About Afrikat Gran Canaria

Afrikat Catamaran Cruises are in the business of creating memories to last a lifetime. We will treat you to an experience that you will not find anywhere else. The difference in service that you receive with Afrikat Catamaran is no accident…… we purposely limit our capacity to just 67 spaces, to ensure that everyone cruising with us receives our absolute attention. We are a small family owned and operated business – our Dutch and English husband and wife team have traveled the world before settling in Gran Canaria, and have brought their values of excellent customer service and outstanding product quality with them – our commitment and dedication to making sure that everyone joining us has an amazing time shine through on a daily basis.

In June 2017, our new catamaran Afrikat 69 started operating from Puerto Rico, along the South West coast of Gran Canaria. Designed by the Afrikat team and built in Valencia, Afrikat 69 is a 21-meter catamaran with accessibility for all including our customers in wheelchairs. With access, toilet facilities and movability throughout the deck, we can welcome customers with all levels of ability.  Afrikat 69 has been given an award for Gran Canaria Accessible from the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the Canary Award- people choice for best leisure & Adventure.
Afrikat 69 also boasts a spacious and luxurious sundeck, main deck interior salon with seating for 30 persons with bar and cocktail machine, swimming access sun deck and an impressive fly-bridge sundeck.

We believe in sustainable tourism and use only reusable eco-friendly drinking glasses and paper or edible straws onboard.

Gran Canaria is a perfect destination to spend your holiday. Our sunny island is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, between the islands of Tenerife and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, providing the weather conditions of a long haul destination, without the traveling time. Gran Canaria experiences some of the finest weather in all of Europe, making it an ideal holiday destination, all year round, popular with tourists from all across Europe, giving it an international, friendly vibe.

We might be only the Canaries´third biggest island, but Gran Canaria has it all. Often described as a miniature continent, with contrasting landscapes – dunes, mountains with ancient pine-tree forests, palm trees, beautiful beaches and crystal blue inviting seas, offer you an amazing choice of leisure and activities.

Holidaymakers are drawn to the South of the island, where the sunshine is guaranteed to be brighter, through the resorts of Bahia Feliz, San Agustin, Playa Del Inglés, Maspalomas, Meloneras, Sonneland, Arguineguín, Puerto Rico, Playa Amadores, Playa Del Cura, Playa Taurito and Mogán, which all offer a fun, relaxing and sunsoaked atmosphere.

Throughout your experience with Afrikat Catamaran cruises, our 3 man crew will ensure your safety and enjoyment on board. Unusually boasting a crew including three qualified captains –  Dutch born Captain Potter has been boat crazy since his childhood. With experience in boating in Gran Canaria and Australia, his passion for boating, sailing and being involved with any water based activity is infectious. Captain Javier has been part of the Afrikat family for over 18 years, and his love and knowledge for Afrikat and the sea is apparent and abundant, as is our third Captain David.
Belguim born Sandro & Canarian Pedro & José are our fun deckhands who will look after you during your time onboard.

Our team also includes owner Wendie, who is also our Operations & Commercial manager, Reservations Manager and Guide Willem, who will greet you in Puerto Base as well as Office Manager & Guide Sanna. Our team speak 7 languages – Spanish, English, Dutch, German, Finnish, French & Italian, we ensure that an international market is made to feel at home.

How do you reward hard work and success?
One of the most enjoyable ways to recognize your best employees is an all-inclusive corporate incentive excursion on the Afrikat Catamaran. The memories last a lifetime and your team returns home from the experience reenergized and focused and ready for another great year. Want to say thank you to your most important clients or impress new clients, in a way that will ensure that they talk about the experience and your hospitality for many years to come.  Then think with an open mind and forget the wine pack or lunch invitation and let us organize an amazing experience with us at sea. For all of your corporate needs, we are able to tailor make events suitable for you….catering options, drink packages, watersports packages, entertainment onboard, themed events……..the sky (or the sea!)is the limit!

Who we are

Afrikat Catamaran Cruises are in the business of creating memories to last a lifetime. We will treat you to an experience that you will not find anywhere else. The difference in service that you receive with Afrikat Catamaran is no accident…… we purposely limit our capacity to just 67 spaces, to ensure that everyone cruising with us receives our absolute attention. We are a small family owned and operated business – our Dutch and English husband and wife team have traveled the world before settling in Gran Canaria, and have brought their values of excellent customer service and outstanding product quality with them – our commitment and dedication to making sure that everyone joining us has an amazing time shine through on a daily basis.

