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  • From Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Dolphin Watching Cruise

    1. From Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Dolphin Watching Cruise

    Climb aboard the 97-passenger boat at Puerto Rico harbor and look for whales and dolphins in their natural habitat in the Atlantic Ocean. Get up close to the beautiful animals as they swim through the waves on an unforgettable experience that is suitable for all ages. Sail along the southwest coast of the island in search of marine mammals and benefit from the services and expertise of the friendly multi-lingual crew. Get up-to-date information about the sightings and different species.  Avail of a boat equipped with a large glass bottom in both keels to experience life below the ocean waves without getting wet. Encounter a great diversity of animals including pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, and flying fish. 

    After 45 mins we reached the dolphin spot and we saw many dolphins. We then continued to another spot and saw another kind of dolphin. The crew was very nice and showed us where to look.

  • Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

    2. Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

    Enjoy a 2.5-hour trip by boat along the waters surrounding Gran Canaria and see beautiful dolphins and whales up close. There is a bar aboard for those who wish to buy some drinks during the trip. The boat will come as close as possible to these amazing sea creatures so that you can experience their natural habitat from as close as possible. Take photos as you watch whales and dolphins play.

    The staff showinf their trie interest in nature and animal-welfare! And of course the beautiful dolphins.

  • Gran Canaria: Poema del Mar Ticket

    3. Gran Canaria: Poema del Mar Ticket

    Poema del Mar invites you to discover all the secrets of the Blue Planet. A magnificent journey across the five continents through the different species that inhabit here. Stroll through La Jungla which is home to goliath groupers, freshwater turtles and crocodiles. See Nemo's world in the Beach Zone where the clownfish live.  The final stop is the Deep Sea, an area with the largest curved window in the world. Its 36 meters wide by 7 meters high windows are perfect for observing the sharks.

    Def would recommend going first thing in the morning as it is empty and you can enjoy the views better. One of the nicest aquarium I have ever been.

  • Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

    4. Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

    Your coastal adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in the south of Gran Canaria before you board one of Spain's most spectacular catamarans. On the boat, take advantage of the many luxury facilities while the friendly staff serve you a refreshing welcome drink. Set sail onto the sea and feel the cool breeze provide respite from the hot Spanish sunshine as you travel to a selection of hidden beaches off the coast of the island. Enjoy stunning panoramic views along the way and marvel at the crystal clear waters of Tiritaña, Perchel and Tauro. As you explore the island, sit back and relax on one of the boat’s 15 Balinese-style beds, and listen to the music spun by one of the onboard DJs. Feast on a gastronomic menu made from premium produce, and sip on a sparkling glass of champagne or deliciously cold beer. At the next destination, the tropical beach of Anfi del Mar, soak up the w...

    Perfekt war dass wir nur 16 Personen waren . Gerade in Coronazeiten. Das Personal sehr freundlich und servicebereit. Alles sauber und coronakonform Nur das Premium Buffet war ein Schälchen aus Plastik mit kalten Mojokartoffeln , ein paar Stücken kaltem Hühnchen und Nudelsalat. Das hätte man schoener anrichten koennen mit mehr Geschmack. Dafür wurde auch ein gewisser Betrag berechnet. Denke ich?

  • Gran Canaria: Camel Ride in the Dunes of Maspalomas

    5. Gran Canaria: Camel Ride in the Dunes of Maspalomas

    Feel like a desert scout as you ride a gentle camel along the seemingly endless dunes of Maspalomas. The camels are fitted with comfortable 2-seater saddles, so you don’t need to ride on the hump. The ride on these gentle giants lasts for around 30 minutes and you’ll be accompanied by Saharawi guides. Enjoy this unique way to discover the desert landscapes of Gran Canaria. 

    a very gentle circuit in the dunes - I loved meeting the camels and it was a lovely was to experience seeing the dunes

  • Gran Canaria Guided Buggy Tour

    6. Gran Canaria Guided Buggy Tour

    Discover Gran Canaria from a different perspective on a buggy drive along some of the island's adventurous roads. Marvel at the impressive natural landscapes of Fataga. The guided excursion starts by heading for the Ayagaures Valley. Drive to the Pedro Gonzales viewpoint for panoramic views. Get a breathtaking view of the Ayagaures Valley with its reservoir and surrounding mountains. Continue along unpaved roads to explore more exciting canyons. See the impressive mountains and charming villages in the south of Gran Canaria. Discover reservoirs and the Valley of Fataga. Go to some of the most beautiful observation points on Gran Canaria on an extensive 2-hour buggy ride through the imposing southern half of the island.

