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Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

1. Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

Set sail in the Atlantic on an unforgettable eco-friendly dolphin and whale watching boat day trip in Tenerife. Get all food and drinks included onboard, plus the chance to have a swim whilst at sea. Start your marine adventure by meeting your crew at the dock for a quick safety briefing. Then, set sail towards ideal dolphin and whale watching hotspots on a catamaran equipped with fuel-efficient technology designed to greatly reduce its carbon footprint. Time to get out your phone or camera while cruising the Teno-Rasca Whale Sanctuary, part of Tenerife’s official Special Conservation Zone that protects vulnerable marine wildlife and habitats. Enjoy the views from the boat as you pass beaches such as Playa de las Américas and Playa de los Cristianos on the way. Even spot the famous Mount Teide from the water on clear days. Spot dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, safe in the knowledge that you are also simultaneously respecting it. Benefit from your crew’s expert commentary and underwater audio equipment to bring the sounds of the ocean onto your deck. Even enjoy some time to swim in the Atlantic waters before heading back to shore. On the 3-hour tour, you will be served drinks and a small sandwich. If you want even more time at sea, book the extended option that includes an onboard lunch with rice and chicken. Vegetarian options are also available. Gain 2 extra hours with the "extended" option to explore more parts of the coastline, including the impressive cliffs at Los Gigantes, and the exclusive bay at Masca Beach that once served as a pirate hideaway.

Tenerife: Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise by Sail Boat

2. Tenerife: Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise by Sail Boat

Climb aboard a beautiful sailing boat at the port in Los Gigantes and set sail on a cruise to look for whales and other marine life in their natural environment. Cruise out into the open sea in search for dolphins and pilot whales in an intimate group of no more than 9 people. Help raise the sail if the conditions are right and travel across the waves powered by the wind! Get served complimentary drinks, along with fresh fruit on board the boat. Drop anchor to go for a swim in the sea or snorkel with the marine life in a small cove of outstanding beauty. Return to the boat to enjoy freshly made sandwiches. Then, slowly navigate your way back to port enjoying the great views of the cliffs along the way.

Tenerife: Snorkeling Trip in the Turtle Area

3. Tenerife: Snorkeling Trip in the Turtle Area

Marvel at the marine life of the Canary Islands on a guided snorkeling adventure off the south coast of Tenerife. Admire the coastal views of Tenerife on a speedboat ride to the Turtle Area. Encounter a wide variety of creatures in near-perfect conditions. Great for beginners, the trip takes place in an area where turtles live and includes a speedboat ride along the coast.  Benefit from the services of a guide who will give you advice on where you can see marine species, including colorful fish, dolphins, whales, turtles, rays, and octopuses.

Tenerife: Scuba Dive for Beginners In Turtle Area

4. Tenerife: Scuba Dive for Beginners In Turtle Area

Start your journey to explore the underwater worlds of the oceans on a try dive activity in Tenerife. Meet at the dive center in Costa Adeje and get a short information session with your instructor before your first dive. Dive to a depth of no more than 7 meters under the careful control and supervision of your PADI-qualified instructor. Experience what it feels like to breathe underwater and get closer to the sea life than you ever imagined possible. Then, go on a snorkeling safari in waters that have been voted some of the best in the world. See the diverse marine life of the Tenerife as you explore a site populated by different fish and turtles. Look for whales and dolphins from the boat as you sail from one location to the next. ITINERARY • Meet in the school, fill in the medical statement, dress in wet suits and fins, and listen to a 10 to 15-minute briefing • Walking to the speed boat (2 minutes) • Boat ride (15 to 20 minutes depending on water conditions) • Scuba diving with an instructor (25 to 30 minutes) • Snorkeling with mask and tube (25 to 30 minutes) • Return boat ride (15 to 20 minutes depending on water conditions) The total duration of the excursion (including preparation in the school, activities, and boat rides) is around 2.5 to 3 hours.

Tenerife: 50-Minute Submarine Dive

5. Tenerife: 50-Minute Submarine Dive

Climb on board the yellow submarine "Sub Fun Cinco" for a once-in-a-lifetime underwater experience in the Atlantic Ocean. The excursion starts from the exclusive Amarilla harbor at the southern tip of Tenerife. Once on board the jolly “Sub Fun Cinco,” you will dive down to a depth of approximately 100 feet (30 meters). Look out at the abundant fish, such as flute fish, octopus, barracuda, parrot fish, and the pride of the seas, a family of sting rays. During the tour the submarine will actually sit on the ocean bed, where you will be joined by experienced divers who will tempt the fish even closer to the window, enabling you to take ever more breathtaking pictures from the panoramic windows. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide who will inform you about the sea life you see, and tell you technical details about the submarine itself. It is a spacious, airy, vessel, with 42 comfortable seats and 22 large screen windows, which enable you to see the magnificent marine life in all its glory.

