There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Tenerife and El Hierro operated by 1 ferry company – Naviera Armas. The Los Cristianos to Valverde ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 2 hours 30 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Tenerife El Hierro crossing between Los Cristianos and Valverde.
Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands with 43 percent of the total population of the Canary Islands, and is also the most populous island of Spain.
Tenerife is also the most visited island in the Canary island group, welcoming over ten million visitors per year with its lovely weather, beautiful coastlines, spectacular beaches, lush forests, mountains, volcanoes, as well as two world heritage sites, one National Park, and 42 natural protected spaces.
The weather is one of the main reasons for the influx of visitors to Tenerife’s shores with almost guaranteed sunshine year round. As a result, this family friendly island is consistently one of Europe’s top winter sun destinations.
Though the island has 2 airports, inter island travel is best by ferry. As the largest island in the group, Tenerife acts as a hub for many of the other Canary Islands with frequent crossings offered by Spain’s best known ferry operators. There are also regular crossings connecting Tenerife to the mainland for those who enjoy spending their travel time at sea.
El Hierro occupies the most south-westerly region of the Spanish Canary Islands, an archipelago sprawled along the west coast of Africa.
As the most far-flung of the Canaries, El Hierro has long had a mysterious reputation. It was even considered the zero meridian until 1885 and believed to be the world’s end due to its dramatic cliffs and rugged, awe-inspiring appearance from a distance.
However, El Hierro’s impressive natural features, including lush forests, lava fields and peculiar vegetation, have been found worthy of UNESCO World Biosphere status. The island also boasts a Marine Reserve and forty six excellent dive sites consisting of steep drop-offs, underwater caves and colourful fish.
Reaching El Hierro by ferry is simple, with daily crossings from the popular holiday island of Tenerife to Puerto de la Estaca on the east coast, which are operated by one of the leading ferry companies in the Canaries.