Kayaking with Dolphins and Snorkeling with Turtles in Tenerife
Duration: Part day (3 hours) Difficulty: Easy
Why we love this tour
Kayak through sparkling waters as dolphins playfully leap around you, welcoming you to their natural habitat. Then put on your snorkel and discover a world of turtles and bull rays swimming right by.
- Explore a coast home to 5 species of dolphins
- Observe wildlife in its natural habitat
- Kayak & snorkel with zero negative impact on the environment
- Glide through the calm waters of Los Cristianos gorgeous beaches
- Available year-round
As you quietly paddle through the waters of Los Cristianos, the sea's curious inhabitants come to say hello, waiting for you to jump in and swim with them. Being welcomed by wildlife is an extraordinary adventure that simply shouldn't be missed.
After meeting at 10:30 a.m., your guide takes you to the smooth entry point on the beach. Apart from a life jacket and all equipment, we provide small buckets to keep your personal items and snacks dry. And if you've never been in a kayak before, everything is explained so that you enter the water safely and with confidence.
Because the movement of kayaks remains smooth and relatively slow, our presence does not disturb or frighten the wildlife. On a typical day, it takes no more than 25 minutes of paddling across the turquoise water before we have up to 30 dolphins swimming beneath us or leaping into the air with a friendly splash. There are five different species of dolphins living on this southern coast of Tenerife, the bottlenose dolphin being the most common. Averaging 2.6 m (8'5 ft) in length and living in large groups, these cheerful mammals are quite difficult to miss!
With the afternoon sun shining on the Atlantic's clear surface, we reach a picturesque bay, get our snorkels ready, and hop into the water. The rich sea life is a world of vivid colors and new fish friends racing around you. Turtles tend to get very close within just a few minutes, and majestic bull rays move across the sea bed below us.
For such a unique experience, you want to be enjoying every moment. We take pictures of you throughout the tour so you can explore without worry. At the end of our journey, we make sure you have great photos as a memory of your adventure in Tenerife.
Need to know before you go
No experience with kayaking and snorkeling is necessary, although a reasonable level of fitness is recommended, and swimming ability is essential.
Dolphins and turtles are wild, unpredictable animals. But based on years of experience, we can say there is a 95% chance that you will see them on this tour.
The minimum age to join this tour is 14.
There is a weight limit of 180 kg (397 lbs) for the double kayaks.
The total duration of this tour is 3 hours, including the up to 2.5 hrs in the sea, preparation, and briefing.
We recommend you bring: swimsuit, sun protection, water, snacks.
We provide photos, so feel free to leave your camera at home (despite our storage, your personal items might still get a bit wet).
If you expect to get motion sickness or seasick, we recommend you take a non-drowsy motion sickness tablet 30 min before the activity. You can also let us know in advance or when you arrive, and we will provide a tablet for you.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
Cancellations can be done up to 24 hours before the trip with 100% reimbursement.
For later cancellations, there is no compensation. On rare occasions, the tour may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances, we will offer you alternative dates or we will refund you 100% of the paid amount.
Edificio Cristianmar, Calle El Coronel no.1, Local 10 Los Cristianos, 38650
Provided byXplore Tenerife
Reviews for this tour
6 Oct 2018