The Canary Islands offer a tropical climate year round and a variety of vegetation and scenery. The best time of year for yacht chartering in the Canaries is from November to April, though the weather is fine year round.
The Las Canarias archipelago is located just off the northwest coast of mainland Africa. The seven volcanic islands share a year round spring climate, but moving from one to the other can take visitors from sub-tropical vegetation to semi-desert areas. Almost half the land mass falls under some protection as park land. The frequency of gales is low and the islands are not affected by hurricanes. Thanks to the trade winds, the prevailing wind is north-easterly and most islands are about a day's sail apart. Tenerife is the largest, but Gran Canaria and Lanzarote also boast airports and charter bases. Crewed or bareboat charters are available on a variety of yachts including monohull and catamaran. High season runs from November to April, but despite a position along the Tropic of Cancer, the Canaries are not too hot in the summer.