Whale Watching here in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
In our daily charters we normally find groups of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and/or short fin pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus). Both are residents around the waters of Tenerife. There is also the possibility to find sea turtles, the most common species are the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) and the green turtle (Chelonia mydas).
Short Fin Pilot Whales
With a bit of luck, we can see other species of dolphins and the beautiful finback whale. Occasionally we sight sperm whales, mantas, tunas, humpback whales and the shy beaked whale.
We never guarantee the whale sightings because they are wild animals in their habitat and many factors can affect their normal behaviour. Although the south of Tenerife is considered one of the best places of the world to see dolphins and pilot whales so it’s very strange to finish a charter without any sightings at all.