Where the sky and the ocean collide: Oceano Whale Watching Tours.
An old fishing boat has been adapted so that the traveller can authentically experience how it was done in the past, a boat created especially for the island’s waters. The feeling of seeing dolphins, turtles, whales, pilot whales and many more species so close and respectfully allows you to “feel” the freedom these animals move with. The blues of the sky reflected in the remain etched in the mind of the visitor who sails on this type of boat.
We are a committed team and we love the encounters with wild, free dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. It is a pleasure for us to show other people these wonderful sea animals, and we care about the immensely important and complex ecosystem, the ocean.
Guided by an experienced, multilingual member of the OCEANO team.
Calle La Quema, 7 (Edificio Amaya). 38872. Valle Gran Rey. La Gomera. Canary Islands. Spain.
Geographical coordinates: Lat. 28.082955; Long. -17.333894.
Accreditations (quality and/or sustainability)
European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (EUROPARC Federation).
- Garajonay National Park.
- La Gomera Biosphere Reserve.
- Santiago – Valle Gran Rey Coastal Belt Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
Spanish, English, Deutsch.
- Twice a day – departure times may vary – one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
- 3 – 4h duration each.
- 10 guests max. per trip.
- When we encounter a school of dolphins or whales, first of all we will try to find out what they are doing. Are they looking for food, hunting or feeding, travelling or do they even come closer to our boat? Respectful whale watching means to adapt to the particular situation and adjust our sailing manner to the animals’ behaviour.
- It is very important to us not to disturb the animals with our boat but to watch them in their natural habitat. Often, they seek to get closer to us and the boat and even ride in the bow wave.
- Every one of our boat trips is new and different as we are dealing with wild animals, which are constantly moving through the ocean. So we can never know exactly where they can be found in any particular moment. We have to search for them on every excursion anew – and we are very much in favour of finding them!
Commitment to the biodiversity conservation and/or the protected area.
In addition to the basic requirements of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism, our company has additionally undertaken up to 10 voluntary commitments. These commitments serve to improve the services we offer and our connection with the protected natural space. Likewise, improving our environmental behaviour, as well as supporting local development and heritage conservation.
Some examples are:
- Develop a new trip linked to environmental tourism.
- Raise awareness about the clean-up of coastal areas.
- Offer material and information about the sea and its inhabitants for the island’s teachers.
- Phone number: (0034) 922 805 717
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.oceano-gomera.com