Water activity

Tenerife: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

Activity provider: Xplore Tenerife

Tenerife: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

Activity provider: Xplore Tenerife
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From US$ 41.03 per person

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Snorkel alongside turtles in a non-intrusive way on a kayaking adventure in Tenerife that respects the animal's welfare and freedom. Enjoy an eco-friendly way to experience underwater wildlife.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Observe dolphins up close from an unobtrusive kayak
  • Swim and snorkel with turtles in a secluded bay only accessible by sea
  • Get spectacular views of the coastline and mountains of Tenerife
Full description

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.

  • Kayaks
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Accident insurance
  • Guide
  • Pictures
  • Wetsuits
  • Water
  • Swimsuits
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Non-swimmers
  • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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Meeting point

Meet at the Xplore Tenerife office. The building is called Cristianmar and the office is on the ground floor to the left of the building looking towards the sea.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Flip-flops

Know before you go

  • For the stability of the kayak, there is a weight limit of 100 kg for the single kayaks and 180 kg (combined weight of both participants) for the double kayaks. People over the weight limit will not be able to partake in the activity
  • You must be able to swim to partake in this activity. You will not be able to do the activity if the supplier considers it unsafe to conduct the activity
  • Changing rooms and lockers are available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1378 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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We saw dolphins. turtles don't. Equipment in very good condition, nice guide, great organization. Lots of traffic on the sea, many boats for dolphin watching, also very big ones. Various snorkelers and divers in the bay. I thought that was a pity. Physically it was quite tiring, 3 hours at sea against the waves can be very tiring.

January 13, 2023

The kayak tour was challenging and at the same time very nice despite the rapid waves and wind. Therefore there were unfortunately no turtles and dolphins to see. It's also a pity that the dolphins are always at a fish farm, but you're not allowed to go there. When the weather is good and the sea is calm, things are certainly different. But I can recommend it to everyone. Guide Jessica (at least I think so) was super friendly and helpful! Despite the weather, the guide took beautiful pictures, which you will receive by email afterwards.

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December 10, 2022

Cool team and good equipment. Everything went quickly and easily! As far as the dolphins / turtles are concerned, of course you have to be lucky. Also pay attention to the weather, if it was a bit stormy before the chances of sightings are lower. Otherwise everything was great, albeit quite exhausting!

December 10, 2022

Product ID: 109501