Fred Olsen Express Ferries is a ferry company which operates in the Canary Islands – one of Europe's most popular vacation destinations. The company's vessels offer a variety of connections throughout the Spanish-governed islands, which offer beaches, nightlife, golf, cultural activities, mountain climbing, and plenty of excellent accommodation. Founded in 1974, the company was the first to provide scheduled ferries for Canaries destinations like Gomera. Today, it carries both foot passengers and cars, operates a fleet of six rapid catamaran-style vessels. There's no better partner for some Canary Island hopping adventures.
Fred Olsen has come a long way since the first crossing left Gomera over 40 years ago. Nowadays, the company offers a wide range of ferries for Canaries visitors to board. Islands served include Gomera, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, so most of the major tourist islands are part of the network. Ports include Los Canarios, Agaete, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Las Palmas (the islands' capital), San Sebastian de la Gomera, Corralejo, Morro Jable, and Playa Blanca. There is a total of 14 routes between these destinations, so there should be a voyage to suit most itineraries. Facilities on board include shops, restaurant service, play areas for children, and satellite television to keep everyone entertained. All boats are high-speed models, and all have been updated since 1999, so fast, comfortable crossing are always available.
|Gran Canaria||FERRY||from 80 min to 36 hours|
|Tenerife||FERRY||from 50 min to 36 hours|
|La Palma||FERRY||from 120 to 170 min|
|La Gomera||FERRY||from 50 to 120 min|
|Fuerteventura||FERRY||from 25 to 120 min|
|Lanzarote||FERRY||from 25 to 240 min|
There is a total of 14 routes between Canary Islands and between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife to and from Huelva. Journeys from the Iberic Peninsula and Gran Canaria island takes 36 hours while jouneys from Huelva to Tenerife takes 44 hours. Connections to minor islands are pretty short, between 25 minutes and 3 hours and 45 minutes for the longest trips.