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  • Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Watching with Drinks and Snacks

    1. Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Watching with Drinks and Snacks

    Let the wind whip your hair back and forth as you gaze out across the clear azure waters of Southern Tenerife in the Canary Islands on a 3-hour cruise. Along with a maximum of 11 other cruise mates, you will have plenty of space on board a luxury yacht to see the beauty of nature along the coastline and in the water. The area around the Canary Islands has petitioned to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and even without the official certification, you will soon discover why this part of the world is so beloved. Look out for dolphins and pilot whales playing joyfully in the wake of your ship, and look up for the bird life high above. This is nature at its best, and your captain will be sure to point out the most populated dolphin and whale spots along the way. If you have never had a chance to experience these magnificent creatures up close, it is an experience you will never forget. ...

    The trip was fantastic, the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Our Captain (Dani) was great!!! seeing the Whales was amazing!!!!

  • Fuerteventura: Sailing with Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching

    2. Fuerteventura: Sailing with Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching

    The tour starts with a visit to the harbor to marvel at the beautiful manta rays that live here and watch this beautiful creature swimming along the bottom of the sea floor. After the manta ray viewing, it's time to hop on board your sailing boat for the day for a short briefing of the day’s itinerary. Then it’s time to set sail and leave the harbor, heading out towards the open seas the captain will bring up the sails and turn off the engine. Listen to the radio communications from local fishermen and listen out for sightings of marine wildlife, including dolphins and whales. If they’re in the area, the captain will sail the boat towards them for the chance to take some photos and admire these elegant creatures up close. During the rest of the sail, enjoy the stunning sea views that surround you and soak up the glorious Fuerteventura sunshine. After about 2 hours of sailing, the capta...

    The boat tour was everything I expected and more! The boat is spacious and taken care of. The guides were very kind and helpful, they even dropped of my book at my hotel that fell out of my bag during the sailing. We saw dolphins and went swimming in beautiful turquoise water. We also got some really amazing goat cheese from the island and other little snacks after swimming. Truly a wonderful experience! Thanks so much☺️

  • From Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Dolphin Watching Cruise

    3. From Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Dolphin Watching Cruise

    Climb aboard the 97-passenger boat at Puerto Rico harbor and look for whales and dolphins in their natural habitat in the Atlantic Ocean. Get up close to the beautiful animals as they swim through the waves on an unforgettable experience that is suitable for all ages. Sail along the southwest coast of the island in search of marine mammals and benefit from the services and expertise of the friendly multi-lingual crew. Get up-to-date information about the sightings and different species.  Avail of a boat equipped with a large glass bottom in both keels to experience life below the ocean waves without getting wet. Encounter a great diversity of animals including pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, and flying fish. 

    After 45 mins we reached the dolphin spot and we saw many dolphins. We then continued to another spot and saw another kind of dolphin. The crew was very nice and showed us where to look.

  • Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch

    4. Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch

    Enjoy the convenience of the being picked up from your hotel in south Fuerteventura. Experience a 4-hour cruise along through the Coasts of the Janía Natural Park perfect for the whole family. Receive a warm welcome as you climb aboard the Odysee 3, one of the few ships allowed to make sightings of dolphins and whales. Sail the open seas in search of dolphins and whales. Relax in the sun and feel the sea breeze on your face as you listen to music. Stop to snorkel, kayak, paddle surf, or swim. At noon, enjoy a delicious Canarian lunch with your choice of cocktail. Watch seagulls playing in the air above you. Go below deck and look through the underwater viewing deck. Return to shore and drive back to your hotel in south Fuerteventura or your pickup point.

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  • Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Food & Drinks

    5. Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Food & Drinks

    Set sail in the Atlantic on an unforgettable eco-friendly dolphin and whale watching boat day trip in Tenerife. Get all food and drinks included onboard, plus the chance to have a swim or snorkel whilst at sea. Start your marine adventure by meeting your crew at the dock for a quick safety briefing. Then, set sail towards ideal dolphin and whale watching hotspots on a catamaran equipped with fuel-efficient technology designed to greatly reduce its carbon footprint. Time to get out your phone or camera while cruising the Teno-Rasca Whale Sanctuary, part of Tenerife’s official Special Conservation Zone that protects vulnerable marine wildlife and habitats. Enjoy the views from the boat as you pass beaches such as Playa de las Américas and Playa de los Cristianos on the way. Even spot the famous Mount Teide from the water on clear days. Spot dolphins and whales in their natural habitat,...

    Good experience. We saw the whale's, but not closer as we wanted. The crew was very entertaining and friendly.

