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Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

1. 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.

Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

2. Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

Cruise along the southwestern coastline of Gran Canaria. Relax in style and take in views of beautiful beaches and dramatic cliffs and coves. Enjoy 4.5 hours of relaxation, fun, and adventure on an award-winning luxury catamaran.  Head out with the captain on a speedboat ride. Swim and snorkel, or take advantage of the discounts on donut rides, or on jet skiing and parasailing experiences. Enjoy a delicious buffet prepared for you by the crew. Savor traditional potatoes served with mojo sauce, chicken in Italian sauce, and a choice of salads and bread rolls. Drinks are always available: choose from sangria, beer, soft drinks, juice, and water.

Las Palmas: Las Canteras Beach 3-Hour Snorkeling Trip

3. Las Palmas: Las Canteras Beach 3-Hour Snorkeling Trip

Take a trip beneath the crystal clear waters of Las Canteras off the coast of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. and see a menagerie of lively ocean life. As you explore the seabed, your knowledgeable guides will make sure that you're comfortable and safe at all times. Meet your guide at Las Canteras beach. Jump into the water after putting on your equipment and receiving a brief safety tutorial. Once underwater, you’ll be immersed in a world of aquatic beauty.  See some of the octopi, parrotfish, sea cucumbers, rays, and other fish that are native to the area. Spot marine life hiding in the rocks with the help of your eagle-eyed guide. Use small identification boards to make it easier to identify different species of fish. Learn about the geology and ecosystem off of the Playa de Las Canteras. Snorkelers of all levels will find this excursion to be fun and fascinating. Spend 1 to 1.5 hours in the water, reaching a maximum depth of 5 meters. Enjoy refreshments of water and fresh fruit after your tour.

Spain: Guided Day Tour to Gran Canaria Rainforest

4. Spain: Guided Day Tour to Gran Canaria Rainforest

Immerse yourself on the north side of Gran Canaria and get a real taste of the island. Contemplate the ruins of a famous old wellness center, nestled in the Barranco de Azuaje. Visit the Los Tilos de Moya interpretation center, and prepare your knowledge for an enchanting walk in the laurel forest. Get whisked away in the morning, and experience a scenic drive to the north of the island. Discover where the beautiful wild meets man-made construction in the ravine of Barranco de Azuaje. Interpret your surroundings and learn about local species and nature at the Los Tilos de Moya, and transcend in a gentle and calming walk through the rainforest. Gain a new perspective, and arrive in Valle de Agaete. Experience a guided tour of the strange and beautiful Finca-Bodega Los Berrazales, surrounded by local fruit trees, and coffee plantations. Soak in stunning scenic, panoramic views before heading to Agaete. Sink into the dazzling natural pools before being returned to your hotel.

Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

5. Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

Embark on an excursion of a duration of 1 hour or 2 hours, depending on the option selected. First get acquainted with your surefooted and gentle horses, with companions suitable for all ages and levels of horseriding ability. With your expert guide, set off on the mountain trails and discover the beautiful and rugged volcanic landscape of Gran Canaria. See tropical plantations, the sight of large sand dunes in the distance, and admire the vista of Maspalomas Beach. Arrive back at the ranch, where you can purchase a refreshing drink and some snacks. Feel free to visit the farm animals who live onsite, before your activity finishes.

Gran Canaria: Off-Road Jeep Safari

6. Gran Canaria: Off-Road Jeep Safari

Enjoy the captivating scenery of Gran Canaria on an off-road jeep adventure. Discover an amazing mix of history and beautiful natural scenery. Get picked up from your accommodations and go off-road in a jeep from Salobre to Lake Chira. Take in the spectacular views of Roque Noblo. Rest up with a coffee break in Tirajana and visit the town's historic church. Drive through the Valley of the Thousand Palms to the captivating village of Fataga. Have a last stop at Mirador Las Moscas before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

7. Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

Embark on a canyoning adventure: descend into a canyon, travel through the water course and enjoy exercises such as walking, jumping, swimming, abseiling. You will be dressed with neopren, helmet, and security personal equipment (harness, carabiner and descender). Once changed, walk towards the beginning of the canyon and begin your unforgettable experience where no experience at all is required.  Then, depending on the choosen canyon, you will go through laurisilva forests, descending waterfalls (summer season), or jumping from different heights and sliding down natural slides (winter season).

