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Kayaking and Whale and Dolphin Watching in Los Gigantes

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Enjoy one of the most impressive landscapes of Tenerife by kayak and a boat trip for whale watching in the same activity: kayak and whale watching in Los Gigantes.

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Prices and offers

  • Adult: 55€ per person
  • Children under 10, not rowing, go in the centre with 2 adults: €30 per child

Dolphin Kayak Excursion Information

The activity starts at the marina of Los Gigantes, where you begin to coast the great cliffs in the kayaks in a round trip, always accompanied by professional guides and even by a boat for support and assistance.

The kayaks are two-seater kayaks, although there are also single kayaks if there is an odd number of people in the group.

The best thing is that you don’t need any experience to kayak. In addition to being very easy to handle, the waters of Los Gigantes are calm and it is in those conditions that the excursion takes place.

  • Kayak route schedule: from 11am to 1pm

Whale Watching in Los Gigantes – Information

After finishing the kayak tour we stop for an hour to have a snack before going to the boat to see dolphins and whales in the waters of Los Gigantes.

The chances of spotting cetaceans are very high, and best of all, you will be able to see them in their habitat and in the wild, so get your camera ready! 😉

Once you return to the port of Los Gigantes, the boat will stop for 15 minutes in the bay of Masca. At this time you can refresh yourself with a swim and enjoy a unique natural landscape of Tenerife.

  • Boat tour schedule: from 15:00 to 17:00

What does the activity include?

Check out the video of the full tour!

The price includes:

  • Self-emptying kayak, backrest, paddle and waistcoat.
  • Support boat.
  • 1 drink.
  • Digital photo book.
  • Boat with capacity for 36 people for the sighting.

To take into account…

You only need to bring your swimsuit, sunscreen and if you want a bottle of water. The rest of your things will be kept on the premises or in the same boat that accompanies you on the excursion.

Remember that it is not easy to find parking in Los Gigantes, so it is advisable to go with some time to be on time.

It is essential to know how to swim and to be in good physical and mental shape.

Map of the route through Los Gigantes (kayak and boat)

  • In yellow: kayak route
  • In pink: whale watching boat tour

Cancellation of the activity

  • If the activity is cancelled due to bad weather forecast, the full amount of the activity will be refunded or an alternative date and/or route will be suggested.
  • If the activity is cancelled 24 hours in advance, no refund will be made.
  • If no-show or no-show is more than 15 minutes late, no refund will be made.
  • If cancelled between 24 and 48 hours in advance, 50% of the amount will be refunded.
  • If cancelled more than 48 hours in advance, 100% of the amount will be refunded.

What species of dolphins and whales can you see in Tenerife?

The resident cetacean species in the waters of Tenerife that you can see all year round are the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorinchus).

Whales and dolphins are marine mammals (they spend their entire lives in the sea) and belong to the order Cetacea (from the Latin cetus: large marine animal).

The large species (more than 10 meters) and without teeth are called whales; and the small ones (less than 10 meters) and with teeth are called dolphins.

They are all warm-blooded animals, suckle their young and breathe air on the surface.

Other sporadic species that can be seen throughout the year:

  • Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis)
  • Rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis)
  • Bryde’s whale (Balaenoptera edeni)
  • Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)
  • Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus)
  • Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)

Seasonal or migratory species that can be sighted at some time of the year:

  • Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
  • Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)
  • Northern minke whale (Balaenoptera borealis)
  • False killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens)

Tips for kayaking Los Gigantes

On the kayak route through Los Gigantes you will enjoy a unique landscape in the world. The best thing is that kayaks are easy to handle and you don’t need any experience. But to reassure you, here are some kayaking tips for beginners.

  • Sit up straight and with your back on the seat. Your toes should point outwards and your heels should point towards the centre of the kayak.
  • Paddle gently at first so you don’t get tired. You can gradually pick up the pace once your muscles are warmed up. Also, remember that this is a group activity and everyone must go together.
  • Don’t stray from the group. You will be accompanied at all times by a professional guide and even a support boat. So that everything runs smoothly, you must respect the pace of the group.
  • Don’t make any sudden movements. Kayaks are easy to control when you go downstream, but if you make sudden movements in the opposite direction, they can become unstable.

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