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Spirit of the Sea Dolphin Trip
Daily Dolphin and Whale search trips from Puerto Base in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria. Puerto Base is the harbour on the left side of the beach, in front of Hotel Puerto Novo. You are guaranteed to see dolphins on that trip.
Spirit of the SEA – DOLPHIN TRIP Ticket Overview
- Duration: 2- 3 hours
- Printed or mobile ticket
- Instant confirmation
- Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity begins
- All fees and taxes
- Soft Drinks
- Available form Monday to Saturday
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00h and 13:30h
- Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:00h and 12:30h
- Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 15:00h (until 12th September)
Prices & Rules:
- Adults pay 35€
- Children pay 20€
- Both 2h & 3h tour cost the same
What to bring?
- Sun cream
- Hat or Cap
- Pre-payment in full is possible
- Reservation with a deposit is possible
- Full refund for cancellations 24 hours before activity begins
- This activity is weather dependent
- Full refund in case of cancellation due to bad weather
Spirit of the Sea Dolphin Trip
17:37 18 Sep 23
My partner and I had an amazing experience with Spirit of the Sea, we were surrounded by dolphins and even saw a Hammer head shark!Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, refreshments included in the price, best money we spent whilst visiting Puerto Rico Gran Canaria! Would highly recommend!
mini me brothers
21:02 29 Aug 23
Absolutely amazing experience saw so many dolphins was magical. Only downside was the choppy waves never normally get sea sick and I was so sick. Would really recommend the trip we loved it.
17:02 19 Aug 23
Me and my family had a great trip. We did the 2hr trip when you don't stop for the swim in the ocean. The 2hr trip was brilliant fun and we saw lots of dolphins. Awesome afternoon out would highly recommend. If your sea sick don't go downstairs to look under the water though 🤢
21:10 08 Aug 23
We saw Dolphins for 10 mins, a turtle and a shark. We were told in English where to look and there was plenty of space to see. One of the best experiences of my life!
13:05 04 Aug 23
Saw tonnes of dolphins in a huge pod. Spent 20 mins watching...the max anyone is allowed. Friendly staff. Great experience.
13:03 31 Jul 23
Sailed from Puerto Rico.We had an an amazing experience. No dolphins, but saw sperm whales!Great swim in the sea.Really lovely staff, well organised. Definitely worth it. Thanks for a great trip. X
18:47 18 Jul 23
Great trip, but be prepared to get sea sick! Despite medication 💊 there is a large chance you'll get ill. Fortunately, the staff is well prepared and tries to take care of the passengers.As for the view, it is a large sea! Very large sea... but when you as a group find the dolphin's or whales, it takes about 5-10 minutes of quite close view.Worth the wait 3 hours to see them in the wild? Perhaps... in our case, it sadly got overshadowed by heavy sea sickness. But the misses and kid were happy to see the animals from upclose as such :)If we had missed it, there would have been a "next trip", but trust me I wouldn't considering the sea sickness. I do recommend going early so in case you do not get to find any, you can try again, so if you plan to go, do it in the beginning.
01:59 24 Jun 23
Lovely crew that really did their best to find dolphins! We got to see a bunch of them.I think this trip is worth it because I got to see dolphins and got it on video. 🐬The thing that sucked is that I threw up.. so whenever I look back i just think of it. I think the crew should give out paper bags to everyone before departing. Someone can get sick anytime. Like I did. But I think this trip deserves a 4/5 if we remove the fact that I threw up 😅Great tour! 🌊
18:25 15 Jun 23
Yes we saw the dolphins, but there were a few issues. Firstly, don't expect to sit on the top deck - very unlikely unless you stand in the sun 40 minutes before the boat trip starts. The queue was full by 12pm and the boat arrived at 12.30pm.There's not enough proper seats on the boat for everyone. You'll end up with sitting on the moulded sides of the boat. Not comfortable.There is a smoking area at the rear of the boat, right next to the moulded sides / makeshift seats. The family's that were sitting there, moved each time the smokers lit up. Who wants their kids breathing that in.The two rear entrances, are dangerous. When the boat is moving and the conditions are something other than flat, it would be easy for a child to fall through it. In the UK, you'd never be allowed such a dangerous chain.To get a a decent view of the dolphins, you need to be on the edges of the boat. But selfish people hog the outsides.When it's not completely flat sea conditions, the boat rocks all over the place. There were a few who looked quite ill from this. I stress, it wasn't rough out to sea, but a little more than being completely flat. I think this is due to the type of boat. If you are unsteady on your feet, don't go on this trip.Other than the dolphins, the ride out and in, is boring. You must go 15 miles out to sea.EDIT AFTER THE REPLY: Funny you should say the boat can hold 120 persons. There was a capacity plate at the rear of the boat next to the cupboard by the bar. It's states maximum of 95 people.I've added a photo of the 'safe' gate. There are 2 of them at the rear. I witnessed children going up to the chain gate. One false move and they would be in the sea. I've never seen a gate like it. Been on many boats and they all have solid gates and higher level than this.
