The Construction of Flipper Uno “A dream to realize”

The ship is made of African and Brazilian “mulberry” wood. It is the first ship of this size, handmade, in Tenerife.

In the carpentry of Ribera de Alcalá, Tenerife, they made half the hull of the ship to take it later to the beach of San Juan Beach, where they finished it. The 4 carpenters brothers of Alcalá are authentic craftsmen and made the construction in 18 months. The wooden dolphin, which is on the bow of the ship, is also hand carved.

The name “FLIPPER ONE” comes from the famous dolphin of the television series.

In July 1996, they flipped the FLIPPER ONE to the water in Playa de San Juan, to navigate to the Los Gigantes sports pier, where it has its base port. On December 24, 1996 he went out with clients for the first time.

The dream was realized! By chance, December 24 is the “San Delfín”. A better day to start unthinkable.


What do we offer

The boats authorized to make sightings of cetaceans are distinguished by carrying a yellow flag with the “Blue Boat” logo that allows them to be identified.

We have 21 different species of whales and dolphins registered in the waters of Tenerife.

The two most common are bottlenose dolphins and short finned pilot whales.

Click here for more information about our whales and dolphins
  • 5 star rating Great fun and beautiful dolphin sightings We paid €20 euros for two hours which included a drink and food which was great value. The staff were very friendly and fun. Beautiful sighting of dolphin!

    Sara W 3/06/2019
  • 5 star rating Amazing experience and Service! We had an excellent time. We saw dolphins and had a swim.
    The service and the crew were so nice and helpful. Alesandro and Diana are the best!!!
    Extremely good price for the experience!
    Highly recommended.
    Gracias chicos!

    Steph271 1/30/2019
  • 5 star rating fun trip great fun. not too crowded on the boat which was good. help yourself to drinks. we were lucky enough to see whales and dolphins! also had a chance to jump off the side of the boat for some snorkelling and swimming. also give yourself some time to look around the harbour before or after the trip as there is lots to see. great fun would defo recommend . great end to our trip to tenerife.

    elmlym 1/29/2019