TENERIFE WHALE WATCHING

Discover the European Capital of Whale and Dolphin Watching in Tenerife, Whale Heritage Site and Mission Blue Hope Spot.

Unleash your sense of adventure and dive into a world of wonder with our whale & dolphin-watching excursions!

Get ready for an unforgettable journey where nature’s grandest spectacle unfolds before your eyes. With our expert guides, comfortable whale-watching boats, and a commitment to sustainability, we guarantee an experience like no other.

Book now and discover the magic of the open seas, where every moment is a breathtaking encounter with majestic marine animals.

Don’t miss out—join us for the ultimate whale-watching adventure today!

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2 HOUR CRUISES

SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT FOR 2HOUR SAILING OPTIONS

ROYAL DELFIN 2H MINI CRUISE FROM PUERTO COLON

FREE TRANSFER

Award Winning Sustainable Whale and Dolphin Watching 

ADULTS 30€ CHILD 15€ INFANT FREE

Best Seller! Catamaran with Submarine Vision!from Puerto Colon

BAHRIYELI 2H SAFARI FROM LOS CRISTIANOS

SAILING DAILY: 09:30, 12:30, 14:30

Sustainable Whale and Dolphin Watching!

Marine biologist onboard!

ADULTS 20€ – CHILD 12€ – INFANT 5€

Favorite option from the Port of Los Cristianos

FLIPPER UNO 2H FROM LOS GIGANTES

Sustainable Whale and Dolphin Watching

Swimming and Drinks included!

ADULTS 30€ CHILD 15€ INFANT FREE

Pirate boat adventure!

EXMARAN 2H FROM PUERTO COLON

Sustainable Whale and Dolphin Watching

Drinks included during the trip.

ADULTS 55€ CHILD 35€ INFANT FREE

LUXURY ITALIAN YATCH

OCEAN BLUE 2H FROM PUERTO COLON

Sustainable Whale and Dolphin Watching

Wheelchair accesible, Complimentary beverage  and a delicious sandwich included.

ADULTS 35€ CHILD 17€ INFANT FREE

3 HOUR CRUISES

SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT FOR 3HOUR SAILING OPTIONS

ROYAL DELFIN 3H ATLANTIC CRUISE

FREE TRANSFER

SAILING FROM PUERTO COLON

Award Winning Sustainable Whale and Dolphin Watching

Swimming stop in Spaghetti Beach. Drinks and lunch INCLUDED.

ADULTS 50€ – CHILD 25€ – INFANT FREE

Best Seller from Puerto Colon

FREEBIRD 3H WHALE WATCHING

SAILING DAILY  FROM PUERTO COLON AT 10:00AM. 

Whale and Dolphin Watching.

Swimming stop in La Caleta Bay.

Drinks &  Sandwich INCLUDED.

ADULTS 45€ – CHILD 22.50€ – INFANT FREE

FLIPPER UNO 3H WHALE WATCHING

SAILING FROM LOS GIGANTES. 

Whale and Dolphin Watching.

Swimming stop in MASCA Bay.

Drinks &  Lunch INCLUDED.

ADULTS 36€ – CHILD 18€ – INFANT FREE

OCEAN BLUE 3H WHALE WATCHING

SAILING FROM PUERTO COLON. 

Whale and Dolphin Watching.

Complimentary beverage (beer, water, or soft drink) and a delicious sandwich. Swimming break : Anchor at El Puertito or Playa de Las Vistas for a refreshing swim.

ADULTS 45€ – CHILD 22€ – INFANT FREE

4'5H CRUISES

SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT FOR 4'5HOUR SAILING OPTIONS

ROYAL DELFIN 4'5H CRUISE LOS GIGANTES MASCA

DAILY: 14:00

FREE TRANSFER

Award Winning Sustainable Whale and Dolphin Watching.

Selected drinks & Courtesy Lunch INCLUDED.

