Santa Cruz de Tenerife ferries connect Tenerife with Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote, Spain & Fuerteventura with crossings available to Las Palmas & Agaete (in Gran Canaria), Santa Cruz de La Palma (in La Palma), Arrecife (in Lanzarote), Cadiz & Huelva (in Spain) & Puerto del Rosario & Morro Jable (in Fuerteventura). Santa Cruz de Tenerife Ferry crossings are operated by Trasmediterranea, Naviera Armas, Fred Olsen Express & FRS VI and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 24 ferry crossings daily.
There are up to 24 ferry crossings daily from Santa Cruz de Tenerife with sailing durations starting from 1 hour 20 minutes. Our Santa Cruz de Tenerife ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Santa Cruz is the capital city of the island of Tenerife, a Spanish island laying to the west of Africa. The port is used to connect passengers with coastal resorts around Spain and neighbouring islands around the Canary Islands, with many crossings per week.
Tenerife is synonymous with glorious beaches and scorching sun; the high rise hotels and swimming complexes bogart much of the reputation, but Santa Cruz is slowly creeping up on the tourism radar. The city has soared into prominence for many reasons, but primarily thanks to the extravaganza of shops that grace the centre. The main streets embody a mecca for anyone who thrives on scouring the myriad of shops for authentic ornaments and bespoke clothing. Surrounding the array of outlets are a wealth of cultural activities; museums, theatres and restaurants have transformed Santa Cruz into one of the most energetic and vibrant places on the island. The amenities remain busy throughout the year as word spreads about Tenerife’s capital.
Shopping complexes next to apartment blocks suggest a city that is lacking in greenery, yet if you were to look beyond the city centre you’ll find an abundance of natural parks and verdant gardens. Palmetum Santa Cruz Jardin Botanico and Rambla de Santa Cruz exude a tropical vibe that belies its Mediterranean location; palm trees line the pathways whilst grass areas and exotic vegetation decorate the horizon. After basking in the peaceful surroundings, many strive to enjoy the bustling nightlife formed by several clubs and bars. The city comes alive come nightfall, and in March you can experience the array of festivals hosted in Santa Cruz – the entire city seamlessly flows into a sea of colour and vitality.
A few choose to drive around the narrow streets, but many avoid using a car due to the difficulty in parking. An efficient bus system is in operation and the centre itself is compact enough to be covered by foot.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife Ferry Port is connected with the rest of the island by a comprehensive road network and can easily be reached via the TF1 and TF5 roads that run along the island's east and west coasts.
Muelle de Ribera, C.P. 38001, Tenerife, Canary Islands
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