Arona, Tenerife
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

2. Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

First, choose from an optional pickup from your hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife or make your own way to the meeting point at the port. The skipper will welcome you aboard the Cruz del Sur, a spacious 14-meter yacht. Listen as he explains the itinerary of the excursion and gives some information about safety measures. Then, set off to explore the whale and dolphin sighting area off the coast of Tenerife.  As you sail, keep your eyes peeled for these wonderful marine creatures. If you're lucky, you may even see some turtles. After spotting the wildlife, approach the coast and anchor the boat. Enjoy the opportunity to bathe or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters whilst the crew prepares lunch. Snorkeling equipment is provided.  For lunch, enjoy a delicious spread of typical, local food. Later, return to the port, sailing along the coastline and admiring the protected natural site of Punta de Rasca. Arrive at the port and bid farewell to the crew. Either your tour concludes, or you can benefit from the return transfer back to your hotel by selecting the option with hotel pickup and drop-off.

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What people are saying about Arona, Tenerife

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 397 reviews

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.

Excelente servicio! Jakob muy atento a todos. Te dan traje de baño si lo necesitas, te dan chaleco y el material de snorkel. Tuvimos la suerte de toparnos con una tortuga y una familia de delfines. Disfrutamos mucho de la experiencia, 100% recomendada

The experience of kayaking in the ocean was cool, although, unfortunately, we did not see dolphins or turtles. But as usual, they were not going to be waiting for us. It will have to be repeated.

Great guide, great time, weather not great but luck was with us and we even saw dolphins a few meters from our kayaks

Andrés was an amazing guide and it was so much fun seeing the turtles and dolphins