First Published: June 6, 2020 | Last Updated: January 4, 2024 | Author: Jan Daniel

Tenerife Boat Trips

There really are many good reasons to book our boat trips in Tenerife. Enjoy wonderful experiences during your holiday and explore the sea of Tenerife.

We offer a wide variety of boat trips in Tenerife. Here is an overview:

  • 2 Hours Boat Trip + Whale or Dolphin Watching
  • 3 Hours Boat Trip + Whale or Dolphin Watching + Swimming / Snorkelling
  • 4 or 5 Hours Boat Trip + Whale or Dolphin Watching + Los Gigantes Cliffs + Masca Bay
  • Private boat charter with Captain / Skipper
  • Boat rental without skipper (no sailing licence required)
  • Boat rental without skipper (licence required)

Activities offered by boat excursions in Tenerife

The first reason to hire a boat in Tenerife is that you will see places that can only be reached by boat. An example of this is the Bay of Masca, one of Tenerife’s must-see places and attractions.

Our boat trips in Tenerife South will take you to the places where you can see cetaceans. It is a marvel. Enjoy watching them come and do pirouettes in the water.

You can also fish, sunbathe, relax, swim and snorkel. The wonderful thing about the island of eternal spring is that there is good weather all year round. Enjoy Tenerife from January to December. You will always find favourable weather.

If you are going on excursions in Tenerife with children don’t forget to take them on a boat trip in the bay. From experience we know that children enjoy the trip the most.

Below we will describe everything you can do and enjoy during the boat trips in Tenerife.

Whale and Dolphin Watching

Excursiones en barco con ballenas y delfines en Tenerife Sur

Whale and dolphin watching by boat is one of the most popular activities in Tenerife. The most common species that can be sighted during sea excursions in Tenerife are bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales. But other known species of cetaceans have also been sighted, as Tenerife is an intermediate point in their annual migratory routes.

Some of these incredible animals live permanently in the waters around Tenerife. That is why we can say that 99% of our bay tours are capable of a successful whale or dolphin watching experience.

With some of our boat trips in Tenerife, you will be able to see AND hear the whales and dolphins as well.

Booking a boat excursion in Tenerife is truly a great experience to see these amazing animals in their natural environment. We can assure you that this experience will be full of delight for adults and children alike. Whales and dolphins are very sociable and curious, so you will be able to see them playing very close to the boat.

We recommend that you book whale and dolphin watching excursions in Tenerife for 2 or 3 hours to see or hear whales and dolphins. Here is a quick list of our 3 most popular boat trips in Tenerife for this purpose:

  • 3 hours boat trip with the catamaran Eden
  • 3 hours boat trip with Freebird
  • 3 hours boat trip with Maxicat

In addition with the 3 hour boat trips you can swim and/or snorkel off the coast of La Caleta or in the bay of Puertito de Adeje.

Visit the Cliffs of Los Gigantes

Excursión en barco a Los Gigantes en Tenerife

This is one of the most popular activities in Tenerife. It is also a good reason why you should take a boat trip in Tenerife. We are talking about the gigantic cliffs of Los Gigantes. This huge volcanic formation of basaltic rock reaches heights of up to 500 metres above sea level at some points. These cliffs were known by the pre-Hispanic inhabitants as the “Wall of Hell”.

The cliffs will not leave you indifferent, they will make you feel the power of Mother Nature.

To see the giant cliffs of Tenerife you can take a shared boat trip of 4.5 hours or longer. Boat trips in Tenerife to visit the cliffs:

  • Catamaran excursion Freebird Masca
  • Catamaran excursion Royal Delfin
  • Catamaran excursion Maxicat Gigantes
  • Whale and dolphin watching and dolphin listening tour

Masca Bay

Excursión en barco a la Bahía de Masca y Los gigantes

Enjoy a majestic adventure in a natural environment far away from the city. Our boat trips in Tenerife take you to Masca Bay, which lies right in the middle of the cliffs of Los Gigantes.

Legends say that the bay was once used by pirates as a refuge. We usually anchor here for swimming, snorkelling and serving lunch during our tours of Los Gigantes.

