The Port of San Sebastián de La Gomera in the Canary Islands will have for the next high season a lengthened cruise pier. Actually, the port has a 302m cruise pier for ships up to 275m length, after the works to increase the pier, the port will offer a 340m berthing line.
In 2010 the Mein Schiff 1 inaugurated the actual length of the pier that the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has projected to improve the cruise facilities in La Gomera.
The recently named Mein Schiff 3 will inaugurate the new extension of the pier in November, the 28th during her itinerary of 7 or 14 days in the Canary & Madeira Islands with Agadir in Morocco.
The lengthening works will boost a 43% La Gomera cruise passengers statistics. This increase will not be only for TUI Cruises but also for P&O Cruises, Thomson Cruises, AIDA Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruise Line, Azamara Cruises…
According to the last cruise passengers satisfaction report, La Gomera is one of the most valued calls in the Canary Islands thank to the history of the islands and the outstanding experience where nature and tradition meet cruise passengers. La Gomera was the last call in Christopher Columbus discovered voyage. It is said that with La Gomera water, Christopher Columbus christened America. Otherwise during centuries, English and Dutch pirates raided the port of the island to achieve the gold and goods from America.
The whole island is a Biosphere Reserve and the National Park of Garajonay, in the heart of the island, is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Cruise companies offer different shore excursions in the island: trekking through quaternary laurel forests, local products tasting, whales and dolphins watching, traditional handicraft, the Christopher Columbus footsteps, scuba diving, golf, fishing, bike tours through amazing ravines… La Gomera has another UNESCO distinction, the whistle, a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity which ancient people of La Gomera communicated through ravines to all the island.