Dark Skies Tenerife Experiences

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

Bookings can be made online through our booking management partner Eventbrite by following the link below. We do not use ticket sellers or excursion shops. We only take a deposit at this stage, full payment is only taken on the day the event goes ahead. You can also book directly with us by bank transfer if you prefer, please contact us for our bank details.

Returning customers received a 15% discount.

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CHRISTMAS OFFER

We had a couple of bookings this year that had been given as gifts and we thought “what a great idea!” So here’s an incentive to giving a loved one an out-of-this-world treat this Christmas. All bookings received before Christmas will receive a 15% discount on our list prices and we’ll even design a bespoke Stargazing Experience voucher for you to wrap up for the big day. Easy-peasy lemon-squeezy! Just get in touch with your contact info and we’ll get back with you to discuss the details.

The Dark Skies Tenerife STARGAZING experience

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A uniquely private experience 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 and personalised 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 go a short distance to a secluded spot for uninterrupted stargazing under beautiful skies.

Enjoy complimentary travel in our comfy 7-seater SUV 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:  £275 for a party of 2, £325 for 3, £375 for 4, £450 for 5. Prices are per trip not per person. For larger groups, please contact us for a quote.

Includes: hot and cold drinks including beer, water, wine and soft drinks; a tapas picnic by our caterers “deli-on-the-hill” of Puerto Santiago; 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? Planning something special or celebrating a special occasion? 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!

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In the dark
 

Bookings can be made online through our booking management partner Eventbrite by following the link below. We do not use ticket sellers or excursion shops. We only take a deposit at this stage, full payment is only taken on the day the event goes ahead. You can also book directly with us by bank transfer if you prefer, please contact us for our bank details.

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The Dark Skies Tenerife MILKY WAY PHOTOGRAPHY Experience

Taking pictures on the mountain

2 hours of photography (excludes travelling time) in the El Teide National Park. Specific location at one or more of the following by agreement with all attendees on the night:

  • Izana observatory area
  • Corral del Nino
  • Minas de San Jose
  • Los Roques de Garcia
  • Ucanca

We have a Canon 6D and tripod with various lenses that can be borrowed on a first come first served basis. We also have a spare DSLR tripod and a mini mobile phone tripod available to borrow too.

Cost is £85pp, trips will only run if there is a minimum of two bookings so we reserve the right to cancel and offer an alternative date. Maximum numbers will be 6. Private trips are available by arrangement and a bespoke itinerary is offered. Complimentary transport is available, we can pick up from all south coast resorts.

Who does this suit?

  • Beginners looking to get started in nightscape photography.
  • Experienced photographers looking for a guide to take them to the best locations.

What do you need?

  • A DSLR camera or other that allows control of the exposure length, aperture and ISO and a basic understanding of how to change these settings.
  • Batteries, memory cards etc.
  • A tripod.
  • Warm clothes

We provide:

  • Complimentary transport from south coast resorts if required
  • Water and coffee
  • Biscuits
  • Torches
  • Guidance and instruction in how to shoot night sky images

Bookings can be made online through our booking management partner Eventbrite by following the link below. We do not use ticket sellers or excursion shops. We only take a deposit at this stage, full payment is only taken on the day the event goes ahead. You can also book directly with us by bank transfer if you prefer, please contact us for our bank details.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BOOK

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.

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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, DSLR lenses etc.
  • Laptop with imaging software

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