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Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

1. Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & 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 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, safe in the knowledge that you are also simultaneously respecting it. Benefit from your crew’s expert commentary and underwater audio equipment to bring the sounds of the ocean onto your deck. Even enjoy some time to swim in the Atlantic waters before heading back to shore. On the 3-hour tour, you will be served drinks and a small sandwich. If you want even more time at sea, book the extended option that includes an onboard lunch with rice and chicken. Vegetarian options are also available. Gain 2 extra hours with the "extended" option to explore more parts of the coastline, including the impressive cliffs at Los Gigantes, and the exclusive bay at Masca Beach that once served as a pirate hideaway.

From Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Lobos Island

2. From Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Lobos Island

Discover the incredible natural beauty of Lobos Island, with this express round-trip ferry ticket. Board at the port in Corralejo and set sail for the island. Admire stunning views during the short trip from the mainland. Spend a day exploring the island, however you wish. Go snorkeling or surfing, hike through the beautiful volcanic landscape, visit the lighthouse, or relax on the beach. Choose from two return ferry times to get back to Corralejo in the afternoon.

La Graciosa: Island Cruise with Lunch and Water Activities

3. La Graciosa: Island Cruise with Lunch and Water Activities

Start your day with pickup from the main tourist resorts in Lanzarote and head to the northern village of Órzola. Board an express ferry at 11:00 AM to La Graciosa island at the port of Caleta del Sebo. Enjoy a welcome mojito cocktail on arrival. After cruising for a while, at around 1:30 PM, drop anchor at the French Beach. Enjoy a refreshing swim and try some of the water activities. Then, sit down for a traditional Spanish paella and fresh fruit lunch on board an hour later. Make use of the free bar with unlimited draft beer, sangria, soft drinks, and water. Also, benefit from free Wi-Fi on your journey to and from Lanzarote. and the assistance of an English–speaking travel guide. Return at around 4:00 PM with a brief stop in La Graciosa.

Fuerteventura: Return Lobos Island Ferry Ticket with Entry

4. Fuerteventura: Return Lobos Island Ferry Ticket with Entry

After just 20-minutes by boat from Corralejo, be amazed by the different tones of blue water whilst you disembark to this hidden corner of the Atlantic Ocean. Looking to the right of the harbor, you will find the path that takes you to El Puertito, an old fishing village next to a white-sand beach. At El Puertito, you can find the only restaurant on the island and a few buildings that were built before the island had been declared a Natural Park. Surrounded by tranquil waters, you will enjoy the island’s rich and exotic sea life. To the left of the harbor, you can find the most famous beach on this side of El Río. Take a swim in the calm and crystal clear, turquoise blue water or sunbathe in the fine sand, perfect for families with children, couples, young and old. This beach is commonly known as “La Concha” (the Shell) because of its shape, although the official name is La Caleta because of the limescale oven that played an important role in the construction of the “Martiño” lighthouse. From here you can see in the distance the dunes of Corralejo, the contours of Fuerteventura and when turning your back to the sea, appreciate the unique mountain “La Caldera”. Don’t forget to visit the nearby statue of Josefine Plá, the Spanish writer, poet and essayist, who was born on the island. Take a deep breath, a bottle of water and get ready to climb the highest peak of the island. The “La Caldera” mountain is a volcanic cone of relatively recent origin. Enjoy a fantastic view of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote from its 127-meter peak. Time stands still here as you take in the silence and colour of this splendid natural surrounding.  Whilst visiting the Northern part of the island, you will find the lighthouse, whose first lighthouse keeper was Josefine Plá’s father. Nowadays, the lighthouse works fully automatically and has been restored to its full splendour. Within the shade of this structure, stop for a rest while admiring the sea and Lanzarote with its volcanoes in the background. Admire the volcanic nature of the island’s interior and take a walk on the “Saladar (salt marsh) del Faro Martiño” and “Las Lagunitas”. More than 130 plant species and endemic birds live here, which has converted this idyllic paradise into a protected natural park. Enjoy a hiking excursion that will see your senses awakened to the island’s wildlife.

Lanzarote: 2 or 3-Hour Guided Volcano Buggy Tour

5. Lanzarote: 2 or 3-Hour Guided Volcano Buggy Tour

Start your tour from Costa Teguise and head to Guatiza. Head to a track that will pass through the old quarries of Guatiza. Make your way to Los Cocoteros for a stop to visit and take photos from the salinas. Continue towards Mala through the cactus area, where you will see the cochineal. From there, continue through Guatiza to the Mala Dam, the only one in Lanzarote. From there, head to the highest point of the island, Peñas del Chache. After descending through the Teguise area, enjoy a motocross trail, where you will abandon the track at el Mojón quarry and make your way back to Costa Teguise.

