Whale Safari

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  • This activity is part of our Adventure Week
  • Minimum recommended age is 5 years old
  • 3-4 hours activity
  • Transportation included
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine on the boat
  • Light lunch on boat
Highlights
  • Set off on an intimate boat cruise and experience sea life up close off the south coast of Tenerife.
  • Pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins live in the waters all year round so seeing them on the trip is more than likely.
  • Cruise on a small boat for the best views at sea, guided by an experienced crew that knows the best locations for spotting dolphins and whales.
  • Sunbathe on the deck and relax, then go for a refreshing swim in a secluded cove.
  • Enjoy a delicious light lunch on-board - soft drinks, beer and wine included.
Description

Your adventure starts in the morning as your tour guide arrives to pick you up from your hotel. Step in our comfortable van and head towards Puerto Colón in Las Americas where your boat is waiting.

Arrive in the harbour and have coffee in the lovely little cafe nearby if there is enough time.
Then, get on-board and meet the captain and his crew and get a short tour of the facilities on the boat. There’s no need to worry about being seasick on our tours! Your guide will give you a seasickness tablet well before getting onboard if you think you might need it.

The boat will head out to areas that are known to be inhabited by hundreds of resident pilot whales. Unlike many other tour boats, we don’t play music on ours. You will be able to listen to the sounds of the sea or chat with your fellow travellers, your guides and the boat’s crew.

Whales are very sociable and move around in groups called pods. The captain is very experienced at navigating around the pod without disturbing the animals. Since whales are very curious they will often swim around and under the boat, so we can often get a very good look at them. Small group size also means unobstructed views for taking photos. With a bit of luck we may see sightings of other types of whales, such as Bryde’s whales and humpbacks, on their migratory routes passing through the Canary Islands.

After whale sightings you will continue towards the best dolphin watching hotspots. You can sunbathe on the deck and sip on soft drinks, beer and wine. So sit back, relax and enjoy yourself. The boat will anchor at a quiet and peaceful cove, where you can go for a refreshing swim. Snorkelling equipment is provided, although you are welcome to bring your own, of course. Enjoy a light lunch of delicious, fresh baguettes before heading back to shore.

Specifics

This is a small group tour – Travel comfortably in our private van and enjoy the company of your friendly guides and fellow guests.

The tour is suitable for families with children. The minimum recommended age is 5 years.

Pick-up time

Between 08:00 – 09:00

Drop-off time

Between 15:00 – 15:30

Bring

Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and something warm to wear in case it gets windy at sea.

Includes
  • Professional guides
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van
  • Light lunch on the boat (vegetarian option available)
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine on the boat
  • Insurance
  • Photos of the day
Guides
Heidi Björk

Heidi’s good mood is contagious. She has been wandering around Tenerife for a good dozen years and has extensive knowledge of the Island and its history.

Sini Mustikkamaa

Finnish Sini is a bubbly personality who loves to spend her free time on the beaches of Tenerife, meditating and doing yoga. You’ll always find her smiling and her positivity is contagious.

Reviews
  •   Highly recommend. A great day out Picked up from my hotel around 9 am. Beautiful drive to the destination for a great hike then onto Lunch and wine (no... read more

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    2/07/2019

      We’ve just got back from a day out with two of the Xwander team to sea kayak from Los Gigantes. An excellent trip with door to door service, light lunch,... read more

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    10/27/2018
  •   I booked three different activities (Whale watching, kayaking, horseriding) for the last week of July, under a week before I emailed to enquire about how to pay by card, at... read more

    Ilona F
    7/26/2019

      We had a hiking trip in the tenerife mountains. It was well organized, staff took well care of us and they had a good flow and interesting information of small... read more

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    9/07/2019
  •   My family and I just went on the Hike & Wine Tour with Heidi and Jenny. We're staying in the north of Tenerife at an Appartment in a small village.... read more

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    4/26/2019

      We loved our excursion to Teide especially because we liked our tour guide, Eva, very much. We were lucky because It was only us two and Eva. Everything... read more

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    5/27/2019
  •   We had a hiking trip in the tenerife mountains. It was well organized, staff took well care of us and they had a good flow and interesting information of small... read more

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    9/07/2019

      I went on a Hike and Wine excursion with a group of good spirit and wide smiles! Weather was beyond perfect, it wasn't raining but some clouds saved us from... read more

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    3/22/2019