Dolphin watching in Tenerife is one of the most popular activities among our visitors, as there are up to 21 different species of whales and dolphins. If you want to experience such an adventure on the Atlantic Ocean, then read this blog post.
Respect and care for the environment with the Quality Charter of Whale Watching
If you want to see cetaceans in the wild, the best way is to book an excursion with one of the companies attached to the Quality Charter of Whale Watching.
This not only ensures that you are accompanied by experts who can answer all your questions and tell you interesting things about the animals, but also follow guidelines to avoid disturbing the animals and protecting the environment.
Companies that voluntarily participate in the Quality Charter commit working together to clean up the oceans and to collaborate with various scientific teams to conserve the marine environment.
Watch whales and dolphins in Tenerife
The chance to see cetaceans in Tenerife is very good, as the probability on boat trips is up to 100%, on 80% of the days of the year.
The reason why we have so good possibilities is because in the waters of Tenerife there are resident populations of pilot whales and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.
Where to observe dolphins in Tenerife
The southwest coast of the island is the ideal place to observe cetaceans in Tenerife because it is the area where most of the populations of marine mammals live and where companies offer their excursions. Los Cristianos, Puerto Colón and Los Gigantes are the main ports, with different options according to your needs:
Two-hour excursion to watch dolphins in Tenerife
If you don’t have much time then it is best to do a short two-hour tour. In this case the boat drives directly to the animals. You can also combine this trip with other activities in the south of the island.
Three to four hour excursion to observe cetaceans in Tenerife
If you have more time, it will be worth to spend two or three hours. Here you can enjoy a meal on board as well as a small break in a nearby cove where you can take a dip.
The boats that offer this type of excursion tend to be larger and therefore you have more space of movement and comfort.
Five-hour boat tours in Tenerife
These trips are made on the largest and most spacious boats, as you will spend a lot of time at sea. Not only can you spot whales and dolphins in Tenerife, but you can also visit the most iconic places on the coast of our island. Los Gigantes for example are imposing cliffs of up to 600 metres high. In the time of the Guanches, the indigenous people of Tenerife, the imposing natural monument was called “The Wall of Hell”.
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