Dolphin tours in Gran Canaria

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Dolphin tours in Gran Canaria
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Dolphin tours


Dolphin and whale watching in Gran Canaria

Watching dolphins, whales, and other cetaceans in Gran Canaria is one of the most popular activities for tourists visiting the island. In fact, seeing dolphins and whales in their natural habitat is one of the most thrilling experiences you can enjoy on the island by yourself, with your partner, with family, or with friends.

In Gran Canaria, you’ll be able to find around 30 species of cetaceans belonging to 7 different families, representing one-third of the cetacean species worldwide. The diversity of cetaceans that can be seen in Gran Canaria makes the island a unique destination for observing these marine animals.

Just a few miles off the southern coast of Gran Canaria, you can see spotted, common, striped, and rough-toothed dolphins, as well as grey or tropical pilot whales, beaked whales, orcas, sperm whales, rorquals, and other cetaceans.

The chances of seeing dolphins all year round is over 95%; therefore, on some tours, we offer a guarantee, so if you don’t see any cetaceans, you can return for free on any other day within a month.

Unlike whales, which only surface to breathe, dolphins often emerge and spend more time at the surface and enjoy swimming alongside boats, making them easier to spot. However, boats will only approach a dolphin pod for a short time to avoid causing them stress.

Here are some tips to make the most of a dolphin-watching tour:

  • Book tours offering a sighting guarantee on one of the first days of your holidays. That way, if you don’t see them, you’ll have a second chance to repeat the experience for free.
  • Book as far in advance as possible to get a guaranteed spot.
  • Take precautions for seasickness, as the boats travel up to 12 miles from the coast and can move a bit.

Booking cancellations are free for groups of fewer than 5 people if cancelled up to 36 hours before departure. For larger groups, cancellation is free up to 72 hours before departure.

Dolphin-watching boats depart from the Puerto Base Dock in Puerto Rico. If you are staying in Puerto Rico, you will need to get to the boat independently, but if you’re staying in the areas of Puerto de Mogán, Taurito, Tauro, Playa del Cura, Arguineguin, Meloneras, Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, San Agustín, or Bahía Feliz, the boats provide a pickup service.

In summary, we offer various options so you can see whales, dolphins, and other cetaceans in nature. We hope that after any of our tours, you’ll get back to your accommodation feeling like you had an experience in Gran Canaria that you will undoubtedly remember for the rest of your life.

Other dolphin tours in the Canary Islands

If you’re traveling to other islands, check here for dolphin tours in Lanzarote and for dolphin watching in Fuerteventura.