Sailing the seas of Gran Canaria

Sailing the seas of Gran Canaria

Sun, sea and an exceptional historical legacy will make your getaway an unforgettable experience. Round out your stay with some diving and discover the underwater world of the islands.

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05/05/2019ECONOMY
Madrid
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Spain
Barajas / 16:50
Ryanair FR 2011 Ryanair
3h 00m Nonstop
Spain
18:50 Gran Canaria
05/05/2019 07/05/2019

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

About the city

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a city which offers sun, sea and an exceptional historic legacy. Mild temperatures throughout the year make for an enjoyable seaside resort that's popular with both Spanish and foreign tourists alike. This cosmopolitan city, the biggest in the Canaries, presents an eclectic mix of cultures: the aboriginal Guanche culture, its colonial past and the mainland-Spain feel in an African landscape create a distinctive character. The city’s old quarter, La Vegueta, preserves colonial architecture from the 15th and 16th centuries in its beautiful courtyards and balconies. This lively neighbourhood was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1990. It's also a focal point for some of the island's best cafes, bars and restaurants. Check out Las Palmas’ numerous museums, including the interesting Museo Canario, with its fascinating mummies and trepanned skulls belonging to aboriginal Canarians. For the more adventurous travellers, there are tons of activities to enjoy from surfing, swimming and sailing to scuba diving, snorkelling, abseiling, bungee jumping and paragliding. And let’s not forget, here you’ll find some of the best nightlife in the region.

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Exe Las Canteras

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  • At 0.5 km from the center
  • Portugal 68, Las palmas de gran canaria 35010
Wonderfully located right on a golden sandy beach, the Exe Las Canteras is a beachfront hotel in Gran Canaria Island. It is the perfect place to stay for holidaymakers seeking tranquillity and a high standard service. Make the most of your Spain vaca...
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  • TWIN (DOBLE 2 CAMAS) (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 2 Accommodation nights

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Dolphin search - with transfer

day 2 - A las 10:00 horas
Hop aboard and join a voyage of discovery in the waters off Gran Canaria to search for some of the friendliest creatures in the planet with this dolphin watching cruise. Watching these playful animals as they skim through the waves is an unforgettable experience and one that reminds you of the beauty and grace of the natural world.

Your adventure begins at the Puerto Rico docks from where we’ll sail out into the vast expanses of the Atlantic. Over the years, 29 of the world’s 79 dolphin species have been spotted in the waters around Gran Canaria, which is more than a third, a remarkable rate. Keep your eyes peeled for the fleeting shadow of a dorsal fin cutting through the waves - if you're lucky you may see a whole pod leaping out of the water, a magical sight you'll cherish for the rest of your life.

The most common sighting is of bottlenoses, which live in small family groups of up to a dozen animals though they have been known to hook up with other flocks. These elegant creatures reach speeds of 50km/h. On a really good day, you might even get to see them feeding on shoals of mackerel or sardines. Other species sighted in these waters include striped dolphin, the rough-toothed dolphin while sightings of the common minke whale and the sperm whale have also been recorded.

The ocean is a big place and while sightings cannot be guaranteed, dolphins are spotted in four out of every five sailings.

Languages
German, English and Spanish

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Voucher type: Printed
Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.

Location
Starting point:
Pick-up point near your hotel in Mogan, Taurito, Playa del Cura, Amadores, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, San Agustin and Bahia Feliz. The rest of the areas have to go directly to the harbour 15 min before the departure.

End point: Same as starting point

Schedule
Opening dates
Pick-up between 8.15am and 9.40am.

Duration: 2 Hours

Guiding options
Guiding type: Guide\n
07/05/2019ECONOMY
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Madrid
Spain
Gran Canaria / 09:25
Ryanair FR 2032 Ryanair
2h 40m Nonstop
Spain
13:05 Barajas

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Sailing the seas of Gran Canaria
Sailing the seas of Gran Canaria