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Dolphin watching in Tenerife: Complete guide for an unforgettable experience


Tenerife, the largest island in the Canary Islands, offers a unique opportunity to observe dolphins in their natural habitat. With its year-round warm climate and crystal clear waters, the island is home to a wide variety of cetacean species, including bottlenose, striped, common and spotted dolphins.

Where to watch dolphins in Tenerife?

Costa Adeje: This tourist area offers a wide variety of dolphin watching options, from boat excursions to catamaran tours with food and drinks.

Los Gigantes: This area, famous for its 600-meter-high cliffs, is also an ideal place to spot dolphins. You can find several operators that offer boat trips to watch whales.

Our charter passes through these areas where the most sightings are seen.

When is the best time to watch dolphins in Tenerife?

Dolphins can be observed all year round in Tenerife, but the best time to do so is between May and September, when weather conditions are most favorable.

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Tips for an unforgettable experience:

  • Book your excursion in advance, especially if you travel during high season.
  • Choose an operator who has experience in dolphin watching and respects the environment. At Vulcano we always make sure to take care of these very special animals.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and sunscreen.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture this unforgettable moment.

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Dolphin watching in Tenerife is a unique experience that will allow you to get up close and personal with these incredible animals and enjoy the beauty of the island’s natural landscape. Follow these tips to ensure an unforgettable experience.