Check the boat schedule to Masca Los Gigantes. Let’s talk by WhatsApp to help you choose which boat suits you best, the length of the trip and departure time.

Catamaran trips in Tenerife

Taking a boat trip to explore the Atlantic Ocean during your holidays in Tenerife is a great way to disconnect from the daily routine.

We recommend renting a catamaran. They are comfortable and good sized boats for groups of 10 to 40 people. Enjoy the sun, share with your friends and relax in front of the beauty of the ocean.

The catamaran excursions in Tenerife include the captain and fuel. Depending on the duration, which can be from 2 to 5 hours, you will enjoy different activities.

Catamaran trips in Tenerife are ideal for whale watching, swimming, snorkelling and anchoring in the most beautiful coves of the bay. The trip includes food and drinks.

You can also rent a private catamaran in Tenerife to share exclusively with your family and friends. Enjoy with your group of family or friends an incredible day in the Atlantic.

As we have already mentioned, among the activities in Tenerife, the most popular option is the boat trip to Los Gigantes. To enjoy it to the fullest, we recommend you to book our Tenerife dolphin watching excursion by catamaran. Each boat has unique characteristics, but when we talk about catamaran we think of freshness, youth and joy.

  • Kennex Catamaran
  • Catamaran Royal Delfin
  • Catamaran Eden
  • Catamaran excursion Freebird Masca
  • Catamaran excursion Royal Delfin
  • Catamaran excursion Maxicat Gigantes

Motor boat rental

Excursiones privadas en barcos de lujo en Tenerife con capitan

This is a great way to enjoy the sunny Tenerife sunshine. Take your friends on a speed boat ride to feel the wind in their faces. Treat them to a great day out with our boat trips in Tenerife.

Celebrate birthdays or surprise your partner on their wedding anniversary. The private motor boat rental is ideal to have a good time without being surrounded by strangers. All the facilities of the boat just for you and your guests.

Speedboats have an average capacity of 12 people. The tours include drinks and food. We usually have tours of 3 and 4 hours.

Enjoy this boat trip around the Giants Tenerife. Most of our itineraries include a stop at Los Gigantes Cliffs.

  • Motor boat Azimut 39
  • Sailing boat Kosamui
  • Speed boat 700 HP

Yacht Excursions

If you’re looking for a luxurious and comfortable vessel, you should charter a yacht. It is the most exclusive option for discerning tastes.

Our modern yachts allow you to celebrate with your family or friends with the peace of mind of a private yacht charter.

Celebrate corporate events, invite your family for a day at sea or treat your partner to an escape to the sea.

Enjoy luxurious facilities, with first class finishes and exclusive design. The boat is equipped with high quality materials. Fishing and snorkelling equipment included.

  • Azimut 60 luxury yacht
  • Motor yacht Astondoa 40
  • Luxury yacht Azimut 60
  • Motor yacht Astondoa 40

Skippered yacht charters

We offer a wide variety of private charters in Tenerife. Skippered boats allow you to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. You don’t have to worry about the route or adjusting the details of the boat.

Our captains are very experienced and know the bay like the back of their hand. They are also very friendly and will tell you some anecdotes about life on the ocean.

Rent all types of boats with us. Here is a list of our most popular:

  • Motor boat Azimut 39
  • Sailing boat Kosamui
  • Speed boat 700 HP
  • Kennex catamaran
  • Luxury yacht Azimut 60
  • Motor yacht Astondoa 40

If you are interested in our private yacht charters in Tenerife, we suggest you take a look at our specific section to see all our available options and services. We will be happy to help you. We have a wide variety of maritime excursions in Tenerife and we are happy to help you choose the one that best suits you.

Boat hire (without skipper)

alquiler de pequeñas embarcaciones a motor con o sin capitán sin necesidad de licencia (1)

At we also have self-drive boat trips in Tenerife. Rent your own self-drive boat in Tenerife. Don’t worry if you don’t have a boat licence yet, as we offer small self-drive boats that don’t require you to have a licence.

