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What to do in Lobos? Experience with Water Taxi

From our port, in just ten minutes, we can go to Isla de Lobos. This beautiful island is situated just 2km from Fuerteventura. Nevertheless, we are curious to know, what can be done on this islet? Are there houses? Are there hotels? We are going to discover it taking Water Taxi with Fuertecharter which let´s us visit the island on our own.

Arriving to Lobos

Why Water Taxi?

This is the only experience that gives you the freedom to discover this Islet. Isla de Lobos has its own signage to make the trails and roads, so there is no way to get lost. You can perfectly visit it in a single day.

What should you bring with you?

You can bring water, snacks, hats, sunscreen, bikini, towel, snorkel, etc. Everything you want to improve your experience. Put it in a backpack and get on our Water Taxi.

Fuerteventura seen from the Lobos Island

What is the route like?

After a short tour we will arrive at the Lobos dock, where all the boats arrrive. When we get off the boat, we already have the first impressive views and a perfect point to take a couple of outstanding photos.

The route

There we can see the east coast of Fuerteventura, with its dunes, great beaches and volcanoes in the background. The color of the water is spectacular.

We follow the path and arrive at the Isla de Lobos Interpretation Center. It is an excellent starting point for the excursion. There we can discover the history of this islet. We do not count any more so that you can discover it on your own.

From the Interpretation Center we turn left and thus we can begin the circular path that will take us to all the important points of the islet. We arrive at Playa de la Concha or La Caleta. It is a spectacular beach with white sand and completely protected by the waves.

The first stop and the next destination

Here we can stop to take a bath, before going to Montaña la Caldera. If you climb this ancient volcano, with a little more than 100 meters high, you will have spectacular views of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

Next destination: The Punta Martiño Lighthouse. This lighthouse was officially inaugurated on February 7, 1905. In its creation, basalt stones were used, carried on the back of camels, in wafers and on Majorero donkeys. 

The Punta Martiño Lighthouse

Going down the east coast we pass through Lagunitas. There we can contemplate the natural values ​​of the island: saladares, jables de los hornitos, tabaibales del malpaís and the biodiversity of the vegetation.

vegetation

An unforgettable journey

Finally, we arrive at Puertito. There we find some of the most beautiful natural pools in the Canary Islands. The transparent waters of the pools invite us to discover the bottom while snorkeling. Here we can stay for a while to rest and relax, before returning to Fuerteventura.

El Puertito

The trail is very easy. In full, you will need about 4 hours to travel the entire island with all the stops. We leave you a small map so that you can see this tour of the Island.

Circular Route

Fuerteventura – Lanzarote – La Graciosa – Lobos – The catamaran charter

All aboard! The catamaran will set sail from Corralejo, Fuerteventura, heading north. Get ready for three days on the Fuerteventura – Lanzarote – La Graciosa- Lobos Cruise! You will enjoy impressive natural landscapes, beautiful sunsets and recreation.

The islands and islets of the Canary archipelago are true tourist gems located in the Atlantic.

Day 1 Cruise Lanzarote – La Graciosa- Lobos: Lanzarote

Sailing from the port of Corralejo, we go to our sister island – Lanzarote. From the north of Fuerte ventura we can appreciate a very different landscape from our beloved island of Fuerteventura. From afar we can see the traditional white houses of the island of Lanzarote.

White houses in Lanzarote

We land at Playa de Papagayo, the most popular beach on the island, which is located in the south of Lanzarote. Its golden sand and intense turquoise blue waters create a contrast of beautiful beauty.

Playa de Papagayo
Playa de Papagayo

After having enjoyed the water activities with our Kayak and Paddle Surf, we go to the capital of the island – Arrecife. You will enjoy a remarkable contrast after being in a place as wild as Playa de Papagayo.

Arrecife is the Capital of Lanzarote since the second half of the 19th century. It has become the administrative and commercial center of the island.

Then we go to the Marina de Arrecife, a marina for yachts and cruises, with restaurants, bars and trendy shops. There you will enjoy spectacular international food!

Arrecife offers us a lot of culture and history. We can find there among others: The Historic Quarter, the Castillo de San Gabriel and the International Museum of Contemporary Art. This is the only city we visited during our cruise.

Day 2 Lobos Cruise – Lanzarote – La Graciosa: La Graciosa Island

Now we leave from the port of Arrecife towards the north of Lanzarote, contemplating its rocky coast. After having passed the spectacular Risco de Famara, just beyond Punta Fariones, a pod of dolphins welcomes us just at the moment when we begin to see La Graciosa. What a happiness to be able to see them in their natural environment!

