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 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Update History

Update History

September 2017: Local listings and port information via WCC/ARC.
December 2016: Clearance and Docking checked and revised by Jackie Byrne.
December 2015: Checked/updated business listings.
November 2015: All information checked as current by SV Proteus.
October 2015: Gas update from sdyack.
May 2015: Update of business listings.
May 2015: Clearance details updated
October 2013: All port information checked with feedback from the ARC organisers.
September 2012: Docking and WiFi updates from WCC ARC organisers.
July 2012: Update on anchring restriction from Roger of sv Warrior For Life.
February 2012: Docking information from Rainer of SY jaja

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thib119
thib119 says:
Apr 23, 2017 09:36 AM

I was in Las Palmas in January 2017 and the marina had no space for a 10m yacht. I spent 4 days at the waiting pier and was finally asked to leave or go to the anchorage. My repairs were not completed, but my boat was seaworthy, so I left.
Puerto de Las Nieves - albeit small - was much more accommodating, and I could finish everything there.

Fast forward to April 2017 and my visit of the islands is complete, so I was looking for a place where I could leave my boat for 3 months (April, May and June, maybe July). I sent (the marina) many emails with no answers, and many phone calls were not returned. Finally I decided to just show up.

They told me they would give me a spot for 3 months, but I would have to stay on board, which defeated the purpose. They could not find a spot for a 10m yacht for 3 months during low season in spite of all the free space!

Although the staff is friendly, this port is the most disorganised port I've seen. I feel it takes months of advance planning to have a spot there. Or maybe they just don't care.

Alan Spriggs
Alan Spriggs says:
Feb 16, 2017 03:08 PM

Plastimo liferafts can be serviced in Las Palmas check out oceanproducts.es They speak good English and are happy for their work to be watched.

hasse_A
hasse_A says:
Dec 23, 2016 03:17 PM

We are on the pontoon next to the reception. For a week now we have been complaining that the showers in the building close by, just east of the CEPSA fuel dock has no hot water. Yesterday, just after midday we got hold of the marina manager who promised the problem had been fixed and that we just had to wait for the boiler to warm up. Still this morning no hot water. When we once again reported the problem in the marina office the personal knew nothing of the mater. It seems as if you can report a problem infinite number of times but a written notice is soon ignored.

Naima
Naima says:
Dec 09, 2016 12:01 PM

Warning: the statement above that it is difficult to obtain a place in the marina only before the ARC is not true anymore. Even in mid-December the marina is completely full and yachts are requested to anchor north of the marina to wait for a place. Unfortunately there is currently no working reservation system, even yachts that report to have a reservation are requested to anchor. Communication with the marina is very poor. None of the telephone numbers that are listed here nor on the marinas website were picked up although we tried many times over several days. So the only option is to sail here and wait for an unknown amount of time. There seems to be a waiting list, but the marina's staff does not answer VHF calls regularly, so even finding out one's place on the waiting list is difficult. Such poor organization took us by surprise for the biggest marina in the Canary Islands.

Goose
Goose says:
Mar 27, 2016 06:09 PM

We asked Alisios Sailing Center if its possible to repair our 3 sails (main, genoa and cutter). They said we have first to bring our sails to them. Before they can not say if its possible to do that kind of repairs (very usual repairs in my opinion). They couldnt say us a date it will be finished. So we said we will bring our sails one by one so they could start with the repairs on our cutter sail, so that we could still do our sailing trip to La Gomera with the remaining sails.
After our trip we visited the shop (No phone call was mades to us that it is repaired). In the shop they said the sail was repaired and asked us to pay the bill. I looked at our sail and couldnt really spot out the repairs where repairs were needed in our opinion, so I asked kindly if they can show me the repairs they made. Unwilling they tried to find the spots. They found some indeed, big patches of repairs, where I didnt know of any damaged spots. Next time I go to the sail maker, I ask him to open these patches, to see whats under these patches.
When I asked if its not possible to repair the spots I wanted to get repaired, they answered very annoyed that its difficult and they have to open a big seam. And if there sewing machine brokes down, it takes a long time to repair the machine.
I just thought "Yes ok, as a sail maker you have to open a seam from time to time. And if my sewing machine brokes down all the time as a sail maker, I would buy me a second one and dont make there problem a customers one."
I just stopped any further repairs on my two other sails. When talking to others on the pontoons, they said they know of others having no good experiences.

In my opinion they dont want to fix the problem of the customers , they just look if they can earn some little money on little repairs. Wouldnt have been a problem, if they just have honestly said that to me before they start any repairs.

lufi
lufi says:
Oct 31, 2015 11:33 AM

Avoid the boatyard here. Questionable charges will appear on your final bill and they will not release the boat until they are paid. No negotiation and the manager Carlos is quite rude. Charges for labour even during siesta. Others on our pontoon have had similar experiences - I guess they think we are all passing through and won't see us again anyway. Suggest you try Real Nautico instead. You have been warned..

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Oct 26, 2015 02:38 PM

This comment was posted elsewhere on the site - 26 October 2015:
I can confirm that the DISA plant in Gran Canaria does refill propane bottles/tanks. We have a 6 kg Calor bottle/tank from the UK. They filled it with no adaptor needed. Take the highway from the Muelle Deportivo towards the airport, about 17 km. Take the Salinetas exit. There is an IKEA Almacen, which is the second IKEA on the way to the airport. Go past that and take a right on the second roundabout, in front of the Mercadora supermarket. The entrance to the DISA plant is on your left. They also filled smaller propane bottles from Croatia with no adaptor required.

Станислав Нохрин
Станислав Нохрин says:
Jan 04, 2015 08:21 PM

First ponton from entrance "T" is Very busy because of swell entering in marina

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Nov 10, 2014 01:49 PM

This charge was for Light Dues. See http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/CanaryIslands?rc=Formalities#Fees for more details. As Light Dues are charged every 30 days, it does make short stays expensive.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Nov 10, 2014 01:47 PM

Posted on behalf of Direct Yacht Deliveries:
We just got charged €200 (44ft catamaran) by the authorities for stopping off in LasPalmas for 2 nights. This was not the berthing fee. Our other boat visited Tenerife and was not charged.

Glenda Neild
Glenda Neild says:
Oct 20, 2014 09:52 AM

Marina internet is now via a paid service, approx 10 euro a week, cheaper for longer. Laundry open 24 hours. Oct 2014

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