Water activity

Tenerife: Whale Watching Catamaran Tour

Tenerife: Whale Watching Catamaran Tour

From US$ 33.36 per person

Take a boat excursion from Puerto Colon in southwest Tenerife and get almost guaranteed sightings of pilot whales. Pass by a fish farm looking for hungry dolphins, and keep your eyes open for massive squid!

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • See whales and dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Sail along Tenerife's spectacular southwest coast
  • Enjoy free on board drinks, included on price
  • Get a guaranteed whale and/or dolphin sighting, or get another ticket for free
  • Choose the 3-hour excursion if you want to add some time for snorkeling in the beautiful bay
Full description

Sail off the coast of southwest Tenerife on a 2-hour boat excursion looking for whales and dolphins. Depart from Puerto Colon, traveling 2 or 3 miles from the coast where pilot whales are located. The beautiful sea mammals live permanently in the area and are seen all year around.

Sailing by catamaran, pass by fish farms, where clever dolphins are often looking for an easy meal. The crew is knowledgeable about the whales and Tenerife's other marine life. Learn about the huge squids that can grow up to 40 feet in length and live 2,600 feet deep between Tenerife and La Gomera. If you choose the 3-hour option the catamaran will stop in the bay of Playa Espagueti and you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling off the boat.

Includes
  • Whale watching cruise
  • Free on board drinks, including water, soft drinks, and beer
  • Snorkeling set (if you choose the 3-hour option)
  • Transportation to the pier
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The boat has a maximum capacity of 50 people. The capacity is adjusted based on the government covid regulation
  • The time of the snorkeling is about 30 minutes but it can vary according to the time spent looking for the whale.
  • In order to protect the fauna, the boat can´t spend more than 15 minutes with the same group of whale, and needs to respect a certain distance
  • Please respect the measures imposed by the government at the time of your trip.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1240 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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This was a really enjoyable trip. We got to see dolphins, whales and turtles and lots of them. Closer to the boat than we expected. We had drinks and sandwiches on board. It was a lovely atmosphere with music playing. We were told interesting facts along the way. Then we stopped for a little swim/ snorkel if we wanted for 30 minutes. There was a toilet on board also so that was good. I went with a family group including children aged 8 and 10 ant they enjoyed it all as well as the adults aged between 22 and 42.

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October 31, 2021

We had a blast while out on the catamaran. I didn't expect to see the whales up close but they were! They were swimming right alongside our boat which was awesome. It was a beautiful day as well and the sea was calm. It's a great activity to do in Tenerife.

October 19, 2021

The departure is a bit disastrous from an organizational point of view. "Small group" but still 50 people on the boat ... But: We had the chance to see a lot of dolphins. Drinks were free, served twice and available during the trip. Diving in the water was a real pleasure as much to cool off as for the sight of the cliffs that surrounded us. Nice discovery. To be done again without hesitation. Little more, a sandwich per person for a snack.

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October 16, 2021

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