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Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

From US$ 27.38 per person

Sail along the south-west coast of Tenerife in search of whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Choose between 2-hour and 3-hour excursions, with the latter including lunch and a swimming stop in the turquoise waters of the Playa Blanca Bay.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the south-west coast of Tenerife aboard the exclusive catamaran Royal Delfín
  • Learn about Tenerife and the whales and dolphins from a multilingual guide
  • Sail on the only boat that has underwater vision, 16 panoramic underwater 50'' windows
Full description
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. Then, enjoy a cold beer or a glass of sangria along with lunch back on deck (if you book the 3-hour option). The boat will return to Puerto Colon and if you have booked a transfer, your bus will take you back to your pickup point.
  • Dolphin and whale watching cruise
  • Pick up and drop-off from the south of the island (if option selected)
  • Lunch with beer, sangria, and soft drinks (on 3-hour option)
  • Swimming stop (on 3-hour option)
  • Photographs and video (available to purchase)
  • Transfers from the north of the island
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

The catamaran is located at Dock 12 and called Royal Delfin Please be ready 30 minutes before departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • If you suffer from seasickness, please bring your own medication if necessary
  • Snorkeling equipment is not provided, but you can bring your own
  • Pickup is only available from the south of Tenerife
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 975 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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A good value trip to see the whales - spent quite a while watching a pod of Piloy whales, including mothers with calves. The underwater windows are excellent to get a different view of the whales - though I couldn't stay down there too long as it made me feel queasy. Minor quibbles = could have done without the "holiday" music on the way back, but at least it was quiet whilst actually watching the whales. Also could have done without pushy touting for tips at the end. But all in all, a very good trip.

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December 24, 2021

We were "lucky" that the trip took place under corona restrictions, which limit the number of passengers. If the boat is completely full it must be a somewhat claustrophobic experience. But for us a nice trip with good service on board. We did not have much pleasure from the underwater windows. Very few fish and very cramped space.

December 9, 2021

Fantastic scenery. The trip out to see the dolphins/whales. Take in the under water viewing gallery. Staff are very informative when it comes knowledge of the area. Very good value for money, it's a must when holidaying on the island. Catamaran has plenty of room, snacks, drinks. Very cheap on board the Royal Delphin and then purchase the photos which are very reasonable priced at 15 euros for two photos. Breathtaking views of Los Gigantes cliffs. DO NOT miss the opportunity to climb on board the only vessel with underwater viewing gallery. DEFINITELY put this trip on your itenary when visiting the area.

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February 28, 2020

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