WHALE WATCHING & MARINE SCIENCE IN THE CANARY ISLANDS | BIOSEAN TENERIFE ECOTOUR
Discover the mysteries of the sea and get up close and personal with the most amazing marine wildlife just off the coast of Tenerife.
Tenerife may be known for its fabulous beaches and crystal blue waters but if you scratch beneath the surface you will uncover a hidden world full of natural wonders just waiting to be explored. Off the desert-like coastline of Las Galletas in the south of Tenerife, you can find a stretch of ocean that is renowned for being one of the best spots for whale watching in the Canary Islands.
BEST TIME TO SEE WHALES : TENERIFE
Tenerife not only offers an eternal spring like climate it also offers a year long whale watching season. It is common to see pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins all year round when you venture out into the choppy Atlantic Ocean off the shores of Costa Adeje. However the best time of year to catch a glimpse of these elegant creatures is during the migration season which runs from November to February which is when Fin whales, Humpback whales, Sei Whales and Blue Whales can be seen bathing in the Canarian waters.
PICKING A SUSTAINABLE COMPANY TO GO WHALE WATCHING IN THE CANARY ISLANDS
There are many companies that offer sustainable boat trips departing from various points across the southern stretch of Tenerife. However, one of the leaders in sustainable whale watching tours is Biosean, a company dedicated to the research and conservation of marine wildlife. Their tours not only include extensive information about the wide variety of Cetaceans that populate the area visited but they also dedicate their time on the water to cleaning the ocean of plastics and other solid waste. Respectful to all sea life, Biosean’s tours are conducted in their exclusive boat 8m inflatable rib boat equipped with a hydrophone enabling passengers to listen to the sounds of the whales which was absolutely amazing!
WHY IS MARINE CONSERVATION IN TENERIFE SO IMPORTANT?
According to Biosean’s marine wildlife experts, Miseal Morales Vargas and María Alejandra Esteves Ponte, Tenerife has hosted a quarter of the world’s cetacean biodiversity alongside an extensive number of sea turtles, fish and other sea creatures. This impressive fact makes Tenerife a must visit location for whale watching in the canary islands and a go to place for avid marine biologists. It is so important to constantly study and conserve the habitat for these species which is why Biosean collaborate with external research centres such as the University of Roehampton in the United Kingdom, PROMAR Network for the Canarian Government as well as Rumbo Ziday and Ecan amongst many others. Currently, Biosean are dedicating their research hours to studying the distribution and discovery of the migratory species off the coast of Southern Tenerife in addition to the short term effect of tourism on the short finned pilot whales.
MAKE YOUR NEXT TRIP SUSTAINABLE
If you are looking to see Tenerife’s whales up close then a sustainable company such as Biosean is an eco friendly option recommended by the Canary Green team who was humbled and in awe over this amazing trip. Even though John was sea sick most of the time we had lot’s of fun and got to understand our beautiful islands even more thanks Biosean.
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