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Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

1. Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

Enjoy a 2.5-hour trip by boat along the waters surrounding Gran Canaria and see beautiful dolphins and whales up close. There is a bar aboard for those who wish to buy some drinks during the trip. The boat will come as close as possible to these amazing sea creatures so that you can experience their natural habitat from as close as possible. Take photos as you watch whales and dolphins play.

Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

2. Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

Enjoy a day of fun in the sun with this catamaran cruise from Gran Canaria. Stop to snorkel thorugh crystal-clear waters or take a ride on the banana boat. Cool off with chilled beer, sangria, juice, and soft drinks. Listen to DJ music and admire beaches like Tiritaña and Tauro. Your coastal adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in the south of Gran Canaria before you board one of Spain's most spectacular catamarans. On the boat, take advantage of the many luxury facilities while the friendly staff serve you a refreshing welcome drink. Set sail onto the sea and feel the cool breeze provide respite from the hot Spanish sunshine as you travel to a selection of hidden beaches off the coast of the island. Enjoy stunning panoramic views along the way and marvel at the crystal clear waters of Tiritaña, Perchel and Tauro. As you explore the island, sit back and relax on one of the boat’s 15 Balinese-style beds, and listen to the music spun by one of the onboard DJs. Feast on a gastronomic menu made from premium produce, and sip on a sparkling glass of champagne or deliciously cold beer. At the next destination, the tropical beach of Anfi del Mar, soak up the warm Mediterranean sun on deck or cool off in the sea with some fun water activities.

Gran Canaria: Off-Road Jeep Safari

3. Gran Canaria: Off-Road Jeep Safari

Enjoy the captivating scenery of Gran Canaria on an off-road jeep adventure. Discover an amazing mix of history and beautiful natural scenery. Get picked up from your accommodations and go off-road in a jeep from Salobre to Lake Chira. Take in the spectacular views of Roque Noblo. Rest up with a coffee break in Tirajana and visit the town's historic church. Drive through the Valley of the Thousand Palms to the captivating village of Fataga. Have a last stop at Mirador Las Moscas before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

4. Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

Cruise along the southwestern coastline of Gran Canaria. Relax in style and take in views of beautiful beaches and dramatic cliffs and coves. Enjoy relaxation, fun, and adventure on an award-winning luxury catamaran.  Head out with the captain on a speedboat ride. Swim and snorkel, or take advantage of the discounts on donut rides, or on jet skiing and parasailing experiences. Enjoy a delicious buffet prepared for you by the crew. Savor traditional potatoes served with mojo sauce, chicken meatballs, and a choice of salads and bread rolls. Drinks are always available: choose from sangria, beer, soft drinks, juice, coffee and water.

Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

5. Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

Embark on an excursion of a duration of 1 hour or 2 hours, depending on the option selected. First get acquainted with your surefooted and gentle horses, with companions suitable for all ages and levels of horseriding ability. With your expert guide, set off on the mountain trails and discover the beautiful and rugged volcanic landscape of Gran Canaria. See tropical plantations, the sight of large sand dunes in the distance, and admire the vista of Maspalomas Beach. Arrive back at the ranch, where you can purchase a refreshing drink and some snacks. Feel free to visit the farm animals who live onsite, before your activity finishes.

Gran Canaria Guided Buggy Tour

6. Gran Canaria Guided Buggy Tour

Discover Gran Canaria from a different perspective on a buggy drive along some of the island's adventurous roads. Marvel at the impressive natural landscapes of Fataga. The guided excursion starts by heading for the Ayagaures Valley. Drive to the Pedro Gonzales viewpoint for panoramic views. Get a breathtaking view of the Ayagaures Valley with its reservoir and surrounding mountains. Continue along unpaved roads to explore more exciting canyons. See the impressive mountains and charming villages in the south of Gran Canaria. Discover reservoirs and the Valley of Fataga. Go to some of the most beautiful observation points on Gran Canaria on an extensive 2-hour buggy ride through the imposing southern half of the island.