Los Gigantes Cliffs, Swimming stop in Masca Bay.

ADULTS 60€ – CHILD 30€ – INFANT FREE

FREEBIRD 4'5H CRUISE MASCA

DAILY: 14:00

SAILING DAILY FROM PUERTO COLON AT 13:15.

Whale and Dolphin Watching.

Selected drinks & Courtesy Lunch INCLUDED.

Los Gigantes Cliffs, Swimming stop in Masca Bay.

ADULTS 58€ – CHILD 29€ – INFANT FREE

ROYAL DELFIN 4'5H CRUISE LOS GIGANTES MASCA + NORTH TRANSFER

DAILY: 14:00

TRANSFER from PUERTO DE LA CRUZ

Award Winning Sustainable Whale and Dolphin Watching

Los Gigantes Cliffs, Swimming stop in Masca Bay.

Drinks & lunch INCLUDED.

ADULTS 65€ – CHILD 32.50€ – INFANT FREE

FREEBIRD 4'5H CRUISE MASCA + NORTH TRANSFER

DAILY: 13:15

TRANSFER from PUERTO DE LA CRUZ

Whale and Dolphin Watching

Swimming stop in Masca Bay.

Drinks & lunch INCLUDED.

ADULTS 63€ – CHILD 31.50€ – INFANT FREE

TEIDE BY NIGHT

TEIDE BY NIGHT

THE BEST NIGHT EXPERIENCE IN TENERIFE.

ADULTS: 79€

CHILD: 49€

BREATH TAKING VIEWS

ENJOY THE BREATHTAKING EVENING VIEWS FROM LAS CAÑADAS NATIONAL PARK.

DRINKS & DINNER INCLUDED

Included

Cava at the sunset

Three course dinner with drinks

 

STARGAZING AT ITS FINEST

Stargazing with telescopes

Stops within the national park

Specialized guide

PUERTO DE LA CRUZ

TEIDE BY NIGHT + TRANSFERS FROM PUERTO DE LA CRUZ EVERY WEDNESDAY!

Comfortable bus with air conditioning

WANT TO BOOK A PRIVATE SAILBOAT???

PRIVATE SAILBOAT CHARTER

SAILING DAILY.

Sustainable Whale and Dolphin Watching.

Swimming stop & Snorkeling equipment.

Drinks &  Lunch INCLUDED.

Minimum 3hours

Private Sailboat Charters

Daily from Puerto Colon

Sail from Puerto Colon, Costa Adeje. Sail the west coast of Tenerife in search of whales and dolphins while enjoying the sunkissed deck of your own private sailboat. Enjoy many different amenities catered to your needs! Contact us by Email for more information.

CHOOSE YOUR PORT OF DEPARTURE

PUERTO DE LA CRUZ

Whale Watching in South Tenerife with a transfer from Puerto de la Cruz.

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Answering Common Questions: To provide you with valuable information, here are some frequently asked questions about whale and dolphin watching in Tenerife:

Q: What are the best locations for whale and dolphin watching in Tenerife?

A: Tenerife offers several excellent locations for whale and dolphin watching, including Adeje, Puerto Colón, and Los Cristianos. These areas are known for their rich marine ecosystems and frequent sightings of these magnificent creatures.

Q: Which species of whales can be spotted during whale-watching tours in Tenerife?

A: Tenerife is home to a diverse range of whale species, including humpback whales, pilot whales, fin whales, and even the occasional blue whale. These tours provide a unique opportunity to witness these incredible creatures in their natural habitat.

Q: What is the best time of year for whale and dolphin watching in Tenerife?

A: Whale and dolphin watching in Tenerife is possible year-round, but the best time to spot them is generally from April to October when there is a higher concentration of these marine species in the area.

Q: How long do whale and dolphin watching tours in Tenerife typically last?

A: Most whale and dolphin watching tours in Tenerife last around 2-3 hours, providing ample time to search for and observe these magnificent creatures. Some operators also offer extended or customized tours for a more in-depth experience.

