The islands are connected by ferries, ‘fast ferries’ and jetfoils.
Schedules and prices – and even routes – can and do change. This isn’t so important on major routes, where there’s plenty of choice, but it can mean a big delay if you’re planning to travel a route that has only a couple of boats running per day, or even per week. If time is tight, flying is a much faster alternative (often with competitive prices).
The three main companies:
|Arrecife (Lanzarote)||Las Palmas de Gran Canaria||8hr|
|Playa Blanca (Lanzarote)||Corralejo (Fuerteventura)||30min|
|Agaete (Gran Canaria)||Santa Cruz de Tenerife||1½hr|
|Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)||Morro Jable (Fuerteventura)||2-3hr|
|Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)||Santa Cruz de Tenerife||2½hr|
|Los Cristianos (Tenerife)||San Sebastián de la Gomera||45min|
|Los Cristianos (Tenerife)||Valverde (El Hierro)||3hr|