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Lanzarote, Isla de Lobos & Sperm Whale Conservation Project

From £920 per person

Deposit 25% non-refundable
A trip to discover the most authentic places on Lanzarote, work alongside a local NGO to aid important research, surf off remote reefs and dive a volcanic seascape. This is sailing, where adventure and sustainability come together.
Clear
Pay a 50% deposit per item
Suited to
Single travellers, Couples, Families, Groups
Difficulty
All levels of ability welcome
Nights onboard
8
Vessel type
Cruising Yacht
Vessel length
44ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Shared Cabins
Insurance Required
Yes

9 nights: Various dates January to March 2021

€1,200/£1,110 per person - Double cabin with shared bathroom
€1,800/£1,650 per person - Double cabin for single use with shared bathroom
€1,100/£1,010 per person - Twin Cabin with 2 bunk beds and shared bathroom
€3,000/£2,760 per cabin - Double cabin with extra bed. Shared bathroom. Recommended for couples with a child.

*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Chinijo Archipelago with its virgin islands to the north.
  • Sail the rugged northwest coast.
  • Collaborate with a local NGO working for the conservation of cetaceans in the Canary Islands by participating in a citizen science program.
  • Explore the interior of the island, discovering projects of ecological value.
  • Discover Isla de Lobos, with its crystal clear waters and find the perfect wave for those who want to surf.
  • Encounter the rich biodiversity of the seabed of the island of Lanzarote.
  • Explore Natural Monuments, National Parks and Marine Reserves of the volcanic island of Lanzarote.

Day 1. Arrive in Arrecife

You can board from 4pm in Marina Lanzarote, in Arrecife.
Welcomed by the crew who will run through the itinerary, safety brief and show you to your cabin.

You will have time to visit the old sailor town of Arrecife. discover its old town with its charming streets and characteristic monuments of Canarian architecture. Stroll through the Charco de Santa Inés, a landmark of the city, with many options to taste good Canarian cuisine.

Day 2. Visit to the Scientific NGO for the Study and Conservation of Cetaceans in the Canary Islands.

Today we will visit the Cetacean Research Center of the Canary Islands and begin collaboration with the citizen science project for the conservation of the sperm whale in the Canary Islands. We will start the program with training on these animals, and we will learn about the work carried out by the association for the research and conservation of cetaceans in the Canary Islands. We will spend the day with the scientists and the people who are leading this project, and we will hold a practical workshop to learn more about the study methods.

At sunset, we will sail to the Chinijo Archipelago, the most important Marine Reserve in Europe, and we will anchor at one of the beaches of its islands, La Graciosa, to spend the night.

Day 3. Chinijo Archipelago. Island of La Graciosa

Today we explore the Island of La Graciosa. On land, we can explore by bike or on foot along the trails that run around the island or for those wanting to stay on the water, then kayak and paddleboard tours of the stunning coastline are available. For those who feel want, we can organise a dive to explore the richness of its seabed. With its incredible biodiversity, you will allow us to discover unique species of the Canary Islands.
La Graciosa is the only island in the Chinijo archipelago that is inhabited. At dusk, we will approach the port of Caleta de Sebo, a small group of white houses and white sand streets, a place to disconnect. Here there is time to walk its streets and enjoy a good fresh fish for dinner.

Day 4. Chinijo Archipelago . Alegranza Island

Today we explore the islets that are further north of the Archipelago. We will sail to the island of Alegranza, a virgin and uninhabited paradise. Once local authorities have granted permission, we will step ashore and have an explore. That night, we will spend at anchor off one of its many pristine beaches.

Day 5. Navigation day on the west coast of Lanzarote

We will leave the northern islands of Lanzarote, and head south. Today will be a full day of sailing, where we will navigate the steepest coast of the island, from north to south, enjoying the landscape, impressive cliffs and red mountains.
Arriving at Isla de Lobos, located north of the island of Fuerteventura. We will spend the night there and wake up in the crystal clear waters of this little paradise. Diving off the boat in the morning at sunrise is a must!

Day 6. Lobos Island

In Lobos, we also have many options. We can visit the island on a walking tour, simply enjoy its beaches, snorkel or dive in its waters, or even surf for the more experienced. If we have ideal conditions, we can find the perfect wave and the longest in the Canary Islands.

Day 7. Papagayo Coast

We sail back towards Lanzarote, and approach the Costa de Papagayo, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Today we can simply enjoy a relaxed day on board and the pleasure of doing nothing, enjoying this wonderful beach, its waters and its landscape. At sunset, we will take a walk to the Natural Monument of Los Ajaches, a volcanic massif with an impressive landscape of high peaks and impressive cliffs that is really worth visiting.

Day 8. Participation in the Citizen Science Project for the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Canary Islands

Today we will return to Puerto Calero to see the boat that the scientific association that investigates cetaceans in the Canary Islands uses for their studies. We will go sailing with them, continuing with the citizen science project. We will spend the day sailing aboard their boat, from where the sightings and data collection for their investigations are made.

Tonight we will sleep in port, where there is a great gastronomic offering and we can enjoy the traditional Canarian food.

Day 9. Timanfaya National Park

Today, we will explore the interior of the island. From the yacht it’s possible to go to Timanfaya National Park, and explore its impressive volcanic landscape, and in the afternoon organise a visit to the wineries of La Geria, a very unique area of ​​wine production that maintains traditional and ecological agriculture. At sunset, we will sail to Arrecife.

Day 10. Depart in Arrecife

Farewell and disembarkation day. We will disembark in Arrecife, and you can disembark until 11am.