Q: Are there eco-friendly and sustainable whale and dolphin-watching tours available in Tenerife?

A: Yes, there are several tour operators in Tenerife that prioritize sustainable and eco-friendly practices. These operators adhere to responsible guidelines to ensure minimal impact on the marine environment and the well-being of the whales and dolphins.

Q: What types of dolphins can be seen during dolphin-watching tours in Tenerife?

A: Tenerife is home to various dolphin species, including bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, and Atlantic spotted dolphins. These playful and social creatures often put on a show for lucky spectators.

Q: Are there any restrictions or guidelines in place to protect the whales and dolphins during the tours?

A: Yes, whale and dolphin watching tours in Tenerife operate under strict regulations to ensure the safety and well-being of the animals. These guidelines include maintaining a safe distance, avoiding sudden movements, and respecting their natural behaviors.

Q: Can children participate in whale and dolphin watching tours in Tenerife?

A: Yes, many whale and dolphin-watching tours in Tenerife are suitable for children. It’s a great opportunity for them to learn about marine life and witness these incredible creatures up close. However, age restrictions may vary among different tour operators, so it’s best to check with them beforehand.

Q: What is the success rate of spotting whales and dolphins during these tours?

A: The success rate of spotting whales and dolphins during tours in Tenerife is typically quite high, 99%. However, it’s important to remember that these are wild animals, and their presence can vary depending on factors like seasonality, weather conditions, and natural behaviors.

Q: Can I capture photographs or videos during the whale and dolphin watching tours?

A: Absolutely! Most tour operators encourage visitors to capture their unforgettable moments during the tours. Just make sure to follow any guidelines provided by the operator to ensure the well-being of the animals and the safety of everyone on board.

Enjoy an experience of a lifetime. Promote Sustainable Whale Watching in Tenerife.

We offer sustainable cetacean, dolphin, and whale watching on boat excursions in the canary islands. All the boats provided by Tenerife Whale Watching and listed below. The Southwest Coastline of Tenerife is one of the most important areas to watch whales and dolphins. Whale Watching excursions sail in the Special Area of Conservation (ZEC) Teno-Rasca marine strip ES7020017 in Tenerife. This ZEC zone is integrated into the Natura 2000 Network.

Blue Boat Flag

We will ensure a correct, responsible, and sustainable sighting of whales and dolphins. First of all, the boat companies hold the “Blue Boat” flag. Above all, authorized by the Ministry of Tourism of the Canary Islands Government and by the Ministry of Environment of Spain.

Sustainability Charter: Whale and dolphin Watch in Tenerife.

Our main objective is to ensure the long-term survival of species and habitats of Europe. We want to help detain loss of biodiversity caused by the adverse impact of human activities, such as illegal boat excursion companies. Not only do they not commit to sustainable behavior but they also do not follow the rules and regulations proposed by the Government.

With this in mind responsibility for our ocean is yours. Because you should be part of a unique sustainable whale watching experience.

Natura 2000.

A European ecological network of biodiversity conservation areas. It is made up of Special Areas of Conservation (ZEC) designated in accordance with the Habitats Directive, and Special Protection Areas for Birds (ZEPA), in addition, established by virtue of the Birds Directive. These are the breeding grounds for our two resident species.

Tenerife Whale Heritage Site.

The Tenerife La Gomera Whale Heritage Site has become an important whale-watching destination. Its unique resident population of pilot whales can be found alongside a high diversity of other whales and dolphin species. All can be observed in the Special Area of Conservation (ZEC Zone).

Mission Blue Hope Spot

The brilliant blue waters between the Canary Islands of Tenerife and La Gomera have been called the “Hawaii of Europe” for being one of the finest examples in the world of a thriving pelagic archipelago system. Within the waves lives an extraordinary assemblage of open-ocean species, including the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus), also known as the “cheetahs of the sea”. More than 700,000 visitors travel each year from every corner of the globe to whale and bird watch, SCUBA dive and hike along the islands’ scenic cliffs.

