Sailing in Tenerife

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What do I need to sail in Tenerife?

You have all kinds of options for sailing in Tenerife: from small fiberglass boats to large sailboats and catamarans. Please note that if you plan to charter a bareboat, you must have acquired an appropriate license for the size and engine (if any) of the boat.

Everything, little by little, ceases to matter. Everything but those paradises at sea and sailing and sailing and sailing and sailing.

Tenerife is a splendid island to sail all year round, whether sailing or motoring, a boat offers incredible opportunities to visit hidden coves that are normally inaccessible on foot or by car.

If your plan is to fish, remember that it is necessary to be in possession of a proper fishing license. You can check which license to obtain in this page of the Government of the Canary Islands. Do not forget also to respect the minimum sizes of the catches.

If you charter a crewed boat, the crew usually consists of a captain and one or more sailors, depending on the size of the group or boat. Normally, boats are rented by the hour, although there are usually options to rent them for longer periods of time, if you intend to have a maritime adventure in Tenerife or in the Canary Islands in general. Likewise, most of the boat trips available on the island are excursions, mainly for whale watching. It should be noted that practically all the sea activities offered by the island’s tourist companies are suitable for the whole family.

Sailing in Tenerife

Where can I go to Sail in Tenerife?

Always respecting the buoys signaling at all times, sailing in
is easy as there is no special area where navigation is restricted. So feel free to get lost in all the nooks and crannies of the island, especially these that we name below.

Ocadilla Beach
hidden near
Hidalgo Point
This beach is perfect to arrive by boat, enjoy a natural cave where you can take shelter from the sun on the hottest days and also have some privacy. It is only accessible by boat or kayak, so it is empty most of the year.

La Garañona beach
This beach in the north of Tenerife is accessible by sea and by a rather complicated path on the cliff wall, so it is unlikely that you will have company.

Masca Beach
Masca Beach: this location can only be reached by boat or by a somewhat difficult path, however it is a well known enclave, so there will probably be someone on the beach when you arrive.

Beach of Montaña Pelada
accessible only by boat, this beach in the south of the island is ideal to be alone and enjoy the privacy of its beautiful sand and whitish stones.

Ancon Beach
the least known of the list, solitary and secluded, it is located on the coast of
La Orotava
, north of the island. a secret paradise!

Roque Bermejo BeachThis area is the most popular of all, mainly because it is right next to a village, however, you have a small harbor where you can moor the boat and spend as much time as you want on the beach. It has a plus: it is a phenomenal fishing location.

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Sailing options in Tenerife

How can I go sailing?

The possibility of renting boats in Tenerife is quite common. You can approach any major port in the south of the island such as Puerto Colón and, if you walk along the pontoons, you will find a multitude of posters and people advertising sailing trips in Tenerife in various ways. However, to rent a private boat, the best option is the Internet. We have compiled this list to make it easier for you to find your perfect boat.

Viking Cruise Ragnarok: we cannot fail to mention this unique cruise. This Viking boat will take you to see cetaceans in Puerto Colon with a great crew and service. It is an adventure not to be missed.

Radical Jet Ski: This company located in Puerto Colon offers zodiac rentals of various sizes, Jetski and a wide range of activities that you can try during your stay. Take advantage and take all kinds of souvenirs with them!

White Tenerife: This luxury catamaran will take you whale watching in Costa Adeje. You can take a swim in the refreshing Atlantic sea. Excursions are available from 3 to 5 hours with catering included in the 5 hour excursions.

Roulette Charters: another company with home port in Costa Adeje. It offers outings for small groups, with a more intimate atmosphere. Includes pick up and return to your hotel if it is less than 20 km from Puerto Colon, drinks and snacks, as well as snorkeling equipment so you can take a dip in places away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. Undoubtedly, a luxury experience.

Third Element Luxury Charters: Located in Los Gigantes, it offers trips on luxury sailboats to explore the beautiful cliffs of the area, spot different species of cetaceans and swim in a secluded cove. Snorkeling equipment is included. The boat accommodates up to 8 people. Drinks such as cava, wine and soft drinks are included. Vegetarian and gluten-free food is available upon request. Take advantage of the opportunity and treat yourself!

“A ship should not sail with only one anchor, nor life with only one hope.”

Don’t miss the chance to go sailing!

Most charter companies and excursion companies operate all year round, although it should be noted that outside the summer season, you can enjoy sailing in Tenerife at a more relaxed pace and accompanied by a smaller number of people. The high season runs from June to August. You can check the weather forecast here.

Tenerife has all kinds of hidden coves and remote locations that are not accessible from land, so, if you manage to charter a boat for yourself, there is a good chance that you will find totally deserted beaches. Remember to be clear about what kind of boat you can take. Don’t forget that chartering the boat with a captain is always an option.

As a last tip, we recommend an activity that technically is not sailing, but everyone should try: the Submarine Safari Tenerife . This submarine will take you on an underwater excursion you will never forget. We hope you liked our options and that you get the most out of all the activities. If you want to know more experiences to do on the island, take a good look at our page. You’re sure to find something that will fit perfectly with your idea of the perfect vacation. See you on your next trip!

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