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Boat Tours and Cruises in Tenerife

Sunbathe and relax as you sail along the Tenerife’s curvaceous coastline and marvel at the majestic, rugged cliffs of Los Gigantes in the spectacular surrounding. Boat tours in Tenerife bless you with an opportunity to watch the dolphins flip high up in the air; whales swim by, and listen to their calls with hydrophone- state-of-the-art sonar equipment! And while you watch the rare sight of these beauties listen to the live commentary by the expert crew to expand the ocean of knowledge you have about marine wildlife.

Immerse yourself in the pleasurable journey that encompasses lazy time on the boat nets and a revitalizing dip in the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. Feast on the appetizing onboard lunch accompanied by the refreshing glass of drink while the luxury boat drifts away in the open water giving you the stunning view of the exotic vistas.

Tenerife is the most populated island in Spain known for its pre-lent festivals and beaches with yellow and black sands. The vast Atlantic waters surrounding the island are perfect for adventurous boat trips. You can immerse yourself in several fun-filled activities on the boat tours, ranging from marine-life gazing to raving boat parties. Here’s a list of the most famous boat tours and cruises in Tenerife.

Whale watching & dolphin watching boat tours

Embark on this adventurous catamaran ride from Puerto Colón to the sparkling waters of Costa Adeje. Have an intimate experience of watching majestic whales and playful dolphins of Tenerife as they woo you with their tricks. The crew will help you identify different cetacean species like the bottlenose dolphins and the pilot whales. Swim alongside these charming sea-dwellers and sunbathe on the deck with delicious food and rejuvenating drinks.

Snorkeling boat tours

Set off on a speedboat ride along the coast of Tenerife and sail towards a richly populated undersea area for a memorable snorkeling experience with your pals. The waters of the Canary Islands are a treasure house of various kinds of marine species like turtles, rays, octopus, and vividly colorful fishes. Experienced skippers on the boat will guide you underwater to familiarize you with these amiable sea-creatures. Witnessing the beautiful marine life up so close will leave you in a trance for the rest of your journey back to the harbor.

Party boat tours

If you love a fun and recharging time in the middle of the sea, boat parties in Tenerife are to die for. Mingle with the crowd and have the time of your life grooving to some popular beats, all the while enjoying the stunning backdrop of the mighty cliffs and vast blue sea spread all around you. Drop all your worries in the welcoming water and feel your body come alive with every sip of Sangria, the signature drink of Tenerife served onboard.

Sailing boat tours

Sail around the spectacular volcanic coasts of Tenerife on a luxurious cruise and enjoy a relaxing boat trip marked by the splendor of sea-life. Get served with Tenerife local delicacies with a glass of champagne. Relax near secluded shores of Costa Adeje and visit the many inviting spots around the Tenerife coast. Dive in the waters below the Masca Cove and swim near the golden beach in Los Cristianos. Finally, lie back and get sun-kissed amid the rustling noise of water as the boat returns to the port.

Tenerife South Coast boat tours

Get ready for an unforgettable journey to the Southern Tenerife coast that waits for you with its luminous undersea life and crystal waters. In the company of a professional crew on board, behold the welcoming oceanic species of Tenerife in proximity. Swim, snorkel, or wave at the backflipping dolphins from the deck and end your trip with a freshly prepared lunch of Spanish paella, soft shrimps, and the famous Canary Island wine.

How much should I budget for a boat tour in Tenerife?

The boat tours in Tenerife start from 30€ and go up to €70. Private yacht charter in Tenerife can cost anywhere between €300 up to €1,000 depending on the size of the boat and the number of passengers. The cost covers boat ride, food, and drinks served on the trip along with equipment used for water activities like snorkeling.

How long does a boat tour take?

The duration of boat tours in Tenerife can stretch from 2-3 hours to as long as the full day. The whale watching boat trips are longer in duration (6-7 hours) while sailing trips are only a few hours long. Party boat tours go on till sunset and are at peak in the evening.

Where do boat tours in Tenerife depart from?

Tenerife coasts have several convenient locations for departure, but most departures take place from the Puerto Colon harbor and Los Christianos. Los Gigantes, which is on the south side of the island, is also a popular departing point.

When is the best time to experience a boat tour in Tenerife?

The best time to visit the island is from March to October as the weather is hot and there’s ample sunshine, which is ideal for boat tours. September to February is the peak season here, and the place is bustling with tourists because of halcyon weather fit for boating and best deals on airfare.

Travel Tips

Your joyful experience will be seamless with these carefully curated tips to make your trip hassle-free.

  • Bring a bottle of water or juice to stay hydrated.
  • Take care of children and teach them how to interact with marine life properly so they don't harm themselves or the sea-creatures.
  • If you are visiting in the summer months (June-September), make sure to carry a hat to keep yourself protected from the sun.
  • If you're visiting during winter months (November-March), carry a light jacket with you before going on a day-long boat trip as it gets chilly in the evening.