This is the amount you pay to reserve your Tenerife turtle safari date. The deposit, in this case, is a portion of the total amount to be paid and therefore will not be returned after the activity.
The remaining amount to be paid is noted as Arrival. You will pay this on the day of your booked experience upon check-in. This can be done in cash or via card unless your ticket states otherwise.
Your paid down payment, and the amount to be paid on arriving, will be listed on your E-ticket that you will receive after you place your order.
Tenerife Snorkeling with turtles
Club Canary offers an adventure where you can snorkel with turtles in Tenerife in a respectful way. The chances of finding them are really high, calculated on average even 90%. To swim next to turtles and to come face to face with them is an unforgettable experience you can fulfill in Tenerife.
Regarding swimming with turtles in Tenerife
This snorkeling excursion in Tenerife is guided by a diving school. The goal is to admire these beautiful marine creatures and not disturb them. The turtles you are likely to see are large wild ocean turtles that come daily to their favorites feeding location. If you want to swim close to the turtles you do need to be able to swim reasonably well and possibly have some Free diving skills. Otherwise you can normally admire them from a nice distance as they do not dive very deep, besides they come up to breathe around every 4 minutes. Be careful though, you should not touch the turtles, this can cause stress and it is said that bacteria on the hands can have bad impact on the health of the sea turtles. In addition, in this blog you will find 5 tips regarding how to swim in the best way with turtles.
Choose your Tenerife turtle safari
A turtle snorkeling tour is also called a “turtle safari.” At Club Canary, we offer 3 different Tenerife turtle safaris. The 3 different options are explained below. Whichever Tenerife snorkeling excursion you choose it is standard that the total experience lasts about 90 minutes with 50 minutes of this being for snorkeling and 40 minutes for the boat trip. There will be about 9 people participating in the snorkeling tour (unless you choose the private trip). The boat we use to navigate to the snorkeling location is a Zodiac.
1) Basic snorkeling tour
This is the most economical Tenerife snorkeling excursion with a boat trip included. This snorkeling excursion is ideal for people who have their own wetsuit and have a good level of Freediving. You will still travel by boat with the rest of the group to the snorkeling location, but here you will snorkel on your own until we return. Note should people want to come along as spectators and not snorkel they should also select this option. Please note that since there is almost no supervision, this option is only available to those 18 and older.
2) Snorkel tour
This Tenerife turtle safari is the most popular choice among tourists. This is partly because the photos of your experience are included in the price. In addition, you will receive your entire necessary outfit upon arrival, and you will be accompanied by a guide while snorkeling. Please note that even though there is a guide with you, and this person can give you some tips but will need to divide their attention among the entire group. In case it is your first snorkeling experience and you are not a great swimmer it might be better to book the private snorkeling trip so you can get more time and attention from the guide.
3) Private snorkeling trip
This private snorkeling excursion is perfect for people looking for something exclusive, or groups who would like some privacy. This is also a great choice for people who need extra guidance, or extra time to shoot beautiful underwater photos in Tenerife.
Location in Tenerife where swimming with turtles takes place
This Tenerife turtle safari takes place near the caves of Palm Mar. This is a quiet place which is normally not accessible without means of transportation. In this place, besides turtles, other animals often come to eat, such as colorful fish, rays, octopuses or squids in their natural environment. But of these, the turtles are most in the clear and are therefore the easiest to spot.
Vibe Dive Tenerife
Club Canary has a partnership with the diving school Vibe Dive, which is located in Playa de las Américas. In addition to diving in Tenerife, the Vibe Dive Center also arranges these great Tenerife snorkeling excursions. The multilingual team will provide you with all the necessary snorkeling equipment, if needed. The staff of Vibe Dive are experienced divers with a love for the ocean and therefore you can be sure that any snorkeling trip with turtles will be conducted respectfully and in a safe manner.
Snorkeling departs from Playa las Américas
This popular Tenerife snorkeling excursion begins in Playa de las Américas, at Vibe Dive’s diving center. Here you will be briefed and provided with all the necessary snorkeling equipment. If necessary, you can also leave your belongings here or use the changing rooms and toilets.
Tenerife turtles season
Turtle season is in Tenerife all year round. And as mentioned before the chance of seeing them during this snorkeling trip is around 90%. This is based on statistics from the snorkel guides on over 200 trips in 2022. In addition because of the pleasant water temperature and the nutrient-rich ocean, turtles can be found all year round near the coast of Tenerife. Usually, turtle spotting in the early afternoon or morning is better since the ocean is usually a bit calmer, providing a better snorkeling conditions. Currently, you can choose between the start times: 09:30 and 11:00. Just be aware that due to weather factors, it may happen that the guide or someone from Club Canary will contact you (in time) regarding your chosen departure time and ask if it is possible to switch it so that you have better snorkeling conditions.