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Dolphin & Whale Watching in Tenerife - 3h Tour in Tenerife

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Whale Watching Tenerife Trip with Arriro sailing yacht is an inexpensive option. Go see pilot whales! Often also dolphins. Swim or snorkel. And sometimes see sea turtles from a sailing yacht. Don't like big and crowded catamarans. Get with us on a perfect whale watch!


  • Boat trip with Arriro sailing yacht in a small group - max. 10 people on board!
  • The best whale watching Tenerife can grant is guaranteed!
  • With a bit of luck you see also dolphins and sea turtles!
  • Swimming and snorkelling stop at the best site!
  • Beer or sangria, soft drinks and sandwich included!
Whale Watching Tenerife - 3h Trip by Arriro Yacht



Enjoy this memorable Tenerife whale and dolphins watching trip. Aboard the spacious Arriro sailing yacht. With just up to 10 people on board. You’ll get a chance to watch these majestic marine animals without feeling crowded.

Tenerife whale watching excursions are a common way to make the most of your holidays. It thanks to the near-constant presence of pilot whales all year round. With us you’re guaranteed to see whales every time you head out into the Atlantic. This is a unique trip to embark on.

Ready to go on a Tenerife whale safari? Keep reading for all the details about this incredible and affordable! cruise.


This Spanish island is well-known for its trips to go whale and dolphin watching. Tenerife South waters is a famous pilot whale territory. It's easy to see these stunning creatures no matter when you have your holidays.

Tenerife whale watching excursions head out on comfortable sailboats, yachts. And even big catamarans. Depending on your budget and your preferences – you can get a range of whale and dolphin cruises. Tenerife gives you the chance to see the best of nature, up close and personal.

We give a guarantee you will see Pilot whales with Arriro. Every time you head out onto one of our Tenerife dolphin and whale watching trips. You’ll get a chance to go snorkeling. See turtles if lucky, plenty of fish, and even some dolphins.

This tour is an affordable option for families to go out into the deep ocean. See the best the ocean has to offer.


The Atlantic Ocean gives us incredible chances to see pilot whales. Any time of the year. We’ll embark out from the Marina Puerto Colón. Then head straight out into open waters in search of pilot whales.

Thanks to our experienced captains, you’re guaranteed to see these enormous creatures. Every time you go whale watching in Tenerife. Our team knows the best spots to head out and go whale watching. Tenerife’s oceans are full of marine life. It's making out excursions a great family-friendly event for any holiday.

Other whale species, dolphins and sea turtles require a bit more luck to spot. But you’re guaranteed to be able to watch pilot whales. Our best Tenerife sea charters' operator know the right spots near the Costa Adeje.


The Arriro Yacht trip makes it easy to go see the best the ocean has to offer. While you’re on board, we’ll offer some light beverages and sandwiches. Not a big deal, but to keep your spirits up while gazing at these awesome creatures.

The whale watching Tenerife shared sailing charters with the Arriro Yacht are:

  1. Affordable options
  2. A more intimate viewing experience
  3. A private atmosphere
  4. Guaranteed to see pilot whales
  5. Able to stop at the best beaches
  6. Equipped with WC, and shaded zones

Is your goal to have an exceptional time while going whale and dolphin watching? Tenerife, Spain is the holiday spot for you.


Ready to get out there and see some giants of the sea? Hop onto the Arriro sailing yacht for a 3-hour excursion out into the deep sea.

When you jump onto the boat, you’ll get:

  • The best whale and dolphin watching in Tenerife

  • A chance at seeing some sea turtles

  • Swimming and snorkeling in crystal-clear water

  • Beer, sangria, soft drinks, and sandwiches included

The Arriro Yacht is a 39ft (12m) long yacht. Equipped with a basic WC, shaded zones, and open space for tanning. It’s also equipped with a small bar area to prepare snacks and drinks to make the most out of your relaxing trip.


The trip will embark out from Pier 11 from the Marina Puerto Colón in Tenerife South. You’ll get on the boat and from there. We’ll head out to the deep waters in search of the pilot whales.

We’ll get up-close with these majestic creatures, having time to photos and video of them. Then we’ll head over to our swimming and snorkeling spot at some of the best beaches in Tenerife.

We might head over to:

  • El Puertito

  • Hippie Beach

  • Playa de Los Morteros

  • Bahía del Duque Beach

Depending on the water and what we see out in the sea – we might adjust locations and times. While the trip is 3 hours from embarking to disembarking, we may change the course.

Greetings from Jose, the Captain of Arriro Yacht! 16 Years of Experience in Sustainable Whale Watching in Tenerife!

