Whales and Dolphins Watching – Boat Trips Tenerife
Known for their playful behavior, dolphins are highly intelligent. They are as smart as apes, and the evolution of their larger brains is surprisingly similar to humans. Dolphins are part of the family of whales that includes orcas and pilot whales. Killer whales are actually dolphins.
Dolphins have acute eyesight both in and out of the water. They hear frequencies 10 times the upper limit of adult humans. Their sense of touch is well-developed, but they have no sense of smell.
These beautiful, intelligent mammals are truly fascinating to watch. Dolphins are very social, living in groups that hunt and play together. Large pods of dolphins can have 1,000 members or more.
Because dolphins are mammals, they need to come to the surface of the water to breathe. Unlike land mammals that breathe and eat through their mouths, dolphins have separate holes for each task. Dolphins eat through their mouths and breathe through their blowholes. This prevents the dolphin from sucking up water into the lungs when hunting, reducing the risk of drowning.
DID YOU KNOW? Dophins are semihemispheric sleepers; half of their brains go to sleep at a time so that they can keep breathing.
Nearly 40 species of dolphins swim the waters of the world. Most live in shallow areas of tropical and temperate oceans, and five species live in rivers.
BOAT TRIPS TENERIFE – Whales & Dolphins Watching Tenerife
One of he most popular excursion in Tenerife, is Whales and Dolphins watching in their natural habitat, the Ocean. It is something you must experience at least once in your life time.
Whales and Dolphins love, the all year round warm waters of the Atlantic around the Canary Islands. 33% – One third of all Whale and Dolphin species reside in Canarian waters. 4 resident & 24 migratory species.
We are so privileged to be able, to observe them from the boats. We will recommend few boat trips and explain which are suitable for bigger or smaller groups, with kids, couples etc.
Brace yourself s, you are in for a real treat in Tenerife.