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Mar de Ons

Puerto de Los Cristianos s/n, Arona, Tenerife, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Arona
Type: Boat Tours, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Whale and Dolphin spotting trips
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My partner and I went on the catamaran boat trip for 4 1/2 hours! This cost us 25 Euros each and included in the price was as many drinks as we wanted and our lunch. The boat was clean and spacious and provided the opportunity for a brief swim along the way. Pilot whales, dolphins and a hammer-head shark swam... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was an amazing boat trip and great value for money. You get really close to the whales and dolphins, and the boat owners are really caring. They ask everyone to be quiet when they approach the whales, and they cut the engines. They do not feed the whales or dolphins, and they still seam very happy to come right... More

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Wolfsberg, Austria
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130 reviews 130 reviews
28 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Really glad we chose Mar de ons, instead of some other whale/dolphin excursions. It was a really hot day, and to see the overcrowded little boat next to ours made us sigh with relief. The boat has plenty of room on the various decks, and also an air-conditioned indoor bar area. We chose the 2 hour excursion, and we were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We went on a 2 hour trip from Los Cristianos and within 20 minutes of setting off were sailing among a large pod of pilot whales (about a dozen of them). We spent around an hour with them before heading back via a small pod of bottle nose dolphins. We were on a large boat with plenty of space to... More

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We went on a 2 hour trip, which was just about right for our 3 year old daughter. You get a nice view of the Playa de las Americas coast and Gomera and a chance to see some pilot whales. The staff is pleasant and knowledgeable.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We did this trip in late September on the Jolly Roger. Staff very skilled - we sailed for less than 30 minutes before we picked up a group of pilot whales and then spent the next hour following them around and getting into some great positions to see (and hear) the whales up close and got some great photos/video. The... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

The trip is a two hour boat ride around the bay. We saw Pilot Whales including a calf (small for whales) and Atlantic Spotted Dolphins ( a small dolphin). As the Boat does a loop we saw the Whales twice. Apparently they are nearly always there. Dolphins aren't as regular but you stand a decent chance of seeing them. The... More

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