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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: Kayak Safari with Sea Turtles and Snorkeling

2. 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.

Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

3. 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: Dolphins Spotting Kayaking Tour

4. Tenerife: Dolphins Spotting Kayaking Tour

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.

Tenerife: La Caleta Kayak Rental

5. Tenerife: La Caleta Kayak Rental

Begin your journey from the picturesque La Caleta. Located on the southern coast of Tenerife, this charming fishing village boasts serene, crystal-clear waters, authentic fresh fish restaurants, and a warm, sheltered climate. The perfect location to embark from. 1st stop, Playa Morteros, a true hidden gem. The bay is naturally protected from waves, making it the perfect spot for leisurely kayaking and snorkeling. 2nd stop, next is Playa Hernandez, boasting fine, white sand, it’s a place for a cheeky nudist dip. Situated between La Caleta and El Puertito, it takes approximately 30 minutes to travel by kayak. 3rd and final destination, El Puertito, locally known as Turtle Bay, is a natural port, with golden sands, far away from busier resorts. With pristine waters and the chance to swim with friendly sea turtles, boasting a beautiful local restaurant and bar, it’s worth the hour kayak!  Extras are for hire, such as wet suits, wet shoes, dry bags, snorkeling equipment, plus a range of Vacway packs to protect your phone, so you capture all the moments from your adventure.

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What people are saying about Tenerife

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 454 reviews

Beautiful experience!! Having never used a kayak, I had only booked for an hour but I must say that the management is simple and safe, above all thanks to the kind and precious information received from Davide regarding both the canoe and the itinerary. I arrived at the splendid Playa Hernandez and immediately returned to La Caleta but I have already decided to come back and book a longer time to enjoy the sun in some lonely corner. Top marks to both the rental and the excursion!

Our Kayak trip was a worthy experience! The services provided by the office in La Caleta, Tenerife were excellent too! We do recommend it! :)

Excellent experience excursion made with my friends super fun, nice and helpful guide. We saw dolphins and turtles. I would do it again!!

We were really lucky, saw dolphins, multiple turtles (few meters from us!). Guide was amazing, great experience overal!

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