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Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

1. 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: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

2. 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: Canyoning Trip

3. Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

Embark on a canyoning adventure: descend into a canyon, travel through the water course and enjoy exercises such as walking, jumping, swimming, abseiling. You will be dressed with neopren, helmet, and security personal equipment (harness, carabiner and descender). Once changed, walk towards the beginning of the canyon and begin your unforgettable experience where no experience at all is required.  Then, depending on the choosen canyon, you will go through laurisilva forests, descending waterfalls (summer season), or jumping from different heights and sliding down natural slides (winter season).

Gran Canaria: Afternoon Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drink

4. 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.

Playa del Inglés: Surfing Class for Beginners

5. Playa del Inglés: Surfing Class for Beginners

Become a surfer for the day in the perfect year-round weather conditions of Gran Canaria. Visit the most beautiful beaches on the island, and discover the best waves for learning. Enjoy maximum fun and maximum safety as you get to grips with surfing. Classes begin with a theory lesson in the surf school at the foot of the spectacular sand dunes of Maspalomas. The video class is a fun, uncomplicated session that will soon set you up for a day in the water. Then, it's time to get wet and put theory into action. Once your instructors have located the best beach conditions, they will be in the water with you at all times, making sure that you get the most out of your session. As a mobile unit, the instructors will determine the best conditions on your lesson day, meaning you will not only learn how to surf, but will discover some of the most beautiful spots on Gran Canaria, and get to experience the island’s surf culture up close.

Gran Canaria: Discover Scuba Diving Beginner Program

6. 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.

Gran Canaria: 8-Hour Lazy Wednesdays Tour From Las Palmas

7. Gran Canaria: 8-Hour Lazy Wednesdays Tour From Las Palmas

Head to the Bandama volcano, the first stop on this 8-hour tour. See the largest crater of an extinct volcano on the island and enjoy views of the east coast, mountains and Las Palmas. Continue to Santa Brígida, admire its historical center and grab a coffee at a traditional coffee shop. Continue up to Pico de las Nieves, the island’s highest point. Take in views that often include the neighboring island of Tenerife. Visit San Bartolomé, a mountain village with an ethnographic museum that you can visit free of charge. Stop for lunch at a traditional taverna in the village of Fataga (additional cost). Afterward, head to the Maspalomas sand dunes and enjoy 45 minutes of free time before returning back to Las Palmas.

Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

8. Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

The island of Gran Canaria boasts a diverse range of African, Mediterranean, and Atlantic marine life. Rely on a knowledgeable guide to show you the best snorkel spots and encounter interesting ocean flora and fauna. Begin your snorkel adventure at the diving center in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria where you will complete basic paperwork and have a pre-snorkel briefing. After your guide prepares the wetsuits and snorkeling equipment, you will drive to one of the local beaches for a snorkeling excursion. Learn how to use your equipment and dive in for a guided snorkeling experience during which your guide will lead to the best spots, pointing out and identifying the local marine life. Following your snorkel session, you will be driven back to the dive center. 

Gran Canaria: Try Scuba Diving for Beginners

9. Gran Canaria: Try Scuba Diving for Beginners

Discover the amazing world beneath the surface under the supervision of an experienced PADI Instructor in the calm and clear waters of Gran Canaria. Master the basics of scuba diving in a 3-hour lesson. After a brief introduction about the basic safety points from your diving instructor, you will be provided with top of the range equipment and dive outfits. Then, you will head to a local dive site for a detailed briefing on everything you need to know to enjoy your first experience of scuba diving. Enter the water at your own pace and learn a few basic skills before going on a guided dive. After you've become familiar with the breathing techniques used, guided by qualified instructors, get ready for your first dive. In small groups of no more than 2 people per instructor, begin your discovery of the life below the surface. Experience the incredible sensation of weightlessness as you dive in a safe and controlled environment.

Gran Canaria: Canyoning in the Rainforest

10. Gran Canaria: Canyoning in the Rainforest

Get your thrills in the beautiful canyons of Gran Canaria on a fun-packed canyoning adventure. Climb over rocks, slide down waterfalls, and much more! Reconnect with nature as you navigate riverbeds accompanied and secured by a professional team of canyoning instructors. No previous climbing experience is required, but a good level of physical fitness is essential. Overcome your fears as you slide down rocks and refresh yourself in the freshwater of the endless waterfalls. Put on a good pair or water-resistant shoes and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

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What people are saying about Maspalomas

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 26 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 :)

Highly recommend! We upgraded to a priority booking once we arrived, priority booking gets you a bed and a complementary bottle/ cocktail on arrival. If you stick with the general admission ticket, you’re left with a seat only and with the heat and length of the trip a bed is what you really want. Some great swimming spots with a quick trip on the banana boat. We chose to do the parasail as well which was a great addition. Be sure to have cash on the boat for additional activities and drinks outside of what’s included. All the staff on the boat were super friendly and the food was just delicious!!

The treatment by all the staff was wonderful, the activities super cool, the music very good. It has surprised me very very very well. Reading some bad comments I was a little scared but nothing, the truth is that for me and my two friends it has been unbeatable. Also the boat, we saw it from the bus and thought, my goodness, that boat is cool! It was the one I didn't like the most and surprise! It was ours!

Everything was perfect! The guide was o informed and nice. The other people of the tour were from many different countries and therefore even if I was alone I had no problem at all. I highly recommend this to anyone, the team is great, the tour is useful and what it offers it’s really cheap! Do not miss the opportunity!

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