2 h Whale and Dolphin Watching Gran Canaria

4.71 out of 5
(71 customer reviews)

From  37,00

Languages: EN GE SP
Tour start: approx. 09:00 h
Duration: 2 h
Starting point: Puerto Rico
Hotel transfer: Yes

The event days are marked green in the calendar

Transfer Service – You will receive a ticket with the time information

Pay a deposit of  12,00 per person


Whale and Dolphin Watching Gran Canaria

Watching whales and dolphins in Gran Canaria is without a doubt one of the most moving holiday experiences. The duration of this tour is ideal for this, as the sighting area is not very far from the coast. And due to the enormous biodiversity, there is an almost 100 percent chance of sighting them all year round in Gran Canaria. But don’t worry, if you are unlucky and don’t see any dolphins, you will receive free tickets for another tour! Dolphins are extremely sociable, unlike the rather shy whales. They love to swim in the bow wave of the boat and delight the passengers with their jumps. Fulfill your big dream of seeing dolphins in the wild and, with a bit of luck, even a whale on holiday in Gran Canaria.

To see dolphins, you will be picked up and also brought back from Puerto Rico, Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles, Puerto de Mogán and many other holiday resorts in south Gran Canaria.

Please note that although the probability of a sighting is extremely high, it cannot be guaranteed. The experienced crew will do everything necessary to make this extraordinary experience possible.

Please keep in mind that the dolphins and whales are not to be disturbed during this tour. We therefore ask for your understanding that the boat will always keep at a distance from the animals. Approach and interaction does always exclusively come from the dolphins depending on their humor.

The Payment Process

Per Adult: € 37,00
Per Child (2 – 12 years): € 23,00
Per Baby (up to 2 years): Free
Transfer per person: € 2,00

  • When booking, you ONLY pay a deposit and the balance on the day of the excursion to the guide.
  • Babies join for free but they must be indicated as they occupy a space
  • You can cancel up to 24 h before the tour start, with a full refund of the deposit.
The Transfer Service
  • For a small surcharge return transfer for:
    Bahía Feliz, San Agustin, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Sonnenland, Meloneras, Patalavaca, Arguineguín, Puerto Rico, Amadores, Playa del Cura, Taurito, Puerto de Mogán
  • There is no transfer service for other locations.
  • Your pickup time will be indicated on the reservation confirmation.
  • You will receive your reservation confirmation within max. 24 hours.
  • Reservations for the next day are being confirmed sooner.

Arrive by yourself (no transfer):

  • You will receive the address of the starting point with the reservation confirmation.
The Services


  • Hoteltransfer
  • 1 Drink
  • Taxes & insurances

Not Inclusive

  • Food & beverages
  • Water-sports
  • Photos


  • Photos
  • The complementary offers can be purchased from the operator on the day of the excursion.
  • Of course, there is NO obligation to buy.


  • Max. no. of participants: up to 170  people (total capacity 240 passengers)
  • The specified itinerary may vary due to weather conditions or other circumstances.
  • The sighting probability is extremely high, but can NEVER be guaranteed.
  • Free tickets for another tour if no whales or dolphins are seen. If using the transfer service, you pay € 6.00 p. p.
Please note!


  • No specific requirements


  • Tablets for nausea: If you don’t know if you get sea sick./li>
  • Always book in advance, especially during school holidays, as demand is particularly high then.

Do not forget

  • Open toed shoes: Sandals or Flip Flops
  • Comfortable sportswear
  • Travel tablets
  • Jackets (from October to May)
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen high SPF

