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.

1 week (6 full days sailing)

Assumed Knowledge

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

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.


From €845 (shared cabin)


From €945 (own cabin)


Please check the calendar for available cruise dates 

Cruising Area

Western Canary Islands


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Typical Itinerary

Day 1

We will meet and welcome you as you arrive at our sailing base. Ideally, you will start preparations and safety brief in preparation for an early start the following morning. You are then 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 Los Gigantes, north Tenerife 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. Remember – accommodation on board for your final evening is included!

Day 8

Leave the yacht at 09.30 latest please for your return home or to continue your holiday on La Gomera or Tenerife.  Please see our stay page for accommodation.

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A wide range of practical and theory courses offered all year round

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Recommended accommodation options in La Gomera and Tenerife

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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

Postal Address:
Apartado 211,
Calle Del Medio, 38800,
San Sebastian de La Gomera,
Islas Canarias, Spain

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