All posts by Bibi

Let’s discover together the marine fauna of Fuerteventura!

What is one of the biggest dreams of children?
Without a doubt, seeing dolphins!
Seeing them swimming freely in the unspoilt ocean is an experience that adults will never forget.



But how can you experience this unique and exciting adventure?
It’s easy! You can just buy a ticket for an excursion with Fuertecharter!





The tour starts by embarking from the port of Corralejo, and is designed for everyone to have fun, both adults and children.


The best sailing area for whale watching is the channel between Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and the island of Lobos.

 Most of the time we find them to the northwest of the island of Lobos, a couple of miles off the coast, with the Papagayo Beach of Lanzarote and the Great Beaches of Corralejo as a frame. Other times they can be found in Lanzarote, in the area in front of Playa Quemada, Puerto del Carmen or Puerto Calero; sometimes they can be found along the east coast of Fuerteventura, in front of the wonderful natural park of the Corralejo Dunes, at the foot of Montaña Rojas, known for its special red peak.

These unspoilt areas are home to many marine animals, such as dolphins, whales, pilot whales and sea turtles.

In fact, in the Canary Islands waters, you can spot 28 of the 87 types of cetaceans that exist in the world!
This certifies the high quality of the waters surrounding Fuerteventura.

It will be very easy to find a group of dolphins playing around the catamaran you are sailing on.


Seeing them is an incredible experience, but spotting a whale is truly a breathtaking moment.
 These majestic aquatic mammals swim in the waters around Fuerteventura between spring and summer.

There are many others that live in the depths in search of squid to hunt, and these cetaceans can reach up to 20 metres in length, but as we have said, they prefer to stay close to the seabed where they can remain undisturbed.

So which cetaceans can you spot on an excursion with Fuertecharter?


Bottlenose Dolphin: it is very common to see this dolphin in the Canary Islands, it measures between 2 and 4 metres, looks quite portly and likes to travel in groups, they have a lot of fun chasing our boat or swimming around!


Pilot Whale: Although it is called a whale, it actually belongs to the dolphin family and is also known as the Calderón Tropical, another common mammal in the Canary Islands. It can measure up to 5 metres in length.

Common dolphin: a very slender cetacean. It is characteristically coloured, with a dark grey dorsal area and a white ventral area; laterally it has light grey areas from head to tail. It measures up to 2.4 m in length.

Striped dolphin: The striped dolphin is similar in size and shape to several other dolphins that inhabit the same waters, however, their colouring makes them easy to distinguish in the sea. The underside or belly is white or pink. There are one or two dark blue bands running from the eye to the caudal fin.

Hammerhead shark: The most striking feature of all hammerhead shark species is the particular T-shaped head, with the eyes and nostrils located at the ends of the head, thanks to the side-to-side head movement as it swims, it can see everything around it and even behind it.

Sunfish: The body is flattened laterally and when the dorsal and ventral fins are extended, the fish is as long as it is tall.

Exocoetidae or Flying fish: Its most striking feature is the size of its unusually large pectoral fins, which allow it to fly and glide for distances of more than 50 metres.

Sperm whale: The largest toothed animal in existence, males can grow up to 20.5 metres long and weigh more than 50 tonnes.

Loggerhead turtle: known as Caretta Caretta, one of the smallest turtles in the ocean and can measure up to 120cm, it does not like to live too deep.

And if you don’t look enough, you can also see other aquatic animals such as the spotted dolphin, the rough-toothed dolphin, the black and grey pilot whale, the humpback whale and the Bryde’s whale. 

In addition, many birds can be sighted during our excursion. A very special one is the so-called Cory’s Shearwater, a type of bird that spends days without touching land in search of food. It plays an important role in the search for dolphins as it flies just above the school of bait and therefore helps us to find them.



And the experience doesn’t end here, because on this excursion we will also take you to relax in front of the island of Lobos, where you can sunbathe on our boat or do water activities such as snorkelling, sup or kayaking, and we will serve you a delicious paella, accompanied with drinks and fresh wine.

During the whole excursion we will take a multitude of free photos that you will be able to download on our website, to remember this magnificent experience forever!

What are you waiting for to book?
Get on board and live this dream adventure with us!

The four best excursions you absolutely must try in Fuerteventura!

Fuerteventura, the second largest island of the Canary islands, is one of the most desired tourist destinations in Europe, not only for surfers who find waves and wind all year round, but is loved by all thanks to its mild climate all year round.

But whether you are travelling with your partner, your family or on your own, there are so many activities you can do.
Fuerteventura is full of incredible corners of unspoiled nature.
Within a few kilometres you will feel like you are in the Sahara desert, in the turquoise waters of the Maldives or in Jurassic locations from a movie.

For more tips, read our ARTICLE dedicated to the most beautiful places on the island.

But if you are looking for exciting and exclusive activities in Fuerteventura, we have selected for you the best experiences you can have and we offer them in combination with our most popular catamaran excursion at the cheapest price you can get.

