Sustainable Whale & Dolphin Watching Boat Excursions in Tenerife

Tenerife Whale Watching Boats

Marine, Sea Wildlife & Ocean Friendly Excursions.

Here you will find all the boats that offer sustainable dolphin and whale watching boat excursions off the South and South West Coast of Tenerife. Remember that the SW Coast of Tenerife is a protected area. Choosing one of these boats ensures the well being aswell as a sustainable approach towards their environment and habitat. Come and explore the different cetacea species that can be found in our coastline. Take a cruise and enjoy some of the largest animals of our planet. Discover marine animals like whales, dolphins and other wildlife onboard one of the whale watching cruises we have to offer. We have a very high success rate in spotting cetacea in our Teno Masca Marine Strip.


Whales and dolphins can be seen all year long in Tenerife

One of the best things to do in Tenerife is to join a boat trip. Departuring from many of the ports located on the south Southwest coast of Tenerife and look for whales and dolphins. On this website you will find everything you need to know about Tenerifes Sustainable Whale Watching boats. Also about its protected marine wildlife and why you should book a sustainable whale and dolphin watching tour during your stay on Tenerife.

Tenerife is the best place in Europe to see whales and dolphins in their natural environment. Boats listed on Tenerife Whale Watching offer daily departures. They also offer this exclusive experience to anyone who would like to discover these animal in the wild.

With different types of excursions to choose from, some including lunch and swimming stops in a crystal water bays, we are sure that you will enjoy an experience of a lifetime. Boat excursions leave from 5 different ports of the island.

Port of Playa San Juan

The old fishing village of Playa San Juan offers whale watching trips in the muncipality of Guia de Isora. With its renovated beach and promenade,  local fresh fish restaurants, cafeterias and even a award winning bakery. If you are in Playa San Juan be sure to pass by this famous bakery located in the town square called 100% Pan y Pastelería. Grab some breakfast before heading out on your whale watching adventure. Playa San Juan has many things to offer.

Port of Los Cristianos

One of the island’s earliest ports, Port of Los Cristianos is the main port of departure for ferries. All heading towards the Islands of El Hierro, La Palma and the famous Island of La Gomera. The beach promenade of Los Cristianos has a great selection of local bars, fish restaurants and cafeterias with terraces offering views of the sea and port.

Two main beaches around this port are the beach of Los Cristianos and the big beach of Las Vistas located in front of San Telmo. Which is also known for its bars, restaurants, and terraces.

Being such a small port for leisure activities, the sustainable whale watching companies there are of the smaller and more familiar comfortable kind. Offering trips to the cliffs of Los Cristianos, which are not as big as the ones of Los Gigantes. Its water and coves are filled with dolphins and turtles. Most of these boats offer small excursions that last from 2 to 3 hours. Some even offering swimming stops and sailing all the way to Palm-Mar.

The Port Of Los Gigantes

This is the northernmost port located next to the majestic cliff of Los Gigantes. These Cliffs can reach up to 600m in height making them one of the most visited natural attractions of the island of Tenerife. With the famous village of Masca hidden between the ravines, this emblematic place offers breathtaking views both from land and from the sea. If you would like to experience these breathtaking views from the sea, be sure to choose excursions that sail all the way to Los Gigantes. Most boats sailing from Puerto Colon offer whale watching sailing trips all the way to Los Gigantes and back, and of course from the Port of Los Gigantes.

Puerto Colon Las Americas

This port is one of the major departure points for many companies that offer whale watching trips. Being located in the heart of South Tenerife’s Tourism industry it is one of the favorite departure ports. Located near most of the southern island hotels. Important to point out the advantage of some whale watching companies offering transport from hotels or selected pick up points. It makes it one of the most comfortable ports to choose your excursion due to location and facilities. 

There are many beaches also located near Puerto Colon like Costa Adeje Beach, Fañabe Beach, Troya Beach and Duque Beach. These are the main beaches for the island visitors to lay in and soak up the sun, many also offering watersport activities such as paddleboards, pedalos, snorkeling, parasailing and jet ski.

Marina Del Sur, Port of Las Galletas

The port of Las Galletas, commonly known also as the Marina del Sur, is located in the fishing village of Las Galletas. This small fishing village located on the other side of Montaña de Guaza has a very pictorial port. Also where you can enjoy some great tapas in María Tapas or Enjoy Gastrobar. Two venues located at the very end of the port offering local produce and nice views of the marina.

There are also many more bars and restaurants that offer fresh fish. Brought directly from the marina’s fishmonger that is located on the eastern side of the village with views overlooking the Las Galletas pebble beach.