EMBARK: TENERIFE 15.00 – DISEMBARK TENERIFE 10.00
Join Twister this Christmas as she makes the most of the Canary Islands winter sun and gentle trade winds for a truly enjoyable festive holiday.
Onboard schooner Twister, we combine luxury with the traditional to provide a unique sailing holiday experience, as either a novice sailor or an experienced hand. Like most of the Venturesail fleet, the aim is to include you in as much or as little as you wish to take part in; hoisting of the sails, helming the ship or simply being on wildlife watch. We believe that in our fast-moving modern world, there is a great deal of satisfaction to work as part of a team aboard a ship from a bygone era; navigating the seas, discovering new islands and enjoying that winter sunshine. Twister’s crew are exactly who you want to be joining you whilst you holiday. Their accommodating nature and experience will instantly put you at ease and they will undoubtedly look after you and even if you have no experience, they will instil great confidence in literally – helping you to learn the ropes.
Away from the hectic tourist centres, Twister and her crew will show you a wilder side to this extraordinary archipelago. From walking through the ancient rainforests of Garajonay – La Gomera’s National Park to snorkelling with Manta Rays and phosphorescence – there really is something for everyone of all ages. The spectacular wildlife is, of course, a highlight, but the sailing opportunities and cuisine both onshore and aboard Twister are just as delightful. With the chance to discover all this with the magnificent Twister as your base makes for an unmissable opportunity.
One of the best parts of sailing in the Canaries are the sightings and close quarter viewings of Pilot whales that live close inshore on the 500m contour line. We operate a “Whales come to us” policy as not to disturb their natural habitat, but if they do come close, we can move slowly under sail to get the best view – so get the cameras ready as it is truly amazing to be able to watch them so closely. Bottlenose dolphin can also be seen in the area and you can sit out on the bowsprit and watch them surf the bow wave through glossy seas. Other species we have seen in other years are Sperm Whale, Brydes whale, Spinner dolphins, turtles and the Atlantic Spotted dolphin.
No fixed itinerary for your sailing holiday.
Due to Mother Nature, there is, of course, no fixed itinerary for your sailing holiday as Twister needs to sail where the wind and weather take her. The Skipper will have a better idea of the weeks rough plan as you board Twister and will give a briefing on your first evening. We aim to have at least one shore day so you could rent a car or a kayak, and get exploring at your own steam.
Visit romantic La Gomera
Sail with the flying fish to the harbour in Valle Gran Rey. The steep red cliffs warm the water for an early evening swim before we dine under the stars. As the sun lifts her head above the ocean, take an early morning dip whilst the local fisherman feed the Manta Rays, before joining a crew member to walk the rivers and valleys of the beautiful Nation Park – Garajonay. Life here is at a slow pace, snorkelling and swimming, walking the quay and chatting with the fishermen bringing home their catch of tuna. With plenty of cafes and bars and the only beach on the island, sit back and relax in the sun.
The nature of the landscape in La Gomera offers plenty of both easy and challenging walking on well-mapped routes with breathtaking views. The road infrastructure is of a very high standard, and for those harder to reach places, car hire is cheap and easy. The island is easy to drive around, with many opportunities for taking in a short walk and a swim or stopping in a mountain restaurant to sample local earthy dishes. Chickpea soups, salted potatoes and local fish are all exceptional and well worth the stop. The soil on all the island is great for growing vines so the wines here are excellent too.
£1200/ €1390 – single berth, shared cabin
£1800/ €2070 – single berth, own cabin
Included: all food, hot drinks, harbour money, diesel and other extra costs.
Make an enquiry email us, or book online with our agents.
|Starts: 20th December 2021||Ends: 26th December 2021||Location: TENERIFE|