Guide to Canary Islands kayaking holidays

Dec 01, 2015 BY AWE365 Team

With great temperatures year round and being only a short budget flight from European airports, it’s no surprise the Canary Islands kayaking holidays are very popular. All the main islands offer kayak hire meaning equipment is easily accessible and affordable so you can sea kayak the dramatic coastline.

canary islands kayaking holidays Image courtesy of Watersports Tenerife

And what a coastline! Dramatic cliffs, stunning and secluded beaches and plenty of wildlife in the water. You can kayak with Dolphins and might even see whales. There are great snorkelling spots all around the coast and if you fancy a spot of kayak fishing you could catch your dinner.

While conditions depend on season, generally the waters here are relatively calm allowing for sea kayaking for intermediates and above. However it is possible to experience somewhat challenging conditions so arranging a guide and support is advisable.

The Canaries are highly developed with major resorts, so staying in hotels or apartments each day on Canary Islands kayaking holidays around the islands is possible. Although many will prefer the opportunity to camp on the beaches of which there are plenty that are less developed away from the resorts.

Kayaking Canary Islands Wikimedia image by Diego Delso

For beginners there’s many schools offering basic instruction on how to sea kayak with plenty of bays offering calm shallow waters perfect for those new to the sport. It doesn’t take much instruction to get new kayakers ready to experience day tours along the coast and before long you will be discovering empty beaches.

Tenerife, La Gomera, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote all offer great kayaking opportunities however our favourite destination for Canary Islands kayaking holidays is Fuerteventura. It is less developed as a beach holiday destination giving you the opportunity to enjoy the coast of this desert-like island in peaceful conditions.

La Gomera is also good for those that want to get off the beaten path and is a much greener island offering very different scenery to the rest of the Canaries. Less touristy and looking a little like the island in Jurassic Park it makes a great place to explore.

canary islands kayaking holidays Image courtesy of kayak fuerteventura

Whether you want to go kayaking for a few hours or longer Canary Islands kayaking holidays exploring the coastline you’ll find packages available and equipment hire if you prefer to self-guide. For those who prefer the latter kayaking centres offer nautical charts and can advise on where is best to kayak in current weather and sea conditions.

Even if you’re simply going on a beach holiday with the family and want to go for a short kayaking trip while here you’ll find facilities in most major resorts on all the islands.

To find out more about Canary Islands kayaking holidays in Tenerife check, in Gran Canaria:, in Lanzarote:, in Fuerteventura: and La Gomera:

Atlantic Ocean, Canary Islands, Europe, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, Lanzarote, Tenerife
Kayaking, Sea Kayaking

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