In recent times, boat trips in Gran Canaria have become one of the most important tourist attractions of this Spanish island located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean just 100 kilometres off the northwestern African coast and just a couple hours flight away from the European continent. The reasons are many, but above all there are two important factors:
- Climate: weather in Gran Canaria is, undoubtedly, one of the best in the world. Proof of this is that there are over 300 sunshine days each year with an average temperature of 22ºC. Thus, summer isn’t too hot and winter isn’t cold. Can you imagine going to the beach and actually taking a dip in February? You can do it in Gran Canaria.
- Atlantic Ocean: the strategic location right in a rich marine ecosystem and warm waters around Gran Canaria attract all sorts of marine animals. The great advantage of watching cetaceans (such as dolphins or whales) in Gran Canaria is that many of them are permanent residents, so sailing off to watch them it’s a safe bet.
These are two reason that make Tamarán (as the island was known by the ancient aborigines) one of the most visited destination not only in the Canary Islands, but also in Spain and the European Union.
Boat excursions in Gran Canaria
Thanks to its wide diversity of landscapes, Gran Canaria is the perfect island for many active sports like hiking, climbing, cycling, mountain biking, surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, parasailing or fishing, among others.
That’s why Dunas Hotels & Resorts wants that your holidays be special and full of amazing experiences. Don’t hesitate to contact us to enjoy the best boat trips in Gran Canaria.
1. Spotting cetaceans in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria waters are home to more than 30 species of cetaceans that live around the island’s coast. Of course, there are many alternatives to enjoy this activity, so it’s essential to know that cetacean watching boats in Gran Canaria follow “Blue Boat” standards and respect the strict laws that guarantee marine mammals a hassle-free life. To fully enjoy this kind of boat trip in Gran Canaria, don’t forget binoculars, sunscreen and, if necessary, a product to neutralize dizziness. Moreover, the sea and the boat movement cause a lowering of the thermal sensation, so it is recommended to wear some warm clothing.
2.Fishing in Gran Canaria
Fishing lovers are also in luck! Thanks to the warm temperatures and ocean currents that create the trade winds (also called easterlies), the waters around Gran Canaria are full of a huge range of both resident and migratory marine life. That’s why Gran Canaria fishing trips are a must. Species such as blue sharks, barracudas, hammerheads, makos, wahoos and swordfishes... live around the island all year round. Others, like the much sought after blue marlins, bluefin tunas and white marlins migrate past the island.
3. Boat party in Gran Canaria
One of the best boat trips in Gran Canaria is a boat party. Therefore, if you fancy some music in open sea, this is truly made for you! Most of these excursions usually include drinks, food, jet skiing… This is the best way to enjoy an amazing experiences with your friends.
4. Boat trip along the coast of Gran Canaria
The southern municipalities of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and Mogán has plenty of beaches and coves that are worth a visit. But, if you really want to enjoy them in a more private way, a boat excursion along Gran Canaria’s southern litoral is needed. Are you ready to discover true jewels such as Pasito Blanco, Arguineguín, the Bufadero de Tauro, Puerto Rico or Puerto de Mogán? Don’t hesitate to spend one day relaxing on a boat and swimming in their waters?
5. Watching the sunset in Gran Canaria on a boat
Watching the sunset is always a great idea. But, what if you enjoy it on a boat? That’s unbeatable! Is there a better plan than watching the Sun sets over the horizon with views of the Teide (the highest peak in Spain with 3,718 metres above sea level located in the neighbouring island of Tenerife) in the background? Probably not...
Where to stay to enjoy the best boat trips in Gran Canaria?
In order to enjoy the best boat excursions in Gran Canaria to the fullest, staying at the best hotels in Gran Canaria is a must. In that way, here’s a list of the most recommended lodgings on the island.
Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas
Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas, located just a few minutes away from the beaches of Meloneras and Maspalomas (with its famous lighthouse, pond and dunes), is an excellent all-inclusive hotel in Gran Canaria. Here you won’t have to worry about paying anything… In addition, the amazing animation team, along with the hotel mascots Duni and Dunita, is one of the reasons why this is also one of the best child-friendly hotels in Gran Canaria.
Maspalomas Resort by Dunas and Suites & Villas by Dunas
Maspalomas Resort by Dunas and Suites & Villas by Dunas are two ideal hotels for golf and cycling lovers. Not in vain, they are right next to the Maspalomas Golf Course and they also count with the Free Motion Bikecenter. Their shape like a calm village in the middle of a lush paradise make them the ideal place for relaxing after a boat trip in Gran Canaria. Enjoy the privacy you deserve and the incredible swimming pool areas.
Don Gregory by Dunas
Don Gregory by Dunas is, without any doubt, one of the best adults only hotels in Gran Canaria. Located in San Agustín, next to Las Burras and Playa del Inglés, this beachfront hotel in Gran Canaria is the place you were looking for to relax.
Its stunning infinity pool, its solariums and its Wellness Center make it one of the best romantic hotels in Gran Canaria, so if you’re planning to spending a few days with your partner… stop searching!
In short, boat trips in Gran Canaria are always a safe bet. It doesn’t matter if you prefer spotting cetaceans, fishing, partying, relaxing or watching the sunset on a boat because you can do all of them in Gran Canaria.