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Cruise Excursions in the Canary Islands

Port calls are one of the attractions of cruises, as they give you the option of visiting the area. However, it is a real challenge to make the most of those few hours you are on land. An excursion is a very good option but the excursions organized by the shipping companies are usually very expensive. For this reason, we have elaborated a small guide of the most popular cruise excursions in the Canary Islands and Madeira. The main difference between us and other companies is that our excursions go on in very small groups, we do not make commercial stops so you can enjoy an unforgettable day, with all the guarantees of your return to the ship.

We invite you to trust us when organizing your cruise excursions in the Canaries.

Cruise Excursions in the Canary Islands

If you like to travel outside the summer season, cruises around the Canary Islands are the ideal destination thanks to the mild temperatures during autumn and winter. We at Lanzarote Experience Tour organise cruise excursions in the Canary Islands, no matter which cruise companies you travel with: Princess, Royal Carribean, Norwegian, Celebrity, Costa, Europa…

Designed for tourists arriving on cruise ships, our shore excursions give you the chance to explore several amazing attractions in just a few hours. There are the most popular itineraries to visit the best of the Canary Islands. To kick off the Shore excursions , we will be waiting for your cruise ship to dock at the port to pick you up. Take note that the tour is specially tailor-made for cruise ship tourists, which means the time it starts and ends will depend on the time that your ship will arrive and depart from the port, respectively.

In this article, we tell you what you shouldn’t miss and the most popular shore excursions at each port of call in the Canary Islands

  • You can’t miss the lunar landscape of the Timanfaya National Park and the work of César Manrique in Lanzarote.
  • Mont Teide is a must see in Tenerife.
  • Fuerteventura will captivate you with its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters.
  • La Palma, the beautiful island, will not disappoint you when you visit the national park of Taburiente.
  • La Gomera offers you endless traditions and the national park of Garajonay.
  • In Gran Canaria you can marvel at the landscapes of its peaks, Tejeda, Roque Nublo
  • The Laurisilva forest, the Garoé tree stand out in El Hierro, but also its natural turquoise blue pools, lunar landscapes, viewpoints that touch the sky and fairy tale forests.

Lanzarote cruise excursions

Lanzarote is an island of multicolored volcanic lands that has managed to link unique landscapes with a minimalist intervention of man in its landscape. You can not leave Lanzarote without having seen the Timanfaya National Park (Fire Mountains). How about a walk through the lunar landscape of the Timanfaya National Park or a visit to the bizarre underground world of the Jameos del Agua cave complex? Another highlight is certainly La Geria, Lanzarote’s most famous wine region, where you should not miss the opportunity to taste the island’s exquisite wines.

Cruise excursions in the Canary Islands

Lanzarote south tour, Timanfaya national park

Timanfaya, whose incredible landscape transports to other planets like Mars, is a result of the intense volcanic eruptions of 1730 and 1824 that buried this part of the island and created what today is known as the Fire Mountains.

Duration 5 hours

We visit: TimanfayaNational Park, camel park, the volcano El Golfo, the cliffs Los Hervideros, panoramic view of Las Salinas de Janubio, and the wine region of La Geria.

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The largest of the Canary Islands will delight you with its wonderful climate. As soon as you enter you will recognise the Pico del Teide, Spain’s highest mountain. Tenerife awaits you with a variety of nature: black beaches, rugged coasts and canyons, volcanic landscape with bizarre rock formations and overgrown canyon valleys with exotic flora. A visit to the colonial towns will round off your stay on this beautiful island.

In Tenerife you can experience exceptional nature and discover the summit of the third highest volcano in the world. You will also be surprised by the charm of cities such as La Laguna, declared a World Heritage Site, or the colonial style of La Orotava.

Cruise excursions in the Canary Islands
Mount Teide. Tenerife Shore excursions with Lanzarote Experience Tours
Mont Teide, and the historic tows of La Laguna and La Orotava

Mount Teide, the most visited national park in Spain, is located in the centre of the island and its peak reaches an altitude of 3,718 m, making it the highest peak in Spain and the third largest volcano in the world. The volcanic landscape of this extraordinary and monumental natural space, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, transports the visitor to other planets.

Duration of the tour: 8 hours



Gran Canaria 

Gran Canaria invites you to discover a whole continent in miniature. In the interior of the island you will find the natural beauty of a landscape full of contrasts and picturesque villages.
Gran Canaria Highlands
Gran Canaria Highlands

To reach the highest peak of Gran Canaria: this is one of the main attractions that this excursion in Gran Canaria offers us. An expedition to the Pico de las Nieves. On the way you will see Roque Nublo, Cruz de Tejeda and the charming village of Teror. Enjoy the natural wonders of Gran Canaria on this one-day tour for small groups.

