Route Suggestion Canary Islands – Sailing around the Canary Islands

Sailing in the Canary Islands from Tenerife

Embark on an exhilarating sailing trip between the islands of eternal summer, and enjoy the diversity of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.

  1. San Miguel, Tenerife - A day at the beach before setting sail
  2. Puerto de la Estaca, El Hierro - Explore the remote Island
  3. San Sebastian, La Gomera - Anchor in the attractive town and go hiking in the Garajonay National Park
  4. Los Christianos, Tenerife - Shopping and dining out
  5. Santa Cruz de la Palma - Coffee on The Plaza Alemeda
  6. Santa Cruz de Tenerife - See the capital
  7. Las Palmas, Gran Canaria - The Santa Ana Cathedral
  8. Return to San Miguel


Beginning your trip from San Miguel, Tenerife, there are some pleasant beaches to relax on before setting sail. From San Miguel, we suggest sailing to the island of El Hierro. El Hierro is less influenced by tourism than the other islands. It has a unique landscape and is perfect for nature lovers who want to escape the crowds. There are some wonderful hiking trails through the mountains and it is possible to dive to volcanic underwater caves off the coast. Next the island of La Gomera. San Sebastian on La Gomera is an attractive port town to stay in, and nearby there is the Garajonay National Park - an ancient laurel forest in which there are some extraordinary walking trails. Los Christianos back on Tenerife is a good place to stop before travelling to the island of La Palma. Los Christianos is a popular resort and there will be lots of opportunities for shopping, eating and drinking. La Palma has a relaxed, traditional feel and is characterized by colonial architecture. From La Palma, you can sail the distance to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and then to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the joint capitals of the Canary Islands. Santa Cruz de Tenerife has a modern port, and there are lots of things to see in the busy city. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is also lively, and it is worth visiting the Santa Ana Cathedral.

Sailing Conditions

The Canary Islands are situated off the west coast of Africa and have a subtropical climate. The weather is warm all year round with temperatures rarely dropping below 20°C. However, the sailing conditions are extremely challenging and this route is only recommended to experienced sailors. There are strong winds that funnel between the islands that can reach gale force. The distances between the islands are large, creating long but exhilarating days at sea.


  • San Miguel Marina, Tenerife
  • Marina del Atlantico (Marina de Santa Cruz), Tenerife
  • Muelle Deportivo de Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Marina La Palma, La Palma
  • Marina La Gomera, La Gomera
  • Puerto de la Restinga Marina, El Hierro


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