Frequent Tenerife Whale Watching Tour Questions
When is the best time for whale watching in Tenerife?
The best time of the year depends on many factors. Unlike most whale and dolphin watching destinations, Tenerife has resident pods of Pilot whales and Bottlenose dolphins ensuring wonderful whale watching all year round. Throughout the year there are different cetacean species that do migrate to Tenerife. If you would like to know more about what we are currently seeing on our tours we recommend visiting our Facebook page.
The best time of the day depends a bit on what you hope to see. As the Pilot whales are our main resident species we can generalise about their daily activity. Typically the Pilot whales are calm and resting during the morning tours. As the day gets later and the ocean typically a bit rougher, the Pilot whales tend to get more active as well.
Regardless, if you typically suffer from motion sickness take precautions. Pressure wrist bands may work or if you use a medication, be sure to take it at least 45 minutes before departure. We recommend avoiding drinking the night before a tour and avoiding a heavy meal before going out as well.
If no whales or dolphins are seen on the tour we invite you back for another tour at no additional tour fee.
What we do not guarantee is; the weather, any particular species of whale or dolphin, any particular activity by the whales or dolphins.
The boat has a 200hp engine making it quick to reach areas with active whales and dolphins, increasing our chances of seeing the most whale and dolphin species on our tours.
Our staff take photos of the whales and dolphins for research and conservation. These photos are shared with our guests for free via Google Drive after the tour. If you want photos of yourselves on the tour please bring your own cameras, phones, tablets, etc.
Often our guests coming to Puerto Colón will rent a car for the day and spend a half day with us and the other half exploring the Costa Adeje area. Car rentals are very inexpensive on Tenerife. There are two parking lots right at the marina.
Make sure they are a certified ‘Blue Flag’ whale watching tour operator.
Choose a company that employs Biologists that support cetacean conservation.
No matter who you choose to go on a tour with, we wish you the best time whale watching in Tenerife!