Duration of the tour: 8 hours.

We visit: Bandama, Pico de las Nieves, Roque Nublo, Tejeda y Teror



Cruise excursions in the Canary Islands
Corralejo Sand Dunes

Fuerteventura is an attractive destination because of its long beaches of golden sand and clean turquoise waters.

Cruise excursion to the best beaches of Fuerteventura

Duration 7 hours

We visit: El Cotillo Beaches, Corralejo and Corralejo Dunes.


La Palma 

Known as Isla Bonita for its incredible landscapes and lush forests and protected as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, the island is home to one of the world’s leading astronomical observatories because of the extraordinary clearness of its skies. Dragon trees, Canary Island pines and palm trees – in this jungle paradise the clocks tick a little slower. The “Volcán San Antonio” is often called a picture book volcano because of its even crater. Even inexperienced hikers can walk along its western crater edge. Santa Cruz, La Palma’s capital, is considered one of the most beautiful cities of the Canary Islands. Noble palaces, stately town houses and colonial squares bear witness to the former trading city.

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Cruise excursions in the Canary Islands
Canarian balconies in La Palma
Shore Excursión to Caldera de Taburiente 

This 7-hour excursion will take us to the sanctuary of the Virgin of the Snows, patron saint of the island, which is home to an ancient tradition, the “Descent of the Virgin”. We will continue towards Concepción, and the Buenavista viewpoint, to enjoy the beautiful views of Santa Cruz de La Palma and Las Breñas. Then we will go to the Visitor Centre and have the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic landscape of La Caldera


La Gomera

Cruise excursions in the Canary Islands
La Gomera.

The island surprises you with ravines, valleys covered with palm trees, black sand beaches and leafy millenary forests with springs that invite you to refresh yourself… A natural setting, a Biosphere Reserve with species that already disappeared in other parts of the world. A special feature of this beautiful island is its language: On La Gomera the worldwide unique “El Silbo” is spoken, a whistling language that once helped the Gomeros to communicate over long distances.

Cruise Excursion to Garajonay National Park.

In the interior of the island, Garajonay National Park treasures a secret of incalculable natural value, its laurel forests, authentic living fossils from the Tertiary era. Walking through its landscapes is an unforgettable experience. The richness of its gastronomy and its craftsmanship of pre-Hispanic roots are other attractions to take into account.


EL Hierro

El Hierro is the smallest and youngest of the Canary Islands, with an area of 269 km ² and a total population of 10 675 inhabitants is the least populated of the archipelago. Forests, black sand beaches, volcanoes, the first island in the world to be self sufficient with 100% clean energy, traditions and folklore, and a seabed rich in life is what awaits you on the Island of El Hierro.

Cruise excursions in the Canary Islands

The holy tree of El Hierro. The Garoé tree is located in a place full of magnetism, in the town of San Andrés. Adored by the bimbaches (ancient inhabitants of the island of El Hierro), it is today a symbol of the island’s identity. The leaves of this linden tree were capable of collecting enough water to supply the entire population of El Hierro, which made it a holy tree. In the 17th century a hurricane knocked it down and it was not until 1949 that it was replaced by the current one. This place has a small interpretation centre where you can find all the information related to the holy tree, from its historical and archaeological importance to the phenomenon of horizontal rain.



Funchal – Flourishing paradise in the Atlantic

Welcome to the island of flowers! The most beautiful bougainvilleas, strellids and begonias bloom here all year round. But Madeira has more to offer than just its beautiful flora. Experience picturesque villages and the island’s rugged mountains, dramatic natural landscapes, great mountains, tropical forests and a welcoming and hospitable people.

Excursion to the West of Madeira

Duration of the tour 8 hours.

Places to visit: Pico da Torre, Câmara de Lobos (“cave of the monk seals”), Cabo Girão, Encumeada, Porto Moniz, Paul da Serra, Bica da Cana


To book, all you have to select your cruise line, ship and departure date, then pick out the shore excursions and follow the rest of the steps.  We will send you an e-ticket and you won’t have to print it. All you have to do is show up, it’s that easy

Or, Contact us to plan your best cruise excursions in the Canary Islands  , by whatsaap +34 646080585 or sending us an email to

So what are you waiting for? Book your Lanzarote cruise ship excursions with Lanzarote Experience Tours today.

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