Tenerife is a mecca for water sports. This epic Canary Island attracts six million visitors per year and the majority of these guests will want to enjoy some type of water activity on their visit. There are plenty of beaches, bays and snorkeling spots to choose from but there is only one company to look out for when booking your water sports in Tenerife and that is Club Canary.
This fantastic tour company (rated 5-stars) is based in Costa Adeje and they can take you out on the beautiful waters of Southern Tenerife for a full day of water sporting fun! It doesn’t matter what type of activity you enjoy or what skill level you have – the options are endless and it’s so easy for the team at Club Canary to cater an experience that will be just right for you.
Adrenaline Pumping Water Sports in Tenerife
So what are the best water sports in Tenerife? Well for starters one of the most popular activities is a Jet Ski Safari. Not everyone has had the chance to try jet skiing and there is probably no better place on earth to try it for the first time than Tenerife. Cruising around the different bays, with fantastic views of the island from the water, will be a day very well spent.
Then you have surfing – another adrenaline pumping activity that is great for first-timers. Surfing isn’t easy but with the right help you will be standing up and riding high in no time! Playa de las Americas is where you will be given lessons in collaboration with Franz Surf School. You can choose between group classes or private lessons – the choice is yours.
Perhaps the water sport that will get your heart racing the most in Tenerife is diving. This ultimate beginners experience offered by Club Canary and Vibe Dive gives you the opportunity to learn diving on a three hour trip – taking you to depths of eight meters for approximately 45 minutes of total time underwater. You will learn how to breathe underwater and get to see some amazing sea creatures while you do so like turtles, rays and other fish.
The final adrenaline rushing water sport that we would like to highlight is deep sea fishing. There are a couple of options to choose from for a fishing experience: a private fishing charter or a group trip. While the beers and snacks on board the boat might make this seem like a relaxing activity, just wait until a fish takes your bait. It will be exciting to say the least!
Water Sports in Tenerife Where You Can See Turtles & Dolphins
If swimming with turtles is on your bucket list but you only want to do it in an ethical way, then talk to the crew at Club Canary who offer a wonderful snorkeling excursion that will take you close to turtles in a respectful manner. On this Tenerife snorkeling group safari you will spend about 50 minutes snorkeling and getting the chance to come face to face with turtles. The caves of Palm Mar are normally where turtles can be found.
While turtles are adorable in their own way there is nothing quite like seeing dolphins, the most majestic of all sea creatures. You can do this in Tenerife on a kayaking trip with Club Canary. Kayaking slowly around the areas where the dolphins are prevalent will make it a tranquil experience for both you and the dolphins, as there will be no engine noise from boats. The chances of seeing dolphins on this trip are pretty good at 66%.
Activities Perfect for the Whole Family
Most of the water sports mentioned above are suitable for adults but what about families with young children? Of course there are some awesome water sports in Tenerife that are well suited for families too. Firstly, you have the Banana Boat trip which can be enjoyed by kids older than 10 years old. If you have a big family with several teens/teenagers then this is the perfect activity as the banana can accommodate up to 12 people (believe it not)!
Another laughter-filled activity is the Flying Fish that is towed behind a boat. This inflatable fish fits up to three people. You will be laughing up a storm on this fish as the water sprays you and you try your best to hang on as the fish gets thrown around in the water. As you approach wakes from other boats make sure you hold on tighter than ever because this inflatable fish will literally fly in the air like a fish jumping out of water! It’s a lot of fun.
The last suggestion for family-friendly water sports is parasailing in Tenerife. It’s one of the only water sports that can be enjoyed by children younger than 10, as three year olds and above can join in. The parasailing trip with Club Canary takes place near the coastline of Costa Adeje and you will be afforded epic views of the island of Tenerife throughout your sail. Your young ones will have a ball on this parasailing trip.
No island in the world compares to Tenerife when it comes to the number of water sports on offer. The largest Canary Island has sunshine and beaches, combined with some of the coolest water activities in the world. Some activities will get your heart racing, others will make you realize a lifelong dream, while others will help you relax into your holiday. No matter when you come to Tenerife the warmth of the island will be waiting.