Hello, Adventurers! 🚤🐳

Let us tell you a sea tale about Jose. He is the captain of Arriro yacht. Captain Jose loves the ocean and the amazing whales and dolphins that live in it. Especially around the Canary Islands. He has spent 16 whole years, that’s even older than some of you, exploring the waves. And making friends with the sea animals. All while taking care and being kind to our big ocean home!

Jose knows all about how to see the whales the right way. That keeps them happy and safe. This is what we call sustainable whale watching. It means we get to see the pretty pilot, fin whales or humpback whales having fun in the ocean. Without bothering them. Jose takes families, just like yours, on whale and dolphin-watching tours. You can wave hello to the playful dolphins. If lucky, watch the giant whales swim by. In the beautiful, blue sea near Tenerife. This is one of the top spots to go whale watching!

Our friend Jose may explain about a special place called the whale heritage site. It's a marine natural reserve along the Tenerife South coastline. This place is super important. It's like a safe and cozy home in the ocean for the whales and dolphins. The government of the Canary Islands helps to look after these places. Tenerife is like a shiny jewel in the sea where the whales can live happy.

So, when planning your whale adventures, join Jose's tour. Learn about the sea while keeping the whales joyful and free! 🌊🐋🐬


Have you been on one of our whale watching tours? No? So try! Tenerife is going to be full of wonders for you. But even though this holiday experience will be full of awe-inspiring sights. There are a few key points you need to keep in mind:

  1. This particular Tenerife dolphin and whale watching trip is meant to be a budget excursion. Our primary focus is to head out into the waters and see these stunning animals. For this reason – we’ll offer simple beverages and snacks. Just to keep your spirits and energy up. Our gastronomic selection is basic and limited. And won’t offer a full restaurant-style experience. Have any special requirements for food or drink? Feel free to bring them along with you.
  2. This trip offers a more private atmosphere compared to larger catamaran excursions. We’ll take up to 10 people onboard. This is a great choice for anyone looking for a more personal experience.
  3. Do you believe you are prone to seasickness? Please take any appropriate medicine 1 hour before boarding. This will help prevent nausea. And make sure you are able to enjoy your time with pilot whales. Tenerife offers plenty of seaside experiences. So make sure you’re prepared!
  4. We suggest bringing your own large beach towels. Especially if you’d like to tan on the deck. And dry off after swimming.

Be sure to book your whale watching Tenerife trip as far in advance as possible. As this is a popular excursion and only 10 people are able to board – tickets sell out fast.

Please be sure to arrive on time for boarding to not cause any delays. No show or delay means no cancellation refund.

  • The trip is available daily at 10:00 and 13:00 in the Winter. Plus an additional trip at 16:00 in the Summer.

The captain of the Arriro speaks English and Spanish. But you are welcome to participate in the dolphin and whale boat trip (Tenerife). There are no language barriers with whales and dolphins.

What is the best whale watching season in Tenerife?

Have you wondered about seeing big whales splashing in the sea? Let’s dive into an ocean tale. About the best whale watching on a magical island called Tenerife. Whales love to swim in the warm and gentle waters around Tenerife. Making it one of the top spots to see them!

But is there a special time called the best whale watching season? Where we can see lots of them, playing and splashing around with their whale friends.

When is this whale-tastic season in Tenerife?

Good news, – in Tenerife, whale watching is wonderful all year round! You heard right. You can see whales and dolphins in Tenerife any time you visit.

The ocean there is like a big, cozy home for different kinds of whales. Like the pilot, fin whales and the humpback whales. Imagine seeing them flip their tails and jump high above the sea. What a fun thing to do in Tenerife!

But wait, there’s more to share! Going on a whale and dolphin boat trip with your family? It is one of the most fun things to do in Tenerife. While sailing on the blue ocean, we can learn about whales. Do photos, play games, and make sure to keep our eyes open to spot these big, gentle creatures. And remember to choose the best whale watching tours. Like this one. That is kind and careful with the whales. So we protect them and their beautiful ocean home. Let's plan our whale adventure in wonderful Tenerife!


Dolphin watching in Tenerife is an extra experience to not miss. This forms an integral part of our trip from Puerto Colon. A magical appeal in watching these playful creatures surf the bow waves created by our boat. The dolphin watching tours in Tenerife commence with the start of our trip.

An adventure of searching for whales and dolphins in the azure blue waters. Out here, you have the chance to not only see dolphins in Tenerife. But encounter later the spectacular sight of whales. Get blessed with the frequent sightings of the best Tenerife dolphin watch. Alongside scores of other marine species.

