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How to Enjoy a Superb Luxury Sailing Trip in Tenerife


Highlights
How to Enjoy Carnival on Tenerife
Deserted beach and abandoned salt pans in Lanzarote
La Palma: A Heaven for Stargazing
Experience participating in Transgrancanaria
A Road Trip Around the North of Fuerteventura
A Journey to the end of the World, or to Punta de Orchilla
Diversity on the rocks: Hundreds of unique species
La Gomera, the romantic getaway
Following a Tapas Route on Tenerife
Enjoy a trek to the highest point in Lanzarote
Fiesta de la Cruz on La Palma
Gran Canaria’s Other Rock: Sacred Roque Bentayga
A day in the outback of Fuerteventura
Walking to the Beautiful Valley on La Gomera
"Fototrek” an amazing annual photographic adventure in El Hierro
An incredible Whale & Dolphin watching experience in Tenerife
The secret white sand beaches of Lanzarote
On the sunny side: Los Llanos de Aridane
Exploring South Fuerteventura by Car
The Best Bit of Las Canteras Beach is Underwater
La Gomera, lush and beautiful
Paragliding above the valley of El Hierro. What an experience!
Three ways to enjoy Teide in Tenerife
Tasting Lanzarote: Cosecha 2015
La Palma, a taste of the tropics
Jardín Canario Viera y Clavijo, one of the highlights of Gran Canaria
From a Magic Spring to a Secret Lake, Five Curiosities on La Gomera
Jinama and Charco Azul
Amazing boat excursion to the Archipiélago Chinijo marine reserve
Lanzarote sunrises
La Palma: a Treasure Trove of landscapes in One Island
Viewpoint Mirador de la Peña, the smallest hotel of the world and the giant lizard
A Hike Around Gran Canaria's Volcanic Hotspot
Fuerteventura, Strong Wind
La Gomera: A day visiting dolphins and whales
Lanzarote fishing: Fresh fish for lunch
Exploring the Historic Centre of La Laguna
“Ruta de la Tapa” in Valverde
Driving the Las Mimbreras road
Discover the Beautiful North of Lanzarote by Car
Excursion to the Isla de Lobos
La Gomera – a rural tourism paradise
Festival of La Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes
A morning in Santa Cruz de La Palma
The water route, Valverde and the Bonanza rock
Exploring the San Juan Volcano
Vegueta: Time Travel In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s Old Town
Why You Don’t Want to Miss Out on Trekking Masca in Tenerife
Experience Tinajo: Rural traditions and breathtaking natural beauty
A lovely stroll around Villa de Valverde
A Spring Tour Of Gran Canaria
Through the back roads of El Paso
Relaxation and wellbeing, enjoying Lanzarote´s natural treasures
A trip along the coast of El Golfo, El Hierro
Exploring the Highs and Lows of Puerto de Mogán
Why You Will Absolutely Love Exploring Amazing La Graciosa
The Wild North of La Palma
Tenerife, best locations and the British favourite hotspots
Enjoy the best of Lanzarote at Noches de Jameos
Relish the thrill and views of El Faro La Entallada, in Fuerteventura
Menceyes and our Lady of Candelaria, in Tenerife
The Wine Run Lanzarote: food, wine and scenery
Experience the beauty of the pink caves of Puertito de Los Molinos
A Saturday in the beautiful village of Haría, Lanzarote
A must do in Fuerteventura – Picnic in the dunes of Corralejo
Playa San Juan in Tenerife, a charming place
A walk along the El Golfo ridge, El Hierro
The five best places to eat in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura
A cup of coffee at Casa José Saramago, Lanzarote
Why Forestal Park is One of the Best Experiences in Tenerife
San Sebastián, the high part of Santa Cruz de La Palma
Sunset On The Rocks At Puerto de Mogán in Gran Canaria
A walk from San Andrés to Hoya del Morcillo, El Hierro
Enjoyment for the active traveller – Climb the Volcanic Mount Roja
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How to Enjoy a Stunning Walk in Tenerife from Playa San Juan to Los Gigantes
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Art, Architecture and Frogs in Gran Canaria's Garden City
Carnival time on El Hierro
One of the best family days out in Fuerteventura
Journey to another planet at Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote
From the sea to the sky, a circular drive in South Tenerife
A journey through La Palma’s plant world
Los Carneros de Tigaday, El Hierro
Relaxing Weekend staying in the picture perfect beaches of El Cotillo – Fuerteventura
Lanzarote’s southwest coastline: where ocean meets lava
How to Enjoy North Tenerife and Wine Tasting in One Amazing Trip
A trip around La Palma’s south coast
The Quiet South Gran Canaria Beach With Two Names
What to explore, How to get there and where to stay in San Sebastian the capital of La Gomera.
Relax by the sea in El Tamaduste
The best olive oil in Fuerteventura – Verde Aurora Bio Farm
Hiking in La Geria: a bird’s eye view of the volcanoes
How to Enjoy a Unique Excursion Around Stunning Santa Cruz
El Tablado, La Palma’s remotest settlement
Swimming And Snorkelling At El Puertillo in North Gran Canaria
Enjoy a morning at the local produce Market in San Sebastián de La Gomera
A tour around El Hierro’s “Mirador’s”
Betancuria, the ancient capital in the mountains of Fuerteventura
How to Enjoy an Easy Adventure from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero
A walk across Llano de Las Cuevas in La Palma
How to Enjoy a Superb Luxury Sailing Trip in Tenerife
From Jungle To Desert at Maspalomas In South Gran Canaria
The sweetness of La Gomera and the Canary Islands – Palm Syrup
Cycling on El Hierro is a great way to see the Island
Isla de Lobos, a natural Paradise
Volcanoes, wine and British history in Lanzarote
The mini-Volcano Route, La Palma
How To Try And Do Tenerife From Top To Bottom In Three Days
Playa Santiago – A glorious mesh of sleepy fishing village and luxury hotel complex
A Day at the Canaribbean In Gran Canaria
Hermigua, the beautiful tropical valley of La Gomera with a Gofio Museum
How to Enjoy Authentic Lanzarote at the Lovely El Charco de San Ginés
La Gomera’s longest beach in the Valley of the great king – Valle Gran Rey
The Charm of Vallehermoso – The Beautiful Valley in La Gomera
How to Discover La Gomera With an Amazing Jeep Safari Adventure
Calle Cano: A Las Palmas Street Where Old And New Blend Together
Three places off the usual tourist track in Tenerife
La Gomera one of the most gorgeous island for hikers, ramblers and casual afternoon walkers
Poema del mar, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
An ascent of Bejenado
Four best places to visit in Fuerteventura
Up The Monte: Exploring Gran Canaria's Wine Country
5 Excellent Experiences to Try When You Visit Tenerife
Exploring the Barranco de las Angustias
4 best places to visit in La Gomera, by a Canary Island resident
A lovely walk from Mirador de Jinama to The bell tower Joapira
Walk the beautiful arid landscapes of Fuerteventura – Betancuria
In Gran Canaria And Sick of Sand? Head To The Parque Sur For A Siesta
Keep cool with a craft beer tour in Lanzarote
A walk from Arenas Blancas to Verodal (Local walk reference SL-EH2)
Tijarafe: touring La Palma's sunny northwest
Eco-friendly relaxation in the north of Lanzarote
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03 Sep 2018

