We visited all the usual Canary Island ports which we had visited several times before; therefore we did not take any organised tours which seemed very expensive. Our usual tactic is to ignore the tours, grab a taxi, negotiate a price and come back when we have had enough. Often a like minded couple will share the cost with you which, in any event, is considerably cheaper than the organised coaches.
Our favourite island is Santa Cruz. Small, green but sadly swamped by people like us off a cruise ship.
Seven cruise ships anchored off Madeira for the fabulous New Year`s Eve fireworks.