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the canary islands - seven gorgeous sun islands

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean lies one of the most popular holiday destinations for all sun worshippers: the Canary Islands. Geographically, the islands are part of Africa, but politically they belong to Spain; custom and tax regulations differ from the EU, and here the Western European time applies. Each of the seven main islands impresses in a special way with extraordinary landscapes, diverse vegetation, and fantastic fine sandy beaches. These are the reasons why the Canary Islands are also ideal for any type of sailing holiday. Dolphin company while sailing is not uncommon, and sometimes whales also can be seen.

The climate - about 300 sunny days

In the Canarian Islands, there is a subtropical climate, the sun shines for approximately 300 days. Due to the proximity to the equator and the Gulf Stream, it is mild throughout the year, the average temperature is between 17 and 18 degrees, the maximum temperature in summer is about 30 degrees; in the winter it rarely falls below less 10 degrees.

The wind - a paradise for every sailor

The Canary Islands also count to the strong wind areas. The trade wind, a moderately strong and very constant wind, blows reliably throughout the whole year round - thus paradisiacal conditions for sailors.

Shore excursions to the 7 main islands

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gran canaria - the most sun for your sailing holiday

With only 14 rainy days a year, Gran Canaria is the holiday destination with guaranteed sun. The landscape is varied. In contrast to the gently sloping sandy beaches, there are also flowering landscapes in the interior, impressive mountain regions with deep ravines and fragrant pine forests. Recommended places to visit include the capital, las Palmas; the archaeological site of Cenobio de Valerón; the botanical garden Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo.

Lanzarote - the volcanic island

The volcanic landscape in Lanzarote impresses in a special way. Only a few meters under the surface, the earth is 400 degrees hot. The volcanic soil is very fertile, there is also wine is cultivated. The color palette is unique - the steel-blue Atlantic, the cratered mainland with black, reddish and brown volcanic rocks form a wonderful contrast. The Jardín de Cactus in Guatiza; a bird park at Giunate and the Cueva de Los Verdes, one of the longest lava tunnels in the world, are worth a visit.

La Palma - an incredible plant world

Almost half of the green island is covered with forest and has an extraordinary variety of plants; since 2002 it has been a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. On the Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma's highest mountain with 2400 meters, you will find one of the best-equipped observatories in the world. At this observatory, an institution for basic research, there are three to four open days every summer, where scientists present their research work.

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Tenerife - sailing around the largest island

The largest of the Canary Islands with the Pico del Teide, the highest mountain in Spain in the middle of the El Teide National Park, is 2000 square kilometers. The old towns of La Laguna and La Orotava are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Tenerife offers a lot of various sights worth seeing it like the botanical garden in Puerto de la Cruz; the pyramids of Güímar; the hell canyon Barranco del Infierno near Adeje; the Drago Milenario, a Canarian dragon tree in Icod de Los Vinos, just to name a few.

Fuerteventura - sailing holidays ideal for diving

Also, the second-largest island of the Canary Islands with its miles of sandy beaches is a paradise for sportsmen on and under the water, it attracts sailors, surfers and divers alike. The Ecomuseo La Alcogida, an open-air museum in Tefia, is worth to be visited.

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isLa Gomera - combining sailing holidays with hiking

Well-conditioned cyclists and hikers choose this island for extended tours over mass tourism. The view of the natural valleys and deep canyons is breathtakingly beautiful. Sea lovers can be found on the beaches in the tourist center at Valle Gran Rey.

El Hierro - an island of peace

Natural sand and pebble beaches and especially the peace and calmness on the smallest of the seven main islands make it an insider tip for those who are seeking relaxation.

On the Canary Islands, the experienced sailor gets his money's worth during his extended sailing holiday. Super protected marinas, laid out like small towns, are complemented by a few but great anchor bays. Therefore our tip: Choose the ideal yacht with us and book online right away! And you can expect a yacht charter holiday of the top class.