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Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

12 January - 21 January 2018

9 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

12 January - 21 January 2018

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A wonderful trip on Alexander von Humboldt II from Tenerife to Gran Canaria. This sunny vacation in the middle of winter will help you re-charge your batteries until spring comes. Enjoy island hopping in mild Canarian weather, take trips on volcanic islands and swim in the blue ocean! Watch out for the sea turtles, dolphins and – if you’re lucky – whales! Languages on board are mainly German and English. In addition extra, per person € 50, – for harbor fees, pilotage and canal fees calculated. Surcharge for 2-bed cabin 25% p.p. For all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.


Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the shared capital of the Canary Islands, together with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The central square Plaza de España is a real eye-catcher, situated between the ocean and the old, bustling city centre. Lose yourself in the crowded alleys, find a spot on one of the terraces, or leave town and discover the rugged volcanic landscape. The museum of Nature and Man is worth a visit. Chances are you’ll find pilot whales in the waters around Tenerife, so keep an eye out!

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a cosmopolitan town, the shared capital (with Santa Cruz) of the Canary Islands. Situated on the ‘wet’ north side, the city feels more authentic than the touristy places on the ‘dry’ south side. Las Palmas offers beaches, cheap shopping, culture and excitement with a night life, primarily in the district of Vegueta. Its culture is decidedly Spanish, mixed with influences from all over the world, as Las Palmas’ port has been in operation for centuries.

  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES)

  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 12 January 2018 - 21 January 2018
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 54
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and German
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

  • Stephanie (42) France


  • Max (17) Germany

    "The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"

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