Fuerteventura: Sailing with Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching

6. 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 captain drops anchor and there’s time for swimming and snorkeling in the shimmering blue waters. After your swim, enjoy a selection of tapas dishes made from local recipes and relax with a drink as you sail back to shore.

Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

7. Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

Enjoy a day of fun in the sun with this catamaran cruise from Gran Canaria. Stop to snorkel thorugh crystal-clear waters or take a ride on the banana boat. Cool off with chilled beer, sangria, juice, and soft drinks. Listen to DJ music and admire beaches like Tiritaña and Tauro. Your coastal adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in the south of Gran Canaria before you board one of Spain's most spectacular catamarans. On the boat, take advantage of the many luxury facilities while the friendly staff serve you a refreshing welcome drink. Set sail onto the sea and feel the cool breeze provide respite from the hot Spanish sunshine as you travel to a selection of hidden beaches off the coast of the island. Enjoy stunning panoramic views along the way and marvel at the crystal clear waters of Tiritaña, Perchel and Tauro. As you explore the island, sit back and relax on one of the boat’s 15 Balinese-style beds, and listen to the music spun by one of the onboard DJs. Feast on a gastronomic menu made from premium produce, and sip on a sparkling glass of champagne or deliciously cold beer. At the next destination, the tropical beach of Anfi del Mar, soak up the warm Mediterranean sun on deck or cool off in the sea with some fun water activities.

Lanzarote: Catamaran Cruise to the Papagayo Beaches

8. Lanzarote: Catamaran Cruise to the Papagayo Beaches

You’ll be picked up at your resort and transferred to the port in Puerto del Carmen to board the Lineas Romero sailing catamaran. Once you’ve been welcomed on board you’ll be served a refreshing Mojito cocktail and a tapa and receive a short introduction by the experienced crew. On this 4-hour excursion, the I Love Papagayo catamaran will sail southwest to the southern tip of Lanzarote. Your destination is the Costa de Papagayo, where the beaches are golden and the natural environment is still untouched. The captain will drop anchor and you’ll have plenty of free time to enjoy the sun and the many water sports on offer. Lunch will be served on board before you head back to port. The bus will be waiting to take you back to your resort.

Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch

9. Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch

Experience a cruise 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 able to take you to see dolphins and whales. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your hotel before sailing 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. Watch seagulls playing in the air above you. Go below deck and look through the underwater viewing deck. Return to the shore and drive back to your hotel in south Fuerteventura or your pickup point.

Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

10. Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

Meet your guide at the port of San Miguel, where the jet skis will be waiting for you. Get equipped with all the necessary gear, including a life jacket, snorkeling mask, goggles, and a wetsuit. Listen briefly about how to drive safely, then embark! Pass through different spots such as the Yellow Mountain, the bay of Costa del Silencia, Las Galletas, the lighthouse of Punta Rasca, the Palm Mar Cliff, Los Cristianos, and much more. Depending on the weather, see different locales and keep your eyes peeled to spot whales, dolphins, turtles, and fish. If choosing the 2-hour tour option, make a stop to dip into the ocean and try out your snorkeling gear halfway through. Afterward, return to the initial dock to enjoy coffee, tea, water, juices, and beers. Take a shower, change into some fresh clothes, and admire the photos from the day.

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What people are saying about Canary Islands

Es ist einfach ein perfekter Tag gewesen! Kristina ist ein toller Guide. Wir haben sogar noch eine Tour bei gebucht. Die Tapas Tour. Leute bucht bei dieser lieben Person! Ihr werdet es nicht bereuen! Mehr an Info‘s über Land und kann man woanders nicht bekommen und man hat eine tolle Zeit ohne Touristenburgen! Ich danke dir Kristin, für den tollen Tag.

The best £50 we could’ve spent in Lanzarote! The guides were extremely friendly and happy the whole trip and made us feel so welcome and we enjoyed every second of it!

Was an amazing experience. Had a great instructor Alberto. 10/10, highly recommended!

Friendly and organised staff. Amazing locations Highly recommended!!!

Absolutely loved the experience, had a fantastic time!