Tenerife is part of the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean off Spain’s southwest coast and the northwest African coast. It’s known for its sunny, warm weather, attractive islands with black and white sand beaches, exciting prevailing winds and a long sailing season. It’s also handy that English is widely spoken among the friendly islanders.
The seven main Canary Islands include Tenerife, where we have our base, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. There are many other smaller islets nearby that you can discover while sailing the Canary Islands.
We recommend that you navigate these paradise islands with the BALI 4.1! The first sailing catamaran, totally lying from the bow to the transom, offering a completely open and very ergonomic living space. It also offers a large forward cockpit with sunbathing area, a breathtaking relaxation area on the roof, a platform that connects the two aft skirts with a large bench seat, as well as general comfort worthy of a large catamaran.
Lanzarote is home to a national park with impressive geological formations resulting from volcanic eruptions. If you love beach life, Fuerteventura has a coastline with 150km of white sand to explore. For a sub tropical experience, La Gomera offers a hiking trail in a luxuriant forest with rare flora and fauna. Stop by Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma, and look at the charming houses with wooden balconies and floral displays. In Gran Canaria, see the volcanic crater or take the challenging 12km walk to the Roque Nublo monolith.
Sailing Tenerife is fun for those who love marine life as you can see dolphins, pilot finned whales and even manta rays if you dive in the fall. It’s a hotspot for watersports, especially surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing – so head to the breaks! Or you can relax on the black, volcanic sands.
To sail in Tenerife you will need a sailing license that is recognized by the local port authorities, or you can hire a skipper.