On our tours, you get the moments to see whales and dolphins in their natural environment. You can witness these creatures perform flips and tricks. Giving you an experience to remember. It is worth noting that Tenerife is one of the few places in the world for it. You can see both dolphins and pilot whales throughout the year. It's no surprise why tourists get attracted to Tenerife like bees to honey.

You might wonder how different one dolphin is from the other. Well, a Tenerife dolphin has distinct habits from dolphins of any other regions. When watching whales, you would observe that the dolphin. Besides the whales, they show its fascinating traits of high intelligence and playful nature.

There are many dolphin watching tours in Tenerife. It can be overwhelming to choose the best. But our approach ensures a heart-warming and less intrusive interaction with these marine species. That's making ours one of the best excursions to embark upon.

Get joyful sight of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. It will leave you with awe-inspiring memories that last a lifetime.


When you go to Tenerife, make sure to take our whale and dolphin watching tour. You can see these amazing animals up close and have lots of fun on a boat. You may see a dolphin on your whale watch!

In Tenerife, you might go on a catamaran. That's a big, safe boat, but overcrowded. With our yacht you will get more intimate sightings. They swim right next to the boat, and you can watch them play and splash. It’s one of the best things to do in Tenerife!

Whale watching in Tenerife is not only fun. But it's a special because there are so many types of whales and dolphins around the island. Remember, it’s important to be quiet and respectful when we watch them. So they can live happy and safe in their home.

Let’s protect the whales and dolphins. So that when you come back to Tenerife, they will be here. Swimming and playing in the blue sea!

Tenerife is one special spot on the Canary island where lots of whales and dolphins like to play! Did you know you can watch these big, fun animals close up? Tenerife whale watching is such an exciting thing to do. Let's learn about some whales you might see while whale watching in Tenerife!

  • Short-finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) 🐳

Pilot whales are big, shiny, and love to swim in their pods. They are one of the whales you can see on a whale watching tour in Tenerife. Families of pilot whales play in the waters of Tenerife. They eat squid and fish and can swim deep in the ocean!

Adults measure around 18 to 24 feet (5.5 to 7.3 meters) in length. And can weigh up to 3,000 kilograms.

Short-finned Pilot Whales are social animals. They travel in close-knit family groups known as pods. These pods can consist of several dozen whales. And you can see them spy-hopping, breaching, and lob tailing. These whales migrating in temperate and tropical oceans worldwide. But there are three places in the world where the live as resident. All year long. And Canary Islands is one of these places.

That's why on our whale watching you will see them for 100%.

  • Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) 🐳

Sperm whales have huge heads and can dive deep to find their food. They live all over the world. If you're lucky you can see them when you go whale watching. They have big families, and they talk to each other with clicks!

These majestic creatures have dark grey or brownish skin with a wrinkled texture. Adult Sperm Whales can reach lengths of 50 to 60 feet (15 to 18 meters). And weigh up to 45 tons.

Sperm Whales has a remarkable diving abilities. They capable of plunging to great depths in search of prey. Which's squid and fish. Their extended deep dives can last over an hour. These whales are social animals. And they live in pods of around 15 to 20 animals.

The global population of Sperm Whales is estimated to be around 200,000.

  • Bryde's Whale (Balaenoptera edeni) 🐳

Bryde's Whales (Balaenoptera edeni) are sleek, streamlined marine mammals. With a slender body and a bluish-gray colouration.

Bryde's Whales are long and move fast in the water. They use special plates in their mouths to catch tiny food in the sea. You might watch them jump out of the water when you're on a whale watch!

They measure between 40 and 55 feet (12 to 17 meters) in length. And weigh around 10 to 25 tons. These baleen whales have baleen plates instead of teeth for filter-feeding. Primarily on small prey like krill and schooling fish.

Bryde's Whales has solitary and elusive behavior. They are found in warm temperate and tropical waters worldwide, often inhabiting coastal areas.

  • Cuvier's Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris) 🐳

Cuvier's Whales has a long nose and love to dive deep. They are not easy to find. But if you are lucky, you might see one on your Tenerife whale watching tour!

They have a slender, torpedo-shaped body. And rounded forehead with a distinctive beak-like snout. Their colouration is dark grey to brown. And they lack a prominent dorsal fin. Adult Cuvier's Beaked Whales can measure between 15 and 23 feet or 4.5 to 7 meters.

These deep-diving whales famous for their remarkable abilities to reach extreme depths. In search of squid, their primary prey. They can dive as deep as 9,800 feet (3,000 meters). And can stay submerged for extended periods. Cuvier's Beaked Whales are encountered in small groups or as solitary individuals.

  • Blainville's Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) 🐳

Blainville's Whales have lots of scars from adventures in the ocean. They dive deep and are hard to spot. But when you do see them, it’s exciting!

