What does Canary Sail offer?
Which destination/base should I choose?
How many days & nights will I/we stay on board?
What weather can I expect?
What shore based accommodation can you recommend before/after the sailing?
How do I book a Cruise or Charter?
Which RYA Course should I choose?
How do I gain the RYA navigational theory knowledge required?
How do I book a practical sailing course?
Can I book my own cabin?
How many others will be on board?
Can we book our own Exclusive Yacht for a Course or Cruise?
What miles will we cover and how many ports will we visit with Canary Sail?
Can I swim off the yacht?
Can I fish off the yacht?
Can we whale/Dolphin watch?
What airport do I fly to?
How do I get from the airport to my chosen sailing base?
What time is check in?
Will I be met on arrival?
Can I leave my bag if arriving earlier than check in?
Can I have my own key to the marina facilities?
Are the marinas secure?
If I stay for more than a week, do the marinas have laundry facilities?
What time is check out?
What should I pack?
How should I pack?
What’s included in my RYA practical course?
What’s included in my cruise?
What’s included in my charter?
What’s not included?
Can I hire wet weather gear?
Is on-board safety equipment included?
Is there bed linen on board?
Do you provide towels?
Am I insured for personal injury whilst on board?
What happens in the event that I need to cancel my booking?
What charter qualifications do I need?
Do I need to pay a security deposit?
La Gomera base for Friday to Friday – Courses, Cruising and Charter – a taste of local Canaries. 20 mins taxi run followed by a 1 hour ferry transfer – worth the extra to get off the beaten track!
Sicily base for Saturday to Saturday – Charter only – cruising around the most beautiful location and Aeolian Islands in this wonderful are of the Med
In a week with Canary Sail you will complete 6 days of sailing and 7 nights on board
Canary Islands is consistently fine with no great range of temperature through the year. Around 28 degrees in summer and low to mid 20´s during winter months. Evenings can be cooler so a fleece/jacket is advised. Low humidity so insect count is low! Good winds!
Please see here for our Canaries accommodation tips
For Sicily, please contact us
Select product at top of our home page. Select duration of Cruise/Charter. Proceed to Calendar and select available date
See “Choosing the right RYA Course for you” here
Sometimes we can arrange classroom theory training. More often clients choose the Splash on line tuition – see here. It is also possible to self learn using books and YouTube RYA classroom videos!
Currently this is not yet possible on-line as with Cruise and Charter. For availability and on-line payment Contact us
Yes! Subject to availability we guarantee you your own cabin for 1 or 2 persons at time of booking
On 36ft yachts max of 4 plus Instructor, 40ft+ 4 sometime 5 plus Instructor (Instructor/Skipper takes the saloon!)
Yes, and many do! Minimum number is 2 and max 5 (Course) or up to 9 (cruise 50ft)
Courses – in excess of 100NM visiting min 3 other ports
Cruises – 200 to 300NM + visiting 4/5 ports
Yes, with the yacht secured at anchor, swimming and lunch is on the agenda!
No, for this you need a special license. Canary Sail is licensed to sail only
We will see the whales and dolphins but are forbidden to follow them without the required license
Tenerife Base: Tenerife South (TFS) airport (TFN an option)
La Gomera Base: Tenerife South (TFS) airport (TFN an option)
Sicily: Palermo airport (Catania an option)
Tenerife Base: Take a taxi from the airport direct to marina San Miguel, approx. 15 minutes
Sicily: Bus & Train or we arrange collection/drop off for you
Tenerife base: Latest check in 17.00 (Charter), 18.00 (Course)
La Gomera base: We advise you book a flight that lands no later than 17.00, in order to catch the last ferry from Los Cristianos to San Sebastian, La Gomera
La Gomera – We arrange to meet you at the marina office just a few minutes walk from the ferry terminal in San Sebastian and take you to your yacht
Tenerife – We meet you at the San Miguel Marina
Sicily – We meet you at the airport (by special arrangement) or at the Capo de Orlando Marina
We can no longer accept early arrivals to the marina or store baggage. Please arrive to the marina at the appointed check in time and your yacht will be ready
On your arrival we can provide a key against a refundable deposit of €5.00 for use for the duration of your visit. A pair of keys, ladies and gents are provided on board
The marinas are secured by CCTV, locked pontoons and 24 hour patrolling. Generally crime in the Canaries is not an issue
Yes, in all cases the marinas provide a launderette for washing and drying. We do not allow drying of clothing on the yachts!
All bases: We kindly ask you to vacate the yacht by 09.30 on the day of departure
A soft suitcase or bag is preferable, as they are easier to store on board than a hard case
Wet weather gear is included for RYA courses and cruises. Charterers can hire wet weather gear if required – cost €20 pp/week
Auto inflate life jackets and safety harnesses are included on all our yachts!
Yes, bed linen is included for RYA courses and cruises. Charterers can pay bed linen & towels for €15 per person per week if required
Yes, we supply bath towels, but not beach towels
Yes! However, you should take out normal holiday insurance. Check your policy also covers you for leisure sailing in territorial waters – see here if not
Bareboat charterers should have at least Day Skipper (daytime sailing only!) or higher. We will take an account of your sailing experience. An ICC or equivalent is also preferable
Bareboat charterers will be required to pay a refundable security deposit
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