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Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

1. Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

Set sail in the Atlantic on an unforgettable eco-friendly dolphin and whale watching boat day trip in Tenerife. Get all food and drinks included onboard, plus the chance to have a swim whilst at sea. Start your marine adventure by meeting your crew at the dock for a quick safety briefing. Then, set sail towards ideal dolphin and whale watching hotspots on a catamaran equipped with fuel-efficient technology designed to greatly reduce its carbon footprint. Time to get out your phone or camera while cruising the Teno-Rasca Whale Sanctuary, part of Tenerife’s official Special Conservation Zone that protects vulnerable marine wildlife and habitats. Enjoy the views from the boat as you pass beaches such as Playa de las Américas and Playa de los Cristianos on the way. Even spot the famous Mount Teide from the water on clear days. Spot dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, safe in the knowledge that you are also simultaneously respecting it. Benefit from your crew’s expert commentary and underwater audio equipment to bring the sounds of the ocean onto your deck. Even enjoy some time to swim in the Atlantic waters before heading back to shore. On the 3-hour tour, you will be served drinks and a small sandwich. If you want even more time at sea, book the extended option that includes an onboard lunch with rice and chicken. Vegetarian options are also available. Gain 2 extra hours with the "extended" option to explore more parts of the coastline, including the impressive cliffs at Los Gigantes, and the exclusive bay at Masca Beach that once served as a pirate hideaway.

Morro Jable: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

2. Morro Jable: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

Enjoy a journey of discovery on the waters of the Jandía Nature Park in search of some of the friendliest and most sociable creatures on the planet. Observe playful dolphins and beautiful whales among the waves. Head out onto the Atlantic Ocean and spend 1.5 hours watching the waves for dolphins and whales with your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy sweeping views of Fuerteventura’s stunning coastline during your experience.

La Graciosa: Island Cruise with Lunch and Water Activities

3. La Graciosa: Island Cruise with Lunch and Water Activities

Start your day with pickup from the main tourist resorts in Lanzarote and head to the northern village of Órzola. Board an express ferry at 11:00 AM to La Graciosa island at the port of Caleta del Sebo. Enjoy a welcome mojito cocktail on arrival. After cruising for a while, at around 1:30 PM, drop anchor at the French Beach. Enjoy a refreshing swim and try some of the water activities. Then, sit down for a traditional Spanish paella and fresh fruit lunch on board an hour later. Make use of the free bar with unlimited draft beer, sangria, soft drinks, and water. Also, benefit from free Wi-Fi on your journey to and from Lanzarote. and the assistance of an English–speaking travel guide. Return at around 4:00 PM with a brief stop in La Graciosa.

Fuerteventura: Sailing with Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching

4. Fuerteventura: Sailing with Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching

The tour starts with a visit to the harbor to marvel at the beautiful manta rays that live here and watch this beautiful creature swimming along the bottom of the sea floor. After the manta ray viewing, it's time to hop on board your sailing boat for the day for a short briefing of the day’s itinerary. Then it’s time to set sail and leave the harbor, heading out towards the open seas the captain will bring up the sails and turn off the engine. Listen to the radio communications from local fishermen and listen out for sightings of marine wildlife, including dolphins and whales. If they’re in the area, the captain will sail the boat towards them for the chance to take some photos and admire these elegant creatures up close. During the rest of the sail, enjoy the stunning sea views that surround you and soak up the glorious Fuerteventura sunshine. After about 2 hours of sailing, the captain drops anchor and there’s time for swimming and snorkeling in the shimmering blue waters. After your swim, enjoy a selection of tapas dishes made from local recipes and relax with a drink as you sail back to shore.

Lanzarote: Catamaran Cruise to the Papagayo Beaches

5. Lanzarote: Catamaran Cruise to the Papagayo Beaches

You’ll be picked up at your resort and transferred to the port in Puerto del Carmen to board the Lineas Romero sailing catamaran. Once you’ve been welcomed on board you’ll be served a refreshing Mojito cocktail and a tapa and receive a short introduction by the experienced crew. On this 4-hour excursion, the I Love Papagayo catamaran will sail southwest to the southern tip of Lanzarote. Your destination is the Costa de Papagayo, where the beaches are golden and the natural environment is still untouched. The captain will drop anchor and you’ll have plenty of free time to enjoy the sun and the many water sports on offer. Lunch will be served on board before you head back to port. The bus will be waiting to take you back to your resort.