Playa del Inglés: Surfing Class - No Experience Required

8. Playa del Inglés: Surfing Class - No Experience Required

Become a surfer for the day in the perfect year-round weather conditions of Gran Canaria. Visit the most beautiful beaches on the island, and discover the best waves for learning. From beginners to advanced, the lesson can cater to your needs, providing maximum fun and maximum safety. Classes begin with a theory lesson in the surf school at the foot of the spectacular sand dunes of Maspalomas. The video class is a fun, uncomplicated session that will soon set you up for a day in the water. Then, it's time to get wet and put theory into action. Once you have located the best beach conditions, your instructors will be in the water with you at all times, making sure that you get the most out of your session. As a mobile unit, the instructors will determine the best conditions on your lesson day, meaning you will not only learn how to surf, but will discover some of the most beautiful spots on Gran Canaria, and get to experience the island’s surf culture up close.

Gran Canaria: Afternoon Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drink

9. Gran Canaria: Afternoon Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drink

Spend a lazy afternoon on a beautiful catamaran cruise along the coast of Gran Canaria and enjoy a delicious meal out at sea. Cruise along the southwest coast and get amazing views of the fishing village of Mogan as you make your way past dramatic cliffs and hidden coves. Drop anchor to swim in the refreshing water, or avail of the onboard snorkeling equipment and get up close to the marine life. Indulge your sense of adventure and ride across the waves onboard a donut. Take control of a Jet-ski or get bird's eye views on an amazing parasail. Save money with discounted rates on different water sports activities, or do absolutely nothing except lie back on the comfortable sun-cushions and soak up the sunshine! Be pampered as the crew prepares a delicious meal of traditional potatoes served with mojo sauce, chicken with Italian sauce, a choice of 2 salads and bread rolls, washed down with sangria, beer, soft drinks, juice, and water.

Gran Canaria: The Red Canyon Guided Day Tour

10. Gran Canaria: The Red Canyon Guided Day Tour

Experience the natural beauty of Gran Canaria on this full-day trip from Arguineguín. Travel back in time as you visit archaeological sites in La Fortaleza. Get a taste of the island's volcanic history at the Caldera de Tirajana.  Be picked up at the meeting point in Arguineguín and enjoy the scenic countryside on the way to La Fortaleza. Explore the mountainous landscape to uncover caves, ruins, and cemeteries.   Hike through reddish ravines and palm valleys. Take in sweeping views of the stunning Caldera de Tirajana. Hear stories about life in the ancient Canary islands from your guide.  Travel to the Barranco de Las Tobas ravine. Snap pictures of the reddish-orange rock formations. Head to Guayadeque, where there will be a break for lunch. Have the chance to purchase lunch at a Canarian cave restaurant. Make your way to the Las Salinas de Tenefé salt flats. Take a walk through the oldest salt flats on the island. Enjoy how the light reflects off the salt flats as it sets for the day. Return to your pickup location in Arguineguín at the end of your tour. 

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What people are saying about Gran Canaria

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,077 reviews

The tour was amazing. We had a wonderful time and learned a lot about this beautiful island. We were fortunate enough to have a nice weather and could have seen Tenerife from Pico de las Nieves. The guide was very friendly, helpful, informative and funny. Also props for the driver, she was very professional and knows the roads off by heart!

Truly a great experience, you see sides and hear stories of the island that you would not get to know otherwise. A beautiful unforgettable day and that should also be captured. Priceless, personal and unique experience, if you want to experience the authentic Gran Canaria, this is a 100% recommended.

Fantastic people, super helpful and nice. I’m already qualified but my friend was not, they had a nice balance of letting me do my own thing while at the same time making sure my friend was comfortable and safe

Amazing trip in the mountains, the guide was very interesting and knowledgeable about the island.

This tour covers highlights of Gran Canaria in condensed but adequate way.