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Canary Islands Outdoor sports

Our most recommended Canary Islands Outdoor sports

Los Cristianos: Eco-Yacht Whale Watching Cruise with Swim

1. Los Cristianos: Eco-Yacht Whale Watching Cruise with Swim

Embark on an unforgettable whale watching trip along Tenerife’s Los Cristianos coastline. See whales and other marine life at a close but respectful distance, without chasing and pestering marine animals. Discover the Travelin Lady, a yacht that was built with a low side of port and a starboard close to sea level so that viewers appreciate marine mammals from to the sea surface. Depart from the port of Los Cristianos and begin the search for the gentle ocean giants. Besides whales, be on the lookout for bottlenose dolphins, fin whales, pilot whales, resident tortoises, and maybe even killer whales, blue whales, and some kind of shark. As you travel along the coast, see the famous cave of "love." Before returning back to the port, end the tour with a relaxing break on the water for a chance to swim and snorkel. Enjoy an eco-yacht along the coast of Canary Island, which has been awarded the “Blue Boat” flag by the local government, certifying that the vessel meets the law requirements to carry out the activity in a safe and sustainable manner.

Mogán: Las Palmas Submarine Tour

2. Mogán: Las Palmas Submarine Tour

Discover the seabed of Puerto de Mogán aboard the Golden Shark in a submarine tour. Explore the world beneath the waves and watch the maneuvers when diving and surfacing with TV screens available for each passenger. Reach depths of 25 meters without experiencing any change in pressure. Marvel at the incredible habitats and ecosystems of the Atlantic Ocean. Drift past shipwrecks on the sea floor and admire unique underwater formations. Enjoy a tour suitable for all and capture one-of-a-kind photos. At the end of your tour, you will disembark at the departure point.

La Palma: Guided Volcano Trekking Tour

3. La Palma: Guided Volcano Trekking Tour

Discover the new volcano of La Palma and its consequences as you visit the youngest piece of land on the continent that was created in 2021. See the lava flows and hike to the top of the volcano on this guided walking tour. Begin your hike from the first historic volcano, Tacande which was registered in 1480 and known as the burnt mountain. Start the ascent up the new Cumbre Vieja volcano and admire the overwhelming landscape that was formed in just 85 days. Hike to the top of the volcano, walk around the back edge on a 4.5-kilometer route along a comfortable path where you can observe the force of the eruption. (you do not climb on the crater). Learn about how the lava flow destroyed over 3000 buildings, and forests, and formed a new peninsula. See where the fiery molten rock carved its own path and created a new volcanic landscape.

Lanzarote: Guided Volcano Buggy Tour

4. Lanzarote: Guided Volcano Buggy Tour

Get your adrenaline pumping on a guided buggy tour exploring the wild north of Lanzarote. Live an adventure through the interesting landscapes of the island. Start your tour from Costa Teguise and head to Guatiza. Here you'll ride on a track that passes through the old quarries of Guatiza. Make your way to Los Cocoteros for a stop to visit and take photos from the salinas. Continue towards Mala through the cactus area, where you will see the cochineal. From here, continue through Guatiza to the Mala Dam, the only one in Lanzarote, before heading to the highest point of the island, Peñas del Chache. After descending through the Teguise area, enjoy a motocross trail, where you will abandon the track at el Mojón quarry and make your way back to Costa Teguise.

Fuerteventura: Return Lobos Island Ferry Ticket with Entry

5. Fuerteventura: Return Lobos Island Ferry Ticket with Entry

Cruise from Fuerteventura to Lobos Island on this return trip by ferry. Visit the beach, immerse yourself in Lobos's unique and tranquil atmosphere, and benefit from an all-in-one ticket which includes the island's entry fee. After just 20-minutes by boat from Corralejo, be amazed by the different tones of blue water whilst you disembark to this hidden corner of the Atlantic Ocean. Looking to the right of the harbor, you will find the path that takes you to El Puertito, an old fishing village next to a white-sand beach. At El Puertito, you can find the only restaurant on the island and a few buildings that were built before the island had been declared a Natural Park. Surrounded by tranquil waters, you will enjoy the island’s rich and exotic sea life. To the left of the harbor, you can find the most famous beach on this side of El Río. Take a swim in the calm and crystal clear, turquoise blue water or sunbathe in the fine sand, perfect for families with children, couples, young and old. This beach is commonly known as “La Concha” (the Shell) because of its shape, although the official name is La Caleta because of the limescale oven that played an important role in the construction of the “Martiño” lighthouse. From here you can see in the distance the dunes of Corralejo, the contours of Fuerteventura and when turning your back to the sea, appreciate the unique mountain “La Caldera”. Don’t forget to visit the nearby statue of Josefine Plá, the Spanish writer, poet and essayist, who was born on the island. Take a deep breath, a bottle of water and get ready to climb the highest peak of the island. The “La Caldera” mountain is a volcanic cone of relatively recent origin. Enjoy a fantastic view of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote from its 127-meter peak. Time stands still here as you take in the silence and colour of this splendid natural surrounding.  Whilst visiting the Northern part of the island, you will find the lighthouse, whose first lighthouse keeper was Josefine Plá’s father. Nowadays, the lighthouse works fully automatically and has been restored to its full splendour. Within the shade of this structure, stop for a rest while admiring the sea and Lanzarote with its volcanoes in the background. Admire the volcanic nature of the island’s interior and take a walk on the “Saladar (salt marsh) del Faro Martiño” and “Las Lagunitas”. More than 130 plant species and endemic birds live here, which has converted this idyllic paradise into a protected natural park. Enjoy a hiking excursion that will see your senses awakened to the island’s wildlife.

