Why choose a Canary Islands cruise?
The Canary Islands are the go-to destination for a cruise no matter what time of the year you fancy. You can book in the knowledge that you’re pretty much guaranteed good weather – perfect for exploring at your own pace, taking it easy on the beach or getting the adrenaline going on a unique shore excursion.
Whether you’re looking at last minute cruises to the Canary Islands or you’re planning ahead for the perfect break, there’s something on each island that’ll inspire and delight you.
Tenerife will wow you with its black sand beaches and vibrant island life – not to mention a waterpark that’s been named the best waterpark in the world, Siam Park!
It’s record-breaking in other areas too, with Mount Teide being the highest point in all of Spain. It’s also the third highest volcanic structure in the world – so make your way to the top and enjoy the most spectacular views.
Then there’s the lunar landscapes of Lanzarote. Explore the famous fire mountains of Timanfaya National Park or scuba dive among 300 sculptures at the underwater Museo Atlantico. If getting in the water isn’t your thing, see it all by glass-bottomed boat instead!
Spot dolphins and whales off the coast of Gran Canaria or go camel-riding in the desert. Hike the hills of La Palma and explore the old quarter of Santa Cruz. Boasting excellent wine vineyards too, it would be rude not to take a wine tour!
Fuerteventura is said to have the best beaches in the Canary Islands, with La Gomera fighting for second place. The latter is also the perfect pit-stop for walkers, especially through El Cedro Forest, where you’ll come across the El Chorro waterfall.
Whichever islands you head to, one thing’s for sure – you’re in for a real treat!
The best time for a Canary Islands cruise
The best thing about the Canary Islands is that they’re warm all year round, thanks to their location just 70 miles off the coast of North Africa. In August, the Canaries boast an average temperature of 24°c – but even in the coldest month of January, the temperature still reaches a pleasant 17°c on average.
In the winter there could be the odd shower, so it’s probably best to pack a light showerproof jacket if you’re thinking of getting some winter sunshine. It’ll also come in handy if you’re heading to the top of Mount Teide!