Spirit of the Sea: Dolphin and Whales watching Experience in Gran Canaria

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What to expect from this boat tour in Gran Canaria?

In our Canary Coast, up to 30 species of cetaceans have been identified, which makes our islands one of the places in the world with the greatest diversity of cetaceans and the largest in Europe. Fin whales, dolphins, sperm whales, orcas or porpoises are some of the families to which these 30 species belong.

Unlike fish that lay eggs, have scales and breathe through gills. The cetaceans are a mammal that feeds on maternal milk when they are born and like us, breathe air, and has lungs and warm blood.

We will sail from Puerto Rico along the southwest coast of the island, in search of dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. Our multilingual professional crew will keep you informed about the sightings and will help you to identify the different species.

The Spirit of the Sea is a boat with a capacity for 97 people and equipped with a large glass bottom between the boat hulls, which allows you to observe the marine life that is under the waves of the sea.

We are almost sure that we can see dolphins, but if this were not the case, we will give you a bonus so you can return for free any other day and repeat our trip.

You can choose between a trip of 2 or 3 hours and both include soft drinks and water. On the 3-hour trip, we will stop in a sheltered bay to take a swim.

Our company since its creation has been committed to making sightings with total respect towards these incredible animals and has the appropriate permits from the Canary Islands Government to carry out this activity.

Being able to observe dolphins and maybe whales in their natural environment is an absolutely enriching experience that makes us all supporters of the marine environment and ambassadors for the protection of these fantastic animals.

Pick-up service

This activity offers pick-up service from the following areas:

  • Mogan
  • Taurito
  • Playa del Inglés
  • Maspalomas
  • San Agustin
  • Bahia Feliz

During the booking process, we will ask you for your accommodation so that we can assign you the nearest pick-up point.  A few days before the activity, you will receive a message with the details of your pick-up service.

If you are staying outside the pick-up area, you should go to the nearest meeting point or go directly to the port.

If you want to go directly to the departure point, please arrive 15 minutes before departure:
Spirit of the Sea
Puerto Base 28, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/qM1A5qjpwDK2
GPS: 27º 46.945’N, 15º 42.690’W


    • Professional crew with knowledge of the history and environment of cetaceans
    • Transfer
    • Drinks

Know before you book

    • Departures (depending on the day): 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 01:30 pm.
    • Free for children under 2
    • Bring comfortable clothes and shoes and sunscreen
    • On the 3-hour excursion, we recommend bringing a swimsuit and towel


Brilliant Trip


Went to see dolphins and saw lots. The journey was relatively calm with the motion of the boat not a real issue. We got out quite far and came across a pod. Was a lot better than I expected and wee saw a lot of dolphins, turtles and flying fish. Was really cool to see in the wild. Would recommend this to everyone. Everyone on board seemed to enjoy it. We also got to top for a swim in the sea on the way back which was very nice and refreshing in the hot weather.

Allan A. (Tripadvisor)

Einfach unglaublich!


Eindeutig mein persönliches Highlight des Urlaubs war der Ausflug mit der Spirit of the Sea. Wir hatten das Glück und erlebten an diesem Tag zwei Delphin- und eine Walsichtung. Die Crew war freundlich, scherzte mit den Passagieren und reichte gern bei rauheren Wellengänge eine helfende Hand um sicher an die Reeling oder an die Sitzplätze zu kommen. Besonders beeindruckend war die Tatsache dass während des Ausfluges mehrmals das Boot angehalten wurde wenn Crew-Mitglieder Verunreinigungen im Meer entdeckten, die anschließend herausgefischt wurden. (Karton, Klappbox, etc.) Man merkt hier dass das Meer als auch deren Bewohner sehr wertgeschätzt werden. Eine tolle Erfahrung die ich jeden nur weiterempfehlen kann!!

Kerstin D.

Amazing experience


A great afternoon out Jan 2020. I didn’t think the sea was that rough, probably 1-meter swell. A couple of people were seasick and really shouldn’t be doing this sort of experience. Great staff, very friendly and honored their guarantee of a free trip if you didn’t get to see any dolphins. On our free trip two days later we saw hundreds of dolphins and a whale. Thank you Michael for your advice and thank you to the crew and Capitan.

Jon M.

Excursión con Encanto


Fue una excursion muy entrañable la tripulacion nos dio un muy excelente trato estando muy pendiente de los pasajeros en todo momento dando una informacion sobre todo lo q debiamos ver una excursion para recomendar

Anselmo R.