Snorkelling with Turtles by kayak in Tenerife


This activity takes place from Los Cristianos beach, close to main resort areas of Costa Adeje and Las Americas .It starts off with a 25 minute kayak ride along some impressive cliffs to the snorkelling site only accessible by sea. Then it's into the water to look for turtles and bull rays. Usually within a few minutes 3 or 4 curious turtles arrive and get very close, swimming around and in between us. Also the bull rays  regularly glide elegantly along the sea bed underneath us.

Our guides will take you by kayak from Los Cristianos to a place that is only accessible by sea to discover the amazing sensation of snorkelling with turtles and often bull rays.

Monday to Friday 10:30 and 14:30

We usually swim with the turtles for about 1 hour (you can always rest in the kayaks if you need a break) and the groups are kept to a maximum of 8 people. This is to reduce the negative impact on the turtles' well being, their habitat and for your enjoyment. They also usually get very close when they come to the surface to breath, so please refrain from touching or holding onto the turtles as this causes them a lot of unnecessary stress. 

This activity takes place all year round. The only difference between summer and winter is that in the summer we wear short wet suits and in the winter we wear full wet suits. The sea temperature in Tenerife is nice all year round and In the winter it goes down to 19º/20º and in the summer its goes up to 23º/24º.

Due to insurance reasons the minimum age for this activity is 14.

Photos of this amazing experience will be emailed to you free of charge.


Difficulty Level

  • For this adventure it is necessary to be able to swim.
  • No previous snorkelling experience is required but it helps, instruction will be given if you need it..
  • No previous experience in kayaking is necessary.
  • Due to insurance reasons the minimum age for this activity is 14.
  • Activity lasts for approximately 2.5 hours.
  • If you are prone to motion sickness or think that you may get seasick, its a good idea to take a non drowsy motion sickness tablet 30 minutes before the activity. Or please let us know when you arrive and we will provide one for you so that the unpleasant feeling of motion sickness can be avoided completely. 


All for 39€ per person and the price Includes

  • Mask,
  • Fins,
  • Wet suits
  • Life jackets
  • Aqua shoes
  • Kayaks
  • Dry bags for phones
  • Dry buckets for personal items
  • Photos
  • Insurance
  • Guide

Bookings and Availability

Turtles are wild animals but there is a 99% chance that you will see them. If you are very unlucky and don't get to see them you get a full refund.

Payment is on the day in full by card or cash.


Contact information

Email: contact@xploretenerife.com

WhatsApp / Mobile: +34 679 849 636 


Meeting Point

Edificio Cristianmar, Calle El Coronel no.1, Local 10

Los Cristianos,

38650