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Tenerife: Whale Watching and Swimming from Los Cristianos

1. Tenerife: Whale Watching and Swimming from Los Cristianos

Embark on an unforgettable whale watching trip along Tenerife’s Los Cristianos coastline. See whales and other marine life at a close but respectful distance, sail past the cave of "love", and enjoy a stop for a refreshing swim in the ocean.  Cruise the along beautiful coast with a small group on a vessel that has been awarded the “Blue Boat” flag by the local government. This certifies that the vessel meets by law all the requirements to carry out the activity in a safe and sustainable manner. Depart from the port of Los Cristianos and begin the search for the gentle ocean giants. Besides whales, be on the lookout for other marine mammals like dolphins and sea birds.  As you travel along the coast, see the famous cave of "love". Before returning back to the port, end the tour with a relaxing break on the water for a chance to swim and snorkel.

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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 3-hour cruise. Along with a maximum of 11 other cruise mates, you will have plenty of space onboard a luxury yacht to see the beauty of nature along the coastline and in the water. 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.

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

3. 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.

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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.

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Snorkeling and Kayaking with Turtles

5. Snorkeling and Kayaking with Turtles

Climb aboard for a 2.5-hour 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.

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Tenerife: Kayak Safari with Sea Turtles and Snorkeling

6. 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 an enormous biodiversity. With the assistance of your expert kayaking guide, in the middle of the tour you’ll make a stop to rest and snorkel as you try to find some of the species that inhabit this strip, including turtles, before getting dropped off back at the starting point.

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Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise by Sail Boat with Pick-Up

7. Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise by Sail Boat with Pick-Up

Climb aboard a beautiful sailing boat at the port in Los Gigantes and set sail on a 3-hour small-group 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.

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Tenerife: Snorkeling Trip in the Turtle Area

8. Tenerife: Snorkeling Trip in the Turtle Area

Marvel at the marine life of the Canary Islands on a snorkeling adventure off the south coast of Tenerife. Treat the family to an adventure suitable for adults and children. Make it the highlight of your vacation as you 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 15-minute 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 octopus. There is no guarantee for seeing turtles since they are wild animals. Arrival, preparation of the equipment, instructions - 40 - 60 minutes Boat ride back and forth - 20 - 30 minutes Snorkeling - around 1 hour 20 minutes

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Tenerife: 3-Hour Whale and Dolphin Watching by Sailboat

9. Tenerife: 3-Hour Whale and Dolphin Watching by Sailboat

Climb aboard for an unforgettable 3-hour cruise by fully equipped sailboat or yacht, and venture along the southern coast of Tenerife looking for whales and dolphins in their natural environment. Encounter up to 26 species known to inhabit the waters, including baleen whales, killer whales, dolphins, pilot whales and blue whales. Go to a private beach if you prefer and swim and snorkel amongst the island's unique flora and fauna. Relax on deck and laze in the sun as you avail of the free drinks, snacks and a meal. Rest assured by the “Blue Boat” flag that certifies the local operator's professional authorization to carry out these activities and ensures that the on-board staff know all about the mammals to help you understand their behavior better.

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Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

10. Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

Your experience will begin with as you enjoy a drink, such as a coffee, soft drink, fruit juice, or hot chocolate. Whilst you enjoy your beverage, you can begin to prepare yourself with all of the necessary equipment, such as a life jacket, snorkeling mask, goggles, and lockers. Following that, security instructions and general information about the jet ski will be given. It will then be time to go, as your 1 or 2-hour small-group excursion begins. You can discover the San Miguel and Arona Coast, the Yellow Mountains, the Red Mountains, Palm Mar Cave, and a fish farm, depending on the tour duration chosen. Whales, dolphins, turtles, and fish are often encountered during the ride, and picture breaks are offered in the best spots in order to give you the opportunity to forge unforgettable memories.

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What people are saying about Tenerife

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,101 reviews

I loved Naty! She was a blast and super patient. My mom was uncomfortable in the water, but Naty was still kind, funny, and accommodating. No turtles, but beautiful fish, and good quality snorkels and fins. We’ve used public snorkels before that were terrible. These were a refreshing breath of fresh air - literally! A great experience overall.

This trip was great value. We almost immediately saw dolphins and soon after, the pilot whales. We were given lots of information (in at least 3 languages). I recommend sitting at the top of the Travellin Lady, to the left of the captain. We could see everything as soon as he spotted it

All was good. The crew were friendly. I had a bit of sea sickness but everything else was good.

Was great saw lots of dolphins and the staff were very nice especially with my children

This activity was marvellous! I reccomend to everyone!