Best time to travel to Gran Canaria

Dolphin & Whale Watching

Observe majestic Cetacea species in their natural habitat

Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gran Canaria 2020 - Best Time
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William Warby

The waters around Gran Canaria are home to 30 different whales and dolphin species. Deep blue Atlantic Ocean with rich feeding grounds and seabeds are the perfect conditions for sea mammals to strive in Gran Canaria. Whale watching in Gran Canaria is always a matter of luck, while dolphin sightings are guaranteed. Whale and dolphin watching cruises operate year-round since these are resident species and there is no particular time when sea mammals appear near the Canary Islands.

Minky whale off the coast of Gran Canaria on a dolphin and whale watching tour 2020
Minky whale off the coast of Gran Canaria on a dolphin and whale watching tour

If you want to go on a whale and dolphin watching excursion in Gran Canaria, you can choose between a boat or a large sail catamaran. Dolphin trips depart daily from the Puerto Rico Harbour. Excursions run several times per day, starting from 10 a.m. The trip lasts for 2.5 hours. Tour operators offer pick up from the main tourist resorts such as Playa de Amadores, Taurito, and the neighbouring Puerto de Mogán, and also from Playa del Ingles and Playa de San Agustín in Maspalomas. Catamaran suits perfectly for Dolphin Tours since it offers panoramic views and sails with almost no disturbance to marine life.