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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.

From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

3. From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

Travel back in time on a tour from the south of Tenerife to the nearby island of La Gomera. Catch the fast ferry to San Sebastián de La Gomera. Then, drive from the capital through the valley of Hermigua toward Garajonay National Park. Travel through the forest of “El Cedro” and marvel at its unique vegetation. Enjoy lunch at the top of the island while watching a demonstration of how the locals perform their unique whistling language called "Silbo Gomero." On your way back, pass through "Chipude" and "El Cercado." Admire the impressive rock of "Agando." Learn the history and culture of San Sebastián, and see the church of Asunción where Christopher Columbus prayed before his journey to the New World.

Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing

4. Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing

The night sky over the Canary Islands, especially as seen from Mount Teide, is known for being one of the best places in the world to admire and study the stars. On this 8-hour tour you’ll see the constellations and magical shooting stars. Your specialist stargazing guide will help you to understand and enjoy the sky at night from an extraordinary landscape. During the excursion you’ll stop for dinner at Bodegas Reverón in Vilaflor village, at 1,414 meters above sea level. You’ll be treated to a typical Canarian dinner and you’ll be able to try different types of wines produced in this unique area.

Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

5. Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

Head out onto the beautiful clear waters surrounding Tenerife and discover the magic of this beautiful island. Spend time kayaking across the ocean taking in the scenery as you go passed the rocks of Palm Mar. See huge caves and the stunning, sweeping coastline. Stop to snorkel in the blue waters and discover a vast world of fish and other marine inhabitants, a perfect opportunity to know the ocean life of Tenerife. Sometimes on the way back, dolphins swim passed adding to the magic of the afternoon. Make friends with the turtles who live here as you explore this underwater paradise. 

Tenerife: Full-Day Guided Island Tour

6. Tenerife: Full-Day Guided Island Tour

Explore the very best of Tenerife on a full-day excursion that takes you on a guided tour around the island’s perimeter. First you’ll head up the west coast to the very top of the island, to Los Gigantes (giant cliffs), where you’ll take in the majestic views. Next on your itinerary will be Icod de Los Vinos, home of the enormous Dragon Tree, which is Tenerife’s most famous attraction. Puerto de La Cruz or El Puerto, as its known locally, is the next stop where your guide will recommend a restaurant for lunch (not included in the tour price). After lunch you will have some free time to discover this city that overlooks the ocean and is surrounded by fields, banana plantations and vineyards and, off course, always under the watchful eye of El Teide. Your tour around the island ends with a visit to the Basílica in Candelaria, best known for its Black Madonna. In the main square by the ocean you’ll see statues of the Guanche Menceyes, the first inhabitants of the Canaries. There will be photos stops throughout your full-day tour.

Tenerife: Teide and Las Cañadas Half-Day Tour

7. Tenerife: Teide and Las Cañadas Half-Day Tour

Benefit from pick-up in the south of Tenerife, and then climb Mount Teide through the lovely local villages. Journey through a beautiful pine forest that provides precious water and arrive at an unforgettable plateau with a lunar-like landscape. Ascend above the clouds at an altitude of approximately 2,000 meters above sea level and marvel at the volcanic rock formations surrounding you. Admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain from different perspectives.

South Tenerife: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

8. South Tenerife: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

The beginners Discover Scuba program always starts at 9 AM at the dive center, with the exception if there is nothing setup prior with the customer, like pick up time or afternoon program. The dive center is located in El Fraile, a small distance away from Las Galletas on the southern end of Tenerife. The center is easy accessible with a rental car and there is ample parking space. If there is need for we can offer pick-up if your accommodation is situated in Las Americas, Los Cristianos, Palm Mar, Costa del Silencio or Las Galletas The program starts with a meet and greet, filling in the documents required for the program, explaining the time table, after that, you will receive a short introduction to the basic skills involved in scuba diving and the dive equipment that will be used during your dive experience. Together with one of the staff members, you will try the dive equipment for the dive and will get familiar with the equipment you are using before entering the water. The briefing is always given at the dive center by instructors or Discover Scuba leaders and the same dive professional(s) will join you for the dive activity. When everything is packed you will proceed to the chosen dive location. There you will receive a short recap of what is told at the dive center . Together with one of the staff members, you will prepare your dive equipment for the dive. Hands-on assembly of the gear yourself (under supervision) will get you familiar with the equipment you are using before you enter the water. Your professional dive guides will then show you how to get used to breathing using the scuba gear. Once in the water, there will be a few small exercises to make sure you are comfortable. Then, under close guidance, you will be free to explore the fascinating underwater world of Tenerife and say hello to the “colorful locals”. The dive is in general between 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the air consumption and comfort level. Upon return to the dive center, the staff will collect up and wash down all the equipment used. Once having returned, you will be free to ask questions or share your experience with others.

From Playa de las América: Half-Day Jeep Safari Tour

9. From Playa de las América: Half-Day Jeep Safari Tour

If you don't have time to visit everything while in Playa de las América then this tour may be the solution. Discover the Teide National Park during one morning and enjoy the beautiful route to the park. You will have enough time to explore the interesting places in this unique environment and still return to your hotel for lunch. Do not miss the experience to see the singular volcano that is incredibly unique.   Furthermore, during your ascent to the summit, discover the hidden face of southern Tenerife, entering its towns and most singular places. Drivers will be there for you during the route and will inform you at each stop about the visiting areas, offering you unique stories and interesting facts. Your are guaranteed to have a good time.

From South Tenerife: VIP Gomera Tour

10. 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.

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4.3 / 5

based on 1,136 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.

Me and boyfriend had an amazing experience with Doina! She explained everything with much details that we didn’t have any issue when we were under water! She was amazing! Was a birthday experience and I would definitely recommend their service! Thank you x

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