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Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour in Gran Canaria

By Taxiboat Gran Canaria
Recommended by 94% of travellers
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Animal lovers and families won’t want to miss the opportunity to see marine animals in their natural environment during this whale- and dolphin-watching boat tour. Enjoy views over the Gran Canaria coastline as you speed out to sea to spot sea creatures—an onboard guide will provide live commentary throughout—before swimming at a nearby beach or bay.
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Ages 0-80, max of 32 per group
Duration:2h 30m
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Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Spot dolphins and whales during this sightseeing boat excursion
  • Jump into the water for a refreshing swim at a beach or bay
  • Benefit from insight into marine life from your onboard narrator
  • Traveler pickup is included from all hotels from San Agustin to Mogan

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • All hotels from San Agustin to Mogän. Please contact tour operator to arrange pick up.
  • C. Puerto Escala, 2, 35130 Mogán, Las Palmas, Spain
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24677P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24677P1

About the operator

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Ianandshelly
Ianandshelly
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This is a bargain
Fantastic time great ride at high speed and we saw flying fish Dolphins and a Whale.If you do one thing do this
Elcaballoviajero
Elcaballoviajero
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Absolutely incredible
The captain and his family are an incredible group who will show you one of the best experiences possible on the is
151trishb
151trishb
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MAGIC - DOLPHIN WATCHING & THE BEACH OF GUI GUI
Great trip, the boat was speedy and took us out to the location where we could see dolphins. The crew were a family
Teresa R
Teresa R
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Wonderful crew, flying fishes and lots of dolphins
My 8 year old son and I had a wonderful trip with the Taxiboat, 2.5 h. The weather was lovely as it normally is her
Alek_Hojnik
Alek_Hojnik
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The search for dolphins
We were an half hour late to depart from the dock as we waited for a few individuals that decided to come late. The
lilybethp100
lilybethp100
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Great opportunity to see dolphins in their natural environment
We had a great time on this tour and would thoroughly recommend. The amount of dolphins you will see is incredible
AllieB-GS1200
AllieB-GS1200
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Great trip
Very freindly and professional. Provided us with blankets as it was a little breezy whilst sailing. Very successful
Jet54766198505
Jet54766198505
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Nice trip
My partner and i really enjoyed this trip. They really knew what they was doing took us straight to the dolpins. Th
Aapo32
Aapo32
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Service was exelent
Service was very good and they knew wery much about delphins and other creatures. The boat stops to one snorkling p
23Caznick24
23Caznick24
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Beware!!!!!!
We booked the 3.5 hour trip for the afternoon this is the dolphin and gui gui beach trip, my 9 year old son was re
Zsolt S
Zsolt S
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nothing to say
we boked the trip at tuesday to saturday, confirmed that day, we paid the whole trip early by credit card, then got
MarsellaLaura
MarsellaLaura
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Excellent
Myself and a friend took this trip from the Puerto Rico harbor yesterday. We were able to spot a shark and large
nicnoc83
nicnoc83
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Dolphin watching
We were recommended this tour over any of the others in Puerto Rico and reading reviews we thought we'd go for it.
Peter F
Peter F
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Nice and worth the money
We really enjoyed the trip. we found some smaller species of dolphins with babies. but the waves were rough at that
lisaporterx
lisaporterx
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Taxiboat
Absolutely incredible, lovely staff and good for The price. Can go swimming aswell after and they’re offer free ref
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Hong Nhung
10 contributions
Mar 2020
No need to book the tour beforehand, you can just show up at their location in Puerto de Mogan and buy yourself a seat. I did book for me and my boyfriend though. We called at 19.45 the evening before and managed to book ourselves two seats + pick-up at 9am the next day from our hotel (this is included in the price).
The driver showed up on time and we are super excited. The trip started at 10am but we managed to get there 30 minutes early so we walked around and checked out the lighthouse. The reception/ticket lady was super nice. She answered all of our questions and chatted with us to kill time.

The trip itself was incredibly nice. It is a speedboat so for those who likes speed and not afraid of seasick and getting some splash, this is totally for you. It was amazing to ride the boat itself so even if you don't get to see dolphin yet, it was worth the price (quite cheap compared to other options). We found a lot of dolphins, it felt like they swam along with the boat even! Really really nice!