  • Fuerteventura: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

    6. Fuerteventura: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

    Enjoy a journey of discovery on the waters of the Jandía Nature Park in search of some of the friendliest and most sociable creatures on the planet. Observing these playful dolphins and beautiful whales among the waves is an unforgettable experience that highlights the beauty and grace of the natural world.  Head out on to the Atlantic Ocean and spend 1.5 hours watching the waves for dolphins and whales with your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy sweeping views of Fuerteventura’s stunning coastline during your experience.

    Amazing time! really entertaining crew members and experienced captain. we saw dolphins!

  • Tenerife: Whale Watching and Swimming from Los Cristianos

    7. Tenerife: Whale Watching and Swimming from Los Cristianos

    Embark on an unforgettable whale watching trip along Tenerife’s Los Cristianos coastline. See whales and other marine life at a close but respectful distance, sail past the cave of "love", and enjoy a stop for a refreshing swim in the ocean.  Cruise the along beautiful coast with a small group on a vessel that has been awarded the “Blue Boat” flag by the local government. This certifies that the vessel meets by law all the requirements to carry out the activity in a safe and sustainable manner. Depart from the port of Los Cristianos and begin the search for the gentle ocean giants. Besides whales, be on the lookout for other marine mammals like dolphins and sea birds.  As you travel along the coast, see the famous cave of "love". Before returning back to the port, end the tour with a relaxing break on the water for a chance to swim and snorkel.

    We were trying to book last minute and nothing was available, so that one was the only one we managed to find and we weren’t very sure due to just a few reviews .. in the end it was an amazing choice ! We managed to see turtles , dolphins and whales in only two hours (we were told that in 2 hours excursion we will not manage to see whales , but we saw more than one).!.!

  • Tenerife: Kayak Safari with Sea Turtles and Snorkeling

    8. Tenerife: Kayak Safari with Sea Turtles and Snorkeling

    Experience one of the most attractive and unforgettable activities you can do in Tenerife on a kayak safari. Depart on a route from Los Cristianos beach located in an emblematic fishing village in the south of the island. Take the course towards the cliffs of Guaza to a protected nature reserve where you’ll enjoy the scenery, the cliffs, and an enormous biodiversity. With the assistance of your expert kayaking guide, in the middle of the tour you’ll make a stop to rest and snorkel as you try to find some of the species that inhabit this strip, including turtles, before getting dropped off back at the starting point.

    this was my first time i was a little apprehensive but with having the tour guides really made me feel very safe i enjoyed this experience thank you

  • Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

    9. Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

    Enjoy a 2.5-hour trip by boat along the waters surrounding Gran Canaria and see beautiful dolphins and whales up close. There is a bar aboard for those who wish to buy some drinks during the trip. The boat will come as close as possible to these amazing sea creatures so that you can experience their natural habitat from as close as possible. Take photos as you watch whales and dolphins play.

    The staff showinf their trie interest in nature and animal-welfare! And of course the beautiful dolphins.

  • From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

    10. From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

    Set sail in search of pilot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on a 4.5-hour cruise. Board the boat and enjoy a snack as you look out for marine wildlife. Watch these amazing creatures through underwater windows on the boat.   Travel along the southern coast of Tenerife, until you arrive at the spectacular Acantilado de los Gigantes and the Bay of Masca. Marvel at the dramatic cliffs that reach 600 meters high. Stop to enjoy a relaxing swim in the calm waters of the bay. A courtesy lunch and drinks are included in this tour (beer, sangria, softdrinks, juice, and water).   Enjoy beautiful views of southern Tenerife on the return journey to the port in Puerto Colon. If you select the option with hotel transfers, the bus will take you back to your pickup point.

    This experience was really good. Really Nice people, Nice food And drinks, we saw whales and daulphins. I think the submarine part is not that useful (you can’t see anything but water when Boat is on movement, and when Boat is on stop you can only see grey little fishes)

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,340 reviews

Great experience of pilot whale watching and snorkeling. Plenty to see. Food and drinks included. Staff very friendly and made the trip even more worthwhile. Pick up and drop off included. Used the sail when we had good wind so a lot of fun in one experience.

Wonderful experience. We had the opportunity to see whales, dolphins and tuna and surrounded by a spectacular landscape. Also, Jaime and his brother are great. 100% recommendable !!

A unique experience with views that are impossible to imagine from land. But without a doubt the crew, my congratulations for making this trip unforgettable, thank you.

Superb experience. We were lucky enough to see whales and dolphins, the guides were friendly and helpful. We do not regret this choice and recommend this activity.

It was amazing! Pick up worked very good and the trip was a real adventure!