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Sail Away with us During November and December 2017 for a Winter Sailing Experience to Remember.
Join us in the port of Santa Cruz, Tenerife the largest of the Canary Islands and a great place to begin your adventure. Tourists come in their tens of thousands every year to visit its stunning scenery. It offers lush forests, exotic fauna and flora, deserts, mountains, volcanoes, incredibly beautiful coastlines and spectacular beaches. Together with our experienced crew, you will sail from port to port, island to island…..wherever the wind may blow us! This fantastic cruise will take in as many of the Islands and their sights and sounds as we can pack in to your adventure! As part of our time in these beautiful islands, you will join in the day to day crewing aboard Pelican. From helming, rope pulling and rig climbing (for the brave of heart!) to cooking and keeping her ship shape……….
…….Drifting like flotsam off the coast of northwest Africa, the Canary Islands have long been a popular destination for sun-seekers, sailors and hikers. Synonymous with sandy beaches, sprawling holiday resorts and glorious weather, the archipelago is comprised of seven islands, which form one of Spain’s most distant territories.
Gran Canaria and Tenerife are probably the most mainstream islands. Their friendly resorts and sweeping beaches are packed most of the year with tourists from Europe and beyond. Meanwhile, Fuerteventura is famous for its wind-driven water sports and has some of the finest beaches in the region.
While not all of the islands have found the balance between developing tourism and preserving local life, Lanzarote has managed to combine modern resorts with eco-friendly developments and more aesthetically sensitive designs.
While most visitors come to the Canaries for sun, sea and sand, the archipelago is of volcanic origin and offers strikingly diverse landscapes including sub-tropical flora, abundant pine forests, giant sand dunes and mountain peaks.
La Gomera is a charming and undeveloped island. Meanwhile, little-visited La Palma is green, uncommercialised and arguably the most beautiful island. And most westerly of all is El Hierro, windblown and well off the beaten track, it attracts a handful of hardy hikers each year.
Closer to Africa than Spain, the islands were conquered by the Castilians in the early 15th century and although they remain part of the motherland, the Canarians have a distinct culture, with many calling for greater autonomy and some independence.
We are sure that sailing these beautiful islands will be a truly unforgettable experience. Book your voyage now aboard Tall Ship Pelican and let your winter blues drift away….
Your voyage price is inclusive of berth accommodation and all meals
n.b we are at the mercy of the wind and weather – all stops, anchorages and visits will be dependent upon safe conditions