There is a certain perception of Tenerife that has somehow persisted, in part due to the misinformation circulated by some media outlets that the island is nothing more than a budget destination for those looking for sun, sand and sea.

Of course, if you are searching for a vacation with plenty of time to relax at the beach or by the pool soaking up some rays in between refreshing swims, then it is certainly possible, with a variety of great value apartments, resorts and hotels dotted around the island that are never far from the sea or swimming pools. What many don’t realise though, is that Tenerife offers so much more than this!

Among many of the incredible features to discover in Tenerife, one that consistently surprises visitors is just what an amazing destination it is to see dolphins and whales in the wild! The waters surrounding the Canary Islands, including the section of water between Tenerife and La Gomera are some of the best in the world to spot them. This makes it a perfect place to be able to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, where they rightfully belong.

Pilot Whales Tenerife, Canary Islands

Instead of going to see these animals in captivity, here in Tenerife you have the perfect opportunity to be able to view them enjoying life in their natural environment, wild and free as they should be. While there are a number of different excursion options available, aboard a variety of sea vessels, a luxury yacht trip is undoubtably one of the best choices if you’re looking for a truly memorable experience.

There are numerous companies offering whale and dolphin watching trips from various harbours around Tenerife. If you are staying in the South of the island though, a fantastic option is Blue Jack Sail, a family run business offering amazing trips aboard either their stunning luxury sailing yacht or their beautiful motor boat.