71 reviews for 2 h Whale and Dolphin Watching Gran Canaria

  1. 5 out of 5



  2. 5 out of 5


  3. 2 out of 5


    First of all, booking with Canco itself was easy and without problems, also the shuttle worked out, even we had to walk like 20 minutes to the pickup point. And yes, we saw Dolphins – it was amazing! It happened fast, like 20 minutes after we left Puerto Rico. But after that, the boat turns directly into the direction of home again, than we stopped in a bay to watch hotels (?), I didn’t got it till now. This was not part the booking I did. I booked and payed for a 2h dolphin and whale watching tour. To turn around without even a try to find whales and spend time in a ugly bay for nothing (even no swimming or snorkeling was the goal there) was very disappointing. At least I would have appreciated more to spend the time on the ocean to maybe get surprised by whatever in stead of stopping at a bay built up with hotels. Really, that is something that I could see more than enough at Gran Canaria. Which is actually very sad. So yes.. even the staff was not really open for my constructive feedback, that’s why I tell it here. I am aware that these kind of tours are tourist stuff but I left the tour with a very bad feeling which unfortunately covered the great experience of seeing dolphins in wild life.

    • Paola Buscemi

      Dear Henrike, we are sorry to hear, that you were not happy with your tour. The thing is that to spot whales it is easier when the boat is standing still. Firstly the mammals are very timid and easily scared. Secondly the stand still is essential to observe the water surface for any sign that indicates their presence. Probably more communication from the staff would been helpful for you to understand what was going on. We’re are glad you have had the chance to see the dolphins.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Great experience. Very nice team!

  5. 5 out of 5


    Great service from the whole team, gladly again!!!!

  6. 5 out of 5


  7. 5 out of 5


    It was very nice!

  8. 5 out of 5


    An unforgettable experience

  9. 5 out of 5


    I had a great day, everything worked out, the crew was super nice, I was alone but didn’t feel alone, there were many offers on board such as banana boat, jet sky, etc. I also saw dolphins.

  10. 5 out of 5


    I loved it! An unforgettable experience!!

  11. 5 out of 5



  12. 5 out of 5


    Lovely experience!

  13. 5 out of 5


    Amazing experience

  14. 5 out of 5


  15. 5 out of 5


    We really enjoyed our trip. We did see a lot of dolphins and the service on board was great.

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  22. 5 out of 5


    Good atmosphere, dolphins seen, relaxation and beautiful scenery

  23. 3 out of 5



  24. 3 out of 5


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  26. 5 out of 5


    Everything perfect. Also saw dolphins.

  27. 5 out of 5


    Good excursion, we were able to see groups of dolphins up close. Also, the activities are very fun, the jet skis, the banana, etc.
    The crew was also perfect, everyone was very nice and very attentive
    The catamaran was also very good, in short to spend a more than fun morning

  28. 5 out of 5


    The trip was very nice and fun. I would recommend it.

  29. 4 out of 5


    The trip was great – we saw many dolphins and a small whale. And also the short return trip from the big boat by speedboat was cool.
    What could be improved: Some of seats are wet, which you only notice after sitting for a while. A note from the crew would be helpful . So that you can check this in advance or put a plastic bag over it as protection.

  30. 3 out of 5


  31. 5 out of 5


    It was great, especially because of the flexibility after I was wrong in the day. Thank you again for that

  32. 5 out of 5


    The trip was a great success with beautiful weather. We are very happy and give a full 5 points, also for the whole team … it was very friendly and made a big effort.

  33. 5 out of 5


    Both excursions we took are awesome!
    I liked the CANCO service very much, well organized. I would rate 5 out of 5 for your services

  34. 4 out of 5


    If 5 stars is the best, then I give 4.5 stars 🙂 The trip was great! We saw dolphins that even came right up to our boat. The organization was great too! The boat was fine (the seats were wet though). The lady who accompanied us was friendly. Unfortunately, the bus trip from the hotel to the port took a long time, because we stopped at many hotels . But, of course, I am glad that they offer a pick-up service and that it is included in the price. And the CANCO service, your quick reaction to my reservation and my email was excellent!

  35. 5 out of 5

    Ivana Minarova

    We went on a cruise with children (10 and 7 years). From booking to mooring in the harbor everything was perfect. We didn’t expect to see more than a lot of dolphins – there were tens of them :-). We were coming back full of experiences. Recommended.

  36. 5 out of 5


    It all worked out wonderfully and we had a lot of fun on the trip! Thank you so much!

