Whale watching off Tenerife on a catamaran trip from Playa de las Americas

The best 2-hour catamaran trip on Tenerife for watching whales and dolphins. Observe the fascinating whales and the fantastic view on the catamaran tour from Playa de las Americas, including drinks and information about the animals. The catamaran is also available for private bookings.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~2 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian
  • Transfer: no, not included
86 out of 100 based on 7 Reviews
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Tenerife catamaran tour

  • Catamaran trip Playa de las Americas - 2 hours - per adult (ages 12+)28.-€
  • Catamaran trip Playa de las Americas - 2 hours - per child (ages 1-11)14.-€
  • Catamaran trip Playa de las Americas - 2 hours - per toddler (age 0)0.-€
Watch whales and dolphins in their natural habitat

Overview / General Information

Whale watching on a catamaran trip from Playa de las Americas


Watch whales and dolphins off Tenerife on the catamaran tour from Playa de las Americas from up close - an extraordinary holiday experience!

Overview

  • Times: 11:15 AM, 1:30 PM
  • Days: daily
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting point: Puerto Colón, Playa de las Américas

Included

  • Drinks (soft drinks, beer, sangria)
  • Skipper, boat ride, toilet on board
  • Informations / explications from the crew about the animals

Booking option: Whale watching on the Playa de las Americas catamaran tour

Don't miss this amazing catamaran tour from Playa de las Americas, where you can watch whales off the coast of Tenerife. On a small catamaran with a maximum of 22 passengers on board and an experienced crew, you will head out of the harbour in search of the whales, who like to stay in the zone about 3 nautical miles off the coast between Marazul and the southern tip of the island - where the sea is up to 1,000 m deep. Short-finned pilot whales, which can reach a length of 3-7 m and weigh up to 4 tons, are the most common species you might see on this very special whale watching catamaran tour from Playa de las Americas.

As you sail on the deep blue sea you can also enjoy the fantastic view of the coast, beaches and Mount Teide in the background. You won’t just see whales on the catamaran tour from Playa de las Americas - dolphins, seabirds and turtles are also a common sight. You can experience these beautiful animals in their natural surroundings from an appropriate distance without disturbing them, and relax as you watch them - this is also why the Playa de las Americas catamaran tour has been given the blue flag award. The crew on board will be happy to answer your questions and provide explanations about anything to do with the animals. 

Overview

  • Duration: ~ 2 hours
Important information

Please bring along:

Sunglasses, sun blocker, long trousers / jacket, hat, camera

Detailed description

Whale watching on the catamaran trip off Tenerife

Look forward to this unique catamaran trip from Playa de las Americas, on which you can watch whales and experience the stunning marine fauna consisting of dolphins, turtles and seabirds close to the boat. The catamaran has been awarded a blue flag and so it is one of the boats that strictly apply the rules for watching dolphins and whales off Tenerife in a sustainable and respectful way. The highly coveted blue flag is only awarded to a few boats by the government every year - but the whale watching catamaran trip in Playa de las Americas has this award. Use this chance to watch these peaceful animals in their natural habitat without disturbing them. Due to the low height of the catamaran, you will be close to the water and will be able to relax as you get a great view of the animals.

The stylish decoration of the catamaran trip means that you can relax in the cosy interior cabin or on the large sun deck with space for up to 22 passengers. The catamaran trip starts at Playa de las Americas. Before the catamaran trip begins, you'll be given a quick safety briefing by the crew that has more than 20 years of sailing experience. After this, you will set sail and start the catamaran tour by heading towards Marazul or the southern tip of the island. About 3 miles off the coast, the engine will be powered down slowly and you'll wait for the dolphins and whales. You will be amazed by the impressive view of the island of Tenerife! The Atlantic Ocean off Tenerife is full of fish and from your vantage point on the deck you will see various types of whales and maybe even dolphins that live off the coast in a short space of time. The experienced crew will provide you with lots of interesting information about the whales and dolphins you might see here. You will have plenty of time to take pictures of the animals and to watch them, before heading back to Playa de las Americas at the end of the whale watching catamaran tour.

Conditions

Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Whale watching on a catamaran trip from Playa de las Americas

Jonathan wrote on Mar 23, 2019
Overall rating
60 von 100

Great but too short!

The ride was great, but you could still stay a little longer on the catamaran to watch the animals.

Toll aber zu kurz!

Die Fahrt war klasse, allerdings könnte man ruhig noch ein bisschen länger auf dem Katamaran bleiben, um die Tiere zu beobachten.
Getaway555 wrote on Feb 13, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Fantastic and great team

Did today the 2-hour boat tour and was really not disappointed. Great explanations in several languages and very attentive team. THANKS A LOT! The transaction was uncomplicated and smooth. At this point also THANKS to Sunbonoo

Fantastisch und klasse Team

Habe heute die 2-stündige Bootstour gemacht und wurde wirklich nicht enttäuscht. Tolle Erklärungen in mehreren Sprachen und sehr aufmerksames Team. VIELEN DANK!
Die Abwicklung war unkompliziert und reibungslos. An dieser Stelle auch DANKE an Sunbonoo
Adrian wrote on Jan 10, 2019
Overall rating
80 von 100

Nice experience

The catamaran tour was a lot of fun. The swim stop was great and the crew very nice. The food was ok.

Schönes Erlebnis

Die Katamaran Tour hat uns viel Spaß gemacht. Der Badestopp war super und die Crew sehr nett. Das Essen war ok.
Frank wrote on Oct 3, 2018
Overall rating
80 von 100

Great!

We saw many dolphins and they came very close to the boat. The sea state was stronger than expected but has been successful

Toll!

Wir haben viele Delfine gesehen und sie kamen dem Boot sehr nah. Der Seegang war stärker als gedacht aber hat sich gelonht
Joana wrote on May 23, 2018
Overall rating
80 von 100

The marine animals

We did not see many marine animals, but the organization and treatment were very good. We will try again on our next trip to stay;)

Los animales marinos

No vimos muchos animales marinos, pero la organización y el trato fueron muy buenos. Lo intentaremos nuevamente en nuestro próximo viaje atenerife ;)
Joshua wrote on Jan 30, 2017
Overall rating
100 von 100

It was really cool

The organization went well, we started the boat trip on time in Playa de las Americas and saw dolphins and a pretty big whale very close to the catamaran. You´ll get that special feeling or goosebumps when you finish lake thesis animals at close quarters examined. We shot some amazing pictures there, so thanks for that experience!

It was really cool

The organization went well, we started the boat trip on time in Playa de las Americas and saw dolphins and a pretty big whale very close to the catamaran. You'll get that special feeling or goosebumps when you see these animals at such close quarters. We shot some amazing pictures there, so thanks for that experience!
Ellen F. wrote on Jul 14, 2016
Overall rating
100 von 100

A great insight!

I have been with my husband on the catamaran trip and we got a variety dolphins and whales from the camera lens. We have learned a lot about the animals, the skipper told much exciting. Gladly again! :-))

Ein toller Einblick!

Ich bin zusammen mit meinem Mann auf dem Katamaran Ausflug gewesen und wir haben eine Vielzahl Delfine und Wale vor die Kameralinse bekommen. Wir haben einiges über die Tiere gelernt, der Skipper hat viel spannendes erzählt. Gerne wieder! :-))

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