Lanzarote: Dolphins at Sunset Sailing Cruise

6. Lanzarote: Dolphins at Sunset Sailing Cruise

Set sail for the sunset on this 2-hour evening cruise on a catamaran. Admire the beautiful colors along the horizon as you relax on deck with refreshments and delicious canapés. Be welcomed aboard with a chilled mojito as the crew prepares the sails. Then, head for the sea and admire the stunning views of Puerto del Carmen’s coastline while trying to spotts dolphins around (being wild animals, their sighting cannot be guaranteed) As you sail, enjoy a selection of delicious canapés as well as a complimentary drink of your choice. Feel the sea breeze roll by as you take in the panoramic views of the sun setting on the horizon.

Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

7. Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

Enjoy a day of fun in the sun with this catamaran cruise from Gran Canaria. Stop to snorkel thorugh crystal-clear waters or take a ride on the banana boat. Cool off with chilled beer, sangria, juice, and soft drinks. Listen to DJ music and admire beaches like Tiritaña and Tauro. Your coastal adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in the south of Gran Canaria before you board one of Spain's most spectacular catamarans. On the boat, take advantage of the many luxury facilities while the friendly staff serve you a refreshing welcome drink. Set sail onto the sea and feel the cool breeze provide respite from the hot Spanish sunshine as you travel to a selection of hidden beaches off the coast of the island. Enjoy stunning panoramic views along the way and marvel at the crystal clear waters of Tiritaña, Perchel and Tauro. As you explore the island, sit back and relax on one of the boat’s 15 Balinese-style beds, and listen to the music spun by one of the onboard DJs. Feast on a gastronomic menu made from premium produce, and sip on a sparkling glass of champagne or deliciously cold beer. At the next destination, the tropical beach of Anfi del Mar, soak up the warm Mediterranean sun on deck or cool off in the sea with some fun water activities.

La Palma: 3-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Experience

8. La Palma: 3-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Experience

Depart from Puerto de Tazacorte where you’ll board the Flipper and receive a warm welcome from the crew. Set sail in search of dolphins and whales, listen to the crew share information about these fascinating creatures, and learn about their marine environment. Cruise around the beautiful coast of La Palma, which is home to up to 29 different types of cetaceans, and enjoy the unique opportunity to see a wide variety of whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Visit the famous Cueva Bonita, a volcanic cave formed by ocean erosion. Soak up the magical atmosphere before heading to another idyllic cave, where if the conditions are right, you can take a swim in the glistening waters.

Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

9. Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

Enjoy a 2.5-hour trip by boat along the waters surrounding Gran Canaria and see beautiful dolphins and whales up close. There is a bar aboard for those who wish to buy some drinks during the trip. The boat will come as close as possible to these amazing sea creatures so that you can experience their natural habitat from as close as possible. Take photos as you watch whales and dolphins play.

Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch

10. Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch

Experience a cruise through the coasts of the Janía Natural Park, perfect for the whole family. Receive a warm welcome as you climb aboard the Odysee 3, one of the few ships able to take you to see dolphins and whales. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your hotel before sailing the open seas in search of dolphins and whales. Relax in the sun and feel the sea breeze on your face as you listen to music. Stop to snorkel, kayak, paddle surf, or swim. At noon, enjoy a delicious Canarian lunch. Watch seagulls playing in the air above you. Go below deck and look through the underwater viewing deck. Return to the shore and drive back to your hotel in south Fuerteventura or your pickup point.

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What people are saying about Canary Islands

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,690 reviews

This was a great cruise, saw dolphins and whales. Loved this and would definitely go again... this was the 2 hour cruise we done , so much cheaper and saw everything we where supposed to. Would totally recommend

Helpful hotel pick up. Great fun on the boat - plenty of drinks available, good food and fun to stop off in the sea! Very helpful customer support, too.

Very good experience, we really enjoyed the walk and the excursion, we missed seeing the turtles, but without a doubt I recommend doing the activity

Fun day trip to La Graciosa with food and drinks included The kayaking at playa de los Franceses was awesome

Lovely staff and very attentive thanks for a lovely day