Yacht was in excellent condition throughout and the skipper, Max, was excellent in planning the week and managing the daily activities. Great week around Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Gomera with variable weather, wonderful sightings of dolphins playing around boat also whales and turtle. We managed to moor in marinas each night but were turned away from some and had to “persevere” to be able to moor in others which reported themselves as full. Basic provisioning was available at the supermarket at Passito Blanco and topping up was easy from supermarkets in walking distance from the marinas and restaurants easy to find for meals out (except, as expected around the New Years holidays). The weather was mixed, not too cold (lived in shorts), winds varied between 5 and 15 on various days, all expertly handled by Max who frankly had a mix of expertise amongst the crew from a fair experience of dinghies to never been on a boat before: every day had a lot of laughs and the week was hugely enjoyed by all. Only downside is that a week later we’re still waiting for our deposit to be returned despite two reminders!
This was one of my best sailing experience - saw about 50 common dolphins, pilot whales and Russo Dolphins! Amazing place to sale with beautiful small marina towns.
We booked this boat in December. Check in and check out process was really quick. Staff was helpful. The boat itsel was in fair condition for a 10 year old boat. The finish on furniture and on the deck somewhat worn, but the boat was in full working order, sails in good condition, easy to furl and unfurl. The throttle handle was sticky and a bit tough to switch from reverse to forward. They said they were going to fix it. Awerall, it was definitely a great boat for the price we payed in December. Regarding the weather, we always had a fair wind, the temperature was a bit chilly out in the sea, but at the shore it was warm enough to sunbathe and swim. It gets quite hot when the sun is out. The seawater was warm(at least for a person coming from north). Marina Del Sur is a good place to start out for La Gomera and La Palma.
Marina de Lagos is very the comfortable and safety, Located on the Bay of Lagos, among the best beaches in the Algarve,
We can see the beaufitul beaches, dalphins and lanscape from the boat.
The local company Southwest people are very good and available to support any needs.
Nice boat: Beneteau Oceanis 34