Canary Islands Holiday Sail


Canary Islands Holiday Sail

Canary Islands

* Not included in the price is transportation to and from the Marina and all costs ashore, such as food and drinks


  • Experienced Skipper YMI and Crew
  • Comprehensive Safety Equipment
  • Hands-On Sailing Experience
  • All Meals and Beverages Onboard
  • Shared or Private Accommodations
  • Onboard Entertainment and Learning Materials
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Wildlife Watching Opportunities
  • Environmental Conservation Focus
  • Adventure Activities
  • Airport Transfers and Local Transportation

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Important Travel Details:

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Adventure Sailing package

All Meals and Beverages Onboard:

Enjoy a variety of freshly prepared meals and a selection of beverages throughout your journey.

Marina Fees / Reservations:

All costs associated with marina stays and reservations are covered. Inluding entry into protected natural areas are included, allowing for worry-free exploration of beautiful reserves.

Fuel Costs:

Fuel expenses for the duration of the course are included, ensuring hassle-free sailing.

Bed Linen and Towels:

Comfortable bed linen and towels are provided for your convenience.

Cleaning Services:

Professional cleaning services are included to maintain a tidy and hygienic environment onboard.

Trip dates

For certification, you must complete a minimum of 5 days of training or alternatively, three weekends.
Canary Islands Holiday Sail
17 Aug - 31 Aug
6 spots available
Canary Islands Holiday Sail
14 Dec - 28 Dec
6 spots available

A cruising guide to the Canary Islands

Embark on the ultimate sailing voyage with Driven by Nature, and set your sights on the Canary Islands’ thrilling seascape. Here at Driven by Nature, we merge the raw beauty of the natural world with expert sailing instruction, offering everything from serene cruises to rigorous RYA-certified courses.

As you take the helm of our well-appointed yachts, you will navigate the diverse coastlines and secret harbors of islands like Tenerife, Fuerteventura, and Lanzarote. Each island stands as a bastion of unique character, showcasing the adventurous and liberating spirit of sailing.

Our voyages are more than mere escapes from daily grind—they are profound engagements with the ocean and its natural rhythms. Join us as we follow the winds, the tides, and even the stars. With Driven by Nature, you’re not just learning to sail; you’re learning to sail with a zest that only the open sea can inspire.

If you’re looking for an escape from the Cold winter and some warm weather sailing,  Fly south for four hours, however, and you’ll find a cruising ground that shares the UK’s time zone but has a perfect climate, wonderful scenery and sensible prices. The Spanish Canary Islands, off the coast of West Africa, are an astonishingly well-kept sailing secret.

How Adventure works

Embark on a sailing journey with Driven by Nature, where tradition meets modern adventure. Here’s how it works:

1. Crew Composition: Each voyage accommodates a maximum of six guests, ensuring a personal and immersive experience. Guiding you through the waters are two seasoned mariners: a very experienced Yachtmaster as your skipper and a competent first mate, each dedicated to your safety and enrichment throughout the journey.

2. The Vessel: Our yacht is perfectly suited for adventure, featuring four cabins. Three of these are double-occupancy cabins with comfortable double beds, designed to be shared. This setup encourages camaraderie and interaction among guests, a core part of the sailing experience.

3. Booking Options: While most of our participants book solo and embrace the spirit of meeting new people, privacy can be essential. Therefore, you have the option to book a cabin for yourself for an additional fee, subject to availability.

4. What’s Included: The essence of our trips is to provide an authentic sailing experience. This means that while we handle all aspects of the yacht, navigation, and instruction, you are responsible for your travel to the starting marina. However, we are more than willing to assist you with arranging flights and transfers, ensuring a seamless start to your adventure.

5. No Experience Needed: You don’t need to be an experienced sailor to join our voyages. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a complete novice eager to learn the ropes, our crew is here to guide you. The beauty of our adventures is that they are as much a learning experience as they are a holiday.

By keeping the groups small and the instruction hands-on, Driven by Nature offers a unique way to explore the seas, learn new skills, and make lasting friendships under the guidance of expert sailors. Join us as we set sail into the sunset, following the timeless call of the sea.

Trip day to day

Let us embark on a sailing odyssey where the whims of weather and desires of the crew shape our course. This journey around the Canary Islands is a tapestry of thrilling sails, cultural discovery, and serene relaxation. Each island, a distinct jewel in the Atlantic, presents a palette of experiences, ensuring that our voyage is as diverse as the archipelago’s own splendid beauty.

Below is an example of how a typical adventure week might unfold. This itinerary is flexible and can be adapted according to the weather conditions and the preferences of the group:

Our adventure begins at the bustling heart of Tenerife. The crew, a fine blend of experience and enthusiasm, welcomes us aboard. As the ropes are cast off, we set sail, leaving behind the familiar sights for the promise of the open sea. Our first day is spent getting acquainted with the yacht and our fellow sailors, as we anticipate the wonders that lie ahead.

We wake to the gentle sway of the ocean and set a course for Las Palmas. The journey is as splendid as the destination, with the azure waters providing a backdrop to tales of the sea shared amongst the crew. As Las Palmas appears on the horizon, its vibrant energy beckons us ashore where the evening is spent exploring its lively streets.

The next leg of our journey takes us along Gran Canaria’s rugged coastline to Pasito Blanco. The day is a leisurely sail, allowing us time to master our sea legs and enjoy the coastal scenery. Pasito Blanco greets us with serene beaches, offering a peaceful respite and a night under the stars.

We embark on our crossing back to Tenerife, destined for Las Galletas. This passage, guided by the sun and stars, is a reminder of the timeless nature of sea travel. Las Galletas, with its quaint charm, provides a tranquil haven for the night.

Our voyage then takes an exhilarating turn as we navigate through the acceleration zone. The thrill of the yacht heeling under a fresh breeze is an experience like no other. Our destination, Playa de Santiago, awaits with its untouched beauty and a quiet evening on the shore.

The final stretch to San Sebastián unveils La Gomera in all its glory. The sail to San Sebastián is both reflective and invigorating, as we recount our adventures. San Sebastián, steeped in history, offers a fitting end to our journey, with its blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy.

As our journey reaches its final destination in Las Galletas, Tenerife, we savor the concluding moments of an extraordinary sailing experience. The vibrant port, bustling with life and steeped in history, serves as the perfect backdrop for our farewell. Here, amidst the gentle hum of the harbor, we share our last exchanges with the crew and fellow adventurers, cherishing the bonds forged in the vast expanse of the Canary Islands.

The stories of our days at sea, from the exhilarating challenges to the moments of serene beauty, have woven a rich tapestry of memories. Each day’s narrative, filled with discovery and camaraderie, leaves an indelible mark on our hearts. As we step off the deck and feel the firm ground beneath our feet, we carry with us the essence of the journey – a profound connection to the sea and to each other, enduring far beyond the horizon.


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