Catamaran sailing is a really awesome holiday activity, where you can lean back and relax on the one hand, but on the other hand you can be really fast and sporty on the water. Or celebrate your stag or hen party on a catamaran or various company events. Almost everything is possible on a catamaran.
What is a catamaran?
A catamaran is characterized by its two hulls which are connected by a carrying deck. This gives you several advantages: Firstly, you have more space not only on deck but also inside the hulls than on a normal monohull sailing ship. Secondly, a catamaran lies much more stable in the water than a monohull and a catamaran is much faster on the water, because it has no keel, it almost flies over the water.
There are basically two types of catamarans: There are the classic sailing catamarans which are also used for sportive regattas and comfortable holiday trips. On the other hand there are the motor catamarans, which are mostly used for ferry trips, because they are faster.
What is special about sailing catamarans in Gran Canaria?
If you have never sailed on a sailing catamaran before, then you absolutely have to try it, because this sportive sightseeing tour on the Atlantic Ocean is the absolute hit for young and old. With the sporty speedsters you can easily flit across the sea. As these catamarans are very light, they also sail much faster than other sailing ships.
Also a trip with a motor catamaran is an experience in itself. Many motor catamarans have one or more panoramic windows which are located below the water surface. Through these huge windows you can relax and enjoy the underwater world of the Atlantic Ocean.
How safe is catamaran sailing in Gran Canaria?
Riding a catamaran is in itself a risk-free experience. The only thing that can happen to you is capsizing while trying to park in a narrow little harbour. The capsized catamaran can then only be brought into its original position with the help of a crane. However, this only happens from a catamaran length of about seven meters.
But if you have rented a boat with a skipper, you can be reassured, because every skipper knows his boat inside out and also knows the waters of Gran Canaria. Thus, you have nothing to fear.
Where can I rent a catamaran in Gran Canaria?
In general, you can rent a catamaran in any medium-sized harbour. If you have a sailing licence, you can rent your own exclusive catamaran and explore the coast of Gran Canaria at your leisure. If you do not have a sailing licence, there is still the possibility to rent a catamaran with skipper. The skipper can also tell you some interesting facts about the coast and the Atlantic Ocean.
Where can I sail a catamaran in Gran Canaria?
You can generally sail anywhere in the Atlantic Ocean. Cruise along the coast and discover many small bays and hidden sandy beaches that are not accessible from land.
To give you a few incentives, we have selected a few offers for you:
Experience a romantic catamaran trip into the sunset. The five-hour catamaran trip also includes a speedboat ride. You will be picked up by the transfer service from your hotel and brought to the boat. The tour takes you to the south of Gran Canaria. You will pass the beautiful fishing port of Mogan, also known as "Little Venice". You will anchor in the beautiful bay El Perchel. In El Perchel you will have the opportunity to swim and for a small surcharge you can also take a little ride with the jet ski.
A speedboat tour to the caves on the coast of Gran Canaria is included in the price. Snorkeling is also free of charge. The highlight of this catamaran tour is the beautiful sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy an exciting trip on the sea:
Or sail with the catamaran "Smartkat" around the coast of Gran Canaria. For water sports fans this is a must, so to speak. Practice the manoeuvres on the high seas with the sporty catamaran and explore the beautiful coast of the volcanic island. Sail alone or maximum in pairs and experience a few exciting hours on the Atlantic Ocean:
What is included in the price?
The price includes time on the catamaran, swimming stops, travel insurance and sometimes transport from the hotel to the boat. Meals are usually only available on board for full day trips.
Catamaran Tip: Ask when booking if a transfer from your accommodation to the harbour is possible. Often a pick up is offered free of charge. If a transfer is included in the price you can find out with the individual offers on our website www.sunbonoo.com. Alternatively you can book a personal transfer service.