Western Canary Islands

Intended for people with some previous sailing experience this week long trip can be challenging, but will give you a great sense of achievement. Enjoy the cruise, build tidal mileage and log 60NM qualifying passages for the Yachtmaster Exam and additional coaching where required/desired.

  • 6 days cruising with instructor guidance
  • Your own cabin! No-one shares unless by choice when booking
  • Passage plan and take turns to skipper the yacht
  • Exclusive Cruise Yacht” option for couples, families or groups on 36 to 50ft cruise yachts – now also including our Lagoon 38 C2 Catamaran Option!

1 week (6 full days sailing)

Assumed Knowledge
Assumed Knowledge

Some distance sailing as crew. Competent Crew or similar. You will be asked to helm and keep watch.

Cruise Content
Cruise Content

Visit La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera. Night sailing might be included. Tuition/coaching for those who wish also to brush up on skills.


Saloon berth €1250


Panel divided twin cabin berth €1250 pp


Single occupancy cabin €1380 (one person)


Double cabin €2400 (couple sharing)

Cruising Area
Cruising Area

Western Canary Islands


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Typical Itinerary

Day 1 (Saturday – 17.00)

We will meet and welcome you as you arrive at our sailing base. You are then settled on board your yacht and invited to join us for drinks to meet the team, your instructors and fellow students or crew who start their full week courses. You will be made very welcome by the Canary Sail team and we can advise the best restaurants for you to sample!

Day 2

Prepare the yacht including a full safety brief. Set sail for San Sebastián, la Gomera, for an initial short “shakedown” sail to settle you all in. Relax for the evening in this charming marina offering a good choice of restaurants and relaxing bars.

Day 3

Prepare to set off early for the sail up to Santa Cruz, La Palma (or Tazacorte). This is a full day sailing, usually on a beam reach (in NE winds) which should get you into your destination in time for dinner. Once again, a great choice of local restaurants awaits you all! The marina here is new and offers great facilities including relaxing bars around the marina, Wi-Fi, etc.

Day 4/5

Maybe some time to look around this truly beautiful town before setting off again around the north of La Palma to the quite, relaxing location of Tazacorte. The marina facilities are new, the restaurants are good and the small village and beach offer a quaint, relaxed holiday atmosphere – a real gem!

Day 6/7

Sail back to the west coast of La Gomera to Valle Gran Rey (Vueltas). This is a small fishing harbour offering the best fresh fish anywhere along with plenty of other, international choice of food. Good fun in the cocktail bar till late for those with energy enough!

Return sail back to home port of San Miguel, South Tenerife. Remember – accommodation on board for your final evening is included!

Day 8

Leave the yacht at 09.00 latest please for your return home or to continue your holiday in Tenerife.  Please see our stay page for accommodation.

Yacht side view in ocean

FAQs for Western Canary Islands Sailing Cruise

The cruise is intended for people with some previous sailing experience. Participants should have completed a Competent Crew course or have similar experience, as you will be expected to helm and keep watch.

The cruise visits La Palma, El Hierro, and La Gomera, with potential for night sailing. You’ll experience a mix of charming marinas and picturesque harbours.

The cost covers your own cabin (no sharing unless chosen), six days of cruising with instructor guidance, and the opportunity to passage plan and skipper the yacht.

You can choose from a saloon berth, a panel-divided twin cabin berth, a single occupancy cabin, or a double cabin for couples. Prices vary based on the selected option.

Participants should bring appropriate sailing attire, personal items, and any necessary medications. It’s also recommended to bring a sense of adventure and readiness to learn and enjoy the experience.

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Get in Touch

Phone any time on our UK Divert No. (UK call cost): 0044 1252 837648
Phone (USA): 001 855 866-5566
Phone (Spain): 0034 922 141 967

Company Address:
Marina San Miguel
Urbanizacion Amarilla Golf
San Miguel de Abona
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Islas Canarias

Postal Address:
Apartado de Correos 211
San Sebastián de la Gomera
Islas Canarias

Office opening hours:
Tuesday-Friday 08.30-15.30

Calls diverted outside of office hours, excluding Mondays. Please send us an email and your enquiry will be dealt with promptly.

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