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Tenerife: Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise by Sail Boat

1. Tenerife: Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise by Sail Boat

Climb aboard a beautiful sailing boat at the port in Los Gigantes and set sail on a cruise to look for whales and other marine life in their natural environment. Cruise out into the open sea in search of dolphins and pilot whales in an intimate group. Help raise the sail if the conditions are right and travel across the waves powered by the wind. Get served drinks along with fresh fruit on board the boat. Drop anchor to go for a swim in the sea or snorkel with the marine life in a small cove of outstanding beauty. Return to the boat to enjoy freshly made sandwiches. Then, slowly navigate your way back to port enjoying the great views of the cliffs along the way.

Los Gigantes: Whales and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

2. Los Gigantes: Whales and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

Go on a search for pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins on this three-hour cruise from Los Gigantes. Keep an eye out for all kinds of marine life, and make a stop for swimming and snorkeling in a secluded location while your lunch is prepared on the boat. Leave the port of Los Gigantes in order to begin the search for pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins. Snap photos of the beautiful Teide Volcano, which can be seen on the journey, as well as the island of La Gomera and the rural park of Teno. Spot different cetacean species on the whale and dolphin watching experience, like bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales, and other species like loggerhead sea turtles who are also native to the area, along with fin or sperm whales depending on the season. Finish the whale watching portion of the tour and then move on to the cliff of the giants, vertical rocky cliffs rising to a height of around 600 meters, and make a stop for 30 minutes at the base of the cliffs where there is a cove perfect for swimming or snorkeling. Enjoy a delicious appetizer with fresh fruit and drinks after swimming and snorkeling. Rest as you enjoy the appetizer before returning to the port along the cliff.

Los Gigantes: Sailing Excursion with Swimming, Drink & Tapas

3. Los Gigantes: Sailing Excursion with Swimming, Drink & Tapas

Set sail from Puerto de Los Gigantes on board the Sangría to explore Tenerfie’s coast. Watch for dolphins and whales as you travel between quiet bays and coves. Stop to bathe, or snorkel and admire sea life like sea turtles, octopi and manta rays. Relax on deck with a drink and tapas. Get picked up from your hotel in the Los Gigantes area and travel to the port, where you will meet your skipper and board the Sangría. Set sail along the coast, following dramatic red cliffs as you stop in bays and coves, and watch for whales and dolphins. Head out to sea, where the boat will stop for a deep sea snorkeling session, giving you a chance to admire sea turtles, manta rays and octopi. Enjoy tapas and a drink on deck as you set sail again. Once you are back in the port, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

4. Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

Explore the diverse geography and geology of Tenerife on a full-day tour to 4 distinct landscapes around the island’s tallest mountain. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the National Heritage Site of Mt. Teide and the Teide National Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the island’s west coast. Travel through local villages, such as Vilaflor, and see magnificent pine forests before going to the plateau of the volcano. Marvel at the lunar landscape that has been used as the location for films such as “Planet of the Apes” and “Clash of the Titans.” Drive through the Orotava Valley to Icod Los Vinos, famous for its wines. See the legendary drago tree, known for its mystical powers. Stop for a Canarian lunch (own expense), before transferring to Garachico, a local town destroyed by the volcanic eruption of 1706. Next, experience the magic of Masca, and enjoy fabulous views of La Gomera. With only around 120 inhabitants, Masca was the traditional hideout for pirates and their contraband stolen from the ships from La Gomera. Pass the giant cliffs of Los Gigantes before the transfer back to your hotel.

Teide: Romantic Sunset and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

5. Teide: Romantic Sunset and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

Get a glimpse of Teide’s natural beauty by combining two experiences in one day trip — a romantic sunset and stargazing. Explore Mount Teide National Park and sip a glass of Cava at sunset. As the night falls, see the enchanting star constellations with the help of your guide and telescopes. Begin your day trip with a hotel pickup. On the drive, take in panoramic views of Tenerife and absorb the fragrance of the pine forests in Teide National Park. Break through the clouds at 7,000 feet and marvel at the astonishing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of the archipelago. Watch the sun melt into soft pinks, reds, and purples, and celebrate the sunset with a glass of chilled sparkling cava. As darkness blankets the sky, be taken on a tour of the stars by one of the few professional astronomy guides in the world. Let live commentary from your guide about mapping the night sky and the use of telescopes enhance your stargazing experience.