They measure between 12 and 18 feet or 3.7 to 5.5 meters in length. And have a bluish-grey to brownish colouration. These whales lack a dorsal fin and have a bulbous forehead.

They are deep divers. Capable of descending to great depths in search of prey. That consist of squid and at times fish. Scars on their bodies likely resulting from encounters with predators or squids' beaks.

  • Northern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) 🐳

Northern Bottlenose Whales are friendly. It's not rare to see them come close to boats. They like cold water and have big families. They dive deep to find their favourite food - the squid!

They have a bulbous, bulbous forehead or "melon". It slopes down to their short beak, giving them a distinctive profile. These whales are large. Adults measuring between 20 and 30 feet or 6 to 9 meters in length. They are grey or brownish.

Northern Bottlenose Whales famous for their curious and inquisitive behavior. Their total population size is small.

  • Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) 🐳

Minke Whales are smaller than the other whales but quick! They can jump out of the water and make big splashes. If you watch the water, you might see one!

They have a slender body. Dark grey to black on top and white underneath. With a white band on each flipper. Adult Minke Whales measures around 20 to 30 feet, 6 to 9 meters.

Minke Whales feed on small fish, krill, and other planktonic organisms. They use baleen plates to filter their prey from the water.

  • Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis) 🐳

Sei whales are big, gentle giants living in the ocean. They love to eat tiny fish and can swim fast! You might see them jump out of the water. If you go on a whale watching tour in Tenerife, you might spot one of these cool creatures! Whale watching is fun because the whale might wave with its big tail. Tenerife is a special place where we can watch them play in the water.

It is a graceful marine mammal marked by its slender, streamlined body. They have a dark bluish-gray to black colouration. With a white underside and white markings on the belly. Adult Sei Whales can reach lengths of 40 to 60 feet or 12 to 18 meters. And weigh up to 30 tons.

Sei Whales are fast swimmers. These baleen whales feed on krill, small fish, and other planktonic prey. Using their baleen plates to filter food from the water.

  • Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) 🐳

Do you know the fin whale? It's huge, even bigger than the Sei whale! They love swimming fast and deep in the big, blue sea. When you're in Tenerife, you might see them while you're on a whale and dolphin watching adventure. Can you imagine seeing a whale that is as long as three buses? That’s a fin whale for you!

They are referred to as the "greyhound of the sea" due to its streamlined appearance. These whales have a long, sleek body. With a dark bluish-grey colouration on their back and a white underside. They possess a V-shaped head with a prominent ridge on top. And a single, small dorsal fin.

Fin Whales are among the largest animals on Earth. Adults reaching lengths of 60 to 80 feet or 18 to 24 meters. And weighing up to 70 tons!

They feed on small schooling fish, krill, and other plankton filtering water.

  • False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens) 🐳

False killer whales have a funny name, right? They aren’t real killer whales, but they sure are big and love to have fun in the ocean. They love playing and jumping in the warm sun. Imagine going on a catamaran in Tenerife and seeing them leap over the waves. That's so much fun to watch! A whale watch can become the best memory of your trip to this Canary Island!

They have a tall, curved dorsal fin and a long, pointed head. These cetaceans are large. Adults reaching lengths of 15 to 20 feet or 4.5 to 6 meters. And weighing up to 2,000 kilograms.

False Killer Whales are social and travel in groups called pods. Their pods can number in the hundreds. They have a playful and acrobatic behavior. Including leaping, breaching, and riding bow waves. They feed on fish and squid.

But there's a sad and dark side of the false whale. They hunt in big coordinated groups. They hunt for dolphins and other smaller whales or their babies. These intelligent and social marine mammals lives in tropical and temperate oceans.

  • Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) 🐳

Killer whales are smart and love to play and hunt in their whale family, called a pod. In Tenerife, you might see them chasing after tuna or even saying hello with a big splash. Go on a whale and dolphin tour in Tenerife. Along the coast from Las Galletas and close to Los Gigantes. It could give you a tiny chance to see them in action. Did you know killer whales aren't whales? They're a kind of dolphin!

They have a tall, triangular dorsal fin that can reach up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) in height. It varies among populations. Adult male orcas measure between 20 and 26 feet (6 to 8 meters) in length. Females are smaller.

Killer Whales has a complex social structures and intelligence. They live in cohesive family groups known as pods. And exhibit a wide range of behaviours. Their diet is diverse and includes fish, squid, and marine mammals like seals and sea lions. Orcas are referred to as "top predators" in marine ecosystems.

  • Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) 🐳

Humpback whales are big and love to sing songs in the ocean! They have long arms, called fins, and they love to jump out of the water. When you go to Tenerife, you have a chance to see whales like them!

