Water activity

Tenerife: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

Activity provider: Xplore Tenerife
Water activity

Tenerife: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

Activity provider: Xplore Tenerife
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From US$ 41.44 US$ 26.52 per person

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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  • 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.

  • Kayaks
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Accident insurance
  • Guide
  • Pictures
  • Wetsuits
  • Water
  • Swimsuits
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Non-swimmers
  • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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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 1430 reviews

Review summary

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A nice journey with fun guides. I wish we had a bit more time snorkeling. Also sad that fish farms where we caught sight of dolphins are at some distance, so only fins can be seen. But overall, a great activity with some variety on the way, all as promised

March 12, 2023

Overall experience was good. I wasn’t excpecting to see any of the animals advertised hence why my standards for this activity were low. We did see some dolphin fins in the distance by a fish farm. Our instructor Anna was amazing and she made sure the pace was good for everybody. This activity shouldn’t be advertised as snorkeling with turtles since we definently didn’t see any. The snorkeling happened in an area where a bunch of people had been snorkeling and diving before us so I didn’t expect to see any due to that. This activity took us 2 hours and 10 minutes of that was snorkeling.

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February 2, 2023

Nice experience. Unfortunately the weather was cloudy, so it was rather cold after the snorkeling when we had to go back to the coast with the kajak all wet. Also we only saw one turtle and some dolphins from the distance. But the guides were very friendly and explained a lot, so it was nethertheless a nice trip!

January 31, 2023

Product ID: 109501