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Santa Cruz de Tenerife Small group activities

Our most recommended Santa Cruz de Tenerife Small group activities

Las Galletas: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

1. 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.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Beginner's Diving & Introduction

2. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Beginner's Diving & Introduction

If you are short on time, choose the try dive! The try dive is an experience where you will discover the wonderful sensation of breathing underwater and weightlessness - feel like a fish in water! You will learn the different parts of scuba diving equipment, their funtion and how to use them underwater. Then you will dive to a 6 meters depth accompanied by a dive instructor. Dynamics of the experience: 1 day / 3 hours * 0h - 1h. Arrival * 1h - 2h. We go into the water! Enjoy a 30 to 45 min. dive at a depth of 6 meters. * 2h - 3h. End of the activity, shower and visualisation of videos and photos of the activity. **Minimun age 8 years.

Tenerife: 4-Hour Gauchinche Food Tour

3. Tenerife: 4-Hour Gauchinche Food Tour

Immerse yourself in Tenerife's gastronomic culture on this guided tour of the best eateries on the North coast, including a visit to a traditional Guachinche, which is a traditional establishment where quality food and drink are served. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to a winery, where you can sample red, white and rosé wines, expertly paired with an assortment of Canarian cheeses.  Next, head to the selected Guachinche and discover Tenerife’s gastronomy by savoring its traditional food, choosing from a range of starters and rotisserie main courses. Finally, visit a bodega and enjoy a glass of coffee as you admire views of the coast. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the tour.

Tenerife: 3 to 4-Day PADI Open-Water Diving Course

4. Tenerife: 3 to 4-Day PADI Open-Water Diving Course

Day 1: On the first day you will begin your 3 to 4-day course with a meet-and-greet, before learning the theory about scuba diving. You'll learn the basic principles of scuba diving such as well as what to consider when planning dives, how to choose the right scuba gear for you, and underwater signals and diving procedures. You will then have a confined water session from 1:00PM-5:00PM before taking you first open-water dive. Day 2: On the second day you will take part in open-water dive number 2 and will also go over the theory with your instructor. Your instructor will also be on hand to answer all of your questions during this essential and information-packed day. Day 3: On the third day you will do open water dive number 3. Following that you will go over the theory again to make sure that you have understood everything you have learned so far. Day 4: On the fourth and final day you will do your fourth and final open-water dive. Following that, you will sit down for your final exam. Once the instructor is satisfied with your skills and you have finished the theory, you can become certified. This certification will be valid for the rest of your life, wherever in the world you travel.

Tenerife: Anaga UNESCO VIP TOUR

5. Tenerife: Anaga UNESCO VIP TOUR

Enjoy a 5-hour nature and culture tour that takes in the historic sites and natural beauty of Tenerife. This is an opportunity to experience the diversity of the island’s landscapes – from its forests and beaches, to its volcanos and other mountains. Stop along the way to taste Tenerife’s traditional barraquito coffee, and visit a variety of towns that feature the best examples of traditional Canary architecture. A local guide will provide commentary en route about island history, culture and customs. Round-trip transfers from your Santa Cruz accommodation are included in the tour price.

Tenerife: Scuba Diving Lesson and Abades Protected Area Dive

6. Tenerife: Scuba Diving Lesson and Abades Protected Area Dive

Visit the protected Abades area in Tenerife and spot different types of ocean life as you dive beneath the waves. Whether you're a first-timer or a more experienced scuba diver, improve your skills with personal attention from your instructor. Once you reach Abades, you will receive all of the necessary equipment, including a wetsuit, mask, fins, and a diving tank. Before you discover this pristine marine setting, your instructor will explain the basics of diving to you in a 30-minute briefing. Immerse yourself in a new world, reaching a maximum depth of 10 meters. Notice the amazing sensation of breathing underwater as you keep an eye out for marine life. See schools of fish and, if you're lucky, perhaps an octopus, eagle ray, or a turtle.

Tenerife: Guided VIP Group Tour

7. Tenerife: Guided VIP Group Tour

After pick-up, your first stop on this day-long tour will be La Laguna, an important historical center of the island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, it's on to Candelaria, a fishing town and where you can find a statue of the Candelaria Virgin, patron saint of the Canary Islands, as well as the stunning Candelaria Basilica. This city is an important place of pilgrimage situated in the southeast of the island. Your next visit will be to El Médano, a charming beach with majestic views of the volcanic cone Montana Roja. The next stop, Garachico, is a city blooming with flowering trees and full of fascinating history. Other highlights of your tour include La Orotava and Los Gigantes Cliff. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel, port or apartment.

Tenerife: Teide Volcano and North of the Island VIP Tour

8. Tenerife: Teide Volcano and North of the Island VIP Tour

Visit La Laguna, the first capital of the island of Tenerife, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the richness of its agriculture and the good state of the old buildings. Go for a walk with your tour guide and learn all about this elegant city while taking beautiful photos of your surroundings.  Next, visit the Esperanza forest on the way to the Teide Volcano. Stop here to taste a delicious coffee known as barraquito before pausing at several different viewpoints throughout the forest to enjoy its beautiful Canarian pines and eucalyptus trees. Then, arrive at the National Park where you will make several stops, steering clear of tourist traps. Heading down, see Chinyero Volcano which saw the last volcanic eruption in Tenerife in 1909. Before arriving at Garachico, stop for lunch where you can try some traditional Canarian food. Garachico is a very elegant town with a rich architectural heritage from the XVI, XVII, and XVIII centuries which deemed it a relevant Site of Cultural Interest in 1994.  Finally, visit Icod de los Vinos where you will see the Millenary Dragon Tree, a very important tree that is more than 1000 years.

Tenerife: Underwater Lava Tongues Snorkel Excursion

9. 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: Guided Dive and Scooter Experience

10. Tenerife: Guided Dive and Scooter Experience

Enjoy the exhilarating driving experience in Tenerife at the Macaronesian Divers. Marvel at the colorful fish and marine life that lies underneath the ocean. Make memories that will last a lifetime. When we dive with a scooter we do not make any effort to move underwater, our air consumption decreases a lot and allows us to make longer and more pleasant dives. Imagine being able to dive several dive sites at the same time on the same dive, discovering new routes and spots where the other divers can't reach by finning. Do a scooter dive in Radazul and visit all the dive sites in the area. Diving certification and scooter diving specialty certification is required.

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What people are saying about Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in visiting the volcano and seeing Garachico, Tenerife's most beautiful city. The group size is ideal, the drive is smooth, and there are no crowds. The whole trip was considerate and informative. Five stars for sure!

My wife and I had a wonderful day. The wine tour and tasting was very enjoyable and the venue has amazing views. Great place to spend a couple of hours. The wines are for sale but no hard sell and very good prices. We were

as a non swimmer it was very overwhelming and I didn't go deeper than I was comfortable with, the instructor was very patient and helped me out every step of the way

Vicky was phenomenal in making me calm and ready to dive. It was my first time and I’m ready to do it again. Definitely recommend

Great experince! Recommended for the first diving lesson