With their “smiley faces” which we all love, Dolphins are extremely sociable and love to swim and play in the bow of the boats. We are very lucky to have a permanent colony of short-finned pilot whales lives here in our waters. Pilot whales are social whales and travel as a group or family so it’s common to see lots at the same time. Pilot whales also often play amongst themselves or interact with Dolphin & Whale boats. We can sometimes also see Sperm Whales in the local waters. Up to 20 metres long, these whales are one of the world’s biggest creatures.
We ensure that the boats that we recommend are technically & physically designed for this purpose and that the crew ae experienced and passionate about dolphins & whales. We also ensure that the tours we recommend promote responsibility for our marine life, including obeying and following the marine code.
There are over 80 species of cetaceans, a group made up of whales, dolphins and porpoises of which 27 have been seen in the Canary Islands. Due to the enormous diversity of species in the waters around Gran Canaria there so many sightings all year round for dolphins & whales!
The word “cetacean” is from the Latin cetus, which means “large sea creature”. It refers to the group of marine mammals that includes all whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
Dolphins are famous among people because they are graceful and beautiful creatures. Their incredible performance while jumping in the ocean and their friendly face have made people like dolphins.
However, probably the most attractive feature that has made dolphins very appealing to humans is their intelligence which has no equal in the animal world.
Dolphins communicate through a language that includes sounds with different purposes, as humans do, as well as samples of behaviors related to pleasure, fun, teaching and social coexistence. That is why some have insisted on considering them “non-human people,” which gives them a little more “special” treatment.
- Your crew, professional and attentive, will look after you to ensure your comfort and safety onboard.
- An experienced guide is on hand, full of information and to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
- The crew make daily recordings of information such as the state of the weather and water, what species have been sighted, number in group etc. We request your understanding that the captain will always maintain a respectful & safe distance from the animals.
- Our success rate to spot dolphins is very high (98%). However, nature is nature and in the rare case that you should not see any dolphins; you will get free entry for another whale and dolphin search excursion.
Fabulous experience, surrounded by dolphins playing around the boat, absolutely magical.
Saw a pod of dolphins and a pod of pilot whales close,
to the boat. Staff very nice and polite,the boat very good. A trip to tick of your list why over in Gran Canaria.
This was an absolutely amazing trip. Me and my partner went on this boat to see the whales and dolphins and we saw a range of dolphins and there was loads of them swimming and playing about. We also saw a whale and it’s calf.
Whilst on holiday we did this trip twice. Myself and my partner though the trip was fantastic. On the first trip we sat on the upper deck and saw lots of dolphins and a fin whale and a turtle swimming by.
Grand afternoon out at sea with this amazingly huge Fin Whale. Flying fish too. What can I say, wow: just wow!