Canary Islands
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Our most recommended Canary Islands Day Trips

Tenerife: Whale Watching and Swimming from Los Cristianos

1. Tenerife: Whale Watching and Swimming from Los Cristianos

Embark on an unforgettable whale watching trip along Tenerife’s Los Cristianos coastline. See whales and other marine life at a close but respectful distance, sail past the cave of "love", and enjoy a stop for a swim in the ocean.  Cruise along the coast of Canary Island on a vessel that has been awarded the “Blue Boat” flag by the local government. This certifies that the vessel meets by law all the requirements to carry out the activity in a safe and sustainable manner. Depart from the port of Los Cristianos and begin the search for the gentle ocean giants. Besides whales, be on the lookout for other marine mammals like dolphins and sea birds.  As you travel along the coast, see the famous cave of "love". Before returning back to the port, end the tour with a relaxing break on the water for a chance to swim and snorkel.

Fuerteventura: Sailing with Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching

2. Fuerteventura: Sailing with Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching

The tour starts with a visit to the harbor to marvel at the beautiful manta rays that live here and watch this beautiful creature swimming along the bottom of the sea floor. After the manta ray viewing, it's time to hop on board your sailing boat for the day for a short briefing of the day’s itinerary. Then it’s time to set sail and leave the harbor, heading out towards the open seas the captain will bring up the sails and turn off the engine. Listen to the radio communications from local fishermen and listen out for sightings of marine wildlife, including dolphins and whales. If they’re in the area, the captain will sail the boat towards them for the chance to take some photos and admire these elegant creatures up close. During the rest of the sail, enjoy the stunning sea views that surround you and soak up the glorious Fuerteventura sunshine. After about 2 hours of sailing, the captain drops anchor and there’s time for swimming and snorkeling in the shimmering blue waters. After your swim, enjoy a selection of tapas dishes made from local recipes and relax with a drink as you sail back to shore.

Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

3. 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 warm Mediterranean sun on deck or cool off in the sea with some fun water activities.

Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura Ticket and Optional Camel Ride

4. Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura Ticket and Optional Camel Ride

Make your way to Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura and journey through some of the most exciting regions of the world. Discover a refuge that enhances the survival of the ecosystem in a real oasis. See striking flora in various parts of the park and at the only botanical garden on the island. Fall in love with tropical succulents and native plants.  Attend the live demonstrations by sea lions, reptiles, birds of prey and parrots and their handlers, and interact with lemurs and sea lions in the water. Nourish yourself at the park's 3 restaurants and enjoy exquisite cuisine in a unique environment. Follow a route through the park to discover some 3,000 animals from 250 different species. Go on a camel safari at the largest camel reserve in Europe, look into the bright eyes of the curious lemurs from Madagascar or get your photo taken with a friendly giraffe.

La Graciosa: Island Cruise with Lunch and Water Activities

5. La Graciosa: Island Cruise with Lunch and Water Activities

Start your day with pickup from the main tourist resorts in Lanzarote and head to the northern village of Órzola. Board an express ferry at 11:00 AM to La Graciosa island at the port of Caleta del Sebo. Enjoy a welcome mojito cocktail on arrival. After cruising for a while, at around 1:30 PM, drop anchor at the French Beach. Enjoy a refreshing swim and try some of the water activities. Then, sit down for a traditional Spanish paella and fresh fruit lunch on board an hour later. Make use of the free bar with unlimited draft beer, sangria, soft drinks, and water. Also, benefit from free Wi-Fi on your journey to and from Lanzarote. and the assistance of an English–speaking travel guide. Return at around 4:00 PM with a brief stop in La Graciosa.

Fuerteventura: Sailing Tour of Lobos Island

6. Fuerteventura: Sailing Tour of Lobos Island

Departs from Corralejo (north Fuerteventura) and set sail for Lobos Island. You will cross the 2 km islet called El Río on the way. As you get closer to the western part of Lobos Island, you will see La Caldera, a half-submerged volcanic mountain, with its black-sand beach. Head north, with beautiful views of Lanzarote Island, until you reach Faro Martiño lighthouse. From there, you turn to sail along the east coast to the south, where you will arrive in El Puertito, with its white fishermen houses immersed in a haven of peace.  Continue until you reach La Concha beach, famous for its paradise-like tranquillity and its turquoise waters where the landscape ebbs and flows with the tide. This unrivalled spot is where the boat will drop anchor so you can enjoy some water activities: feeding fish and snorkelling among them, kayaking and paddle boarding, or just daydreaming while lying in the sun on the catamaran net.

