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From its volcanic craters to its fascinating seabed, this Spanish archipelago is a natural playground.

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Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

1. Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

Set sail in the Atlantic on an unforgettable eco-friendly dolphin and whale watching boat day trip in Tenerife. Get all food and drinks included onboard, plus the chance to have a swim whilst at sea. Start your marine adventure by meeting your crew at the dock for a quick safety briefing. Then, set sail towards ideal dolphin and whale watching hotspots on a catamaran equipped with fuel-efficient technology designed to greatly reduce its carbon footprint. Time to get out your phone or camera while cruising the Teno-Rasca Whale Sanctuary, part of Tenerife’s official Special Conservation Zone that protects vulnerable marine wildlife and habitats. Enjoy the views from the boat as you pass beaches such as Playa de las Américas and Playa de los Cristianos on the way. Even spot the famous Mount Teide from the water on clear days. Spot dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, safe in the knowledge that you are also simultaneously respecting it. Benefit from your crew’s expert commentary and underwater audio equipment to bring the sounds of the ocean onto your deck. Even enjoy some time to swim in the Atlantic waters before heading back to shore. On the 3-hour tour, you will be served drinks and a small sandwich. If you want even more time at sea, book the extended option that includes an onboard lunch with rice and chicken. Vegetarian options are also available. Gain 2 extra hours with the "extended" option to explore more parts of the coastline, including the impressive cliffs at Los Gigantes, and the exclusive bay at Masca Beach that once served as a pirate hideaway.

Tenerife: Siam Park Tickets

2. Tenerife: Siam Park Tickets

Get your adrenalin fix with this full-day ticket to Siam Park Tenerife, a thrilling theme park that recreates the old Kingdom of Siam, relocated to the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa! Fun for the entire family, the park covers 185,000-square meters of natural landscape and exquisite Oriental design. Each attraction is a unique experience in a magical setting, combining the exotic mystery of Siam with the exciting adventure of white-knuckle rides. Ascend the Tower of Power for a vertical plunge down a 91-foot (28-meter) drop. Float down a gently meandering river. Or bask in the sunshine, enjoying beautiful views from white sand beaches. Siam Park boasts many records, but the biggest and best is the exhilarating wave pool which churns up the largest manmade wave in the world, reaching up to 10-foot (3 meters) high. Ride the surf to feel the force. And don't leave without visiting the Floating Market to discover a typical Thai village, where you can enjoy a traditional Thai massage, purchase unique souvenirs, and stock up on snacks and sweets.

Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque & Siam Park Combined Tickets

3. Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque & Siam Park Combined Tickets

Spend one of your days on this 2-day combined ticket at Loro Parque, one of the top attractions in the Canaries. Discover the incredible animal habitats that put you within a whisker of the action, and experience the excitement of the park’s 4 world class shows. The highlight of this day of adventure is sure to be the spectacular killer whale show at the park’s Orca Ocean. Get ready for a day of excitement and fun! One of the most respected zoological gardens in the world, Loro Parque is known for its exceptional beauty, excellent facilities and installations, and its focus on nature and the environment. It is the first such park in the world to have been awarded the environmental certification of Animal Embassy. Younger visitors will enjoy their experience in Kinderlandia. This attraction resembles an African village of huts in the trees, where kids can climb and enjoy the jungle, balancing on the hanging bridges and slithering down the snake slide. Your second fun day will be spent at Siam Park, the water kingdom that opened in 2008, and is now considered Europe’s most spectacular theme park with water attractions. Siam Park will amaze you with its diverse attractions and exotic settings. The park’s natural landscapes and exquisite oriental design make it a major new development in tourism – a place where the whole family will experience adventure and excitement. Each attraction combines with the mystery of the ancient kingdom of Thailand to transport visitors into a magical world.

Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket and Shows

4. Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket and Shows

Loro Parque is one of the top attractions in the Canaries. Discover the incredible animal habitats that put you within a whisker of the action, and experience the excitement of the park’s 4 world class shows. The highlight of this day of adventure is sure to be the spectacular killer whale show at the park’s Orca Ocean. Get ready for a day of excitement and fun! One of the most respected zoological gardens in the world, Loro Parque is known for its exceptional beauty, excellent facilities and installations, and its focus on nature and the environment. It is the first such park in the world to have been awarded the environmental certification of Animal Embassy. It is home to a wide range of animals living among tropical palm trees and the exotic vegetation that surrounds the park’s stunning Thai architecture. Loro Parque’s fully refurbished parrot show calls attention to the need to preserve the forests, while showcasing the intelligence of exotic parrots who perform as ambassadors for nature. Younger visitors will enjoy their experience in Kinderlandia. This attraction resembles an African village of huts in the trees, where kids can climb and enjoy the jungle, balancing on the hanging bridges and slithering down the snake slide. The whole family can try out the Orca Roller Coaster. In Kinderlandia, both kids and parents can have a great time!

From Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Lobos Island

5. From Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Lobos Island

Discover the incredible natural beauty of Lobos Island, with this express round-trip ferry ticket. Board at the port in Corralejo and set sail for the island. Admire stunning views during the short trip from the mainland. Spend a day exploring the island, however you wish. Go snorkeling or surfing, hike through the beautiful volcanic landscape, visit the lighthouse, or relax on the beach. Choose from two return ferry times to get back to Corralejo in the afternoon.

Corralejo: Acua Water Park Entry Ticket

6. Corralejo: Acua Water Park Entry Ticket

Have a fun day out with the whole family with this entry ticket to Corralejo's Acua Water Park. Slide, splash, and swoosh down or along 14 different attractions in the water park. Tuck into tasty meals in the dining area, let the kids loose in the children's club and make the most of the entertainment service throughout the park. Make the most of your time in Fuerteventura at this water park filled with over 25,000-square-meters of unlimited fun. Swim, eat and drink, and play in the many available options in the park. Relax by the pools, glide down slides, or sip on a refreshing drink at the pool bar — the choice is yours.

Gran Canaria: Poema del Mar Ticket

7. Gran Canaria: Poema del Mar Ticket

Poema del Mar invites you to discover all the secrets of the Blue Planet. A magnificent journey across the five continents through the different species that inhabit here. Stroll through La Jungla which is home to goliath groupers, freshwater turtles and crocodiles. See Nemo's world in the Beach Zone where the clownfish live.  The final stop is the Deep Sea, an area with the largest curved window in the world. Its 36 meters wide by 7 meters high windows are perfect for observing the sharks.

40-Minute Submarine Tour in Mogán

8. 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.

La Palma: 3-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Experience

9. La Palma: 3-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Experience

Depart from Puerto de Tazacorte where you’ll board the Flipper and receive a warm welcome from the crew. Set sail in search of dolphins and whales, listen to the crew share information about these fascinating creatures and learn about their marine environment. Cruise around the beautiful coast of La Palma, which is home to up to 29 different types of cetaceans, and enjoy the unique opportunity to see a wide variety of whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. During the excursion visit the famous Cueva Bonita, a volcanic cave formed by ocean erosion. Soak up the magical atmosphere before heading to another idyllic cave, the Poris the Candelaria one of La Palma's most famous coastal villages. And finally, visit the volcanic deltas formed during the last volcanic eruption of La Palma in 2021.

Morro Jable: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

10. Morro Jable: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

Enjoy the fantastic panoramic view from the coast of Jandia, with vistas of a rugged mountain landscape, turquoise water, and golden beaches, and the small fishing village of Morro Jable. Keep an eye out for the playful dolphins and whales which frequent the area. You may also encounter flying fish or turtles. Enjoy sweeping views of Fuerteventura’s stunning coastline during your experience.

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What people are saying about Canary Islands

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Our first ever time diving and it was fantastic, from Stevie in the office and Connor instructing it was a great experience, I was pretty nervous about breathing underwater and Connor’s calm guidance got me through and I was able to complete a full dive. A highlight of the holiday and a great life experience. Thank you guys - we also had to cancel a family member at the last minute and Stevie arranged a refund and nothing was a problem. Thanks also to Griso, very nice to meet you, too (might have spelt this wrong, sorry) Rob, Chrissy, Ollie and Luke

Great morning out. 45 minutes to Lobos, where you then moor for a few hours. You can spend an hour on the island, or just chill on the boat and snorkel/swim/float about for a few hours. Paella lunch and unlimited drinks. Nice vibe. I had to chase up pick-up details the night before (and wasn’t even on the passenger itinerary on the day of the trip, so glad I did!) but other than that it was all good.

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

Really good experience, all crew on board couldn't do enough for you. Definitely recommend

well organised and really enjoyed the whole trip. Staff were fab. Highly recommend!