Canary Islands
Snorkeling

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Canary Islands Snorkeling

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.

Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

2. Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

Set sail in the Atlantic on an unforgettable eco-friendly dolphin and whale watching boat day trip in Tenerife. Get all food and drinks included onboard, plus the chance to have a swim whilst at sea. Start your marine adventure by meeting your crew at the dock for a quick safety briefing. Then, set sail towards ideal dolphin and whale watching hotspots on a catamaran equipped with fuel-efficient technology designed to greatly reduce its carbon footprint. Time to get out your phone or camera while cruising the Teno-Rasca Whale Sanctuary, part of Tenerife’s official Special Conservation Zone that protects vulnerable marine wildlife and habitats. Enjoy the views from the boat as you pass beaches such as Playa de las Américas and Playa de los Cristianos on the way. Even spot the famous Mount Teide from the water on clear days. Spot dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, safe in the knowledge that you are also simultaneously respecting it. Benefit from your crew’s expert commentary and underwater audio equipment to bring the sounds of the ocean onto your deck. Even enjoy some time to swim in the Atlantic waters before heading back to shore. On the 3-hour tour, you will be served drinks and a small sandwich. If you want even more time at sea, book the extended option that includes an onboard lunch with rice and chicken. Vegetarian options are also available. Gain 2 extra hours with the "extended" option to explore more parts of the coastline, including the impressive cliffs at Los Gigantes, and the exclusive bay at Masca Beach that once served as a pirate hideaway.

Fuerteventura: Sailing with Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching

3. 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

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

From Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Lobos Island

5. From Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Lobos Island

Discover the incredible natural beauty of Lobos Island, with this express round-trip ferry ticket. Board at the port in Corralejo and set sail for the island. Admire stunning views during the short trip from the mainland. Spend a day exploring the island, however you wish. Go snorkeling or surfing, hike through the beautiful volcanic landscape, visit the lighthouse, or relax on the beach. Choose from two return ferry times to get back to Corralejo in the afternoon.

La Graciosa: Island Cruise with Lunch and Water Activities

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

Lanzarote: 1.5-Hour Dolphin Watching Mini Cruise

9. Lanzarote: 1.5-Hour Dolphin Watching Mini Cruise

Climb aboard the "Biosfera Jet" fast boat and sail along the west coast of Lanzarote from Puerto del Carmen marina. Get a quick briefing about the trip and safety issues before you set off. Then, look for dolphins, whales and other marine species with the help of the crew and binoculars. Listen to detailed information about the different species of cetaceans you will encounter, along with other technical and historic information to ensure a complete and unique experience. Take in the views of the coast, and then relax with a swim and snorkel with the aquatic wildlife of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch

10. 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.

Frequently asked questions about Canary Islands Snorkeling

What are other things to do than Snorkeling that are worth visiting in Canary Islands?

The other unmissable things to do in Canary Islands are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Canary Islands

Want to discover all there is to do in Canary Islands? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Canary Islands

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,106 reviews

Very enjoyable trip. Friendly crew and good size boat, not too big so not crowded. We were lucky enough to see several species of dolphins and whales. It was superb to see them evolve in their natural environment. Thank you for this good time.

Absolutely superb tour, saw plenty of dolphins and whales. The captain and his crew were very knowledgable and were super friendly. Would highly recommend.

Had a great time.. would recommend booking the 10 am trip so as to avoid the scorching afternoon sun.

We were able to see many dolphins and whales. The atmosphere on the boat is very nice!

Great tour, great guide! Amazing to see the dolphins