Tenerife: Hire a boat in Puerto Colón (no license required)

Rent a licence-free motor boat with 15 HP on Tenerife. From Puerto Colón you can explore the south side of the island for 4 or 8 hours or you can go west to the cliffs of Los Gigantes. Swimming ladder, bimini and snorkeling equipment on board. Petrol included.

  • Tour / activity duration: depending on selection
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Transfer: no, not included
  • The best insider tips
  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Rent a motor boat without a licence in Tenerife

A boating licence is not required to rent this small 15 hp boat in the south of Tenerife island.

Price overview

  • License-free motor boat in Tenerife (Churri 1) - 4 hours - per boat (max. 5 persons)200.-€
  • License-free motor boat in Tenerife (Churri 1) - 8 hours - per boat (max. 5 persons)350.-€
Fuel included

Booking option: Self drive boat hire in Tenerife - no license required

You can also rent a boat in Tenerife without a licence and discover the sea side of the Canary Islands near the coast. The licence-free boat is equipped with a 15 HP, economical engine. The four-metre long boat can accommodate up to 5 passengers. You will find a swim ladder and a bimini top on board, as well as portable coolers and snorkelling equipment for anchoring. Before you start your private boat tour on the Atlantic Ocean by motorboat, you will receive a briefing, a weather forecast and route suggestions, which lie within a marked coastal area for boats without a licence. Bring your swimsuit and picnic on board and enjoy your day at sea with a licence-free boat on Tenerife.

Depending on the time you rent the boat for 4 or 8 hours, you can travel a few miles by motorboat and visit impressive places. This way you can go on the west side to the cliffs of Los Gigantes and the coast below Masca. If you are heading south, you will pass the cliffs of Los Cristianos, the cave of Palmar and the mountains in the southern area. In any case you will have views of some of the most beautiful beaches in the south. Anchor in a place of your choice and enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea. After the agreed time you will return to Puerto Colón.


  • Deposit: 150 Euro (in cash)
  • Duration: upon your choice
  • Days: daily
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Starting point: Puerto Colón


  • Fuel, life jacket, introduction, final cleaning, cooler
  • full insurance with an excess of 150 euros
Important information

Please bring along:

Passport, swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sun blocker, snacks, small travel pharmacy (just in case), drinks, Deposit in cash

Detailed description

Rent a boat on Tenerife without license needed and drive by yourself

Tenerife is certainly not the typical island for license-free boat rentals, but it is still possible to rent a small boat on Tenerife without a license. With Puerto Colón you got the right harbour on the southwest coast for this activity. An experienced and professional team awaits you here. Enjoy a day at sea with relaxed swimming breaks, the sun as your companion and a journey at your own pace. The small motorboat with the economical engine is perfect for private boat trips along the coast. Whether for a small group or the family - up to 5 people can come on board.

For those who rent a licence-free boat for the first time on Tenerife: the Atlantic Ocean is less soft than, for example, the Mediterranean and water sports enthusiasts know about the occasional swell around the island. Besides a well-founded briefing at the boat rental in Puerto Colón, there is always a weather forecast and route suggestions, which are manageable for skippers without a licence. They orientate themselves by a map and after the briefing they can operate all displays of the boat.

For boats without a licence on Tenerife, the general rule is that you may sail near the coast. Depending on the rental period, there is enough time for a boat tour to Los Gigantes / Masca. If the weather is fine, you can have a look at the impressive steep cliff. In southern direction the free stretch reaches up to the Red Mountains (Montaña Roja), passing the cliffs of Los Cristianos and the wonderful beaches. The motorboat, which does not require a licence, has a bathing ladder for easy access and exit during the bathing breaks. There are small sunbathing areas at the stern and bow. In addition to the obligatory safety equipment, you will find portable coolers and snorkel masks on board. A deposit is paid at the boat rental before the start. The boat rental includes the final cleaning, petrol and a fully comprehensive insurance (with 150 Euro excess).


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

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Important notice!
Due to the high demand, especially for private boat tours, we recommend booking at least 3 weeks in advance!