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Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

1. Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

Cruise along the southwestern coastline of Gran Canaria. Relax in style and take in views of beautiful beaches and dramatic cliffs and coves. Enjoy relaxation, fun, and adventure on an award-winning luxury catamaran.  Head out with the captain on a speedboat ride. Swim and snorkel, or take advantage of the discounts on donut rides, or on jet skiing and parasailing experiences. Enjoy a delicious buffet prepared for you by the crew. Savor traditional potatoes served with mojo sauce, chicken meatballs, and a choice of salads and bread rolls. Drinks are always available: choose from sangria, beer, soft drinks, juice, coffee and water.

Gran Canaria: Afternoon Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drink

2. Gran Canaria: Afternoon Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drink

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon catamaran cruise along the coast of Gran Canaria. Enjoy the views of the coast and help yourself to unlimited drinks onboard, as well as delicious buffet lunch. Relax as you cruise along the southwest coast and get amazing views of the fishing village of Mogan as you make your way past dramatic cliffs and hidden coves. Drop anchor to swim in the refreshing water, or avail of the onboard snorkeling equipment and get up close to the marine life. For an additional cost, indulge your sense of adventure, hold on tight and ride across the waves onboard a donut. Take control of a jet-ski or get bird's eye views on an amazing parasail. Save money with discounted rates on different water sports activities, or choose to lie back on the comfortable sun-cushions and soak up the sunshine. Be pampered as the crew prepares a delicious meal of traditional potatoes served with mojo sauce, chicken meatballs, a choice of 2 salads, and bread rolls, washed down with unlimited sangria, beer, soft drinks, juice, coffee, and water.

From Puerto de Mogan: Boat and Snorkeling Trip

3. From Puerto de Mogan: Boat and Snorkeling Trip

Embark on a trip from Puerto de Mogan to the Tasarte area. Take in the stunning cliffs of Gran Canaria and snap some unbeatable photos. Once you arrive in the Tasarte area, turn around and navigate to El Perchel for some Spanish food. Then, stop at this awesome beach, accessible only by boat, where you can enjoy around 1.5 hours 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 (Spanish appetizers) are prepared with mojo, spanish omellette, bread, and fresh fruit. Then, when you're ready, return to Puerto de Mogan.

Gran Canaria Guided Buggy Tour

4. 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.

Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

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

Enjoy a day of fun in the sun with this catamaran cruise from Gran Canaria. Stop to snorkel thorugh crystal-clear waters or take a ride on the banana boat. Cool off with chilled beer, sangria, juice, and soft drinks. Listen to DJ music and admire beaches like Tiritaña and Tauro. 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 (included with the VIP option), 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.

Las Palmas: Las Canteras Beach Snorkeling Trip

6. Las Palmas: Las Canteras Beach Snorkeling Trip

Take a trip beneath the crystal clear waters of Las Canteras off the coast of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. and see a menagerie of lively ocean life. As you explore the seabed, your knowledgeable guides will make sure that you're comfortable and safe at all times. Meet your guide at Las Canteras beach. Jump into the water after putting on your equipment and receiving a brief safety tutorial. Once underwater, you’ll be immersed in a world of aquatic beauty.  See some of the octopi, parrotfish, sea cucumbers, rays, and other fish that are native to the area. Spot marine life hiding in the rocks with the help of your eagle-eyed guide. Use small identification boards to make it easier to identify different species of fish. Learn about the geology and ecosystem off of the Playa de Las Canteras. Snorkelers of all levels will find this excursion to be fun and fascinating. Spend 1 to 1.5 hours in the water, reaching a maximum depth of 5 meters. Enjoy refreshments of water and fresh fruit after your tour.

Gran Canaria: Guided Kayaking Trip

7. Gran Canaria: Guided Kayaking Trip

After meeting at Santa Águeda's beach in El Pajar (Arguinerguin), you will be provided with your safety equipment partnered with some instructions regarding your kayaking. Shortly afterwards, you will start paddling across the beach as your adventure begins while paddling through the rocks in the direction of your first stop at the Los Militares archeological site. There you will have some time to recover a little as your guide provides you with some information about Canarian culture and the last aboriginals that lived there. Getting back to your kayaks, you will continue kayaking past all the little beaches of the south-west coast before reaching Playa de Montaña Arena, one of the last virgin beaches of the island. Here you will have some free time to have a swim, lay on the sand, and rest or play beach tennis, frisbee, or snorkel. You will also be able to recover with a provided picnic consisting of fruit, chocolates, nuts, biscuits, and water.

Gran Canaria: Off-Road Day Tour with Optional Lunch

8. Gran Canaria: Off-Road Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Spend an unforgettable day discovering Gran Canaria’s interior on a 4-wheel drive safari that takes you along dirt paths and rural roads. You’ll travel by a fully-equipped jeep with a highly skilled driver and guide, who knows every inch of the route. On this day tour, you’ll head to the very heart of the island and experience why Gran Canaria is referred to as a miniature continent. The tour offers you plenty of opportunities to take photos and there is a stop for an optional lunch to enjoy typical Canarian specialties (costs not included). 

Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

9. Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

Explore the island of Las Palmas on this day trip in a climate-controlled vehicle. Journey to the summit of Gran Canaria, view the volcanic landscapes of the Roque Nublo monolith, and visit the Cross of Tejeda to taste some local delicacies.  Depart from the Las Palmas city center and drive island towards San Mateo. Have some free time to visit the local farmers market which stocks plenty of local products (only open on Saturday). Continue driving to reach the summit of Gran Canaria, which sits at 1,959 meters where you can enjoy stunning views of the high neighboring peaks, and if the weather is clear, see all the way to the island of Tenerife. Make your way to the Roque Nublo, a huge volcanically-formed basalt rock that is over 65 meters. Stop at the Cross of Tejeda where you can taste plenty of local Canarian products such as cheese, honey, and fruit. Visit the village of Teror, where you can go for a walk through the charming village and see the Basilica of the Lady of the Pine. Return to Las Palmas at the end of your day trip.

Gran Canaria: 4-Hour Sail Boat Trip from Puerto de Mogán

10. Gran Canaria: 4-Hour Sail Boat Trip from Puerto de Mogán

This tour offers you the unique opportunity to enjoy the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the south of Gran Canaria on board a 10-person capacity sailboat. The excursion lasts 4 hours and starts at Puerto de Mogán at 9:30am. Enjoy delicious food and drinks during the journey. Relax and enjoy the cruise as a normal passenger, or become one of the crew members and learn how to steer the boat. Snorkelling equipment is included and during the trip you will stop at one of the beautiful beaches in the South Coast of Gran Canaria - such as Playa Perchel, Veneguera, Playa Ambar, Tasarte, or Tasartico. As well as all this, you will be able to admire the wonderful views of the southern coast. If you are lucky you may also see some turtles or dolphins.

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What people are saying about Gran Canaria

This was the best experience of our trip!!! Traveling a cross the nature and been abale to view the beauty of the island, it’s not words to suscribe it. The staff members make every part of the activity secure and what it is more important, unique and fun.

Excellent all round. Picked up from hotel, short ride to the buggy pirates. Really informative guide, great safety. Really happy with the event, would highly recommend.

Guides were very friendly and helpful. The snorkeling and boat trip was fantastic and the food was lovely. Great trip, definitely recommend this.

Very nice trip and the staff are very kind I wanna do it again and again

Super friendly staff, very nice diving place! Overal perfect!