They like to eat krill and tiny fish. And humpbacks are one of the most popular whales to watch because they're so fun and playful. Tenerife whale watching is a great thing to do. You may hear their songs and see them play in the blue sea!

One of their most prominent features is their long pectoral fins. Fins can be up to a third of their body length and marked with unique patterns.

Adult Humpback Whales measures between 40 and 50 feet (12 to 15 meters) in length. And can weigh up to 40 tons. They are famous for their enchanting songs during the breeding season.

Humpback Whales doing their epic annual migrations. That's why time to time we can meet them by Tenerife. They are a symbol of ocean conservation.

  • Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps) 🐳

Meet a tiny whale called the Pygmy Sperm Whale. They are small and have a big, round head. When they swim in the sea in Tenerife, they like to be alone and enjoy their quiet time. Pygmy sperm whales have a neat trick. They slip under the water, so you have to get close to see them! Dolphins and pilot whales are their friends and don't miss an occasion to play nearby.

They have a dark grey to bluish-gray body. With lighter patches on their underside, and a rounded, bulbous forehead. These whales have a small dorsal fin located far down their back. Adult Pygmy Sperm Whales measures around 8 to 11 feet or 2.4 to 3.4 meters in length. And weigh about 900 to 1,000 kilograms.

Their diet consists of squid and fish, which they catch using their sharp teeth.

  • Dwarf Sperm Whale (Kogia sima) 🐳

Dwarf Sperm Whales are small like their Pygmy friends. And they're a bit shy! They like to eat fish and squid, just like the other whales. But they like to eat alone and stay hidden. If you start with us from Puerto Colon, a special place in Tenerife, you may spot one. That would be an exciting thing to do in Tenerife, wouldn’t it?

Adults measuring around 8 to 9 feet or 2.4 to 2.7 meters in length. And weighing up to 600 kilograms.

Dwarf Sperm Whales known for their solitary and cryptic behavior. They avoid boats and remain hidden at the water's surface.

  • Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) 🐳

Blue whales are the biggest animals on Earth! They’re as long as three buses and are gentle and kind. When you are in Tenerife, looking at whales, you may see them slow moving in the water. Blue whale like to be alone or with just a few friends. Swimming in the warm, sunny sea. It's one of the best whale watching experiences to see such a big, lovely whale! But you must be super lucky to spot a blue whale.

Blue Whales are awe-inspiring giants. Adult reaching lengths of 70 to 100 feet or 21 to 30 meters. And weighing up to 200 tons. They have baleen plates. They use them to feed on tiny planktonic organisms like krill and small fish.


Let’s learn about dolphins we can watch in Tenerife! It's fun to watch these friendly animals in the big blue sea. When you go to Tenerife, you can take our whale and dolphin watching tour. And see these lovely creatures close up!

Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) 🐬

Common Dolphins like to play and have fun. You can watch them jump high in the water when you are on a whale watch tour in Tenerife. They are friendly and love to race beside boats. Their bodies are smooth and shiny, with pretty colours like yellow and grey. In Tenerife, it’s one of the dolphin species you can enjoy watching!

Common Dolphins are small, measuring between 6 and 8 feet or 1.8 to 2.4 meters in length. And weighing around 100 to 200 kilograms. They are social creatures. You can see them in a large, energetic groups, leaping and riding the bow waves of boats.

Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) 🐬

Bottlenose Dolphins are big and smart! They are stars of TV and films. You can watch them do cool tricks like flip and play in the water during your trip in Tenerife. This kind of dolphin watching in Tenerife can be the best part of your trip!

Their colours vary from light grey to bluish-grey on top. And a lighter grey or pinkish hue on their underside.

Bottlenose Dolphins are large. They are ones of the largest dolphins. Adults measuring between 8 and 12 feet or 2.4 to 3.7 meters. And weighing between 300 and 600 kilograms.

They are super intelligent and social animals. You may see them in groups or pods ranging from a few to several dozen. They have a playful and curious nature.

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) 🐬

When you go dolphin watching on the coast of Tenerife, look out for the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin. They have lots of fun spots on their skin, making them easy to watch and spot in the water. When you visit Tenerife, watching them leap and play in the waves is super fun!

Atlantic Spotted Dolphins are small. Measuring between 6 and 7.5 feet or 1.8 to 2.3 meters. The weight is around 110 to 165 kilograms.

Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) 🐬

Striped Dolphins have cool stripes on their bodies and are superfast swimmers! You will love to watch them dash through the water. Get a chance to see them on your whale and dolphin watching adventure in Tenerife. Their fast moves and playful jumps make them a star in the ocean!

