Set Sail for Tenerife


price 15-25 years old


Blue Water Sailing
Coastal Sailing
Cultural stroll
Beach Combing

Highlights of this voyage

Set sail between Ullapool and Tenerife

Setting sail from Ullapool for Tenerife in autumn time is always a challenge. The weather is changeable, with low pressure areas rolling in and every day getting colder. But as you make your way South you will forget your long johns and be in shorts as you moor in Tenerife. 

This voyage is perfect for mile collectors: with basic shipkeeping tasks such as steering and watch keeping (both day and night), you will be able to log some serious time and miles! And while doing so, enjoy the occasional group of dolphins playing at the bow and maybe even sight a whale! 

During your watches you will get into the ships rhythm. Rocking and rolling over the North Atlantic, leaving the Bay of Biscay well to your portside, heading for the Portuguese North wind. 

If the winds are not favorable for departure straight away, the Outer Hebrides will give some good shelter, to wait for a weather gap. When passing Ireland on the West coast, your course will almost be South all the way down. 

If winds are favorable in the beginning, some time may be won, to explore the Madeira group. Porto Santo is an island to the East of Madeira, which is a perfect quiet get away from it all. The harbor is well sheltered and offers enough space to go alongside for a day or two. Stretching your legs after a few days at sea, will feel exhilarating! Don’t forget to taste the Madeira wine! 

If all goes to plan, you will arrive on the Canary Islands a day before departing the ship. Santa Crus de Tenerife is a big port, and a fairly large city. It offers all the best of city life, with lots of bars and restaurants, where you can try the amazing local food! Papas Arrugadas, Canary Islands chilled wine and the best seafood! 

Departure/Return Location
Ullapool, Scotland - Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Boarding Time
31-10-2023, 18:00 local time
Disambarking Time
17-11-2023​ at 10:00h local time
Not Included

Day 1 : Welcome on board at 18:00h. First safety instructions and introduction of crew and expedition members

Day 2-3 : Set sail for the Outer Hebrides, depending on wind. First day sailing and first instructions. Destinations could include Skye or Castle Bay on the island Barra. 

Day 3-7 : Depending on wind, there will be two possible routes. Either set a course for the Atlantic Ocean and pass Ireland on the Atlantic side. If winds are less favorable, a dash over the Irish Sea would be a more sheltered route.  

Day 8-17 : If winds are favorable in the beginnen, some days may be spend around the Madeira group or on the Canary Islands. 

Day 18 : Disembark in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, at 10:00h. Or earlier if flight schedules change.