🗨 Elio (Guide): Did you know that 4 different species of turtle live around Tenerife? Come and check it out with us by yourself! You might be able to spot a green turtle or a loggerhead turtle. You will be astonished by how they seem to fly underwater. An unforgettable experience for sure!
Snorkeling alongside turtles and manta rays by the cliffs of El Palmar
Ever wonder about snorkeling with turtles? Make your dream comes true! Senda Ecoway offers you an amazing journey in the waters of Arona, known for its rich marine life and warm weather all year long. The groups for the trip are limited to 6 people in order to respect the wildlife and so that everybody can enjoy the experience without worrying about being in an overcrowded spot. An adventure with a human size that will definitively moves you.
The Senda step by step
The route starts in Puerto de las Galletas. There, a small boat that seats a maximum of six people, will leave and sail for 30 minutes through the zone of Malpais de la Rasca, a protected area with volcanic landscapes where large boats are not allowed. During the journey, our instructor will give you details about marine life and the surroundings. The boat will then drop anchor in El Palmar, an area known for having a large number of native birds nest. This place is privileged spot for bird watching, so we recommend you to bring binoculars! We will then give participants the equipment for snorkeling: diving goggles, snorkels, flippers and wet suits that offer better floatability, safety and comfort than a lifejacket. A quick “how to snorkel” will be provided by the instructor for those who have never tried snorkeling before. For one hour you can enjoy the marine life, swim alongside turtles, manta rays and shoals of endemic fishes of the Canary Islands: bogas, damselfish, viejas, white sea bream, etc.
Participants should respect the animals and maintain the necessary distance. This activity is run in small groups with a qualified instructor precisely to minimise the impact on the environment. Throughout the experience, we will take high quality photos to record the memory of the experience. We offering to you this photo journal for 20€ (optional).
Note: The port of departure could change to ‘Los Cristianos’ if the sea conditions make it necessary.
At a glance
Hour: 09:00 Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Languages: Spanish, English
Booking notice required: 4 days
People: 2 to 6
Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours approx. Time in the water: 1h
Ideal for: Friends, Families
City: San Miguel de Abona/Arona
Optional free pick up (only in Los Abrigos, El Médano y Golf del Sur)
Transfer to the port (round trip)
Full snorkelling equipment: wet suit, flippers, mask and snorkel
Optional photo journal (worth €20)
Snorkeling lesson for those who wish to have one
- Transfer in rib boat for private groups €490
- Suitable for ages 8 and above
- Does not require previous snorkelling experience
- Subject to cancellation if the weather is unsuitable