Water activity

Tenerife: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

Activity provider: Xplore Tenerife

Tenerife: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

Activity provider: Xplore Tenerife
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From US$ 39 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 25 times yesterday

Snorkel alongside turtles in a non-intrusive way on a kayaking adventure in Tenerife that respects the animal's welfare and freedom. Enjoy an eco-friendly way to experience underwater wildlife.

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Duration 3 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French


  • Observe dolphins up close from an unobtrusive kayak
  • Swim and snorkel with turtles in a secluded bay only accessible by sea
  • Get spectacular views of the coastline and mountains of Tenerife
Full description

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.

  • Instructor
  • Transport for activity duration: Kayak
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Photos taken by the guide
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 14 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • Non-swimmers
    • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Xplore Tenerife office. The building is called Cristianmar and the office is on the ground floor to the left of the building looking towards the sea.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Water
    • Flip-flops

    Know before you go

    • For the stability of the kayak, there is a weight limit of 100 kg for the single kayaks and 180 kg (combined weight of both participants) for the double kayaks. People over the weight limit will not be able to partake in the activity
    • You must be able to swim to partake in this activity. You will not be able to do the activity if the supplier considers it unsafe to conduct the activity
    • Changing rooms and lockers are available
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 1108 reviews

    Review summary

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    Very nice experience with a French guide named Guillaume. We saw two turtles during the outing, one of which was over a meter in diameter. She went under the boat and we were able to follow her very, very closely for a few minutes! Magical ! The photos of the participants and the turtles, as well as the videos of the turtles taken during the excursion are sent to us free of charge at the end of the trip. A magnificent experience. However, this activity remains very physical since it takes place off the coast in the middle of the ocean with a fairly rough sea. It was a first in kayaking for us, and it was quite difficult.

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    August 8, 2022

    We especially enjoyed this kayaking trip. We had the chance to observe a small group of dolphins evolving only a few meters from our boats. The kayak being at water level, it allows you to feel really close to these superb animals. A big thank you to our French-speaking guide Guillaume who seemed as happy as us at the sight of the dolphins and who took a few extra minutes so that we could observe them longer!

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    August 8, 2022

    Great experience. You have to be brave 3.5 km out, 3.5 km back paddling with the current. It is worth it. We had a great Shingi guide ;-) Circuit around aquaculture farms that serve as pantry for turtles and dolphins. A bit of snorkeling with some fish. We were able to see a turtle and even try to swim with it. Several dolphins showed up and one jumped out of the water in front of the canoe before passing below us. Amazing!!

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    August 6, 2022

    Product ID: 109501