Striped Dolphins are small. Their length is between 6 and 8 feet or 1.8 to 2.4 meters. And weight is around 150 to 200 kilograms.

Rough-toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis) 🐬

Let’s try to watch for Rough-toothed Dolphins in Tenerife! They have a special name because their teeth are a bit rough. They love to ride the waves of boats. And you can see them when you go on a special Tenerife dolphin tour.

Rough-toothed Dolphins are medium-sized. Measuring between 6 and 9 feet or 1.8 to 2.7 meters in length. And weighing around 150 to 230 kilograms. They are social creatures. And travel in groups numbering between 10 and 20 members.

Risso's Dolphin (Grampus griseus) 🐬

In Tenerife, Risso's Dolphins are big and like to move slow. They have lots of scratches on their skin as they get older. Watching them glide in the water is so peaceful. Tenerife's whale and dolphin watching lets you see these calm dolphins in their home in the ocean.

These dolphins have a rounded head and lack a beak, which adds to their unique look.

Risso's Dolphins are large. Adult gets between 8 and 13 feet or 2.4 to 4 meters in length. And weight around 400 to 500 kilograms. They feed on squid and live in deep offshore waters.

Did you know all these amazing dolphins live in Tenerife? When you visit, make sure to watch them swim, play, and jump in the beautiful sea. Tenerife is a magical place where we can learn and watch all these special sea friends!


Did you know Tenerife is home to many big and lovely whales? It's true! Tenerife has a place called the Natural Marine Reserve. It is one of the best places to see whales and dolphins. So, if you like big animals and want to see them play in the sea, keep reading!

Imagine being on a boat, and it's a sunny day in the south of Tenerife. You are on a whale watching tour in Tenerife, and your eyes are looking all around the blue sea. Then, splash! A big whale jumps out of the water! You see it up close and watch its giant tail wave hello. Your heart beats fast because it's so exciting and a little magical!

In Tenerife, you can go whale watching and see a variety of whale and dolphin types. Some whales are big and slow, and some dolphins love to play and race the boat. Young pilot whales in Tenerife like to say hi when you take a boat trip. So, get ready to wave back at them and giggle when they splash water your way with their tails!

But wait, there's more fun stuff about this adventure! Did you know there is something called sustainable whale watching in Tenerife? It means that when we go see the whales and dolphins, we make sure they are happy and safe. We don't want to bother them while they play and talk to each other in the big, wide ocean. So, we watch them in a kind and gentle way because we care about all sea friends!

Visit waters between Tenerife and La Gomera. Remember there are so many fun things to do in Tenerife. Like playing on the beach at Playa de Las Américas. But don't forget the gentle giants in the sea. Take a private whale watching tour. Or joining others to see whales in Tenerife. It can be the best part of your trip!

And remember, when we watch them, we do it with love and care. To make sure they are just as happy to see us as we are to see them!


  1. Book your day and time here.

  2. Head out to Pier 11 at the Marina Puerto Colón at the time you chose. Make sure to get here a few minutes earlier

  3. Show your e-Voucher upon boarding

  4. Enjoy your 3-hour whale watching trip!


Depending on your needs (and your budget!) you’ll have plenty of different options to go see some pilot whales while you’re here in Tenerife. From large catamarans to private luxury yachts – the options are endless.

The Arriro Yacht trip is a great choice for anyone who wants to have a bit more privacy. But go right out and see the majestic sea life. This tour is an affordable option. Not for people who are so worried about having a luxury experience.

If you have the budget for it, you can rent our yacht for a private whale watching in Tenerife. If you’d like to have more time, take a trip out to Los Gigantes. Looking for an exclusive experience. Don’t forget about the option of renting the Arirro Yacht all to yourself.

Looking for a non-traditional experience? You’ll be able to check out the Flying Diamant for their glass-bottom boating trip. This is a great choice for anyone who’s prone to getting seasick.

Looking for a longer experience? And without paying much? The Maxicat Catamaran offer 5-hour excursions for just a bit more. You’ll have some extra guests along with you, but the views will be just as wonderful.

It all comes down to what kind of experience you want to get out of whale watching! Tenerife has something to offer for just about anyone.

Sustainable Whale Watching Tour in Tenerife

What's about a special adventure called a whale watching tour in a beautiful place - Tenerife. Tenerife whale watching is not just fun. But a gambling. We don't know what kind to the whales and dolphins we see!

Sustainable whale watching means we make sure not to disturb the big, lovely whales while we watch them. We want them to be happy and safe in their ocean home. Isn’t that nice?

Imagine being on a boat, floating on the waters of southern Tenerife. With the sun shining bright. You might see different whale species like big fin whales and playful humpback whales splashing in the water.

