So you are now on Fuerteventura or planning your holiday on Fuerteventura and would like to join a catamaran tour? Then you have found the right place. We have compiled the most important information and answers to frequently asked questions regarding a catamaran excursion.
What is a catamaran?
A catamaran is a boat with two hulls connected by the carrying deck. This makes the boat much wider than a normal ship of the same length. With the catamarans one can distinguish between sailing catamarans and motor catamarans. The motor catamarans are often used for ferry trips because they are relatively fast. Sailing catamarans are used for regattas and holiday trips. Due to the two hulls a catamaran does not need a keel and is therefore much faster on the water.
What is special about catamaran cruising on Fuerteventura?
Catamaran sailing is special in that you sail on a ship with two hulls. Because a catamaran sails without a keel, it is much faster on the water. It almost flies. A catamaran also lies much more stable in the water due to its two hulls. Thus it has a safer hold in the water. A motor catamaran with 200 seats can reach up to 80 km/h. So you can sail in shortest time to the neighbouring island Lanzarote. But you can also do this with a sailing catamaran.
How safe is catamaran sailing on Fuerteventura?
Driving a catamaran is a very safe affair. The boat is stable in the water thanks to the two hulls. If you have rented a catamaran with skipper, then you will be spared the sailing manoeuvre, since every skipper knows his boat inside out and knows how to avoid difficult situations.
Where can I hire a catamaran on Fuerteventura?
On Fuerteventura you can generally hire a catamaran in any medium-sized port. Motor catamarans in the form of a ferry leave at the ferry port. If you do not have a sailing licence, you can rent a boat with a skipper. He can also tell you a lot about the Atlantic Ocean and the coast of Fuerteventura.
And where can I go on a Fuerteventura catamaran?
Fuerteventura is not far from Lanzarote. For example, you can rent a sailing catamaran exclusively and go on a sailing trip to Lanzarote with your loved ones.
In the following we have selected a few tours for you to give you a better orientation:
Experience Fuerteventura in the context of a private catamaran tour. We start in the north of the island. You decide where you want to go and the skipper takes you to your desired destination. You can also decide whether you want to spend four or eight hours on the sea. On the way you have also the possibility to go with the kayaks of the catamaran and the one or other bath stop you can also insert after desire.
If you want to give your beloved a surprise, then the romantic catamaran tour which starts in the north of Fuerteventura is just the thing. Up to 10 people can board the boat. You can also decide whether you prefer to sail only half a day, i.e. four hours, or a whole day, i.e. eight hours on the sea.
If you really wish it very romantic, then we recommend you not to miss the sunset over the sea. You can also decide where the skipper will take you. If you don't really know your way around, then tell the skipper and he will take you to the most beautiful spots of Fuerteventura.
For the action lovers among you the catamaran tour with skipper in the southeast of the island is a great thing. The professional skipper sails with you two hours or more across the Atlantic Ocean. Of course, you can also help yourself if you wish. If you have imagined pure relaxation, then the dream will soon be over, because you will actively participate:
Pull on ropes and run from one side of the boat to the other in curves to balance the weight of the boat. A wonderful experience. And if you do need a break, why don't you lay down in the net at the bow of the catamaran for a while? A maximum of three people can sail on this tour.
What is included in the price?
The price includes the time on the catamaran, swimming stops, travel insurance and sometimes also the transport from the hotel to the boat. Catering is usually only available on full day tours.
Catamaran tip: Ask when booking if a transfer from your accommodation to the port is possible. Often a pick-up is offered free of charge. You can also find out whether a transfer is included in the individual offers on our website www.sunbonoo.com Alternatively, you can also book a personal transfer service.