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Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

1. 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.

From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

2. From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

Set sail in search of pilot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on a relaxing cruise. Observe the world beneath the waves with underwater windows and enjoy food and drinks on board.   Travel along the southern coast of Tenerife, until you arrive at the spectacular Acantilado de los Gigantes and the Bay of Masca. Marvel at the dramatic cliffs that reach 600 meters high. Stop to enjoy a relaxing swim in the calm waters of the bay. A courtesy lunch and drinks are included in this tour (beer, sangria, softdrinks, juice, and water).   Enjoy beautiful views of southern Tenerife on the return journey to the port in Puerto Colon. If you select the option with hotel transfers, the bus will take you back to your pickup point.

Half-Day Scuba Diving in Tenerife from Abades Beach

3. Half-Day Scuba Diving in Tenerife from Abades Beach

Discover the wonderful world of scuba diving in the protected bay of Abades on Tenerife. Be amazed by the variety of fish, and get close up views in the crystal clear water. No previous experience is needed, and with a maximum of 2 persons per instructor, you will get personal attention. When you arrive at the dive center in Abades in the morning, you will be provided with your new outfits and equipment, including a wetsuit, mask, fins and scuba tank. You will be transported to another world, and experience how it feels to breath underwater. You will also discover what it feels like to be completely weightless, as once you have donned your scuba tank and descended to a maximum depth of 10 meters that is precisely how you will feel. No previous experience is needed for this dive adventure to explore the beautiful house reef. You will see sleeping octopus, and be followed by schools of inquisitive fish of a huge variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. If you are lucky, you might see a seahorse, or come face to face with a turtle.

South Tenerife: Guided Snorkeling

4. South Tenerife: Guided Snorkeling

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then transfer to the dive center to meet your instructor and collect all the necessary equipment for snorkeling. Put on your wetsuit, neoprene boots, mask, fins and snorkels, and then get a briefing about what to expect during the activity and the creatures that you may meet. Enter the water from the beach and swim for 50 minutes to explore the amazing underwater world with your instructor. See colorful fish and other aquatic animals, including octopus, cuttlefish, starfish and stingrays. Look for sea turtles in their natural environment as your instructor guides you through all steps of the activity. Get help to put on your mask and fins, along with assistance to enter and exit the water for a truly unforgettable experience. Return to the starting point and get dropped off at your hotel at the end of an amazing adventure. 

Tenerife: "Walking in the Sea" in a Natural Protected Bay

5. Tenerife: "Walking in the Sea" in a Natural Protected Bay

Tenerife's waters are a haven for marine life, but knowing where to enjoy sightings is something your local expert instructor will guide you through. Upon arriving at the center, you will be briefed on your aquatic adventure. Afterward, you will be given equipment: a mask, snorkel, fins, and neoprene suit. Once you are geared up, the instructors will begin the experience of "walking in the sea." You will swim and snorkel in La Caleta's natural bay and be instructed every 10 to 15 meters to stop, go down, or take pictures of the typical flora or fauna of the area. If you are lucky, you will come across the sea turtle. Tenerife is home to five different species of sea turtle, whose lengths vary from 90 centimeters to up to 2.70 meters! The two most commonly seen species are the loggerhead turtle and the green turtle. After coming back on the boat, you will be offered a hot shower. You will then be given all the photos and videos of the experience.

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The weather was excellent so the day started brilliant. We drove our car onto the port car park - which charged a reasonable 6.50euro. The boat sailed out to the sea then after about 20 mins, we came across the first of the Dolphins. W6.50euroe took loads of pictures. We then sailed on further & came across the whales. Customers were able to take plenty of pictures. all in all an excellent day & well worth the money. The boat had food & drink for sale & the prices were surprisingly low - shop prices.

Expect a day out on the sea so be ready for it, waves, rocking and everything. If you are ok with that, then the experience will be great. Plenty of dolphins and three decks to watch them from. The bottom one is a bit crammed but good underwater views. The speaker is excellent and speaking many languages. An excellent experience all in all.

This was a great cruise, saw dolphins and whales. Loved this and would definitely go again... this was the 2 hour cruise we done , so much cheaper and saw everything we where supposed to. Would totally recommend

Actividad muy completa. Vimos muchos delfines y algunas ballenas. Luego pudimos nadar un rato en el agua.

Beautiful weather, lots of dolphins & whales to see & photograph