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Old 15-10-2013, 07:08   #1
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Hi folks...
Simmo... the owner of the Lagoon 380 I'm delivering is after some info on decent marina's in Southern Tenerife... not mobbed by tourists and sociable bars... preferably with Tapa's
Also what is San Sebastian on Gomera like... he's looking at being here till December before heading across to the Caribbean and Las Palmas sucks... in both our opinions.
No rumours... personal experience/knowledge only please..
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I'm not a fan of Tenerife for marinas , Santa Cruz is only just OK. Los gigantes south of Tenerife south is a bit of a wAsteland

Porto Colin near Los christaneous is good but near a very touristy Area

San Sebastián de LA gomera is a lovely small Marina on LA Gomera , right in the heart of the capital ( which is a small town ) good restaurants ,markets nearby , not touristy at all.


The only drawback is the ferry to and from the island, there are inter island flights from the little Airport up in the hills. If you want a spainish experience and a quiet existence you can't beat it

Certainly its my favourite in that neck of the woods

Note no lift out or yard facilities no chandlery
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Cheers for that mate... had heard SS was the best place for the quieter experience but good to get reality feedback..
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Once they reach puberty, only the males sing -- oh wait, you meant the islands!
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Old 15-10-2013, 18:12   #5
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Once they reach puberty, only the males sing
Not true... met a beautiful Soprano this evening...
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Another vote for San Sebastian, lovely town, lovely island.
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Boatman,

we have our boat in Marina San Miguel right now. Quiet, a few restaurants close by but otherwise very secluded. Let me know if you need more info.

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Heading out in the next hour... be there tomorrow AM...
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Not true... met a beautiful Soprano this evening...
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Perhaps, but it would explain why he is heading out of harbour in the next hour
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San Miguel is middle of nowhere but the marina indeed is OK. Not quite south either sort of southisch though. Close to the S airport too. No chandlery, etc., just berths and bars.

Los Gigantes I think avoid.

I thought that boat was going with the ARC+. They take off from Las Palmas actually.

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Re: Canaries info sought..

Hi: San Sebastián, in La Gomera ,is a lovely place; the only problem is that no spares or support. You have to get the ferry to Tenerife south.
If You are departing from Gran Canaria to the ARC, there is a quiet marina, where I live,in the south of Gran Canaria called Pasito Blanco; You can check pictures in cruisers forum destinations,placed by me. As You open the page, it is in the first one. Also, if You open my profile, You can see several pictures of San Sebastian de La Gomera, done by Me when I visited with my boat.
Any other info You would like, do not hesitate to ask..I am local,so If I can give You a hand while You are in the Canaries,I am pleased to do so.
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If boat preparation is in question (!!!)

then best bets are Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
and Santa Cruz (de Tenerife).

My third bet would be Rubicon (Lanzarote).

Places that have nice marinas are good to stay if the boat is 100% ready for the crossing. Otherwise go to a place where you can count on max range of services available - otherwise count on plenty of time spent (a.k.a wasted). Sure, in the sun!

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After Las Palmas, Puerto de Mogan is where you want to head. It's bliss!
Have a look around the photos in Google Earth.
We are slightly bias having run a charter yacht on this coast before the marina was built, but it's still great now, we were last there February 2013.
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San Sebastian is a bit cramped for a cat IMO. Best to check if there's room for one before heading there..
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