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Our most recommended Tenerife Family-friendly Activities

Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket and Shows

1. Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket and Shows

Loro Parque is one of the top attractions in the Canaries. Discover the incredible animal habitats that put you within a whisker of the action, and experience the excitement of the park’s 4 world class shows. The highlight of this day of adventure is sure to be the spectacular killer whale show at the park’s Orca Ocean. Get ready for a day of excitement and fun! One of the most respected zoological gardens in the world, Loro Parque is known for its exceptional beauty, excellent facilities and installations, and its focus on nature and the environment. It is the first such park in the world to have been awarded the environmental certification of Animal Embassy. It is home to a wide range of animals living among tropical palm trees and the exotic vegetation that surrounds the park’s stunning Thai architecture. Loro Parque’s fully refurbished parrot show calls attention to the need to preserve the forests, while showcasing the intelligence of exotic parrots who perform as ambassadors for nature. Younger visitors will enjoy their experience in Kinderlandia. This attraction resembles an African village of huts in the trees, where kids can climb and enjoy the jungle, balancing on the hanging bridges and slithering down the snake slide. The whole family can try out the Orca Roller Coaster. In Kinderlandia, both kids and parents can have a great time!

Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

2. Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

Meet your guide at the port of San Miguel, where the jet skis will be waiting for you. Get equipped with all the necessary gear, including a life jacket, snorkeling mask, goggles, and a wetsuit. Listen briefly about how to drive safely, then embark! Pass through different spots such as the Yellow Mountain, the bay of Costa del Silencia, Las Galletas, the lighthouse of Punta Rasca, the Palm Mar Cliff, Los Cristianos, and much more. Depending on the weather, see different locales and keep your eyes peeled to spot whales, dolphins, turtles, and fish. If choosing the 2-hour tour option, make a stop to dip into the ocean and try out your snorkeling gear halfway through. Afterward, return to the initial dock to enjoy coffee, tea, water, juices, and beers. Take a shower, change into some fresh clothes, and admire the photos from the day.

Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

3. Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

Discover the majestic of playful whales and dolphins on this catamaran cruise from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Choose between a 2-hour and a 3-hour tour, with the latter including lunch, drinks, and a swim stop in the waters of Playa Blanca Bay. Hop aboard your stylish catamaran, which features underwater viewing stations. Pick a spot on deck to view the many sights in-store during this tour. As you head out from the harbor, your professional crew will use their local knowledge to track the families of whales and dolphins who live near the island year-round. Hear an introduction speech from your guide, including a demonstration of safety vests.   Sail along the coastline past Adeje, Guia de Isora, and Santiago del Teide, where pods of spirited dolphins and groups of pilot whales are a common sight. If you are lucky enough to spot them, spend a few minutes below deck and observe them from a vantage point underneath the water's surface. Then, enjoy a cold beer or a glass of sangria along with lunch back on deck (if you book the 3-hour option). The boat will return to Puerto Colon and if you have booked a transfer, your bus will take you back to your pickup point.

Tenerife: Snorkeling Trip in the Turtle Area

4. Tenerife: Snorkeling Trip in the Turtle Area

Marvel at the marine life of the Canary Islands on a guided snorkeling adventure off the south coast of Tenerife. Admire the coastal views of Tenerife on a speedboat ride to the Turtle Area. Encounter a wide variety of creatures in near-perfect conditions. Great for beginners, the trip takes place in an area where turtles live and includes a speedboat ride along the coast.  Benefit from the services of a guide who will give you advice on where you can see marine species, including colorful fish, dolphins, whales, turtles, rays, and octopuses.

Tenerife: Scuba Dive for Beginners In Turtle Area

5. Tenerife: Scuba Dive for Beginners In Turtle Area

Start your journey to explore the underwater worlds of the oceans on a try dive activity in Tenerife. Meet at the dive center in Costa Adeje and get a short information session with your instructor before your first dive. Dive to a depth of no more than 7 meters under the careful control and supervision of your PADI-qualified instructor. Experience what it feels like to breathe underwater and get closer to the sea life than you ever imagined possible. Then, go on a snorkeling safari in waters that have been voted some of the best in the world. See the diverse marine life of the Tenerife as you explore a site populated by different fish and turtles. Look for whales and dolphins from the boat as you sail from one location to the next. ITINERARY • Meet in the school, fill in the medical statement, dress in wet suits and fins, and listen to a 10 to 15-minute briefing • Walking to the speed boat (2 minutes) • Boat ride (15 to 20 minutes depending on water conditions) • Scuba diving with an instructor (25 to 30 minutes) • Snorkeling with mask and tube (25 to 30 minutes) • Return boat ride (15 to 20 minutes depending on water conditions) The total duration of the excursion (including preparation in the school, activities, and boat rides) is around 2.5 to 3 hours.

Tenerife: 50-Minute Submarine Dive

6. Tenerife: 50-Minute Submarine Dive

Climb on board the yellow submarine "Sub Fun Cinco" for a once-in-a-lifetime underwater experience in the Atlantic Ocean. The excursion starts from the exclusive Amarilla harbor at the southern tip of Tenerife. Once on board the jolly “Sub Fun Cinco,” you will dive down to a depth of approximately 100 feet (30 meters). Look out at the abundant fish, such as flute fish, octopus, barracuda, parrot fish, and the pride of the seas, a family of sting rays. During the tour the submarine will actually sit on the ocean bed, where you will be joined by experienced divers who will tempt the fish even closer to the window, enabling you to take ever more breathtaking pictures from the panoramic windows. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide who will inform you about the sea life you see, and tell you technical details about the submarine itself. It is a spacious, airy, vessel, with 42 comfortable seats and 22 large screen windows, which enable you to see the magnificent marine life in all its glory.

Tenerife: Medieval Night With Dinner, Show, and Transfers

7. Tenerife: Medieval Night With Dinner, Show, and Transfers

See the best medieval show in Spain! Explore a medieval castle and enter the magical world of the Knights of the Round Table. Your 2-hour evening activity begins with a transfer to an authentic castle in San Miguel. You’ll cross the drawbridge and be greeted by a count and countess. Take a seat in the grand indoor arena and let the show begin as knights fight for the hand of the princess. Marvel at the fantastic horsemanship and real sword fighting. You’ll enjoy a hearty medieval banquet that’s accompanied with plenty of wine.

Tenerife: Sunset Catamaran Tour with Transfer, Food & Drinks

8. 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.

Tenerife: Half-Day Snorkeling Tour

9. Tenerife: Half-Day Snorkeling Tour

See the beautiful underwater world of Tenerife on this fun and relaxed snorkeling tour. Swim in the clear waters of Abades Bay while you see a variety of colorful marine life. You'll have the use of all necessary snorkeling gear, including mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit. Your guide will explain how to use the equipment and will then take you on a 45–minute guided tour of the bay, so you'll be sure to see the best marine life. Friends and family are also welcome to come along to spend a day on the beach while you explore the sea life of Tenerife. More experienced snorkelers are welcome as well.

Tenerife: Sailing Excursion with Whale and Dolphin Watching

10. Tenerife: Sailing Excursion with Whale and Dolphin Watching

Embark on a 3-hour sailing excursion and watch whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Explore the southern coastline of Tenerife by a 52-feet sailing yacht. Stop to swim and snorkel.  After a short briefing about the agenda by an expert guide, head out to visit the whales and dolphins area while discovering the beauty of Tenerife’s southern coastline. The crew will provide lots of useful information regarding Tenerife’s sea life and point out the most populated dolphin and whale spots along the way. Before heading back to the coast, the captain will drop anchor in a secluded bay. Take a quick break to swim with the turtles, or relax and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks on board.

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What people are saying about Tenerife

Absolutely incredible experience. The crew are knowledgeable and attentive and worked really hard to make sure we saw whales & dolphins both (whilst still being respectful), and checked in on everyone regularly to see if they needed anything/any drinks. After seeing the wildlife, we headed towards a quiet spot on the coast for a sunset party with music & tapas (we asked for seconds of the tortilla and scoffed it!), we could also swim/snorkel if we wanted. The only thing I would change about it is bringing a warmer cover up as the boat does move at speed to get to deeper waters where the animals are quickly and it can get a bit chilly!

Oh this company is so wonderful I tried my best to make it on time but due to the buses being late I couldn’t make it I contacted the company and they let me know i could do the next sailing and just pay the difference, such a relief I’m also a solo female traveler and sometimes doing activities like this can be a bit daunting but i did not feel that way Such a beautiful day and the staff on the boat were so very lovely

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very friendly and nice people and very good at giving instructions

Great friendly service. Very enjoyable would highly recommend.