  37. 5 out of 5


    The pickup was very punctual and the entire staff friendly. It was a bit rocky, but that’s part of a boat trip. There was a free drink for everyone. When we were in the middle of a swarm of dolphins, they turned off the engine and everyone could look in peace and take pictures. I liked it…

  38. 5 out of 5


    We had a brilliant trip to the dolphins! There was even a soft drink per person for free! A+ service and care

  39. 5 out of 5


    Full recommendation, was a great experience ☺

  40. 5 out of 5


    I have seen 3 species of dolphins and pilot whales.

  41. 5 out of 5

    Vera Berger

    It was a pleasant experience. From booking to payment and execution everything was very good. The crew took care of everyone and after a longer search we saw the animals. There was still enough time to sail a bit further and see even more dolphins …
    We recommend.

  42. 5 out of 5


    Great experience and the thrill of a real adventure. We did not see any dolphins but we found orcas, which is really rare.

  43. 5 out of 5


    We rode out quite far from Puerto Rico and after about half an hour we saw a school of dolphins diving over the waves. They made a beeline for the catamaran and swam alongside and in front of it for ages. Magical experience.

  44. 5 out of 5

    H. Meiners

    It was great!

  45. 5 out of 5


    Fab trip on a great catamaran, dolphins inclusive:-), transfer from the hotel on time! Can only recommended!

  46. 5 out of 5


    Well organized. Bus on time for departure to the port and was also ready when returning from the sea. We have seen dolphins too. Very impressive. Recommendable.

  47. 5 out of 5


    Very nice reception. The greeting of the crew was also young and dynamic. Wonderful observation tour for dolphins, whales and turtles.

  48. 5 out of 5


    Everyone was very nice, helpful. Spoke in Spanish, German and English. It took us 20 minutes longer because whales were hard to find. Finally, we saw 2 species of dolphins, whales, turtles and flying fish.

  49. 5 out of 5


    Monday October 22, 2018 on tour with guide Chris. It was fun we saw lots of dolphins and a hunchback! Fortunately the catamaran was not crowded and everyone got 1 free soft drink. The guide was sometimes difficult to understand, the audio should be a bit louder next time.

  50. 5 out of 5


    Better than expected! We saw a lot of dolphins and even two whales. It was a beautiful trip that we would do again at any time! Our guide Chris was great!

  51. 4 out of 5


    We had the luck or misfortune to sail 2 times before we saw dolphins; the 2nd time was for free as promised, but as the first tour was a negative experience for many (due to a wild sea with all consequences). I believe that some did not really dare to do a second tour but we are glad we did it, the 2nd time the sea was much calmer and sailing was pleasant and then suddenly a dolphin jumped up the water followed by many others and this experience made us happy that we went a 2nd time.

  52. 5 out of 5


    I am an animal lover, especially Dolphins. I loved this trip so much, I went twice within a week. Loved seeing the Dolphins in their natural environment was magical. Racing with the boat, somersaults. Swimming alongside each other & the mother & baby brought tears to my eyes. The boat had relaxing leather seats, bring a towel to sit on. Free soft drink. Crew were informative Picked up & dropped off @ hotel. Loved my two trips, made some lovely memories. Got a few good videos. Very hard to take decent pics.

  53. 5 out of 5


    We were out in the open sea with the catamaran for about 2.5 hours and could perfectly watch the dolphins. We even saw two different species. The staff was friendly, spoke German, buses were on time. We can only recommend!

  54. 5 out of 5


    I get sea sick so I thought I might be so sat at front so it was nice and cool. So we found the dolphins and can’t fault the trip and the boat faultless.

  55. 5 out of 5


    Absolutely great trip, very nice tour guide. Dolphins were only seen from afar, but that’s nature. Our son was thrilled, always worth a visit. I will definitely recommend it.

  56. 4 out of 5


    Great boat trip, we immediately saw dolphins. The animals came in large numbers to the boat and were clearly visible. In our case we even got a free show from a dolphin making a big jump in the immediate vicinity.

  57. 5 out of 5


    Had the most amazing morning on board of the catamaran to view dolphins. Antonio was very knowledgeable and seeing those beautiful creatures was a never to forget moment. Worth every penny. You must do this when you in beautiful Gran Canaria.

