Tenerife Whale & Dolphin Watching Questions

FAQ about Whale & Dolphin Watching

Here we will answer all your FAQ about whale and dolphin watching on Tenerife. If you have any other questions which are not answered below please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will get to you as soon as posible with an answer.

FAQ about Bookings

Do I have to book the whale watching tour in advance?

We highly recommend you book your whale watching tour in advance. There is a great demand for Tenerife whale watching tours and sailing trips. We always recommend booking one week before.

How do I book a whale watching tour?

You can book our Tenerife whale watching tours and sailing trips through our online booking system. You will be dealing directly with the vessel company on a secure server.

How long are the tours?

Our different companies offer different tour lengths, being the usual 2hours, 3hours or 4’5hours. If you wish to book a personalized or private chárter please check our these boats.

If my whale watching trip is cancelled?

When trips are cancelled we will do our best to get you out on the next trip possible. Should your trip be cancelled you have to contact your boat operator booking office (information in your confirmation email) and ask for your booking to be transferred.

Is it all right to bring young children?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome. Some boats also allow to take strollers with you on board.

FAQ about Marine Wildlife

What is the best time to go whale watching?

All times are good to go whale watching here in Tenerife, thanks to our special climate all year round. Whether it’s in the morning, midday, or afternoon, but remember that we are dealing with wild nature. But with a 99% success rate, the chances are definitely in your favour!

Are we certain to see whales and or dolphins?

Our success rate in observing whales and dolphins over the past years is outstanding, with a 99% success rate. With that in mind we must remember that whales and dolphins are wild animals that roam freely from place to place covering vast distances in a short amount of time. That is why seeing whales or dolphins out in the wild can never be guaranteed compared to seeing whales or dolphins in a zoo or enclosed area. We do guarantee though is that the odds of sighting whales or dolphins in Tenerife are excellent.

What whale or dolphins species can I expect to see?

The element of surprise is one of the things that makes whale watching so exciting. We simply never know what sea creatures you might come across. Over the years the Short finned pilot whale has been among the most commonly sighted member of the cetacean family which includes whales and dolphins.
Short Finned Pilot Whales and Bottlenose Dolphins are seen quite frequently, and the Orca or Killer Whale has recently been a special guest in the spring/summer season. Ocasionally sea turtles come to the surface.

Is it posible to observe the whales and dolphins under the water?

Yes, with the Royal Delfín it is possible to observe whales and dolphins underwater through their submarine visión.

Is it posible to listen to the whales and dolphins when they comunicate?

Yes, with White Tenerife, Atlantic Eco Experience or Big Smile it is possible to listen while observing these magnificent mammals with a special onboard hydrophone.

Departures from

Puerto Colón

Costa Adeje


Departures from

Puerto de Los Gigantes

Santiago del Teide

Departures from

Puerto de Playa San Juan

Guía de Isora

Departures from

Puerto de Las Galletas