Gran Canaria: Afternoon Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drink

7. Gran Canaria: Afternoon Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drink

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon catamaran cruise along the coast of Gran Canaria. Enjoy the views of the coast and help yourself to unlimited drinks onboard, as well as delicious buffet lunch. Relax as you cruise along the southwest coast and get amazing views of the fishing village of Mogan as you make your way past dramatic cliffs and hidden coves. Drop anchor to swim in the refreshing water, or avail of the onboard snorkeling equipment and get up close to the marine life. For an additional cost, indulge your sense of adventure, hold on tight and ride across the waves onboard a donut. Take control of a jet-ski or get bird's eye views on an amazing parasail. Save money with discounted rates on different water sports activities, or choose to lie back on the comfortable sun-cushions and soak up the sunshine. Be pampered as the crew prepares a delicious meal of traditional potatoes served with mojo sauce, chicken meatballs, a choice of 2 salads, and bread rolls, washed down with unlimited sangria, beer, soft drinks, juice, coffee, and water.

Gran Canaria: Off-Road Day Tour with Optional Lunch

8. Gran Canaria: Off-Road Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Spend an unforgettable day discovering Gran Canaria’s interior on a 4-wheel drive safari that takes you along dirt paths and rural roads. You’ll travel by a fully-equipped jeep with a highly skilled driver and guide, who knows every inch of the route. On this day tour, you’ll head to the very heart of the island and experience why Gran Canaria is referred to as a miniature continent. The tour offers you plenty of opportunities to take photos and there is a stop for an optional lunch to enjoy typical Canarian specialties (costs not included). 

Gran Canaria: Discover Scuba Diving Beginner Program

9. Gran Canaria: Discover Scuba Diving Beginner Program

Start your journey to becoming a confident diver on a half-day scuba diving lesson in the calm waters of Mogan on the coast of Gran Canaria. Learn about diving theory and practice some basic diving skills in shallow water to get ready to take your first open water scuba dive. Appreciate the beauty of the marine life with the help of professional instructors who will make sure you are safe and comfortable underwater at all times. Benefit from the warm climate and white sand beaches to make your underwater experience truly memorable. Receive a discover scuba diving participant's guide as a keepsake souvenir that can also be used if you intend to continue or upgrade your scuba diving level.

Maspalomas: Rental E-Scooter Chopper 2 seat

10. Maspalomas: Rental E-Scooter Chopper 2 seat

Explore the island independently and without the stress of keeping up with a tour group with this easy rental. The Harley-style electric scooters are a convenient and ecologically-friendly way to effortlessly explore the south of Gran Canaria with your partner, family or friends during your holidays – only a driver's license is required. Worried about getting lost in the streets, or need inspiration on the best places to visit? That’s no problem — you’ll receive a map with mobile phone support that will show you different routes you can follow. For example, you could discover the spectacular dunes of golden sand at Maspalomas, a natural reserve. Or, you could visit the Maspalomas Botanical Park, which covers an area of 12,000 square meters and holds more than 500 tropical plant species. Another point of interest is the incredible Oasis of Maspalomas, also known as “Charca”, a small lagoon used as a migration destination for almost 40 species of birds. It’s recommended to complete your amazing experience by visiting the Meloneras promenade, considered the most beautiful promenade in the south of Gran Canaria and with excellent views of the sea.

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4.5 / 5

based on 983 reviews

The instructors were awesome: friendly and encouraging. Greeting to Damian, who had such great energy. After filling out some forms, the instructions were taught in prerecorded videos. Tip: Bring a banana, you can feed the fish under the water. The dive itself was done directly from the beach, you walk into the water and then start diving up to 8 meters. The underwater time is around 30 mins. You can see trumpet fishes and octopuses. I am very respectful in regard to water, but when I was down, everything was so peaceful, playful, and clean. The fishes are really looking at you and are not fearful at all. I enjoyed this experience so much, I will learn to dive in Zanzibar next year :)

Really nice safari, the guides were very sweet, not all of them spoke good english but managed to understand each other well. We had 3 guides, including a Dutchman, so if something was not completely clear, we could ask again later. We were picked up at our hotel so that was great too. Seen beautiful views and really experienced the off-road feeling. We were comfortable in the Landrovers, but mixed with another group in the car.

Totally recommended experience! The very friendly crew, you have enough time to do the activities it offers, and also the exquisite food!

Great experience, informative, price / performance absolutely ok., nice driver, is a recommendation.

I really liked the experience and my little son also very nice everything