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Ocean Explorer

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Address: Marina Los Gigantes Pontoon 4, Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Spain
Phone Number: (00 34)687 395 856
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Lovely young skipper with a fast boat which only takes 10 max, who will get you viewing whales and dolphins better than the rest. Enjoyable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
91alant
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Ireland
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely young skipper with a fast boat which only takes 10 max, who will get you viewing whales and dolphins better than the rest. Enjoyable.

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1 Thank 91alant
Harlow, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wanted to go on this after reading the reviews on here - found the "rep" in the harbour and booked a trip for later that day. Went out on time, but sea was a little choppy once outside the harbour and spray was soaking the backs of some (including me)... but the pilot found the Dolphins and they were pretty... More 

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OceanExplorer_Spain, Owner at Ocean Explorer, responded to this review

We spoke with the captain and he assured us that clients have seen the pilot whales on all the whale watching trips we've done in May and June 2016. In the pictures posted by this reviewer, we can actually see both the pilot whales (in the close-up picture) and the bottlenose dolphins (in the picture with the ship with sails... More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You must try a trip on the ocean explorer,we had it recommended to us on our holiday it is the most popular boat on the marina, it takes you out twice a day for two hours for 15 euros and you have a guarantee that ic you don't see any whales or dolphins you get your money back

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Paris, France
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248 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I had done some research ahead of time and Ocean Explorer seemed to be the best choice. I had written to them on their internet site as well with a few questions and they were very responsive. As our hotel was right down the street, we just went to the port early a.m.to reserve our trip for the same day.... More 

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1 Thank MiaGlobetrotter
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Really fantastic experience. We booked via phone which I recommend as the morning tour was already booked. There is parking in the marina and a few shops, restaurants and public toilets. Our guide was quick to spot whales and dolphins and we were very lucky to see a fin whale and common dolphin as well (which we were told were... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

it was just fantastic. very easy to book, Betty was so helpful and welcoming when we met her. there are lots of whale watching tours to choose from but they are bigger boats with a lot more people on them, the ocean explorer is a small boat that holds bout 10 people. its much more intimate. we saw hundreds of... More 

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2 Thank Jessica L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Went with the family children 2 and 4 years old. Small boat but perfect to go close to the dolphins and Wales!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

I loved this tour, we saw some whales and dolphins and also the great cliffs of Los Gigantes, I loved every minute of it, and would do it again.

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2 Thank Ana S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We did loads of research for our week long stay in Tenerife, we wanted to do a boat trip to see pilot whales and dolphins we choose Ocean Explorer and so pleased we did, they were faultless, from enquiry thro to the completion. They were helpful at enquiry stage, they did not overcrowd which is so unusual, they were reasonable... More 

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2 Thank Poshpedicures
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Decided to take this tour on a whim. €60 for a family of four but we spent around 2 hours on the water, encountering a couple of pods of pilot whales and then some dolphins too. The tour finished off with a cruise along the incredible Los Gigantes cliffs. Highly recommended

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