The Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has five marinas located in port waters which have been run under concession since 1987. At the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, we find the Santa Cruz Marina in the Los Llanos Commercial Dock, and Marina Tenerife in the Fishing Dock. The La Gomera Marina is located in the Port of San Sebastian de La Gomera, whilst marinas are being constructed at the Port of Santa Cruz de La Palma and at the Port of La Estaca on the island of El Hierro.
There are currently a total of 790 moorings in the marinas located in the ports managed by the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The layout and location of the small craft docks at the ports of La Palma, La Gomera and La Estaca are almost identical in that they are situated at the end of the docks where the waters are much shallower which makes large vessel operations more difficult.
This is exactly one of the benefits of having marinas in commercial ports as they occupy port areas which are obsolete or which, because of their depth or the features of the port cannot be used for strictly port activities.
Marinas also create employment and attract tourists with high spending power thus boosting the industry and bringing the port facility closer to the city.
Along these lines, it should be mentioned that the occupancy rate in our ports’ marinas is practically 100% between September and December, when the transoceanic regattas are held. They are also the home port for between 30%-50% of the boats.