Whale and dolphin watching in Tazacorte

Excursion to see whales and dolphins in the wild
Some of the best sightings of large and medium-sized cetaceans in the wild are to be had in the waters of the Canary Islands - the area of Europe that attracts the largest number of people to see them - on trips leaving from the port of Tazacorte. The sea around La Palma is also a good place for spotting sperm whales, one of the largest mammals in the world. Actually, up to 26 species of cetaceans can be found near the Canary Islands, ranging from the gigantic blue whale to friendly dolphins.
The beauty of animal nature in the wild
Boats set off from the port of Tazacorte, on short sea trips organised by specialist companies, with a sighting success rate of around 90%, to observe the wonderful spectacle of these animals in the wild. They in turn are drawn by the rich sea bed and excellent temperature of the water. The boats that come close to them bear the “Barco Azul” (blue boat) emblem, which ensures observance of the regulations that guarantee a full, happy life for the cetaceans.

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Use the waste- paper baskets and, insofar as possible, separate and place your recycling waste in the appropriate containers.
- Do not throw any waste or other objects into the sea.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- In natural spaces and at viewpoints, do not leave the trail or the spaces designated for people to be in.
- Respect and look after the area's historic and cultural heritage, along with the public furniture and items for visitors, such as information panels or telescopes and binoculars.
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