Price: Adult: 24€ / Children from 4 to 11 years of age: 12€
TENERIFE DOLPHIN MARITIME EXCURSIONS THE CLOSEST POSSIBLE CONTACT WITH DOLPHINS AND WHALES IN TENERIFE! 99% probability of whale watching and/or dolphins during the excursion
Come aboard the Royal Delfín, a modern catamaran with underwater vision (the only one with this feature in Puerto Colón, COSTA ADEJE), on a voyage in which you will see the greatest diversity of cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in all of Europe.
For some time now, the possibility to have this unforgettable experience has been within everyone’s reach. Our excursions are ideal for families, young people, nature lovers, and for anyone wishing to enjoy a relaxing day on board the Royal Delfín. We currently offer 3 types of tours in which we include a dolphin and whale searching as well as other attractions, a journey along the southwestern coast of Tenerife (a protected area that is considered to be of common interest by the European Union), a visit to the majestic Acantilado de los Gigantes, and the possibility of taking a dip in one of the bays.
Mornings: 10:30 AM
Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Adult: 24€ / Children from 4 to 11 years of age: 12€
YOU MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE!
Costa Adeje, Playa de las Américas, Los Cristianos, is included.
ON-BOARD SERVICES INCLUDED
• Specialized guides on board.
• Panoramic windows with underwater views.
DON’T FORGET TO BRING A HAT, SUNSCREEN AND APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR.!!
Of the 79 species of cetaceans existing in the entire world, 19 of them have been seen in the waters of Tenerife, where there is a stable colony of pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) made up of approximately 250 members. These animals, which are sociable and quite used to human presence, are concentrated in the narrow strait that separates the southern coast of Tenerife from the neighboring island of La Gomera, and their sighting is possible at any time of the year.
The Canary Islands -located in the waters of the subtropical West African region and of volcanic origin (which implies great water depths not very far off the coast)- present some unique oceanographic and geomorphological characteristics that allow for the existence of topical-water wildlife alongside fauna more inherent to be found in temperate and cold waters. The islands mark the southern boundary for cold-water species and the northern limit for species of tropical waters. At present, at least 29 species of cetaceans belonging to 8 families have been identified, although there have been sightings that have not yet been confirmed of three other species. This set of species makes the Islands one of the places in the world with the greatest diversity in terms of cetaceans, and the largest cetacean zone in Europe.
The reason why we can find these stable colonies of cetaceans in our waters throughout the year is especially due to three factors:
* Calm waters. * The average water temperature ranges between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius. * The depth of these waters, which averages 1,500 meters between the Island of Tenerife and the Island of La Gomera and whose maximum depth is approximately 2,400 meters.
All of these factors make these waters very rich in organic matter, fish, and -especially- squid and other cephalopods, also being able to find specimens of giant squid, which is the favourite food of the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). The abundance of food, combined with the factors previously described, allows pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) to live in our waters throughout the year, and for many years. In addition to these two species, which are commonly seen in these waters, we can also find some of the following specimens with a good amount of frequency:
The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). The false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens). The tropical whale (Balaenoptera edeni). The common dolphin (Delphinus delphis), smaller than the bottlenose dolphin. The striped dolphin (Stenella corevalba), very easy to recognize because of its beautiful, dark, longitudinal lines. The rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis). Risso’s dolphin (Grampus grislus). The bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). The spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis), of a size similar to the common dolphin but with a colour similar to the bottlenose when it is young. And, on some occasions, the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), the beaked whale (various species), and the killer whale (Orcinus orca) – up to a total of 26 species.