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Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

1. Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

Set sail in the Atlantic on an unforgettable eco-friendly dolphin and whale watching boat day trip in Tenerife. Get all food and drinks included onboard, plus the chance to have a swim whilst at sea. Start your marine adventure by meeting your crew at the dock for a quick safety briefing. Then, set sail towards ideal dolphin and whale watching hotspots on a catamaran equipped with fuel-efficient technology designed to greatly reduce its carbon footprint. Time to get out your phone or camera while cruising the Teno-Rasca Whale Sanctuary, part of Tenerife’s official Special Conservation Zone that protects vulnerable marine wildlife and habitats. Enjoy the views from the boat as you pass beaches such as Playa de las Américas and Playa de los Cristianos on the way. Even spot the famous Mount Teide from the water on clear days. Spot dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, safe in the knowledge that you are also simultaneously respecting it. Benefit from your crew’s expert commentary and underwater audio equipment to bring the sounds of the ocean onto your deck. Even enjoy some time to swim in the Atlantic waters before heading back to shore. On the 3-hour tour, you will be served drinks and a small sandwich. If you want even more time at sea, book the extended option that includes an onboard lunch with rice and chicken. Vegetarian options are also available. Gain 2 extra hours with the "extended" option to explore more parts of the coastline, including the impressive cliffs at Los Gigantes, and the exclusive bay at Masca Beach that once served as a pirate hideaway.

Tenerife: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

2. Tenerife: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

Climb aboard for a 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.

Tenerife: 3-Hour Luxury Sail with Food and Snorkeling

3. Tenerife: 3-Hour Luxury Sail with Food and Snorkeling

Tour the south coast of Tenerife by sailboat and take in the dramatic views. Join a crew specialized in sighting cetaceans with extensive knowledge of marine life and their environment. Set sail on the crystal waters and keep an eye out for the wildlife who call the sea home. Relax on deck and admire whales, turtles, and seabirds. Take time to swim and snorkel in the warm waters. Your sailboat of 12 meters has a capacity for 10 passengers and 2 crew to meet their needs, with 3 double cabins, 2 bathrooms, and deck mats for passenger comfort.

Tenerife: Sunset Catamaran Tour with Transfer,Food & Drinks

4. Tenerife: Sunset Catamaran Tour with Transfer,Food & Drinks

Sailing from Puerto Colon in Playa de Las Americas, the friendly crew will take you straight in search of the Pilot Whales and Dolphins. The chance of Seeing those wonderful creatures is extremely high all year round as they live in the waters around the coast of Tenerife permanently. There will be a English and Spanish speaking guide on board. Drinks and snacks are served throughout the tour. After the whale and dolphin watching the boat will slowly return to port while the sun goes behind the horizon with the flickering light of the beautiful Tenerife South Coast. A must do experience for couple and families not only for whale watching but to experience Tenerife's coast from a different prospective during the day and evening as well. Possibility of snorkeling.

Tenerife: Try Dive in the Protected La Caleta Bay

5. Tenerife: Try Dive in the Protected La Caleta Bay

Arrive at La Caleta de Adeje, one of the few protected nature areas on the island of Tenerife. Meet the friendly, professional diving teams.  After the initial briefing and getting into the water, you will dive into the bay of La Caleta. See numerous species of Canarian fauna and flora. After diving, listen to a debriefing from the instructors whilst enjoying a coffee or tea. At the end of the experience, you will be given a diploma and all the videos and photos taken during the activity.

Tenerife: Guided Canyoning Experience in Los Arcos

6. Tenerife: Guided Canyoning Experience in Los Arcos

Go on a guided rappelling adventure in Los Arcos Canyon in Tenerife. Learn a new skill as you take in the immense, swooping geological formations surrounding you in the canyon. Learn all about the canyon's geological history from your local guide. Meet your guide, pop on your helmet and harness, and start off with a little hiking route. See and learn about the endemic flora and talk about the history of this iconic location from your local guide. Then, get taught how to rappel before putting your newfound skills to the test on a range of walls created by volcanic ash. Once you reach the first rappel, the fun begins. Descend with ropes through several walls — each one is very different from the other — all of which are made of volcanic ashes. Throughout the tour, be amazed by the scenery that surrounds you, including Los Arcos, which was formed by the erosion of the water that passed through many years ago. Once at your last rappel, embark on another short hike to return to your meeting point.

