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Gran Canaria

White sandy beaches and crystal clear waters await on this sunny island, with stunning hiking trails to boot.

Our most recommended things to do in Gran Canaria

From Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Dolphin Watching Cruise

1. From Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Dolphin Watching Cruise

Climb aboard the 97-passenger boat at Puerto Rico harbor and look for whales and dolphins in their natural habitat in the Atlantic Ocean. Get up close to the beautiful animals as they swim through the waves on an unforgettable experience that is suitable for all ages. Sail along the southwest coast of the island in search of marine mammals and benefit from the services and expertise of the friendly multi-lingual crew. Get up-to-date information about the sightings and different species.  Avail of a boat equipped with a large glass bottom in both keels to experience life below the ocean waves without getting wet. Encounter a great diversity of animals including pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, and flying fish. 

Gran Canaria: Poema del Mar Ticket

2. Gran Canaria: Poema del Mar Ticket

Poema del Mar invites you to discover all the secrets of the Blue Planet. A magnificent journey across the five continents through the different species that inhabit here. Stroll through La Jungla which is home to goliath groupers, freshwater turtles and crocodiles. See Nemo's world in the Beach Zone where the clownfish live.  The final stop is the Deep Sea, an area with the largest curved window in the world. Its 36 meters wide by 7 meters high windows are perfect for observing the sharks.

40-Minute Submarine Tour in Mogán

3. 40-Minute Submarine Tour in Mogán

This submarine tour offers you a unique experience so you can discover the seabed of Puerto de Mogán aboard a submarine called the Golden Shark. The ship is 18 metres long and almost 4 metres wide and has a TV screen for every passenger so they can watch the manoeuvres when diving and surfacing. Immersion lasts about 40 minutes and people of all ages can enjoy it, including pregnant women or anyone with a heart or ear condition. The ship reaches a depth of 25 meters. You will be able to see the incredible marine fauna from the Atlantic Ocean, as well as some shipwrecks at the bottom of the sea. Immersion occurs in such a way that, thanks to the way the submarine was built, passengers experience no problem or change of pressure.

Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

4. 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.

Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

5. 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 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 meatballs, and a choice of salads and bread rolls. Drinks are always available: choose from sangria, beer, soft drinks, juice, coffee and water.

Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise

6. Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise

An unforgettable 2-hour experience. Departing from Puerto Rico and sailing the southwest coast of Gran Canaria searching for dolphins and whales. You will be met on the bus by our guide, who will take you to the harbor in Puerto Rico from a ‘pick-up point’ near your hotel. We will set sail along the southwest coast of Gran Canaria where you can appreciate the astonishing landscape and scenery. We will search for dolphins/whales in our normal search range, which is 5/7 miles out to sea from the Faro Maspalomas to Venezuela. Our friendly guides and crew will be available at all times for your own comfort and safety. They will share their extensive marine knowledge and provide you with key information on the wildlife that we may encounter. Soft drinks and water will be provided free of charge and you can also purchase snacks from the bar. Dolphin Safari lasts typically around two hours. On arrival back to the harbor you will be transported back to your hotel. We recommend you bring Sun cream, a hat, and a jumper as it can get chilly out at sea. Multiacuatic is a newly constructed catamaran (2005). The boat is 52 feet long and 20 feet wide distributed into two decks. An access ramp is available if required for pushchairs. All possible precautions are taken in relation to safety and security. During the trip and whilst sighting marine life, a guide specializing in the observations of cetaceans will provide passengers with interesting and factual information. This guide can also give information about other marine life that may be sighted on the trip including turtles, flying fish, etc.

Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Jetski Tour

7. Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Jetski Tour

Discover the Southwest Coast of Gran Canaria from a different perspective: On a jetski. Drive your own jetski as a monitor guides you from their boat, and feel the rush of wind exhilarate you as you whip across the water. Enjoy fast or slow speeds, breathtaking landscapes of the coastline, and a fun-filled day along the coast of the island. After all, you're at the helm. Marvel at marine creatures, including turtles, dolphins, and flying fish along your way.

Gran Canaria Guided Buggy Tour

8. Gran Canaria Guided Buggy Tour

Discover Gran Canaria from a different perspective on a buggy drive along some of the island's adventurous roads. Marvel at the impressive natural landscapes of Fataga. The guided excursion starts by heading for the Ayagaures Valley. Drive to the Pedro Gonzales viewpoint for panoramic views. Get a breathtaking view of the Ayagaures Valley with its reservoir and surrounding mountains. Continue along unpaved roads to explore more exciting canyons. See the impressive mountains and charming villages in the south of Gran Canaria. Discover reservoirs and the Valley of Fataga. Go to some of the most beautiful observation points on Gran Canaria on an extensive 2-hour buggy ride through the imposing southern half of the island.

Gran Canaria: Afternoon Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drink

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

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon catamaran cruise along the coast of Gran Canaria. Enjoy the views of the coast and help yourself to unlimited drinks onboard, as well as delicious buffet lunch. Relax as you 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. For an additional cost, indulge your sense of adventure, hold on tight 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 choose to 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 meatballs, a choice of 2 salads, and bread rolls, washed down with unlimited sangria, beer, soft drinks, juice, coffee, and water.

Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria : Parasailing

10. Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria : Parasailing

Soar above the waves while taking in the scenery of Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria on a parasailing cruise. Relax and enjoy an unforgettable flight for 1, 2, or 3 people. Take in the peace and tranquility as you soar up to 300 meters up in the air and enjoy wonderful views of your surroundings.

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What people are saying about Gran Canaria

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 9,781 reviews

Great experience from beginning to end! The guides, Bodo and Speedy, were extremely helpful and made sure everyone had a good time while staying safe. The route was absolutely beautiful. All in all, recommending this experience!

Santi was an excellent instructor. Very thorough briefing/instructions. Helpful when needed, attentive to our needs during the experience. Would book daily if I was staying on the island overnight.

What a wonderful excursion. The guide was so obviously in love with Gran Canaria and loved telling us all about it. I’d recommend this trip to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

very informative crew,saw lots of striped dolphins,and some flying fish.realy enjoyable experience,

Great day, with many interesting stops. I recommend it.