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Whale and Dolphin Spotting Cruise

  • When does it run?
    From South Zone 2 hrs: Monday & Thursday
    From South Zone 3 hrs: Wednesday & Saturday
    From South Zone 4.5 hrs: Daily except Sunday
    From North Zone 4.5 hrs: Monday & Wednesday
  • Start time
    Summer (01 May - 31 Oct): 10:00am to 7:00pm
    Winter (01 Nov - 30 Apr): 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Duration
    2, 3 and 4.5 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • catamaran cruise
  • Multi-lingual guide (English, French, German and Spanish)
  • Lunch
  • Plus free drinks such as water, soft drinks, beer and sangria
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key 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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    From South Zone 2 hrs: Monday & Thursday
    From South Zone 3 hrs: Wednesday & Saturday
    From South Zone 4.5 hrs: Daily except Sunday
    From North Zone 4.5 hrs: Monday & Wednesday

  • Duration

    2, 3 and 4.5 hours

  • Start time

    Summer (01 May - 31 Oct): 10:00am to 7:00pm
    Winter (01 Nov - 30 Apr): 10:00am to 6:00pm

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details. If the hotel is near to Port colon, there is no hotel pick up.

    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.
    Please go to: motorway of the south TF1, Exit 28

  • Ending Point

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

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.

Inclusions & Exclusions

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

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.

Entry valid for 3 months from the date of purchase.

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.

Customer Reviews

  • briliant
    deirdre rump, United Kingdom 11/10/2017
  • Great trip!
    Gitte Nielsen, Denmark 03/18/2016
  • Outstanding Cruise
    Donte Hawkins, Germany 04/14/2014

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