Arona, Tenerife
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Snorkeling and Kayaking with Turtles

1. Snorkeling and Kayaking with Turtles

Climb aboard for a 2.5-hour kayaking adventure in Tenerife and get up close and personal with dolphins and turtles in their natural environment. Observe the amazing creatures from a vessel that does not frighten them or disturb their natural habitat. Be surrounded by pods of up to 30 dolphins that sometimes put on a show by jumping high into the air. Home to up to 5 different species of dolphins, including bottlenose dolphins, the waters just off the island’s coast are ideal to marvel at these lovable creatures. While the bottlenose dolphins are the easiest to spot, other species inhabit the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, including rough-toothed dolphins, striped dolphins, and common dolphins. As wild animals, views cannot be guaranteed, but there is a 95% chance that you will encounter the animals on your trip. Get an optional swimming break and snorkel with turtles and bull rays in a bay only accessible by kayak as a bonus. Usually, within a few minutes, curious turtles arrive and get very close, swimming around and in between you. Also, bull rays regularly glide elegantly along the sea bed underneath you.

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Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

2. Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

Your experience will begin with as you enjoy a drink, such as a coffee, soft drink, fruit juice, or hot chocolate. Whilst you enjoy your beverage, you can begin to prepare yourself with all of the necessary equipment, such as a life jacket, snorkeling mask, goggles, and lockers. Following that, security instructions and general information about the jet ski will be given. It will then be time to go, as your 1 or 2-hour small-group excursion begins. You can discover the San Miguel and Arona Coast, the Yellow Mountains, the Red Mountains, Palm Mar Cave, and a fish farm, depending on the tour duration chosen. Whales, dolphins, turtles, and fish are often encountered during the ride, and picture breaks are offered in the best spots in order to give you the opportunity to forge unforgettable memories.

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Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

3. Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

Head out onto the beautiful clear waters surrounding Tenerife and discover the magic of this beautiful island. Spend time kayaking across the ocean taking in the scenery as you go passed the rocks of Palm Mar. See huge caves and the stunning, sweeping coastline. Stop to snorkel in the blue waters and discover a vast world of fish and other marine inhabitants, a perfect opportunity to know the ocean life of Tenerife. Sometimes on the way back, dolphins swim passed adding to the magic of the afternoon. Make friends with the turtles who live here as you explore this underwater paradise. 

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Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

4. Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

First, choose from an optional pickup from your hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife or make your own way to the meeting point at the port. The skipper will welcome you aboard the Cruz del Sur, a spacious 14-meter yacht. Listen as he explains the itinerary of the excursion and gives some information about safety measures. Then, set off to explore the whale and dolphin sighting area off the coast of Tenerife.  As you sail, keep your eyes peeled for these wonderful marine creatures. If you're lucky, you may even see some turtles. After spotting the wildlife, approach the coast and anchor the boat. Enjoy the opportunity to bathe or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters whilst the crew prepares lunch. Snorkeling equipment is provided.  For lunch, enjoy a delicious spread of typical, local food. Later, return to the port, sailing along the coastline and admiring the protected natural site of Punta de Rasca. Arrive at the port and bid farewell to the crew. Either your tour concludes, or you can benefit from the return transfer back to your hotel by selecting the option with hotel pickup and drop-off.

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South Tenerife: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

5. South Tenerife: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

The staff will pick you up from your hotel before taking you to the dive center in El Fraile, a small distance away from Las Galletas on the southern end of Tenerife. Once at the dive center, while the staff sort and pack the gear needed, you can relax with a tea or a coffee. When everything is packed you will proceed to the chosen dive location. There you will receive a short introduction to the basic skills involved in scuba diving and the dive equipment that you will use during your experience. Together with one of the staff members, you will prepare your dive equipment for the dive. Hands-on assembly of the gear yourself (under supervision) will get you familiar with the equipment you are using before you enter the water. Your professional dive guides will then show you how to get used to breathing using the scuba gear. Once in the water, there will be a few small exercises to make sure you are comfortable. Then, under close guidance, you will be free to explore the fascinating underwater world of Tenerife and say hello to the “colorful locals”. Upon return to the dive center, the staff will collect up and wash down all the equipment used. Once having returned, you will be free to ask questions or share your experience with others.