Tenerife: 5-Hour Whales and Dolphins Tour

6. Tenerife: 5-Hour Whales and Dolphins Tour

You'll depart from Puerto Colon at 11:00AM at which point you will go in search of whales and dolphins. During your 5-hour excursion you will visit the cliff of Los Gigantes, as your boat sails to an area where there is a greater possibility to see pilot whales. You will have a 30-minute stop to see the whales in their natural environment, and at the end of the whale watching experience you will sail to the cliffs of Los Gigantes. Once there, anchor in one of the bays under the cliffs of Los Gigantes whilst enjoying some lunch. Following that, go swimming in the inviting waters before sailing back to Port Colón along the southwestern coast of Tenerife.

Tenerife: Marine-Life Tour with Transfer, Food, and Drinks

7. Tenerife: Marine-Life Tour with Transfer, Food, and Drinks

Hit the water and head for Puerto Colon on this dolphin and whale-watching cruise, then feast on a delicious buffet lunch of tapas, including cava and a glass of wine. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in the south of Tenerife or meet at the meeting point, and then board a catamaran to cruise off the coast of the island. Avail of the services of a friendly and experienced crew as you cruise to Puerto Colon to look for dolphins and whales swimming in their natural habitat. Spend about 3 hours cruising the waters to encounter some of the magnificent marine life up close and personal. Then, sail to a beautiful bay and drop anchor to swim or snorkel in the crystal clear water. Enjoy a wonderful selection of tapas from Spain before sailing close to the coastline to get amazing views of the mountains and beaches.

Tenerife: 3-Hour Boat Party with Open Bar

8. Tenerife: 3-Hour Boat Party with Open Bar

Your experience begins at 3:00 PM, with a pre-party at the Skybar Puerto Colon. The pre-party includes a welcome drink, as the Utopia DJs warm you up and get you in the mood for your boat party. At the pre-party, you will collect your necessary boarding cards for the boat and your drink vouchers. Following the welcome party, you will board your boat for 3 hours of madness on the waves with pumping sets by some of the UK's best house DJs, Killer MCs, and a monstrous sound system to keep the vibe going. The DJs will be playing the best house to garage, old school, dance classics, and drum and bass, through to RnB and on-board requests. Those brave enough, and with enough stamina, are also welcome to continue into town where resident DJs will keep the party alive.

From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

9. From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

Set sail in search of pilot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on a relaxing cruise. Observe the world beneath the waves with underwater windows and enjoy food and drinks on board.   Travel along the southern coast of Tenerife, until you arrive at the spectacular Acantilado de los Gigantes and the Bay of Masca. Marvel at the dramatic cliffs that reach 600 meters high. Stop to enjoy a relaxing swim in the calm waters of the bay. A courtesy lunch and drinks are included in this tour (beer, sangria, softdrinks, juice, and water).   Enjoy beautiful views of southern Tenerife on the return journey to the port in Puerto Colon. If you select the option with hotel transfers, the bus will take you back to your pickup point.

Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

10. Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

Discover the majestic of playful whales and dolphins on this catamaran cruise from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Choose between a 2-hour and a 3-hour tour, with the latter including lunch, drinks, and a swim stop in the waters of Playa Blanca Bay. Hop aboard your stylish catamaran, which features underwater viewing stations. Pick a spot on deck to view the many sights in-store during this tour. As you head out from the harbor, your professional crew will use their local knowledge to track the families of whales and dolphins who live near the island year-round. Hear an introduction speech from your guide, including a demonstration of safety vests.   Sail along the coastline past Adeje, Guia de Isora, and Santiago del Teide, where pods of spirited dolphins and groups of pilot whales are a common sight. If you are lucky enough to spot them, spend a few minutes below deck and observe them from a vantage point underneath the water's surface. Then, enjoy a cold beer or a glass of sangria along with lunch back on deck (if you book the 3-hour option). The boat will return to Puerto Colon and if you have booked a transfer, your bus will take you back to your pickup point.

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4.7 / 5

based on 3,716 reviews

Straight forward to find in puerto colon. Spent 15-20 mins indoors being given information and taught some scuba basics. We filled in a form each and got into wetsuits. 20-minute boat ride off the coast we spent some time snorkeling before diving. Diving was great - all instructors spoke good english and were friendly. Spent roughly 15 mins diving, the rest of the time was then spent snorkeling more. I wish we could have scuba dived a bit longer, but it was still great. I'll definitely be back again next year.

Unfortunatley we didnt see any dolphins, but lots of whales and a turtle, had a quick snorkle and saw some fishes, lovely staff, really enjoyed the whole experience

We had an amazing experience myself and my partner. The instructors were very helpful with everything. Really recommend it.

Excellent tour, we were lucky to be able to see both whales and dolphins. Would definitely recommend.

Amazing trip! Many thanks to crew for amazing experience :)