Introduction to Fuerteventura’s fascinating marine world
Fuerteventura, one of the eight Canary Islands, is known for its breathtaking landscapes and rich marine life. The island attracts thousands of visitors every year who not only want to enjoy the sun and the beaches, but also seek the unique opportunity to observe the majestic whales in their natural habitat.
The majestic whales: biodiversity of Fuerteventura
Various species of whale can be found off the coast of Fuerteventura. From the impressive sperm whales to the playful dolphins, the region offers a spectacle that delights nature lovers and marine enthusiasts alike. Each species has its own characteristic features and behaviour that make it a fascinating object of study for researchers and tourists.
Optimal time for whale watching on Fuerteventura
The best time to go whale watching around Fuerteventura varies depending on the species. In general, however, the months from April to October are particularly favourable for whale watching. During this time, many whale species migrate through the waters around the island, increasing the chances of seeing these marvellous creatures in action.
Why do whales choose Fuerteventura?
The waters around Fuerteventura offer ideal conditions for whales. The warm climate, geographical location and abundant food supply are the main reasons why whales choose this region for their migrations. The deep-sea trenches near the coast are particularly rich in krill and small fish, making them a favourite feeding ground for many whale species.
Whale watching experience on Fuerteventura: What can you expect?
In the south of Fuerteventura you can enjoy our whale and dolphin watching excursions. These tours not only offer the opportunity to observe whales at close range, but also provide interesting information about their behaviour and habitat. Participants of such tours often report deeply moving and unforgettable experiences when they see these majestic animals in their natural habitat.
Preparations for whale watching
To get the most out of a whale watching tour, it is important to be well prepared. This includes bringing binoculars, wearing appropriate clothing and following safety instructions. Experts also recommend keeping expectations open, as whale sightings can never be guaranteed despite the best planning.
Sustainability and whale protection
The protection of whales and their habitat is of crucial importance. Fuerteventura is committed to sustainable tourism and takes measures to protect marine life and the environment. This includes restrictions on whale watching to avoid disturbing the animals and educational programmes to raise awareness of the need to protect the marine environment.
Interaction between whales and humans
The relationship between whales and humans is fascinating and complex. While some local legends tell of special encounters between humans and whales, scientific research is focusing on better understanding the behaviour and communication of whales. These interactions shed light on the profound connections that can exist between humans and nature.
Photography and whales: A guide
For photography enthusiasts, whale watching offers a unique opportunity to take breathtaking pictures. A good tip is to be prepared for unexpected moments.