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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: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

2. Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

Meet your guide 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 Silencia, 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: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

3. 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.

Tenerife: Dolphins and Turtles by Kayak - Small group

4. Tenerife: Dolphins and Turtles by Kayak - Small group

Activity with a moderate difficulty level. Not suited for sedentary lifestyle. Your adventure will begin in the morning when the ocean is still very calm. Begin with kayaking instructions and all the safety measures needed for a great time on the sea. At this hour of the morning, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere as you get into the kayak on the empty beach of Playa de Los Cristianos.   Start paddling along the harbor, exiting into the open sea followed by seagulls for around 30 minutes to get out to where the dolphins pass by. You can enjoy a great time watching the dolphins playing around and sometimes doing a really wild show.   After around 1 hour, we will paddle away gently, trying as much possible not to disrupt the dolphins’ morning routine. This will be an adventure you will always remember.

From South Tenerife: VIP Gomera Tour

5. From South Tenerife: VIP Gomera Tour

Join this 9-hour 4-wheel drive tour and explore the island of Gomera in a different and fun way. Leave from Playa de las Américas in the south of Tenerife on the morning boat for San Sebastián de la Gomera. Get the luxury treatment in an exclusive area with free food and drink onboard. The island of Gomera has much to offer, including its stunning landscapes and its people, the incomparable Garajonay National Park and the history of the cultural heritage of the whistling language. You’ll have time to stop to enjoy a meal and to visit some of the island's picturesque villages. Discover the island that was the bridge to the discovery of the New World. Return to Tenerife by boat at the end of the tour.

Tenerife: Private Amarilla Golf Zodiac Boat Tour

6. Tenerife: Private Amarilla Golf Zodiac Boat Tour

Start your journey with a drink, such as a coffee, soft drink, fruit juice, or hot chocolate. Your instructor will then help you to prepare yourself with all of the necessary equipment, such as a life jacket, snorkeling mask, goggles, and lockers. Following security instructions and general information about your trip, it is time to cruise out to the sea. A captain will always be present during the small group tour. Depending on the selected duration of your tour, you will discover breathtaking places of Tenerife including San Miguel, the Arona Coast, Yellow Mountains, Red Mountains, Punta Rasca Palm Mar Cave, and a visit to a fish farm.  If you’re lucky, you may encounter whales, dolphins, turtles, and fish during the ride. The captain will stop in the best picture spots for you to capture some memories of your tour of Tenerife.

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What people are saying about Arona, Tenerife

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 15 reviews

The whole thing is set up professionally, we were 4 couples who rode the jet skis in pairs, there was a short instruction in English, which is really very easy to understand, in advance. Pictures may only be taken with the GOPRo in the holders provided for this purpose and holders you have brought with you. However, pictures will be taken of everyone, and also a short video, which can be purchased at the end with a cool drink of your choice. 20€ if you want everything. I really enjoyed the ride, the jet skis are well maintained and run great. The guide and all the staff are super nice. I can only recommend the tour to everyone. We took the 2 hour tour first thing in the morning at 9:15. Don't be afraid of falling from jet skis far out at sea. In the middle of the tour there will be a break for swimming and snorkeling experience. The guide drives a boat ahead all the time. How fast you can go depends heavily on the sea state.

first-class guides who instruct well, are in a good mood and have fun with what they are doing. At the first attempt, we were extensively instrumented and lowered into the water, but because the waves were too strong when we came around the first group of rocks into the open sea, the tour was canceled. Safety first! We had already driven almost 1 km and easily cost the crew 1 hour, but the entire price was refunded in full. The next day the money was in the account. The crew apologized three times that they were sorry, they were very sad that they had to cancel it. But we already liked this first contact with the canoe and the crew so much? That we dared to do it again 4 days later, even though we came from Santa Cruz from the north.

We have seen several dolphins (50 meters from us) and one turtle (on reach of your hand) but after 2 hours of kayaking and snorkeling we got sea sick and the way on the beach was horrible for us (but that's not anyone's fault). Service was excellent and I am satisfied, but don't expect swimming with turtles or dolphins, as I understood it is not allowed.

Good experience, the instructor Pablo was a charming boy, very attentive to the group and had a lot of information about the excursion, at all times it was noted that his main objective was to see the marine animals.

Good fun one hour was enough as the sea was very rough but jet sky are quite nice!