Tenerife has a rich marine life. On every boat trip that you take you are almost guaranteed to see both dolphins and whales. It sure is a magnificent sight to see them jump out of the blue waters and swim alongside the boat.
When I went with the Ragnarok Viking boat there were dolphins and whales constantly swimming a jumping beside it which really enhanced the experience of the boat ride. This is the case for basically all boat tours that departs from southern Tenerife. You can see both whales and dolphins in their natural environment all year long.
When going by boat there are species that you can see all year long. There are also whales and dolphins that are migratory and can be seen for certain periods of the year. There are four species of whales and dolphins that always resides at the islands. These are the Pilotwhales which are black and are easy to spot from any boat. You can see the Bottlenosedolphins playing around and jumping in the waters. The Risso’sdolphins which usually resides on deeper waters rather than closer to land. These are easy to differentiate from the Bottlenosedolphins due to their characteristic “scars”. And finally, there are theSperm Whaleswhich are enormous whales that can become up to 20 meters long and weight up to 57 tones! But to see these you probably have to go for a longer boat ride.
The Bottlenose dolphins and the Pilot whales are the most common to see on shorter cruises. They are beautiful creatures and seeing them in the wild rather that in a zoo or aquarium is an amazing experience in its own right.
Check out the any of the cruises and boat tours on our website and I can almost guarantee you that you will spot several of these magnificent creatures!
Ragnarok is a longboat that is hard to miss. You can see the ship from far away due to it’s size and the distinct shields on the sides.
I went on a trip with Ragnarok in March of 2020. It was something of a surreal experience. At first, I was rather skeptical of the theme of the trip. It felt a bit silly as i thought the trip was based on a long standing caricature of vikings. But as we departed, my entire prejudice of the trip shifted completely.
There surely was something special about this trip. It probably was a mixture of the very friendly staff, the scenery and the activities that made it unforgettable. The structure of the trip makes it perfect for families with children. But at the same time, we went as a group of three grown up men and i believe we enjoyed it as much as the children.
The trip makes you forget about everything else in your life in a remarkable way. The vikings that hosts the trip entertains the audience with their acting. They also arranged competitions between the two sides of the boat which fit the theme very well. One of the competitions were archery where you fired arrows with suction plug at a board.
The trip had a open bar and free food. There were soft drinks as well as both beer and wine included. This was also a big plus with the trip as one could enjoy a beer while watching the whales and dolphins swimming besides the boat.
The three hours we spent on the boat just flew by! I believe this was due to the high pace and great structure of the trip. When we reached the port i almost felt a bit of sadness as I had to leave my newfound viking-friends.
As you might tell from my description this trip is amazing. Probably one of my favorite excursions on the entire island. I highly recommend you to book it and enjoy it for yourself!