Ferries to Canary Islands
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Ferries to Canary Islands

The Canary Islands or the Canaries as they are sometimes called are twelve volcanic islands east of the north west coast of Africa and known to be attractive for their subtropical climate, beaches and beauty spots and interesting history. While each is a popular holiday destination, the largest, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, are best known internationally.

Tenerife and Gran Canaria are Spain's second and third largest islands, the sites of this autonomous Spanish territory's twin capitals and home to most of the island group's two million residents.

Predominantly Spanish speaking, the population is a mixture of mostly Roman Catholic natives and migrants, many from mainland Spain.

Tenerife has two airports and four ports, and each of the other major islands has an airport and port. Gran Canaria has the largest airport and port, but Tenerife is a busier hub. There are inter-city trams and local buses on larger islands.

Though the majority of Canary Island ferry crossings are inter-island, you can get there from mainland Spain too via the ports of Cadiz and Huelva in the south west which connect you to the islands of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and La Palma. Crossings from mainland Spain to the Canaries are long, though the ships are generally of a good standard so the journey should be a pleasant one.

If you’re flying in to one island before onward travel to another, then the main hub in the Canaries is Tenerife due to its airports, geographical position within the group of islands and the fact that you can reach most of the other islands from it.

What is the cheapest ferry to the Canary Islands?

The cheapest prices are typically during off peak times and low seasons. Compare prices with our deal finder to find the cheapest deals.

Which ferries go to the Canary Islands?

Ferries to the Canary Islands are interlinked crossings between the 8 canary islands; Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera and La Graciosa.

Which ferry companies go to the Canary Islands?

There are 5 popular ferry operators for the Canary Islands. These are Fred Olsen Express, Naviera Armas, Naviera Nortour, Lineas Maritimas Romero and Trasmediterranea.

What are the ferry ports in the Canary Islands?

Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife, Playa Blanca and Las Palmas are the main ferry ports in the Canary Islands, belonging to the bigger islands, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.

How long is the ferry to the Canary Islands?

Ferries to the canary islands can take anywhere between 30 minutes and 10 hours between islands depending on the route. The quickest ferry crossing is to Corralejo, Fuerteventura from Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. This route's crossing time is approximately 30 minutes. Ferries from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura are very popular and great for day trips to the island due to the close distance between the islands.

Canary Islands reviews

  • "All the best"

    All the best.

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  • "Perfect, but boring ...."

    We made the crossing Cadiz-Tenerife, the ship was flawless at all, good food, toilets always clean and friendly crew. The only sore point, THERE'S NOTHING TO DO .... the ship had only a small bar (inside) and a shop where they sold marshmallows! By contradiction, the route Civitavecchia-Barcelona was much more interesting with many attractions, the pool was still empty, but at least there was, in the route from Cadiz is not even a shadow ... For the rest 49 hours are too much for who want to relax ;)

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  • "Crossing to Arrecife"

    I found it to be a very good experience.

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  • "Relaxed"

    I arrive at the lockers where I can store my suitcase so that I don't have to drag it on board. It requires a 1 Euro coin, but I only have 50 cent coins. So I ask a member of staff if he can change. He walks with me all the way and stows my case in a locker and puts a euro in it for me, but my case is just too big so it needs to go in a different locker. But that also wouldn't fit, so he searched for another locker, which finally fit my suitcase. I express my gratitude to the man and want to give him my 50 cent coins... but he would not have any of it. So, with a friendly smile on his face he paid for my luggage locker ... how is that for a nice start of a journey?

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