Whale Watching in Tenerife

Whale-watching in Tenerife, Spain

whale watching

Sure, you may have seen whales and dolphins in your last visit to the aquarium and you may have even watched that hour-long documentary on television last weekend. Nonetheless, all it takes is one whale-watching excursion to make you realize that there is absolutely nothing like seeing these gentle giants frolic above and beneath the waves of the wide open sea. What you may not know is that your Tenerife trip gives you one of the best whale-watching opportunities on earth!

Tenerife is the second whale-watching destination in the entire world when it comes to the number of whale-watching hopefuls that descend upon the island each year. Focused in the waters between Tenerife and its neighboring island La Gomera, there are 25 species of the world's 78 sea mammals living and playing in the Atlantic surf. Along with blue whales and the ever-smiling bottlenose dolphins that frequent these waters and constantly delight whale-watchers, the true highlight is a huge colony of over 550 pilot whales! Coming back from Tenerife without having ventured out to see the famed pilot whales is like returning from Valencia without having tried paella- so don't miss what could very well be a once-in-a-lifetime chance!

A wide range of whale-watching excursions set sail from Tenerife each day, particularly along the southwestern Tenerife beaches of Adeje and Arona. So whether it's aboard a snazzy yacht, a glass-bottomed catamaran, or a simple sailboat, get your camera out and keep your eyes on the waters!

Whale-Watching Excursions in Tenerife

Lady Shelley Catamaran
Mare Nostrum Resort
Puerto Colón
Adeje
922 79 63 60
www.ladyshelley.com

Tenerife Whales Safari
Puerto Colón
Adeje
(Tel) 922 71 40 34

Tropical Delfín Catamaran
Puerto Colón
Adeje
900 70 07 09 (tickets)
922 75 00 85
www.tenerifedolphin.com

Royal Delfín
Puerto Colón
Adeje
922 75 00 85
www.tenerifedolphin.com

Jolly Roger
Los Cristianos Port
922 75 15 76
www.mardeons-tenerife.com

Odyssee 3
Los Cristianos Port
922 75 24 16

Batros
Los Cristianos Port
922 79 44 66

Nashira Uno
922 86 19 18
www.losgigantes.com/nashira.htm

Son Caliu
Los Gigantes Yacht Marina
922 86 06 71