We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“knowledgeable, well prepared and respectful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oceano Whale Watching La Gomera

Oceano Whale Watching La Gomera
Book In Advance
More Info
$43.96*
and up
Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Canary Islands
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Information about the Whale Watching Tours:- Twice a day - departure times may vary - one in the morning and one in the afternoon- 3 - 4h duration each- 10 guests max. per trip- Guided by an experienced, multilingual member of the OCEANO team- Reservations directly at our OCEANO office, Vueltas, Valle Gran Rey or in advance via email- Price: 40, -- € per person / 26, -- € for children up to the age of 11 years inclusive. This amount includes one Euro for the environment, which will be donated: 0,50€ to atmosfair for the compensation of the emission of greenhouse gases and 0,50€ for the protection and investigation of cetaceans.- occasional sunrise tours, please enquire.Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9.30 - 13h and 17 - 19h (Canary Islands' time)
Machynlleth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“knowledgeable, well prepared and respectful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

On departing from the harbour, the tour guide told us loads of information about the local dolphins and whales. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about the animals. Within minutes off setting off we saw a glimpse of the first dolphins! The boats are small, with only ten people in each tour so as not to be too disturbing to the animals. Although it felt sad to sail away from the group of nine pilot whales we were in the middle of after a period of observation, it felt good to be part of a responsible tour which did not want to cause the animals any stress or long term disturbance. We still got great views of the animals in their natural environment. This would have been the highlight of my trip... had I not got incredibly sea sick! This was not the fault of the tour operator (I was the only one in the boat who experienced this, I am prone to travel sickness) and the tour guide was so helpful and well prepared in dealing with my sea sickness (she had a bag of helpful things like ginger tea, travel sickness pills, dry biscuits and also helped me by pushing on the right acupressure points). They also gave us chance to look at local rock formations from the sea.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
4 Thank growing-katie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

88 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    81
    4
    0
    3
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first

Travelers who viewed Oceano Whale Watching La Gomera also viewed

Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera
La Gomera, Canary Islands
 

Been to Oceano Whale Watching La Gomera? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing