Stargazing and Photography Trips

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BOOK A TRIP

El Teide casts a shadow at sunset

The Dark Skies Tenerife STARGAZING experience – get away from the tour bus crowds and headlights to experience a night sky few people get to see. Don’t settle for stargazing in a lay-by with everyone else when you can come with us to stunning locations for that truly special experience.

A general format for a night would be typically 5-6 hours starting off by watching the sunset from a stunning vantage point with a glass of fizz and a delicious tapas hamper. We then drive to a secluded spot for uninterrupted stargazing under beautiful skies.

Enjoy complimentary travel in our comfortable 4×4 to remote, dark skies where we will take you on a laser-guided tour of the heavens and show you nebulae, planets and star clusters up-close through our powerful binoculars and large telescope. Learn about the constellations and the life-cycle of the stars while watching satellites and shooting stars whiz overhead as we discuss the big questions we all have regarding the Universe.

Prices are typically £300 per trip (not p.p.) and we can accommodate a party of up to 6 people. Includes: hot and cold drinks including beer, water, wine and soft drinks; pastries and nibbles; a hamper of tapas; binoculars, a large computerised telescope, DSLR camera and tripod. 

Prefer to forego the sunset for more time under the stars? Want to spend more time with a telescope or doing photography? Celebrating a special occasion and want a cake? We specialise in providing bespoke experiences so whatever it is you want, just let us know and we’ll work with you to provide your perfect trip!

Or why not try our new and exclusive SUNSET AND MOONRISE experience when you can watch the Sun set into the sea of clouds and then watch the full Moon rise from the sea?  A special experience that is certain to be remembered. 

The Dark Skies Tenerife PHOTOGRAPHY experience – take the opportunity of imaging the Milky Way under some of the best skies in the world!

Taking pictures on the mountain

We will pick you up at your hotel, take you to the El Teide National Park for 2 hours of nightscape photography in several locations and then bring you back to your hotel. Overall duration will be around 4 hours. We provide a full frame DSLR with several lens options, remote intervalometer and shutter release, a couple of tripods and a star tracking mount. You can of course bring your own equipment as you prefer. Full instruction is available to ensure you get those wow shots and we can even post-process them for you.

Cost for this is £100pp. Max group size will be 4. Hot and cold drinks included. Discounts are available for groups, 3 go for the price of 2, 4 go for the price of 3. Discounts are also available for multiple nights. 

Please note that we only operate between the months of March and October inclusive to take advantage of the better weather. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BOOK A TRIP

Want to do something different? Tell us what it is and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Just fill in your details on our contact form and we’ll work with you to design your perfect VIP experience.

Lord of the rings

Want to learn astrophotography or advance your knowledge? We can provide bespoke instruction in the use of equipment and how to take and process great photos.

Want to do some serious astronomy or imaging? We can arrange a trip for you and your equipment into the mountains and show you to the very best and secluded dark sites. We also have a range of equipment we can provide to save you bringing your equipment from home or to augment what you have:-

    • 200mm Newtonian Reflector or Celestron C9.25 telescopes
    • HEQ5 Pro GOTO mount Hyper-tuned by Dark Frame Optics Ltd or Star Adventurer astrophotography tracking mount
    • ZWO ASI224MC and ASI170MCPro cooled astrophotography cameras and Canon 6D full-frame DSLR
    • Various eyepieces and filters, atmospheric dispersion corrector, 5x and 2.5x Televue Powermates, 2x Xcel Barlow etc.
    • Laptop with imaging software

Use the contact form to tell us exactly what you are interested in or to enquire further.