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$ 40.79 per person

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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Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French, German


  • 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.

  • Instructor
  • Transport for activity duration: Kayak
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Photos taken by the guide
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 14 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • Non-swimmers
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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

    • Please note that changing rooms and lockers are available
    • The meeting time is 10 minutes before the start time of the trip
    • You must be able to swim to partake in this activity
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 988 reviews

    Review summary

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    The guide was really good and we had a good kayaking trip although we were unfortunate not to see any dolphins or turtles when we were there. Nonetheless, we both enjoyed the kayaking and snorkeling so I would recommend going on the trip. The guide took a couple of pictures of each group on the tour which were included in the price and meant we didn't have to take our own phones/ cameras out with us. One couple did capsize repeatedly and then decide to turn back so the guide went back with them, leaving the rest of the group to just float until he returned. This was the only downside of the tour but not any fault of the guide! Another couple had to be towed back after snorkeling due to sea sickness. It was a calm day, minus the waves from boats, so if you're not confident swimming in the sea or kayaking then I wouldn't recommend. Also, if you get seasick then take the tablets before heading out!

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    May 25, 2022

    I really enjoyed this experience. It was my first time kayaking but our guide took her time to explain and show us how to do it. We saw a dolphin and swam with a turtle, the true highlight of the trip. The guide could speak Spanish, Portuguese, English and French. The guide also takes beautiful pictures during the trip and they deliver them via email afterward. I highly recommend this experience.

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    May 17, 2022

    I got to see a dolphin and turtle, but the kayaking was by far my favorite part! Axel was such a fun guide too! Everyone was so nice here. The weather was kind of iffy, but there's not much they can do about that. You should definitely give it a try!

    April 14, 2022

    Product ID: 109501