STN Yacht Charters
STN Yacht Charters

Canary Islands Charters

Bienvenido a las Islas Canarias! Great Choice of Boats! Great Choice of Bases!

The Canary Islands are a year round charter destination but are particularly popular from November through to March. Day time temperatures can reach the low 20Cs during this period, making this is a great escape for those enduring a northern European winter. And with breezy conditions almost guaranteed, as the Canary Islands sit in the trade wind belt, this is an excellent winter sailing destination

We have an great selection of monohulls and catamarans available for you to charter in the Canary Islands available from bases on Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife

Choose one this years new boats for the ultimate charter experience. On a budget? Select a boat from our keenly priced economy fleet

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Ken Jones, your contact for Yacht Charter


Ken Jones has been sailing for over 35 years, He learnt to sail racing dinghies going on to compete at European level. He has completed several RYA qualifications and owned a 40' ketch cruising the Mediterranean for 8 years. In 2004 he completed his first trans-Atlantic crossing. Over the last 20 years he has chartered extensively in the Mediterranean and Caribbean

His aim? "To deliver a top quality service to my clients and be recognised as the best yacht charter agent out there"

Client feedback

Tom, Sussex; "Simply the best agent I've ever worked with. Throughout a long and difficult journey, due to the COVID-19 mess, he demonstrated time after time a willingness to go the extra mile and a determination to deliver our charter for us. Thank you Ken"

John, Essex: "Ken provided us with a very professional and personal service throughout the whole booking process. I would recommend him to anyone"

Patrick, Manchester: "By far the easiest yacht charter company I've ever dealt with. If you tell this guy what you want he will deliver. Simple as!"

Contact Ken today for your personal guide through the whole process and get your perfect yacht charter holiday experience

Complete this simple enquiry form and get a quote for your yacht charter here. Or send Ken an email

The Sailing Area

The Spanish Canary Islands are an archipelago lying in the Atlantic Ocean off the NW coast of mainland Africa. They consist of seven islands of volcanic origin; Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, Fuerteventura and La Graciosa. The Canary Island's geographical position means that there are generally good winds for sailing as the NE trade winds funnel through the islands, creating what are known as wind acceleration zones, and this means that even with fairly light winds there is still enough breeze for a great sail.

Charter Yachts off the coast of Lanzarote
 
Charter yachts off the coast of Lanzarote

• Season •

The Canary Islands are a perfect year round charter destination but are particularly popular from November through to March

• Weather • Climate • Wind •

The combination of the influence of two meteorological phenomena, the trade winds and the Azores High mean that in spite its position close to the tropics, the Canaries are not too hot in summer, 21 - 29C, and pleasantly warm in winter, 15 - 20C. The NE trades, that once took Columbus to America, funnel through the islands creating what are known as wind acceleration zones and this means that even with fairly light prevailing winds there is still enough breeze for a great sail. Gales are infrequent and the islands are not affected by hurricanes.

You can see more details of the climate of the Canary Islands here

• Onshore Don't Miss •

Las Palmas, on Gran Canaria, is the Canaries' largest city. Take a stroll down the Calle Triana and the streets around it. Come evening, the atmosphere is like no other, as the area comes to life with people. Take a look inside the city's centuries-old Catedral de Santa Ana. Work on the cathedral started around 1500, but its facade was completed to its current neoclassical style centuries later

Tenerife's Parque Nacional del Teide contains the towering Teide volcano. Rising to over 3700m this is Spain's tallest peak; it's also the world's third-largest volcano. The whole park has an "otherworldly" or "lunar" landscape, with its weird-looking rock formations and multicolored lava deposits. To reach the top of the volcano, you can take the Teide Cable Car or you can hike the Telesforo Bravo Trail [permit required]

The Caldera de Taburiente National Park, on La Palma, is a huge crater surrounded by volcanic peaks lined with streams and waterfalls and peppered with pine groves. Make a stop at the El Paso Visitors Center to plan your visit

Located on the western coast of Lanzarote, Timanfaya National Park looks like the cratered surface of the moon. You will be surprised by what this geothermal environment provides. Just a few meters below the earth's surface, the temperature can be up to 600C. Park guides will throw water down holes in the ground to create a violent steam geysers. When they toss dry brush, they immediately flame with fire. The park offers two walking tours, a coach tour and even a camel tour

• Marine Wildlife •
Dolphins in the Canaries
Common Dolphins

The waters of the Canary Islands are home to over thirty species of cetaceans including; sperm whales, orcas, short-finned pilot whales, common and bottlenose dolphins

