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From Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Dolphin Watching Cruise

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

Head out on a journey from the Puerto Rico harbor to spot whales, dolphins, and other marine animals in their natural habitat in the Atlantic Ocean. Get up close to the animals from your glass-bottom boat with unlimited drinks. 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: 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 on a luxury catamaran with hotel transfers from Las Palmas included. Relax in style and take in views of beaches, cliffs, and coves. Enjoy unlimited drinks and a buffet meal onboard. Take a speedboat to snorkel or join water sports activites. Set sail from Las Palmas and cruise along the coastline of Gran Canaria on a catamaran. Next, head out with the captain on a speedboat ride. Swim and snorkel with the gear provided, or take advantage of discounts on donut rides, or jet skiing and parasailing experiences. Savor a buffet meal prepared for you by the crew. Savor traditional potatoes served with mojo sauce, chicken meatballs, and a choice of salads and bread rolls. Enjoy unlimited beer, sangria, soft drinks, juice, coffee, and water from the onboard bar.

Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise

3. Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise

Enjoy a trip along the waters surrounding Gran Canaria and see dolphins and whales up close on a dolphin and whale-watching cruise. Relax on board and snap photos of the idyllic scenery during the journey. Get as close as possible to the majestic dolphins while on the boat so that you can experience their natural habitat in an intimate manner. You can take photos as you watch whales and dolphins play. Sit back and enjoy the experience with refreshments purchased from the cash bar available on board — and bring the children along for a fun family outing.

Gran Canaria: Try Scuba Diving for Beginners

4. 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: Catamaran Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling

5. Gran Canaria: Catamaran Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling

Board a catamaran in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria and head out into the Atlantic Ocean in search of dolphins and whales. Marvel at picturesque views of Gran Canaria's coastline from the water, sip on complimentary soft drinks, and go snorkeling or swimming in the ocean. Your cruise begins with a convenient pickup from your hotel and transportation to the Puerto Base harbor, where you'll board your boat. Then, set sail to explore the waters off the coast of Gran Canaria, going in search of dolphins, pilot whales, minke whales, and more. Watch from the deck or through the glass panels below deck, keeping an eye out for these magnificent creatures and other aquatic life. Then, get ready to experience the ocean firsthand as your boat anchors in one of the small bays along the coastline. Go for a swim, enjoy some snorkeling, or make use of the onboard toboggan slide. If you prefer not to get wet, just sit back and relax, admire the view, and sip on a complimentary soft drink. Spend around 45 minutes enjoying the ocean before your cruise continues with a return journey to the harbor. Your bus will be waiting here to take you back to your accommodation.

Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

6. 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).

Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

7. 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 for a 1-hour snorkeling excursion. 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. Following your snorkel session, you will be driven back to the dive center. 

Gran Canaria: Surfing Safari Course in Maspalomas

8. Gran Canaria: Surfing Safari Course in Maspalomas

After choosing to venture to the beach on your own or with the transport service that is included with your reservation (for those guests who are staying in the south of the island), you can gather with the group at the tour meeting point at the Meloneras Shopping Centre, where the surf school is located. Once there, your guide will provide you with a high-quality surfboard, before taking you to the beach where the course will take place. Throughout your course you will learn not only learn to surf with good technique, but also to have plenty of fun while you do it. Lessons are given in small groups of up to 8 people, so that you will receive all the attention you need and thus ensure a quality service.

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.

Gran Canaria: Canyoning in the Rainforest

10. Gran Canaria: Canyoning in the Rainforest

Get your thrills in the beautiful canyons of Gran Canaria on a fun-packed canyoning adventure. Climb over rocks, slide down waterfalls, and much more! Reconnect with nature as you navigate riverbeds accompanied and secured by a professional team of canyoning instructors. No previous climbing experience is required, but a good level of physical fitness is essential. Overcome your fears as you slide down rocks and refresh yourself in the freshwater of the endless waterfalls. Put on a good pair or water-resistant shoes and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

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What people are saying about Maspalomas

This was an amazing and very exciting experience. I’ve never done canyoning before, but our guide Viktor made sure that everything goes very smoothly. He’s a really nice guy, was very professional, occasionally was making funny jokes to help us relax before going done the rope or jumping into the water. He also shared many interesting stories from the previous times, and was also happy to answer to any questions about the island.

Was a great afternoon out on the sea, and got to see the dolphin's, great staff to made the dat even better

Had an enjoyable trip the captain was very friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome.

Really fun and cool instructor, explains everything very well and look after you.

Much fun, nice trip in the ocean and.... we have seen dolphins!