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Whalewatching La Gomera provided by Oceano Whale Watching La Gomera

Whalewatching La Gomera
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About
Everyone wants to see dolphins and whales in their natural environment, but finding the best spots to observe these wild creatures can be difficult. On a sailing tour that values conservation, benefit from your guide’s expertise to locate these animals, and admire them in all their natural glory, while gaining insight into the Atlantic’s native wildlife and the work done to protect it.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Enjoy whale and dolphin watching with an expert guide in the Canary Islands
  • Experience a sailing trip on board an authentic, Canarian fishing vessel
  • Morning and afternoon departures to easily fit the tour into your schedule
  • Benefit from a small group with personalized attention from your crew
What to expect
  • Depart at a time that suits your schedule, either in the morning or afternoon. Meet at the Valle Gran Rey harbor, ensuring you arrive before departure time, and then meet your captain, guide, and small group. Board your traditional fishing vessel and sail out to known spots teeming with marine life. This tour works closely with programs aiming to protect cetaceans, by establishing ocean reserves and using sailing techniques to ensure the wild animal’s comfort when being observed. Listen as your guides share their knowledge and highlight the importance of conservation and respectful whale watching. Each tour is different, based on the creature’s natural behavior in their habitats. Enjoy the sun and sea, as you explore the ocean in an authentic Canarian fishing boat, before returning to your original departure point with new insight into these remarkable creatures and the work done to protect them.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Enjoy whale and dolphin watching with an expert guide in the Canary Islands
  • Experience a sailing trip on board an authentic, Canarian fishing vessel
  • Morning and afternoon departures to easily fit the tour into your schedule
  • Benefit from a small group with personalized attention from your crew
What to expect
  • Depart at a time that suits your schedule, either in the morning or afternoon. Meet at the Valle Gran Rey harbor, ensuring you arrive before departure time, and then meet your captain, guide, and small group. Board your traditional fishing vessel and sail out to known spots teeming with marine life. This tour works closely with programs aiming to protect cetaceans, by establishing ocean reserves and using sailing techniques to ensure the wild animal’s comfort when being observed. Listen as your guides share their knowledge and highlight the importance of conservation and respectful whale watching. Each tour is different, based on the creature’s natural behavior in their habitats. Enjoy the sun and sea, as you explore the ocean in an authentic Canarian fishing boat, before returning to your original departure point with new insight into these remarkable creatures and the work done to protect them.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13833P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 3-4 hours whale watching in a canary fisher boat (max 10 persons)
  • Skilled guide (German, Spanish and English language)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Calle Carretera, 1A, 38870, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain Meeting point is the harbor of Valle Gran Rey Harbor of Valle Gran Rey (Red-Blue-White canary fisher boats) Dates: Daily except Sunday Return point: Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • No responsibility is taken for the correctness of the details provided, prices and timetables may change at short notice
  • We require your mobile number during the booking
  • During summertime we offer a bathing stop on request
  • The sighting rates are at approximately 90% and we only take up to ten persons with us
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • 3-4 hours whale watching in a canary fisher boat (max 10 persons)
  • Skilled guide (German, Spanish and English language)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Calle Carretera, 1A, 38870, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain Meeting point is the harbor of Valle Gran Rey Harbor of Valle Gran Rey (Red-Blue-White canary fisher boats) Dates: Daily except Sunday Return point: Returns to original departure point
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • No responsibility is taken for the correctness of the details provided, prices and timetables may change at short notice
  • We require your mobile number during the booking
  • During summertime we offer a bathing stop on request
  • The sighting rates are at approximately 90% and we only take up to ten persons with us
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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Paola
2 contributions
Beautiful experience
Nov 2021 • Couples
The OCEANO whalewatching tour was THE highlight of our holiday. The small boat with only 10 people gave us the feeling of being able to touch the whales, to swim with them: a unique feeling!
It makes you realise how small we are and how great nature ( creation) is 👉🏻🆒!!!!
On this day we were literally surrounded by pilot whales without disturbing them.
Nicole's passion for the sea and its inhabitants was unmistakable.
An unforgettable experience. We would book a whalewatching tour with Oceano again at any time and can only recommend ist to everyone.
Written November 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SophieVE
Basel, Switzerland2 contributions
Amazing to see dolphins this close!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Small boot so we were very close to the water
and could observe the dolphins very well as the were swimming around and along the boot. We saw plenty and for quite a long time! Enthousiastic team
Written October 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ursel R
1 contribution
Whale watching with care
Oct 2021
For me it is essential, that everything is done for the health of the sealife and not for our amusement. I know from my tours with Oceano, that they take care of the environment and the animals. It was always a wonderful experience.
