The eastern Canary Islands of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote are each served by an international airport so any will make a perfect starting point for a cruise around its neighbours. Due to their proximity to Africa the eastern islands are often warmer and drier than the more westerly islands of the archipelago but have the same consistent winds and first class sailing conditions.
Our exact route will, of course, depend on the weather but we we have three beautiful islands to cruise around:
The capital city of Las Palmas is the starting point for the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) which leaves every November so by the time we arrive the marina will have plenty of breathing space. The marina of Las Palmas is right in the centre of town with plenty of bars, shops, restaurants and sight seeing opportunities nearby. In the south of the island is the pretty marina of Puerto de Mogan, with golden sandy beaches outside and several anchorages along the coast.
Literally the “strong winds” island, Fuerteventura is the closest of the Canary Islands to the African continent with the well appointed marina at Gran Tarajal just 60NM from Tarfaya in Morocco. Various other marinas along the east coast will allow for coastal hopping and short sailing hops.
The most eastern of the islands has a selection of golden sandy beaches and some of the newest and plushest marinas including Puerto Calero. It has a reputation for being windy so the sailing is good and if the weather is favourable we might make it to the island of Graciosa, just a short distance from Lanzarote but usually an energetic beat up the channel.
Prices for the different options for sailing around the Canary Islands may be found on the prices page along with details of what is and isn’t included in our prices.