Whale Watching Information

Blue Boat regulations          Carta por la sostenibilidad del avistamiento de cetáceos


On this page of Whale Watching Information, there is a lot of significantly unsaid and miscomunicated information about whale watching tours in Tenerife. Overall here you will find information about rules, regulations and  sustainable practices. This activity in particular is very popular in Tenerife. As a reminder, Tenerife is europes most important place for cetacea watching. Thanks to migration routes passing through the stretch of water between La Gomera and Tenerife. Also to point out its extensive marine wildlife that you can find along the coastline and waters.

In short, links posted on here, firstly offers as a guide as to what to expect. Secondly to provide enough information about sustainability to the consumer. And most importantly explain the negative impacts if things are not done accordingly to the law.

Best Practices & Useful Information for Co-Operating.

Above all with view to protecting and conserving cetaceans and marine environment. We suggest the following best practises.

Charter for Sustainability.

Important to realize that this is a voluntary commitment of whale watching companies. With respect for cetaceans and the environment. While offering a significant and transformative tourist experience for the client.

Vessels authorized to perform whale watching.

Uniquely distinguished by carrying a yellow flag with the “Blue Boat” logo.


The space called Teno-Rasca Marine Strip.

Located in the western sector of the island of Tenerife. Notably it covers an area of ​​69,489.68 hectares. It bathes the coastline of the municipalities of Buenavista del Norte, Santiago del Teide, Guía de Isora, Adeje and Arona.


Sustainable Whale Watching Ports of Departure

Until now there are five different ports. Therefore all sailing from the southwest coastline of Tenerife. You will find catamarans, sailboats, Rib’s and other vessels. All authorized by the governement for Cetacean Watching. Some offer underwater experience through their submarine cabin windows. Also others offer onboard marine biologist for a more educational value. Some even have onboard hydrophones to listen to whales and dolphins comunicate. Consider a private charter and tailor your own whale watching experience. With this in mind not all boats offer snorkel equipment.

Departures from



Costa Adeje


Departures from

Puerto de Los Gigantes

Santiago del Teide

Departures from

Puerto de Playa San Juan

Guía de Isora