    This was a great experience - it was well organised (fun and professional), you get to see some of the island and above all have fun and a bit of adventure off road ! I went with my teenage son and we both enjoyed it - plus it's something you can do even if the weather's not great :)

  • Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

    7. Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

    Embark on an excursion of a duration of 1 hour or 2 hours, depending on the option selected. First get acquainted with your surefooted and gentle horses, with companions suitable for all ages and levels of horseriding ability. With your expert guide, set off on the mountain trails and discover the beautiful and rugged volcanic landscape of Gran Canaria. See tropical plantations, the sight of large sand dunes in the distance, and admire the vista of Maspalomas Beach. Arrive back at the ranch, where you can purchase a refreshing drink and some snacks. Feel free to visit the farm animals who live onsite, before your activity finishes.

    Best experience there is. The people are great, horses looked well cared for and the view you get while riding is fe nominal!!

  • Maspalomas: Camel Ride Safari with Optional Food & Transport

    8. Maspalomas: Camel Ride Safari with Optional Food & Transport

    Visit the Camel Safari Park in Maspalomas and take a 60-minute camel ride through the 300-year-old Oasis of the 1,000 Palms. Enjoy the unique show by Gustavo D. known as the kissing camel. On this 4-hour program you’ll also explore the tropical gardens with your guide, and see a variety of fruit trees such as papaya, mango and guava. You’ll come across a variety of farm animals in this natural oasis that covers an area of 10,000 square meters, and have the opportunity to feed and interact with these friendly creatures. Afterwards, if option selected, you’ll enjoy a tapas meal in a museum-like setting that features displays of antique farm implements of the Canary Islands.

    El conductor fue muy amable cuando nos levantó. Llegamos a un paraíso. Tenían una huerta muy bonita. Me encantó ver sus animales. El paseo en el camello fue muy bonito.

  • From Puerto de Mogan: Boat and Snorkeling Trip

    9. From Puerto de Mogan: Boat and Snorkeling Trip

    Begin the trip by sailing from Puerto de Mogan to Tasarte. During this time, you will be able to enjoy the stunning cliffs of Gran Canaria and take some amazing photos. Once you arrive at Tasarte, turn around and set sail from Tasarte to El Perchel. Then, stop at this awesome beach, accessible by boat, where you can enjoy around an hour and a half of snorkeling. During this time, identify many kinds of fish and swim all around the crystal water of Gran Canaria. After your swim, get ready for some food as Tapas is prepared with mojo, spanish omellette, bread, alioli and fresh fruit. Then, when you're ready, return to Puerto de Mogan.

    Viaje tranquilo en barco. La zona para hacer snorkel es una pasada. Muy tranquilos y cómodos con Rubén y Marta, genial!

  • Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

    10. Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

    Embark on a canyoning adventure: descend into a canyon, travel through the water course and enjoy exercises such as walking, jumping, swimming, abseiling. You will be dressed with neopren, helmet, and security personal equipment (harness, carabiner and descender). Once changed, walk towards the beginning of the canyon and begin your unforgettable experience where no experience at all is required.  Then, depending on the choosen canyon, you will go through laurisilva forests, descending waterfalls (summer season), or jumping from different heights and sliding down natural slides (winter season).

    Amazing experience. The guide was cool and professional. If you are nature lover you should try this.

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What people are saying about Gran Canaria

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We did not use the transport, so I cannot give a rating on this. Basically, of course, the whole thing is very dependent on the actually existing waves. We were lucky so we had great fun too and would definitely recommend it. Just don't expect to be able to surf properly after the one-day course. For us it worked to a certain extent at the end of the 2nd day (booked separately on site).

Great trip into the mountains with Land Rover Safari vehicles. Dirt track roads, hairpin bends with abyssal drops over the edge all add to make this a worthwhile trip. Go for the included lunch to get genuine Gran Canarian food. Highly recommended!

El conductor fue muy amable cuando nos levantó. Llegamos a un paraíso. Tenían una huerta muy bonita. Me encantó ver sus animales. El paseo en el camello fue muy bonito.

It was a very nice catamaran tour. The staff on the ship were very nice and took good care of their guests. Every guest could experience something.

Definitely enjoyed the trip! Lots of information, multiple viewpoints and lovely food.