Shark sightings are common and include angel sharks, basking sharks and further offshore hammerheads

Five different species of marine turtle are sighted periodically in the islands, the most common of these being the loggerhead turtle. The other four are the green, hawksbill, leatherback, and Kemp's ridley turtle

• One Week Charter from Marina del Sur, Tenerife •
San Sebastion Harbour, La Gomera
San Sebastian Harbour, La Gomera [Click on the pic for more images of this yacht charter itinerary]

Day 1: Check-in and overnight at Marina del Sur, Las Galletas

Day 2: Marina del Sur > San Sebastian, La Gomera

Day 3: San Sebastian > Puerto Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma

Day 4: Puerto Santa Cruz de la Palma > Puerto de Tazacorte, La Palma

Day 5: Puerto de Tazacorte > Puerto de la Estaca, El Hierro

Day 6: Puerto de la Estaca > Puerto Deportivo de Playa de Santiago, La Gomera

Day 7: Playa de Santiago > Las Galletas

Day 8: Disembark in the morning
 
Puertos Canarios is a public business entity assigned to the Ministry of Public Works of the Government of the Canary Islands. It manages about 50 ports of general interest, port facilities and some marinas that are operated under concession. They also have jurisdiction over some anchorages and prior permission from Puertos Canarios is required before visiting. You can see their website here

Check out other suggested itineraries for your Canary Islands yacht charter here

• Charter Bases •

There are boats available from bases on Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife

Puerto Deportivo Pasito Blanco, Gran Canaria

Pasito Blanco on Gran Canaria
Pasito Blanco Marina [Click on the pic for more images of this base]

Pasito Blanco, located on the south coast of Gran Canaria, is the island's major charter base

There are direct flights to Gran Canaria Airport [LPA] from many European cities. The airport is 36km away, 26 minutes by taxi

Muelle Deportivo de Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Las Palmas Marina
Las Palmas Marina [Click on the pic for more images of this base]

Marina Las Palmas is located in the island's capital city and is home to a small fleet of charter boats

There are direct flights to Gran Canaria Airport [LPA] from many European cities. The airport is 24km away, 19 minutes by taxi  

Marina Lanzarote, Lanzarote
Marina Lanzarote
Marina Lanzarote [Click on the pic for more images of this base]

Marina Lanzarote is located just outside Arecife, Lanzarote's capital city. This is the only charter base on the island. There are direct flights to Lanzarote from many European cities

Lanzarote Airport [ACE] is 8km away, 11 minutes by road

Marina Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Marina Santa Cruz
Marina Santa Cruz [Click on the pic for more images of this base]

Marina Santa Cruz is located in the islands capital city. It is home to a small number of charter boats. The closest airport, Tenerife Norte, is served by flights from the Spanish mainland

Tenerife South Airport [TFS] is 62km away, 42 minutes by road
Tenerife Norte Airport [TFN] is 15km away, 15 minutes by road

Puerto Deportivo de Radazul, Tenerife
Puerto Radazul on Tenerife
Radazul Marina [Click on the pic for more images of this base]

Puerto Deportivo de Radazul is located on the island's NE coast. It is home to a large fleet of charter boats

Tenerife South Airport [TFS] is 54km away, 36 minutes by taxi
Tenerife Norte Airport [TFN] is 16km away, 16 minutes by road   

Marina del Sur, Las Galletas, Tenerife
Marina del Sur on the south coast of Tenerife
Marina del Sur [Click on the pic for more images of this base]

Marina del Sur is located at Las Galletas on Tenerife's south coast, just 15 minutes away from Tenerife South Airport. This airport is served by flights from a large number of European cities. Marina del Sur is the island's major charter base and home to several yacht charter fleets

Tenerife South Airport [TFS] is 15km away, 15 minutes by taxi
Tenerife Norte Airport [TFN] is 80km away, 54 minutes by road

Marina San Miguel, Tenerife
Marina San Miguel
Marina San Miguel [Click on the pic for more images of this base]

Marina San Miguel is located on Tenerife's south coast, just 11 minutes away from Tenerife South Airport. This airport is served by flights from a large number of European cities. The marina is home to a small fleet of charter yachts

Tenerife South Airport [TFS] is 8km away, 11 minutes by taxi
Tenerife Norte Airport [TFN] is 72km away, 51 minutes by road

• One Way Charters •

In the autumn of each year many boats travel from the Balearic Islands to the Canary Islands where they are available for charter throughout the winter. These same boats make the return journey in the spring prior to summer charters in the Mediterranean. The trips take around three weeks and are ideal for mile building and a taste of true blue water cruising. See our current offers here

