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Tenerife: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

1. 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.

Tenerife: Kayak Safari with Sea Turtles and Snorkeling

2. 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 tremendous biodiversity. With the assistance of your expert kayaking guide, in the middle of the tour, after visiting the cave we go to a point to relax and enjoy the sunset. Look out for the dolphins in their natural habitat throughout the adventure.

Tenerife: Dolphins by Kayak Tour

3. Tenerife: Dolphins by Kayak Tour

Your adventure will begin in the morning when the ocean is still very calm. Begin with kayaking instructions and all the safety measures needed for a great time on the sea. At this hour of the morning, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere as you get into the kayak on the empty beach of Playa de Los Cristianos.   Start paddling along the harbor, exiting into the open sea followed by seagulls for around 30 minutes to get out to where the dolphins pass by. You can enjoy a great time watching the dolphins playing around and sometimes doing a really wild show.   After around 1 hour, we will paddle away gently, trying as much possible not to disrupt the dolphins’ morning routine. This will be an adventure you will always remember.

Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

4. Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

Head out onto the beautiful clear waters surrounding Tenerife and discover the magic of this beautiful island. Spend time kayaking across the ocean taking in the scenery as you go passed the rocks of Palm Mar. See huge caves and the stunning, sweeping coastline. Stop to snorkel in the blue waters and discover a vast world of fish and other marine inhabitants, a perfect opportunity to know the ocean life of Tenerife. Sometimes on the way back, dolphins swim passed adding to the magic of the afternoon. Make friends with the turtles who live here as you explore this underwater paradise. 

Palm-Mar, Tenerife: Kayaking & Snorkeling

5. Palm-Mar, Tenerife: Kayaking & Snorkeling

Begin with an introductory lesson on how to paddle your kayak, as well as some general information about the route of the excursion. Practice on the open water, and then begin the tour. Discover the beautiful southern coast of Tenerife by kayak and stop at several beaches and caves along the route. Hear more about local marine life and the landscape from your expert guide. Stop to do some snorkeling and exploration of the underwater world. Enjoy a non-intrusive activity that allows you to see marine life in their natural habitat. Try to spot sea turtles, a variety of colorful fish, and curious dolphins throughout the activity.

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What people are saying about Tenerife

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 454 reviews

Joel was a very good safari guide, talked us through everything we needed to know before we started. Made sure we were comfortable before we headed off. Luckily we were able to see the dolphins and also got to snorkel with turtles, would highly recommend.

Super Erfahrung. Wir sind mit den Kajaks aufs Meer gefahren und haben beim Schnorcheln eine Schildkröte gesehen. Zusätzlich hatten wir genug Zeit die Delfine zu bewundern, die in unmittelbarer Nähe vorbeigeschwommen sind. Ich kann die Tour empfehlen.

This activity was the best and we can recommend it warmly to others as well. We saw multiple dolphins and snorkeled with a cute turtoise.

Had a great time.. would recommend booking the 10 am trip so as to avoid the scorching afternoon sun.

Great tour, great guide! Amazing to see the dolphins