San Sebastian Cruises
San Sebastian is the beautiful capital of La Gomera, one of the smaller, lesser-known islands in the Canaries. A lively, vibrant city, San Sebastian offers much to enjoy including pristine beaches, perfectly-preserved historic buildings and natural parks of jaw-dropping beauty.
Also known as 'Isla Colombina' because of its historic links to Christopher Columbus – the great explorer called at La Gomera on his way to America.[ReadMoreMob] Many of San Sebastian’s buildings and monuments are linked to him, including the Casa de la Agunada and the Casa de Colon where, according to legend, Columbus stayed during his time on the island.
The 15th century Torre del Conde military tower and Ermita de San Sebastian Church, which dates back to the 16th century, are easily accessible highlights. The Church of the Assumption has a mural depicting an 18th-century battle, while La Gomera Archaeological Museum traces the local culture through artefacts and scale models. [ReadMore]
The city’s beaches are typically Canarian and benefit from a fantastic warm climate almost all-year round, soft sands and crystal clear waters. Playa de La Cueva – often referred to as La Gomera’s best beach, is a great place to relax.
Northwest of the city lies the Parque Natural de Majona, a beautiful natural park smothered with rolling valleys, stunning flora and dry Fayal-Heath, creates an incredible landscape that's a joy to explore.
Links to Fred. Olsen
The Fred. Olsen Group has historical links to the Canary Islands, having had operations here since 1904. In Gomera, you will find a road named Paseo Fred Olsen, a ferry service, and a family-owned hotel - Hotel Jardin Tecina.
While much of La Gomera is rocky and mountainous, the island is also home to lush valleys, palm trees, banana plantations, black sand beaches, forests and even a tropical
jungle in the Garajonay National Park. La Gomera has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Columbus and his crews used this island as a port of call on their voyages both to India and to Central and South America.
Cruises to San Sebastian
Islands of Cape Verde • T2230A
- Experience the spectacular beauty of glorious islands
- Enjoy an authentic taste of Cape Verde
- Discover volcanic landscapes and natural wonders
Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries • S2233
- Experience Christmas festivities on board
- View the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks in Funchal
- Unwind on sandy beaches in the Canaries
Winter warmth in the Canaries • T2301
- Relax on the beaches near Santa Cruz in Tenerife
- Ride the cable car in Funchal
- Enjoy the Three Kings street parade and Epiphany celebrations
Winter Warmth in the Canaries • S2302
- Relax on sandy beaches in Tenerife
- Explore the volcanic landscapes on Lanzarote
- Visit the Maspalomas sand dunes in Gran Canaria
Escape to the Canaries • L2305
- Explore magnificent Mount Teide when in Tenerife
- Take a visit to Lanzarote's Fire Mountains
- Enjoy a toboggan ride in Funchal
Volcanic Islands of the Canaries, Azores & Madeira • T2327
- Revel in the dramatic nature and unique beauty of volcanic Atlantic islands
- Take in vast crater lakes, towering mountains and geothermal springs in the Azores
- See the famous volcanic sites of the Canaries and Madeira, such as Mount Teide
The Canary Islands with the fleet in Funchal • L2324
- Be part of a memorable day of celebration at the ‘Fred. Olsen Fleet in Funchal’ event
- Discover the beaches, volcanic wonders and verdant landscapes of the Canaries
- Enjoy time to explore Madeira, uncover Lisbon’s history and visit Cádiz too
Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries • S2326
- Make the festive season one to remember, on an escape to sunnier climes
- After a laidback Christmas at sea, experience the very best of the Canaries
- See in 2024 with one of the world’s greatest New Year’s fireworks displays in Madeira
New Year Escape to the Canaries • L2401
- Be rejuvenated by the Canaries’ sunshine and scenery
- Explore the volcanic lands of Tenerife, Lanzarote and La Palma
- Indulge in relaxation on Gran Canaria’s golden sands