Have you ever wanted to see whales?
Tenerife is the place to do it! Tenerife is one of the best places in the world to see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. In the waters off the south coast of Tenerife, there are two species of mammals that live here all year long. The short fined pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins.
There are also many other species that can be seen depending on the time of year. Such as the Atlantic spotted dolphin, Bryde’s whale, sperm whale and even orcas.
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Best Time for Whale Watching in Tenerife
Many people wonder when the best time to see the whales is. Tenerife has a resident colony of over 600 pilot whales that lives off the coast of Tenerife all year round. This is due to their constant food source of giant squid living in the waters below. Also, the mild climate in the Canary Islands makes the sea temperature only fluctuates between 19 °C and 21ºC. This means that the whales do not have to migrate for food or warmth.
We say that best time for whales and dolphin watching in Tenerife is whenever you can come. As the whales and dolphins are always here.
This being said, during the winter months there is a possibility to see migrating species. This includes sperm whales, Sei whales, common dolphins and more.
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Trips Tenerife
Going to see the whales and dolphins off the south coast of Tenerife is a must for anyone visiting this beautiful island. Boat trips are perfect for families, groups, students, nature lovers, friends and more as well as being an excellent way to relax.
It is important to keep in mind when going on a whale-watching trips to go on boats that comply with local sustainability regulations such as the Blue Flag. This keeps the whales and local wildlife safe.
Tenerife Sailing Charters has all permits and licences and is authorized for whale watching by the Government of the Canary Islands and the Spanish Ministry of Environment.
We also recommend avoiding the big crowded unsustainable catamarans that often visit the whales.
Best Whale and Dolphin Watching Tenerife
Tenerife Sailing Charters offer a variety of trips and excursion to see the whales and dolphins in Tenerife. Our fleet of boats includes two luxury eco-friendly sailing boats that make whale watching sustainable.
We have over 10 years of experience and a record of 99.8% chance of seeing whales on our trips due to our experience friendly guides.
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