Besides being able to approach dolphins and whales on the island, it’s possible to swim with turtles in Tenerife and learn more about these tiny friends.
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Are there Turtles in Tenerife
Turtles are a protected specie by authorities on the island, so it’s important that if you decide to dive into the waters of the island and swim with them, be careful to not disturb their habitat.
With that said, in the following post we show you where to see turtles in Tenerife places to go swimming with turtles in Tenerife and what do you need to take into consideration.
Places to swim with turtles in Tenerife
Turtles can be found in a lot of points of Tenerife. However, there is a remarkable place where you’ll find an amazing ecosystem and facilities to have an approach to the specie on the island. It is known as Turtle Beach Tenerife, which can also be found as “Puertito de Adeje”.
Turtle Bay Tenerife
In Costa Adeje, there is a secluded bay that is known to be one of the best places to dive and swim with turtles in the area. The Tenerife Turtles you find there are big in size and are uncommon to see, so you have an amazing spectacle waiting to be seen.
In “Puertito de Adeje” there is a well-cared space and cosy beach with a bowed shape in the middle of the bay. It has crystalline waters where there are turtles that can reach up to 20 kg of weight.
In this location, you can access from the beach or with a boat, with depths that go from 4 meters to 15 meters. If you want to do an activity that is great for your family fun, you can decide to snorkel and swim with turtles because tides aren’t high and the turtles are accustomed to humans. The interaction is amazing.
It’s important to avoid big touristic catamarans and boats that go frequently to the place. You can do it by going on a sailboat.
More about the turtles in Turtle Bay Tenerife
Calm and protected waters in the area create a great environment for both turtles and humans to have a direct interaction. The bay is inhabited by 7 turtles that meet these high size conditions.
And that isn’t all, besides the famous turtles that there are in the crystalline waters, there are also plenty of fish species that will decorate your diving experience.
The five species of turtles that are found in the Canary Islands are the following:
- Hawksbill turtle
- Leatherback turtle
- Olive Ridley turtle
- Green turtle
- Loggerhead turtle
Although loggerhead turtle is the most common species on the island, in “Puertito de Adeje” it’s possible to find juvenile green turtles, a place that can also be found as turtle bay.
Like it was said before, these species are protected by authorities because they are endangered or going extinct. You can also help with their conservation by:
- Not throwing garbage into their habitat
- Not feeding them
- Being extremely careful with fishing rods
Companies that specialize in snorkelling with turtles Tenerife.
Tenerife Sailing Charters is the company that leads the charters with whales, dolphins and turtles in Tenerife. The departure time for the first trip of the day is 10:00 am and it is located in Puerto Colon Las Americas.
Tenerife Sailing Charters visits these locations on our eco-friendly sailboats or our new motorboat. On the trip, you will discover the biodiversity and beauty of the coast of Tenerife. Accompanied by drinks, food, snacks and fresh fruit.
Once you are in turtle bay, the boat will be anchored for approximately 1 hour, in which you will have the opportunity to meet turtles in the area!
Attempting to swim with turtles in Tenerife is a must and you can do it now in Costa Adeje Tenerife.
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.
We really recommend you do this trip even with kids because is completely sure and is a trip that fits all the family.