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Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise by Sail Boat

Product ID: 164643
Get back to nature on a small group, 3-hour cruise off the southwest coast of Tenerife. Sail from Los Gigantes aboard a beautiful sailing boat and get a good chance to see dolphins, pilot whales and turtles in their natural environment.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German

Pickup included

Pick-up possible from locations between Los Gigantes and Fañabe Coast on the southwest coast of Tenerife. Please request your pick-up a minimum of 24 hours before your trip.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the cliffs of Los Gigantes from the sea
  • Look for dolphins, pilot whales and turtles in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Stop for a swim and snorkel at a small cove on the coast of Tenerife
Full description
Climb aboard a beautiful sailing boat at the port in Los Gigantes and set sail on a 3-hour small-group cruise to look for whales and other marine life in their natural environment.

Cruise out into the open sea in search for dolphins and pilot whales in an intimate group of no more than 9 people. Help raise the sail if the conditions are right and travel across the waves powered by the wind! Get served complimentary drinks, along with fresh fruit on board the boat.

Drop anchor to go for a swim in the sea or snorkel with the marine life in a small cove of outstanding beauty. Return to the boat to enjoy freshly made sandwiches. Then, slowly navigate your way back to port enjoying the great views of the cliffs along the way.
  • Pick-up service from locations between Los Gigantes and La Caleta
  • 3-hour whale watching cruise
  • Time to swim and snorkel
  • Fresh fruit, home-made sandwiches (vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available)
  • Beverages, including cava, white and red wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Snorkeling equipment
What’s Not Included
  • Towels
  • Photos
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Know before you go
• Bring a towel, your swimming costume and spare clothes to change into after swimming
• Wear comfortable and breathable clothing
• A light jacket is recommended
• Bring your sunglasses and high SPF sunscreen. There is a shaded area on the boat but the reflections from the sea means you will burn faster than usual
• To avoid getting seasick, rest the night before as without rest you are more prone to get seasick. Avoid drinking alcohol the night before because alcohol dehydrates the body. If you do drink alcohol, drink plenty of water to reduce dehydration and minimize the effects. You should be hydrated, but not full of liquids. Eat something before the cruise as it is important not to be hungry. Don’t eat fatty or acidic foods before sailing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 409 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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It was a fantastic morning! Picked up and dropped back off after from our hotel. A beautiful boat with a lovely crew, very friendly and accommodating. We were lucky enough to see both whales and dolphins, followed by relaxing sunbathe/the option to go snorkelling and a nice lunch. Would definitely recommend and will be coming back for sure next year.

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March 13, 2020

It was a great sailing trip, with a lot of warmth from Eileen and the captain, good information about the marine life. We were greeted very friendly, delicious sandwiches and drinks were served. We saw dolphins and pilot whales and that was definitely the highlight of this tour. We can only recommend this 3 hour tour. Thank you for this great experience!

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March 3, 2020

My wife and I enjoyed the trip very much as we were lucky to see three different species of dolphin. The skipper was very good at responding to any viewings of the dolphins and pointing them out to us. The sailing boat was clean and seating areas very comfortable. The crew were hospitable and took good care of us and were attentive to our needs. We have already recommended this trip others staying at our hotel.

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February 24, 2020

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Third Element S.L.

Product ID: 164643