There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between La Gomera and La Palma operated by 2 ferry companies – Fred Olsen Express & Naviera Armas. The San Sebastian de la Gomera to Santa Cruz de La Palma ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 2 hours.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this La Gomera La Palma crossing between San Sebastian de la Gomera and Santa Cruz de La Palma.
La Gomera is the second smallest of the seven main Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.
The unspoilt, beautiful island of La Gomera is best explored on foot as it offers an extensive network of paths through the lush rainforest and across the national park. At the end of most valleys, you will find lovely black sandy beaches where you can relax after your hike, too.
The island is also home to a number of pretty chapels which are well worth seeing, most notably the 16th Century Church and Convent of Santo Domingo in Hermigua to the north.
La Gomera’s main port can be found in San Sebastian de La Gomera on the east coast. There are a couple of ferry routes provided to the nearby Canary Islands, with frequent daily crossings to choose from.
La Palma is the greenest and most north-westerly of the Spanish Canary Islands, found directly north of El Hierro.
Worthy of its nickname, the ‘Pretty Island’ has been classified a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, boasting the most immaculate landscapes of the archipelago. La Palma attracts mostly walkers and outdoor enthusiasts, with tourist-filled beaches practically non-existent. Instead it offers imposing volcanic craters, serene forests and a vast National Park filled with fascinating wildlife. When the sun sets, La Palma retains its beauty; the island’s strict light pollution laws have earned it Starlight Reserve status, resulting in truly mesmerising night sky views.
From almost every island in the Canaries, you can sail to La Palma’s port in Santa Cruz, with a number of ferry operators offering regular sailings. There are also weekly, long-haul ferry crossings from Cadiz, on the Spanish mainland.