Boat Rental and Yacht Charter in Lanzarote

An island located in the Canary Islands, known for its volcanic landscapes, beautiful beaches, and modern architecture. Lanzarote is a unique destination that offers something for everyone!
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Sailing in Lanzarote

Lanzarote is an excellent starting point for exploring the seven Canary Islands. With well-provisioned harbors, gorgeous beaches, and several itinerary options for sailing around the archipelago, you won’t be surprised why this beautiful island chain is so popular with sailors coming from all over the world. Start your Canary Islands sailing adventure when you charter a yacht in Lanzarote with Zizoo.

Things to do and see when sailing in Lanzarote

Lanzarote is mainly known for its incredible landscape shaped by volcanic activities and for its year round warm climate. This makes it the perfect sailing destination for novice sailors and those with plenty of experience.

Activities in Lanzarote

  • Enjoy all the golden beaches you can find up and down the coast and take advantage of the gorgeous Caleta del Fuste and Corralejo beaches on the neighboring island of Fuerteventura
  • Enjoy the well-regarded Tasca La Raspa and Bar Asturias, known for their wonderful Canarian wines
  • Surf and explore the stunning beaches, including the white dunes of Papagayo and the quieter Famara, which are great for surfing
  • Go snorkeling or diving along the beaches on the Southern coast
  • Puerto del Carmen is paradise for scuba diving
  • Make a trip to the aqua park in Costa Teguise for some family fun or enjoy an exhilarating submarine trip departing from Puerto del Carmen or Puerto Calero
  • Be sure not to miss the dramatic Fire Mountains at Timanfaya National Park while on your sailing holiday in Lanzarote

Beaches in Lanzarote

  • Playa de Papagayo: Located in the southern part of the island, Playa de Papagayo is a collection of pristine coves with golden sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. The natural beauty of this area is truly breathtaking, and it's a great spot for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. You definitely have to stop by on your sailing adventure
  • Playa de Famara: Situated on the northwestern coast of Lanzarote, Playa de Famara is a long sandy beach backed by majestic cliffs and offering panoramic views of the ocean. The soft golden sand stands in a bit of a contrast to the cliffs that can appear red or golden, depending on the light. A truly breathtaking sight!

Restaurants in Lanzarote

Casual dining in Lanzarote:

  • Citurna Casual Food: This lovely eatery in Playa Blanca is a great spot to grab a quick bite to eat. Meat eaters will particularly enjoy the beef dumplings or the Korean chicken
  • Simple & Natural: A wonderful place to choose one of the delicious salads or more and sit in a rustic, but modern looking cafe. If you have room for dessert, you have to try the banana cake

Best restaurants with a view in Lanzarote:

  • Restaurante El Amanecer in Arrieta is easily one of the nicest spots to enjoy a nice meal. The beautiful sea views that come with it are not bad either
  • Casa Tino in Playa Quemada will charm you with the views and the tasty food.

Fine dining in Lanzarote:

  • Kamezí Deli & Bistro: Recommended by the Michelin restaurant guide, this wonderful spot will charm you with its modern interior and big, open windows as well as the delicious food
  • La Cocina de Colacho: Another Michelin recommended place, this restaurant is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy an elegantly presented meal in a rather relaxed setting

Bars and Clubs in Lanzarote

  • El Chupadero Lanzarote: Located in the middle of island, but seemingly in the middle of nowhere, this bar is your best bet if you want to enjoy a fine wine
  • Ruta 66 lanzarote: Music from the 70s until the 90s will make you want to dance all night in this fun club on the island

Explore historical Lanzarote

Lanzarote, being a volcanic island with a rich history, offers several historical sites and attractions to explore. Visit the town of Teguise, the former capital of Lanzarote, which is known for its charming colonial architecture and historical significance. Explore the narrow streets lined with traditional Canarian houses, visit the Church of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, and wander around the popular Sunday market.

Located in Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote, Castillo de San Gabriel is a fortress built in the 16th century to protect the city from pirate attacks. It now houses the Museum of History and showcases artifacts and exhibits related to the island's history and maritime heritage.

Sailing conditions in Lanzarote

Water surface temperatures regularly rise above 20°C in the summer. Arrecife is well provisioned for even large boats, with easy docking facilities. Concrete mooring blocks are readily available and dropping anchor is rarely necessary, although possible. Water depths are 30m to 40m. The area is surrounded by shoals and reefs, so it’s advisable to seek entrance instructions from the helpful experts at the port. Alternatively, you can request a skipper for your boat holiday in Lanzarote through Zizoo.

A mild northeasterly wind prevails throughout the Canary Islands. You’ll find that the waters are generally calm and rarely affected by gales. Due to the high elevation of these volcanic islands, opposing winds occasionally cause wind speeds to reach up to 15 knots - although this is relatively uncommon. Wave heights rarely exceed 1.5m and are often well under 1m, making Lanzarote also a great sailing destination for beginners.

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Lanzarote?

