Welcome to Dark Skies Tenerife, exceptional experiences under exceptional skies. Let us take you on a journey into the Universe!
Dark Skies Tenerife offers unique, private, guided stargazing experiences for all lovers of the cosmos; we have our own telescopes, binoculars, cameras and other equipment to suit everyone. Guests can fully indulge their passion for the night sky be it stargazing, deep sky astronomy or astrophotography – all photographs used in our website have been taken by us and we love showing people how to take great photos.
We specialise in private experiences (maximum 6 people) where we can provide bespoke itineraries and a very personal service. Don’t settle for “stargazing in a layby” with everyone else, we will take you to secluded spots where your enjoyment of the night sky won’t be spoiled by headlights and tour groups. We will take you on a laser guided safari of the sky, pausing to use powerful binoculars to look closely at interesting objects while explaining the constellations and discussing the big questions about the cosmos. With our very powerful telescope we will show you nebulae, star clusters, beautiful and colourful double stars, galaxies and planets.
A trip to see the amazing skies of Tenerife should be on everyone’s bucket list, why not combine a trip to the sun with a memorable night under one of the best night skies in the world!
Tenerife is recognised world-wide as one of the very best locations in the world for astronomy. We are blessed with a climate that keeps the clouds low down, meaning the higher areas are almost always cloud free and we rarely miss a celestial event, a star-gazer’s dream! The sky is dark every night, even in the height of summer so why be restricted to a few cold winter months to enjoy the stars when they are available here all year round?
No clouds and very dark skies!
Image courtesy of NASA
The El Teide National Park is world famous not only as a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also as a very important place for astronomy and is accredited as both a Starlight Reserve and a Starlight Tourist Destination. The Izaña observatory here is one of the most important sites in the world for scientific research. They record almost 300 days of the year as clear or only partially cloudy, so you can be confident of experiencing the dark skies any week of the year.
Dark Skies Tenerife is an approved tour company registered on the Canarian Government’s General Tourism Register (Registro General Turistico I-0004321.1), so you can be confident you are dealing with a legitimate and professional company. Our guide is a qualified and experienced astronomy guide, not all are, who previously delivered guided astronomy events for The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and The Forestry Commission in the UK. He is also trained in outdoor first aid, something we feel is very important.
Whether you are new to stargazing, an experienced astronomer or astrophotographer, Dark Skies Tenerife offers the best experience there is.
If you haven’t experienced it before, you just won’t believe how good our night sky is!