Get a quote for your yacht charter here. Or contact us by email

Charter Boats in the Canary Islands

Please click on the links for a full description and pics of the boats

You can see prices for weekly charters
here

Monohulls - 3 Cabins

Jeanneau SO 419 [2019] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Jeanneau SO 419 Sailing Jeanneau SO 419 Sailing
See the gallery by clicking on an image of the Jeanneau SO 419

Dufour 382 GL [2017] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Dufour 412 GL [2017] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Jeanneau SO 419 [2017] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Dufour 412 GL [2016] • From Gran Canaria, Pasito Blanco
Jeanneau SO 349 [2016] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Bavaria 37 Cruiser [2015] • From Lanzarote, Arecife
Bavaria 41 Cruiser [2015] • From Lanzarote, Arecife
Bavaria 46 Vision [2015] • From Lanzarote, Arecife
Dufour 410 GL [2015] • From Gran Canaria, Pasito Blanco
Beneteau Oceanis 41 [2012] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Hanse 400 [2012] • From Tenerife, Marina San Miguel
Beneteau Oceanis 37 [2011] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Beneteau Oceanis 40 [2011] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Dufour 405 [2011] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Hanse 375 [2011] • From Tenerife, Marina San Miguel
Jeanneau SO 409 [2011] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas

Monohulls - 4 Cabins

Jeanneau SO 440 [2019] • From Tenerife, Radazul
Jeanneau SO 440 Jeanneau SO 440
See the gallery by clicking on an image of the Jeanneau SO 440
And check out the Video

Jeanneau SO 479 [2018] • From Lanzarote, Arecife
Jeanneau SO 519 [2018] • From Lanzarote, Arecife
Dufour 460 GL [2017] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Dufour 512 GL [2017] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Bavaria 51 Cruiser [2016] • From Lanzarote, Arecife
Dufour 460 GL [2016] • From Gran Canaria, Pasito Blanco
Bavaria 45 Cruiser [2015] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Bavaria 46 Cruiser [2015] • From Gran Canaria, Pasito Blanco
Beneteau Oceanis 45 [2015] • From Tenerife, Radazul
Bavaria 46 Cruiser [2014] • From Lanzarote, Arecife
Bavaria 46 Cruiser [2014] • From Lanzarote, Arecife
Beneteau Oceanis 45 [2014] • From Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Bavaria 45 [2013] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Jeanneau SO 439 [2013] • From Lanzarote, Marina Rubicon
Bavaria 45 Cruiser [2011] • From Tenerife, Marina San Miguel
Beneteau Oceanis 46 [2011] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas

Monohulls - 5/6 Cabins

Jeanneau SO 519 [2019] • From Tenerife, Radazul
Jeanneau SO 519 Jeanneau SO 519
See the gallery by clicking on an image of the Jeanneau SO 519

Jeanneau SO 519 [2018] • From Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Jeanneau SO 519 [2018] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Jeanneau SO 519 [2018] • From Tenerife, Radazul
Jeanneau SO 519 [2017] • From Tenerife, Radazul
Jeanneau SO 519 [2017] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Jeanneau SO 519 [2017] • From Gran Canaria, Pasito Blanco
Bavaria 51 Cruiser [2016] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Dufour 512 GL [2016] • From Gran Canaria, Pasito Blanco
Bavaria 56 Cruiser [2015] • From Lanzarote, Arecife
Beneteau Oceanis 48 [2015] • From Gran Canaria, Pasito Blanco
Dufour 500 GL [2015] • From Gran Canaria, Pasito Blanco
Elan 50 Impression [2015] • From Tenerife, Radazul
Jeanneau SO 509 [2015] • From Lanzarote, Marina Rubicon
Jeanneau SO 509 [2015] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Bavaria 51 Cruiser [2014] • From Lanzarote, Arecife

Catamarans - 4 Cabins

Bali 43 [2017] • From Gran Canaria, Pasito Blanco
Lagoon 450 [2017] • From Lanzarote, Arecife
Bali 45 [2016] • From Gran Canaria, Pasito Blanco
Lagoon 39 [2016] • From Gran Canaria, Pasito Blanco
Lagoon 380 [2014] • From Tenerife, Santa Cruz
FP Lipari 41 [2012] • From Tenerife, Las Galletas
Lagoon 450 [2012] • From Lanzarote, Marina Rubicon

You can see prices for weekly charters here

Get a quote for your yacht charter here. Or contact us by email