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Submitted by Alyssa Otis | February 21, 2018
I truly enjoyed and am thankful for this opportunity. It has been an incredibly learning and growing experience overall. I do believe there is room for improvement between communication of the London office and staff working in Puerto Jimenez in terms of what is happening/to be expected with the projects (i.e. when school session is out for the summer etc.) as well as allocation of the money/fixing up some things in the house that are safety/hygiene hazards such as a pot with a broken handle that hot water could easily pour out in or mold/animal poop issues. But besides this I loved my time, guides were great, awesome all-round vibes.
Submitted by Beth Smith - Bolton England | February 18, 2018
Frontier Tenerife has been such an amazing experience. I have gained so much confident in travelling alone and living with an group of people that i had never met before. it has definitely prepared me for university as i have already gained one to one experience with the dolphins and become more independent.
Living in this house has been like a big family and the staff have also been amazing. They have looked after me and have also been great friends.
I have enjoyed every activity throughout the project and spending time with everyone. I have experienced some breath taking moment and photography being on the boats with the dolphin and whales that i will never forget.
In our free time and on weekends, me and the other girls had the chance to visits and explore different places in Tenerife. One of my best days off in the weekend was that we went to the carnival in Santa Cruz.
Honestly, i would advice anyone to come out here and experience what i have in the last 2 weeks. i was so scared to come here at first as it was the first time travelling alone and being away from home for so long, but i have had the best time ever, with some of the best people.
Tenerife whale and dolphin project January 2018
Submitted by Sarah Wyer - New Quay United Kingdom | February 18, 2018
The project overall was very enjoyable and a great opportunity to learn about marine conservation and data collection techniques of the Whales and Dolphins in Tenerife. I was able to learn about the Short-Finned Pilot Whales here and also was able to see different species of Dolphin which is an experience i will never forget! The staff on the project are brilliant, very helpful and professional whilst at the same time being all-round kind-hearted people. Same for the boat crew on the different vessels Frontier use to do the boat surveys. The coastal days are good fun too where we climb up the cliffs in Los Cristianos to survey the dolphins, the views are amazing of the island! However i'd say this activity is not advisable to people with any injuries as the cliffs are very very steep to climb.
The location of the volunteer house is quite out of the way from anywhere so i'd say be prepared to spend a lot of project time on the local buses, but once you figure out the routes and timings etc it gets easier and is cheaper if you buy a local BONO card. The bus stop is a 10-15 minute walk from the house. The Wifi in the house is very poor and so i'd also recommend people buy extra data for their smartphones prior to departing for the project!
Overall it was a good experience, I met so many new people and made many new friends who I will definitely stay in touch with as well as seeing many different species of marine mammals! I would definitely recommend this project.
Submitted by Georgina - West Herts | February 17, 2018
My volunteer experience abroad was to Tenerife to take part in the Whale and Dolphin conservation project and it was amazing!
I loved seeing the animals in their natural habitat and I loved being apart of the project as a whole - it was a very fulfilling and satisfactory experience to take part in. The country itself was a very beautiful place and the animals and culture just add to it - its amazing!
Submitted by Ana Kovacic | February 16, 2018
I think one of the best things was the weekend trips that were offered for extra price like horseback riding, kayaking, boat tours which, even though rather pricey were good decisions because I had one of the best days doing them. I also like that staff members try to organize different workshops and activities for volunteers and themselves and make it easier to get accustomed to the living situations.