa, about 60 miles from Morocco and contains wonderful tourist destinations like Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gomera. Local weather conditions make a yacht charter in the Canary Islands an ideal choice for a holiday, with an average temperature of around 21ºC throughout the year, perfect to sail in. This archipelago, owned by Spain, is renowned for their diverse wildlife and beautiful vistas, fertile volcanic landscapes, quiet beaches, picturesque coves and modern marine infrastructure, this Spanish peninsula makes your yacht charter holiday an unforgettable experience.


There are many ports where you can sail to and moor the boat. Some of them are:

  • San Sebastián de la Gomera
  • This port, located in la Gomera, has 335 berths for boats up to 10 meters in draft and 20 metres long.

  • Marina Santa Cruz
  • This port has the capacity to accommodate large ships, measuring up to 60 meters long and 35 metres in draft. It is located on Tenerife’s coast.

  • South Marina Las Galletas
  • This port is also located in Tenerife, on the southern coast, and has 153 moorings. The maximum length of vessels that it can have is 25 meters long and 7 metres in draft.

What to do in the Canary Islands

You’ll find a wide range of leisure activities available in the Canaries, such as scuba diving, where you can experience firsthand the fantastically diverse marine life in the depths of the surrounding Atlantic Ocean. Whale watching is another essential experience on your boat holiday, watch pilot whales, sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat, all year-round. On your Canarian yacht charter, why not visit during festival season and experience the lively atmosphere. For example, the Corazones de Tejina festival is held in late August, and attracts large crowds to watch residents of the town create enormous heart-shaped sculptures made from fruit and flowers. In September, the Romeria de los Dolores procession in Tinajo, Lanzarote is not to be missed, where the locals dress in traditional clothes and take part in events in honour of the “Virgen de los Dolores”.

“Carnaval” is celebrated during “Semana Santa” or Holy Week, just before Easter and provides tourists the chance to experience an amazing, exciting festival. Wherever you choose to visit, our yacht charters in the Canaries will prove the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the diverse and unique culture. Here at aBoatTime, we offer a wide range of boats, such as sailing yachts and catamarans, that will make your yacht charter as enjoyable as possible. Whether you hire your yacht with or without a skipper, our yacht charters in the Canary Islands are real adventures, with clear blue waters, pleasant winds and scenic landscapes to explore. Book now, and experience the exciting adventure that awaits.

What to see in the Canary Islands

Sailing in the Canaries is a joy, with warm weather conditions throughout the year, which gives rise to their nickname in Spanish, “The Islands of Eternal Spring”. With such fantastic weather, why not take advantage of our yacht charter offers, and book your yacht charter below.

  • Tenerife
  • Tenerife is the largest and most populated island, and is home to Mount Teide, a dormant volcano, and one on the highest points in Spain. It is located within the Teide National Park, which has an area of 18,990 hectares, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with almost 3 million visitors annually, and one of the most visited national parks in the world. Tenerife is also home to the second largest city, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Known locally as Santa Cruz, it is located on the less touristy northern coast of Tenerife, and is home to the largest passenger port. Here you’ll find a wide range of things to see and do, such as the beautiful Las Teresitas beach and its typically Spanish food market, Nuestra Señora de África.

  • Gran Canaria
  • Gran Canaria is the second most populated city, and one of the most popular tourist areas. Its capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria features a large passenger port, although as Gran Canaria is very popular among yacht enthusiasts this fills up quickly; therefore we recommend you book a mooring well in advance. Las Palmas has a lively nighttime atmosphere, the most popular area being Vegueta, with many independent restaurants and bars.

  • Lanzarote
  • Lanzarote is the easternmost of the archipelago. Timanfaya National Park is located in the north of Lanzarote, and has one of the archipelago’s most volcanic landscapes, with traditional white villages dotted along the fringes. Why not stop off at the harbour in Arrecife, Lanzarote’s capital, and take a tour around the “Fire Mountains” of Lanzarote. Not to be missed is the park’s restaurant, where you can sample some of the local cuisine, cooked on a volcanic grill.

  • Fuerteventura
  • The least densely populated of the four main Canary Islands is Fuerteventura, with a population of just over 100,000, making it a must see for those in search of a quieter atmosphere. Fuerteventura was recently designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, making it an ideal stop for nature enthusiasts. Fuerteventura features picturesque, unspoilt shores and coves. Whilst for water sports enthusiasts, Flag Beach, located on the northern coast, is a popular destination. Moorings can be found at Puerto Corralejo, located nearby.

  • La Palma, La Gomera y el Hierro
  • Other smaller Canarian islands such as La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro are also excellent destinations whilst on your yacht charter, with moorings available. All have diverse landscapes and breathtaking scenery, which you will love no matter where you are as you can visit anywhere in a day’s sailing. Whilst on your yacht charter in the Canaries, why not visit one of the various lookout points of the various mountains, and enjoy the spectacular views of scenic landscapes alongside the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Beaches and Coves

Ask your skipper to sail anywhere you want as long as it’s safe on your yacht or catamaran charter. However, if you chose a bareboat charter holiday, then you have complete control of where you want to sail to!

