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Did you know that whale and dolphin watching in Tenerife is yet another holiday option offered by this marvellous island? Nowadays, holidays are not conceived in the same way as they used to be... In fact, it's not just about traditional sun and beach tourism.
Indeed, both nature tourism and ecotourism trips are one of the great assets of recent years and one of the most important assets for Tenerife, which is lucky enough to be home to ecosystems where fauna and flora abound on all sides.
Activities such as cetacean watching are a great attraction for many travellers who choose to live a unique experience in the heart of nature. That is why it is time to talk about the so-called "safari of the sea", i.e. whale and dolphin spotting.
Where do whales and dolphins breed and where do they live? These are questions that every adventurer may ask himself. Do you dare to experience a holiday worthy of a National Geographic issue?
If the answers to these questions are yes, we strongly recommend that you continue reading to enjoy the watching of dolphins and whales in their wild habitat in Tenerife.
Tenerife's enviable geographical location in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean makes it one of the privileged destinations for whale and dolphin watching due to the richness and depth of its waters.
Excursions are organised from many of its ports to go out to sea in search of large marine mammals such as sperm whales, beaked whales, fin whales and humpback whales.
Being wild animals, their behaviour is unpredictable, so each excursion is a different experience. The behaviour of cetaceans depends on various aspects such as the species, the time of day, the state of the sea, the available food...
Be that as it may, they are quite active animals that can be observed blowing bubbles, playing, surfing, flapping their tails and even spying curiously on visitors. It is, without a doubt, a unique experience.
Up to 21 different species can be found in the waters off Tenerife, from the enormous blue whale to the striking killer whale. Differentiating one species from another in the open sea, and with the naked eye, can be difficult, especially if they are not close to the boat.
However, just by looking at certain aspects we can identify the species observed: size, shape of the head, dorsal fin, body and tail, body colouring and behaviour. Whale and dolphin watching in Tenerife has never been so easy!
There is no doubt that this island is one of the best places to enjoy whale and dolphin spotting. Tenerife has many companies dedicated to organising excursions to see these animals in the wild.
The boats set sail from the ports of Los Cristianos, Puerto Colón and, above all, Los Gigantes, and there are almost always options to suit what you are looking for, both in terms of time and price. The options for whale and dolphin watching in Tenerife are:
IMPORTANT: vessels approaching cetaceans have the "Blue Ship" label, which guarantees compliance with the rules that guarantee a full and happy life for cetaceans.
Now you can go to nearby paradisiacal destinations, such as Tenerife. Here you can hire a car and get lost in its stunning nature or enjoy unique experiences such as cetacean watching.
And the best thing is to enjoy everything without giving up the comfort of a good hotel with all the services, such as HD Parque Cristóbal Tenerife, the best family hotel in Spain in 2020.