When you hear about Tenerife, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Whale watching is the first thing you think about when it comes to Tenerife. The best thing to do here is going on a boat trip from Los Gigantes or Costa Adeje to watch dolphins and whales. The south coast of Tenerife is one of the best destinations to watch these beautiful dolphins and whales in their natural environment in Europe.
When it comes to whale watching, the best way to do so is to take a Freebird catamaran. It is undoubtedly the most famous boat for whale-watching trips in Puerto Colon. The Club Canary has an experience of more than 20years in organizing these trips. The Club Canary employee qualified crew to maintain an excellent reputation.
If you are also interested in watching these beautiful mammals in their natural environment or planning a trip to Tenerife, here are a few things for you to know to make your trip more exciting and fun. Let us start by enlightens you on why Tenerife is one of the best destinations for whale watching.
Why is it the best destination for whale watching?
The large variety of marine species is one of the reasons making Tenerife the best destination for whale watching. You can see 20 cetacean species out of 80 in the water here. Thanks to the year-long temperate climate, deep seafloors and warm water protecting the island against the strength of the Atlantic Ocean attracts so many marine mammals.
The wildlife is thriving here and is in the protection of the Teno-Rasca marine reserve on the west coast of Tenerife. It has received the title of one of the most crucial conservation areas in Europe. Pilot whales and Bottlenose dolphins are the residents of the waters between Tenerife and La Gomera. Depending on the season, various species of dolphins and whales travel close to the island.
If luck is on your side and you are with a great boat crew, you may also have the chance to spot marine mammals such as Fin whales and Bryde’s whales. You can even spot blue whales.
The species here fall into the following categories.
- Resident species – pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins
- Occasional species – Atlantic Spotted dolphins, Risso dolphins, Bryde’s whales, sperm whales
- Seasonal Species – Fin whales, humpback whales, common dolphin
- Rare species – Orca (killer whales), Pygmy sperm whales, blue whales
It is also one of the affordable destinations close to Europe that has 99% chances of seeing Bottlenose Dolphins and Pilot whales.
Best time for whale watching
The best time for whale watching is from November to February. It is the time when migratory whales pass through the coasts of Tenerife. You can watch sperm whales from March to April, killer whales that Orca in the springtime and blue whales from December to February. To enjoy this highlighting attraction of Tenerife, you need to plan your trip carefully.
Do elaborated research before planning the trip. Choose small boats for whale watching and avoid going on the 5hours cruise or whale watching.