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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.

From Puerto de Mogan: Boat and Snorkeling Trip

2. From Puerto de Mogan: Boat and Snorkeling Trip

Embark on a trip from Puerto de Mogan to the Tasarte area. Take in the stunning cliffs of Gran Canaria and snap some unbeatable photos. Once you arrive in the Tasarte area, turn around and navigate to El Perchel for some Spanish food. Then, stop at this awesome beach, accessible only by boat, where you can enjoy around 1.5 hours of snorkeling. During this time, identify many kinds of fish and swim all around the crystal water of Gran Canaria. After your swim, get ready for some food as tapas (Spanish appetizers) are prepared with mojo, spanish omellette, bread, and fresh fruit. Then, when you're ready, return to Puerto de Mogan.

Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

3. 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: Mogán Kayak and Snorkeling Guided Cave Tour

4. Las Palmas: Mogán Kayak and Snorkeling Guided Cave Tour

We are going to start the tour in Playa de Mogan, the most beautiful village of the south of Gran Canaria. From this calm beach we will start the route on kayak. We will move besides the amazing white cliffs knowing the geology of the island. We are going to enter inside the volcanic caves with the kayak. For the adventure lovers, we can jump from the cliffs to the ocean too. Landing in other beach we will visit the famous caves where you can get the best pictures for your instagram ;) After this (or before, depending on sea conditions) we are going to do snorkelling in the cliffs to see the coast in other point of view. We will give you snorkel kit and wetsuit.

Las Palmas: Las Canteras Beach 3-Hour Snorkeling Trip

5. 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.

Gran Canaria: Afternoon Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drink

6. 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: Try Scuba Diving for Beginners

7. Gran Canaria: Try Scuba Diving for Beginners

Discover the amazing world beneath the surface under the supervision of an experienced PADI Instructor in the calm and clear waters of Gran Canaria. Master the basics of scuba diving in a 3-hour lesson. After a brief introduction about the basic safety points from your diving instructor, you will be provided with top of the range equipment and dive outfits. Then, you will head to a local dive site for a detailed briefing on everything you need to know to enjoy your first experience of scuba diving. Enter the water at your own pace and learn a few basic skills before going on a guided dive. After you've become familiar with the breathing techniques used, guided by qualified instructors, get ready for your first dive. In small groups of no more than 2 people per instructor, begin your discovery of the life below the surface. Experience the incredible sensation of weightlessness as you dive in a safe and controlled environment.

Gran Canaria: 4-Hour Sail Boat Trip from Puerto de Mogán

8. Gran Canaria: 4-Hour Sail Boat Trip from Puerto de Mogán

This tour offers you the unique opportunity to enjoy the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the south of Gran Canaria on board a 10-person capacity sailboat. The excursion lasts 4 hours and starts at Puerto de Mogán at 9:30am. Enjoy delicious food and drinks during the journey. Relax and enjoy the cruise as a normal passenger, or become one of the crew members and learn how to steer the boat. Snorkelling equipment is included and during the trip you will stop at one of the beautiful beaches in the South Coast of Gran Canaria - such as Playa Perchel, Veneguera, Playa Ambar, Tasarte, or Tasartico. As well as all this, you will be able to admire the wonderful views of the southern coast. If you are lucky you may also see some turtles or dolphins.

Las Canteras Scuba Diving

9. Las Canteras Scuba Diving

Suitable for beginners, learn to scuba dive off in one of Gran Canaria's best diving spots. Meet your guide at the local partner's office and receive an introduction to scuba diving. Learn more about the various marine species you will discover during the day. From there, travel to Las Canteras. Once you arrive be equipped with all the necessary equipment as well as material to help you identify the species in the area. Then enter the water and begin your diving adventure.

Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

10. Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

The island of Gran Canaria boasts a diverse range of African, Mediterranean, and Atlantic marine life. Rely on a knowledgeable guide to show you the best snorkel spots and encounter interesting ocean flora and fauna. Begin your snorkel adventure at the diving center in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria where you will complete basic paperwork and have a pre-snorkel briefing. After your guide prepares the wetsuits and snorkeling equipment, you will drive to one of the local beaches. Learn how to use your equipment and dive in for a guided snorkeling experience during which your guide will lead to the best spots, pointing out and identifying the local marine life. You will be in the water for approximately 1 hour. The total excursion time from start to finish is 3 hours. Following your snorkel session, you will be driven back to the dive center. Local pickups and drop-offs can be arranged but need to be pre-booked. Pickup is available in Mogan, Puerto Rico, and Arguineguin.

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What people are saying about Gran Canaria

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 362 reviews

It was a fantastic day! Martha and Ruben make you feel so welcome from the moment you step on the boat. There was a really nice mix of people. There was lots to see on the boat ride and beautiful views. The snorkeling was amazing with lots to see. The tapas food was also delicious with a great choice of drinks on board for all. Ruben took lots of pictures we could then download for free which was a really nice touch.

Had a really amazing time. The instructor was very focused in ensuring that the dive was done properly and that I'll get to enjoy it as well. Everything went well from the pick-up to my hotel, to the registration and the actual dive itself. Will consider booking with them again for a proper certification course next time.

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

absolutely amazing experience, very nice captains, lovely food

Great trip with lovely Instructors! Would recommend to anyone