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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.

Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

2. Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

Hop aboard your stylish catamaran, which features underwater viewing stations. Pick a spot on deck to view the many sights in-store during this tour. As you head out from the harbor, your professional crew will use their local knowledge to track the families of whales and dolphins who live near the island year-round. Hear an introduction speech from your guide, including a demonstration of safety vests.   Sail along the coastline past Adeje, Guia de Isora, and Santiago del Teide, where pods of spirited dolphins and groups of pilot whales are a common sight. If you are lucky enough to spot them, spend a few minutes below deck and observe them from a vantage point underneath the water's surface. Then, enjoy a cold beer or a glass of sangria along with lunch back on deck (if you book the 3-hour option). The boat will return to Puerto Colon and if you have booked a transfer, your bus will take you back to your pickup point.

Tenerife: Kayak Safari with Sea Turtles and Snorkeling

3. 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.

From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

4. 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.

Los Cristianos: Whale and Dolphin Observation Cruise

5. Los Cristianos: Whale and Dolphin Observation Cruise

Join an eco-friendly, no-chase whale and dolphin cruise from Los Cristianos. Explore Tenerife South's rich marine life with the only cruise company in Spain that collaborates with the non-profit organization Sea Shepherd to ensure a safe and conscious whale watching experience. Leave Los Cristianos Harbour on the Bahriyeli boat, then set out to visit resident short-finned pilot whales and bottle nose dolphins with the opportunity of seeing other species on their migration course. Fin whales, sperm whales, blue whales, and even orcas can be seen on your tour. Keep an eye out for migrating turtles, tuna, and even sharks. Listen to a guide tell you about the ecosystems of the region. Learn about the habits of the resident dolphins in front of the cliffs of Los Cristianos. As you cruise, enjoy the view of Mount Teide and a large part of the southern coast of Tenerife. Occasionally, there is time to stop for a short swim on the coast on the way back to the Los Cristianos Harbour, however, the mission of this tour is to spend quality time with the marine life that is encountered so the swim stop may not be possible due to time restraints. Rest assured that you will not be harming any animal you come across on your trip. As we collaborate with Sea Shepherd UK, the cruise holds higher standards than the law requires. Your trip is also helping defend the oceans as part of your ticket is donated to Sea Shepherd. The boat you'll ride on is also one of the very few boats to possess the two licences for legal whale watching, and the cruise company is also a member of the Carta de Sostenibilidad in Tenerife.

Costa Adeje: Masca and Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise

6. Costa Adeje: Masca and Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise

Set sail from Costa Adeje in search of whales and dolphins. Cruise in a catamaran to the cliffs of Los Gigantes and Masca. Sunbathe on deck and enjoy a stop to swim in the sea. Learn about the characteristics of whales and dolphins from your guide on this exciting excursion.   Discover the customs of these animals, how they eat, their migration paths, and their behavior. You might see different species such as pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, and spotted dolphins, amongst others. Relax on board as you enjoy the drinks and snacks provided. Return to Costa Adeje at the end of your cruise.

Los Cristianos: Mountain Biking Trip from Mountains to Sea

7. Los Cristianos: Mountain Biking Trip from Mountains to Sea

Take off from Los Cristianos on a mountains to sea biking tour. Immerse yourself in local villages, lush nature, and the scents of the forests as you descend from a high of 2,000 meters. After meeting in Los Cristianos, venture 2,000 meters up the mountains via van to the starting point for this exciting biking adventure. The actual moving time is about 2 hours of which 70% is offroad. This trip will take you through pine forests, vineyards, and local rural villages full of traditional Canarian culture. After around 4 hours, you'll finish back at our shop by the sea. The tour has been designed to be as fun as possible for everyone and the difficulty level of the trails is medium. Most of the tour goes through double-track trails. You need to bring closed-toe shoes (obligatory for safety reasons), a light jacket or jumper as it can be a little chilly in the mountains during the winter months.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Whale Watching Ticket with Lunch

8. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Whale Watching Ticket with Lunch

Enjoy the nicest and funny family Cruiser aboard an authentic Portuguese schooner of last Century that will make us relive the emotions of the old sailing as well as stories of pirates who once sailed these seas. It also has an upper deck for relaxing and sunbathing. The boat is based in the town of Los Cristianos, from where we will start the trip to visit the pilot whales colony and dolphins. After the cetaceans observation finalized, the boat will sail to the cost where it will anchored to offer you the lunch and swim on the open waters of the atlantic ocean. At the end of the lunch time, the boat will sail to the departure harbour.

Mount Teide: Tour with Cable Car Ticket

9. Mount Teide: Tour with Cable Car Ticket

After picking you up in the selected location, you will visit the largest national park in the Canary Islands and experience a volcanic landscape of unrivalled beauty with your Mount Teide cable car ticket. Forget the car and contribute to a sustainable Teide. By choosing group transport, you’ll help to beat overcrowding in the vehicle parking zones inside the national park which, as a conservation measure, are small and unsuitable for expansion. From the base station, board the cable car for the 8-minute ride up to the highest peak in Spain. The cable car’s upper station, at 3,555 meters, is the point of departure for 3 interesting trails for hiking enthusiasts. There are paths to Pico Viejo Lookout and La Fortaleza Lookout, where you’ll have spectacular views of the north and south of the island, respectively. The Telesforo Bravo path leads to the highest point of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 meters. To visit the peak you must apply for a permit in advance.

From Tenerife: Day Trip to La Palma Volcanic Landscapes

10. From Tenerife: Day Trip to La Palma Volcanic Landscapes

Discover the highlights of Santa Cruz de La Palma and explore the effects of La Palma's volcanic activities on this day trip from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Have a scrumptious lunch at a local restaurant and visit the Caldera de Taburiente National park. Take in views of the newest volcano in La Palma.  Meet your guide at the tour partner's office in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and board the ferry. Relax and enjoy the azure Mediterranean sea on the ride to the port of Santa Cruz de La Palma. Once on land, listen as your guide explains the tour route. Hop aboard the comfortable and air-conditioned bus and begin your tour of Santa Cruz de La Palma. See a reproduction of Christopher Columbus' Santa María ship at the 'Ship of the Virgin.' Hear about La Palma's connection to this historical ship. Continue to admire views of the 17th-century Castle of Santa Catalina which was an important location on the route to the Americas. View some traditional houses with stunning Canary-style balconies. Relax on the drive to the 'Mirador de la Concepción' viewpoint. Stop to enjoy views of the island and crater from the highest part of the Caldereta volcano. Notice how the vegetation changes on the island on the drive towards the Time Tunnel. Observe how the Cumbre Vieja volcano has affected the local area. Make your way to the exclusion zone of the Tacande neighborhood where you will catch your first glimpse of the volcano. Have the chance to see the youngest lava flows in Spain in Tazacorte. Sit down at a restaurant to a delicious lunch of salad, bread, fish, potatoes, and cheese. After lunch, head out to see lava-formed coastal cliffs. Finally, go to the Tajuya viewpoint to witness the newest volcano in the Canary islands and snap some breathtaking pictures. Return to the port in the afternoon and take the ferry back to your starting point in Tenerife.

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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.

Very enjoyable trip. Friendly crew and good size boat, not too big so not crowded. We were lucky enough to see several species of dolphins and whales. It was superb to see them evolve in their natural environment. Thank you for this good time.

Fantastic boat trip. We saw dolphins and were able to enjoy a swim in gorgeous blue waters near Los Gigantes. Lunch was great and complimentary drinks included were a nice touch. Would recommend.

Amazing experience with super experienced guides. Can only recommend!

Nice crew, lots of information along the way. Friendly. Top!