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5 Unique Experiences For Yacht Charter Guests

Lanzarote is the perfect sailing destination for yacht owners and charter guests seeking an opulent and memorable getaway. The island offers its guests a plethora of exciting and educational activities, from touring enhanced volcanic tunnels to diving 30 metres below sea level in a commercial submarine! Charter guests are given the opportunity to explore Lanzarote’s beautiful natural attractions, without missing out on any of the luxury or high-level services.

So what are you waiting for?

Read on to discover 5 unique experiences for yacht owners and their charter guests visiting Lanzarote.

Kitesurfing & Watersports

Lanzarote has the perfect conditions for those looking to ‘ride the wave’ as well as sail it. In fact, with consistent summertime trade winds and warm temperatures year-round, there are several great spots for kitesurfing, including Famara Beach, Playa Honda & Las Salinas.

Thanks to the range of professional coaches available for private and/or group sessions, Lanzarote is suitable for both experienced kitesurfers and beginners alike. There is even a specific area of the beach dedicated solely to kitesurfing. Equipment such as kitesurf boards and kitesurfing kites are easily accessible and can be purchased or rented from one of the many kitesurf shops, including the Lanzarote Kitesurf shop. Guests are also free to bring their own kitesurfing equipment. The island is a 30-minute drive from coast-to-coast, making it easy and time-efficient for watersports enthusiasts to follow the wind throughout the day.

Jameos De Agua

Jameos De Agua was formed after the eruption of Volcán de La Corona around 25 ka BP and is dubbed the “8th wonder of the world” by Hollywood star, Rita Hayworth, and the place where “nature and man embrace” according to locals. Thanks to the enhancements from the late Spanish artist, Cesar Manrique, Jameos De Agua is now a venue for art & culture, representing the pinnacle of nature and artistic expression. Jameos De Agua also features a world-renowned auditorium, with unique geological and acoustic characteristics, as well as Lanzarote’s endemic ‘blind crab’ species and the geological museum, Casa de la volcanes.

Superyacht owners can rent out all of Jameos Del Agua for private or corporate events, where they and their charter guests can enjoy the beautiful view of the lake from the tunnel, a culinary experience curated by some of the most renowned chefs in the Canary Islands and live music can also be arranged for on-board entertainment.

Wine Tasting & Volcanic Vineyard Tours

Lanzarote is known all over the world for its distinctly-flavoured wine that is produced on the island. The exceptional taste is the result of the year-round tropical climate and fertile volcanic soil, which gives the wine a unique flavour and makes it stand out from any of its competitors worldwide.

For those who are interested in an authentic Lanzarote wine tour, the region of La Geria is the perfect destination to explore. Due to historic volcanic activity creating an extreme environment in the region, innovative systems have been developed and put in place to ensure the continued production of wine. This has resulted in the formation of some exceptional flavours and wines, including Yaiza, 2020 which is dry, crisp and fresh, with citrus, tropical and floral notes, all underlain with volcanic minerality and a touch of sea salt. 

Yacht owners and their chartered guests can experience a full tasting menu, in the company of expert sommeliers in the award-winning centennial vineyards.  Visitors may also visit one of Lanzarote’s other beautiful wineries, including Bodegas Rubicon, Bermejo, La Florida and Bodega El Grifo, Lanzarote’s oldest winery, at 244 years old. Lanzarote produces a range of wine types, including white, rose and red, but the most highly regarded by wine lovers is the sweet, aromatic white wine that comes from the volcanic malvasia, a very high-quality grape. Wine lovers have travelled from all over the world to sample its unique flavours.

Craft shops & Boutiques

Guests looking to do some high-end shopping in Lanzarote will have access to the Thin Line Boutique, home to some of the finest luxury brands on the island, including Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Moncler

There are boutiques located in each of Lanzarote’s three superyacht marinas, dedicated to providing a high level of service. Personal shoppers are available, as is a luxury car service to deliver all newly-purchased items to the guests on their superyachts, at their homes, or even at their next destination.

Deep-Sea Diving Tours

As well as exploring the beautiful landscapes,  Lanzarote offers yacht owners and their charter guests the opportunity to dive deep beneath it with one of Lanzarote’s thrilling & long-standing diving companies.

For over 35 years, divers have been visiting Playa Chica Beach in Puerto del Carmen for the world-class, award-winning, diving instructors & perfect diving sites. Transport is arranged and diving equipment is provided, so the only thing charter guests need to focus on is having a good time!

Inexperienced/beginner divers are welcome in the clear, shallow water and the reef is suitable for follow-up courses like Advanced, Rescue & Specialty diving courses. Courses are also offered in a range of languages including English, German, Spanish, French and Italian.

Lanzarote is a beautiful, luxurious island, offering its guests the opportunity to interact with both the opulence that it provides and a unique variety of interactive activities. Whether it’s touring vineyards and sipping exceptional wine, exploring the deep sea, shopping at the most luxurious brands on the island, or visiting the beautifully enhanced volcanic tunnels, Lanzarote surely has everything yacht owners need to entertain themselves and their charter guests.

The Ultimate Guide To Yachting In Lanzarote

Lanzarote is known across the globe as the ‘Island of Volcanoes’, not least because of the unexpected landscapes made up of volcanic caves, lakes of lava and craters. However, more recently it has gained a reputation as the Canary Island’s premier superyacht destination – The perfect weather conditions alongside very little rainfall make Lanzarote a year-round favourite amongst private and commercial superyacht owners.

Furthermore, Lanzarote plays host to several high-level competitions, including the Volvo Ocean Race, IMOCA 60 training campaigns, RC44 World Championship events, Mini Transats and the RORC Transatlantic Race, making it one of the top destinations for yacht racing and sailing competitions.

