Sailing in Tenerife and the Canary Islands

All-season sailing in the Canary Islands

Sailing in Spain’s Canary Islands offers a treasure trove of opportunity. With a boat charter in Tenerife or Gran Canaria, you’ll be able to explore secluded beaches, hidden snorkel spots and sleepy villages.

Offering a favorable climate year round, the Canary Islands are a favorite for sunseekers from Europe and further afield. You’ll find many a boat charter in Tenerife and the other Canary Islands, with options for bareboat or crewed yachts as you choose.

And with so much choice, it's easy to see why sailing in the Canary Islands is such a draw. Although Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria all attract many tourists throughout the year, there are plenty of smaller and less visited islands which are just made for sailing trips with a private yacht charter.

If you're planning to go sailing in Spain, the Canary Islands are probably one of the destinations on your shortlist. There is lots to do by boat from Tenerife and the other Canary Islands, so how can you choose your agenda?

Island hopping in Canary Islands

Each of the Canary Islands offers their own unique character, so getting to know more than one of them is a great sailing adventure. With a private boat rental from Sailo you can spend as long as you want on each of the islands and explore at your leisure. 

You’ll find Tenerife boat charters as well as options for sailing trips from Lanzarote and Gran Canaria offering lots of choice. From classic sailboats or catamarans, to luxury motor yachts or speedy motorboats, however you want to get around, you’ll find the boat for you.

Surf, snorkel and scuba

One of the incredible things about the Canary Islands is the fantastic choice of things to do. Even if sailing in Tenerife, you’ll be able to try out a different activity every day. Find a great surf beach one day, the next day go hiking up a mountain and the day after that enjoy an epic beach party.

In the water, the Canary Islands offer some fantastic snorkel and scuba diving opportunities. With a private boat charter in Tenerife or the Canary Islands, you set your own agenda and can set sail to the best spots.

Whatever you’re planning on a sailing vacation in the Canary Islands, from a family sailing trip to a big celebration on the water, find your perfect boat rental on Sailo.

Club Náutico Puerto Colón

Los Gigantes Marina

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Puerto Deportivo Radazul

Marina Santa-Cruz

Marina del Sur, Las Galletas

Boat charter to La Gomera


One of the less visited Canary Islands, sailing from Tenerife to La Gomera is an excellent way to experience this charming island. Characterised by a dramatic interior of valleys and peaks, and almost deserted sandy beaches, this doesn’t feel like the Canary Islands you know… Yes, there are hotels and restaurants, but there is less in the way of tourist saturation and a very authentic vibe to it all. With a boat rental from Tenerife, you can spend a few lazy days getting to know this beautiful and relatively untouched island.

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Sailing around Gran Canaria


Set sail from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria to explore more of this beautiful island. Although it’s one of the most visited of the Canary Islands, sailing in Gran Canaria gives you ample opportunity to discover you own quiet corner. From the relatively untouched west coast of the island, to the famous dunes of Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas. Discover hiking trails, nature reserves, hidden beaches, vibrant nightlife and traditional fishing villages while sailing in Gran Canaria. Find your perfect Gran Canaria boat charter on Sailo.

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Lanzarote with a boat rental


Although many flock to Lanzarote for package holidays in the sun, discovering a whole other side to this beautiful island is easy with a yacht charter. Sailing in Lanzarote gives you the opportunity to discover hidden corners of the Canary Islands such as La Graciosa. This island just off the north coast of Lanzarote is the definition of a desert island, with hiking trails and beaches. Or discover the less developed northern coast of Lanzarote and the geothermal wonders of the Timanfaya National Park.

Sailing in Tenerife


As one of the most popular destinations in the Canary Islands, sailing in Tenerife gives you lots of options to explore. Discover the spectacular Rural de Anaga park in the north of the island, with jagged peaks and hidden beaches. Or hop along the southern coast, which is dotted with untouched bays with barely a soul in sight - including the incredible Los Gigantes cliffs. If you prefer some company, you’ll find thriving towns all along the Tenerife coast. And of course, you’ll very likely see the imposing Mount Teide from the deck of your Tenerife boat charter.

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