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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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From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

3. From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

Travel back in time on a tour from the south of Tenerife to the nearby island of La Gomera. Catch the fast ferry to San Sebastián de La Gomera. Then, drive from the capital through the valley of Hermigua toward Garajonay National Park. Travel through the forest of “El Cedro” and marvel at its unique vegetation. Enjoy lunch at the top of the island while watching a demonstration of how the locals perform their unique whistling language called "Silbo Gomero." On your way back, pass through "Chipude" and "El Cercado." Admire the impressive rock of "Agando." Learn the history and culture of San Sebastián, and see the church of Asunción where Christopher Columbus prayed before his journey to the New World.

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Tenerife: Mount Teide Hiking Tour with Cable Car

4. Tenerife: Mount Teide Hiking Tour with Cable Car

Explore the highest mountain in Spain on this hiking tour without having to walk the entire way. Enjoy reaching the top of the mountain with the help of the cable car, including the necessary permits. On this tour you will take the cable car up Mount Teide – from 2350 to 3550 meters high. You will then walk the remaining 170 meters. No other place in Tenerife offers such fantastic panoramic views of the entire island across to the neighboring islands. After a rest on the summit you will descend to the cable car station and travel back down by cable car. Enjoy a photo stop at Roques de Garcia and make the most of the perfect views to take amazing photos.

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Los Cristianos: No-chase Whale and Dolphin Cruise

5. Los Cristianos: No-chase Whale and Dolphin Cruise

Leave the Harbour of Los Cristianos on the Bahriyeli, a spacious wooden yacht kitted out with a bar and toilets. Spot short-finned pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins, as well as other species on their migration course such as fin whales, sperm whales, blue whales, and even orcas. Explore Tenerife South, known for its rich marine life, including migrating turtles, tuna, and even sharks. Listen as the guide tells you about the ecosystems of the region. Learn about the habits of the resident dolphins in front of the cliffs of Los Cristianos. See the breathtaking view of Mount Teide, and a large part of the southern coast of Tenerife. Know that the supplier collaborates with the non-profit organisation Sea Shepherd UK, with standards higher than the law requires. Respect the whales' decision whether or not to approach the vessel and feel secure in the knowledge that you are helping defend the oceans as part of your ticket is donated to Sea Shepherd.

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Costa Adeje: Tandem Paragliding Flight

6. Costa Adeje: Tandem Paragliding Flight

Have you always dreamed of caressing the clouds and flying like a bird? Experience the next best thing: paragliding over Tenerife. After some brief safety instructions, your instructor will give you a harness and helmet and explain the takeoff procedure. Then you'll take off from a height of 700 meters (about 2,300 feet), taking in the natural beauty of Tenerife while you fly with our expert pilots. You will receive instruction at all times, enabling you to enjoy a safe, wonderful experience. Be amazed by beautiful panoramic views of the southern part of the island, where you can appreciate the sea and the ravines all at once.  Sit back and relax as you find yourself comfortably seated in a safety harness. Enjoy views of Barranco del Infierno and Tejina mountain. Take a turn piloting the glider if you like. The duration of the flight is between 15 and 20 minutes, and you'll normally land on Playa de la Enramada beach. However, depending on the weather conditions, the pilot may choose to land at a different location.

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From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

7. From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

Set sail in search of pilot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on a 4.5-hour cruise. Board the boat and enjoy a snack as you look out for marine wildlife. Watch these amazing creatures through underwater windows on the boat.   Travel along the southern coast of Tenerife, until you arrive at the spectacular Acantilado de los Gigantes and the Bay of Masca. Marvel at the dramatic cliffs that reach 600 meters high. Stop to enjoy a relaxing swim in the calm waters of the bay. A courtesy lunch and drinks are included in this tour (beer, sangria, softdrinks, juice, and water).   Enjoy beautiful views of southern Tenerife on the return journey to the port in Puerto Colon. If you select the option with hotel transfers, the bus will take you back to your pickup point.

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Teide by Night: Romantic Sunset & Stargazing Tour

8. Teide by Night: Romantic Sunset & Stargazing Tour

Tenerife is one of the most recognized destinations in the world for stargazing and home to a famous observatory located at the summit of the world’s third-tallest volcano. Begin your 9-hour experience taking in panoramic views of Tenerife and absorb the fragrance of the pine forest in Teide National Park. Break through the clouds at 7,000 feet and marvel at the astonishing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of the archipelago. Watch the sun melt into soft pinks, reds, and purples and celebrate the sunset with a glass of chilled sparkling cava. As darkness blankets the landscape you’ll be taken on a tour of the stars by one of the few professional star guides in the world. The position of Tenerife makes it possible to see all the constellations of the northern hemisphere. Spot famous constellations with the help of your guide.

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Tenerife Teide National Park Stargazing

9. Tenerife Teide National Park Stargazing

Join a stargazing activity with the Night Sky Star Safari. Feast on a 3-course meal at an authentic Canarian restaurant on your way up the mountain. Stop to watch an amazing sunset from above the Sea of Clouds. Learn the guided use of telescopes for night sky observation of visible planets, the Moon, stars, galaxies, and more. Take a safari trek across the night sky with lasers using constellations and detailed explanations of the science and mythology by expert astronomy guides. This astronomy tour is an ideal excursion for holiday goers in Tenerife, as it is one of the best locations in the world for professional as well as amateur astronomy. So look up and enjoy the sky as you have never seen it before. This activity is your introduction to the night sky, stars and the Universe.

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Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

10. Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

Discover some of Tenerife's most extraordinary locations like El Teide National Park, the lava pools of Garachico, and the mountain village of Masca. Learn about the island's history along the way. Begin your tour at the magnificent World Heritage Site, El Teide National Park. See the impressive lava formations of the Los Roques de Garcia and learn about the natural history of the park with views of Spain's highest point, Mount Teide. Continue to the charming town of Icod de los Vinos and see the ancient Dragon Tree – the centuries-old dracaena tree. Visit Garachico, a town partly destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1706, and admire the typical Canarian architecture and unique lava pools. Enjoy the stunning scenery en route to the dramatic mountain village of Masca. Soak in the views of the lush valley and the breathtaking blue sea in the distance. Then, pass by the vibrant city of Santiago del Teide on your way back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Tenerife

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,325 reviews

Hans was an exceptional guide throughout. His charming personality, depth of knowledge and breadth of experience made the whole tour more enjoyable. HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended to anyone visiting Tenerife. Night Skies Tenerife with Kieran Mynott - You absolutely rock!! Thanks for making our new year's eve special.

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

Everything was well organised, the lunch was perfect and local in a great setting. We got enough time to discover and the sides and the information was nice. I would recommend this tour!

Awesome experience, the guides gave simple instructions and we felt completely safe.

Nice experience with interesting information from the captain.