Dolphin watching excursion
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.
Depart.: 11:00 am / 3:00 pm
Arrival: 2:00 pm / 6:30 pm
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY
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Dolphin and whale watching excursion
Excursion offered in collaboration with OceanExplorer
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday you can join a superbe sea excursion to see the beauties of the north coast and also to enjoy the sympathy of the dolphins accompanying the boat.
The transfer to the port of Tazacorte is by public transport. La Palma enjoys excellent “guagua” (bus) connections and you can travel comfortably using the prepaid bus card that we will provide you with after purchasing your excursion (to be pay €10). The amount charged on this card is adjusted to the return journeys.
And arriving to Tazacorte harbor will start your 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.
We also offer a prepaid card for the transfer by regular bus to Puerto de Tazacorte (to be pay €10). Departure from Santa Cruz de La Palma, at 09:10 h
- Bus line 300 – Santa Cruz de La Palma – Los Llanos de Aridane
- Bus line 110 – Los Llanos de Aridane – Puerto de Tazacorte
Puerto de Tazacorte is the starting point of the excursion.
We provide you with a prepaid card with the balance adjusted to the return transfers. The return time is variable, with the latest return time being 19:00 h.
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.
Don’t forget to take it with you! The landscapes are so extraordinary that they deserve to be remembered 🙂
Visited areas :
Northwest coast of La Palma: Cueva Bonita, Porís de La Candelaria, Playa de La Veta…
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!
Departure Time11:00 h / 15:00 h
Return Time14:30 h / 18:30 h
Dress Codelight jacket or pullover / sneakers
IncludedAperitivoBebidasLiability and accidents insurance
Not Included4WD transferaccess permissionsArrival transferBed & Breakfast accommodationbeveragesBicycle rentalBus transfersCable-carCar RentalCourtesy lunchfield telescopeGuideHalf board accommodationHAVEN hanging tentin/out Airport transferLocal flights + FerryLuggage transferLunchMaps and printed descriptionssnackTastingTransfer by shipTransfers by taxi and regular busTraslado en 4x4Two nights in a hotel
- Monday / Wednesday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday
- fom Santa Cruz de La Palma - 09:10h - (with transfer - bus stop line 300)
- Monday / Wednesday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Avenida Marítima, 29 de Santa Cruz de La Palma
(Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 1 pm)...or if you prefer, on booking tell us in the field "Comments" (booking widget below) that you better wish to get your card at your accommodatios and we will deposit on the specified date.
departure at 09:10h | arrival to Los Llanos at 10:10hOUTWARD transfer : line 110 from Los Llanos de Aridane to Puerto de Tazacorte harbor
departure at 10:15h | arrival to Puerto de Tazacorte at 10:30 h
departures at 14:00 | 15:00 | 16:00 | 17:00 | 18:00 y 19:00 h | arrivals to Los Llanos 15 minutes laterRETURN transfer : line 300 from Los Llanos de Aridane to Santa Cruz de La Palma
departures at 14:35 | 15:35 | 16:35 | 17:35 | 18:35 | 19:35 | arrivals to Santa Cruz de La Palma 60 minutes later
Pick up your prepaid bus card at our office in:
Avenida Marítima, 29 - Santa Cruz de La Palma
(Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 1 pm)