Here is a list of our self-drive boats in Tenerife:

  • Rent a small motor boat without a licence
  • Motor boat rental with Quicksilver 755 (with license)

If you want to know more about boat rental without skipper, we recommend you to visit our boat rental Tenerife section.

Special events and boat parties Tenerife

Chartering a boat in Tenerife can be the perfect occasion for special events such as boat parties, bachelor parties, family reunions, anniversary celebrations, marriage proposals, corporate events or team building.

Ports of departure and transport

Most of our boat trips in Tenerife offer free pick up and drop off from the vicinity of your hotel in Tenerife South. Generally, our boat trips depart from the main port of Costa Adeje, the harbour of Puerto Colon. We also have departures from Puerto de Los Cristianos in Playa de Las Americas.

If you are staying in Puerto de la Cruz, we offer some options that provide transport. See the Royal Delfin Catamaran.

You can easily join any of the boat trips on our website. If you have a car available during your holiday in Tenerife, you can drive to the port and leave your car safely.

There is a paid car park directly at the harbour of Puerto Colon (about 1,5€ per hour). We provide you with all the information you need to find the meeting point easily.

We also offer boat trips from Tenerife to other islands. One of these is the excursion to LA Gomera. We will depart from the port of Los Cristianos to the port of San Sebastian de la Gomera.

Enjoy a boat trip in Tenerife and feel the pleasure of sailing the waters of the Atlantic. All your doubts will be answered through our contact form. Write to us to check availability to pick you up at the place where you are staying.

Food and drinks

A drink will be included in our 2 hour tours. On boat trips of 3 hours or more, we will offer you a snack, lunch, open bar or drinks.

Contact us if you have any questions

If you have any questions about our boat trips in Tenerife, boat hire or self-drive boats in Tenerife, or would like help with booking, please contact us by email, WhatsApp or phone – we’ll be happy to help!

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What our customers say:
Dean Smith
Dean Smith
17. November, 2022.
Definitely recommend to include in your trip when visiting Tenerife. One of the best days we had! Amazing service and nice touch with water and snacks!
Maria Stanko
Maria Stanko
14. November, 2022.
Es war eine grandiose Reise, das Personal war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend, das Schiff sauber und das Essen lecker. Sehr beeindruckend waren die Wale, Delfine und die wunderschöne Natur Teneriffas.
Gillian Webster
Gillian Webster
2. November, 2022.
I hired the atlanca boat as a surprise for my husbands 40th birthday and it was honestly the best day and lots of fun. Easy to book, when we arrived Patrick did the paperwork and explained everything then Fran gave us all the safety information on how to ride the boat. Everything was provided and additional special touches were much appreciated. They were both great, really friendly and put us at ease. We had 3 hours booked and we got the full time, everything excellent. Highly recommended. Thank you
Shaun Daymond
Shaun Daymond
28. October, 2022.
Very easy to deal with over WhatsApp. Booked 5 months in advance and had no issues with the booking at all. Boat was lovely and friendly skipper 👍🏻
Banana Palm Bay
Banana Palm Bay
4. August, 2022.
Can only recommend it ;)
Juan Antonio RT
Juan Antonio RT
26. July, 2022.
Hemos disfrutado de un paseo en barco por la costa de Adeje divisadlo cetáceos. Muy recomendable. La tripulación muy amable en todo momento pendiente de nosotros.
younes benkahla
younes benkahla
5. July, 2022.
Capitaine tres gentil et très compréhensible ne pense pas qu’à l’argent et pense d’abord à la sécurité et surtout à la bonne expérience de la clientèle je recommande !
Guillermo González Meyer
Guillermo González Meyer
14. June, 2022.
Alquilamos una excursión para ver cetáceos y dar un paseo de 3h. En general la experiencia estuvo bien. Toda la gestión de reserva fue fácil y el trato con Bananapalmbay fue un gusto.
Al llegar al barco tuvimos alguna confusión con lo acordado, pero tras comunicarse la empresa del barco con Bananapalmbay se solucionó y pudimos disfrutar del viaje. Además vimos ballenas piloto.
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