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Age range


Start port

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

End port

Santa Cruz de Tenerife





Voyage code



Up to £300 (under 25s)

Voyage highlights

Explore the beautiful Canary Islands this December onboard an iconic Challenger
Experience adrenaline-fuelled sailing between diverse coastlines
Your participation in this voyage will directly benefit our vital work with young people aged 12-25
No previous sailing experience needed

This voyage is the perfect wintertime escape for those in search of a little sun, sea and sand.

Your adventure will start and finish from Santa Cruz port in Tenerife, which is situated in the middle of the Canary Islands. The islands are in the Atlantic Ocean — 100km west of Morocco and boast a subtropical climate. Between November and February, the climate is mainly sunny and warm, with temperatures rarely going below 18 degrees. The sea temperature is consistently reported to be close to 22 degrees.

Together with like-minded individuals aged 18-80, you’ll spend full days sailing onboard one of our iconic Challenger yachts and will quickly bond and work as one crew.

You’ll enjoy exhilarating sailing between the diverse coastlines and varied landscapes of the islands, which have long been enjoyed by sailors for their stronger winds and acceleration zones.

To top it all off, your adventure will directly support our life-changing youth development work. Proceeds from our adult voyages boost our charity’s vital work with young people aged 12-25.


Places you'll visit

In between some thrilling sailing there will be time to explore the islands.

The Canary Islands include cliffs, sandy beaches, fertile farmlands, craggy mountains, olive groves and rocky coves. Each of the coastal regions has its own unique character.

Possible stopovers include, the pristine paradise of La Palma, the magical natural spaces of La Gomera and Tenerife where you can visit its famous volcano and national park, Mount Teide, which is highest point in Spain, with a summit at 3.718 metres above sea level.

Post your departure in Santa Cruz de Tenerife the boat will undergo checks and preparation in readiness to do it all again from Wednesday 28 December. So, if you fancy an extended stay in the Canaries, click here for more details.

If you’re interested in more than one Canary voyage, you can take advantage of an exclusive price package. Contact our Reservations team for more information:

Takeaways from your sailing adventure

New skills. Increased confidence. New friendships. Winter sun!

Onboard and ashore there will be plenty of opportunities to explore and capture memories, so be sure to pack your camera! In addition, to the stunning land and seascapes, you may spot dolphins, seals and fin whales.

Over the course of the trip, you’ll experience steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework, as well as learning how to keep safe onboard.

We divide the crew into two teams (watches) – traditionally, known as Port and Starboard. In your watches, you’ll take it in turns to be involved in all aspects of sailing the Challenger from looking after her to cooking and cleaning. 

Further information

Once we receive your booking, we’ll arrange a call back from our Reservations team to discuss and check your eligibility for this voyage. Please do not book any travel for this trip prior to this.

The Skipper will determine the final route depending on weather and other variables.

There’s a possibility you could be recommended by the Skipper to come back and volunteer as a Watch Assistant or Watch Leader for future Tall Ships Youth Trust voyages.

Meals onboard are included

Duke of Edinburgh

All our voyages of four nights or more qualify for the DofE Gold Residential award. Please let our Reservations Team know before sailing if you want to use the voyage for this.

Passport and Covid restrictions


You’ll need to present a valid passport at the start of the voyage.

Covid restrictions

You must adhere to any travel restrictions and meet the stopover and destination countries’ entry requirements in relation to Covid-19 (see links below for full details. These are regularly updated and we strongly advise you check at the time of booking and again before travelling).

Our own Covid-19 sailing processes can be read here. Further information is also included with your joining instructions (sent via email) closer to your voyage date.

Government travel guidance for:


Spain and the Canary Islands

Book with confidence

If you or the person you’re booking for, is unable to take part in this voyage due to any of the following:

  • The area you’re travelling from, or to, has issued a COVID travel ban
  • You test positive for coronavirus (and can supply proof)
  • You’re asked to self-isolate (and can supply proof)

We’ll offer you a credit that can be used as payment, or part payment, for a future reservation booked within six months from the date of cancellation. For more information, please contact:

See our full conditions of booking for our T&Cs.

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Vessel Details

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