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Arona, Tenerife Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Arona, Tenerife Cruises & boat tours

From Los Cristianos: No-Chase Whale and Dolphin Cruise

1. From Los Cristianos: No-Chase Whale and Dolphin Cruise

Join an eco-friendly, no-chase whale and dolphin cruise from Los Cristianos. Explore Tenerife South's marine life with the only cruise company in Spain that collaborates with the Sea Shepherd UK and the Dolphin Project non-profit organizations to ensure a safe and conscious whale watching experience. Depart the Los Cristianos harbor on a boat that can go further than a 3-mile radius due to the qualified captains onboard, which is highly advantageous to spot larger whales and other species. Set out to visit resident short-finned pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins as well as other species. Fin whales, sperm whales, blue whales, and even orcas can be seen on your tour. Keep an eye out for migrating turtles, tuna, and even sharks.  Listen to your guide tell you about the ecosystems of the region. Learn about the habits of the resident dolphins in front of the cliffs of Los Cristianos. As you cruise, enjoy the view of Mount Teide and the southern coast of Tenerife. Feel comfortable knowing that the whales and dolphins are always put first. To make sure that they are not disturbed, they are not forced to dive, an important part of ethical whale watching. Observe them in your natural environment and see how they naturally behave.

Las Galletas: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

2. Las Galletas: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

First, choose from an optional pickup from your hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife or make your own way to the meeting point at the port. The skipper will welcome you aboard the Cruz del Sur, a spacious 14-meter yacht. Listen as he explains the itinerary of the excursion and gives some information about safety measures. Then, set off to explore the whale and dolphin sighting area off the coast of Tenerife.  As you sail, keep your eyes peeled for these wonderful marine creatures. If you're lucky, you may even see some turtles. After spotting the wildlife, approach the coast and anchor the boat. Enjoy the opportunity to bathe or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters whilst the crew prepares lunch. Snorkeling equipment is provided.  For lunch, enjoy a delicious spread of typical, local food. Later, return to the port, sailing along the coastline and admiring the protected natural site of Punta de Rasca. Arrive at the port and bid farewell to the crew. Either your tour concludes, or you can benefit from the return transfer back to your hotel by selecting the option with hotel pickup and drop-off.

Tenerife: Catamaran Cruise with Brunch and Unlimited Drinks

3. Tenerife: Catamaran Cruise with Brunch and Unlimited Drinks

Set sail on a catamaran cruise to admire the Canary Islands' coastlines and indulge in a brunch inspired by local culture. Sip on Canarian wine or drink from a selection of unlimited beer and soft drinks. Listen to live commentary about the islands and marine life along the way. Get picked up and go to Marina del Sur where your cruise departs from. Embark from the port and head west towards stunning scenery and views of the island. Breathe in the scent of the sea and the depth of its scent while admiring the marine flora and fauna. During your cruise, have brunch which includes dishes made with indigenous foods and is 100% Canarian. Afterward, take a dip in the ocean or rest on board. Stay refreshed with unlimited beer, soft drinks, and water. Pass by Las Galletas, Diego Hernández Beach, Punta Rasca Lighthouse, and the Cliff of Los Cristianos before returning to Marina del Sur in the afternoon.

Tenerife: Private Amarilla Golf Zodiac Boat Tour

4. Tenerife: Private Amarilla Golf Zodiac Boat Tour

Start your journey with a drink, such as a coffee, soft drink, fruit juice, or hot chocolate. Your instructor will then help you to prepare yourself with all of the necessary equipment, such as a life jacket, snorkeling mask, goggles, and lockers. Following security instructions and general information about your trip, it is time to cruise out to the sea. A captain will always be present during the small group tour. Depending on the selected duration of your tour, you will discover breathtaking places of Tenerife including San Miguel, the Arona Coast, Yellow Mountains, Red Mountains, Punta Rasca Palm Mar Cave, and a visit to a fish farm.  If you’re lucky, you may encounter whales, dolphins, turtles, and fish during the ride. The captain will stop in the best picture spots for you to capture some memories of your tour of Tenerife.

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What people are saying about Arona, Tenerife

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 15 reviews

today we where at the dolphin and whale watching and it was amazing! I can truly recommend it. We saw dolphins and whales (the guide told us, there is a 50/50 chance to see dolphins). We where told information about the animals (the guides where speaking english and Spanish and it was easy to understand). They where all very nice and it was a great experience.

A great experience, for a small price. Tourist boat but really room for everyone. The boat is clean, the navigators speak several languages. We saw whales, dolphins, and turtles. The price is really low for the wonders we have seen. I recommend it.

Well organized. Friendly staff. Unfortunately we didn't see any dolphins. Only the maintenance of the women's toilet was not optimal. Also, the toilet seat was loose.

Bijzonder aardige crew, in alle talen verwelkomd en uitleg. In alle rust gezocht naar de dieren. Meer dan voldoende ruimte op de boot. Bijzondere ervaring!

Very good activity, with a very pleasant setting and explanations throughout the stages. I really recommend this activity