Whales and dolphins in Tenerife. Up to 21 different species of whales and dolphins can be found in the waters of the island of Tenerife. From the gigantic blue whale to the fearsome killer whale, it is possible to spot any of them, although the most common are the Calderón Tropical and the Bottlenose Dolphin.
The crews of the White Tenerife boats will help you differentiate one species from another in the open sea, since at first glance it can be somewhat complicated for people unfamiliar with these mammals, especially if they are not close to the boat.
However, if you look at certain physical attributes, you can get pretty close to distinguishing the species sighted: size, head shape, dorsal fin, body and tail, body color, and behavior.
Whale and dolphin watching on the south coast of the island of Tenerife is an activity that can be practiced all year round. They cross the sea that stretches between the islands of Tenerife and La Gomera, a small strip that is the point where there are more whale sightings in Europe and one of the most important on the planet. The cetaceans have chosen it as their home due to the warmth (20º annual average) and depth of its waters (up to 2400 meters in some points) and for the delicacies they find in them, infinite colonies of squid, fish and organic material.