A yacht charter in Lanzarote definitely doesn’t have to break your bank. You can rent a sailboat in Spain for an average price of 68 EUR per person per day. Charter a RIB in Spain at an average price of 54 EUR per person per day, making them the most affordable option. A speedboat rental in Spain will cost you 85 EUR per person per day on average. While these prices might seem very reasonable, it is important to keep in mind that they are only made for day charters in Lanzarote as they don’t come with enough space to stay overnight. Renting a catamaran or motorboat in Spain might be more expensive, but they are the perfect water vessels to sail on for a week or even longer. Chartering a catamaran will cost you 111 EUR on average per person per day. Charter a motorboat in Spain at an average price of 179 EUR per person per day.

What type of boat is best for sailing in Lanzarote?

The island of Lanzarote is probably best known for its magnificent volcanic landscape which you can admire best from the water. However, if you want to explore the stunning beaches and coast from up close, it would probably be best to rent a boat with a shallow draft to make it happen. If you prefer to go an a more adventurous kind of sailing trip, you should opt for a sailboat.

Rent a catamaran in Lanzarote

Pros of renting a catamaran in Lanzarote

A catamaran charter in Lanzarote is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore some of the most beautiful and remote beaches on the island. As catamarans have a shallow draft, you can sail close to the shore and don’t have to worry about putting yourself and your passengers in danger.

Rent a catamaran in Lanzarote if you want all the comforts you can think of while staying on a boat. Catamarans offer a generous amount of space both above and below deck. You will definitely feel more like sleeping in a hotel room rather than a small cabin on board a boat.

A catamaran hire in Lanzarote is perfect if you easily get seasick. Catamarans have a shallow draft and two hulls, which provide increased stability and safety in case of a grounding or collision with underwater obstacles. You will also feel that the boat is less shaky and therefore less prone to crazy movements in rougher water conditions.

Lots of sailors enjoy the flexibility of a catamaran rental in Lanzarote as you can choose whether you want to sail with the sail or drive with the engine. Of course it also depends on the wind conditions if you can sail with the winds or not, but in general it is good to have a plan B. This ensures that you won’t get stuck in the middle of the sea should the wind suddenly stop blowing.

Cons of renting a catamaran in Lanzarote

One of the downsides of a catamaran rental in Lanzarote is the fact that catamarans are relatively big in size. While it might be nice to enjoy plenty of space on board and on deck it comes with some difficulties when trying to find a spot for mooring at the marinas. Especially during the busy summer months you might not be lucky enough to find a spot - and even if you did, you will have to pay extra for all the space you’re taking up with a catamaran.

Charter a catamaran in Lanzarote

Rent a sailboat in Lanzarote

Pros of renting a sailboat in Lanzarote

A sailboat charter in Lanzarote allows you to experience the thrill and adventure of sailing in its purest form. You can navigate the waters of Lanzarote by harnessing the power of the wind, making it an authentic and immersive sailing experience.

A sailboat rental in Lanzarote provides a quieter and more peaceful experience compared to motorized boats. You can enjoy the tranquility of the sea, listen to the sound of the wind and waves, and disconnect from the noise and distractions of the modern world.

Do you care about the environment even when going on vacation? Then a sailboat hire in Lanzarote is your safest bet. Solely fueled by the wind, a sailboat is the most environmentally friendly boat you can choose for your sailing adventure. This also makes it one of the cheapest options for a boat holiday on the island.

Cons of renting a sailboat in Lanzarote

One of the downsides of a sailboat charter in Lanzarote is the fact that sailboats solely run on wind. While it might be cheaper and more eco-friendly, there are also disadvantages that come with it. You might find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea should the wind suddenly stop blowing. You will then have to patiently wait for the wind to pick up again until you can continue your journey.

Sailboat charter in Lanzarote

Luxury boat holidays in Lanzarote

Lanzarote offers a fantastic destination for luxury boat holidays, where you can indulge in the stunning natural beauty and serene waters of the island. Luxury boat holidays provide the opportunity to stay in a private and exclusive accommodation. You can charter a luxury yacht on Lanzarote equipped with lavish cabins, elegant interiors, and all the amenities and comforts you desire. Enjoy the privacy and personalized service onboard, creating a truly luxurious and intimate experience. Most luxury yachts come with a full crew, meaning that you will have an experienced skipper on board who is going to take care of operating and navigating the boat as well as some staff who will prepare your food and anything else you might desire on your trip.

What kind of boat license do you need when renting a boat in Lanzarote?

In general, everyone who wants to rent a boat in Lanzarote needs to be in possession of a valid boat license. However, if you plan on operating a motorboat with less than 15 hp and one that is no longer than 5 meters or a sailboat that is shorter than 6 meters, you don’t need to carry a valid boat license. Don’t get too happy too soon, because you can only do so until it becomes dark.

If you are unsure whether or not your boat license fulfills the requirements of a Spanish boat license, your safest bet is to carry the International Certificate of Competency or short ICC.

Sailing routes in Lanzarote

Start in Lanzarote and sail southwest to Gran Canaria, which is known for its alluring black and white sand beaches. From Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), make your way to the popular island of Tenerife. The island is dominated by Mt. Teide and offers gorgeous beaches and family friendly amusement parks. After a day or more in Tenerife, stop in Arrecife before sailing back to Lanzarote.