Lanzarote: Catamaran Cruise to the Papagayo Beaches

7. Lanzarote: Catamaran Cruise to the Papagayo Beaches

You’ll be picked up at your resort and transferred to the port in Puerto del Carmen to board the Lineas Romero sailing catamaran. Once you’ve been welcomed on board you’ll be served a refreshing Mojito cocktail and a tapa and receive a short introduction by the experienced crew. On this 4-hour excursion, the I Love Papagayo catamaran will sail southwest to the southern tip of Lanzarote. Your destination is the Costa de Papagayo, where the beaches are golden and the natural environment is still untouched. The captain will drop anchor and you’ll have plenty of free time to enjoy the sun and the many water sports on offer. Lunch will be served on board before you head back to port. The bus will be waiting to take you back to your resort.

Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch

8. Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch

Experience a cruise through the coasts of the Janía Natural Park, perfect for the whole family. Receive a warm welcome as you climb aboard the Odysee 3, one of the few ships able to take you to see dolphins and whales. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your hotel before sailing the open seas in search of dolphins and whales. Relax in the sun and feel the sea breeze on your face as you listen to music. Stop to snorkel, kayak, paddle surf, or swim. At noon, enjoy a delicious Canarian lunch. Watch seagulls playing in the air above you. Go below deck and look through the underwater viewing deck. Return to the shore and drive back to your hotel in south Fuerteventura or your pickup point.

Morro Jable: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

9. Morro Jable: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

Enjoy a journey of discovery on the waters of the Jandía Nature Park in search of some of the friendliest and most sociable creatures on the planet. Observing these playful dolphins and beautiful whales among the waves is an unforgettable experience that highlights the beauty and grace of the natural world.  Head out on to the Atlantic Ocean and spend 1.5 hours watching the waves for dolphins and whales with your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy sweeping views of Fuerteventura’s stunning coastline during your experience.

Fuerteventura: Jandía Natural Park & The Puertito Buggy Tour

10. Fuerteventura: Jandía Natural Park & The Puertito Buggy Tour

Travel to the most exotic and exclusive landscapes in the south of Fuerteventura on this guided buggy trip. Experience the pleasure of adventure and let yourself be carried through the mountains on the oldest island of the Canary Archipelago. Before starting the tour, your guide will explain via a theoretical class how to drive the buggy vehicle and interpret their signals as well as detail info about safety measures and keeping a reasonable distance. Dust goggles are also given to all participants. After pickup, head to the Port of Morro Jable, where the group will depart, then start by navigating through the scenic Jandía Natural Park. In the midst of picturesque views, you can appreciate some of the local fauna: squirrels, goats, sheep, and donkeys. Finally, get to the charming village of Puerto de la Cruz, better known as The Puertito, which can be found at the end of the island. There, listen to stories of this magical place before starting the return ride.

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based on 7,648 reviews

Treba prist trochu skor...v kancelarii je najprv skolenie...dostanete karty ktore odovzdate pri vstupe na ponorku. Kancelaria je od mola cca 100m za kaviarnami. Po skonceni plavby si v kancelarii vyzdvihnete foto s certifikatmi(8€)

A fabulous 3 hours out on the ocean viewing the whales, Dolphins and Turtles, small amount of people on board making it a very personal experience, excellent compère. Food wine and soft drinks provided…bonus, would highly recommend

Brilliant way to see the beautiful landscape from mountain to sea and everything in between guide Andreas was lovely and very knowledgeable Definitely requires a decent level of fitness and ample sunscreen and water!

The guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The tour covered a few different areas, along with a few 'surprises'. Would definitely recommend.

really worth the event, though from hotel to hotel wasn't 8hrs. might be better to do the 6hr one if you don't want lunch or the camel's.