Fishing in Canary Islands


The Canary Islands are known for the year-round sunshine, it's beaches & sand dunes, the volcanos and its mild temperatures. The islands are a hotspot for...

The Canary Islands are known for the year-round sunshine, it's beaches & sand dunes, the volcanos and its mild temperatures. The islands are a hotspot for windsurfing, surfing and scuba diving to observe its great marine life. In the interior you'll find amazing landscapes which are ideal for hiking, cycle touring, rock climbing and even caving. We just love Canary Islands fishing!

There are eight major islands in the archipelago of the Canary Islands, each with a breath-taking countryside and great fishing possibilities: La Gomera, La Palma, El Hierro, Tenerife, Gran CanariaFuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Graciosa.

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Most popular fishing boats charters in Canary Islands


10 39,37 ft

Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura (ES)

From $80
Deposit non-refundable

Happy Hooker

8 36,09 ft

Puerto Colón, Tenerife (ES)

From $75
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Fish On

10 39,37 ft

Pasito Blanco, Gran Canaria (ES)

From $96
Deposit non-refundable

Sailfisher II

8 32,81 ft

Puerto Colón, Tenerife (ES)

From $590
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Yellow Fin 1

10 39,37 ft

Morro Jable, Fuerteventura (ES)

From $96
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


4 36,09 ft

Puerto Las Galletas, Tenerife (ES)

From $751
Deposit non-refundable

Yate Sofia

8 42,65 ft

Puerto de Los Cristianos, Tenerife (ES)

From $80
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Fenix Nian

10 36,09 ft

Corralejo, Fuerteventura (ES)

From $80
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

No Limits One

7 28,00 ft

Puerto Colón, Tenerife (ES)

From $80
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Reviews from the users

Der Ausflug hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Konnte einen kleinen Tunfisch an Bord ziehen. Das Kapitän war bemüht das jeder ein Fisch bekommt.
Michael Gotthardt

wir (alle auf dem Boot) haben 5 Thunfische gefangen (ca. 1,2kg) und unzählige Mengen von kleinen Fischen (Makrelen, Reeffischen, ... ---keine Ahnung, wie die alle heißen--- ), der Gonzalo war Klasse und hat sich sehr viel Mühe gemacht. Außerdem haben wir Wahle gesehen und 20 Delfine haben unser Boot mehrere Minuten mitgegleitet und rumgetobt (war sehr schönes Erlebnis!).
Marian Marian

Le capitaine Javi est super sympa. L'accueil est chaleureux et il a tout prévu pour qu'on passe un bon moment. Le temps ne nous a pas permis d'aller chasser le thon mais Javi connais plein de coin oû on peut faire du poisson. D'ailleurs que des poissons que je ne connaissais pas.
Karim Behlouli

It was my 9 year old son's first charter fishing trip and he absolutely loved it. Thanks to Jamie and his crew, my son caught his first Bonito. It really made his holiday. I can't rate these guys highly enough.
Stephen Forrest

Tips & Tricks, bait and more

Whether you go trolling, big game fishing, bottom fishing, spinning or vertical jigging, Canary Islands fishing is about catching strong and big fish. Here are our 5 favourite species you can catch during your next fishing trip.

Marlin fishing in the Canary Islands

The Blue Marlin is the Canary Islands fishing favourite species to both novice and experienced angler. This powerful fish can provide quite some excitement and action during your next fishing trip. Make sure you have the right fishing tackle (such as Shimano Tiagra 80lb or even 120lb). The best time to fish them is from late may to November. They can grow up to 1000lb!

White marlin feeds on all kinds of fish, cephalopods and crustaceans. You’re most likely to catch them trolling artificial lures or natural dead bait. White marlin fishing in Canary Islands is best  between June and November.


From November to January, the big amberjacks (30-50 kg) or medregales as they are called in the Canaries, go back up to the top of the trophy food pyramid. During these months, you can fish with live bait in optimum conditions: calmer sea and with temperatures between 23 and 25°C. For live-bait fishing, you should use a technique pattern that you have mastered to get the best results. 

Bigeye Tuna

In the Canary Islands, you are most likely to fish big eye tuna by trolling with artificial lures and sometimes with natural bait. Big eye tuna and other bluefin tuna such as Albacore can be fished especially during the months of February, March and April.


This dweller prefers subtropical Atlantic Ocean waters at low and medium depths. To catch this nice fish, it is recommended to use whole or piece of a prawn, cuttlefish or octopus on the fishhook. Other species you can catch while bottom fishing in Canary Islands are Moray eels, snapper, jack, red scorpion fish, barracuda, bonito, ray... just to name a few.

Top sport fishing species in Canary Islands


There’s more than fishing in the Canaries; you can also go cycling, kite surfing, windsurfing, mountain biking, wine tasting, whale watching, snorkeling & diving, sailing, horse riding, hiking and much, much more.

Don't miss the volcano Teide in Tenerife, Spain's highest point and the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic. The Mount Teide, the third largest volcano in the world, is surrounded by an unearthly landscape of solid lava.

Enjoy the local food in the hundreds of bars & restaurants of the area: Mojo Picón, Papas arrugadas, Almogrote, Sancocho canario etc.

The Canary Islands host several famous festivals such as the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Branch Festival - also known as La Rama, Corpus Christi or the Canary Islands International Jazz Festival.


You need a fishing license to go fishing in Canary Islands. The fishing charters in the Canaries normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Canary Islands

According to our customers, some of the most popular fishing charters in Canary Islands are:
Happy Hooker
Fish On
Sailfisher II

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Canary Islands can accommodate up to 12 passangers, although most charters are for 8 people.

Typically in a charter in Canary Islands, a fishing boat charter will include the use of the boat, Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures. Some charters may also include Snacks and Drinks, while others may allow you to bring your own.

Renting a fishingboat in Canary Islands costs on average $138 per hour. Many factors influence the price of a boat charter, such as the duration of the trip (and distance to the fishing grounds), the size of the boat or the fishing technique. Prices can range from $268 for 3 hours and 6 people to $1722 for 10 hours and 10 people.

In Canary Islands, you can fish:
Yellowfin Tuna
Blue Marlin
White Marlin
. Fishing regulations may vary, so make sure to check them before you go to Canary Islands. We recommend Catch & Release, especially for undersized fish (for example using barbless hooks).

In Canary Islands, the most popular fishing techniques include Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling, Marlin fishing, Deep sea fishing.



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