21:26 10 May 23
Unfortunately we didn't see any dolphins or whales on our trip but the trips itself was amazing. We ventured out around 8 miles giving us a brilliant view of the island and ocean. The staff were very friendly and we had free refreshments on board. Since we didn't see anything, we got a free trip too.
15:47 22 Feb 23
What an amazing experience we saw lots of dolphins. The staff were all really friendly and helpful lovely clean comfortable boat . Great value for money this is a real must do trip you will not regret it .
13:20 02 Jan 23
Super friendly and funny staff! It took a while until we saw the dolphins but then it was a large group and we spent a long time watching them. The swimming stop was also amazing. I highly recommend it, also because the boat is small and not many people are on it. Also it is possible to follow the dolphins
16:37 22 Dec 22
Amazing trip. We saw a whale and a huge (>100) group of dolphins. The staff was super friendly and helpful. I would definitely do it again.Keep in mind that it's still the Atlantic ocean. Therefore some people got seasick (but the care provided by the staff was amazing) and it's not guaranteed that you see anything.I hope that everyone has the same luck as me and my girlfriend.
14:07 19 Dec 22
Although the drinks are includes in the price, girls at the bar ask for 1 euro for each plastic cup. We ware a group and did not want to buy the cups. This looks like they are trying to enforce the tips. They say the management is forcing them to sell cups which might be the reason to but i doubt that. Otherwise a nice trip
12:25 04 Dec 22
We went to sea whales and dolphins in December 2022. After 1.5 hour we saw pseudo orca dolphins and they were amazing. We also saw some flying fish.We used pick up from maspalomas and it went well.The only negative thing is that we booked for 13.00 and received confirmation for 10.00 and had to call and figure it out. This could be avoided.
23:38 01 Dec 22
Lovely trip out on the beautiful sea. Super friendly staff with a nice lady that recognized me from the other day.Unfortunately we didn’t get to see any whales that I hoped for, although that’s of course nothing we can decide. But we did get to see some Rizzo’s dolphins and flying fish.I thought that €37 per person was a bit prizy for two hours and thought it was a bit peculiar that the three hour trip with a snorkeling stop had the same prize, however on different days of the week that we couldn’t attend.
13:11 29 Oct 22
+1 for the company itself! When they see plastic floating, they stop the boat to take it out of the water!Nice people, nice boattrip. They do their very best for you to see dolphins and even a whale!
06:08 24 Oct 22
We met dolphins and it was fantastic experience. Thanks
13:22 18 Oct 22
Half the fun was the sail out and back - a very informative crew and they worked hard to give us the best experience sighting the dolphins. A lot of flying fish too!Get there early so you can beat the queue and get the upstairs front seats for the best views, and don’t forget you will definitely need the sunscreen
20:32 15 Oct 22
Fantastic. Such experienced and helpful people. The onboard guide spoke four languages!! She also moored the boat, hefting huge ropes!Sadly we saw no dolphins or whales, just flying fish. But they gave us a free ticket for next time. And it was a lovely boat trip regardless 😀
23:37 07 Jun 22
Highly recommend. I was unfortunately very seasick onboard, but I never expected such understanding people! They took so many of my "waste" bags and were always ready with fresh bags and tissues. My boyfriend who has much better sea legs had a wonderful time. Saw dolphins and flying fish and they stopped quite a few times to fish plastic out of the water. Please go here to support conservation efforts!!