Tuk Tuk Tour of Costa Adeje and Canary Farm

7. Tuk Tuk Tour of Costa Adeje and Canary Farm

Meet your guide and then hop aboard a Tuk Tuk. This 3 wheeled motorbike with a large open-air carriage makes for a fun and intimate way to explore Costa Adeje. Weave through the streets and make your way to the Plaza El Duque, one of the most luxurious hotels on the island and also a high-end fashion center. Cruise to the stately Duque Castle, which looks over the peaceful Playa del Duque. Ride over to the tourist market and see the stalls full with local crafts. Admire the San Sebastian Church, one of the oldest religious sites south Tenerife. Feel the sun on your face as you ride along the Playa Enramada, a spacious black sand volcanic beach. Make a stop at the La Caleta village and get to know the neighborhood. Take a tip from your friendly driver and have lunch at a delightful local restaurant. Afterward, explore the Porto Colon, the town’s main touristic harbor. Cruise by the Magma art center, a phenomenal architectural work that compliments the beach environment. See the Caldera del Rey, a breathtaking volcanic valley. Next, check out Siam Park. This unique Thai-themed water park has been hailed as one of the best in the world. Admire the sprawling fields of green at the banana plantation. Make a stop at the Canary Farm. Sip a tasty smoothie made from local fruits as you say hello to the chicken, pigs, and horses that call this farm home. After your tour, your guide will return you to the Avenida de Espana.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

8. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

Discover the Anaga Rural Park forest on a 3.5-hour walk to the volcanic dome close to the hamlet of Taborno, coming down through the magnificent laurel forest of Anaga, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve since 2015. Hike while enjoying amazing views as the path comes out of the forest and approaches the cliffs facing the northeast shore of the island. Taborno is a hamlet right on top of the crane of two different gorges. It is considered a viewpoint hamlet.  Witness the local country life of the island and listen to your guide that will explain the local uses in such an amazing mountain chain. Anaga is one of the places in Tenerife where some aboriginal pre-Hispanic uses have been kept longer. After the walk, lunch will local products will be served.

Tenerife: Dolphins by Kayak Tour

9. Tenerife: Dolphins by Kayak Tour

Your adventure will begin in the morning when the ocean is still very calm. Begin with kayaking instructions and all the safety measures needed for a great time on the sea. At this hour of the morning, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere as you get into the kayak on the empty beach of Playa de Los Cristianos.   Start paddling along the harbor, exiting into the open sea followed by seagulls for around 30 minutes to get out to where the dolphins pass by. You can enjoy a great time watching the dolphins playing around and sometimes doing a really wild show.   After around 1 hour, we will paddle away gently, trying as much possible not to disrupt the dolphins’ morning routine. This will be an adventure you will always remember.

From Los Cristianos: La Gomera Island Full-Day Trip

10. From Los Cristianos: La Gomera Island Full-Day Trip

The excursion start when we finish the pick up. With a official guide leaves from Los Cristianos Port in Tenerife south on board the Naviera Armas ferry heading for San Sebastian de La Gomera, which is the capital of the island. From the port we head towards the center of the island discovering how the vegetation changes from dry to wet First stop is on "La degollada de Peraza" to observe the phenomenon of horizontal rain. A few kilometers away we will stop in the area of the ancient super volcanoes to discover one of the most emblematic areas of la gomera "ithe rock of Agando", an impressive and steep formation of volcanic lava. Entering the Garajonay National Park we will discover, surrounded by greenery, the ecosystem of Laurisilva - which is an ancient subtropical forest that existed in many parts of the planet when dinosaurs ruled the world. Inside the park we will make a stop at Laguna Grande, where you will have time to walk a circular path to see the Laurisilva up close. Finally we will arrive in Valle Gran Rey to admire one of the most beautiful canyons in La Gomera from the Palmarejo viewpoint and then stop in the village near the beach. You will have free time for an aperitif or to discover the beach. We will continue the journey and to reach the village of Agulo. There you will have time to have lunch in a typical Gomero restaurant. (lunch not included). Finally, we will return to San Sebastian, where you can see the remnants of histórical buildings linked to Christopher Columbus passage before his departure to the American Continent ,such as the Torre del Conde or La Casa de Colón. at 5:00 pm we leave from La Gomera for come back in Tenerife.

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What people are saying about Tenerife

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 412 reviews

Our tour guide was Joanna, and she was very lovely! She gave us a lot of interesting details during our tour, many thanks for her! The smoothie she prepared at the farm was delicious and we also purchased some local things at the market as souvenirs. It was worth it, thank you again!

Excelente servicio! Jakob muy atento a todos. Te dan traje de baño si lo necesitas, te dan chaleco y el material de snorkel. Tuvimos la suerte de toparnos con una tortuga y una familia de delfines. Disfrutamos mucho de la experiencia, 100% recomendada

The experience of kayaking in the ocean was cool, although, unfortunately, we did not see dolphins or turtles. But as usual, they were not going to be waiting for us. It will have to be repeated.

Great guide, great time, weather not great but luck was with us and we even saw dolphins a few meters from our kayaks

Andrés was an amazing guide and it was so much fun seeing the turtles and dolphins