Canary Islands Yacht Sailing Cruise

Canary Islands Yacht Sailing / Flotilla – Tuition Holiday

November 25 – 2nd December 2024   (Monday Transfer Day)
From Tenerife South in the Canaries – on a  Modern 51ft Yacht – 5 Spaces

Come with us yacht sailing to the Canary Islands in November and sail around this fantastic, marine rich sailing area in 1 week on our tuition style skippered charter week holiday. ‘Buy a Berth’ onboard a virtually Brand New (2023) 5 cabin 48ft yacht. Flights are pretty cheap with Easyjet Luton and from Gatwick / B’ham and Bristol.

Develop your sailing skills and confidence in the Canary Islands with warm winds and sunny skies from Tenerife South – or just relax and have a holiday! ‘Buy a Berth’ or cabin on large,  well presented boats.  Temperatures last year were around 25’C and good breezes make for superb sailing conditions. More info, pictures of previous trips and Itinerary can be found here

Yacht charter in Lanzarote with Yachtforce
Jeanneau’s 519 & 489 – part of the Yachtforce Flotilla in 2022 – Quick boats these!

November 25 – 2nd December 2024   (Monday Transfer Day)
From Tenerife South in the Canaries – on a  Modern 51ft Yacht

‘Book a Berth’ Prices:
Twin Bunk Bed Cabin (2 Person Price) £1898
Double Cabin (2 Person Price) £2190
Single Occupancy of Double Cabin £1699
Single Share £1199 (Female Cabin Share possible)
(flights / transfer is not included)

If you would rather have a Complete Boat Private Charter (including Skipper) Prices from:
(Approximate cost of 10 berth  48 ft yacht including Skipper – from £7595)

Booking: Email us here– we will send more info (approximate itinerary) and a booking form. Deposits £500 pp for buy a berth deposits with balance 8 weeks prior to event. Skippered charter 50% deposit with balance 8 weeks prior.

Yacht Charter in Canaries
Jeanneau 519 One of the 3 Flotilla boats in 2022

‘Buy A Berth’ Take a cabin or berth aboard our fantastic modern  yacht with Skipper. These large modern yachts have 5 cabins, (3 toilets / showers) and give great space aboard for fast comfortable cruising in warm sunny climes. These are cracking boats and if you haven’t sailed a big boat before you’ll be amazed at the space – the deck height head clearance and big cabins. (Limited availability for own cabin option)

Excellent tuition is available all week in a relaxed style, practise your passage planning and a bit of navigation, act as ‘skipper on-board’ the boat but under guidance – or just kick back and join in the sailing elements when you want to. We take any experience level on this trip and we try to keep the saloon areas clear using just the cabins so that there is plenty of space aboard. Numbers wise we normally aim to have max 7 clients aboard a 48 foot yacht.

Nick and Max swimming at Playa Quemada – All the crew swam this day!

With 5 cabins and 3 heads / toilets / showers there is a lot of space. On the ‘buy a berth’ yachts everyone mucks in and helps out with the sailing and any galley chores but if you want a more exclusive trip with your own group, own Skipper and even your own hostess to look after the catering and serve the chilled G&T’s – see below (at the bottom). You can even charter your own boat if you have the necessary experience.

Canaries Wildlife. There is fantastic wildlife with dolphins and short finned pilot whales, abundant fish stocks and time to relax, swim and snorkel or just wind down with a bit of winter sunshine! We will sail most days but also have time to explore the surroundings and enjoy the Islands. As we have our own group we have our own ‘ready-made’ social scene and enjoy our shore-side ‘cockpit sun-downers’ when the boats have docked before we eat in the local restaurants.

Canary Island Yacht Charter Map
Circumnavigate Lanzarote and Visit Fuerteventura

Where are they? The Canary Islands are a group of islands belonging to Spain some 108 km off the northwest of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean off Morocco and the Western Sahara. Only 4 hrs flight time away from the UK and in the same time zone… They consist of seven different islands all of volcanic origin.

Where we sail in the Canary Islands

When you think of the Canaries – think about places that you just couldn’t get to by car, probably places that you have never heard of. Discover the islands of Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hiero, Las Palma  are all within reach of a weeks charter. Islands with a culture of their own, fantastic seafood from the abundant Atlantic fish stocks, great scenery with towering cliffs and secluded bays, sunshine and warm waters.

Deserted Beach on Graciosa

The Canaries boasts the largest marine reserve in Europe and one of the most diverse and rich ecological areas in the whole Canaries and in some places you need a permit obtained in advance to anchor or berth there.

Canary Island Yacht Sailing Week Holiday
Having Lunch-time fun at Lobos Island Anchorage Feb 2022

The Sailing. The islands provide excellent ‘winter sun’ yacht cruising within short flight times with temperate climate and some great winds! Distances over the week would be around 155 miles for your logbook and fantastic sailing in temperate conditions. Most winds are from the north east or north west with a good breeze so we cover the distances easily with the boats cracking on at 8/9 knots because of their waterline length. Between the islands there are acceleration zones where the wind  ‘squeezes’ and speeds up – so excellent windy sailing with reefing practice in parts! More than likely we will go south exploring ports and anchorages of Tenerife and the Island of La Gomera  and possibly further afield to La Palma. Click here for more info / possible itinerary.

