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From San Juan beach : Marine Life Cruise

1. From San Juan beach : Marine Life Cruise

Your tour will begin as you board a comfortable and quality boat with the objective of achieving a real connection between people and the marine environment. You will also spend time learning about the sea, whilst discovering locations that are lovely and intriguing to explore. You're invited to explore all the natural beauties of this natural gem, such as the island of Tenerife. You will discover its wonderful landscapes as the staff tell you more about its abundant and varied marine life in a unique and organic way, without leaving a trace of interference or human alterations. The boat departs from Puerto Playa San Juan, one of the last traditional fishing ports on the island. From there you'll go to the south of La Gomera, the closest island, for approximately 3 nautical miles. When you have reached a point where you are 1,000 meters from shore, you will have entered the area of ​​the "Calderón Tropical" or "Pilot Whale". In this place you can find other species of marine life, such as turtles, flying fish, sardines, tuna schools, and more.

From Adeje: Cliffs of Los Gigantes Guided Cycling Tour

2. From Adeje: Cliffs of Los Gigantes Guided Cycling Tour

Embark on a biking tour of Los Gigantes with a guide. Peddle through quaint fishing villages, glide past cliffs and mountains, and climb to Tamaimo for panoramic views. Meet your guide and group and hop on your bike. Leave the tourist center in Playa de Las Americas and head in the direction of Adeje, where you will turn off the TF-47 that runs along the southwest coast of the island. Pass through charming fishing villages such as Playa de San Juan or Alcalá. Take in magnificent views of La Gomera. In Los Gigantes, make a stop to admire the majestic cliffs. Make the climb to Tamaimo of 10 kilometers at a 7% gain. Already in Tamaimo, you'll only have 3 more kilometers left to climb to then make the descent through Chío and Guía de Isora.

From Playa San Juan: Whale watching, Gigantes & Masca bay

3. From Playa San Juan: Whale watching, Gigantes & Masca bay

Your tour will begin by boarding a comfortable and quality boat from the port of Playa de San Juan, from this point we will begin our tour to enter a special conservation area "Whale Sanctuary". We will head south to La Gomera, the closest island, about 3 miles from the coast and at a depth of 1,000 m in search of cetaceans. We will go in search of the pilot whale and bottlenose dolphins. In this place we can find other species of marine life, such as turtles, flying fish, sardines, schools of tuna, sharks and more. Then we will head to the Los Gigantes Cliffs where we can enjoy a natural visual image of impressive beauty where vertical rocky walls rise that fall into the ocean from an approximate height of 600 meters. We will be able to enjoy a relaxing bath or snorkel in the Masca cove and then we will enjoy typical and fresh products of the day such as Canarian mojo, fresh cheese, sandwich, drinks and fruits. Then we will return along the coast to view the volcanic formations of the coast and discover impressive and magical corners of the island of Tenerife, while the captain and local guide will give us an interesting explanation on volcanology, meteorology and scientific information on cetaceans.

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5.0 / 5

based on 14 reviews

It was a nice, relaxed and interesting tour with the luck that we saw a lot of pilot whales. We were only 6 guests on the boat, which made the trip very familiar and personal, not as touristy as the big ships. The captain is very nice and explains a lot about the animals that you saw and that live there. You can also take a nice break at sea, not far from a small reef where you can snorkel and swim. Drinks and sandwiches are offered, which consist of regional ingredients. Overall we loved the tour. A little tip: if you want to sit in the front of the boat, you have a great view, but you also get wet quickly. Therefore: Put on your bathing suit beforehand. And the swell is generally strong, so don't have too sensitive a stomach. But that certainly applies to all boat trips here in the region ;-).

Het was een leuke trip met zeven personen op een kleinere boot met een sterke motor. Niettegenstaande dat er veel deining was heeft Javier voor ons toch de grienden gevonden. We konden ze van heel dicht bij bewonderen. Javier heeft ons nog veel meer verteld over de onderwaterwereld terwijl we een lekker broodje gekregen hebben. Door de deining hebben we geen andere vissen gezien maar we hebben nog een tocht gedaan langs de kliffen van San Juan. Het was een leuke ervaring!

It was amazing, we enjoyed the dolphins and we were lucky enough to see 3 whales. Then a swim in the Calla de Masca, beautiful scenery and crystal clear waters. 100% recommendable!! And what about Javier the captain, friendly, careful, detailed and an expert in the environment and in explaining everything in detail. Something to do if you visit Tenerife.

The boat trip was great, we saw dolphins and some pilot whales. The captain and everyone else is very nice and helpful. Not as crowded as other boats and respectful of marine life !

A top excursion with a perfect skipper, we had a great time and learned about animals and places at the same time. A repeat without hesitation !