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PADI Open Water Course in 3 Days

6. PADI Open Water Course in 3 Days

The PADI Open Water Diver course usually takes 3 days. The schedule is arranged according to your wishes so it is very flexible. You will start the first day by watching a video explaining everything you need to know about diving. The information taught in the video will be important for the exam that you will do at one point during the 3 days. The instructor will also give you information about diving, equipment, skills, and safety procedures before you go into the water. When you are ready, you will perform the skills in confined water with the instructor. The next 2 days will consists of 4 Open Water dives where you will perform exercises and start the exploration of the aquatic world. This course is really enjoyable and you will never forget the first time you breathe and swim on your own underwater. The professional instructors will always make sure that you have an amazing time in full safety.  

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Tenerife: Professional Photo Shoot with 50 Photos

7. Tenerife: Professional Photo Shoot with 50 Photos

Enjoy a 4-hour photo tour in Tenerife, with island landscapes that provide the perfect backdrop. Have your photo taken in front of mountains, in the jungle, by the beach and in cities. Volcanoes like Mount Teide are among the backgrounds used for the sessions. This activity is suitable for couples and families as well. Start out before sunset for the best lighting conditions. While you prepare for the photo shoot, you’ll receive information on how to pose like a real photo model. With the help of the professional team you’ll soon see how easy it is to become the star of the night. Take home 50 photos edited with professional software.

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Tenerife: 2 Diving Sessions for Certified Divers

8. Tenerife: 2 Diving Sessions for Certified Divers

You will be picked up at the hotel and brought to some of the best dive sites around Tenerife. Usually, the tour starts with dives by the shore but sometimes they start from the boat. There are many interesting places around the island for all levels from beginners to experienced divers. Be amazed by the volcanic rock formations and the multitude of marine species that you will meet during the dives: colourful fish, rays, turtles, barracudas, schools of fish, octopus, cuttlefish and lots of crabs and shrimps are amongst the animals that you can observe. The instructors will give you a safety briefing, and check your gear and then you will get wet and start your underwater exploration. At the end of the day you will be dropped off at your hotel. 

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Tenerife: Private Amarilla Golf Zodiac Boat Tour

9. Tenerife: Private Amarilla Golf Zodiac Boat Tour

Start your journey with a drink, such as a coffee, soft drink, fruit juice, or hot chocolate. Your instructor will then help you to prepare yourself with all of the necessary equipment, such as a life jacket, snorkeling mask, goggles, and lockers. Following security instructions and general information about your trip, it is time to cruise out to the sea. A captain will always be present during the small group tour. Depending on the selected duration of your tour, you will discover breathtaking places of Tenerife including San Miguel, the Arona Coast, Yellow Mountains, Red Mountains, Punta Rasca Palm Mar Cave, and a visit to a fish farm.  If you’re lucky, you may encounter whales, dolphins, turtles, and fish during the ride. The captain will stop in the best picture spots for you to capture some memories of your tour of Tenerife.

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What people are saying about Arona, Tenerife

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 397 reviews

The Capital are supper nice. They also patiently explained everything for us. Like the habits for dolphins and whales. And luckily we saw them with their help. The snacks on the boat also are tasty. Conclude: excellent experience. Really recommend.

It was very nice experience. We like it a lot. We were 2 on the same jetski and took turns at driving. The snorkling was fun as well. The 2 hour package is worth the money. It was beautiful scenery, espacially Mount Teide.

Me and my 12 year old son had a blast, saw two turtles and many beautiful fishes. Highly recommend and totally worth the money. Our guide was both fun and informational!

Even though the weather was miserable and we didn’t get to see much wildlife, the guides were excellent and it was an enjoyable ride on the ocean waves nonetheless

such a great experience, dolphins and turtles in their natural environment. Excellent and professional guide David. Would go again and again!