  • Playa del Papagayo
  • Probably the most famous beach in Lanzarote, due to its white sand and crystal clear sea that resembles the Caribbean. It is located in the south and it is easily accessible by boat thanks to its moorings, which lets you take in the scenery with the comforts and privacy offered by your boat rental.

  • The Teresitas Beach
  • Near Santa Cruz, it’s unique due to its white sand, differing from rest of the dark volcanic sand beaches. It is one of the most popular places for swimming and trying water sports such as snorkeling, because it has a smooth and calm water. Therefore, we recommend it especially if you plan on travelling with children. Other activities you can do are volleyball and aerobics.

  • Maspalomas Beach
  • Located on Gran Canaria’s coast, Maspalomas is not only known for its enormous sand dunes or good weather. There is also the old lighthouse, which saw the arrival of the first tourists. Since the first traveler realized that the good weather was permanent on this shore, the Maspalomas Lighthouse has seen thousands of sunny days, honeymoons and walks by the sea.

  • Cofete beach
  • Although it does not have the best access, it is a paradise that, by itself, will make your trip to Fuerteventura unforgettable. Surrounded by mountains, usually with very few people in it (precisely because of its remoteness from the tourist centers and its difficult access), it is the ideal place to unwind with the view of the Atlantic landscape. It is located in the south, on the peninsula of Jandía.

  • El Charco Azul
  • Its turquoise water gives the name to one of the privileged corners of the area. Blue Charco is located in Los Llanillos, in the municipality of La Frontera, and its main attraction is that the pool is inside a natural cave of volcanic rock. A magical landscape in one of the most beautiful places in the Canary Islands.

  • Valle Gran Rey
  • Beautiful beach with black sand, surrounded by banana trees, it is located in a town with the same name on the western part of La Gomera. For its relaxing atmosphere and wide range of services it is excellent place to go with family.

  • Playa del Puerto de Tazacorte
  • In the middle of a wild landscape, it stands next to the port of the same name, on the coast of La Palma. Fine dark sand, it is divided in two by the mouth of the Gorge of Sorrows. The strong waves here make it ideal for windsurfing.


The Canarian cuisine can be considered the most original and cosmopolitan of Spain, as it has dishes with evident peninsular inspiration, presents recipes that very well could be considered Latin American or African, and so on. Because of its climate, the richness of fruits of their land and rich coasts with abundant fish, Canarian cuisine is succulent and light at the same time.

Among the most famous recipes, you find the famous wrinkled potatoes, parboiled in water with lots of salty. Served with spicy sauce, spicy-based oil, garlic, pepper and paprika sauce. Something so simple that has reached the degree of mastery, and on which many jealously guard some more specific recipes.

aBoatTime offers a wide range of yachts, sailboats and catamarans for your sailing charter experience. You can rent a boat with or without skipper, but in both cases you will have an unforgettable adventure among the ocean views, the curious landscapes and an unbeatable temperature when you sail with us. Now rent your boat and enjoy the experience that is waiting for you!

Given how southern the Canary Islands are located they enjoy a yacht charter season that lasts all year long. With temperatures rarely dipping below 14ºC in the winter and peaking at over 30ºC in summer, a yacht charter holiday in the Canary Islands is a pleasure no matter what time of year.
Sea temperatures can be considered warm all year round, with them rarely dropping below 20ºC even in the winter months and them rising to 24ºC in September. On average, the islands receive 9.4 hours of sunshine throughout the year and a mere 22 days of rain, predominantly in the winter. All in all, a yacht charter in the Canary Islands could be a pretty safe bet for weather, whatever time of year you decide to go.

Average temperatures

The average temperatures of the Canary Islands during the high season months are:

  • Mayo - 24ºC

  • June - 25

  • July - 27ºC

  • August - 29ºC

  • September - 27ºC

  • October - 26ºC

Daily sunshine hours

The daily sunny hours during the peak months are:

  • May - 14

  • June - 14

  • July - 14

  • August - 13

  • September - 12

  • October - 11

By Plane
To enjoy your yacht charter holiday in the Canaries, we recommend flying to Tenerife. This island isn’t only the main island but it also has two large airports: Tenerife North and Tenerife South. Both airports have bus and taxi services as well as car rental offices. Domestic and international airlines fly to Tenerife the year round and for good rates, since above all, it is a very desirable destination for its beaches and reliable weather.
1) Tenerife North: this airport is found in the region of San Cristóbal de la Laguna to the north of Tenerife. It was opened in 1929 but was expanded and renovated in 2007.
2) Tenerife South: this is the main airport on the island and is situated 60 km from the capital, in between Granadilla de Abona and the region of San Miguel. Being situated in the south of Tenerife would mean much greater air traffic due to it being more touristy than the north of the island. There is a wide variety of international airline companies to choose from and you can travel to whichever port from there.

By Car
It isn’t possible to travel to the Canary Islands by car on a public ferry but if you so desire you can rent a car in the airports as well as in the city centres or in the seaside towns.


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Why choose aBoatTime?

Divide the cost of the yacht by the number of passengers, and you'll find in most cases, that it's cheaper than an equivalent week long stay in a hotel.
Drop anchor in a quiet cove, and enjoy wonderful evenings and the tranquility of the cove, allowing you to avoid the typical holiday crowds.
Organise your trip at your own pace, to suit you and your family and friends.
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