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Canary Islands Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended Canary Islands Sailing trips & boat tours

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.

From Los Cristianos: No-Chase Whale and Dolphin Cruise

2. From Los Cristianos: No-Chase Whale and Dolphin Cruise

Join an eco-friendly, no-chase whale and dolphin cruise from Los Cristianos. Explore Tenerife South's marine life with the only cruise company in Spain that collaborates with the Sea Shepherd UK and the Dolphin Project non-profit organizations to ensure a safe and conscious whale watching experience. Depart the Los Cristianos harbor on a boat that can go further than a 3-mile radius due to the qualified captains onboard, which is highly advantageous to spot larger whales and other species. Set out to visit resident short-finned pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins as well as other species. Fin whales, sperm whales, blue whales, and even orcas can be seen on your tour. Keep an eye out for migrating turtles, tuna, and even sharks.  Listen to your guide tell you about the ecosystems of the region. Learn about the habits of the resident dolphins in front of the cliffs of Los Cristianos. As you cruise, enjoy the view of Mount Teide and the southern coast of Tenerife. Feel comfortable knowing that the whales and dolphins are always put first. To make sure that they are not disturbed, they are not forced to dive, an important part of ethical whale watching. Observe them in your natural environment and see how they naturally behave.

Fuerteventura: Return Lobos Island Ferry Ticket with Entry

3. 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

4. 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.

Costa Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

5. Costa Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

Discover the majestic, playful whales and dolphins on this catamaran cruise from Puerto Colón. Hop aboard your stylish catamaran, which features underwater viewing stations. Pick a spot on deck to view the many sights in-store during this tour. As you head out from the harbor, your professional crew will use their local knowledge to track the families of whales and dolphins who live near the island year-round. Hear an introduction speech from your guide, including a demonstration of safety vests.   Sail along the coastline past Adeje, Guia de Isora, and Santiago del Teide, where pods of spirited dolphins and groups of pilot whales are a common sight. If you are lucky enough to spot them, spend a few minutes below deck and observe them from a vantage point underneath the water's surface. The boat will return to Puerto Colon and if you have booked a transfer, your bus will take you back to your pickup point.

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

6. 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.

Tenerife: Whale Watching Catamaran Tour

7. Tenerife: Whale Watching Catamaran Tour

Sail off the coast of southwest Tenerife on a 2-hour boat excursion looking for whales and dolphins. Sip on free drinks on board, and learn fascinating facts from your crew as you look out for marine creatures on your voyage. Depart from Puerto Colon, traveling 2 or 3 miles from the coast where pilot whales are located. The beautiful sea mammals live permanently in the area and are seen all year around. Sailing by catamaran, pass by fish farms, where clever dolphins are often looking for an easy meal. The crew is knowledgeable about the whales and Tenerife's other marine life. Learn about the huge squids that can grow up to 40 feet in length and live 2,600 feet deep between Tenerife and La Gomera. Enjoy free drinks on board the boat. If you choose the 3-hour option the catamaran will stop in the bay of Playa Espagueti and you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling off the boat.

Lanzarote: Day Trip to the Papagayo Beaches by Catamaran

8. Lanzarote: Day Trip to the Papagayo Beaches by Catamaran

Set sail along the Costa de Papagayo on a catamaran cruise from Lanzarote. Sample a traditional Spanish paella, enjoy a welcome mojito, try out fun water sports, and help yourself to drinks from the open bar. Be picked up at your resort and transferred to the port in Puerto del Carmen to board the Lineas Romero sailing catamaran. Be welcomed with a refreshing Mojito cocktail and a tapa and receive a short introduction from the experienced crew. Sail to the southern tip of Lanzarote, making your way to the Costa de Papagayo, where the beaches are golden and the natural environment is still untouched. Drop anchor and enjoy plenty of free time to soak up the sunshine and try out the many water sports on offer. Tuck into a delicious lunch on board, consisting of a traditional Spanish paella, pasta and tomato sauce, and a fresh fruit bar. Relax on board as you sail back to port and take in the dramatic evening views. On arrival, the bus will be waiting to take you back to your resort.

La Graciosa: Island Cruise with Lunch and Water Activities

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

Cruise the coast of La Graciosa on a guided catamaran sailing excursion with stops to swim and relax. Enjoy local lunch and take in the views from the boat. Start your day with pickup from the main tourist resorts in Lanzarote and head to the northern village of Órzola.  Board an express ferry to La Graciosa island at the port of Caleta del Sebo. Explore Caleta de Sebo during some free time before enjoying a welcome mojito on the catamaran. After cruising for a while with free WiFi for your connectivity needs, drop anchor at French Beach. Enjoy a refreshing swim and try some of the water activities, like snorkeling and kayaking.  Sit down for a traditional Spanish paella and fresh fruit lunch on board. Make use of the bar’s unlimited draft beer, sangria, soft drinks, and water. Learn about the area from your local guide. Return with a brief stop in La Graciosa.

Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

10. Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

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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We saw a sea turtle and some whales. We did a small stop to swim near the end of the voyage. Crew was very knowledgeable and eager to tell us about the animals. Really friendly

Great staff, really kind and knowledgeable. Saw lots of whales. Nice to be offered a drink on board. Boat comfortable and a relaxing boat trip

Erg mooi! Een wat kleinere groep met veel ruimte om rond te lopen en rond te kijken. Grote aanrader!

Very enjoyable. We didn’t see dolphins but it was a lovely evening despite this.

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