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Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

1. Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

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.

From Puerto de Mogan: Boat and Snorkeling Trip

2. From Puerto de Mogan: Boat and Snorkeling Trip

Embark on a trip from Puerto de Mogan to the Tasarte area. Take in the stunning cliffs of Gran Canaria and snap some unbeatable photos. Once you arrive in the Tasarte area, turn around and navigate to El Perchel for some Spanish food. Then, stop at this awesome beach, accessible only by boat, where you can enjoy around 1.5 hours of snorkeling. During this time, identify many kinds of fish and swim all around the crystal water of Gran Canaria. After your swim, get ready for some food as tapas (Spanish appetizers) are prepared with mojo, spanish omellette, bread, and fresh fruit. Then, when you're ready, return to Puerto de Mogan.

Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

3. 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 4.5 hours of 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 in Italian sauce, and a choice of salads and bread rolls. Drinks are always available: choose from sangria, beer, soft drinks, juice, and water.

Gran Canaria: 4-Hour Sail Boat Trip from Puerto de Mogán

4. Gran Canaria: 4-Hour Sail Boat Trip from Puerto de Mogán

This tour offers you the unique opportunity to enjoy the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the south of Gran Canaria on board a 10-person capacity sailboat. The excursion lasts 4 hours and starts at Puerto de Mogán at 9:30am. Enjoy delicious food and drinks during the journey. Relax and enjoy the cruise as a normal passenger, or become one of the crew members and learn how to steer the boat. Snorkelling equipment is included and during the trip you will stop at one of the beautiful beaches in the South Coast of Gran Canaria - such as Playa Perchel, Veneguera, Playa Ambar, Tasarte, or Tasartico. As well as all this, you will be able to admire the wonderful views of the southern coast. If you are lucky you may also see some turtles or dolphins.

Las Palmas: Las Canteras Beach 3-Hour Snorkeling Trip

5. Las Palmas: Las Canteras Beach 3-Hour Snorkeling Trip

Take a trip beneath the crystal clear waters of Las Canteras off the coast of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. and see a menagerie of lively ocean life. As you explore the seabed, your knowledgeable guides will make sure that you're comfortable and safe at all times. Meet your guide at Las Canteras beach. Jump into the water after putting on your equipment and receiving a brief safety tutorial. Once underwater, you’ll be immersed in a world of aquatic beauty.  See some of the octopi, parrotfish, sea cucumbers, rays, and other fish that are native to the area. Spot marine life hiding in the rocks with the help of your eagle-eyed guide. Use small identification boards to make it easier to identify different species of fish. Learn about the geology and ecosystem off of the Playa de Las Canteras. Snorkelers of all levels will find this excursion to be fun and fascinating. Spend 1 to 1.5 hours in the water, reaching a maximum depth of 5 meters. Enjoy refreshments of water and fresh fruit after your tour.

Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

6. 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. 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. You will be in the water for approximately 1 hour. The total excursion time from start to finish is 3 hours. Following your snorkel session, you will be driven back to the dive center. Local pickups and drop-offs can be arranged but need to be pre-booked. Pickup is available in Mogan, Puerto Rico, and Arguineguin.

Las Canteras Scuba Diving

7. Las Canteras Scuba Diving

Suitable for beginners, learn to scuba dive off in one of Gran Canaria's best diving spots. Meet your guide at the local partner's office and receive an introduction to scuba diving. Learn more about the various marine species you will discover during the day. From there, travel to Las Canteras. Once you arrive be equipped with all the necessary equipment as well as material to help you identify the species in the area. Then enter the water and begin your diving adventure.

Gran Canaria: Try Scuba Diving for Beginners

8. 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: Afternoon Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drink

9. Gran Canaria: Afternoon Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drink

Spend a lazy afternoon on a beautiful catamaran cruise along the coast of Gran Canaria and enjoy a delicious meal out at sea. 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. Indulge your sense of adventure 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 do absolutely nothing except 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 with Italian sauce, a choice of 2 salads and bread rolls, washed down with sangria, beer, soft drinks, juice, and water.

Gran Canaria: Stand-Up Paddle Lesson & Snorkeling Tour

10. Gran Canaria: Stand-Up Paddle Lesson & Snorkeling Tour

Join this tour and learn why stand-up paddle surfing has become on the most popular sports around! Because it is easier to learn and allows you to catch even the very small waves, stand-up paddle surfing is a perfect beginner's sport. In addition, Gran Canaria offers the ideal surfing conditions with consistent winds and temperate waters. So take the day to explore the stunning region of Gran Canaria from a multitude of views aboard your paddle. Your knowledgeable and highly skilled surfing instructors will give you introductory lessons and assist you with anything you might need for the duration of the tour. The instructors are also all surfers themselves, and hold life-guarding licenses to ensure your safety throughout the tour. So come and practice your paddle skills by weaving around the south and west coasts of gorgeous Gran Canaria. Experience one of the most ancient kinds of surfing and visit the coastline from a few different points of view.

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What people are saying about Gran Canaria

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 362 reviews

I booked only 48 hours beforehand for my birthday whilst in Gran Canaria. Very easy to book & excellent communication. We were picked up and dropped off as advised which allowed us not to worry about drinking and driving! Excellent customer service from all members of staff and once on the boat it was up to you whether you wanted to do other events, or like myself, just sit and enjoy the journey. Sangria, beer & soft drinks, along with lunch, were included in the package I purchased. An additional excellent bar & cocktails were available. My favourite, pina colada with a twist was "the best". Not your usual, and with a beautiful italian cherry on top! We ate, drank and were very merry & I would not hesitate to recommend or even do again.

It was great! We were there early in the morning, so not many people were there yet. We saw many different fish, sea urchins, starfish. Simply wonderful, would do it again and again and can only recommend it. There were only two of us snorkeling and we had our guide to ourselves. She was super nice and motivated. She knew a lot about the fish.

Great day , food was nice & plenty of drink to go round . The beds are only available for those who pay a premium rate though. Still enjoyed the day . Staff are excellent and the music nice & chilled

All very pretty good, had an unforgettable day, but what we liked best was Natalia. A really happy and nice employee who spread the good vibes on the catamaran.

Super friendly instructor, well planned and so enjoyable recommended anytime. Both activities were just amazing