Our Catamaran

In June 2017, our new catamaran Afrikat 69 started operating from Puerto Rico, along the South West coast of Gran Canaria. Designed by the Afrikat team and built in Valencia, Afrikat 69 is a 21-meter catamaran with accessibility for all including our customers in wheelchairs. With access, toilet facilities and movability throughout the deck, we can welcome customers with all levels of ability.  Afrikat 69 has been given an award for Gran Canaria Accessible from the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the Canary Award- people choice for best leisure & Adventure.
Afrikat 69 also boasts a spacious and luxurious sundeck, main deck interior salon with seating for 30 persons with bar and cocktail machine, swimming access sun deck and an impressive fly-bridge sundeck.

We believe in sustainable tourism and use only reusable eco-friendly drinking glasses and paper or edible straws onboard.

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is a perfect destination to spend your holiday. Our sunny island is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, between the islands of Tenerife and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, providing the weather conditions of a long haul destination, without the traveling time. Gran Canaria experiences some of the finest weather in all of Europe, making it an ideal holiday destination, all year round, popular with tourists from all across Europe, giving it an international, friendly vibe.

We might be only the Canaries´third biggest island, but Gran Canaria has it all. Often described as a miniature continent, with contrasting landscapes – dunes, mountains with ancient pine-tree forests, palm trees, beautiful beaches and crystal blue inviting seas, offer you an amazing choice of leisure and activities.

Holidaymakers are drawn to the South of the island, where the sunshine is guaranteed to be brighter, through the resorts of Bahia Feliz, San Agustin, Playa Del Inglés, Maspalomas, Meloneras, Sonneland, Arguineguín, Puerto Rico, Playa Amadores, Playa Del Cura, Playa Taurito and Mogán, which all offer a fun, relaxing and sunsoaked atmosphere.

Our Team

Throughout your experience with Afrikat Catamaran cruises, our 3 man crew will ensure your safety and enjoyment on board. Unusually boasting a crew including three qualified captains –  Dutch born Captain Potter has been boat crazy since his childhood. With experience in boating in Gran Canaria and Australia, his passion for boating, sailing and being involved with any water based activity is infectious. Captain Javier has been part of the Afrikat family for over 18 years, and his love and knowledge for Afrikat and the sea is apparent and abundant, as is our third Captain David.
Belguim born Sandro & Canarian Pedro & José are our fun deckhands who will look after you during your time onboard.

Our team also includes owner Wendie, who is also our Operations & Commercial manager, Reservations Manager and Guide Willem, who will greet you in Puerto Base as well as Office Manager & Guide Sanna. Our team speak 7 languages – Spanish, English, Dutch, German, Finnish, French & Italian, we ensure that an international market is made to feel at home.

Event Planning

How do you reward hard work and success?
One of the most enjoyable ways to recognize your best employees is an all-inclusive corporate incentive excursion on the Afrikat Catamaran. The memories last a lifetime and your team returns home from the experience reenergized and focused and ready for another great year. Want to say thank you to your most important clients or impress new clients, in a way that will ensure that they talk about the experience and your hospitality for many years to come.  Then think with an open mind and forget the wine pack or lunch invitation and let us organize an amazing experience with us at sea. For all of your corporate needs, we are able to tailor make events suitable for you….catering options, drink packages, watersports packages, entertainment onboard, themed events……..the sky (or the sea!)is the limit!

Why Choose Us?

  • Book directly

    You can call or email us directly to arrange your reservation, or save 10% per person when booking online.
  • Best rated on Tripadvisor

    We are voted as the number 1 boat trip in Puerto Rico on Trip Advisor.
  • 50% discount on watersports

    Try the banana boat, donut ride, jet ski or parasailing whilst you are onboard Afrikat and you will receive a special discounted rate which is up to 50% cheaper than from land based companies.
  • Food & drinks included

    Our delicious buffet of meatballs with sweet sauce, traditional Canarian potatoes with local mojo sauce, salads and bread is catered by Grill Costa Mar, rated one of the top restaurants in Puerto Rico (trip advisor).  Our unlimited drinks package includes soft drinks, water, beer, juice and Sangria.
  • Friendly & multilingual crew

    Our team have a passion for customer service and we speak Spanish, English, Dutch, German, Finnish, French & Italian.
  • Only 67 passengers

    We purposely limit the maximum passengers onboard to 67 to ensure that the Afrikat experience is relaxing and comfortable, and that the attention that you receive from our team is the best.
  • Hotel transfer included

    We will arrange to collect you from a central point located close to your hotel (area dependent).
  • We support charity

    We are proud to support Pequeños ValientesPride Maspalomas, ACCM , The Long Walk Gran Canaria and Clean Gran Canaria and  other local events. See our Blog for more information or make a donation to our chosen charities.

The Amazing Afrikat Team

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