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Whale and Dolphin Spotting Cruise

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Highlights

  • Fantastic family adventure in a glass-bottomed catamaran
  • Tenerife is one of the best places in Europe to watch whales and dolphins in the wild
  • 80 - 95 per cent chance of seeing whales and/or dolphins
  • Up to 21 different types of whales and dolphins are found in the waters around Tenerife
  • Delicious buffet lunch served on board
  • Unlimited drinks with lunch from well-stocked bar

Overview

The western coast of Tenerife is one of the best places in Europe for watching dolphins and whales!

Don’t miss the opportunity to see these magnificent animals in the wild while you are in Tenerife. With resident populations of both dolphins and pilot whales, there is an incredible 80 per cent chance you will see either or both of these species on any day of the year.

The state-of-the-art catamaran used for this tour has a glass bottom and underwater cameras. With stunning views of the sea- wildlife around you it’s like being in a giant aquarium.

Plus you can relax on deck and look out at the sunlight dancing on the waves. There’s also a chance for a swim in beautiful surroundings. No need to worry about getting hungry because a delicious buffet lunch and unlimited drinks will be provided.

Itinerary

Los Gigantes is famous as a place where whales and dolphins are often seen. Indeed, the coast of Tenerife is a truly outstanding place for whale-watching as there are colonies of pilot whales and dolphins which stay here throughout the year. They live so close to the coast that Tenerife has become one of the most popular places in Europe for watching whales in the wild.

You can find up to 21 different species of whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in these waters, ranging from giant blue whales to the killer whales. The two resident populations (the pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins), can be observed on perhaps 80 per cent of the days of the year. (Pilot whales are actually a type of dolphin rather than a whale.)

Whale and dolphin behavior you might see on the tour includes: jumps, spraying water from blowholes, slapping the water, coming up for a ‘look-see’ (known as ‘spying’), or whales or dolphins blowing bubbles.

Your ultra-modern catamaran has a glass bottom which allows you to get fantastic views of the whales and dolphins as they swim around and under the boat. Or, if you prefer to observe from the upper deck, the catamaran is provided with under-water cameras. Your guide will give you a commentary on what you can see.

As well as watching out for the whales, you can enjoy sunbathing on deck and will also have the chance of a swim at Masca, one of the most picturesque parts of Tenerife.

You will also be served a delicious buffet lunch on board the catamaran. This will include: meatballs with sauce, potato salad, vegetables, bread and fruits. (A vegetarian option is also possible). Free drinks such wine, beer or lemonade will be available from the well-stocked bar.

At the end of cruise, you will be driven back to Puerto Colon Port.

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Reviews

Me and my wife went out on the 4.5-5 hr tour and still wanted more. The host of the cruise was very warm welcoming and the trip was marvelous. They put you in the best position... Donte Hawkins

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

From North Zone (Santa Cruz): Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
From North Zone (Puerto de la Cruz): Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
From South Zone: Daily except Sunday

Duration

5 Hour

Start time

0900h (09:00am)
Duration: 5 Hours

Meeting point

The tour departs from:
North Zone (Santa Cruz): Need to make your way to Fabrica Flex bus stop, Fernando Beautell, 25 38009 S/C Tenerife.
North Zone (Puerto de la Cruz) and South Zone: You will picked up from you hotels.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details).
If the hotel is near to Port colon, there is no hotel pick up.

Ending point

At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at the pick-up point.

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 4.5 hours catamaran cruise
  • Multi-lingual guide (English, French, German and Spanish)
  • Lunch
  • Plus free drinks such as water, soft drinks, beer and sangria

Do/Dont's

Carry sun- screen lotion, towels, and swimming costume. Don’t forget the camera! The water is usually calm but if you suffer from motion sickness consult a pharamacist about anti-seasickness medication

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Please state whether you require a vegetarian option for lunch when you make your booking.
If the hotel is near to Port colon, there is no hotel pick up.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • If the tour is cancelled due to bad weather, you will be offered another date, or, if this is not convenient, you will be given a refund.
  • Bring your swimming costume.
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Cancellation policy

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