If you are looking for the best dolphin spotting trips in Gran Canaria
, you do not need to look any further because you just found the right place to book one!
Let our bus pick you up at your hotel around 10 a.m. (the exact pick up time for your hotel will be on your boarding pass!) Then we will take you to Puerto Rico, where our captain will welcome you aboard his very own catamaran. You will be also greeted by our nice crew, who will then offer you a sandwich and a drink of your choice. We know you will be in need of energy for lots of dolphin spotting
in the ocean around Gran Canaria! You will be amazed by the view of dolphins freely swimming around you; they will not be alone, as some whales, turtles and flying fishes will be most likely joining the show. In case you get thirsty while spotting the fascinating fauna on the sea of Gran Canaria, we will be ready to offer any refreshment you may want along the trip. Soft drinks, beer, water, the famous Spanish “tinto de verano” with wine and soda? Just ask our pleasant crew and they will be happy to serve them, free of charge!
Be sure to keep your eyes open and ready for yet more wonderful views; after the dolphin spotting trip
, our catamaran will sail along the South Coast of Gran Canaria so you can appreciate its breathtaking views. Once we have spent some time watching the beautiful cliffs and beaches, we know that you will want to set foot right there. Don’t worry! We will anchor on the Perchal Bay so you can take a rest and restock your energy with the spaghetti Bolognese included on your menu; or if you prefer, one of the vegetarian menu options available.
There is plenty to do and enjoy on Perchal Bay: swimming on the sea and sunbathing are just great; but we will also offer you our snorkeling and banana boat
services (included on your ticket), so you can make the most of your experience! You don’t have to bring any equipment; we will provide anything you need for snorkeling
or moving around the many coastal fishes.
Still can’t get enough? Fancy a jet ski ride
, maybe? Two people can take one for just an extra fee of 25 euro. Or each person may use that 25 euro for a very exciting parasailing
You only have to worry about having fun, as our boat will take you back to port; and there our bus will pick you up to leave you just on the entrance of your hotel at around 3 p.m., after a whole day of having the dolphin spotting trip of your dreams.
Just enjoy the experience in dolphin spotting trips in Gran Canaria
Common Dolphin (Delphinus Delphis)
The common dolphin
is a seasonal swimmer off Gran Canaria.
This species comes in two forms, the short- and long-beaked common dolphin.
Common dolphins are often found in large groups (called pods) of hundreds or even thousands of individuals.
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncates)
One year-round species off Gran Canaria that you will see is the bottlenose dolphins
You will immediately recognize this smiling dolphin as the charismatic star of aquarium shows, but what a pleasure to see these sleek swimmers in the open sea where they can exceed eighteen miles (thirty kilometers) an hour.
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella Frontalis)
Another seasonal visitor off Gran Canaria is the Atlantic spotted dolphins
This species may be an intermediary between the bottlenose dolphin and the pantropical spotted dolphin.
As the name suggests, many individuals, though not all, are patterned with spots
Striped Dolphin (Stenella Coeruleoalba)
The striped dolphin
is another seasonal arrival off the coast of Gran Canaria.
Because striped dolphins can move very rapidly to avoid boats, they are often called streakers.
Rough-toothed Dolphin (Steno Bredanensis)
The rough-toothed dolphin
resides off Gran Canaria,
so you are very likely to spot it.
It’s quite primitive-looking, getting its name from the odd way its teeth are constructed.
These teeth are covered with fine vertical wrinkles, but these are not visible on live animals at sea.
Short-Finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala Macrorhynchus)
Some distance away from the coast of Gran Canaria you may spot Short-finned pilot whales
Its label is somewhat of a misnomer as the short-finned pilot whale is actually a relatively large member of the dolphin family (Delphinidae).
Great Sperm Whale (Physeter Microcephalus)
IThe highlight of your boat trip might be a sighting of great sperm whale
which appears occasionally off Gran Canaria.
which appears occasionally off Gran Canaria.
You will easily recognize one by its massive head and prominent rounded forehead.
They hold the Guinness Book of Records for having the largest brain of any creature known to have lived on Earth.
Bryde's Whale (Balaenoptera Edeni)
The bryde's whale
can be seen at some distance from the coast of Gran Canaria.
The name is pronounced "broo-dess," after Johan Bryde ("broo-dess") who helped establish the first whaling factory in South Africa at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The Bryde's whale can be identified by the three ridges running parallel on its head and by the forty to seventy pleats on its throat which enables its mouth to expand when feeding.
Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta Caretta)
The loggerhead turtle
is the second largest species of marine turtle and the one you are most likely to see.
When you spot one, you will probably notice that it is encrusted with barnacles and other organisms.
Underneath all of this encrustation is a reddish-brown carapace (shell).