Dolphins

The coast of Lanzarote is very rich in marine fauna. With a little luck you can see a sperm whale or a whale during the tour. As if the welcome from the dolphins was not enough, the buzzer begins to sound. The result is a sierra fish, which we will have for dinner tonight!

Sierra

Finally, we cross the last section called El Río that is between Lanzarote and La Graciosa.

La Graciosa is known as the Eighth Island of the 7 Canary Islands. Only in 2018 was it recognized as such. With its white houses and sandy streets, it has a population of 700 people. It is one of the few places in Europe where roads are not yet built. This makes the island still virgin, and free of mass tourism.

Direction: La Graciosa

La Graciosa surprises us with its beauty, nature and silence.

The beauty of its exotic and solitary beaches captivates to a point of relaxation that is not easily achieved elsewhere.

Day 3 Lobos Cruise – Lanzarote – La Graciosa: Islet of Lobos

On the third day our cruise arrives at the islet of Lobos. Named for the large number of sea lions that once populated its shores. It is a beauty of volcanic nature, a natural space for birds and other animals on the island.

Then we landed at the Lobos anchorage to spend our last night of the cruise. The water here is crystal clear and shallow, making it easy to see the seabed.

Sunrise in Isla de Lobos

In the morning we have breakfast with a wonderful sunrise and we head back to the port of Corralejo. It is a short journey: about 15 – 20 minutes.

Enjoy 3 wonderful days on a cruise

It has been a wonderful 3 days. But as they say “all good things come to an end soon.” Until next time!

10 catamaran travel recommendations

If you are going on a Catamaran trip for the first time and you don’t know what to expect, you should read the catamaran travel recommendations that we bring today. Get ready for your next vacation and enjoy one of the best ways to visit the Canary Islands with Fuertecharter.

What we want with these catamaran travel recommendations is to prepare you in advance and avoid any unforeseen event. As in any trip, there are certain factors to take into account, especially if it is your first time on this type of adventure.

  1. Inform yourself

Catamarans are very comfortable boats for this type of trip. In fact, the supply and demand in the rental of these boats has increased considerably, due to their ease of use, comfort and privacy. Thus we avoid common spaces and we are in safer environments. However, it is important to inform yourself very well about the basic security systems and other relevant information.

2. Be prepared for everything

What is the greatest fear of people when traveling by boat? That’s right, dizziness. Even if you think you are immune to these movements, don’t forget to take “biodramina” so that the dizziness doesn’t spoil your trip.

3. Protect yourself from the sun

In this type of adventure you will have to spend a good amount of time under the rays of the sun. Don’t forget to bring a good sunscreen. Even if it is very hot, don’t forget to wear clothes with long sleeves (made of light material such as cotton or linen) to avoid burns on your skin.

4. Forget about hats

When traveling on a catamaran forget about wearing hats, because they will end up flying very far. You better wear a cap, or if you really want to wear a hat, make sure it has a string to tie around your neck.

5. Better if it’s barefoot

If you walk barefoot you won’t be slipping. You will include on your luggage your favorite shoes in case you go down in a port and go to dinner in some wonderful town. But when you are on the catamaran, forget about them.

6. Take only the basics

In the cabins you won’t have much space to hang your clothes. Therefore, one of the most important catamaran travel recommendations is to pack only what you really need. Apart from the bikinis and swimsuits, don’t forget to include some windbreakers for the colder days. It´s better to bring a travel bag than a suitcase, because it will be easier to fit it in the cabin.

7. Do the groceries for the entire trip or contract a cook.

Buy enough food and drinks for the entire trip. For this we recommend that you think of your menu in advance. Purchases will be made for the entire journey and it is very possible that there will be no opportunity to buy anything during the cruise. This also applies to your favorite cocktail, or something special that you would like to drink. Also there exists an extra option to contract a cook, who would be at your disposition during all your escapade.

8. Be moderate about alcohol

Enjoying a good wine or exquisite champagne while sailing is definitely another level, but be careful not to overdo it. Crazy drinking can give you a hard time, especially in this type of environment.

9. Download your favorite songs

While you are cruising, it is normal for you to go through places where you don’t have an Internet connection. Therefore, make sure to download many of your favorite songs to your mobile device.

10. Ask all you want!

Our crew is there for you. Any details or questions that have not been clear, do not hesitate to ask.

Happy trip!

Pesca Family- Fishing Trip

The excursion is described from the point of view of our client, that has never fished in her life!

I love coming to Fuerteventura to disconnect from my everyday life and connect with the nature! This island has to offer so many attractions, both on the land and on the water that makes it impossible to do all of these activities during only one stay.

Fuertecharter is a company that I choose every time I come to Fuerteventura, and I am always positively surprised with whichever excursion I choose.

I already did the Catamaran trip, and also the Dolphin watching, which were just amazing, and I didn’t think that anything can be better than these two trips.

-“What else is in you offer?”

“ Tomorrow we have one spot for the trip Combo Pesca Family”

At the beginning I wasn´t too convinced because it seemed to me that fishing can be quite boring..

-“It´s all the oposite”- the girl from the sales office seemed quite reassured of what she was saying.

OK, let’s try it then.

We left on Wednesday, early in the morning. The ocean was very calm, it seemed like a lake. The sun was raising , and we were enjoying the incredible light.

The crew of the boat explained us what the trip was all about: we will go fishing in few places, then we will anchor in Lobos to do other water activities like SUP, snorkel, Kayak. During this time out captain will prepare us lunch, based on what we fished!

“What if I don´t fish anything? It’s the first time I will go fishing! I have no idea how to do it.”

“Calm down, the ocean is full of fish. You will see how many we will get. Once we have enough we will even put some of them back to the ocean.”

We anchored in the middle of the sea, between Lanzarote y Fuerteventura.

-“Let’s try here”. The crew gave us the fishing pole, and helped us to put the worm on the hook.

So now let’s wait…some minutes passed. “I was right” I though, I should have repeated de Catamaran trip, or Dolphin Watching Combo.

Wait…now each one of participants (besides me) started to get some fishes. Not so big for the moment, but at least now we were going to have some lunch!

The guys started to take out every time bigger species! And different!

“This is a Sama”, “This one is a Cabrilla!”, “This one is a Sargo!”

“How exciting” Every participant now had a few fishes each, even an 8 year old kid that came with us… besides me!

The captain had a huge knowledge of the fish species that live in the Canarian seas. He knew the name of every fish that we got!

Then we moved few meters further, for some deeper waters, and there we were getting a fish every few minutes!

Suddenly I felt that my pole was pulled! Wow! It seems like I got something!

“I got a fish I think” I screamed to the captain, so he could help me to take it out!

The captain came and made few movements with the pole.

He said- “I´m sorry, for sure it’s just a rock, we will try to remove it”- he pulled the pole quite hard, and said “ Pull it up, it seems like you got something!”

I was rolling up the fishing reel, with 25m of the fishing line. In the end I saw a huge fish! A Pez Perro of 3.5kg! How amazing is that! Super happy like a little girl I was posing for the photos with my prey (which by the way you get for free in the end of the trip, and you can download from Fuertecharter page, the next day)

Finally I was calm and sure that I will not leave this trip hungry.

As we had already fished few kg of the fish, the captain explained us the importance of sustainable fishing, to avoid overfishing. We started to let free the last fishes we got. It made us reflect about the importance of protecting the nature and all the ecosystems. After a while we  picked up all the fishing poles, and we directed towards anchoring in Lobos Lagoon, in front of Playa de la Concha, to enjoy other water activities that I loved so much during other excursions: snorkel, sup y kayak. In the meanwhile the captain was preparing us the platter of the fried fish.

The lunch was amazing, fishes were delicious. They were served with the tipically Canarian side dish of “Papas arrugadas con mojo picón” (traditionally cooked potatoes with Canadian sauce). Without doubt, for all the fishing participants it was the most fresh fish we ever had ever eaten in our lives!

After few glasses of wine, and some chats with other participants of the trip, there came the end of this amazing experience!

I had so much fun and definitely I will repeat it in the future! Thank you Fuertecharter for this trip and for sharing my experience on the blog.

Our Fleet

“The strength of the business lies in its ability to constantly evolve”.

Fuertecharter is a company with 25 years of experience that dedicates itself to maritime excursions and chartering Catamarans. We never stop improving, always keep growing! We are modernizing our fleet constantly, removing the older boats and replacing it with the new ones!  We do all of that to think about our clients of everyday excursions and the ones who choose to charter our catamarans for a longer cruise.

 

 

The brand we are working with is the Lagoon Catamarans. Every Catamaran lover knows that Lagoon Catamarans is the number 1 in the world, with more navigating the globe than any other catamaran brand.

Our recent purchases is the 13.61 m Lagoon 440 and 15.54 m Lagoon 500.

