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40-Minute Submarine Tour in Mogán

1. 40-Minute Submarine Tour in Mogán

This submarine tour offers you a unique experience so you can discover the seabed of Puerto de Mogán aboard a submarine called the Golden Shark. The ship is 18 metres long and almost 4 metres wide and has a TV screen for every passenger so they can watch the manoeuvres when diving and surfacing. Immersion lasts about 40 minutes and people of all ages can enjoy it, including pregnant women or anyone with a heart or ear condition. The ship reaches a depth of 25 meters. You will be able to see the incredible marine fauna from the Atlantic Ocean, as well as some shipwrecks at the bottom of the sea. Immersion occurs in such a way that, thanks to the way the submarine was built, passengers experience no problem or change of pressure.

Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

2. Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

Enjoy a 2.5-hour trip by boat along the waters surrounding Gran Canaria and see beautiful dolphins and whales up close. There is a bar aboard for those who wish to buy some drinks during the trip. The boat will come as close as possible to these amazing sea creatures so that you can experience their natural habitat from as close as possible. Take photos as you watch whales and dolphins play.

From Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Dolphin Watching Cruise

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

Climb aboard the 97-passenger boat at Puerto Rico harbor and look for whales and dolphins in their natural habitat in the Atlantic Ocean. Get up close to the beautiful animals as they swim through the waves on an unforgettable experience that is suitable for all ages. 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. 

From Puerto de Mogan: Boat and Snorkeling Trip

4. 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: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

5. 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.

Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

6. 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 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 meatballs, and a choice of salads and bread rolls. Drinks are always available: choose from sangria, beer, soft drinks, juice, coffee and water.

Gran Canaria: Off-Road Jeep Safari

7. Gran Canaria: Off-Road Jeep Safari

Enjoy the captivating scenery of Gran Canaria on an off-road jeep adventure. Discover an amazing mix of history and beautiful natural scenery. Get picked up from your accommodations and go off-road in a jeep from Salobre to Lake Chira. Take in the spectacular views of Roque Noblo. Rest up with a coffee break in Tirajana and visit the town's historic church. Drive through the Valley of the Thousand Palms to the captivating village of Fataga. Have a last stop at Mirador Las Moscas before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

8. Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

Embark on an excursion of a duration of 1 hour or 2 hours, depending on the option selected. First get acquainted with your surefooted and gentle horses, with companions suitable for all ages and levels of horseriding ability. With your expert guide, set off on the mountain trails and discover the beautiful and rugged volcanic landscape of Gran Canaria. See tropical plantations, the sight of large sand dunes in the distance, and admire the vista of Maspalomas Beach. Arrive back at the ranch, where you can purchase a refreshing drink and some snacks. Feel free to visit the farm animals who live onsite, before your activity finishes.

Las Palmas: Las Canteras Beach 3-Hour Snorkeling Trip

9. 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 Guided Buggy Tour

10. Gran Canaria Guided Buggy Tour

Discover Gran Canaria from a different perspective on a buggy drive along some of the island's adventurous roads. Marvel at the impressive natural landscapes of Fataga. The guided excursion starts by heading for the Ayagaures Valley. Drive to the Pedro Gonzales viewpoint for panoramic views. Get a breathtaking view of the Ayagaures Valley with its reservoir and surrounding mountains. Continue along unpaved roads to explore more exciting canyons. See the impressive mountains and charming villages in the south of Gran Canaria. Discover reservoirs and the Valley of Fataga. Go to some of the most beautiful observation points on Gran Canaria on an extensive 2-hour buggy ride through the imposing southern half of the island.

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The instructors were awesome: friendly and encouraging. Greeting to Damian, who had such great energy. After filling out some forms, the instructions were taught in prerecorded videos. Tip: Bring a banana, you can feed the fish under the water. The dive itself was done directly from the beach, you walk into the water and then start diving up to 8 meters. The underwater time is around 30 mins. You can see trumpet fishes and octopuses. I am very respectful in regard to water, but when I was down, everything was so peaceful, playful, and clean. The fishes are really looking at you and are not fearful at all. I enjoyed this experience so much, I will learn to dive in Zanzibar next year :)

Exceptional trip, fantastic hosts, very knowledgeable and personable. Absolutely no hidden extras, snorkelling equipment provided and a lovely tapas lunch with soft drinks all included. Great value money and a trip that has created many wonderful family memories.

Virginia was a great guide. My 11 year old daughter and myself felt in very capable hands and was one of the highlights of our stay!

La actividad fue muy completa lo pasamos súper bien y el guía Manuel fue muy atento y simpático. Sin duda lo recomendaría 100%

Very well organised. Amazing experience. Would loved to have been there for longer. Definitely recommend this submarine tour.