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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: Scuba Dive for Beginners In Turtle Area

2. 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: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

3. Tenerife: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

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.

Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise by Sail Boat

4. 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: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

5. Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

Meet your guide at the port of San Miguel, where the jet skis will be waiting for you. Get equipped with all the necessary gear, including a life jacket, snorkeling mask, goggles, and a wetsuit. Listen briefly about how to drive safely, then embark! Pass through different spots such as the Yellow Mountain, the bay of Costa del Silencia, Las Galletas, the lighthouse of Punta Rasca, the Palm Mar Cliff, Los Cristianos, and much more. Depending on the weather, see different locales and keep your eyes peeled to spot whales, dolphins, turtles, and fish. If choosing the 2-hour tour option, make a stop to dip into the ocean and try out your snorkeling gear halfway through. Afterward, return to the initial dock to enjoy coffee, tea, water, juices, and beers. Take a shower, change into some fresh clothes, and admire the photos from the day.

Tenerife: Snorkeling Trip in the Turtle Area

6. 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. 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.

Fuerteventura: Cofete Natural Park 4X4 Jeep Tour

7. Fuerteventura: Cofete Natural Park 4X4 Jeep Tour

Experience the beauty of Cofete's spectacular beaches on an exciting 4x4 jeep tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the information point. After a quick briefing, take off on your jeep tour, following dirt tracks that will take you to the beautiful protected mountainous Natural Park of Cofete. Stop at a viewpoint in the midst of the mountains to admire panoramic views of the beach. Later, drive by several native cacti species that you can observe and photograph before heading to the Villa Winter, where you will discover the history behind this mysterious German villa. If the weather allows, stop for a refreshing swim at a nearby cove before breaking for lunch at a traditional Canarian restaurant located in the village of El Puertito.  After lunch, continue your journey along the coast. Pass by the ancient lighthouse of Punta Jandia, the most southern point of the island, and the "Hill of Love", where you can admire a unique view of the island. Finish the day with a visit to the mesmerizing Jandía peninsula before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Tenerife: 3-Hour Luxury Sail with Food and Snorkeling

8. Tenerife: 3-Hour Luxury Sail with Food and Snorkeling

Tour the south coast of Tenerife by sailboat and take in the dramatic views. Join a crew specialized in sighting cetaceans with extensive knowledge of marine life and their environment. Set sail on the crystal waters and keep an eye out for the wildlife who call the sea home. Relax on deck and admire whales, turtles, and seabirds. Take time to swim and snorkel in the warm waters. Your sailboat of 12 meters has a capacity for 10 passengers and 2 crew to meet their needs, with 3 double cabins, 2 bathrooms, and deck mats for passenger comfort.

Half-Day Scuba Diving in Tenerife from Abades Beach

9. Half-Day Scuba Diving in Tenerife from Abades Beach

Discover the wonderful world of scuba diving in the protected bay of Abades on Tenerife. Be amazed by the variety of fish, and get close up views in the crystal clear water. No previous experience is needed, and with a maximum of 2 persons per instructor, you will get personal attention. When you arrive at the dive center in Abades in the morning, you will be provided with your new outfits and equipment, including a wetsuit, mask, fins and scuba tank. You will be transported to another world, and experience how it feels to breath underwater. You will also discover what it feels like to be completely weightless, as once you have donned your scuba tank and descended to a maximum depth of 10 meters that is precisely how you will feel. No previous experience is needed for this dive adventure to explore the beautiful house reef. You will see sleeping octopus, and be followed by schools of inquisitive fish of a huge variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. If you are lucky, you might see a seahorse, or come face to face with a turtle.

Tenerife: Try Dive in the Protected La Caleta Bay

10. Tenerife: Try Dive in the Protected La Caleta Bay

Arrive at La Caleta de Adeje, one of the few protected nature areas on the island of Tenerife. Meet the friendly, professional diving teams.  After the initial briefing and getting into the water, you will dive into the bay of La Caleta. See numerous species of Canarian fauna and flora. After diving, listen to a debriefing from the instructors whilst enjoying a coffee or tea. At the end of the experience, you will be given a diploma and all the videos and photos taken during the activity.

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What people are saying about Tenerife

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 401 reviews

Excellent boat trip with amazing staff. We saw so many whales and dolphins, and even a few sea turtles. The boat was not overcrowded and drinks were a great price. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of booking a boat trip. Although it was only 2 hours I believe this is a perfect amount of time as any longer might have been a bit boring. Genuinely have no complaints!!

The team was very nice and fun. You know that they love there job and know what they are doing. We got lucky and saw alot of animals. I would totally go again.

Super team, very friendly and with personal touch. Enjoyed the day with seeing whales, fishing and some swimming in sea. Really awesome experience.

Everything perfect! Great tour with almost 100% certainty of seeing dolphins and whales up close.

Excellent, we loved our trip with Hugo. Very friendly. Thank you so much