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Dolphins in Fuerteventura Our fun travelling companions

By 17 de May de 2024June 14th, 2024No Comments

When you see the Atlantic Ocean for the first time, it is not uncommon to feel small before the vastness of this breathtaking expanse of water that takes one’s breath away. However, in Magic and Sailing We are fortunate to sail its waters always in the best company and every time one of the catamarans of our fleet enters the sea, some friendly animals come to meet us, to the astonishment of our clients and the joy of the little ones. With their graceful swimming style and spectacular jumps, dolphins always make our journey sweeter.

Physical characteristics of dolphins

These mammals, which you can see on any of our excursions and boats, have a length of about 3.5 metres and swim at high speed, reaching more than 30 km/h.

When they sleep, they do so in two ways: by lying motionless on the surface of the water while breathing regularly, or by swimming slowly close to the surface. They rest in periods of about two hours, first sleeping one brain hemisphere and then the other, keeping the eye opposite the resting hemisphere open.

Types of dolphins in Fuerteventura

At least five species of these cetaceans swim in Canarian waters throughout the year. These are: the common dolphin, the rough-toothed dolphin, the Atlantic spotted dolphin, the striped dolphin and the bottlenose dolphin, which is considered the most intelligent dolphin in the animal kingdom.

Check out all the types of dolphins we usually see on our boat trips in Fuerteventura in this article!

What kind of dolphins you can see in Fuerteventura?

Character of dolphins in Fuerteventura

Sociable, mischievous and fun, the dolphins swim in groups, approach the hull of our catamaran and head for the bow. From there, they always bring a smile to our faces as they play in full view of everyone, accompanied by the waves.

Where to see dolphins in Fuerteventura?

Although it is common to see dolphins in various places in the Canary Islands, around the port of Morro Jable, in the south of the island of Fuerteventura, it is particularly easy to spot their leaping silhouettes in the waves.

If you want to see these spectacular animals up close, come to the port of Morro Jable and ask our crew about the whale and dolphin tour, or book directly on our website. You won’t regret it, we look forward to seeing you on board!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How fast can dolphins swim?

Dolphins can swim at speeds in excess of 30 km/h.

2. How do dolphins sleep?

Dolphins sleep by lying motionless on the surface of the water or by swimming slowly close to the surface. They rest in two-hour periods, alternating between one brain hemisphere and the other, always keeping one eye open.

3. What species of dolphins can be seen in the Canary Islands?

At least five species of dolphins can be seen in the Canary Islands: the common dolphin, the rough-toothed dolphin, the Atlantic spotted dolphin, the striped dolphin and the bottlenose dolphin.

4. Where is the best place to see dolphins in the Canary Islands?

One of the best places to see dolphins in the Canary Islands is around the harbour of Morro Jable, in the south of the island of Fuerteventura.

5. What characterises the behaviour of dolphins?

Dolphins are known to be sociable, mischievous and playful. They swim in groups and often come close to the boats, playing and jumping in the water.

6. How can I see dolphins up close?

To see dolphins up close, you can join Magic And Sailing’s whale and dolphin tour. The tour departs from the port of Morro Jable, where it is common to see these animals.

7. How big are dolphins?

The dolphins that can be seen on the Magic And Sailing tour measure around 3.5 metres in length.

8. What makes bottlenose dolphins special?

The bottlenose dolphin is considered the most intelligent dolphin in the animal kingdom, which makes it particularly fascinating to watch.

9. Are dolphins friendly to humans?

Yes, dolphins are very social animals and often approach humans and boats to interact and play.

10. Why is the Magic And Sailing tour recommended?

The Magic And Sailing tour is recommended because it offers a unique experience of seeing dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, accompanied by expert guides and in a safe and animal-friendly environment.