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

16 February - 24 February 2019

8 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 760,-

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

16 February - 24 February 2019

Exploring the Canary Islands. Take a week off from the winter weather and board Alexander von Humboldt II for a tropical sailing adventure! The Canaries boast wonderfully balmy weather and good winds all year round. Take in some sun to charge your batteries for the wait for spring, enjoy sailing on the blue sea, admire the landscapes and discover wonderful wildlife. The official language on board is German. Additional fee applies: € 50,- per person for harbor fees, pilotage, etc. Surcharge for 2-bed cabin 25% p.p. For all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.

Ports

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: 16 February 2019 - 24 February 2019
  • 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: 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
  • Jet (31) Netherlands

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

  • Samantha (18) Australia

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

  • Tan (17) Turkey

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

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