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Ocean Explorer

Marina Los Gigantes Pontoon 4, Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Spain
(00 34)687 395 856
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Los Gigantes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Easy to find on pontoon 4 This is a small family run business and the boat is a small boat that can take 12 people. You get right among the whales as opposed to the larger boats that have to keep a distance. You could have touched the whales from the boat. You could hear them calling each other and... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Seen ocean explorer recommended on trip advisor so we went with the positive reviews. We were not disappointed either. It was a trip out into the sea to catch a glimpse of whales and dolphins. The trip was organised with a lovely lady t the harbour edge who was very knowledgeable about the mammals. I was bit anxious bout going... More

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Doncaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Having been told by fellow holiday makers we wouldn't see any whales because it was out of season, we thought with the money back guarantee, we couldn't lose. And we didn't, it was incredible, the whales seemed to be attracted to us. The captain took us straight to the pod and exceeded our hopes and expectations.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Like other reviewers, we had an amazing time seeing the pilot whales and their babies. We were also thrilled to see a flying fish come right across the bow of the boat and a turtle swim right past us, near enough to touch (not that you do, it's strictly forbidden to put your hands in the water). Lorenzo, the boat's... More

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High Wycombe, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We drove to Los Gigantes but had problems finding the 'Marina'. If you click through to Google maps on your generic smart phone from Tripadvisor it shows Ocean Explorer's location as just off the coast in the next town down. The real location on Google maps is Puerto de Los Gigantes on Calle Poblado Marinero. You can park on the... More

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Lee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

we went on Aug 4th we liked the idea of a money back guarantee as we felt they wouldn't offer that if we they were not confident of their success. We wanted a small boat so we would be closer to the water and hopefully a better chance of seeing something this boat only take a max of 11 people... More

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Lakes UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had a lovely boat trip to see Dolphins and Whales they guarantee you would see at least one type of each if not money back we saw both plus Turtles so it was extra special. To be fair at 45 euro for the 4 of us ( 2 adults 2 kids) it was good value but we did find one... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Well worth the visit to los gigantes for this trip. Great value for money and just a small boat full of people. To see dolphins up close to the boat was a fantastic experience :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After travelling out after 1/2 hour we saw pilot whales and dolphins. The captain of the boat really knows the best places to go and gets really close for plenty of photo opportunites. Heading back along the coast we saw a few lone turtles and heading back to the harbour a fin whale and more dolphins. At 15 euros each... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We saw Pilot whales very close to our boat also a Fin whale from a distance. A highlight for us was seeing a pod of dolphins near the boat - one dolphin having a two week old calf with it. You also get fantastic views of the cliffs at Los Gigantes. Our family all enjoyed this and we would highly... More

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