Why should you buy a combined excursion package with us?
Firstly, because in one click you save money on both activities.
Secondly, and equally important, you don’t have to do both on the same day, you can decide for yourself when to do them during your holiday.

 All packages have in common our fantastic Deluxe Combo excursion, which consists of a 4 hour catamaran tour of the island of Lobos where sailing along the coast.

On this excursion you will enjoy a guided tour of Lobos Island and discover its most beautiful corners, you’ll explore the crystal clear waters by kayak, SUP or snorkelling with hundreds of fish, and finally you’ll enjoy a delicious paella on board.

 Let’s take a look at some of our combined proposals.

Deluxe Combo + Buggy
In the last few years, buggy tours have become a must-do attraction here in Fuerteventura, especially because they are a fun and alternative way to discover the volcanic landscapes of the island.

Bring out your adventurous spirit and buy your package by clicking HERE!

 

Deluxe Combo + Visit to the Conatvs Winery
Your visit will start with a tour of the vineyard during which you will learn about the Canarian grape varieties and the techniques of growing and making Conatvs wine, which is the only brand of wine from Fuerteventura with the Protected Designation of Origin of the Canary Islands.

Don’t worry, of course you will also have a Fuerteventura wine, oil and cheese tasting!
How can you miss a good local wine?
Buy this package by clicking HERE 

Combo Deluxe + Stargazing
Did you know that Fuerteventura is a UNESCO Starlight Reserve?
It means that from here you can observe an incredibly clear sky full of stars.
You will be able to observe the Milky Way, shooting stars, planets and take night pictures, everything under the supervision of a professional guide who will explain to you all the particularities of the island’s sky.

 What’s more… It’s one of the most romantic things to do!
More information by clicking HERE.

 

Combo Deluxe + Panorama Island Grand Tour
A luxury Mercedes minibus with WiFi will take you to discover Fuerteventura from the north to the extreme south, with stops at the most beautiful and special places on the island such as the dunes of Corralejo, Betancuria, Sotavento and other picturesque places that can’t be missing on your holiday list.

 How about a tour together?
Book it by clicking HERE.

 These are just some of our offers and stay tuned because we will soon publish many more.
You can check them all out on our website www.fuertecharter.com or call us on +34669354404. 

We can’t wait for you to come on board with us and live a wonderful adventure discovering Fuerteventura!

 

Discover what’s new in the Deluxe Combo Family tour!

You might think that all boat excursions are the same, but we can assure you, that this is not the case.
That’s why we have decided to dedicate a blog article to the new features of the Deluxe Combo Family excursion with our Lagoon catamaran.

First of all, our catamaran is certified to sail up to 20 people, no longer just 12, and even if it sounds strange this peculiarity will make your excursion even more exclusive.
But let’s start from the beginning!
We will take you on the 4-hour ocean tour.

The day starts by meeting up with the crew of the catamaran at the harbour.
After the check-in at the Fuertecharter ticket office, you are welcome on board.
Shoes off! On the catamaran you walk barefoot to avoid slipping and preserve the boat floor. 

 Once we seat the captain starts explaining the planning of the tour.
After a few minutes, the first welcome drink arrives with a choice of sodas, wine or beer.
We are all already smiling, but the real beauty is yet to come, and it begins as soon as we leave the harbour and feel the wind blowing, the sailors set the sails and we are ready for the crossing towards the most beautiful island of the archipelago: the Lobos Island. Here we come!

The first stop is close to one of the most famous surf spots in Europe.
This wave is known for being one of the longest in the continent, and watching the surfers dancing on the ocean with the volcano La Caldera as the backdrop for their stunts, is a truly enchanting scene.

lobos island boat trip

After a sailing tour for discovering the beauty of the Lobos coast, we approach the harbour where the catamaran stops to moor. 

Do you remember I told you that this excursion is for a total of 20 people, and because of it the tour ends up to be more exclusive? 

The reason is that at this point we split into two groups of 10 people. 

The first group stays on the catamaran so that the participants can continue sunbathing or enjoy the water activities offered by the staff, including kayaking, stand-up puddling and an unforgettable moment of snorkelling among hundreds of fish in the beautiful turquoise waters of the island.
After that it comes the time of the famous Spanish PAELLA!
A moment of relaxation accompanied by typical Canarian food, cooked by our friends of La Lonja restaurant. 

 

The other group will land to Lobos Island with a speedboat for a guided excursion to discover its treasures.
This is the biggest change of all, as your tour will not only explore the surrounding of the island, but you will also go ashore getting to know its most precious corners.
You will be enchanted by the beauty and the authenticity of this place. 

To sum up, this is the most complete tour of Lobos Island: sea trip, excursion to the volcanic land, exclusive places, good food and certainly lots of smiles.
What are you waiting for? Come on board with us! 

 Check out our website to get more info www.fuertecharter.com and feel free to WhatsApp us or call us at +34 669354404. 

We are looking forward to hearing from you!