The southwest coast of Tenerife, part of the Canary Islands, is an outstanding location for the observation of wild whales and dolphins.
Of the world’s 79 species of dolphins and whales, 21 live near Tenerife, Canary Islands, including permanent colonies of pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, giant blue whale and Orca whales. All live just three miles off the coast year-round and have made Tenerife one of the most popular places in Europe for seeing these majestic creatures.
Whale and dolphin watching is an opportunity that you shouldn’t miss. There are few locations on Earth that allow you to see so many magnificent creatures so close to your hotel. The half a million people who visit our whales and dolphins each year can’t be wrong.
"Unforgettable dolphin + whale watching
Not to be missed! We got to see a few groups of pilot whales and the highlight of the catamaran trip: the much awaited dolphins! We had so much fun, the dolphins are fascinating and it was amazing to just be able to see them having fun in their own environment, as they swam along the speeding boat.” Review by Alexandra P, a TripAdvisor traveler