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Los Cristianos: Eco-Yacht Whale Watching Cruise with Swim

1. Los Cristianos: Eco-Yacht Whale Watching Cruise with Swim

Embark on an unforgettable whale watching trip along Tenerife’s Los Cristianos coastline. See whales and other marine life at a close but respectful distance, without chasing and pestering marine animals. Discover the Travelin Lady, a yacht that was built with a low side of port and a starboard close to sea level so that viewers appreciate marine mammals from to the sea surface. Depart from the port of Los Cristianos and begin the search for the gentle ocean giants. Besides whales, be on the lookout for bottlenose dolphins, fin whales, pilot whales, resident tortoises, and maybe even killer whales, blue whales, and some kind of shark. As you travel along the coast, see the famous cave of "love." Before returning back to the port, end the tour with a relaxing break on the water for a chance to swim and snorkel. Enjoy an eco-yacht along the coast of Canary Island, which has been awarded the “Blue Boat” flag by the local government, certifying that the vessel meets the law requirements to carry out the activity in a safe and sustainable manner.

Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

2. Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

Set sail in the Atlantic on an unforgettable eco-friendly dolphin and whale watching boat day trip in Tenerife. Get all food and drinks included onboard, plus the chance to have a swim whilst at sea. Start your marine adventure by meeting your crew at the dock for a quick safety briefing. Then, set sail towards ideal dolphin and whale watching hotspots on a catamaran equipped with fuel-efficient technology designed to greatly reduce its carbon footprint. Time to get out your phone or camera while cruising the Teno-Rasca Whale Sanctuary, part of Tenerife’s official Special Conservation Zone that protects vulnerable marine wildlife and habitats. Enjoy the views from the boat as you pass beaches such as Playa de las Américas and Playa de los Cristianos on the way. Even spot the famous Mount Teide from the water on clear days. Spot dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, safe in the knowledge that you are also simultaneously respecting it. Benefit from your crew’s expert commentary and underwater audio equipment to bring the sounds of the ocean onto your deck. Even enjoy some time to swim in the Atlantic waters before heading back to shore. On the 3-hour tour, you will be served drinks and a small sandwich. If you want even more time at sea, book the extended option that includes an onboard lunch with rice and chicken. Vegetarian options are also available. Gain 2 extra hours with the "extended" option to explore more parts of the coastline, including the impressive cliffs at Los Gigantes, and the exclusive bay at Masca Beach that once served as a pirate hideaway.

Tenerife: Scuba Dive for Beginners In Turtle Area

3. Tenerife: Scuba Dive for Beginners In Turtle Area

Begin your adventure into scuba diving with a beginner's dive in Costa Adeje. Have a great chance of seeing Tenerife's beautiful marine life as you dive at a site known for its turtle population. Learn the basics of scuba diving and then float along on a snorkeling safari. Start your journey to explore the underwater worlds of the oceans on a beginner's diving 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 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. Finally, ride the boat back to the meeting point.

Tenerife: Kayak Safari with Sea Turtles and Snorkeling

4. Tenerife: Kayak Safari with Sea Turtles and Snorkeling

Experience one of the most attractive and unforgettable activities you can do in Tenerife on a kayak safari. Depart on a route from Los Cristianos beach located in an emblematic fishing village in the south of the island. Take the course towards the cliffs of Guaza to a protected nature reserve where you’ll enjoy the scenery, the cliffs, and tremendous biodiversity. With the assistance of your expert kayaking guide, in the middle of the tour, after visiting the cave we go to a point to relax and enjoy the sunset. Look out for the dolphins in their natural habitat throughout the adventure.

Los Gigantes: Sailing Excursion with Swimming, Drink & Tapas

5. Los Gigantes: Sailing Excursion with Swimming, Drink & Tapas

Set sail from Puerto de Los Gigantes on board the Sangría to explore Tenerfie’s coast. Watch for dolphins and whales as you travel between quiet bays and coves. Stop to bathe, or snorkel and admire sea life like sea turtles, octopi and manta rays. Relax on deck with a drink and tapas. Get picked up from your hotel in the Los Gigantes area and travel to the port, where you will meet your skipper and board the Sangría. Set sail along the coast, following dramatic red cliffs as you stop in bays and coves, and watch for whales and dolphins. Head out to sea, where the boat will stop for a deep sea snorkeling session, giving you a chance to admire sea turtles, manta rays and octopi. Enjoy tapas and a drink on deck as you set sail again. Once you are back in the port, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Watching with Drinks and Snacks

6. Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Watching with Drinks and Snacks

Gaze out across the clear azure waters of Southern Tenerife in the Canary Islands on this yacht cruise. Have plenty of space onboard to enjoy uninterrupted views of local wildlife and dramatic coastlines. The area around the Canary Islands has petitioned to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover why this part of the world is so beloved. Look out for dolphins and pilot whales playing by your ship, and above for the birdlife. See the most populated dolphin and whale spots along the way. Listen to the whales, dolphins, and other sea life with new state-of-the-art sonar equipment. After navigating the open waters, anchor in a secluded bay and swim with the turtles, or just relax and enjoy a free snack and drink. Hear about the area, and feel free to ask any questions.

Tenerife: Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise by Sail Boat

7. Tenerife: Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise by Sail Boat

Climb aboard a beautiful sailing boat at the port in Los Gigantes and set sail on a cruise to look for whales and other marine life in their natural environment. Cruise out into the open sea in search of dolphins and pilot whales in an intimate group. Help raise the sail if the conditions are right and travel across the waves powered by the wind. Get served drinks along with fresh fruit on board the boat. Drop anchor to go for a swim in the sea or snorkel with the marine life in a small cove of outstanding beauty. Return to the boat to enjoy freshly made sandwiches. Then, slowly navigate your way back to port enjoying the great views of the cliffs along the way.

Tenerife: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

8. 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: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

9. Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

Join a jet ski adventure in Santa Cruz de Tenerife with all gear and instruction included. Admire views of the Yellow Mountain, Costa del Silencio, and Las Galletas from the water. With the 2-hour option, enjoy enough time to pass next to the Palm Mar cliff with a snorkeling break along the way. Meet your instructor 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 Silencio, 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: Paragliding with National Champion Paraglider

10. Tenerife: Paragliding with National Champion Paraglider

Paraglide over Tenerife with an experienced guide. Your guide, Daniel Crespo, is a national champion paraglider, so you’ll be in safe hands as you paraglide. Start the activity with a safety briefing about take-off, landing, and paragliding. The flight will last 20-30-minutes. The route will vary depending on weather conditions. Some routes will include flying over ravines. Others include flying over the Conde ridge. The flight usually finishes over the Adeje coast. As you approach the landing zone at the beach, you’ll have the opportunity to perform acrobatics or try piloting the paraglider.

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4.9 / 5

based on 401 reviews

This is so worth doing and one of the best experiences I've had. If you enjoy being out at sea, watching beautiful pilot whales in their natural habitat combined with some nice snacks and drinks, this is for you. I loved it and was back at the harbour the following morning for another trip. Simply delightful and energising and amazing. Loved, loved, loved it!

We saw a sea turtle and some whales. We did a small stop to swim near the end of the voyage. Crew was very knowledgeable and eager to tell us about the animals. Really friendly

Vicky was phenomenal in making me calm and ready to dive. It was my first time and I’m ready to do it again. Definitely recommend

We have seen lots of whales and dolphins without chasing them. Great crew And great experiences

Fabulous trip, so relaxing and lucky to see a lovely young family of whales..