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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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Whales but not Dolphins!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
IAmCornishPasty
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had an amazing trip with Mar de Ons. They are based at the harbour in Los Cristianos and without pre booking we managed to get a very good rate. On our trip the boat was half full which made for a more personal trip. The crew were extremely knowledgeable and you really got the feeling that they loved what... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Meppershall, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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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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15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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