Set Sail for the Canaries – From Spain to Tenerife
- Vessel: Linden
- Port: A Coruña
- Where: Spain
- Departure: 11 November 2018, 15:00
- Arrival: 21 November 2018, 10:00
- Duration: 11 days
- Ocean passages
- Winter sun
Join Linden on her final leg south to the Canary Islands. Join her at the Spanish port of A Coruña, and sail along the east coast of Europe to reach San Miguel, Tenerife.
Sail down the East coast of Spain on board Europe’s biggest wooden schooner, Linden. Leaving A Coruña, harness the wind and travel south through the North Atlantic ocean, making your first stop Vigo, before reaching Portugal. From Portugal, depending on the wind you may call in at Lisbon or perhaps Madeira.
Madeira is always a favourite, with her remote misty mountains and vibrant city culture, it’s a place to hire a car for the day and tour at your own pace – if you do want to hire a car then don’t forget your driving license!
From Madeira, as the weather warms, Linden will either head south-eastwards towards Graciosa off Lanzarote. This wonderful island, now a national park is a gem in the Canary chain and well worth the visit. If the more Southerly course is favoured, the first port of call will be La Palma. The fairest of the islands, this is many people’s favourite. The steep slopes are furnished with Banana plantations and vines as you climb steeper and steeper to the very top of the isle. Here the mountain opens out into the famous caldera with swirling mists and snow lined tips, the experience is to see the vertical drop down to the villages at sea level. Well worth a day to explore before heading to Tenerife.
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Linden was built in Mariehamn, in the Åland Islands – an autonomous archipelago off the west coast of Finland. This magnificent white sail schooner was a joint venture between residents of the Åland Islands, the Finnish government and established ship owners in an attempt to create a vessel that was a worthy representation of the traditional maritime culture of the islands. Because of this, Linden was built in pine – how the Åland and Finnish traditionally built their ships. In order to meet modern standards, the DNV required that a reinforced steel superstructure was put inside the hull, with watertight bulkheads to meet the safety requirements for passenger vessels.
Until 2006, Linden sailed the Baltic Sea, proudly representing Åland, before being sold to a restaurant in Helsinki that turned her into a day cruiser, where she barely left Helsinki harbour. Now fully restored she was bought by her current owners in 2017 to offer sustainable charter, environmental experiences and cargo transport, working with local businesses and enterprises to ensure efficiency. Today, she sails her guests up to the Artic during summer months, sailing around Svalbard Norwary, slicing through the water and inbetween the ice in order to give her passengers the chance to experience the artic via sail, ski and hike this remote archipelago near the North Pole. Life under sail in this remarkable location gives guests the chance to witness polar bear, artic foxes and reindeer with carfeul consideration to this fragile environment.
During the winter months, Linden heads for the sunnier climes of the Canary Islands. With Tenerife as her base, Linden’s winter sun sailing schedule offers trips to the harder to reach islands of La Gomera and La Palma with plenty wildlife spotting on the way of pilot whales, hawksbill turtles and Manta Rays.
Take a look at this beautiful white sail tall ship.
- Total number of berths : 35
- Guest berths : 12
- Number of bathrooms : 10
From: A Coruña
To: San Miguel Marina, Tenerife