Boats have always been important in the Canary Islands’ economy, as the Canarians have always been fishermen. In the Middle Ages they used to trade wine and sugar cane with the free world, so cargo ships would arrive at these islands. Then with the advent of tourism, pleasure craft and ferries were seen in the waters, as well as luxury yachts.
As the Canaries are now a popular holiday destination, faster ferries, hydrofoils and catamarans can be seen approaching the islands as tourists arrive on their Fuerteventura holidays and then travel between other islands in the archipelago.
There are three ferry services that operate out of Fuerteventura leaving from the ports of Puerto del Rosario, El Castillo and Corralejo. The companies that operate them are Fred Olsen, Compania Trasmediterranea and Naviera Armas who are by far the cheapest.
A journey from Fuerteventura to Gran Canaria would usually take 6.5 hours using the latest fleet of high-speed ferries. However the new Fred Olsen Express Service does the journey from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote in just 20 minutes. There are many different catamaran services available for the tourist on cheap holidays in the Canaries.
If you want to explore the abundant marine life of the Canaries without getting soaked, then you could try an amazing underwater adventure in a submarine. The Subcat Submarines operate out of Morro Jable harbour and you can reach them by air-conditioned coach from Jandia or Costa Calma.
This is an attraction that those on Fuerteventura luxury holidays are bound to enjoy. Although it starts out just like a cruise with everyone out on the top deck admiring the scenery, this soon changes when the submarine approaches Jandia. Here the hatches are battened town and the submarine dives 30 metres underwater. It really is incredible underwater with a myriad of rainbow coloured fishes and exotic marine life.