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 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.  #afrikatmakingmemories

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 edible straws onboard.  We care – every customer receives a souvenir reusable drinking glass to avoid the use of one- time plastic.

#afrikatmakingmemories

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.

We recommend you for all information about activities on the island to visit the web site What To Do In Gran Canaria.

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Potter

Owner and Lead Captain

How long at Afrikat Catamaran? We purchased the business in 2011
From: Holland
Passions/Hobbies: All watersports, travelling, camping basically anything to do with outdoors, Australia and Ozzie the office dog.

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Wendie

Owner & Operations Manager

How long at Afrikat? Since 2001
From: England
Passions/Hobbies: Kick boxing, travel, and Ozzie the office dog.
Languages: English, Spanish

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Javier

Captain

How long at Afrikat? Since 2001
From: Gran Canaria
Passions/Hobbies: My aquarium and keeping my family happy!
Languages: Spanish, English, basic Italian

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José

Captain & Deckhand

How long at Afrikat? Since 2017
From: Gran Canaria
Passions/Hobbies: Anything to do with Water – Free diving, fishing, wakeboarding, surfing and Disco dancing!
Languages: Spanish, English,

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Monika

Guide & Deckhand

How long at Afrikat? Since 2018
From: Czech Republic
Passions/Hobbies: Baking cakes and dancing (ask me what I did when I first came to live in Gran Canaria!)
Languages: Spanish, English, Chech

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Matt

Guide & Deckhand

How long at Afrikat? Since 2021
From: Sheffield, England
Passions/Hobbies: Scuba diving and anything to make Sheffield or Yorkshire famous!
Languages: Spanish, English

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Yeray

Guide & Deckhand

How long at Afrikat? Since 2021
From: Gran Canaria
Passions/Hobbies:
Languages: Spanish, English and basic German

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Alex

Guide & Deckhand

How long at Afrikat? Since 2022
From: Arguineguin, Gran Canaria
Passions/Hobbies: Spear fishing and any other Watersport
Languages: Spanish, Basic English

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Willem

Guide & Reservations Manager

How long at Afrikat? Since 2012
From: Holland
Passions/Hobbies: Darts, Darts and Darts!
Languages: Dutch, German, Spanish, English

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Aoife

Office Manager & Deckhand

How long at Afrikat? Since 2022
From:
Passions/Hobbies:
Languages:

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Ozzie

The Office Dog

How long at Afrikat? Since 2019
From: Canary Islands
Passions/Hobbies: Walking, sleeping, eating and I´m obsessed with swimming and boating
Languages: Woof

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 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.  #afrikatmakingmemories

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 edible straws onboard.  We care – every customer receives a souvenir reusable drinking glass to avoid the use of one- time plastic.

#afrikatmakingmemories

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.

We recommend you for all information about activities on the island to visit the web site What To Do In Gran Canaria.

Our Team
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Potter

Owner and Lead Captain

How long at Afrikat Catamaran? We purchased the business in 2011
From: Holland
Passions/Hobbies: All watersports, travelling, camping basically anything to do with outdoors, Australia and Ozzie the office dog.

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Wendie

Owner & Operations Manager

How long at Afrikat? Since 2001
From: England
Passions/Hobbies: Kick boxing, travel, and Ozzie the office dog.
Languages: English, Spanish

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Javier

Captain

How long at Afrikat? Since 2001
From: Gran Canaria
Passions/Hobbies: My aquarium and keeping my family happy!
Languages: Spanish, English, basic Italian

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José

Captain & Deckhand

How long at Afrikat? Since 2017
From: Gran Canaria
Passions/Hobbies: Anything to do with Water – Free diving, fishing, wakeboarding, surfing and Disco dancing!
Languages: Spanish, English,

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Monika

Guide & Deckhand

How long at Afrikat? Since 2018
From: Czech Republic
Passions/Hobbies: Baking cakes and dancing (ask me what I did when I first came to live in Gran Canaria!)
Languages: Spanish, English, Chech

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Matt

Guide & Deckhand

How long at Afrikat? Since 2021
From: Sheffield, England
Passions/Hobbies: Scuba diving and anything to make Sheffield or Yorkshire famous!
Languages: Spanish, English

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Yeray

Guide & Deckhand

How long at Afrikat? Since 2021
From: Gran Canaria
Passions/Hobbies:
Languages: Spanish, English and basic German

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Alex

Guide & Deckhand

How long at Afrikat? Since 2022
From: Arguineguin, Gran Canaria
Passions/Hobbies: Spear fishing and any other Watersport
Languages: Spanish, Basic English

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Willem

Guide & Reservations Manager

How long at Afrikat? Since 2012
From: Holland
Passions/Hobbies: Darts, Darts and Darts!
Languages: Dutch, German, Spanish, English

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Aoife

Office Manager & Deckhand

How long at Afrikat? Since 2022
From:
Passions/Hobbies:
Languages:

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Ozzie

The Office Dog

How long at Afrikat? Since 2019
From: Canary Islands
Passions/Hobbies: Walking, sleeping, eating and I´m obsessed with swimming and boating
Languages: Woof

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

    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 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 unlimited drinks package includes soft drinks, water, beer, juice, coffee and sangria. Our food is catered by top Italian restaurant, “El Barco”.
  • Friendly & multilingual crew

    Our team have a passion for customer service and we speak Spanish, English, Dutch and German
  • 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.