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

18 February - 25 February 2017

7 days, Eye of the Wind

From € 875,-

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Eye of the Wind:
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

18 February - 25 February 2017

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Take the time off your busy winter schedule for a little carnival trip in the Canary Islands! Enjoy wonderful sailing conditions on your journey from Tenerife to Gran Canaria and get in the celebratory mood: While the Eye of the Wind will not be turned into a noisy party boat, expect to enjoy a selection of exotic cocktails aboard. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Programme Outline


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: 18 February 2017 - 25 February 2017
  • Embarkation: 19:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years (age 12-15 at request)
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 12
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Myriam (20) Belgium


  • Samantha (18) Australia

    "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

  • Jet (31) Netherlands

    "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"

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