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Tenerife: Whale Watching Catamaran Tour

Tenerife: Whale Watching Catamaran Tour

From US$ 34.22 per person

Take a boat excursion from Puerto Colon in southwest Tenerife and get almost guaranteed sightings of pilot whales. Pass by a fish farm looking for hungry dolphins, and keep your eyes open for massive squid!

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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English, Spanish


  • See whales and dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Sail along Tenerife's spectacular southwest coast
  • Enjoy free on board drinks, included on price
  • Get a guaranteed whale and/or dolphin sighting, or get another ticket for free
  • Choose the 3-hour excursion if you want to add some time for snorkeling in the beautiful bay
Full description
Sail off the coast of southwest Tenerife on a 2-hour boat excursion looking for whales and dolphins. The boat departs from Puerto Colon, travelling 2 or 3 miles from the coast, where the pilot whales are often to be found. The beautiful sea mammals live permanently in the area, and are seen all year around. Sailing by catamaran, you will also pass by some fish-farms, where the clever dolphins are often looking for an easy meal. The crew are very knowledgeable about all the whales and Tenerife's other marine life. As you sail, you will also learn about the huge squids that can grow up to 40 feet (12 meters) in length, and live at depths of up to 2,600 feet (800 meters) between Tenerife and La Gomera. If you choose the 3-hour option the catamaran will stop in the bay of Playa Espagueti and you will be able to enjoy swimming and snorkeling off the boat.
  • Whale watching cruise
  • Free on board drinks, including water, soft drinks, and beer
  • Snorkeling set (if you choose the 3-hour option)
  • Transportation to the pier
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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based on 1178 reviews

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The two hour trip was exceptionally well organised with a friendly, informative and relaxed crew and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. The boat was very clean and comfortable, with plenty of space and visibility for the complement of around 20 on our trip. Interesting and comprehensive narration regarding the whales we saw in both English and Spanish. Fantastic value for money - if we had been staying longer in Tenerife we may well have done it a second time.

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October 16, 2021

Really nice day out, sandwiches and unlimited drinks alcoholic/non alcoholic. Saw lots of whales and they gave enough time for photos. Snorkelling was amazing too we saw loads of fish. Only downfall was the lack of a card machine for paying for the photos they take of you they only accept cash

September 7, 2021

The activity is very well organized, they know where to look for cetaceans and they are chasing groups for a long time so that you can see them but at a distance so as not to disturb them. Also, at the time the boat leaves and arrives, they give you a mixed sandwich and drink. Very good explanation of what you see in English and Spanish. The only "but" is that the 3-hour tour includes snorkeling and the glasses were worn without sanitizing in the times of Covid in which we are :(

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September 2, 2021

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