Dolphin search - with transfer: Hop aboard and join a voyage of discovery in the waters off Gran Canaria to search for some of the friendliest creatures in the planet with this dolphin watching cruise. Watching these playful animals as they skim through the waves is an unforgettable experience and one that reminds you of the beauty and grace of the natural world.
Your adventure begins at the Puerto Rico docks from where we’ll sail out into the vast expanses of the Atlantic. Over the years, 29 of the world’s 79 dolphin species have been spotted in the waters around Gran Canaria, which is more than a third, a remarkable rate. Keep your eyes peeled for the fleeting shadow of a dorsal fin cutting through the waves - if you're lucky you may see a whole pod leaping out of the water, a magical sight you'll cherish for the rest of your life.
The most common sighting is of bottlenoses, which live in small family groups of up to a dozen animals though they have been known to hook up with other flocks. These elegant creatures reach speeds of 50km/h. On a really good day, you might even get to see them feeding on shoals of mackerel or sardines. Other species sighted in these waters include striped dolphin, the rough-toothed dolphin while sightings of the common minke whale and the sperm whale have also been recorded.
The ocean is a big place and while sightings cannot be guaranteed, dolphins are spotted in four out of every five sailings.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up point near your hotel in Mogan, Taurito, Playa del Cura, Amadores, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, San Agustin and Bahia Feliz, between 08.15am and 9.40am. The rest of the areas have to go proceed directly to the harbor and be there 15 minutes before the departure.
Duration: Two horas.
Languages: German, English and Spanish.