  • 2 professional crew
  • 9 nights of accommodation on board with breakfast included
  • Meals on board (8 lunches and 6 dinners onboard and 3 free dinners)
  • Water, tea and coffee
  • Sheets and towels
  • Marine expenses
  • Expenses of the boat including water and fuel
  • €150 NGO Donation*
  • Transfers
  • Transportation for visits to the interior of the island
  • Extra activities (surfing, scuba, kayak tours etc)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Other expenses that may be incurred during the trip

* Donation of 150 € to the NGO Scientific for the Study and Conservation of Cetaceans in the Canary Islands (not included in the tar IFAS). The activity that is carried out in collaboration with the association for the protection of cetaceans in the Canary Islands, requires a donation that goes directly to defray the expenses they have of the project and that contributes to their continued carrying out this scientific project. The association is a non-profit foundation and they are fully paid to cover the expenses of the project. This donation is not included in the travel rates and will be made directly to the NGO.

The itineraries can be seen modified according to weather conditions. In the event that the weather conditions do not allow the stipulated itinerary to be carried out, an alternative itinerary will be proposed.

The prices of the trips are contemplated for the planned itineraries. In the case, that during the program extra expenses arise, either due to the modification of the itinerary, due to weather conditions or due to decisions of the passengers, the extraordinary expenses that may be caused (for example, moorings, ports, taxes, meals or extra drinks). These extra expenses will be divided among all members of the group.

Our trips are designed to explore and get to know the destination sustainably, respecting nature and our environment. We promote environmental education and awareness, sustainable life and responsible consumption. They are sailing trips, so the participants will also be involved in the daily tasks of life on board. The collaboration of all will be required in the night watches, if necessary, collaboration in navigation and kitchen tasks.

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Day 1. Arrive in Arrecife

You can board from 4pm in Marina Lanzarote, in Arrecife.
Welcomed by the crew who will run through the itinerary, safety brief and show you to your cabin.

You will have time to visit the old sailor town of Arrecife. discover its old town with its charming streets and characteristic monuments of Canarian architecture. Stroll through the Charco de Santa Inés, a landmark of the city, with many options to taste good Canarian cuisine.

Day 2. Visit to the Scientific NGO for the Study and Conservation of Cetaceans in the Canary Islands.

Today we will visit the Cetacean Research Center of the Canary Islands and begin collaboration with the citizen science project for the conservation of the sperm whale in the Canary Islands. We will start the program with training on these animals, and we will learn about the work carried out by the association for the research and conservation of cetaceans in the Canary Islands. We will spend the day with the scientists and the people who are leading this project, and we will hold a practical workshop to learn more about the study methods.

At sunset, we will sail to the Chinijo Archipelago, the most important Marine Reserve in Europe, and we will anchor at one of the beaches of its islands, La Graciosa, to spend the night.

Day 3. Chinijo Archipelago. Island of La Graciosa

Today we explore the Island of La Graciosa. On land, we can explore by bike or on foot along the trails that run around the island or for those wanting to stay on the water, then kayak and paddleboard tours of the stunning coastline are available. For those who feel want, we can organise a dive to explore the richness of its seabed. With its incredible biodiversity, you will allow us to discover unique species of the Canary Islands.
La Graciosa is the only island in the Chinijo archipelago that is inhabited. At dusk, we will approach the port of Caleta de Sebo, a small group of white houses and white sand streets, a place to disconnect. Here there is time to walk its streets and enjoy a good fresh fish for dinner.

Day 4. Chinijo Archipelago . Alegranza Island

Today we explore the islets that are further north of the Archipelago. We will sail to the island of Alegranza, a virgin and uninhabited paradise. Once local authorities have granted permission, we will step ashore and have an explore. That night, we will spend at anchor off one of its many pristine beaches.

Day 5. Navigation day on the west coast of Lanzarote

We will leave the northern islands of Lanzarote, and head south. Today will be a full day of sailing, where we will navigate the steepest coast of the island, from north to south, enjoying the landscape, impressive cliffs and red mountains.
Arriving at Isla de Lobos, located north of the island of Fuerteventura. We will spend the night there and wake up in the crystal clear waters of this little paradise. Diving off the boat in the morning at sunrise is a must!

Day 6. Lobos Island

In Lobos, we also have many options. We can visit the island on a walking tour, simply enjoy its beaches, snorkel or dive in its waters, or even surf for the more experienced. If we have ideal conditions, we can find the perfect wave and the longest in the Canary Islands.

Day 7. Papagayo Coast

We sail back towards Lanzarote, and approach the Costa de Papagayo, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Today we can simply enjoy a relaxed day on board and the pleasure of doing nothing, enjoying this wonderful beach, its waters and its landscape. At sunset, we will take a walk to the Natural Monument of Los Ajaches, a volcanic massif with an impressive landscape of high peaks and impressive cliffs that is really worth visiting.

Day 8. Participation in the Citizen Science Project for the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Canary Islands

Today we will return to Puerto Calero to see the boat that the scientific association that investigates cetaceans in the Canary Islands uses for their studies. We will go sailing with them, continuing with the citizen science project. We will spend the day sailing aboard their boat, from where the sightings and data collection for their investigations are made.

Tonight we will sleep in port, where there is a great gastronomic offering and we can enjoy the traditional Canarian food.

Day 9. Timanfaya National Park

Today, we will explore the interior of the island. From the yacht it’s possible to go to Timanfaya National Park, and explore its impressive volcanic landscape, and in the afternoon organise a visit to the wineries of La Geria, a very unique area of ​​wine production that maintains traditional and ecological agriculture. At sunset, we will sail to Arrecife.

Day 10. Depart in Arrecife

Farewell and disembarkation day. We will disembark in Arrecife, and you can disembark until 11am.

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