Our Skippers are all commercial endorsed MCA / RYA Yachtmasters – great fun and great teachers too. The 51ft modern 48ft 5 cabin yacht will be skippered by one of our Yachtforce team.

Sail Around Canaries – ‘Buy A Berth’ – 48ft Modern Yacht

I kid you not – probably in excess of 50 dolphins all around us – 2019

What’s Included

  • 7 days aboard yacht
  • Professional Skipper / Instruction
  •  Shared cabin / (Own cabin limited availability)
  • 48 foot – 5 cabin / 3 heads yacht
  • Gas
  • Accommodation on board
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks on board
  • Life jacket
  • End of week cleaning
  • Bedding and Towels

Not Included: Flights to Tenerife  Transfer to marina (18 eu taxi fare), meals / drinks ashore. 195 euro –  ‘Boat kitty aboard’ which includes the yacht security deposit insurance, fuel used, mooring fees, towels, bedding  plus cleaning materials, drinks mixers, breakfasts, lunches, some beers and some G&T’s and the large pre- week shop by Skipper / Mate.

Tenerife Flights: (Please make sure you book the right Island / airport for the correct trip.) There are a variety of flights available from the UK to Tenerife South (Airport code TFS) .   Easyjet / Jet2 / Tui / Ryan Air a good 2 bag carry on allowance from Jet2 from BHX Birmingham!

How to Book: For book a berth we are taking money now. Balances are due 10 weeks prior to departure. Please do not arrange your flights until you have received confirmation from the office. Please take out insurance to cover yourself for health, holiday curtailment, C19, repatriation and whatever other risks you want to cover.
We will send you more information, the event specification, booking form, our bank details. Deposits £500 pp for buy a berth deposits with balance 8 weeks prior to event. Skippered charter 50% deposit with balance 8 weeks prior.

To Book: Email us at or ring us on 02380 016450

Canaries Private Yacht Charter with Skipper? Not a problem – we can supply a skipper to teach you on your own yacht. Enjoy intensive tuition and coaching… or simply let the skipper do it all for you. Want someone to act as First Mate, help teach and help with the catering – not a problem. We arrange the charter and can supply the Skipper / Mate – just let us know your numbers, group dynamic, what you would be after from the experience, preferred size boat. We will let you have a quote on your own bespoke event.

Mediterranean Alternative?
Greece – 11-18 May & 12 – 19th October 2024.
We also do a week sailing cruise around the Greek Cyclades, Saronic and Argolic Islands and the Peloponnese in May and October (12-19th October 2024)  (Greek Islands Cyclades, Saronic & Argolic Gulf Yacht Cruise)

What Our Clients Say:

Dan Harrison on board

Testimonial: Dan Harrison said this about a windy January Canaries Cruise from Tenerife on a 49 footer, ‘My partner and I went on the Canaries cruise organised by Yachtforce, with Buster as Skipper and Vikki as First Mate. We had an excellent week. We had more wind during the week than expected but it meant Buster taught us loads about sail trim and boat balance. The trip was great fun, communication before and during the week was spot on. This was the first time we had sailed with Yachtforce. We will definitely be using them again.’

Max on the helm in the Canaries

Testimonial: Maxine Oliver, Had this to say about a windy week circumnavigating Lanzarote in January. ‘Second time I have been sailing with Buster and Yachtforce and this week in Lanzarote did not disappoint. A real mixture of sailing in all conditions, developing my sailing skills and building my confidence in the capable hands of Buster.  We all had a really good time, lots of laughter and relaxation and exploring the bays and towns of Lanzarote.   Yachtforce go the extra mile to ensure all the crew develop their sailing skills at whatever level they are at and that we all get on well together,  organising gin sundowners at the of the day in the sunshine, meals out together in the evening or time on your own.  Both skipper and crew go the extra mile to make sure you get everything from your holiday and that everyone on board is comfortable and looked after.’

Private Skippered family charter in the Canaries

Testimonial: Ali  had this to say about the family Skippered Charter on a large, modern Jeanneau 51ft Yacht with Josh as Skipper on a 3 boat ‘flotilla’ sailing from Lanzarote on the February 2022 Winter Sun Trip, ‘What an absolutely wonderful week we had with Yachtforce. Superbly organised from start to finish and our skipper, Josh, was calm, generous with his knowledge, a great sport and an absolute pleasure to have around. Sailing in the Atlantic with family in February will be a memory to cherish for a long time, thank you so much. Yachtmaster, I’ll be back!’ . Freddie (also on the trip in Feb 2022) had this to say, ‘Josh was a cracking instructor. A spiffy week sailing! Personal highlight was balancing the boat so we didn’t need to helm.’