19:19 29 Apr 22
Amazing trip. Went on "The spirit of the sea" twice while I was in Gran Canaria and they never dissapoint. The crew is very attentive and kind. They care about the animals and their habitat and also clean up plastic that is floating around. They are also very good with kids, and they do not only search for dolphins and whales but are looking after the passengers as well. Must do when in Gran Canaria🐳
13:23 29 Apr 22
5 stars, we saw a whale which the team informed us had fishing net caught around it, they immediately called and reported this so the whale could be helped. They also removed lots of plastic from the water which was great to see the care for the ocean and nature and that it wasn't just a tourist trap. We then saw some dolphins which we watched for a while very informative experience and was nice to be the only boat with the animals!! My friend was very seasick and they were very attentive to giving her sickbags. It is very rough and I would definitely recommend seasick tablets before going
15:56 19 Apr 22
Overall a very good experience, though we got sea sick since it was a bit choppy. The staff were really helpful and friendly. We did see some wild dolphins.I'd recommend arriving slightly early to make sure you get a good seat on the boat.
19:26 12 Apr 22
The crew is amazing. Very kind. And to see dolphins in the wild with this amazing weather! Loved it! Everyone should do this at least once!
13:01 12 Apr 22
We had a really good experience spotting dolphins with Spirit of the Sea. Drinks were included and it didn’t take long until we spotted loads of dolphins, even some baby dolphins. It was a great experience. Personnel was friendly and knew a lot about the dolphins. The cruise was available in the languages Dutch, German, English and of course Spanish.
13:35 30 Mar 22
Guys there are very friendly, be aware of stomach sickness, we saw dolphins & bring a jacket if you’re a freezy person 😀
22:50 17 Mar 22
The staff was nice. But we did the tour twice but did not see any dolphins or whales (we received another ticket as we did no see any dolphins on the first tour).
21:28 25 Dec 21
Amazing tour where we got opportunity to watch dolphins in sea. Amazing experience where they took great care of us.
12:25 23 Dec 21
Not worth the trip. Even without the dolphins the boat does not do much or provide services that are of good quality. It would be more interesting to have some other type of programming as the probability of seeing any dolphins etc. is so poor. Even with some stories or explanations of the wild. I have attended many boat trips in my life ans this definitely was the most boring (lack of character) of them all.
08:54 26 Nov 21
Must memorable experience!!!! I loved every minutes what I spent on that boat, and searching dolphins ❤
14:08 20 Nov 21
Should be renamed „Spirit of the sick 🤮”I wish someone would worn me before I took this trip with my family. The worst 3 hours of my life. We were begging the crew to take us back as people on board were sick everywhere. Don’t risk it, stay away!!! Also, no dolphins, but noone cared as we were to busy puking 🤢
19:45 17 Nov 21
This was the worst boat trip I have ever been on. After 1.5h of sailing around in strong winds and quite big waves most of people on board were sick including myself and my 11 year old daughter. I have been on the sea many times before and never ever have been sick. The boat was very rocky, sea conditions were not friendly and people all around were throwing up and the captain and crew still kept us going for another 1.5h. No one on that boat was bothered to look up for any dolphins, we were all busy filling up our puke bags. Of course we did not see any dolphins and were offered a free trip on another day - what a joke!!!! Later that day, we have spoke with a guest from a neighbouring hotel and they have shared the same experience the day before. The crew cares only for the profit, they go out to the sea regardless of the weather condition then offer you another trip on that boat that no one will take because after 3h of throwing up who would like to do that again!!!. I wish I would read the reviews but I did not expect that TUI will deal with such bad sailors. We have been on a catamaran cruise in Lanzarote 2 years ago and it was more than pleasant with free snacks and drinks and plenty of dolphins jumping out of the water around the boat. You will see nothing like this with Spirit of the Sea-(sickness).
Mischa van Maurik
20:01 06 Oct 21
Nice weather, friendly and capable crew.And we saw some tumbler dolphins 🐬Great experience, i didn't swim but it was possible.