  58. 5 out of 5


    A really nice experience. Seeing dolphins in their natural habitat is really beautiful and it was
    so many of them – wow. The staff extremely friendly especially the tour guide did a lot of explaining and the captain told us he had ordered the dolphins extra for us. The trip is worth every penny. Great!!!

  59. 5 out of 5


    We made the most beautiful boat trip of our life. Good mood, great food and even saw whales and dolphins! Thanks also to the Guide Soraya!

  60. 5 out of 5


    We started at 10 o’clock in the morning. Right after the departure we saw flying fish and then a lot dolphins. Great tour and nice staff!!!

  61. 5 out of 5


    We found the dolphins after approx. 45 min.
    It was great to be able to observe these great animals in the wild. The team spoke about the animals in several languages. On the trip you could also see flying fish and turtles.
    Since you have to drive relatively far to the open sea, the boat can be rocking. For people who get seasick, a travel tablet is recommended so that the trip can be enjoyed to the fullest 😉

  62. 5 out of 5


    Great excursion. Pick up from the hotel very well and on time. Great boat and friendly crew. Many dolphins seen from all sides. Many Thanks

  63. 5 out of 5


    Highly recommended, despite great efforts we have unfortunately not seen any dolphins, but the tour guide / holiday rep offered us everyone on board a free boat tour on the next day. Unfortunately, we could not attend.

  64. 3 out of 5


    The boat trip was very nice. Unfortunately, we only had the possibility to see three dolphins from the distance for a moment. But before everybody could pull out their cameras , they were already gone. Therefore unfortunately only 3 stars. The next time we hope to see more dolphins, so we would recommend this tour anyway. The staff was also very nice and helpful.

  65. 5 out of 5

    Katharina Ressel

    Very nice trip, good tour guide, smooth pickup, lots of dolphins and good service on the boat!

  66. 5 out of 5

    Friedrich Mösch

    Only recommendable! Nice, friendly tour guide, great ship, and loads of dolphins almost close enough to touch.

  67. 5 out of 5

    Helge Schmidt

    Fab, many dolphins right in front of the boat, even seen a turtle and a flying fish. Great tour guide, a free drink and lots of information about the dolphins. I can absolutely recommend.

  68. 5 out of 5


    My partner would and me will never go and see Dolphins in captivity, so this was ideal.
    …Everything went as planned and once on board the crew led by a young lady explained everything.
    Obviously had we not been able to see any Dolphins, we might not have enjoyed the trip as much. However we did and it made the odd bout of seasickness immaterial. Can’t knock it and would advise anyone to do it! The boat itself was a catamaran, with a bar and even a Jacuzzi on the downstairs balcony in the stern!

  69. 5 out of 5


    We were hoping to see some dolphins – we were not disappointed! Hundreds of the most amazing mammals swam and breached, alongside us, absolute heaven!! The crew was fantastic, the guide was really informative, fluent in both English and German – the best trip (in a hot country) I’ve ever been on, to see these creatures in their own environment is something I won’t forget!

  70. 5 out of 5


    I did the 2.5 hour tour. I could see a flying fish right at the beginning and after 30 minutes the first dolphins appeared. We could take a lot of pictures and later on we saw a different dolphin species. We never went to close and after a while we left the animals alone. On the return journey the incredible happened. A great whale appeared in front of us. This was my personal highlight : ) I would recommend this to anyone. Thanks to the great team.

  71. 4 out of 5


    Seven of us including two under 6’s had a great time on board the seating was very comfortable, a lady told us all about the dolphins ( in 4 languages ) which was nice and informative but the cherry on the pie was seeing a lot of dolphins and at close quarters. Plenty of good photographs and memories.
    No hesitation in recommending.

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  1. Make a reservation
  2. Pay the deposit
  3. Immediate delivery of the confirmation of receipt by email
  4. Delivery of the reservation confirmation by email within max. 24 hours, including pick-up place and -time
  5. Present the reservation confirmation to the operator on the excursion day
  6. Pay the balance to the guide on the excursion day
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