Written October 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christa M
1 contribution
Successful dolphin watching trip
Oct 2021 • Friends
We were very happy to see a big dolphin population with quite some mama‘s and their little ones. Even saw a new born dolphin (to be recognized by its white stripes on the flank). Our guide Nicole knows a lot about Whales and Dolphins and „infected“ us with her enthusiasm. Very much appreciated that we were a small group (max 10) and that the company really cares about the animals and about environment ( we „fished“ quite some plastic out of the sea!).
Written October 11, 2021
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Christian
2 contributions
Could not be better
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very friendly people doing a great job. You have to have luck to see hundreds of Atlantic white spotted dolfins. And we had ...
Written February 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jane B
13 contributions
An excellent boat trip
Jan 2020
Customer service was great with Oceano who went to great length to get us on this popular boat trip at a time to suit us. Our trip was from 3pm until sunset arriving back at approximately 6.30pm. The boat is a traditional Canarian fishing boat which accommodates 10 people comfortably and there is room to move around and to sit in the best place for you. After setting off and feeling settled I sat at the front of the boat and eventually sat with my feet over the edge. Others stayed in the heart of the boat on the designated seating.
Within a very short period of time we saw a sea turtle (slightly unusual) and then a pod of pilot whales. They came very close to the boat giving us all great views. Nicole our guide gave us a lot of information about the pilot whales and others found in these waters. We also had the chance to listen to the sound of the whales from an underwater microphone - fascinating.
We then shared ginger tea, piping hot, and sweet and savoury biscuits.
The trip back to port was accompanied by a beautiful sunset and stunning views of the island of La Gomera showing La Fortaleza and the Alto de Garajonay forested area.
Nicole and Captain Sebastian were perfect hosts and the trip is great value for money.
Take warm clothes especially for the trip back to port as it can get chilly out there.
Written January 31, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

maudeuux
Blois, France3 contributions
Respectful and totally dedicate to whale whatching
Oct 2019
I saw a tour with my telescope from the coast. The boat was fully dedicate to looking for wildlife. The staff, always spotted the most interesting cetacean group. They was always respectfull with the distances from cetaceans. They came to see a wild fishery with birds, dolphins and bryde's whale. And they did not disturb the behaviour of the predators that were here for fishing... So if your want to do a tour 100% dedicate to respectfull whale watching on La Gomera, I think you found the good company here.
Written October 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tutu-Travelling
Vienna, Austria25 contributions
Great experience in the ocean
Aug 2019 • Couples
The captain and personal is very friendly and the excursion is on a little boat, which was previously a fisher boat. The personal takes a lot of care not to disturb or to scary the dolphins and whales and is very active for the respect of the environnment and protection of the marine life. During our first boat trip we saw bryde's whales. We were so enthousiastic from the whole experience that we booked a second tour and that was totally incredible. We saw pilote whales, a rorqual, rough-toothed dolphins and spot dolphins. A fantastic experience for whales lovers!
Written September 3, 2019
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jimdoc21
Chicago, IL95 contributions
Wonderful
Apr 2019 • Solo
I highly recommend this company. From the start they were easy to book a reservation and get a tour on very short notice. The boat is small, the tour group never more then 10 people and the captain and crew - 1 crew- were excellent. They definitely knew how to do this right. We saw numerous dolphin and pods of Pilot whales. We got very very close. But never “chased “ them like I have seen in other tours. They shut off the engine and we often just floated while the whales swam around us. Our group included 2 young children and they had a lot of fun. The crew member is multi- lingual- she speaks at least Spanish, German and English fluently. All in all a wonderful tour. In addition I believe they donate a portion of their profits to environmental and animal welfare organizations
Written April 26, 2019
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Twoshotscarry
7 contributions
Dolphins and Pilot Whales all around
Feb 2019
A beautiful converted traditional fishing boat with two wonderful crew members to guide you through the waters around La Gomera. We saw so many dolphins close up, fifteen feet in the air alongside the boat (show off!) and bow riding when the dolphins swim at the front of the boat. Because the boat is so low in the water it means you are close enough to almost touch them as they swim past. It was great to see resident pilot whales cso close you could hear them breathing! Thoroughly recommended
Written April 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Katie G
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Amazing!
A fantastic trip, saw Brydes whales and pilot whales. Crew were helpful and informative. Vegetarian paella and drin
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'It was excellent and definitely use again
'It was excellent and definitely use again. We followed dolphins for about an hour once spotted whilst other tour c
Anders TN H
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Consultant
Very nice trip. Good guiding. The boat is an old genuine fishing boat. Good view around and very little risk of get
Helena N
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Wonderful!
Great boat and friendly crew. On top of that a beautiful day and some pilot dolphins. We were informed of how the d
Faye T
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Fabulous
Just a brilliant trip. We saw spotted and bottle nosed dolphins. We were up close to the animals when they wanted t
Gitte H
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Seasick
Lots of waves so I got seasick. Also we did not see any whales. It was too hot, the best thing about this experienc
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