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 purposely limit our capacity to just 67 spaces, to ensure that everyone sailing 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. To read our story, see our news article.

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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. 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 boats 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 with barbeque.

We believe in sustainable tourism and use only reusable eco-friendly drinking glasses onboard.

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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.

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Our Team

Throughout your experience with Afrikat Catamaran cruises, our 3 man crew will ensure your safety and enjoyment on board. Unusually boasting a crew including three qualified captains – our owner, Dutch born Potter has been boat crazy since his childhood. With experience in boating and sailing in Gran Canaria and Australia, his passion for boating, sailing and being involved with any water based activity is infectious. Captain Javier has been sailing for Afrikat for over 18 years, and his love and knowledge for Afrikat and the sea is apparent and abundant as does our third captain Canarian David.
Belguim born Sandro & Canarian Pedro & Jose are our fun deckhands who will look after you during your time onboard.

Our team also includes owner Wendie Grobben, who is also our Operations & Commercial manager, Reservations Manager and Guide Willem, who will greet you in Puerto Base as well as Office Manager & Guide Sanna. Our team speak 6 languages – Spanish, English, Dutch, German, French & Italian, we ensure that an international market is made to feel at home.

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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!

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The Crew

Captain Potter

Dutch Captain Potter has been boat crazy (and some say generally crazy!) since his childhood. With experience in boating and sailing in Gran Canaria and Australia, his passion for boating is as infectious as his personality.

Wendie Grobben

With a passion & love of the sea and Gran Canaria, our Operations & Commercial Manager is originally from the UK and arrived here in 1998 to work as a Travel guide including working as a guide on Afrikat in 2003!

Captain Javier

From Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Captain Javier has been a part of the company Afrikat for over 18 years, and his love and knowledge for Afrikat and the ocean is apparent and abundant.


From Telde, Gran Canaria, Pedro is our Deckhand & Guide and having worked with Jeep Safari on the island for 13 years, our resident island history expert. Pedro has lived in Holland and speaks Spanish, English & Dutch.


Originally from Holland, Willem is our guide & Reservations Manager and will welcome you and arrange your reservation at the Afrikat desk in Puerto Base, Puerto Rico.


Belgium born, Sandro has lived on Gran Canaria
for many years and having previously worked on Spirit of the Sea, our resident Marine life expert.


Finnish Sanna is our friendly and smiley guide and office manager with undoubted passion for Gran Canaria and life!


Jose is from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and is a bit of a joker onboard. He is a keen surfer and an avid fisherman and rejoined the team this year having previously worked with us on the old Afrikat

Why Choose Us

Book directly
You can call or email us directly to arrange your reservation, or save 10% per person when booking online
Best rated on Tripadvisor
We are voted as the number 1 activity in Puerto Rico on Trip Advisor
50% discount on watersports
Try the banana boat, 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.
Delicious food and drinks included
Our delicious buffet of meatballs with sweet sauce, traditional Canarian potatoes with local mojo sauce, salads and bread is catered by Grill Costa Mar, rated one of the top restaurants in Puerto Rico (trip advisor).  Our unlimited drinks package includes soft drinks, water, beer, juice and Sangria.
Friendly, multilingual and helpful crew

Our team have a passion for customer service and we speak Spanish, English, Dutch, German, Finnish, French & Italian. 

Only 67 passengers per cruise
We purposely limit the maximum passengers onboard to 67, each having their own sun-cushion to ensure that the Afrikat experience is relaxing and comfortable, and that the attention that you receive from our team is the best.
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 Pride Maspalomas, ACCM , The Long Walk Gran Canaria and other local events.  See our Blog for more information or make a donation to our chosen charities.

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