And guess what? Tenerife is the perfect whale watching destination. Because it's a place where the whales and dolphins love to swim and play. If we’re lucky, we might even see pilot whales jumping along the coast of Tenerife!

It’s important to remember some things we need to know about whale watching in Tenerife. We have to be quiet and calm. And make sure our boat doesn’t touch the whales. This is so we don’t scare them or make them sad.

Are you planning your whale-watching activities? Choose the best whale-watching tours that make sure the whales are safe and happy. Because a happy whale means a happy heart for us!


This Spanish island paradise is home to tons of exciting excursions and experiences. From 5-star gastronomical journeys to sightseeing out in the deep blue. You’ll never be without something fun to do.

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What's included

  • Inclusions:
  • 3 hours long boat trip.
  • Whale watching in Tenerife South marine life reserve.
  • Swimming and snorkelling stop.
  • Beer or sangria, soft drinks and sandwich.
  • Exclusions:
  • Transportation - you will have to come to marina Puerto Colon in Costa Adeje by yourself for boarding.


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Atlantic Ocean
  3. Costa Adeje

The Whale Watching Tenerife Trip with Arriro Yacht is available daily at 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM in winter season and also at 4:00 PM during the summer season.

Because we take max 10 people on board, please, book as more as possible in advance - last-minute bookings are not the best option in this case.

Arriro captain speaks English, Spanish and understand more, but basically no matter what language you speak, you can participate in the boat trip!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top Tenerife things to do?

One of the best things to do in Tenerife is engaging in whale watching activities. There are many trips around Tenerife where you can observe amazing marine wildlife.

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Where can I watch Tenerife dolphin and whales?

There are many places for dolphin and whale watching in Tenerife. But the most popular location is the South-West coast. Like Costa Adeje. This is one of the few places worldwide recognized as a Whale Heritage Site.

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How can I go whale watching in Tenerife?

One of the top Tenerife things to do is to book a Tenerife whale watching tour, such as this Dolphin & Whale Watching Tour offered at TripsPoint.

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What whale species can I see in Tenerife?

Tenerife is home to many whale species, most significantly, pilot whales can be seen all year round. Other whale species like fin whales and humpback whales can also be occasionally seen.

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Is the Tenerife whale watching tour available all year?

Yes, this whale watching tour in Tenerife is available throughout the year. However, the chances of seeing certain species vary depending on the season.

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What can I expect from the Tenerife whale watching tour?

On your Tenerife whale tour, you can expect to witness the stunning marine biodiversity of the region.

With the guidance of experienced staff, you're likely to spot different species of dolphins and whales.

It's truly a trip to the Canary Islands you wouldn't want to miss.

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How long does the Tenerife whale watching tour last?

Our Dolphin & Whale Watching Tour in Tenerife takes about 3 hours. It gives you plenty of time to observe the beautiful marine wildlife and enjoy the picturesque seascapes.

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Are there any good areas to stay in Tenerife for easy access to whale watching tours?

There are several good areas to stay in Tenerife for those interested in whale watching.

South Tenerife is a particularly popular choice due to its proximity to many tour departure points.

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Other than watching whales, what other activities are there on the tour?

Apart from whale and dolphin watching, the tour often includes stop to swim or snorkel.

Remember, whale watching in Tenerife is just one of the many enjoyable activities offered.

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Is it guaranteed to see whales on a Tenerife whale watching tour?

We have nearly 100% chances to spot whales during the tour. But nature can be unpredictable making it impossible to guarantee sightings. That said, if whales aren’t spotted on your tour, we offer a free second trip.

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How much time does the Dolphin & Whale Watching in Tenerife - 3h Tour in Tenerife take?

Dolphin & Whale Watching in Tenerife - 3h Tour in Tenerife duration is 3 hours.

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How many days in advance I must book Dolphin & Whale Watching in Tenerife - 3h Tour in Tenerife?

You can book Dolphin & Whale Watching in Tenerife - 3h Tour in Tenerife at least in 2 days. Check availability calendar in "Book Now" form to see currently available dates.

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Jalo P.
Jalo P.