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

6. 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.

Gran Canaria: Camel Ride in the Dunes of Maspalomas

7. Gran Canaria: Camel Ride in the Dunes of Maspalomas

Ride through the rolling dunes of Maspalomas on camelback and admire the unique landscape of Gran Canaria. Enjoy the support of your Sahawari guides during your 30-minute experience. Feel like a desert scout as you ride a gentle camel along the seemingly endless dunes of Maspalomas. The camels are fitted with comfortable 2-seater saddles, so you don’t need to ride on the hump. The ride on these gentle giants lasts for around 30 minutes and you’ll be accompanied by Saharawi guides. Enjoy this unique way to discover the desert landscapes of Gran Canaria. 

From Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Lobos Island

8. From Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Lobos Island

Discover the incredible natural beauty of Lobos Island, with this express round-trip ferry ticket. Visit the volcanic island, enjoy snorkeling or fishing, and explore the volcanic areas at your own pace. Board at the port in Corralejo and set sail for the island. Admire stunning views during the short trip from the mainland. Spend a day exploring the island, however, you wish. Go snorkeling or surfing, hike through the beautiful volcanic landscape, visit the lighthouse, or relax on the beach. Choose from two return ferry times to get back to Corralejo in the afternoon.

From Morro Jable: Dolphin & Whale Watching Day Trip by Boat

9. From Morro Jable: Dolphin & Whale Watching Day Trip by Boat

Explore the waters off the coast of Fuerteventura on a dolphin and whale-watching day trip departing from the village of Morro Jable. Head to one of the meeting points, hop into the air-conditioned van, and enjoy a convenient transfer to the starting location at the Port of Morro Jable where you'll board your vessel. Travel along the coastline in a comfortable speedboat as you make your way toward the Jandia peninsula in search of these magnificent marine mammals in their natural habitat. Along the way, enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of the coastline, with vistas of a rugged mountain landscape, turquoise water, and golden beaches. Keep an eye out for the playful dolphins and whales which frequent the area. You may also encounter flying fish or turtles. At the end of your boat trip, return to the port in Morro Jable and benefit from a return transfer to your chosen pickup location.

Morro Jable: Dolphin & Whale Watching Cruise, Drinks, & Swim

10. Morro Jable: Dolphin & Whale Watching Cruise, Drinks, & Swim

Experience an intimate encounter with nature on board the Magic Dolphin, a modern boat equipped with everything you need. Enjoy an excellent opportunity to observe the acrobatic skills of these fascinating creatures that live in the waters off Fuerteventura. Feel the thrill of searching for dolphins, whales, and other marine mammals in their natural habitat on this magical boat trip around Fuerteventura. Sip on a range of drinks provided. Take part in an environmentally friendly excursion that follows a strict protocol aiming to care and conserve the habitat of these spectacular marine mammals. For this reason, you will be accompanied by friendly staff specialised in dolphin and whale watching. Learn information about the marine life you will encounter from your guide on board. Your guide will ensure you are provided with instructions on how to enjoy the trip without interfering with animal welfare. Bring your swimwear and enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of Fuerteventura.

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Jose our guide told us many interesting facts about the volcano landscape. His English was excellent and you can tell he enjoys his job. He was informative, friendly and very knowledgeable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this walking tour, just make sure you have sturdy walking shoes!

Excellent landscapes. Funny and super nice crew. Very good food! Go for it!

Great diving point and professional staff, also friendly. Top experience

Amazing experience. Good food and awesome guide Hans.

Good advice on where to go. Equipment in good order.