Yacht Clearance & Berthing Procedures

Yachts can be pre-cleared into commercial Canary-Island ports and marinas in advance. The European regulations insist all passports are presented to immigration on arrival and departure. The crew passports will be stamped if yachts are arriving from a non-EU port, or when leaving to a non-EU port.

If the vessel weighs more than 500 GT, it will receive pilot assistance when arriving at, or departing from the port. For yachts less than 500GT, pilotage is not compulsory, but it is advisable for captains wanting a little extra advice from local experts.

Lanzarote: The Undiscovered Superyacht Destination?

It’s no secret that Lanzarote has some of the most attractive beaches and scenery in the Canary Islands. There are countless fun activities to partake in, such as kite surfing, sailing and diving. The island is drenched in rich culture, fine dining and friendly locals.

Traditionally yachting season in the Canaries stretches from June to November. Although in recent years this has been expanding, with more yachts stopping for refuelling, storing and charters. With annual average temperatures of around 21ºC, very limited rainfall and low humidity, Lanzarote is the ideal destination for yachts and superyachts throughout the year.

So, if you’re unfamiliar with Lanzarote as a superyacht destination then here are three marinas you need to visit during your next yacht charter.

Marina Lanzarote

Marina Lanzarote is located in Arrecife, the capital of the island on the east coast. Arrecife is a perfect destination to berth your yacht, with everything you could need right on your doorstep. Home to fantastic restaurants and historical landmarks, such as Castillo San Gabriel & Castillo San Jose, you can easily get lost exploring the beautiful city of Arrecife.

Why choose Marina Lanzarote?

Marina Lanzarote has all of the required amenities necessary for a smooth visit to Lanzarote. With the ability to accommodate yachts up to 83m LOA (272.31ft), Marina Lanzarote has a fully equipped shipyard with an 820-tonne crane and repair services. There is a concierge service available and because of the prime location in the largest city in Lanzarote, there is no issue when ordering provisions. There is a great chandlery and a wide range of shopping facilities available just a short walk from the marina.

Furthermore, the marina is protected from swell, making it the perfect sanctuary for both commercial vessels.

Puerto Calero Marina

Located on the warm, beautiful and sheltered south coast is Puerto Calero Marina. Puerto Calero is Lanzarote’s most established yacht harbour, having hosted yacht captains, crew and their guests from across the globe for over 35 years.

Why choose Puerto Calero Marina?

The marina itself can accommodate vessels up to 83m LOA (272.31ft) and has a fantastic range of amenities, including options for yacht repairs, spare parts and even a fuelling dock located at the end of the breakwater.

Dining at Puerto Calero Marina

There is a long list of tantalising restaurants to try, all within walking distance and with fantastic views of the Atlantic ocean. Plus, there’s a local farmers market, a supermarket located in the marina and various options to order provisions directly.


With perfect sailing conditions and clear waters, Puerto Calero Marina is a great destination for water sports and outdoor activities. There are different classes on offer as well as a top-rated sailing school. However, if water sports don’t appeal to you there is always the option to take a boat trip or attend one of the many excursions available.

Marina Rubicon

Marina Rubicon is located in a sheltered bay, on the south coast of Lanzarote, next to the Los Ajaches volcanic peaks.

Why choose Marina Rubicon?

Marina Rubicon can accommodate yachts up to 110m (360.8ft) LOA and offers a range of tailored shipyard services, including berthing assistance, fuel dock, 24-hour security and yacht cleaning facilities. The long list of available maintenance and repair services are also accompanied by a 90-tonne travel hoist, spares and state of the art facilities for yachts and commercial vessels.

Dining at Marina Rubicon

There are several renowned restaurants, serving both local and international cuisines, alongside plenty of shops in very close proximity to the marina.

Take a look at the full list of eating establishments on the Marina Rubicon Bars & Restaurants website.

Daily Activities

With so many fun activities and destinations to visit throughout the island of Lanzarote, we thought it would be a great idea to list some of the most popular hotspots and activities for charter guests:

  • Marina Rubicon Market – Every Wednesday and Saturday, we have the Marina Rubicon Market, which offers the greatest variety of stalls with unique products from the island.
  • Rubicon Diving – With four dive boats available, Rubicon Diving offer Lanzarote’s widest range of guided dives both in Playa Blanca and Puerto Del Carmen. There are even opportunities to take a dive course and become a certified diver or just give it a try for a one-off session.
  • Discover Lanzarote – Home to some of the most beautiful and interesting terrain, Lanzarote is the perfect location for exploring. With volcanoes, lunar landscapes and transparent waters, no trip to the island would be complete without taking in the unique scenery.
  • Sailing – Why not try a sailing course during your visit to Lanzarote? There is a wide range of sailing schools available with top-level coaches, who cover physical, technical, tactical & mental training.
  • Water Activities & Sports – A trip to Lanzarote is a brilliant opportunity to be adventurous and tick a few things off your bucket list. There is a wide range of activities available from parasailing to catamaran trips and even Segway excursions.

Lanzarote has something for everyone and there are far too many experiences to fit into one single trip – that’s why charter guests come back repeatedly year on year!

While the state of the art Lanzarote marinas can provide a safe haven for yachts, the whole island has something to offer. Whether it’s volcano tours and wine tasting or kite surfing and submarine trips, we guarantee you’ll be planning a return visit.

You can find other useful information regarding your trip to Lanzarote including navigation, things to do and port guides here.

Top 10 local ingredients Lanzarote

Lanzarote is an island famed for its year-long sunshine, temperate climate, it’s vast and varied landscapes and of course, it’s coastlines and beaches

Based on the islands perpetual sunshine and geographic location it also provides a plethora of delicious foods from both land and sea to add a touch of Canarian culture to any yacht galley. 

In this article we’ve listed our Top 10 must-try Canarian foods.