Photo on Visual Hunt



Whale Watching Gran Canaria

Deep, open Atlantic Ocean, rich sea-beds: These are the perfect conditions to see dolphins swimming off the coast of Gran Canaria. Whale watching means to search for these fascinating marine mammals on the wide ocean in their natural habitat and not in captivity. Several boats start every day from Puerto Rico harbor to find in front of Gran Canaria dolphins. Whether it is families with kids, couples or seniors, a dolphin tour is a great experience for everyone. There is no best time of year in Gran Canaria to see dolphins or whales. They frolic in the waters around the canary island in every season.

Around 30 different species of whales and dolphins have been registered in total in Gran Canaria. Many of them are resident, which means they are at home here. Therefore, the Canary waters are among the areas with the highest whale and dolphin population in Europe. That is why; it is almost guaranteed that you will spot dolphins on a boat or catamaran trip on Gran Canaria.


Gran Canaria Dolphins and Whales
Photo by Christopher.Michel on Visualhunt.com / CC BY

Dolphin Watching Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria Dolphins and Whales
Photo by The Pug Father on Visualhunt.com / CC BY

The most common dolphin species in Gran Canaria are the bottlenose dolphins, the common dolphin, the kingfisher dolphin and the Borneo dolphin. They all live permanently within the waters around the Canary archipelago and in large groups. Therefore, it is almost inevitable to encounter dolphins when you are on out on the sea on a boat trip. These lively and highly intelligent beings are generally open-minded and quite sociable. Therefore, it is not uncommon for them to approach your boat and to contact you in their very own way. They absolutely enjoy swimming with the bow wave, love to delight you with their acrobatic jumps and if you are lucky enough, you can even hear their typical dolphins’ sounds.


Whale Watching Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria Dolphins and Whales
Photo by lakpuratravels on Visualhunt / CC BY

Sperm whales can grow up to 20 impressive meters in length and can go on prey for up to 35 minutes at a depth of almost 3 kilometers. When one of these colossi appears next to your boat, you will get to feel really small. But at the same time this instant will be one of the most uplifting moments of your life without any doubt. There are numerous other whale species such as rutting whales and killer whales that can be found here. Lately it is being reported again and again that orcas and blue whales are being spotted. Seeing the comparatively shy whales on a boat trip off the shores of Gran Canaria unfortunately is less likely than spotting dolphins. But countless people have already had the opportunity to see them and with a bit of luck you will do so too.


The Wellbeing of the Marine Mammals Comes First

Gran Canaria Dolphins and Whales

If you set out on a dolphin tour from Puerto Rico to look for these stunning creatures off the coast of Gran Canaria, you will probably notice that some boats carry the seal "Barco Azul", in English "Blue Boat". The boat you board carries it too. This means that the operator has the appropriate license to perform the whales and dolphins search trips and that he adheres strictly to the legal provisions to ensure the protection of these marine mammals in Canary waters.

Gran Canaria Dolphins and Whales

The set rules imply, among other things, that the boats can only approach the animals at a certain distance and can neither distress nor persecute them. Approach and interaction may only emanate from the animals themselves. It is also forbidden to feed them. And you are not allowed to swim with them either. These measures are designed to ensure that these marine animals can move freely in their own habitat and live in absolute freedom.




Dolphin and Whale Watching Gran Canaria - Our Offers

Whale and Dolphin Search - Wale und Delfine beobachten Gran Canaria

    Whale and Dolphin Search Gran Canaria 2,5 Hours

    Season: All‑season                            Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday                      Duration: 2,5 hours                                                                     In the harbour of Puerto Rico you start the whale and dolphin search excursion. See one of the most amazing creatures of this planet. Watching them in their natural habitat…

    from  31,00
    Exclusive Yacht Excursion Gran Canaria

      Exclusive Yacht Excursion Gran Canaria

      Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 3,5 hours                                                                     Pure yacht feeling on Gran Canaria. Enjoy an exclusive yacht excursion with a maximum of only 8 persons. The sleek sailing yacht is located in the private harbor of…

      from  55,00
      Yacht Charter Pasito Blanco Gran Canaria

        Yacht Charter Pasito Blanco Gran Canaria

        Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 6 or 8 hours                                                                   How about having a chic yacht all for yourself? With a yacht charter in Pasito Blanco on Gran Canaria you can fulfill this desire. Enjoy a few exclusive hours together…

        from  550,00
        Dolphins & Swimming Gran Canaria

          Dolphins & Swimming Gran Canaria
          3 hours

          Season: All‑season                            Days: Wednesday                             Duration: 3 hours                                                                     If you have always been dreaming with watching dolphins and whales in the wild, then Gran Canaria is the place for you, because it's one of the best viewing areas.…

          from  31,00
          Dolphin & Market Puerto de Mogán Gran Canaria

            Dolphin Watching & Market Puerto de Mogán

            Season: All‑season                            Days: Friday                              Duration: 5 hours                                                                     Two highlights combined in a unique boat tour: dolphin and whale watching and a visit to the weekly market in the picturesque Puerto de Mogán. After all, Gran Canaria…

            from  43,00




            You may also be interested in

            Bus Panorama tour Gran Canaria

              Bus Panorama Tour Gran Canaria

              Season: All‑season                            Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday                         Duration: 8 to 9 hours                                                                   Discover the true beauties of the island Gran Canaria, hidden in its very heart! The Bus Panorama Tour will first take you to Telde, which used to be the…

              from  33,00
              Big Game Fishing Tour Puerto Rico Gran Canaria

                Big Game Fishing Puerto Rico Gran Canaria

                Season: May to September                          Days: Daily                              Duration: 6 hours                                                                     Anyone who has lived the excitement and the success experience of fishing once has already fallen for it. Gran Canaria is an absolute highlight for experienced anglers. The port of…

                from  60,00
                Candelilla Mountain Bike Tour Gran Canaria

                  Candelilla Mountain Bike Tour Gran Canaria

                  Season: All‑season                            Days: Temporary not available                         Duration: 7 hours                                                                     This mountain bike tour brings it straight to the point! You will take off at 1.250 Meters altitude at the Risco la Candelilla, a towering rock nearby Ayacata one of…

                  from  79,00



                  help

                     FAQs

                  Do you need more information or assistance?






                  Contact

                    headset_mic