Shared sea life safari – 3 hours
Step aboard Poker Chip and let your family enjoy ‘one of the best excursions in Tenerife’.Our 3 hour shared charter is the same as the 3 hour private charter in terms of itinerary. Our aim is to make your comfort-focused charter aboard Poker Chip the most memorable of your excursions in Tenerife. Although Poker Chip is licenced for 12 people, we only take 4-7 adults on our shared charters with 8 being the maximum if there are one or two kids on the boat. This way we can guarantee you’ll be able to move freely around the boat and enjoy plenty of space. So just sit back and enjoy the cruise!
Search for Dolphins
On leaving Puerto Colón we head straight out to the fish farms a mile offshore, cruising at a comfortable 10 knots (c. 12 mph/18 kph). Here there is good chance we’ll find dolphins swimming around the fish filled nets. Many species of dolphins can be found in Tenerife’s waters but the most commonly encountered are bottlenose dolphins.
Cruise through Pilot Whale Territory
From the fish farms we head out to the 3 mile mark and cruise parallel to the coast through the resident pilot whale territory. Marine mammals often approach the boat because of its size and quiet engine. We will often turn the engine off and it’s common for whales to approach us and even swim under the boat, giving you some great photo opportunities. During this part of the cruise the children can have a go at the wheel for some hands-on fun, of course, with the skipper supervising.
Relax in Turtle Bay
After this offshore section of the charter, we drop anchor in a small sandy-bottomed bay called El Puertito (known locally as ‘Turtle Bay’). Here you can have a bite to eat and enjoy swimming and snorkeling, or just relax and enjoy the ice-cold (quality) beer and a glass or two of cava. This picturesque fishing village features in many excursions in Tenerife because it’s perfect for snorkeling and diving thanks to its sheltered position and the water’s excellent visibility. Here you will be able to see the sea bed clearly as you’re snorkeling along the surface because we’re able to go closer in than other boats and can anchor in around water 10 feet deep.
Everything is Provided
We have quality masks and snorkels on board for you to use, so you can get eye to eye with the turtles if you’re feeling adventurous… (If necessary we’ll show you what to do and you should find it a quick learning curve!) There are bouyancy jackets available too for both adults and children to use in the water if you choose to use them.
Coastal Cruise Back To Puerto Colón
The last leg of the charter is a coast hugging cruise back to port. Here we follow the coast closely past Spaghetti Beach, La Caleta and Fañabé’s beaches, before entering Puerto Colón.
The price for adults is 59 euros, children aged between 5-12 years old pay 35 euros and under 5s go for free. Price includes quality food including baguettes (you’ve a choice of delicious fillings), fresh fruit, snacks and all your quality drinks.
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Avoid the crowds – crowd-free is more fun…
Swim platform with shower and ladder
Kids love taking the wheel
Voted as one of the top ten excursions in Tenerife