Tenerife: Complete Island Tour with Masca

6. Tenerife: Complete Island Tour with Masca

Starting in the south-east of the island, your first stop will be the village of Candelaria. Here, you'll see the Black Madonna, patron of the Canary Islands. Heading North, make a brief stop at the Humboldt viewpoint to admire the beautiful valley of La Orotava. After this, discover a magnificent old town full of history, art and architecture with the opportunity to walk through to La Casa de los Balcones and it's artisan centre that offers typical embroidery and other products. Proceeding onto Icod De Los Vinos, you see the famous Dragon Tree, a plant that is approximately 3000 years old. You'll also pass through Mirador de Garachico, a small village that was partially destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1706. There, you will be able to stop for some refreshments. On the way back to your hotel, pass through El Tanque, the summit of Erjos (where you can see spectacular views of Mount Teide), and finally the stunning Los Gigantes cliffs.

From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

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

Set sail in search of pilot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on a relaxing cruise. Observe the world beneath the waves with underwater windows and enjoy food and drinks on board. Choose between a 3-hour and a 4.5-hour tour. 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. Enjoy a cold beer or a glass of sangria along with lunch back on deck. A courtesy lunch and drinks are included in this tour (beer, sangria, soft drinks, juice, and water).   Enjoy beautiful views of southern Tenerife on the return journey to the port in Puerto Colon.

Costa Adeje: Masca and Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise

8. Costa Adeje: Masca and Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise

Set sail from Costa Adeje in search of whales and dolphins. Cruise in a catamaran to the cliffs of Los Gigantes and Masca. Sunbathe on deck and enjoy a stop to swim in the sea. Learn about the characteristics of whales and dolphins from your guide on this exciting excursion.   Discover the customs of these animals, how they eat, their migration paths, and their behavior. You might see different species such as pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, and spotted dolphins, amongst others. Relax on board as you enjoy the drinks and snacks provided. Return to Costa Adeje at the end of your cruise.

Puerto Colón: Ecological Catamaran Cruise

9. Puerto Colón: Ecological Catamaran Cruise

Set off from Puerto Colón on a comfortable, modern, and ecological catamaran tour. Take in the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy stunning views of Tenerife's southern coast. Receive a warm welcome from the boat's friendly crew and relax in the sun with a refreshing drink. Sail to an ideal spot for swimming and get acquainted with some of the region's diverse underwater life.  Look out with your guides for any of the 28 species of cetaceans that pass through the islands, including bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales. Enjoy complimentary food and drink as you sail on the open sea. Choose the 5-hour option to snorkel with the colorful fish and see the towering Giants' Cliff before returning to Puerto Colón.

Tenerife: 5-Hour Whales and Dolphins Tour

10. Tenerife: 5-Hour Whales and Dolphins Tour

You'll depart from Puerto Colon at 11:00AM at which point you will go in search of whales and dolphins. During your 5-hour excursion you will visit the cliff of Los Gigantes, as your boat sails to an area where there is a greater possibility to see pilot whales. You will have a 30-minute stop to see the whales in their natural environment, and at the end of the whale watching experience you will sail to the cliffs of Los Gigantes. Once there, anchor in one of the bays under the cliffs of Los Gigantes whilst enjoying some lunch. Following that, go swimming in the inviting waters before sailing back to Port Colón along the southwestern coast of Tenerife.

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What people are saying about Los Gigantes

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4.6 / 5

based on 2,821 reviews

unforgettable trip, beautiful views, it's worth going, MASCA's place in the park is really impressive, as well as driving along narrow roads along the serpentines of the park, A bit too little freedom to admire the views at stops, too fast pace at stops, the trip was supposed to start at 8 a.m. before we gathered everyone it started at 9 so we lost 1 hour which would have been useful at the viewpoints. I also do not recommend the proposed restaurant called CARMEN by the guide, The food is nasty, raw, unseasoned (the WORST!) the rest is ok,

Fantastic experience. We've done similar outings in other countries and this was by far one of the best. The guides are knowledgeable and friendly, the scenery is breathtaking, and the number of other passengers is perfect- enough to have a chat but not so many that the boat ever feels crowded. Definitely recommended.

Absolutely amazing trip, the best bus driver ever seen, Carlos. The guide spikes fluently English and French and explains very good about all the places we have seen. Program was organised very well with pause to take pictures, have lunch in a nice local restoration or shopping for special local things.

It was great! It was a small boat, few people on it. You have to take off your shoes, the waves are very strong and you may be seasick and get wet. Because of the wind, we couldn't see any whales, but the dolphins and the landscape were worth it!

it was great day and really enjoyed the whale watch