 

 

What does it mean for our clients? For a rookie, the name doesn’t say a lot, so we will try to approach you these two models.

If you love to join us on our day trips and you are the repetitive customer you will realize all the extra space you get on the exteriors of Lagoon 500 catamaran. It´s much more comfy, has more space for sun beds. You can enjoy the outside space and the trampolines during your trip as, you will want to spend most of the time outside. With its 5 cabins and 5 bathrooms, it can feat up to 14 persons.

 

 

The Lagoon 500 is one of our most requested charter ,  due to the beautiful open space aft, large windows of the salon that provide amazing light, and large comfortable cabins with all the amenities. Cruising on the Lagoon 500 means that every ship’s cabin will have its own bathroom, you can enjoy more the privacy. Obviously also the bigger space on the outside.

The Lagoon 500 is the flagship of Lagoon’s fleet of catamarans. Pioneer of many innovations regarding multihulls, the shipyard has here created a very modern boat, full of little extras that will make your cruise an exceptional one. Fly-bridge, forward deck saloon, you will be spoilt for choice when deciding on an ideal place to enjoy the aperitif or watch the sunset from.

 

 

The lagoon 440 is both a luxurious and innovating yacht. From the steering and seating position on the upper deck, you will benefit from a breathtaking 360-degree view. When you will be sailing at full speed, you will have the impression to fly a jet plane.

 

Inside, it will offer you the comfort you would expect from a starred hotel. On board a Lagoon 440, whether inside or out, memorable sensations are guaranteed! It has 4 cabins and 4 bathrooms, and can feat up to 12 passengers!

 

If you are planning your summer escapade in the Canary Islands, chartering a Catamaran with Fuertecharter, or coming on our daily trip to Lobos are most certainly worth experiences to choose! You will discover the virgin coast lines of the Canary Islands where you can only access by the boat, enjoy the amazing views, and take part in our water activities. For any questions you can contact our crew at www.fuertecharter.com

Are you ready to unshackle yourself from the shore? 

Adults only Fuertecharter.

LAGOON 500 FUERTEVENTURA LOBOS EXCURSION.

 

There are times when we love to spend our day with the family and kids, but other times we just feel like relaxing away from the laughs and screams of the little ones. If you are one of this person, choose the Adults Only excursion with Fuertecharter from Fuerteventura to Lobos. An excursion in a small group (max 12pax), on one of our most luxurious Catamarans Lagoon 500, will make you spend a day disconnect from your everyday life.

 

 

The Fuertecharter excursion to the lagoon of Lobos Island, where you can admire hundreds of fishes and swim in the most turquoise waters around Fuerteventura that you have ever seen, just at the cost of the Lobos island, will make your holiday epic.

 

enjoying the activities

 

A part from the lovely views, and exciting trip, you will also have time to do some water activities like snorkeling, kayak, stand up paddle, you will be able to jump from our Catamaran Lagoon 500, which is loads of fun. All the equipment is ready for you to use it whenever you want as we are moored in the Lobos Lagoon.

 

The snorkeling equipment is carefully disinfected after every trip, according to the protocols.  The equipment that we are using are the masks from Cressi. If you are a fan of this relaxing activity you will be amazed about all the exotic fish species that you will be able to see during this excursion, which will basically eat out of you hand. Our crew will also take you some photos, so you can have this one of the life time experience photographed!

 

snorkling

 

Our captain and the team will take care of you, and also prepare you a delicious paella- a typical spanish dish, which for sure you have heard of. Also you will enjoy the fruit skewer, and  the drinks (which include wine, beer, and the soft drinks) during all the trip.

 

Just think of that- having a delicious meal with a first class view from our Catamaran.

 

paella with first class views

 

If the weather permits us we will take a tour around full Lobos island, where you will be able to see the lighthouse, the Volcano Montaña La Caldera, 127 meters (417 feet) above the sea level. If the swell is too big, we will just make the half tour, for your safety. On the way back we will see the cost of Fuerteventura, which also look amazing from this side of the sea. You will admire the volcanoes, dunes, and all the coast line of  Corralejo. 

 

perfect trip to spend with your love!

 

enjoying the views

 

In the end of the trip we will provide you the brief how to download the photos, which are all included in the price of the trip.

 

If you are up to make something different during your holiday, and you have been always dreaming of having the experience of the luxurious catamaran trip, Adults Only excursion with Fuertecharter  the trip just for you! As its one of our most demanding products, make sure you book it with some advance.

 

Remember to bring sun cream, glasses, bikini, a cap, and good humor!