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Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Canary Islands

From US$46.01
  • Enjoy whale and dolphin watching with an expert guide in the Canary Islands
  • Experience a sailing trip on board an authentic, Canarian fishing vessel
  • Morning and afternoon departures to easily fit the tour into your schedule
Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Canary Islands
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Everyone wants to see dolphins and whales in their natural environment, but finding the best spots to observe these wild creatures can be difficult. On a sailing tour that values conservation, benefit from your guide’s expertise to locate these animals, and admire them in all their natural glory, while gaining insight into the Atlantic’s native wildlife and the work done to protect it.
What to Expect
Depart at a time that suits your schedule, either in the morning or afternoon. Meet at the Valle Gran Rey harbor, ensuring you arrive 10 minutes before departure time, and then meet your captain, guide, and small group. Board your traditional fishing vessel and sail out to known spots teeming with marine life.
This tour works closely with programs aiming to protect cetaceans, by establishing ocean reserves and using sailing techniques to ensure the wild animal’s comfort when being observed. Listen as your guides share their knowledge and highlight the importance of conservation and respectful whale watching.
Each tour is different, based on the creature’s natural behavior in their habitats. Enjoy the sun and sea, as you explore the ocean in an authentic Canarian fishing boat, before returning to your original departure point with new insight into these remarkable creatures and the work done to protect them.
Reviews (36)
1 - 5 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Responsible and exciting whale & dolphin watching

We spent an exciting 3h admiring the a multitude of Atlantic spotted dolphins and a large whale (possibly a Sei) from a traditional Canarian fishing boat. The trip leader (Nicole) took pains to make sure everyone in a multi-lingual (German, English and Spanish) group was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Roman W
Reviewed 2 February 2019
A gem of a day

10 of us in total, including captain and guide. Yes. I felt a little sea sick but that was amply compensated for by the thrill of almost being able to touch the pilot whales and loggerhead turtle. There were also many bottle nosed dolphins alongside...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank _spregnall
Reviewed 25 October 2017
Great trip - would recommend

We had a great trip with very helpful host. This is a small boat with dubious toilet facilities (bucket in a cupboard) so not for the squeamish! We saw a large pod of Sperm whales and a pilot whale and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mmkm1957
Reviewed 18 April 2017
Up close and personal

Very helpful staff helped us book an outing around our travel requirements (didn't want to drive across the island in the evening after an afternoon outing). This is a much smaller boat than other operators on the island (max 10 passengers) and therefore has very...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 13 January 2017
respectful whale and dolphin watching

Always a pleasure to go out with the small boats from oceano. That's the way whale and dolphin watching should be done. Small groups, the captain has a great knowledge and the dolphins are carefully approached and they stay in a distance. If the dolphins...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Leopardess69
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