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Address: Puerto de Los Cristianos s/n, Arona, Tenerife, Spain
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Description: Whale and Dolphin spotting trips

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We saw the whales

We did the 2 hours trip to see the Pilot whales and actually spent quite a long time looking at them as we found them quite quickly. Everyone enjoyed the trip although the kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Workington, United Kingdom
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Workington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We did the 2 hours trip to see the Pilot whales and actually spent quite a long time looking at them as we found them quite quickly. Everyone enjoyed the trip although the kids were a bit bored after a while but the entertainer on the boat kept most of them going. I would advise anyone who suffers motion sickness... More 

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carluke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I've just read a previous review. Lets just say it was a bit different from my experience . When we paid the balance of our trip we were advised to take motion sickness tablets from the chemist next door .We duly did for a pricely sum of 4 euros (for 4 of us ) We left Los Cristianos at 11... More 

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Iver, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We booked a 3 hour tour, great trip. Within half an hour we were spoilt with spotting a fin whale, then bombarded with pilot whales. This is the first boat trip I have been on where we have actually seen the marine life we were promised. Selection of reasonably priced drinks & lunch was included. They have three options for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

It was old, dirty, smelly and decrepit, I hated it but, 90% on board seemed to love it. But If you really want to do it then my advice would be :- 1. Take a hat - As there's no shade, apart from the deck below, but beware one side (starboard) smells of the toilets, whilst the port side smells... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We bought our tickets on line and showed up to the port at the time indicated. The line moved very fast and there was space for everyone to travel comfortably. The crew were helpful and professional. The ferry was clean. We left on time and were picked up on time. Very good service.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great boat ride on a pretty old ship but with a personality, we saw pilot whales and dolphins, great funny guides

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

great couple of hours spent watching the whales and dolphin great crew very friendly good with kids we saw bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Great trip if you literally only just want a couple of hours out on the boat. We booked the Whales and Dolphins trip and also got some great views of Los Cristianos and the surrounding bays with a great back drop of Teide and the mountains behind. We managed to spot several groups of Pilot whales and even came across... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I booked this excursion online (a couple of days before, when I was reasonably certain of calm weather), thus securing a discount. It was necessary only to show the receipt number on my mobile phone, when boarding. It was a bit unclear where to go to catch the boat (didn't see any signs anywhere), but there is only one jetty... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We had a great excursion and saw several whales -family groups with several calves -and they kept following the boat for a long time.. The crew was very nice and friendly and seemed very skilled in finding whales -and not loosing them again.. Very relaxing trip and a great experience to see such marvelous creatures so close by.. I rather... More 

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