List of Tenerife Cetacean Species
What whales and dolphins are in Tenerife?
An ideal island for whales and dolphins
Tenerife Whale and Dolphin Species
The island of Tenerife creates a unique ocean environment where in 2018 we observed 17 different species of whales and dolphins! Did you know that Tenerife is the third tallest volcanic island in the world? The dormant volcano ‘El Teide’ rises almost 8km from the ocean floor to the tallest peak of the volcano on the island. This creates a steep underwater topography between Tenerife and our neighbouring island, La Gomera. This pass between the islands is a rich ecosystem where whales and dolphins hunt in depths of up to 3000m. We take guests into this unique and cetacean rich marine environment to explore during our Tenerife whale and dolphin watching tours.
Commonly Encountered Cetacean Species
Frequently Encountered Cetacean Species
Infrequently Encountered Cetacean Species
Rarely Encountered Cetacean Species
Most Rare Whale and Dolphin Species
Blue Whale – Fin Whale – Sei Whale – Humpback Whale – Minke Whale – Striped Dolphin – Fraser’s Dolphin – Risso’s Dolphins – Rough-toothed Dolphin – Orca – False Killer Whale – Dwarf Sperm Whale – Pygmy Sperm Whale – Gerval’s Beaked Whale – True’s Beaked Whale – Northern Bottlenose Whale – Blainville’s Beaked Whale – Cuvier’s Beaked Whale