Gran Canaria is an exceptional place to go on a dolphin and whale watching boat as 27 of the world's 80 species of cetaceans have been recorded around the Canary Islands.
Common species include resident bottlenose dolphins (like Flipper) and short-finned pilot whales. Other species that visit Gran Canaria ever year are Risso's dolphins, common dolphins, spotted dolphins, spinner dophins, minke whales and the mysterious beaked whales.
The resident bottlenose dolphins are almost always just iff the south coast and easy to find while other species come and go with the seasons and the tuna. What makes Gran Canaria such a great whale- and dolphin-spotting location is that you never know what you are going to see but you do know that there will be something out there.
Alex Says: All dolphin and whale watching boats in Gran Canaria have to follow a strict Blue Boat code of conduct that guarantees the peace and safety of the animals.
Dolphin watching trips in Gran Canaria
All the trips we work with offer transfers to and from your accommodation in all the main Gran canaria resorts.
You are almost guaranteed to see dolphins on any given day but also watch out for whales, sea turtles and seabirds, and even flying fish.
Choosing the right Gran Canaria dolphin-watchin boat
The budget option is the two-hour trip on the Supercat catamaran. If the dolphins are there, the Supercat will find them. However, many people prefer a smaller boat because the experience is more intimate (you are closer to the water and it is much quieter). We recommend the Exclusive Dolphin Search Charter and the Blue M Yacht Luxury Dolphin Charter. Bother offer a four hour experience that includes the dolphins and also time for a swimming and relaxing stop by the coast.
To see more info about any of these options, and to chat to our local booking expert, just use this Whatsapp Form. Our Gran Canaria team has tested all the excursions and will be able to suggest the right trip for you.
Book your dolphin watching trip here
Dolphin watching trips are a popular Gran Canaria excursion and places are limited by the size of the boat. Book your trip with Gran Canaria Info in advance and you'll have your spots reserved any day you want.