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Tenerife: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

1. 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: Scuba Dive for Beginners In Turtle Area

2. 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.

Fuerteventura: Cofete Natural Park 4X4 Jeep Tour

3. Fuerteventura: Cofete Natural Park 4X4 Jeep Tour

Experience the beauty of Cofete's spectacular beaches on an exciting 4x4 jeep tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the information point. After a quick briefing, take off on your jeep tour, following dirt tracks that will take you to the beautiful protected mountainous Natural Park of Cofete. Stop at a viewpoint in the midst of the mountains to admire panoramic views of the beach. Later, drive by several native cacti species that you can observe and photograph before heading to the Villa Winter, where you will discover the history behind this mysterious German villa. If the weather allows, stop for a refreshing swim at a nearby cove before breaking for lunch at a traditional Canarian restaurant located in the village of El Puertito.  After lunch, continue your journey along the coast. Pass by the ancient lighthouse of Punta Jandia, the most southern point of the island, and the "Hill of Love", where you can admire a unique view of the island. Finish the day with a visit to the mesmerizing Jandía peninsula before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

4. 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.

Costa Adeje: Whale Watching Tour with Food and Drinks

5. Costa Adeje: Whale Watching Tour with Food and Drinks

Cruise on a catamaran from Costa Adeje in search of whales and dolphins. During the excursion, learn from your crew about the wildlife along the coast of Tenerife. Hear about the behavior, migration patterns, and customs of whales and dolphins.   Look out for different species such as pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, spotted dolphins, and others. Relax on board and enjoy a swimming stop. Snacks and drinks are included. For an additional fee, you can take advantage of the sun loungers at the front of the catamaran. Return to Costa Adeje at the end of your tour.

Tenerife: Quad Bike Off-Road Adventure

6. Tenerife: Quad Bike Off-Road Adventure

Start your quad bike tour at Arona. From here, you’ll wind your way up to Villaflor along dirt paths and surrounded by nature. Your guide will adapt the ride to the group’s driving skills. You’ll spend approximately 90-minutes exploring the region by quad bike, with the total activity time being approximately 2.5-hours. Follow your guide along with a range of off-road paths as you challenge your driving skills. The tour takes place in groups. Your guide will provide clear safety instructions and assist you in driving your quad bike. The quad bikes are powerful and make climbing easy even with 2 people on them (maximum 180 kg or about 396 pounds).

Tenerife: 5-Hour Teide National Park Jeep Safari

7. Tenerife: 5-Hour Teide National Park Jeep Safari

Get behind the wheel of a modern, well-equipped Jeep and travel into the volcanic landscape of Teide National Park in a convoy of no more than 4 vehicles, promising an intimate and exciting experience. Alternatively, choose to ride with the tour leader and relax as you venture off road as a passenger. Stop along the way to enjoy a picnic of a sandwich, fruit, pasta, juice, and water in beautiful surroundings. Journey from Playa de las Americas and ascend to an altitude of 2,400 meters above sea level as you drive through typical villages, such as Granadilla de Abona or Vilaflor Arico. Learn about the local flora and lunar landscape of Teide National Park and Las Canadas as you make your way to El Contador. Take in stunning views of the surroundings from Portillo, where a small museum at the Visitor Center explains the geology of the park. Discover the site of the world's largest solar observatory and more.

Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

8. 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.

Puerto Colon: Dolphin and Whale Watching Boat to Masca Bay

9. Puerto Colon: Dolphin and Whale Watching Boat to Masca Bay

Explore sights like the jaw-dropping cliffs of Los Gigantes on this speedboat tour from Puerto Colon to Masca Bay. Look under the waves with high-quality snorkeling gear and a Bladefish underwater scooter. Keep your energy up with drinks and a sandwich along the way.  Meet your guide and hop aboard a comfortable speedboat. Embark on your adventure with the wind in your hair. Search for playful dolphins and majestic whales as you cruise along the coast of Tenerife. Cool down with a refreshing swim in the sea. Make use of the underwater scooter and snorkel gear to see more marine life in less time which increases your chance of spotting animals like turtles.  Head to the imposing Los Gigantes cliffs and go for a swim in Masca Bay while surrounded by this spectacular landscape. Return to your starting point by cruising along the coastline of southern Tenerife. 

Palm-Mar, Tenerife: Kayaking & Snorkeling

10. Palm-Mar, Tenerife: Kayaking & Snorkeling

Begin with an introductory lesson on how to paddle your kayak, as well as some general information about the route of the excursion. Practice on the open water, and then begin the tour. Discover the beautiful southern coast of Tenerife by kayak and stop at several beaches and caves along the route. Hear more about local marine life and the landscape from your expert guide. Stop to do some snorkeling and exploration of the underwater world. Enjoy a non-intrusive activity that allows you to see marine life in their natural habitat. Try to spot sea turtles, a variety of colorful fish, and curious dolphins throughout the activity.

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What people are saying about Tenerife

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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

Such a great experience, didn’t see any turtles but the dive was amazing, all the dive instructors were brilliant

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