Sailing Boat Adventure

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Experience hosted by Patrick

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

As this will be the first time most guests have been at sea under sail the priority is to establish exactly how much or how little you want to do on board.
Then a safety briefing and demo will be undertaken.
You will then prepare the boat for going to Sea and we will cast off and leave the marina under motor.
We will then raise the mainsail and Genoa and sail around the beautiful bay of Las Palmas where you will see many of the famous tourist sites such as the magnificent 15th century cathedral and the historic Saint Cristobal fishing village.
When sailing the ship you will learn to feel the wind and distinguish between tacking and gybing.
We will then sail to the beautiful Alcaravaneras bay where you can learn how to safely anchor the boat, before swimming or relaxing on deck. If you do not wish to swim you can even learn the practical skill of tying the knots needed on board.
We will return to the marina under motor where more steering skills will be put into play before finally preparing and mooring the boat.

Everything of course is subject to weather conditions.
Other things to note
This is an experience for enjoyment. The captain will only sail in safe protected water to avoid the possibility of sea sicknesses or discomfort.
As this will be the first time most guests have been at sea under sail the priority is to establish exactly how much or how little you want to do on board.
Then a safety briefing and demo will be undertaken.
You will then prepare the boat for going to Sea and we will cast off and leave the marina under motor.
We will then raise the mainsail and Genoa and sail around the beautiful bay of Las Palmas where you will see many of the fam…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Soft drinks
  • Equipment
    life Jackets

Meet your host, Patrick

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 50 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Pat, a sailing instructor with 30 years on the ocean wave. I still love being at sea as much as I did on my first voyage. I speak fluent English Spanish and French and love nothing more than sharing my experiences with others and still get a buzz when a newcomer takes the helm for the first time , watching the sheer thrill on their faces. I am a qualified diver and we often go snorkelling with guests.
I am an expert bird ornithologist, as well as avid cetacean watcher.
My first mate is a lady who loves nothing more than teaching guests all aspects of deck work.
I'm Pat, a sailing instructor with 30 years on the ocean wave. I still love being at sea as much as I did on my first voyage. I speak fluent English Spanish and French and love nothing more than sharing my experiences with others and still get a buzz when a newcomer takes the helm for the first time , watching the sheer thrill on their faces. I am a qualified diver and we often go snorkelling with guests.
I am an expert bird ornithologist, as well as avid cetacean watcher.
My first…
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Sun, 1 Aug
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Where you'll be

We shall be sailing in the thriving and historic port of Las Palmas which I have made my home on the sea for the last 20 years.
You will expererience unique views that can only be seen afloat

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 50 reviews.

Oleksii
July 2021
It was an unforgettable sailing adventure for me and my wife. We have spent few hours in a company of great captain and his helper. They have shown us how a yacht is operated and let us steer it a little. Thanks!
Mayuresh
July 2021
Pat and Susan were amazing hosts. Could not ask much better experience. The weather God was in our favor and we were blessed with much needed wind for the sail. Everything was explained so professionally by Pat with his bone tickling humor and candidness that we did not realize how time flew. The icing on the cake was the the personal connect with Pat and Susan during my friend's birthday celebration . This was fabulous and precious moment I have ever had and I definitely recommend it for everyone. Your visit to Las Palmas is incomplete without sail with Pat. Dont miss to carry swim wear along to explore the cleanest part of Ocean.
Pat and Susan were amazing hosts. Could not ask much better experience. The weather God was in our favor and we were blessed with much needed wind for the sail. Everything was exp…
Janet
June 2021
Would definitely recommend this little trip it's not too rough and one doesn't get seasick and it's a lovely experience of the sea and sailing
Michael
June 2021
Sailing has been a dream of ours for a while and we booked the experience with Patrick solely because it was mentioned that we could be hands on and get a bit of a feeling for being on a sail boat. Patrick has been an amazing host, exceeding our expectations with sharing his passion of sailing and guiding us step by step through the sail, the anchorage and the return into the marina. We anchored, went for a swim in front of the beach, had tea with some snacks and spent the few hours like with a long term friend. This was our first experience we booked and we couldn't be happier about it! 1000% recommended!
Sailing has been a dream of ours for a while and we booked the experience with Patrick solely because it was mentioned that we could be hands on and get a bit of a feeling for bein…
Dzmitry
June 2021
This was simply amazing! Definitely one of the best vacation experiences I have ever had. Patrick is an incredible person and his passion delights and absorbs you. He teaches you all over the journey, step by step, make sure you get it right and can do yourself. You are really part of the crew! The weather was perfect so we went out of port and I had a chance to drive it through waves…. What a feeling! Patrick is a great talker and you know so much interesting about sailing. At the same time it was safe and comfortable, perfect time. I chose Patrick after reading other reviews and my expectations were surpassed multiple times. Great person makes great experience.
This was simply amazing! Definitely one of the best vacation experiences I have ever had. Patrick is an incredible person and his passion delights and absorbs you. He teaches you a…
Chantal
May 2021
This is a most lovely half day sailing trip that I can fully recommend. Patrick navigated us well out of the harbour and explained us everything we needed to know. An option to swim and a picknick on board made the day just perfekt!!!

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Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimwear

Sun protection