Taking a ferry to Fuerteventura
You probably know it by now: Yes there are sandy & lovely beaches on this island. That might be the main reason why you want to travel to Fuerteventura. You can, of course, get there by plane but what's growing in popularity is a day trip or even better a two-day-trip ferry from Gran Canaria, Tenerife, or Lanzarote. The three islands with direct connections to Fuerteventura. If you are interested in this, there are a few things you must know:
- The ticket prices are acceptable, also since there is healthy competition going on between Armas and Fred Olsen on the Islands.
- The connections further west from Tenerife are indirect and take a lot of time. We wouldn't for instance try to travel from La Gomera to Fuerteventura by ferry. This would take way too long.
- The ferries are (mostly) modern and fast. Some are even among the fastest ferries in the world!
- On most routes, there are multiple crossings per day, which means you can easily plan your day trip to Fuerteventura on every day you want.
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From Gran Canaria to Fuerteventura
From Las Palmas, you can sail to two harbors: Morro Jable. A fishing village, with a large beach nearby, you can spot a lot of large fish in the harbor. And you can travel to Puerto del Rosario. The economic heart of this island however also (to be completely honest) a bit of a boring town for tourism.
Gran Canaria ⇔ Fuerteventura
Ferry from Tenerife to Fuerteventura
Tenerife (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) has two connections with Fuerteventura. Both can be reached by Armas, the time to reach the other islands is 5+ Hours, you'll be sailing with Volcan de Tagoro or Villa de Agaete (see image below).
Tenerife ⇔ Fuerteventura
Ferry from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura
A very popular ferry route due to the short distance and the many ‘day trip' tourists who want to at least visit two islands when they fly towards Lanzarote or Fuerteventura.
Three ferry companies are sailing on this route from Playa Blanca to Corralejo. Be careful by the way when planning trips and focussing on the name Playa Blanca. There are multiple beaches with the same name on Fuerteventura alone for instance.
Lanzarote ⇔ Fuerteventura
The Ferry from Corralejo to Lobos
As mentioned in the tips above you can also take a ferry to Lobos. An island with a lot of beaches and one very popular restaurant. It can be really hot on the island: avoid being there in the middle of the day. “There is no shade on Lobos”
Check these brothers for instance visiting Lobos:
Fuerteventura ⇔ Lobos Island
Frequently asked questions ferry to Fuerteventura
The connection between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura is due to the short distance a very popular connection. Since Fuerteventura is known as the #1 beach destination the ferries from Gran Canaria and Tenerife are also popular.
Two ferry companies own most of the routes: Naviera Armas and Fred Olsen. On the north of the island, there is also another company active: Lineas Romero.
There are three harbors: Corralejo, Puerto del Rosario, and Morro Jables. All three harbors are quite unique and different.
On Fuerteventura to reach the best beaches you need to drive away from the main popular cities.
On all ferries in the Canary Islands dogs are allowed on the ferries. Also on all ferrites to Fuerteventura.