Reviewed on: Jan 28, 2024


A great boat trip to spot whales

This trip was one of our greatest experiences during our stay on Tenerife. We had only 6 people on the yacht and it was really... Show full review ➤ This trip was one of our greatest experiences during our stay on Tenerife. We had only 6 people on the yacht and it was really nice, especially comparing to the catamarans packed with 100+ people and noisy music. We saw a lot of pilot whales and dolphins + Jose is a very experienced captain. He was friendly and helpful.  Hide review

Stanley T.
Stanley T.
United Kingdom

Reviewed on: Jan 8, 2024


Nice trip

The boat trip was truly enjoyable with only 6 people onboard. The skipper displayed professionalism, everyone was safe and... Show full review ➤ The boat trip was truly enjoyable with only 6 people onboard. The skipper displayed professionalism, everyone was safe and enjoying during whale watching. Highly recommended for a crowd-free, private experience. Thank you, Anna and Stan.  Hide review

Christina Y.
Christina Y.
United Kingdom

Reviewed on: Nov 30, 2023



We had great time on a boat and seen many families of pilot whales and flying fish, it was unforgettable experience!

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.
United States

Reviewed on: Oct 8, 2023


Sustainable whale watching tour!

Amazed by the yacht captain. It’s a sea wolf :) and a character! He perfectly know where are the whales, so we went straight to t... Show full review ➤ Amazed by the yacht captain. It’s a sea wolf :) and a character! He perfectly know where are the whales, so we went straight to the spot and had about 10 minutes enjoying them very close without disturbing them. We’ve been asked to be quiet even it was hard because of excitement and 9 people onboard. The captain knows how to get close and don’t disturb the pod! But later 5 other boats realized we have whales and came in big noisy group so whales ? went into the deep waters. But we’ve got our moment! Later we had a group of bottlenose dolphins on the way to the coast and a 20 min swimming stop by a secluded beach. Thank you, it wad amazing whale watching and the trip overall. 5 stars from Jenn and Eddy!  Hide review

Murphy M.
Murphy M.
United States

Reviewed on: Jun 20, 2023


Astonished by sea life!

We've chosen this trip on TripsPoint because of the reasonable price and the small group. There were pros and cons, but our idea... Show full review ➤ We've chosen this trip on TripsPoint because of the reasonable price and the small group. There were pros and cons, but our idea was to see the pilot whales and it was completed for 200%! The skipper is a character, who's more interested in music and looks to be not interacting with people, but he definitely is a high-class professional if about the sea life. We went in a different direction from the other boats and we saw 2 pods of pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins, a red turtle and a lot of fish at the swimming stop. All in all, the trip was worth every penny!  Hide review

Jeremy H.
Jeremy H.
United States

Reviewed on: Feb 21, 2023


Lot of whales

The tour was quite simple. You sit on the deck and there were just 9 people on the yacht. We've got drinks and simple sandwiches,... Show full review ➤ The tour was quite simple. You sit on the deck and there were just 9 people on the yacht. We've got drinks and simple sandwiches, but that's not really important. The captain know where are dolphins and whales, so we went a bit apart from the other boats and had them extremely close. It was exiting!!! If you expect a restaurant quality food and drinks it's not a tour for you, better just go to a restaurant. Saying that, because some people were expecting just to eat and drink.  Hide review

Fredrik J.
Fredrik J.

Reviewed on: Jan 14, 2023


Perfect trip, average service onboard.

The trip by itself is simply perfect, but the service onboard could be improved. Skipper talk a lot to his phone but don’t pay t... Show full review ➤ The trip by itself is simply perfect, but the service onboard could be improved. Skipper talk a lot to his phone but don’t pay too much attention to the people. Maybe it’s okay, as it is shared inexpensive trip and we managed to see both whales and dolphins, but the service could be definitely improved.  Hide review

Judith S.
Judith S.
United Kingdom

Reviewed on: Nov 11, 2022


Tenerife whale watching is a must do!!!

We spent exciting 3 hours with Jose on his sailing yacht! We saw both pilot whales and dolphins. Thank you Jose!

Melissa V.
Melissa V.
United States

Reviewed on: Mar 24, 2022


Watching in Tenerife is a unique experience each time

Exceptional whale watching in Tenerife. With this boat there were only 6 people and for us it was a unique experience comparing... Show full review ➤ Exceptional whale watching in Tenerife. With this boat there were only 6 people and for us it was a unique experience comparing to catamarans filled with a hundreds of people. Thank you!  Hide review

Jack W.
Jack W.
Hong Kong

Reviewed on: Nov 10, 2021


Enjoyed the whales and dolphins watching!

I knew that whales are spotted by the giant fountains they make. But seeing a whale we saw is different (that this is the ocean,... Show full review ➤ I knew that whales are spotted by the giant fountains they make. But seeing a whale we saw is different (that this is the ocean, where the waves are quite high). Actually there were smaller pilot whales very close to the surface and taking air frequently. 2 of them appeared just in 2 meters from the yacht! And later dolphins were following us for some 15 mins - Tenerife dolphin watching was exciting. 10 out of 10, definitely recommend this excursion.  Hide review

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