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Ocean Explorer

Address: Marina Los Gigantes Pontoon 4, Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Spain
Phone Number: (00 34)687 395 856
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97 reviews 97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We have searched for whales and dolphins for the last six years and always with this company. I have no doubts about my safety whilst in their care and have seen whales every time I have visited. Looking forward to next year!

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Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Although I am fortunate enough to live in Tenerife, I seldom take advantage of the tourist attractions, so joining family on this little jaunt was quite novel for me. Betty who knows just about everything about whales, their habitat and best locations, is so passionate about the business that you would be forgiven for not realising that she is actually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Really worth seeking Ocean Exployer out. He gets you close, but not to close to the whales and dolphins. Small and fast boat gets you ahead of the other trips. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic captain. I would definitely recommend.

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Madrid, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Our experience with Ocean Explorer was just excellent, from booking the trip over the phone to last minute changes to our schedule to the trip itself. Friendly, informative staff, affordable price, very comfortable boat, and the best part - the pilot whales and the dolphins!!!! I would love to do the trip again if I get the chance!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Out for the 2 hr Pilot whale and dolphin watching trip. We had the boat to ourselves for a little extra (to cover the owners costs) and Nico our guide was superb. He gets close to the mammals whilst always carefully and slowly manoeuvring the boat to avoid spooking them. Very knowledgeable and engaging. Thoroughly enjoyable

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Other operators in Los Gigantes guarantee you will see whales OR dolphins. So they head straight to where the dolphins gather which is closer to shore and don't bother heading further out seeking whales - you will pass such operations boats as you speed away from shore seeking whales. Ocean Explorer will give you a refund, not a credit note,... More 

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5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Their money back guarantee suggests you're probably going to see some whales, and we saw two pods of pilot whales and some dolphins, including some younger ones. The boat used is smaller than the other boats offering tours, so it's faster, more agile, and can get right up close to the mammals. Friendly captain and staff, what's not to like.... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A brilliant experience. we saw Pilot Whales on a great little trip out into the Atlantic. They don't go out in poor weather when you can't see any wildlife, be sick or other!, they don't go out if there are no Whales or Dolphins around. They give you your money back if you don't see any whales or dolphins (well... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

What a great trip - only room for 12 just right. We were supposed to just see dolphins but driver got a call to say whales were about and so we went to see them too. Brilliant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I found this boat trip on TripAdvisor and I have to agree with all the positive reviews. 15 euros is a bargain for this trip! The young captain took us out to the perfect location to see pilot whales and we were practically within touching distance of them. The captain was knowledgeable and polite and kept us up to speed... More 

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