Tenerife offers a whole host of different adventure activities to explore, with its incredible volcanic landscape, vast culture and heritage, and locally sourced food and drink, the island of Tenerife have a lot to offer visitors to the Canaries.
Within this blog post, I’ll explore six of the top adventure-focused shore experiences that P&O Cruises have on offer around Tenerife.
If you haven’t considered the Canary Islands for your first P&O Cruise or your next, then I hope this guide will help show what you can do whilst on a Fly-Canaries cruise.
From sea Kayaking to wine tasting, there are loads of different shore experiences to try for everyone around the island of Tenerife.
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Let’s explore all the different P&O Fly-Canaries cruise adventure shore experiences on offer:
1. Go sea kayaking around the Los Gigantes cliffs
Shore excursion: Sea kayaking Los Gigantes cliffs
The Los Gigantes cliffs are stunning, and what better way to enjoy the view from the comfort of your very own sea kayak?
Nothing quite beats the feeling of being out on the ocean in a kayak with an amazing backdrop, taking it all in.
Local kayaking guides will take you out on the water and around the cliffs on your very own kayaking adventure.
You can either have a kayak to yourself or share it with a buddy to double up your paddle power — the choice is yours.
Enjoy this guided sea kayaking activity around the cliffs of Los Gigantes.
2. Explore Puerto Colon Harbour on a catamaran whale-watching adventure
Shore experience: Catamaran adventure & whale watching
Sit back and relax whilst you enjoy a catamaran journey around the Puerto Colon Harbour.
Close by along the route is a popular area for spotting pilot whales and dolphins in the open ocean, so if you keep your eyes open you might get lucky with a spotting.
During the trip, you also have a chance to go for a swim in the sea from the catamaran, which is a great opportunity to try open sea swimming.
The Catamaran trip also includes a local lunch and beverage. On our voyage, we enjoyed a fantastic paella dish.
One of the many fun P&O Cruises Shore experiences to try around the island of Tenerife.
3. Stop off at the Masca Valley viewpoint for Incredible views
Shore experience: Masca Valley quad biking & rustic lunch
The drive to the Masca Valley viewpoint is so worth it for the incredible views of the surrounding valley.
It’s the perfect photo point to capture the beauty of Tenerife island.
Enjoy the view and remember to take loads of photos before you head back around the winding roads on your way down.
4. Hike around the coast of San Pedro
Shore experience: San Pedro walk & Abaco Mansion
For one of the best hikes in Tenerife, you have to head out around the coastal hiking trail of San Pedro.
The views along the way are spectacular and well worth all the walking.
It’s a great way to explore part of the island’s long coastline.
This was a wonderful way to explore a large section of Tenerife’s stunning scenic coastline.
5. Head to the top of Mt. Teide for some incredible views
Shore experience: Mt. Teide cable car
Head to the top of Mt. Teide by cable car and enjoy the incredible views from above.
Also, check out the Valley de Ucanca viewpoint where you’re a short walk from the incredible rock formations.
I could have spent hours hiking around this incredible collection of rock formations caused by volcanic activity on the island.
It almost feels like you’re walking around the surface of Mars, like a Martian.
It’s a truly spectacular experience to discover this unique landscape — I would happily go again.
6. Go out on a jet ski watersports adventure
Shore experience: Jet ski safari & beach time.
Heading out to the open sea on a jet ski was a super fun watersports activity to try in Tenerife.
After a safety briefing and a walk-through on how to operate the jet ski, you hop on a boat and head out to the jet ski course located close by to the coastal beach where you are assigned your jet ski.
You can go out on the jet ski as a duo if you prefer to buddy up with someone to handle the helm.
Then you can go as fast as you like around the course and have a fantastic time! This was an exciting water adventure activity to try, and I would highly recommend trying it for yourself if you haven’t already.
Thank you for checking out my adventure shore experiences around Tenerife
Thank you for passing by and reading about my six top adventure shore experience recommendations around the island of Tenerife.
You can book these shore experiences when travelling on a Fly-Canaries cruise with P&O Cruises.
This article was put together in collaboration with P&O cruises to promote all the different shore experiences that they have on offer.