Tenerife Sailing Itinerary

Enjoy a sailing itinerary around Tenerife and the Canary Islands

Tenerife Sailing Itinerary

Sail around the Canary Islands

Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands and is one of Spain’s most important tourist destinations. Tenerife is a volcanic island with endless mountain ranges all over the island. Each year millions of tourists descend on the island for holidays, to sail and to explore what the island has to offer.


Tenerife and the Canary Islands are ideal places to sail and explore, with a large number of events throughout the year including the famous Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife which takes place every February.

Our Guide to Tenerife Sailing Itinerary

Our Tenerife Sailing Itinerary showcases the best Tenerife has to offer by visiting both the North and South ends of the island – San Miguel (South) and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (North). Both of these places have beautiful marinas, beach areas, coves to explore and idyllic swimming locations.

From Tenerife our Tenerife Sailing Itinerary begins by heading to the islands of El Hierro, La Gomera, La Palma and then on to Gran Canaria. All of these islands have their own unique features and things to explore and discover; from history to swimming and natural wonders, Tenerife and the Canary Islands have the best of everything.

  • Getting There

    The best way to reach our Tenerife Sailing Itinerary is by aeroplane. Tenerife has two major International Airports – North and South. The North Airport has flights from all over Spain and the South Airport has flights from further afar, including the UK and the rest of Europe. These flights are regular throughout the year and on a more frequent basis in the summer season. You can reach San Miguel, the start of our Tenerife Sailing Itinerary, by taxi from either the North (1 hour or 44 miles) or South Airport (15 mins or 6 miles).

  • Weather

    Τhe Tenerife Sailing Itinerary is a great sailing destination as Tenerife is often referred to as the ‘island of eternal spring’. The island, and the surrounding islands, have a warm tropical climate with an average summer temperature of between 24 and 28 degrees celsius and an average winter temperature of between 18 to 24 degrees celsius. The islands often display challenging strong winds, particularly between the islands which act like a funnel. Winds vary from force 3 to 4 in a northeast direction.

  • Mooring

    In Tenerife and throughout the duration of our Tenerife Sailing Itinerary, there are a large number of world class marinas. Many of the marinas have superb facilities with showers, bathrooms, wifi, stores and some even have restaurants.

Our Tenerife Sailing Itinerary

The perfect Tenerife Sailing Itinerary and for the Canary Islands

Day 1

San Miguel, Tenerife 

Our Tenerife Sailing Itinerary starts in San Miguel. The city and surrounding beach areas are ideal for spending the first day of the itinerary relaxing and exploring before embarking on the Tenerife Sailing Itinerary. San Miguel also has a number of historic monuments to explore including the Castillo de San Miguel (a breathtaking medieval castle) and many narrow streets, which are complete with beautiful Canarian architecture.

Overnight Anchorage: Is available at the Marina San Miguel, which contains 344 berths with a maximum length of 40 meters.

Book in Advance: Marina San Miguel, Urbanisation Amarilla Golf, S/N, 38639, San Miguel. +34 922 78 5464

Day 2

San Miguel, Tenerife → El Hierro 65NM

El Hierro is often considered a nature lover’s paradise with a large number of hiking trails, mountains to explore, and volcanoes as well as underwater volcano caves to dive down to. El Hierro is a small, relatively undisturbed island compared to the busyness of Tenerife.

Overnight Anchorage: A small number of moorings are available at the Puerto de la Restinga Marina. Caution should be taken when approaching the marina as an underwater reef is located close to the entrance. Boats should stay clear of the reef and turn around the point half a mile away. Mooring is available alongside the wall.

Day 3

El Hierro → La Gomera 42NM

La Gomera was the last stop over point for Christopher Columbus before he headed towards North America, and the island is as beautiful now as it was then. La Gomera is home to the Garajonay National Park and its ancient forest, which are ideal for walking tours. The island is calm and tranquil with a small church, La Asuncion, and the Torre del Conde, a 15th century tower.

Overnight Anchorage: The Marina La Gomera is home to 335 berths and superb facilities.

Book in Advance: Marina La Gomera, Paseo de Fred Olsen s/n, 38800, San Sebastian de La Gomera +34 922 14 1769

Day 4

La Gomera → Santa Cruz de la Palma 50NM

Santa Cruz de la Palma is a beautiful town with a traditional feel, its colonial architecture is one of a kind. The town has a naval museum as well as other historic sites, and the Maroparque Zoo. Drinking coffee in the Plaza Alemeda is a must do.

Overnight Anchorage: Overnight mooring is available in the 180 berth Marina La Palma, 38700 Santa Cruz de la Palma +34 922 41 0289

Tenerife Sailing Itinerary

A challenging but rewarding itinerary for experienced sailors

Day 5

Santa Cruz de la Palma → Santa Cruz de Tenerife 80NM

Next our Tenerife Sailing Itinerary makes its way back to the island of Tenerife, but at the opposite end of the island, to the modern town of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a well established town with a large number of modern buildings, but it still has an Old Town which has kept its cultural heritage. The town is calm and located close to the larger town of San Cristobal de la Laguna.

Overnight Anchorage: The Marina del Atlantico is located 20 minutes walk from the main town of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The marina has 440 berths and can be booked in advance.

Book in Advance: Marina del Atlantico, Darsena Comercial de Los Llanos, 38001, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, +34 922 292184

Day 6

Santa Cruz de Tenerife → Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 47NM

From Tenerife our Tenerife Sailing Itinerary proceeds onto the island of Gran Canaria. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or Las Palmas is the capital of the island and a well established and lively city. The city contains a large number of cinemas, arts, and restaurants and throughout the year is home to a large number of music and film festivals. The city is also surrounded by beautiful beaches that are ideal for mooring at for the afternoon, to swim and walk on the golden beaches. Playa de las Alcaravaneras is a lively beach with a beautiful promenade.

Overnight Anchorage: Muelle Deportivo de Las Palmas has a large number of berths and can be reached in advance on +34 928 234960

Day 7

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria → San Miguel, Tenerife 70NM

The last day of our Tenerife Sailing Itinerary departs from Las Palmas and heads back to San Miguel on the island of Tenerife. San Miguel is a great place to spend your last day, enjoying some delicious cuisines and relaxing on the surrounding beaches of Monuments Natural de Montana Amarilla.

Indicative Yachts and Prices

Tenerife Sailing Itinerary

*All prices are per boat, for one week. For more yacht options and exact prices, please contact us info@sailchecker.com


Lagoon 380: Prices from £ 2,400


Oceanis 37: Prices from £ 1,300


Bavaria Cruiser 45: Prices from £ 2,300


Sun Odyssey 409: Prices from £ 1,500

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