The on-board crew was amazing! The captain (I am so sorry for not catching his name) was funny and chill, we had a good time in their care. Oh and at the end of the trip, there is free beer and water (nice bonus)!
Written 22 March 2020
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nabilabassam
Dartford, UK124 contributions
It was great to find that Taxiboat Canaria was doing dolphin watching trips already during our visit to Grand Canaria in mid July. Great value trip, included pick up and drop off from our place of stay. We saw loads of dolphins and some even swam up close to the speedboat. We saw a whale from the distance but it had hidden by the time we reached it. At the end of the trip we were all offered a bottle of water or beer and there was an opportunity to swim off the boat for those who were willing. Just be wary that masks need to be worn on the transport and during the whole trip, this was communicated in advance to us but seem to still come as a surprise to some. Although can be uncomfortable especially for the nauseous, we understood that it was necessary due to the pandemic.
Written 20 July 2020
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Charlotte D
Taunton, UK1 contribution
Jan 2020
Great experience, we found a huge of Dolphins that came right up to the boat and swam around. Unforgettable experience as there were so many and they were so playful. Sadly didn't see whales.Really glad we chose this over the competitors as the boat was fast so we got to go further away from the shore = more chances to see!
Written 3 February 2020
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SuChoi
2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
we booked already last year a tour and we found out that it was canceled when we arrived at the port. they told us that the boat had a mechanical problem and they have to delay the tour. unfortunately that was our last day so we left and tried it again this time. we prebooked already in march and i wrote a message three days before the tour to confirm the booking. when we called there two days before leaving, because we had some other questions, they told us that the tour was cancelled. again the boat had a problem..how can it be that the same problem occurs twice and how can it be that the company is not able to inform the customer before? when we wouldn't have called the company today, we would be there again to be informed that the tour was cancelled. I'm very disappointed and recommend to everyone not to book a tour with this company...it's very unreliable
Written 5 April 2021
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Jorg F
Dear Su, what a pleasure reading you comment. It must be a really good feeling kicking a company into the dirt. The government closed our business in march 2020 and when we tried after one year we found out that the engines were not working as they should. So we cancelled the tour and put the ship back in the yard where it remains until today. Isn't it wonderful that the company is ruined and the staff jobless? I wish you all the best.
Written 9 June 2021
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Paulina P
3 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Incredible experience. We saw many dolphins including baby ones! We also saw flying fish and even a sea turtle! Fun boat ride too, the taxiboat is very fast. We stopped nearby a beach and were able to jump off the boat for a swim, and were given a free drink afterwards. All in all, it was worth every penny. Fab experience to see these animals in the wild. Would go again.
Written 5 July 2018
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hollyraven
Beccles, UK4 contributions
My friends and I took a wander down the harbour on Friday morning in search of one of the bigger dolphin boats. We were stopped by the taxiboat guy who offered us a much more intimate excursion as the boat only carries a maximum of 32 people. As there were 10 of us he also offered us a group discount.

We are SO glad we gave this boat a go.

The taxiboat is affectionately nicknamed the Ferrari of the sea and was much faster than the bigger boats, meaning we could get to the dolphins in good time and keep up with them as they moved along. We also avoided a crowd of boats.

We were incredibly lucky to see a leather back turtle, bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic spotted dolphins and rough-toothed dolphins. The dolphins were loving the boat, swimming and jumping up close.

The guide then asked us all to take a seat as he was taking us somewhere special. Boy did he deliver... We saw a mother and a baby fin whale!

On the journey back we were offered refreshments and the guide talked about the importance of seeing these majestic creatures in their natural environment rather than sea parks.

I cannot recommend enough, a great experience with lots of laughs and amazing sights.
Written 21 January 2018
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Alfiep2001uk
Stoke-on-Trent, UK224 contributions
We booked the whale and dolphin watching tour with a trip out to Mogan. It was well worth every penny! You're on the boat for around 3 ish hours and they take you out to see, past Mogan and then go searching for dolphins. We saw 2 different types including a family of father,mother and baby!!! We also saw a school of flying fish.

The boat is a speed boat so it's alot quicker and lower than the large boats doing the tours. We should have been visiting Mogan first and then going on the boat trip but they got in touch with us a day or so before the trip asking if it would be ok to do them separately as the conditions at sea were more favourable the day before we should have been going. It wasn't a problem for us. The following day they picked us up by minibus and took us down to Mogan where they gave us some local information and let us wander the markets at our own pace and when we were ready to go home, they picked us up.

Overall a fantastic experience and one that we would highly recommend
Written 22 June 2019
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unpetitpeudemel
Rouen, France510 contributions
What an amazing trip! The boat is so quick and nice, we were ten, Elena the sailer took some time with every one to explain the different type of dolphins etc. I'll say the most important: we saw a lot of dolphins. The difference with the big boats is that you have really time to watch close to the water the dolphins. We saw a big boat and they stayed five mn then left because they are slow and there are too many people so they don't have enough time.
I recommand it.
Written 2 April 2019
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Brownie S
19 contributions
Me and my partner decided to do this trip as I heard alot about it and wanted to see some marine life, trip was absolutely fantastic and the staff (sailor) Elaina and (captain) Victor where very friendly and helpful.
We saw dolphins in pods today playing and jumping out of the water, the experience was unbelievable and very well organised!
Also the seller Murdock really knows his stuff when it comes to dolphins and whales!
He was very friendly, chatty and a real comedian A+ for this guy!
Very recommended folks! Don't miss out!!
Thanks again
Graham and Lauren
Written 21 June 2018
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Debs5656
Lymington, UK9 contributions
Fantastic morning out on the water. Booked online the day before. We saw a large pod of bottlenose dolphins. Always so amazing to see them in the wild. My kids have never seen them before and they absolutely loved it. Small boat takes only 32 passengers but there were about 15 onboard. Lots of space to see the dolphins. I was a little bit apprehensive as I suffer with sea sickness, but as the boat goes quite fast there is no side to side movement so it was perfect, I didn’t feel ill at all. They also give you blankets if you feel cold and a drink on the way back. I would throughly recommend this trip 😊
Written 14 April 2018
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