Western & Eastern Canary Islands Combined Cruise

2 week cruise combining Eastern and Western Islands. “Best of the West” typically includes Santa Cruz and Tazacorte in La Palma, El Hierro and Valle Gran Rey on the west coast of La Gomera. “Gems of the East” via Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Rubicon – Lanzarote, Morro Jable – Fuerteventura, Puerto Mogan/Las Palmas – Gran Canaria. Returning to  la Gomera or Tenerife – all subject to weather conditions. Collect your 60NM qualifying passages towards for the Yachtmaster Exam and additional coaching where required/desired.

  • 12 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!.

2 week (12 full days sailing)

Assumed Knowledge
Assumed Knowledge

Some challenging distance sailing including night passages. Competent Crew or some sailing experience. You will be expected to helm and keep watch

Cruise Content
Cruise Content

Visit Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma. Coaching for those who require further advice on sailing skills under way. Ca.650NM (Tidal) logged with possibility of 60NM YM qualifying passages. Experience of real Atlantic sailing


Saloon berth €2350


Panel divided twin cabin berth €2350 pp


Single occupancy cabin €2610 (one person)


Double cabin €4500 (couple sharing)

Cruising Area
Cruising Area

Eastern and Western Canary Islands


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Week 1 - Typical Itinerary

Day 1 (Saturday – 17.00)

We will meet and welcome you at our sailing base. You are then settled on board with a short safety brief 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 Las Galletas, 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. Again the marina facilities are new, the restaurants 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! 

Week 2 - Typical Itinerary

Day 8

A day off and we will advise on things to do and places to go. Rejoin the yacht later in the afternoon and meet your new (or existing) crew for a welcome drink.


It is possible these routes can be reversed to include the Western Island of El Hierro, La Restinga – weather dependent!

Day 9

Prepare the yacht and following delivery of freshly prepared food, set sail for the North of Tenerife or even directly to Rubicon, Lanzarote (this will depend on weather and crew).

Day 10

Once you have reached Rubicon – Lanzarote, your remaining cruise will be with the wind behind or on the beam (in NE winds).

Day 11/12

Sail the east coast of Fuerteventura to Moro Jable and onto the beautiful port of Puerto Mogan.

Day 13

Sail back around the southwest coast of Tenerife to San Miguel Marina. You are invited to join the rest of the team and other crews for drinks and dinner in one of our favourite restaurants. Remember – accommodation on board for your final evening is included!

Day 14

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 a choice of accommodation.

FAQs for Western & Eastern Canary Islands Combined Cruise

This cruise is intended for sailors with some previous experience. Participants should have completed a Competent Crew course or have equivalent sailing experience, as the cruise includes challenging distance sailing and night passages.

The itinerary covers seven islands: Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, El Hierro, and La Palma. This extensive route offers a blend of marinas and picturesque harbours.

The cost covers your own cabin for the duration of the 12-day cruise with instructor guidance, opportunities to passage plan, and turns to skipper the yacht. Accommodation options range from saloon berths to double cabins for couples.

Participants should bring appropriate sailing attire, personal items, necessary medications, and any other essentials for a 12-day sailing adventure. A sense of adventure and readiness to learn will also enhance your experience.

This cruise offers the experience of real Atlantic sailing, logging approximately 650NM, including opportunities to qualify for 60NM passages for the Yachtmaster Exam. The diverse itinerary allows for extensive sailing practice and exploration of multiple islands.

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

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Choose from a variety of sail cruises around the Canary Islands and beyond

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From Bareboat to skippered charter, we have an option to suit your needs

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Recommended accommodation options in La Gomera and Tenerife

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

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