Canary Islands Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Canary Islands Family-friendly activities

Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket and Shows

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

Visit Loro Parque, one of the top attractions in the Canaries, with entry tickets. 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. Witness a whale show at the park’s Orca Ocean. 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.

Mogán: 40-Minute Submarine Tour in Las Palmas

2. Mogán: 40-Minute Submarine Tour in Las Palmas

Discover the seabed of Puerto de Mogán aboard the Golden Shark in a submarine tour. Explore the world beneath the waves and watch the maneuvers when diving and surfacing with TV screens available for each passenger. Reach depths of 25 meters without experiencing any change in pressure. Marvel at the incredible habitats and ecosystems of the Atlantic Ocean. Drift past shipwrecks on the sea floor and admire unique underwater formations. Enjoy a tour suitable for all and capture one-of-a-kind photos. At the end of your tour, you will disembark at the departure point.

Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park Entrance Ticket

3. Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park Entrance Ticket

Spend the day in a western-style theme park on Lanzarote with an entrance ticket to Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park. See interesting animals, such as skunks, prairie dogs, armadillos and raccoons. Enjoy fun exhibits and feel like you’ve stepped into the Wild West as you explore the unique park with your family and friends. Visit some of the incredible exhibits, a dolphin demonstration and the chance to watch exotic birds and birds of prey. Take a peek at the lasso and whip exhibit, and don’t miss the park's farm, where critters include the world’s smallest animals and the best sea lion show on the island. Go to the Indian village to discover medicine caves. Visit the Reptilarium, full of interesting cold-blooded animals. See animal species that you would typically find in the Americas, including bison, cougars and striped skunks. Then, chill out in the jaw-dropping pools, water slides and solarium.

Las Palmas: Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura Entrance Ticket

4. Las Palmas: Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura Entrance Ticket

Make your way to Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura and journey through some of the most exciting regions of the world. Discover a refuge that enhances the survival of the ecosystem in a real oasis. See striking flora in various parts of the park and at the only botanical garden on the island. Fall in love with tropical succulents and native plants.  Attend the live demonstrations by sea lions, reptiles, birds of prey and parrots and their handlers, and interact with lemurs and sea lions in the water. Nourish yourself at the park's 3 restaurants and enjoy exquisite cuisine in a unique environment. Follow a route through the park to discover some 3,000 animals from 250 different species. Go on a camel safari at the largest camel reserve in Europe, look into the bright eyes of the curious lemurs from Madagascar or get your photo taken with a friendly giraffe.

Lanzarote: 1.5-Hour Dolphin Watching Mini Cruise

5. Lanzarote: 1.5-Hour Dolphin Watching Mini Cruise

Climb aboard the "Biosfera Jet" fast boat and sail along the west coast of Lanzarote from Puerto del Carmen marina. Get a quick briefing about the trip and safety issues before you set off. Then, look for dolphins, whales and other marine species with the help of the crew and binoculars. Listen to detailed information about the different species of cetaceans you will encounter, along with other technical and historic information to ensure a complete and unique experience. Take in the views of the coast, and then relax with a swim and snorkel with the aquatic wildlife of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Tenerife: Loro Parque Ticket with Transfer from the South

6. Tenerife: Loro Parque Ticket with Transfer from the South

Spend the day at Loro Parque, a world-famous animal adventure park in the Canaries that’s loved by all. Get up close and personal with the magnificent animals for a memorable experience in a special piece of paradise. Discover the Antarctic at Planet Penguin, home to a real iceberg and hundreds of penguin inhabitants. Take your seat at spectacular Orca Ocean and watch as killer whales demonstrate their strength and agility. See if you can keep from smiling as acrobatic dolphins and sea lions entertain you with their gravity-defying moves. New to Loro Parque is Katandra TreeTops, a place to meet the most amazing species of birds. Be on the lookout for loris, cockatoos, emus, and kookaburras as you traverse hanging bridges and make your way along jungle paths.

Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise

7. Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise

Enjoy a trip along the waters surrounding Gran Canaria and see dolphins and whales up close on a dolphin and whale-watching cruise. Relax on board and snap photos of the idyllic scenery during the journey. Get as close as possible to the majestic dolphins while on the boat so that you can experience their natural habitat in an intimate manner. You can take photos as you watch whales and dolphins play. Sit back and enjoy the experience with refreshments purchased from the cash bar available on board — and bring the children along for a fun family outing.

Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Watching with Drinks and Snacks

8. Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Watching with Drinks and Snacks

Gaze out across the clear azure waters of Southern Tenerife in the Canary Islands on this yacht cruise. Have plenty of space onboard to enjoy uninterrupted views of local wildlife and dramatic coastlines. The area around the Canary Islands has petitioned to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover why this part of the world is so beloved. Look out for dolphins and pilot whales playing by your ship, and above for the birdlife. See the most populated dolphin and whale spots along the way. Listen to the whales, dolphins, and other sea life with new state-of-the-art sonar equipment. After navigating the open waters, anchor in a secluded bay and swim with the turtles, or just relax and enjoy a free snack and drink. Hear about the area, and feel free to ask any questions.

La Palma: Wildlife Viewing and Cumbre Vieja Boat Tour

9. La Palma: Wildlife Viewing and Cumbre Vieja Boat Tour

Board the Fancy II, a beautiful catamaran with a 60-passenger capacity and a deck for exciting underwater viewing. Sail to the south of the island. Discover lots of marine life, including playful dolphins, beautiful sea turtles, and serene whales. Get close to the lava flows of the Cumbre Vieja volcano. Learn more about some of the details and anecdotes about this active volcanic ridge.

From Corralejo: Lobos Island Entrance and Snorkel Activity

10. From Corralejo: Lobos Island Entrance and Snorkel Activity

Take a trip on a glass bottom boat and admire the beauty of the island’s tranquil waters and underwater life. Board your tour vessel at the harbour of Lobos Island and join your friendly guides on a trip to the sea beds of this little dream spot in the north of Fuerteventura. Start your adventure with a short boat trip (10-minutes) along the south coast of Isla de Lobos, and then, stop to take a relaxing bath for around 25-minutes. During your dip in the luxurious waters, you can feed the fish, swim and/or go snorkelling. Your tour ticket also allows you entrance to the island, letting you explore the small paradise freely. With this trip you will be able to enjoy the sea’s thousand different blue tones, from a clear green turquoise to a more intense blue color that surrounds the protected national park. Under these amazing waters and dancing around your feet, you will get to observe hundreds of fishes and other species of these waters thanks to the underwater view provided by your Glass Bottom Boat. The trip around the southern part of the island, from where you can see the soft orology of Fuerteventura, leads you to the “El Puertito” (little harbour) through the “El Río” (the river) – this name has been given by the locals to the sea arm that separates Fuerteventura from Lobos.

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The crew were fantastic and I highly recommend this trip Excellent for families food was great we saw pilot whales and we were hoping to see some dolphins but they never came out to play There’s unlimited free water juice beer and wine there is a point where they stop and you can have a swim in the sea too but it’s definitely the crew that made it as they were very attentive from start to finish there was a young girl who got very sea sick and they were there helping her out throughout All in all a great day out and im looking forward to seeing them again in VALHALA

It was an awesome trip, I recommend it 100%. The atmosphere was always very good. Food was awesome. we saw whales and dolphins, the viking show was awesome 2 people took part in it and then we jumped into the sea and played games. The crew was awesome.

Really great experience. My six year old son loved it as did we well organised and saw lots.

The trip exceeded my expectations and my family and I had an amazing time !!!!

An experience not to be missed! Very good guide about the area.