Observe dolphins and whales in their natural habitat off the west coast of Tenerife on this boat cruise. Enjoy a day out at sea and admire the breathtaking scenery of the coastline. Take advantage of the many wildlife photo opportunities.
What to Expect
The M/S Katrin, an ex-crabber from the North Sea, sails out into the Atlantic every day except Saturdays.
From the small marina of Los Gigantes, visit the colonies of resident long-finned pilot whales, followed by the schools of bottlenose dolphins. The whales will approach the boat carefully to inspect it and then depart again. After coming up from a depth of approximately 600 meters they need to rest for up to 20 minutes in order to then eat the food they have gathered below. They should not be stressed under any circumstance.
You then move on to see the bottlenose dolphins, which have a completely different behavior pattern. They can detect the boat approaching with their sonar and will often join the boat surfing and playing in the bow wave, often making the most extraordinary jumps. If these take place close to the ship and you get splashed, don't take it personally. It seems to amuse the dolphins. Marine biology students are usually on board and can share the necessary knowledge regarding cetaceans with you.
Students have been studying and observing the dolphins and whales here since 1992, complementing their theoretical studies with practical experience.
As you return to the marina you will travel under Acantilados de Los Gigantes, the magnificent cliffs that rise vertically over the Atlantic at heights exceeding 700m. Witness the rare sea eagles nesting in the cliff walls, the herons parading at the foot of the cliffs, and of course the ubiqutous seagulls – an excellent opportunity for wonderful pictures!
- Boat trip
- Toilets on board
What's Not Included
- Transfer to and from Los Gigantes
- Refreshments (available to purchase onboard the boat)
The office of the Katrin Royal Maritime Club on the Calle Poblado Marinero, under the restaurant 'Tamara.'