Our captain Jesús, Puerto Colon Tenerife, Canary Islands

Our group of friends were Italian, Spanish and Lithuanian and those also on the trip were a Dutch couple and a British family. On almost every excursion I take in Tenerife it becomes more and more apparent just how much of an internationally popular destination it is and rightly so. It really does attract visitors from all over the world which breaks another stereotype as Tenerife being simply a cheap getaway for Brits. While it is true that British tourists love the Canary Islands, so do increasing numbers of visitors from all over the world, as they discover how unique these islands are!

It felt great sailing out into the open ocean with the wind in our hair and the sun overhead, with the boat certainly able to race along at speed. Under the expert control of Jesús, the safety and comfort of all of us onboard was always top priority. There really is something very relaxing and luxurious about being on a beautiful sailing boat enjoying the bright blue ocean and magnificent views of Tenerife.

Island views Tenerife, Canary Islands

On this particular trip we were especially lucky as the ocean was particularly calm that day and felt so tranquil as we sailed along. As we sailed away from the coast of Tenerife and headed out in the direction of La Gomera, reaching deeper waters, we arrived at the best possible area to see whales and dolphins. We managed to get some incredible views of pilot whales, as pods (groups) of them swam right alongside the side of our boat, continually surfacing for air.

While the waters around the Canary Islands are certainly some of the best to witness whales and dolphins in their natural habitat, it would be untrue to say sightings are guaranteed, as these are wild creatures. Sometimes when conditions are more rough or due to other reasons, you may only glimpse a couple of these animals or sometimes none at all, if you are very unlucky.

That day we were especially lucky though with the whales swimming for quite some time alongside, us. With perfect conditions that day including calm, clear water, the number of whales and their proximity to the boat, it felt like a real privilege seeing these animals living life as nature intended.

Pilot Whales Tenerife, Canary Islands

It seems so obvious when you see these animals in the wild, how much they enjoy freedom in their natural habitat. The whales swim peacefully through the water, minding their own business, surfacing for air and showing no fear at being within almost touching distance of the boat. It seems as though they are as curious about us as we are of them.

The same can definitely be said of dolphins which I have seen on many other occasions, including on other trips I have taken. The dolphins show a genuine joy for life as they race along both beside and in front of the boat and leap in and out of the water. This can be for no other reason other than playfulness and fun. While the speed, agility and power of the dolphins is no doubt incredible, seeing large pods of pilot whales right alongside the boat was equally as amazing due to their size and grace!

Pilot Whales Tenerife, Canary Islands

Following these awesome views, we then headed back to the coast, towards tiny El Puertito. This picture perfect typical Canarian village is located between Playa Paraiso and Costa Adeje and provided a perfect backdrop for a swim after the anchor was dropped.

El Puertito Tenerife Canary Islands

While some of the group took this opportunity to top up their tans, others, including myself, couldn’t miss the chance to swim. It was also great fun jumping off the front of the boat!

Simon El Puertito Tenerife Canary Islands

Following this refreshing swim, we were provided with freshly prepared bocadillos (which included a vegetarian option), delicious fresh fruit and drinks including soft drinks, beer and chilled cava which added even more to the feeling of luxury. This was the icing on the cake of a fantastic trip.

While at the start there had been a few clouds in the sky which felt unusual for the south of Tenerife, by the time we had our swim and were lounging back on the deck eating, and sipping glasses of cava the sun was shining gloriously. The trip seemed to have raced by as we had all been having such fun, but it was then time to head back to Puerto Colón.

Cava Tenerife Canary Islands

The anchor was raised, the sails raised and off we went. As the boat sailed along back to base, we lay out in the sunshine chatting, with the wind in our hair taking in the amazing views of the Tenerife coastline, such as the beautiful town of La Caleta. The evening sunlight lighting up the island magnificently. It really did feel like paradise, especially after seeing all those whales earlier!

Landscape Views Tenerife Canary Islands

This was certainly a trip to remember with a company that really puts its clients first, and are clearly passionate about providing the best possible service. The whole profile of Tenerife (and the Canary Islands in general) have been significantly raised in the past decade, with increasing numbers of more discerning visitors arriving on these beautiful shores.

With captain on boat, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Hopefully more people will take advantage of the amazing experiences Tenerife has to offer such as a luxury boat trip, to be able to realise that the island has so much more to see, do and experience than simply sun, sand and sea!

 

 

 

 

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A Road Trip Around the North of Fuerteventura
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Enjoyment for the active traveller – Climb the Volcanic Mount Roja
Teguise: immerse yourself in Lanzarote’s history
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El Tablado, La Palma’s remotest settlement
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