Whale Watching Cruise in Tenerife
Duration: 2 hours Super Easy Join a Marine Biologist
Why we love this tour
Set off on one of the most exciting adventures on Earth. There’s nothing like a close encounter with majestic whales in the clear waters of Tenerife.
- See up-close one of the most amazing animals of the earth
- Observe whales and dolphins in their natural environment
- Navigate beautiful turquoise waters
- Great fun for everyone
“Thar she blows!” After hearing these words, you know a whale is nearby. This is how a whaler hails the ship’s crew when sighting the massive sea mammal spouting water into the air. It is also a pretty common expression around the southwest coast of Tenerife.
The turquoise and calm sea of this part of the Atlantic is one of the best spots to observe whales in their natural environment. More than 21 species live in the area. On the best days, visitors can see these gigantic creatures making a cloud of bubbles, flipping flippers and flukes out of the sea, or even greeting visitors on the surface of the water.
Your boat departs at 9:00 a.m. from Las Galletas beach, where your marine biologist guide waits for you at the meeting time. In case you decide to drive, there is a parking area just next to the marina (1 euro per hour).
Onboard, your captain gives you short instructions concerning safety, and your guide talks about the species of whales and dolphins that you are likely to encounter.
After that, the captain navigates the ship a bit offshore. This is your chance to glance around and see different views over Tenerife and its neighbor La Gomera.
A few minutes later, the boat stops in the area where you are most likely to spot whales. The most common species visitors get to see is the short-finned pilot whale because they like to rest on the surface of the water. Your guide shares information about all animals you see and takes pictures of your trip. All you need to worry about is watching.
Need to know before you go
Due to the whales’ wild nature, we can't guarantee visitors will see them. However, encounters with these sea mammals are very common on this trip.
Toilet, showers, restaurant, and shops near the starting point.
You should arrive 15 minutes earlier to avoid any inconvenience.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. We cannot reimburse later cancellations.
In case of cancellation from our side for the reason of unfavorable weather conditions, we will agree on a different time or return your full payment.
Marina del Sur (Las Galletas) - Dock 5
Torre de control, 2ª planta, Las Galletas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Provided bySurf Life Tenerife
Reviews for this provider
6 May 2019
Ambitious and very charming surf coach. Small group of 4 which gave enough time to support every single person. Weather was beautiful too. Will definitely do it again! 😎