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Costa Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

1. Costa Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

Discover the majestic, playful whales and dolphins on this catamaran cruise from Puerto Colón. 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. The boat will return to Puerto Colon and if you have booked a transfer, your bus will take you back to your pickup point.

Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Watching with Drinks and Snacks

2. Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Watching with Drinks and Snacks

Gaze out across the clear azure waters of Southern Tenerife in the Canary Islands on this yacht cruise. Have plenty of space onboard to enjoy uninterrupted views of local wildlife and dramatic coastlines. The area around the Canary Islands has petitioned to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover why this part of the world is so beloved. Look out for dolphins and pilot whales playing by your ship, and above for the birdlife. See the most populated dolphin and whale spots along the way. Listen to the whales, dolphins, and other sea life with new state-of-the-art sonar equipment. After navigating the open waters, anchor in a secluded bay and swim with the turtles, or just relax and enjoy a free snack and drink. Hear about the area, and feel free to ask any questions.

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: Viking Ship Cruise with Dolphin and Whale Watching

4. Tenerife: Viking Ship Cruise with Dolphin and Whale Watching

Head out for an adventure on a Viking ship in the southern coast of Tenerife, an extraordinary vacation onboard Ragnarok. Sail from the Los Cristianos harbor to meet dolphins and whales. Due to the extraordinary climate and distance between the island of La Gomera and Tenerife, there is a high chance of seeing them. These mammals often swim along the ship, almost touching the ship’s sides, so everyone can take unforgettable pictures. After this special meeting, cruise along the picturesque coast by the towns of Playa de Las Americas and Adeje, then drop anchor in La Caleta. Amongst the magnificent scenery of beaches and cliffs beneath the El Teide volcano. Look for a spot for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of the ocean and, with a little luck, spot some sea turtles. Enjoy beer, wine, and other drinks throughout your cruise.

Tenerife: Sailing Excursion with Whale and Dolphin Watching

5. Tenerife: Sailing Excursion with Whale and Dolphin Watching

Embark on a 3-hour sailing excursion and watch whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Explore the southern coastline of Tenerife by a 52-feet sailing yacht. Stop to swim and snorkel.  After a short briefing about the agenda by an expert guide, head out to visit the whales and dolphins area while discovering the beauty of Tenerife’s southern coastline. The crew will provide lots of useful information regarding Tenerife’s sea life and point out the most populated dolphin and whale spots along the way. Before heading back to the coast, the captain will drop anchor in a secluded bay. Take a quick break to swim with the turtles, or relax and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks on board.

Adeje: Paratrike Flying Tour with Hotel Pickup and Photos

6. Adeje: Paratrike Flying Tour with Hotel Pickup and Photos

The paratrike is the lightest motorized aircraft (microlight) and consists of a paraglider propelled by a motorized trike, the passenger simply sits down and enjoys the thrill of the flight. Your guide Daniel Crespo is world champion in this air specialty and therefore will provide you with the highest level of safety and an exquisite flight experience. After a few simple instructions, you will be equipped with a life jacket and noise reduction communication helmet, this will allow you to converse with the instructor and eliminate engine noise, allowing the flight to be comfortable and pleasant. In this journey of approximately 30 m following the coastline in the south of the island you will discover impressive landscapes such as hidden beaches, ravines and volcanoes. Each flight starts taking off in Adeje, from there you fly towards the coastline. The flight takes place at various height levels. In some moments there will be low flight for a "flying motorbike" feeling. The best views of the route are achieved by flying at medium height and once you return to the airfield, the maximum height possible will be taken to enjoy a great panoramic view. The flights can be very calm and relaxing or they can be more focused on emotions and adrenaline, this will depend on the tastes of the passenger.

Puerto Colon: Whale-Watching Sailing Tour with Meal & a Swim

7. Puerto Colon: Whale-Watching Sailing Tour with Meal & a Swim

See whales and dolphins on this sailing trip from Puerto Colón. Enjoy a delicious meal, stop at a beach for a dip in the cool water, and relax in the sun as you sail. Board your sailboat in Puerto Colón and head out into the open sea. As you sail, keep an eye out for dolphins and whales swimming through the water. On your way back to port, stop at a warm, sandy beach and go for a swim. While anchored in the bay, enjoy some paella with a beer or a glass of cava. Sail back to port, enjoying the warm sun on your skin.

South Tenerife: Guided Snorkeling

8. South Tenerife: Guided Snorkeling

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then transfer to the dive center to meet your instructor and collect all the necessary equipment for snorkeling. Put on your wetsuit, neoprene boots, mask, fins and snorkels, and then get a briefing about what to expect during the activity and the creatures that you may meet. Enter the water from the beach and swim for 50 minutes to explore the amazing underwater world with your instructor. See colorful fish and other aquatic animals, including octopus, cuttlefish, starfish and stingrays. Look for rays in their natural environment as your instructor guides you through all steps of the activity. Get help to put on your mask and fins, along with assistance to enter and exit the water for a truly unforgettable experience. Return to the starting point and get dropped off at your hotel at the end of an amazing adventure. 

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What people are saying about Adeje

It was a beautiful experience , highly recommend it as one of the things to do in Tenerife. The staff was great, we say over 50 dolphins and a few whales. Thank you!!

The guide spoke many languages You couldn't really see the dolphins under the water, but from the deck very well.

Fabulous trip, so relaxing and lucky to see a lovely young family of whales..

Relaxed friendly boat trip. Saw whales and dolphins. Staff very helpful

Nice when we had the sails up and the captain was experienced.