SUSTAINABLE WHALE AND DOLPHIN WATCHING BOAT TRIPS IN TENERIFE

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Chance for Whale and Dolphin watching in Tenerife.

Whales and Dolphins have always held a fascination for man. As a result, the chance for watching and photographing them in their natural habitat is no longer a privilege reserved for specialists and scientists. Make whale and dolphin watching a  highlight in your holidays. It is important to realize that many boat companies offer trips and cruises to see these creatures in places like Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Norway, California, Mexico, Azores, and … TENERIFE.

Whale and Dolphin Watching in Tenerife Statistics.

According to our whale and dolphin watching statistics and experience in whale migration and whale and dolphin watching boat excursions, we have calculated for you the chance of sighting these marine mammals. Surprisingly there is no better sighting time or area throughout the day. Due to this everything can change due to current weather conditions, water currents, food availability, etc. To point out that although the chances may be high, as a result, remember that these are wild animals and cannot guarantee sightings at all times. 

Best Whale Watching in Tenerife Boat Tours, Excursions, and Charters.

Experience the best whale watching tours in Tenerife. Taking care of our oceans and their environment is easy. Simply choose your excursion on one of our sustainable companies to protect their natural environment. At Tenerife Whale Watching we have made it easy for you to choose the best charters. With this in mind, all the necessary important information is right here on this website. We are the best local whale-watching boat providers.

Be conscious and help protect our marine life and oceans by choosing only between the boats listed below.

Help protect our marine life by choosing any of the boats departing from all the ports located on the southwest coastline. A Daytrip for the whole family on the best whale watching tours. Choose between charters, sailboats, catamarans, or RIB. Be a marine biologist for the day, snorkel our blue sea, and listen to them communicate by a hydrophone. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars and fully charged camera. This is an experience of a lifetime you will not want to miss.

Sustainable Cetacean Watching in Tenerife: Boat trips & Excursions.

Tenerife: located in a prime location for whale and dolphin observation. In the first place, we have many sustainable boat trips or excursions offering this experience, therefore you will find the best whale and dolphin watching here. More importantly, we want to be your whale & dolphin watching guide for boat trips in Tenerife. Spend some family time on a boat trip for all ages. Discover marine life on one of our whale-watching tours. Sail and discover wildlife in their migrating routes and also keep an eye out for our marine birds.

The Best Whale Watch Tours in the southwest coast of Tenerife.

The best whale-watching tours you will find on the southwest coast of sunny Tenerife. Set sail from the main ports located on the coastal line between Las Galletas and Los Gigantes, being the main departure port of Puerto Colon in Playa de las Americas.

Certainly, we will show you the best companies in the business. All boats sail from the South West Coast of Tenerife. The two top sailing destinations are Los Gigantes and La Caleta. Let us provide you with the best sustainable excursions, and whale and dolphin boat trips Tenerife has to offer. Registered by the Ministry of Tourism.  Observation of Whales and dolphins has never been easier, with a success rate of 99%.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

TWW: Important notice

According to WebTenerife, all boat trips, excursions & vessels listed here comply and commit to all obligations and responsibilities to ensure a Sustainable Whale and Dolphin Experience on the South West Coast of Tenerife in the ZEC Zone. A reminder to everyone that swimming with wild dolphins and or whales in Tenerife is prohibited by law in Spain. Please help our environment by choosing boats that only offer sustainable whale watching in Tenerife. This intention is to ensure and protect the lives of these wild peaceful creatures. With this in mind be responsible for the ocean. 

Also feel free to check our FAQ and Cancellation Policy.

Blue Boat regulations         Carta por la sostenibilidad del avistamiento de cetáceos         Tenerife Whale Heritage Site