Are you planning on holidaying in Lanzarote or Fuerteventura soon? If yes, then to learn about boat trips between the two Canary Islands read our guide for more facts and information…
Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
The neighbouring island of Lanzarote is different to Fuerteventura because of the differing landscapes. Because Lanzarote is a volcanic island the landscape is blackened because of all of the lava. Fuerteventura, on the other hand, is a famous island holiday destination for its beautiful, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters.
Transportation and Tours
From Corralejo in Fuerteventura one needs to take a ferry to Playa Blanca, which is in Lanzarote. From here these is a bus that will transport you to Timanfaya which is a natural park. Here one will travel along the beautiful landscape. This tour is guided where visitors can view the different craters and volcanos. Included in this tour are some geothermal demonstrations intended to show the audience the sheer power of the heat right below the surface of the ground.
One of the most spectacular sights in Lanzarote is the Timanfaya, which means ‘Fire Mountain’. This is an active and live volcano with underground lava tunnels and caves. Also included in the tour is a visit to a natural oven where meals are prepared.
The ferry from Lanzarote to Playa Blanca is just half an hour in duration. The last ferry is at 19:00 so after the tour one can enjoy the beach, shopping and restaurants of Lanzarote. Earlier ferries back to Corralejo depart at 15:00 and 17:00.
There are numerous companies that offer boat trips and tours of Lanzarote. Tour companies that do not include boat trips, but tours of Lanzarote will often secure ferry discounts for their clients.
Different tour companies include Volcano Express – Lanzarote, Aquatickets Lanzarote, and Southern Lanzarote Scenic Tour.
If you opt to take the Lanzarote Grand Tour departing from Corralejo expect to pay 70Euros for adults, and 35Euros for children between the ages of 2 and 11.
Lanzarote to Fuerteventura
If you are staying in Lanzarote during your vacation, and which to visit the world famous beaches on the island of Fuerteventura you can also find tour operators who provide this particular tour service. Prices for this excursion usually begin at 55Euros per adult, and reputable tour operators include Lanzarote Experience Tours.
If you don’t want to spend money on a tour service, and prefer to independently explore the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura you can do so. To travel between the two islands you can catch ferries, with a 20 to 30 minute trip between the two islands. To find ferries and their prices and timetables you can use the following websites: www.directferries.co.uk and www.fuerteventura.com
There are three main ferry companies; Fred Olson, Naviera Armas, and Transmediterranea.
These travel between different parts of the many Canary islands, so if there is time one can explore the other islands such as Tenerife, Puerto Del Rosario, and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria.