Whale and Dolphin Watching

Dolphin watching excursion

Sea Excursion

Dolphin watching excursion

45 € per person

See dolphins and whales in their natural habitat! The excursion with the Flipper travels along the cliffs of the northwest coast, discovering its picturesque enclaves and getting close to the place where marine species of great biological interest nest. But you will also be able to enjoy some indescribable surroundings that are only accessible by sea. One of them is the Cueva Bonita, a grotto in which the sunlight produces exceptional colours in the sea. Or the Santorini of La Palma, the Cueva de Los Piratas and La Veta Beach.

Excursión en barco con el Flipper desde Tazacorte

Sea Excursion

Depart.: 11:00 am / 3:00 pm

Arrival: 2:00 pm / 6:30 pm


Dolphin and whale watching excursion

Excursion offered in collaboration with OceanExplorer

Every Friday we take you to the port of Tazacorte to start an excursion with the Flipper boat, heading towards the north of the island and discovering the spectacular cliffs of this area of La Palma. An impressive boat trip to enjoy a peculiar maritime area. There you will find such picturesque enclaves as the Cueva Bonita, a deep grotto of magical colours. Or the fantastic Pirates Cave, whose real name is Porís de La Candelaria, an old fishing refuge with cave houses carved into the concavity of the cliff.  Finally, the Flipper heads towards Playa de La Veta, a solitary beach of fine volcanic sand that is difficult to access by land, situated in the lap of an imposing cliff.

After enjoying the sea and the beautiful coastal scenery, our boat heads out to sea to spot the colonies of dolphins and whales that nest in these latitudes.  And rare is the day that they don’t show their presence when they hear our boat approaching. The dolphins are friendly and play with the keel of the Flipper, jumping and smiling in a peculiar way.  Other marine animals such as turtles or even whales often come to meet us as well. The boat is accompanied by marine biologists and expert guides, who will give you interesting information about the characteristics and natural habitat of these animals.

But the final highlight of this excursion before the return to the harbour is the breathtaking view of the lava river that overflowed into the sea after the recent eruption. A breathtaking view of the new volcano from the sea that shows us the relentless force of nature.

If you go to Puerto de Tazacorte harbor with your car, the Flipper is located at the entrance of the marina, on the first ramp, 20 metres from the kiosk. There is free parking on the quay to leave your car and it is advisable to be there about 20 minutes before the departure time.

Transfers :

Currently we offer a transfer to Puerto de Tazacorte harbour, from

  • Santa Cruz de La Palma   ……   10:00 h
  • Los Cancajos           …………………   09:50 h

to Puerto de Tazacorte, from where the excursion departs. The return time is at 15:00 h. (check pick-up points and times in the booking calendar).

Visited areas :

Northwest coast of La Palma: Cueva Bonita, Porís de La Candelaria, Playa de La Veta…

Whale and dolphin watching

Dolphins and whales are wild animals that have their habitat on the coasts of Tazacorte. They can almost always be observed during an excursion, although their presence is not guaranteed. In case you do not see dolphins and whales during your excursion, the ship owner will offer you a courtesy excursion within 2 weeks.

Photographic devices

Don’t forget to take it with you!  The landscapes are so extraordinary that they deserve to be remembered  🙂

Unexpected changes

Due to adverse weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, the itinerary of the tour may change. You will be informed as soon as possible.

Further questions ?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone:

+34 922 433 001

We will be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have!

  • Destination
  • Departure Time
    11:00 h / 15:00 h
  • Return Time
    14:30 h / 18:30 h
  • Dress Code
    light jacket or pullover / sneakers
  • Included
    Liability and accidents insurance
  • Not Included
    4WD transfer
    access permissions
    Arrival transfer
    Bed & Breakfast accommodation
    Bicycle rental
    Bus transfers
    Car Rental
    Courtesy lunch
    field telescope
    Half board accommodation
    HAVEN hanging tent
    in/out Airport transfer
    Local flights + Ferry
    Luggage transfer
    Maps and printed descriptions
    Transfer by ship
    Transfers by taxi and regular bus
    Traslado en 4x4
    Two nights in a hotel
Excursion with DEPARTURE from Puerto de Tazacorte  harbor:
1st - 11:00 am  (without transfer)  |  2th - 3:00 pm (without transfer)
  • Monday / Wednesday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Excursion with TRANSFER from Santa Cruz de La Palma - 10:00 am / Los Cancajos - 9:50 am: