Kayak Trips in Tenerife

We have to admit that Kayaking isn’t an easy activity to do. Rowing and rowing for long periods of time can get your arms tired. However, the experience of going on these tiny boats through Tenerife’s crystalline waters is a must-do.

Not all beaches in Tenerife are eligible for this activity due to their natural characteristics. That’s why in this post we’ll teach you the best kayak trips in Tenerife and the companies you can contact to do them.

The Best Kayak Routes on the Island


There are many companies that help you with the knowledge and equipment necessary to do the activity. It isn’t expensive, and it lasts an ample amount of time depending on the route you choose.

NOTE: It’s important to clarify that we don’t have any side deals with mentioned companies. We only recommend services that will contribute to an unforgettable experience.

Kayak route Los Gigantes

This is probably the most popular kayak place on the whole island. You can start from two different areas.

Los Gigantes Marina

In between “Barranco Seco” and Los Gigantes, there is a safe and long area where the excursion is performed.

You start viewing the impressive cliffs located in Los Gigantes with the guides that will be monitoring you. And also explains curious facts about the natural landscape.

The best part of this trip is that when you reach “El Eco” Bay and stop for a swim. If you don’t feel like jumping in, don’t worry, you can sit down and rest until the group comes back.

This trip is organized by “Teno Activo”, a company that has two-seater kayaks and individual ones.

It’s important to keep in mind that although this is a very safe excursion, you’ll be accompanied at all times by a support boat for assistance in case of an emergency.

The trip’s length is about two hours in total with a starting hour at 11:00 AM. It has an average price of €25 per person and for kids under 10 years, 5 Euros. It includes:

  • Support boat
  • Kayak, backrest, shovel & vest
  • 1 drink
  • Digital photos book
  • Tube and glasses

You can contact them by phone (WhatsApp) at 922 070 534 – 618000972 or by email at info@tenoactivo.com

Masca Beach

Organized by El Cardon, this trip is organized for the people that descend by “Barranco de Masca”. You can finish in style and leave Masca Beach via Kayak to Los Gigantes. On an adventure where you’ll enjoy the immensity of Los Gigantes Cliffs.

This offers a full experience because you start by hiking a trail in an amazing gorge. And then you have the opportunity to row in the little boat and have a bath in the clear waters. As well as a snorkel with glasses and a tube.

You don’t need any experience to do this kayak route and the company give you all the necessary equipment to enjoy it the most. In addition, they have a security team with supplies for you to be completely safe.

The average length of the activity is 2,5 hours starting at 16:00. It’s important to know how to swim (asked by the company).

You can contact them by phone at 922 127 938 or send an email: info@elcardon.com

Kayak in Playa de los Cristianos

Los Cristianos Beach is also an amazing place to kayak on the island. There’s a very popular academy called “Multiaventura Tenerife” that will give you the opportunity to sail these waters with all the necessary equipment.

This company has multiple packages to give the most customized experience you can have on the island. They are:

  • Morning Kayak / Snorkelling Adventure: You have the opportunity to go early in the morning to row “Los Cristianos” beach and be surrounded by dolphins and turtles.
  • Sunset Kayak Experience: On this afternoon trip you’ll see the sunset on the island while you’re kayaking, you’ll also see wildlife and meet the open ocean with guidance and the equipment given.
  • Kayak Experience Tour: On this excursion, you’ll row in the open ocean and meet the sea life around Tenerife. It is done in the early hours and it is a perfect tour to relax.

Also known as “Kayak Academy Tenerife”, they have years of experience in the field and with all the packages they offer free photos. Prices for their tours are in range from €35 – €45, and you can contact them by WhatsApp at +34 642 89 33 73.

Kayak in Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje Kayak Trips

As Costa Adeje is a very touristic area, there are lots of kayak agencies waiting to give you a ride. However, probably the most popular and reliable one is called Xplore Tenerife. An organization that gives different kinds of tours by kayak.

Before describing the options you have with them, it’s important to clarify that you can practice this sport at any time of the year. You’ll see incredible landscapes thanks to volcanic eruptions and erosion of the wind and sea. As well as places that aren’t accessible any other way.

Xplore Tenerife is a multi-event company that allows you to do different kinds of activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, cliff jumping and others.

You can kayak with them and get close to dolphins and turtles. What is there to say, seeing how they live in their natural habitat.

Performed near Los Cristianos, the activity starts rowing about 25 minutes before starting to be rounded by pods of 20 to 50 dolphins. You don’t have to worry about anything because they are completely harmless! In fact, that’s an amazing spectacle to see.

Then, turtles usually join you for a ride and even start swimming around you! As well as other marine species.

Being a low difficulty activity and with a minimum age of 14 (for Xplore Tenerife), you can contact them for more information by WhatsApp / mobile at +34 695 509 239 or simply email contact@xploretenerife.com.

Kayak Route in Punta de Teno

Kayak Punta de Teno

Another of the most known kayaking routes in Tenerife can be found in Punta de Teno. It is near Los Gigantes and there you’ll find some professional and experienced organizations.

As one of them, you have “Planoram”, a company that offers a kayak excursion over Punta de Teno, having the chance to see impressive landscapes on the island.

In addition to the kayak activity, you have the opportunity to also swim in its waters and practice snorkelling to discover the island’s ocean floors. It lasts approximately 2 hours and includes:

  • Necessary equipment for kayaking
  • Guidance
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Photobook

We hope this guide about kayak trips in Tenerife has helped you find interesting routes and reliable companies to enjoy a good ride on the island.

For the People that don’t Enjoy Rowing

Tenerife Sailing Charters offers great boat charters for the explorer type. You will discover the south coast of Tenerife as well as all the wildlife it has to offer such as seeing whales, dolphins and snorkelling with turtles. All from a luxury Boat with food, drinks and snacks.

The charter starts at just 65 Euros per person, with a maximum amount of 11 passengers. The excursion lasts approximately 3 hours.

Our contact information is the following:

Definitely, swimming with turtles in Tenerife and visiting the whales and dolphins is an experience worth to be done. Without any dudes.

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