12:22 24 Sep 21
Nice boat trip around the south tip of the island. Dolphins were in the nature reserve area and we had sth like 5 to 10 minutes to take pics. Altogether a nice trip worth the money.
16:59 23 Sep 21
Nice boat trip around the south tip of the island. Dolphins were in the nature reserve area and we had sth like 5 to 10 minutes to take pics. Altogether still a nice trip worth the money.
15:29 11 Sep 21
Very good service and good to unterstand everything
21:22 01 Sep 21
Was good. Could have been more food, wasn't impressed with having to pay to go on beds when u payed enough for trip
15:18 28 Aug 21
Staff were very friendly, very much worth the money. Went out on Thursday there was lots of flying fish but the dolphins didn't want to come out and play. However they allowed for another trip. As we were flying home on the Saturday night we booked for the Saturday and this time there was lots of dolphin's, the information provided was informative. Myself my husband and kids were very impressed with the time spent seeing them and for also helping the environment by catching some plastic floating by of which had small crabs which also impressed the kids. Thank you for a 2nd trip. (Not expected as you cannot predict what wild life will do!) Truely recommended and will come again on next visit.Becky and Paul.
17:57 06 Aug 21
Nothing to say something more. Awesome trip! Me and my wife were full of satisfaced! I rwconended someone who want to a magical moment with dolohins! Really!
09:16 01 Aug 21
We took the morning tour to see the wildlife and apparently we're very lucky. The team managed to find two type of dolphins which we really appreciated to see, on our way back we saw a shark which was a fortune. Generally speaking the team is very good, the boat and equipment is good as well. It is a two story boat so everyone has a view, and once you see the wildlife you can stand to the side of the boat and take photos. No problem seen. Was happy at the end of the trip.Good to mention they provide a free drinks, so don't need to take own.Masks are strictly required here as well, so for 3h trip you need one.At the end of the trip you have a chance to swim in the ocean close to the land, so need your normal equipment to take that.They have a photographer who takes a photo of you at the beginning and later tries to sell it to you, so keep in mind you can have a photo as well.
14:52 14 Jul 21
Really good saw lots of dolphins
13:40 08 Sep 20
Highly recommended! We saw two whales and a lot of dolphins
11:47 11 Jan 20
A great afternoon out Jan 2020. I didn't think the sea was that rough, probably 1 metre swell. A couple of people were sea sick and really shouldn't be doing this sort of experience. Great staff, very friendly and honoured their guarantee of a free trip if you didn't get to see any dolphins. On our free trip two days later we saw hundreds of Dolphins and a whale. Thank you Michael for your advice and thank you to the crew and Capitan.
20:29 22 Oct 19
Very friendly staff that took its time to help elderly people also getting to the railing and stopped several times to collect trash from the ocean. We had the 2h tour on a Tuesday morning and we saw a flying fish and lots of wild dolphins up close - it was great. No whales, but it also wasn't the perfect season. Absolutely worth it!
09:26 07 Aug 19
Brilliant trip!!!It is a nature and you never know how lucky you will be. We have chosen Spirit of the Sea because of size of catamaran (not too big) and not overcrowded like other ‘dolphin search’ vessels.It was a GREAT CHOICE!!!! We have seen hundreds of beautiful dolphins and couple of turtles. Really great trip - nice, relaxing. It was fully booked but we had no feeling that its too many people - brilliant. We were allowed to stand along the boards and bow keeping the handrails so people with GoPro cameras mounted on sticks were able to take underwater photos!!!Swimming time at the end of trip was nice too!!!!We highly recommend Spirit of the Sea. You will have a great day out with them for sure.Thanks!!!
14:31 20 Apr 19
A brilliant and well organised trip. They picked us up from our hotel and back again. The boat was comfortable and we saw lots of dolphins and turtles. I would have liked a little more information about the species/characteristics etc but apart from that I enjoyed it. The staff were ever so good with the passengers that did not feel well. I strongly recommend that you are aware of what a boat feels like and can do....it seemed to come as a shock too many! I recommend this trip.
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