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Daytrips to La Graciosa from Lanzarote

Its name does not deceive: as soon as you set foot on this little island of the Canary archipelago, you will be overcome by an immense feeling of happiness. I'll tell you how to enjoy a day in paradise.

Carmen Navarro

Carmen Navarro

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Daytrips to La Graciosa from Lanzarote

Views of La Graciosa from the lookout point in Lanzarote | Ferran Feixas

La Graciosa is a very quiet and manageable island: only 20 minutes by ferry from Lanzarote, it can be visited by bike, by jeep and of course, by boat.

If you want to make the most of your visit to this jewel of the Atlantic, the best thing to do is to join an excursion that allows you to make the most of your time. Here's everything you need to know to enjoy the day.

The best option

La Graciosa Day Trip from Lanzarote

Discover La Graciosa on an excursion from Lanzarote

This is the best option to discover the island: you will embark by ferry from Lanzarote and board a spectacular sailing boat to sail along the coast of La Graciosa. Lunch on board is included.

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

The adventure begins at 11 am. You will arrive at the village of Caleta, in La Graciosa and you will have an hour to take a walk at your leisure, discover the surroundings of the island's port and familiarize yourself with the environment. Then you will embark on a luxury catamaran to sail around the island and discover the views of this natural landscape.

The boat is perfectly equipped for you to sunbathe and enjoy yourself on board, but there will also be stops for swimming and snorkeling. At lunch time, a traditional paella will be served on board so you don't have to worry about anything but enjoying your time on the boat.

If you feel like kayaking, ask the crew so they can tell you how and where to do it and even lend you the necessary equipment.

Why I like this excursion: this is the most comfortable way to discover La Graciosa from Lanzarote without having to worry about ferry schedules, how to arrange transportation, finding a place to eat, etc.

Recommended if .... you feel like completing your trip to Lanzarote with a boat trip on the coast of La Graciosa.


How much does an excursion to La Graciosa cost?

One of the beaches of La Graciosa| ©Jorge Fernández Salas
One of the beaches of La Graciosa| ©Jorge Fernández Salas

The most complete excursion to La Graciosa, which includes transportation, lunch and a catamaran cruise around the island is priced at 56 € at Hellotickets. Book it in advance to ensure a place on the tour and if you need it, you can cancel it up to 24 hours before the departure of the excursion.

If on the other hand you prefer to visit La Graciosa on your own, keep in mind that the budget could rise, as you will have to pay for the ferry to get there, as well as find a place to eat and book a way to move around the island, as rental cars are not allowed on La Graciosa.

How to book an excursion to La Graciosa from Lanzarote

Aerial view of La Graciosa| ©Jorge Fernández Salas
Aerial view of La Graciosa| ©Jorge Fernández Salas

The best thing to do is to book it online in advance to make sure you find a place and availability on the dates you want. The boat has a limited capacity and the number of people entering La Graciosa each day is also limited by the number of places on the ferries. If you want to choose dates with peace of mind or even compare routes and schedules, do it online.

In addition, the good thing about booking online is that if once you get there, if the weather is bad that day and the excursion is cancelled, they will offer you an alternative date or they will refund you the amount of the reservation.

How long does the excursion to La Graciosa last?

The beaches of La Graciosa| ©Jorge Fernández Salas
The beaches of La Graciosa| ©Jorge Fernández Salas

The excursion to La Graciosa from Lanzarote lasts a full day. You will leave at 11 am from Lanzarote and return to port in the afternoon, after having spent a fantastic day sailing around La Graciosa.

How to get to La Graciosa from Lanzarote

La Graciosa| ©Jorge Fernández Salas
La Graciosa| ©Jorge Fernández Salas

La Graciosa can only be reached by ferry or on an organized excursion and you must take into account that you will not be able to take your rental car on board the ferry, so once you arrive in La Graciosa you will have to book a shuttle service to move around the island.

The number of vehicles circulating in La Graciosa is limited, so you will need to have an official service, so the most practical thing is that if you have in mind to spend only one day there, you should have an organized excursion to avoid worrying about having to look for everything on your own.

Is it worth going to La Graciosa from Lanzarote?

Views of La Graciosa from Lanzarote| ©Jorge Fernández Salas
Views of La Graciosa from Lanzarote| ©Jorge Fernández Salas

Yes, of course! Lanzarote is a relatively large island, with plenty of leisure, beach and spectacular scenery, but jumping to the small island of La Graciosa will complete your trip with a unique natural setting. The island is practically uninhabited, its roads are virgin and its beaches are extremely quiet.

If you decide to visit La Graciosa from Lanzarote you will add a very interesting contrast to your trip: you will spend a day completely relaxed, enjoying nature and understanding the way of life of the inhabitants of this small island that will steal your heart as soon as you get to know it.

Excursion to La Graciosa with children

Sailing the Atlantic| ©Artem Verbo
Sailing the Atlantic| ©Artem Verbo

If you are thinking of visiting La Graciosa with your family, you should know that this is a great idea. This boat trip is perfectly adapted for the little ones, who will have a great time sailing in the Atlantic. Babies travel free and children up to 11 years old have a reduced rate of 34 €, which makes this excursion an affordable option for all families.

Organize your trip to La Graciosa

Sunset in La Graciosa| ©Jorge Fernández Salas
Sunset in La Graciosa| ©Jorge Fernández Salas

If you have already decided to visit this jewel of nature, here are a few tips to make your stay there a wonderful one.

What to bring

The best recommendation is to wear comfortable and cool clothes, but also add a jacket to your backpack in case it gets a little windy on board. Don't forget your swimsuit or bikini, sunscreen and a hat or cap. You will spend the day sailing, so comfortable shoes suitable for water will also come in handy.

If you want, you can also bring along some snacks to kill the munchies, but food will be served on board the catamaran, so you don't have to worry about bringing prepared food.

Best day of the week to make the excursion

Any day of the week is good. One of the great advantages of La Graciosa is that due to its small size and the limited number of places for accommodation on the island, you will not find overcrowding. Surely on weekends there are more people than during the week (the same happens with holidays), but you will not have to worry about crowds or tourist overcrowding. Welcome to paradise!

Best time of the year to make the excursion

As in any island of the Canary Islands, the climate is mild all year round: you will neither be cold nor too hot, so any time of the year is perfect to enjoy this excursion. There is no winter cold here, so you will be able to jump into the sea even if you travel in the middle of December. A luxury.

What else can I do in La Graciosa

Catamaran along the coast of La Graciosa| ©AngelD
Catamaran along the coast of La Graciosa| ©AngelD

This excursion is very complete, since it allows you to take a walk at your own pace and you will also have the opportunity to discover the island from the sea aboard the catamaran. If you still want more and want to stay a few days staying in La Graciosa, you can also tour it by Jeep, rent a bike and of course, enjoy its quiet beaches. A paradise for disconnection from which you will return refreshed (if you really decide to return).