Whale and dolphin watching

The south-west coast of Tenerife is a truly outstanding location for the observation of free-living whales as there are colonies of pilot whales and dolphins which remain here throughout the year. They live so close to the coast that Tenerife has become the most important place in Europe for the number of persons who carry out free-living-whale-watching.  
You can find up to twenty-one different species in these waters from the giant blue whale to the frightening killer whale. There are two resident populations, the pilot whale and the bottlenose dolphin, which can be observed on perhaps 80% of the days of the year, with a sighting percentage of close to 100%. 

An opportunity that you should not allow to slip through your fingers as there are few locations on Earth which offer this wide range at such a tiny distance from your hotel. Half a million people who visit our whales each year can’t be wrong.


  • Tips


    EQUIPMENT To ensure an unforgettable experience, we recommend the following check-list before taking part in one of the whale or dolphin tours: Check the...[+]

  • Curiosities


    WHY DO THEY LIVE HERE? For various reasons pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have settled off the south west coast of Tenerife and have become permanent...[+]

  • Species


    We can find up to 21 different species in Tenerife’s waters; from the colossal blue whale to the feared killer whale. It can be difficult to differentiate one...[+]

  • Whale watching tour

    Whale watching tour  

    Tenerife is a unique destination and there is a 95% chance of going out on any one of these tours throughout the year and being able to see some of whales or...[+]

  • Rules to follow when observing

    Rules to follow when observing  

    Pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins are protected by several national and international laws and regulations, which aim to control any human activity that may...[+]

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