Route from Madeira to the Canary Islands
Crossing from Madeira to the Canary islands and cruising around the islands in good weather conditions .
Conditions can be variable due to the North Atlantic low pressures and good weather planning is necessary before each leg.
The Canary Islands, also known as the Canaries (Spanish: Islas Canarias), are a group of islands located just off the northwest coast of mainland Africa. The cities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife are joint capital cities.
The islands are an autonomous region of the kingdom of Spain. There are two theories on the derivation of the name: one is that it was the name of a north African tribe (the Canarii) and the other that it comes from the Latin term Insularia Canaria meaning Island of the Dogs. The islands were known to the Carthaginians and it is believed that they were found by he Carthaginian captain Hanno the Navigator in his voyage of exploration along the African coast. The Greeks knew about the island and called them the Hesperides. Archaeological excavations have found several Roman artifacts so it is established there was some trade with the Romans. In the late middle ages Europeans "discovered" the islands. The Spaniards conquered the island in the period between 1402 and 1496. They colonized the islands and cultivated them first with sugar cane and then with vineyards. In the 1500s the islands were an important stopping point in the trade routes with America, Africa, and India, and the port of Las Palmas became one of the most important ports of the Spanish Empire. They brought great prosperity to the island as evidenced by palaces and churches still remaining.
The islands are outside European Union customs territory, though politically within the EU. That means that parts imported from Europe are subject to customs and considerable bureaucratic delays.
Many yachts congregate in the Canaries from November to January to prepare for crossing the Atlantic
Accommodation in double cabin or single bunk
Water and wine during the meals
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Harbor mooring fees ( except at boarding or disembarking )
Customs and Immigration fees
Beers, soft drinks, spirits
Transfer from/to port
Meals out board
Satellite phone for personal use
The weather can be cold , don't forget to bring warm cloths including gloves and hats.
We do have cats on board and they are part of the crew . if you have allergy or do not like cats let us know .
Itinerary and dates can be adjusted to your dates.