We take you to live an unforgettable experience to see whales in Tenerife and dolphin watching tenerife

PicarusSailing complies with all health protocols for the prevention of COVID-19
One of the actions taken is the reduction to a maximum of 6 passengers in our shared activities


Just let us know where you are, we will pick up and leave you at the same place after the Whale Watching Tenerife Boat Trip


Our Boats make only one excursion a day


4 hours

Whale Watching Tenerife

73€ 65.70€


Price per person

Food on board and drink

6 people Max

Activities: Snorkeling and Paddle Surf

Free transport in the south are of Costa del Silencio, Los Cristianos and Las Americas. Puerto de la Cruz 10€ per person. For another locations, please ask.

4 hours

Whale Watching Tenerife

500€ 450€


Price per whole charter

Food on board and drink

8 people Max

Activities: Snorkeling and Paddle Surf

Free transport in the south are of Costa del Silencio, Los Cristianos and Las Americas. Puerto de la Cruz 40€. For another locations, please ask.

6 hours

Whale Watching Tenerife

745€ 670.50€


Price per whole charter

Food on board and drink

8 people Max

Activities: Snorkeling and Paddle Surf

Free transport in the south are of Costa del Silencio, Los Cristianos and Las Americas. Puerto de la Cruz 40€. For another locations, please ask.


If you are in the island or plan on visiting us soon, you can’t miss this experience

We will help you enjoy your holidays in a different way, we’ll sail off the coast of the protected area of Rasca. In its landscape the elevation known as the Roque del Conde stands out, part of the remains of the old Adeje massif and first point of the islands to emerge about 12 million years ago. We will visit the impressive Cliffs of Guaza that house various colonies of birds and sea turtles.

In our Tenerife boat trip we will see the cetaceans living in the area, like the short-finned pilot whales, the bottlenose dolphins… and if we are lucky we could see other marine animals like rorquals, spotted dolphins or any of the 38 species of cetaceans that can be observed in the southwest of Tenerife throughout the year.

Our crew, composed of a Biologist and Captain, will provide you information on both the coast and the animals we’ll find along the way such whale and dolphin watching tenerife.

Finally, you could take a dip or do some of our activities, in addition to savouring our food and drink on board.


The union of various factors, both geological and biological make the island of Tenerife a unique place in the world for whale watching Tenerife.

Specifically, in its west face, in the so-called coastal strip “Rasca-Teno”, a special area of protection where cetacean species resides as the short-finned pilot whale and the bottlenose tenerife dolphin.

Our excursions take place in this privileged area.

Whale watching in Tenerife

The southern coast of Tenerife is an extraordinary place for watching whales in their natural habitat. These large animals usually show up around the southwest area and give an unforgettable spectacle to visitors and nature lovers.

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Sail with us and enjoy watching whales in Tenerife

A biologist who belongs to our onboard crew is the specialist in charge of informing and teaching the passengers about the whales and dolphins that usually appear during the excursions. Several species can be seen as the boat sails on, some of them live in the area and are frequently found all year round. Others are migratory and visitors will be able to see them only if they appear in the ocean by the moment the sailboat is on the Tenerife sea.

Resident Species: The pilot whale and bottlenose dolphin are the easiest specimens to spot on any excursion.

  • The pilot whale is a cetacean more than 15 ft long and can weigh up to 2 tons. Its large melon-shaped head makes it very easy to identify.
  • The bottlenose dolphin can be between 8 and 10 ft long, is gray and travels in groups of 10 to 30 specimens. It can be seen frequently near the coast.

Migratory species:

  • The northern whale can be sighted between autumn and spring, there will be greater chances of seeing it if the sea is calm, while the fin whale is usually found in autumn and winter. Both can be up to 80 or 90 ft long and weigh more than 70 tons.
  • The common dolphin appears in winter. The highest chances of seeing it are during December and January. It can be between 6 and 8 ft long and up to 500 lb. weight.
  • The false killer whale, which is not an orca but a large dolphin, can appear year-round, but it’s more likely to be seen during spring and fall. It averages 20 ft long and can reach up to 2 tons.
  • The Atlantic spotted dolphin is the smallest of these cetaceans, about 7 ft long and 300 lb. for an adult. They usually wander in the area all year round, but they’re best seen in spring or autumn.

Other not so frequent cetaceans:

Tourists who enjoy whale and dolphin watching in Tenerife will luckily have the chance to find other less common, but equally beautiful cetaceans. The sperm whale, or cachalot, swims there all year round, but it is quite unlikely to rise to the surface. Whoever happens to spot one of those should feel very lucky.

Gray pilot whales, striped dolphins, tropical fin whales and rough-toothed dolphins are species found throughout the year in the Atlantic Ocean. With favorable weather and a little luck, there’s some chance to spot them.

The best adventure on a tour

Every whale watching Tenerife excursion sails away from Marina del Sur towards the Punta Rasca lighthouse. After visiting the Rasca coast, a wonderful and currently protected zone, the adventure begins: whales and dolphins are out there to be discovered.

Then the trip continues up to the Cliffs of Guaza, where landscapes are really gorgeous. Colonies of sea turtles and birds can be spotted at several locations, so nature photographers will enjoy taking pictures there.

No need to worry if the visitor doesn’t know about marine fauna. During the trip the group will be accompanied by a guide and a biologist who will be happy to explain everything related to the sea ecosystem. They will teach the tourists how to distinguish between the different species that happen to show up and will talk in detail about each of them.

  • An instrument called hydrophone will be ready to use during the sightings so that everyone can hear how the cetaceans communicate.
  • There will also be multimedia resources available to offer plenty information about the ocean and its fauna.
  • Everyone will have the chance to collect some plankton samples that will later be viewed under a microscope.

Environment awareness and safety above all

Sail trips are made only while weather conditions allow and everything is safe for passengers and crew.

Our company is highly respectful of the natural environment of marine fauna. Therefore, boats maintain safe distances that allow sighting without disturbing animals. Fortunately, that doesn’t stop confident dolphins from coming up and swimming around.

Our sailing crew will no hesitate in leaving the area if the cetaceans happen to behave in any way that could jeopardize the safety of the trip. Whether at sea or on land, wild animals that are constantly approached for observation may sometimes feel bothered by human presence. That’s not too frequent, but it can happen.

Excellent tourist service right until the end of the trip

All our crew members are not only experts in marine biology, they are also excellent hosts. They will take care of every detail and make sure everyone will have a really good time.

Besides whale and dolphin watching in Tenerife, tourists will enjoy other related activities such as snorkeling, stand up paddle surfing or just a refreshing dip in the sea.

A homemade menu prepared with fresh ingredients will be served on board. If someone is allergic to any food or needs to follow a special diet, that must be told to the crew before the trip and they will make the necessary arrangements to make the food safe.