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About La Palma

Canary Island La Palma is called 'the fair isle because of its fabulous landscape and you will soon see why. Santa Cruz is one of the prettiest harbours among the islands and is easily explored on foot.

Make the best of your La Palma cruise and stroll along the Avenida Maritime promenade which will take you to the lovely old quarter around Plaza de Espana, Here you will find a 16th century fountain and town hall, a magnificent Renaissance church and a handicrafts market where you can pick up distinctive pottery and snack on local delicacies.

As you will discover on our cruises to La Palma, the island's most spectacular volcanic crater, Caldera de Taburiente, is crammed with rare animal and plant life and has been designated a national park. Its night skies are so clear that a major astrophysical observatory has been built at Roque de los Muchachos. With such a variety of destinations to explore, La Palma cruises offer visitors here a memorable day.

 

Shore excursions in La Palma

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

La Palma Buggy Adventure

Activity high

Duration: 2½ hours

Climb behind the wheel of a purpose-built, tubular frame dune buggy and experience a fun-filled and adventurous ride.

You’ll take a scenic drive to the village of El Llanito where your buggy awaits you. After a quick safety and orientation briefing, you’ll don your helmets and climb aboard your self-drive buggy.

Your journey will depart towards Mazo via the main road, before reaching the upper mountain road, where your off-road experience will begin. As you follow the lead buggy, you’ll traverse across the rocky and rugged terrain of the Brena Alta and Brena Baja regions and the geological area of Cumbre Nueva. Enjoy the thrill of the ride as you pass through rich vegetation and abundant flora. You’ll also have the opportunity to take in panoramic views and admire the surrounding beauty of La Palma.

After your buggy adventure, it’s time to take the minibus back to the port.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus, buggy and on foot. Early booking is advised as places are limited. This tour is sold ‘per buggy’, each holding 2 passengers who will share the driving. Only 1 passenger need book a ticket. Drivers must be 18 and a valid driving licence must be shown. The minimum age for a non driver is 8 years. Helmets are provided and must be worn. There is a weight limit of 15 stone. This tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by a bumpy ride. Full-length trousers should be worn. Clothes may get dirty and damaged. Flat, enclosed shoes are essential, open-toed shoes must not be worn. It is advisable to wear sunscreen and sunglasses and to take a bottle of water. Toilets are not available during the ride, however there are facilities at the buggy pick up / drop off location.

La Palma Coastal Cruise

Activity mediumMeal included

Duration: 6 hours

Take an intimate cruise along the romantic coast of La Palma and enjoy unique views from on board a traditional ship.

Enjoy a coach ride to Tazacorte and board the Bussard ocean explorer, one of the Canaries’ most beautiful ships, for a leisurely cruise in the open ocean.

With a maximum of 12 passengers on every Bussard sailing, this charming, traditional vessel provides a peaceful and comfortable environment where there’s always space to relax in the shade or the sun. You’ll be welcomed aboard with a glass of cava and soon you’ll be marvelling at the spectacular vistas of La Palma’s cliffs and coastline.

You might feel like you’re floating if you take in the views from the bow, as the Bussard softly heads north towards its first stop. Here you’ll have the chance to swim in crystal-clear waters. It’s the perfect way to work up an appetite and you’ll be glad you did because soon lunch will be served. Tuck into a delicious tapas selection of olives, cheese and fresh chicken prepared on the grill on board. Drinks are served throughout the cruise, so why not toast a perfect day at sea as you sail back to Tazacorte before taking the coach back to your ship?

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and ship. Spaces are limited so early booking is recommended. The coach transfer to Tazacorte will be shared with Tour LPA033 Whale and Dolphin Safari. Please remember your swimwear, sunscreen and a towel. Please refrain from drinking alcohol prior to any swimming activities.

La Palma Private Tour by Car – Full Day

Activity low

Duration: 8 hours

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service.

This exclusive private tour is designed to give you the freedom to customise your time ashore so you can discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.

With your private vehicle, and the personal attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you’ll have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own special and memorable day ashore.

Essential information

Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person) and will accommodate up to 2 passengers. Only one person in the party needs to book the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. Entrance fees for attractions, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so passengers are encouraged to secure their private vehicle reservation as early as possible. Tour price includes sightseeing within the city limits, touring outside the city is available at an additional cost.

La Palma Private Tour by Car – Full Day

La Palma Private Tour by Car – Half Day

Activity low

Duration: 4 hours

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service.

This exclusive private tour is designed to give you the freedom to customise your time ashore so you can discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.

With your private vehicle, and the personal attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you’ll have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own special and memorable day ashore.

Essential information

Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person) and will accommodate up to 2 passengers. Only one person in the party needs to book the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. Entrance fees for attractions, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so passengers are encouraged to secure their private vehicle reservation as early as possible. Tour price includes sightseeing within the city limits, touring outside the city is available at an additional cost.

La Palma Private Tour by Car – Half Day

La Palma Private Tour by Minibus – Full Day

Activity low

Duration: 8 hours

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service.

This exclusive private tour is designed to give you the freedom to customise your time ashore so you can discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.

With your private vehicle, and the personal attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you’ll have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own special and memorable day ashore.

Essential information

Private minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person) and will accommodate up to 6 passengers. Only one person in the party needs to book the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. Entrance fees for attractions, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so passengers are encouraged to secure their private vehicle reservation as early as possible. Tour price includes sightseeing within the city limits, touring outside the city is available at an additional cost.

La Palma Private Tour by Minibus – Full Day
 

A selection of cruises to La Palma

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