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Perhaps your idea of a boat trip is to see the whales or dolphins, reel in a marlin, deep sea fishing or how about a spot of submarining and having a look at what’s under the water?
As many as 24 different species of whales and dolphins migrate through these warm waters every year, along with many species of rays, sharks, turtles and seabirds.
La Gomera is a 40-minute ride away by ferry. Surely, that could count as a boat trip? It is 70 minutes if you take the large ferry, Naviera Armas. You can bring your car with you and drive around, exploring the island for a day.
The waters between the Strait of Tenerife and La Gomera are home to one of the largest communities of short-finned pilot whales in the world. The reason is the warm, calm waters and the rapid sudden sea depths upon leaving the island, which plunge from 1500m to 2400m. It's the same reasons why the common bottlenose dolphins can be found living in these waters.
Various length Tenerife boat trips are available for those short of time or those just wanting to squeeze this special lifetime experience into their holidaying schedule. There's two hours sails, three hours sails, four, five hours and those that last all day. Also, there's various boat types from Catamarans, glass bottom boats, old traditional wooden boats and sailing ships, to those with underwater cameras ready to display on TV screens, so you won't miss a thing if you happen to be lounging by the bar or digging into a freshly prepared buffet. The type of boat and length of the boat trip depends on the port of call, so be sure to do a bit of research beforehand, especially if you want to see some spectacular volcanic scenery as well - Los Gigantes anyone? Intend to get closer to a particular island like El Gomera - try going from Los Cristianos or Puerto Colon.
Tenerife's coastline has 60km of beach, with only Fuerteventura having more beaches in the Canaries. What better way to travel along the coast than by sea? You can take in the sheer vertical cliffs at Los Gigantes, the views of snow-capped Mt. Teide and its surrounding mountains, and the banana plantations, as well as, watching the people on the beach getting smaller. Drop anchor in a secluded bay, go for a swim in the warm water or top up your tan. They're all possible, and much more when you go on one or many Tenerife boat trips which you can take whilst staying at Tenerife - La Bodega.