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Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

1. 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.

Puerto Colón: Ecological Catamaran Cruise

2. Puerto Colón: Ecological Catamaran Cruise

Set off from Puerto Colón on a comfortable, modern, and ecological catamaran tour. Take in the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy stunning views of Tenerife's southern coast. Receive a warm welcome from the boat's friendly crew and relax in the sun with a refreshing drink. Sail to an ideal spot for swimming and get acquainted with some of the region's diverse underwater life.  Look out with your guides for any of the 28 species of cetaceans that pass through the islands, including bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales. Enjoy complimentary food and drink as you sail on the open sea. Choose the 5-hour option to snorkel with the colorful fish and see the towering Giants' Cliff before returning to Puerto Colón.

Las Galletas: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

3. Las Galletas: 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.

South Tenerife: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

4. 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.

Las Galletas: Whale & Dolphin Watching Yacht Tour w/Transfer

5. Las Galletas: Whale & Dolphin Watching Yacht Tour w/Transfer

Embark on a scenic journey aboard a modern yacht in Tenerife. Explore the island in a special way by being treated to delicious snacks, beer, and wine on a spacious boat. Come across impressive coastal views, stay on the lookout for whales and dolphins, and even snorkel if you wish to. Get picked up from your hotel and step onto a luxurious yacht with plenty of common areas to relax in. Allow the professional crew to pamper you with drinks and food as you get ready for your adventure. Hear their vast knowledge of the ocean and local marine life while you navigate. Admire panoramic views of the island's south coast, with incredible cliffs, harbors, and caves. Take advantage of the boat's high-speed motors to maximize your chances of seeing dolphins and whales. Before your tour comes to an end, enjoy the chance to snorkel in a secluded bay with colorful fish.

Tenerife: Underwater Lava Tongues Snorkel Excursion

6. Tenerife: Underwater Lava Tongues Snorkel Excursion

Depart Santa Cruz de Tenerife on this excursion with expert guides. See how the volcanic activity formed incredible shapes of stone under water while snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Witness how the island was formed both above and and under water as a result of the volcanic activity. Explore the unique lava tongues while the instructor takes photos and videos for you to keep.

Tenerife: Catamaran Cruise with Brunch and Unlimited Drinks

7. Tenerife: Catamaran Cruise with Brunch and Unlimited Drinks

Set sail on a catamaran cruise to admire the Canary Islands' coastlines and indulge in a brunch inspired by local culture. Sip on Canarian wine or drink from a selection of unlimited beer and soft drinks. Listen to live commentary about the islands and marine life along the way. Get picked up and go to Marina del Sur where your cruise departs from. Embark from the port and head west towards stunning scenery and views of the island. Breathe in the scent of the sea and the depth of its scent while admiring the marine flora and fauna. During your cruise, have brunch which includes dishes made with indigenous foods and is 100% Canarian. Afterward, take a dip in the ocean or rest on board. Stay refreshed with unlimited beer, soft drinks, and water. Pass by Las Galletas, Diego Hernández Beach, Punta Rasca Lighthouse, and the Cliff of Los Cristianos before returning to Marina del Sur in the afternoon.

Tenerife: Private Amarilla Golf Zodiac Boat Tour

8. 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 Las Galletas

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 589 reviews

Amazing - saw loads of families of pilot whales!! Unfortunately no dolphins but there in the wild so we weren’t getting our hopes up as it wouldn’t have been fair. I was very nervous about the trip, I was made to feel at ease & I enjoyed every second! We had sandwiches, crisps, a big selection of fruit. There wasn’t much to see when snorkelling but it was lovely to have a refreshing swim and there were a couple of fish. Transfer was perfect too! Worth every penny!

Excellent experience, seeing the whales was amazing. Ha attention and service second to none. Sergio and José Luis, two luxury hosts, attentive, helpful and attentive to all needs, if we return we repeat the walk.

Well looked after . 1st time on jet ski and absolutely loved it . Even though it was a bit choppy . Managed to both fall off but the monitor was great and made sure we got back on jet ski ok

Nice small group. Beautiful boat. Plenty of food and drinks. The captain and first mate were very kind and knowledgeable. We saw whales, it was an exciting trip. Would take this trip again.

Awsome! A lot of fun! Instruction was fast explained and god. Awsome experience would recommend for everyone who loves speed and adrenalin.