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“Dan the turtle man”

Kayak Academy Tenerife
Ranked #6 of 25 Tours in Los Cristianos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: kayak entry level tours. open sea kayak adventures . In the bay of Los Cristianos harbour and around natural reservation Guasa Mountain
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Unreal experiance
Got to swim with turtles and buttetfly rays, also got to see quite afew dolphins
Better than we had hoped for, so cheap aswell for the experiance you get
We werent looking forward to kayaking, thinking itd be hard and none of us had experience but Dan gave us a great detailed demonstation of how to use the kayaks properly, but didnt let it cut into the trip, it was suprisingly easy to do if you listened to his instructions, think we got told it was a 3 hour trip but we got taken out for 5 hours, so nice for it not to be rushed, its obvious he doesnt just care about the money, best thing we did whislt in teneriefe
He also got everyone a drink afterwards, mental guy, hilarious wouldnt recomend any one else! You actually get whats advertised
Thanks dan!

2  Thank Stacey A
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GHEORGHE D, Propietario at Kayak Academy Tenerife, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Heheheh thanks guys! you see, if you have a good paddle tecknic open sea kayaking is so easy. i m soo happy that you didi it so many hours and enjoy so much.. yess we pass out the excursion time with 2 hours but... how to stop this experience .. i like so much to be in the ocean that i forgot sometimes to finish the excursions.. the buterfly rays soo c4razy to meet he isn it? and the turtles yesssssss

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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Dan (the host) was very enthousiast and very nice to us. The trip was nice and we saw an dolphine and an turtle. Dan immediately gave snorkeling equipment so we could swim with the turtle. If you like to kayak and would like to see some nice things you should surely pass by Dan. All the equipment is nice and clean. Great experience. Then after the kayaking he took us to an bar we're we could get a nice beer.

Thanks for sure Dan.

2  Thank jorge6810
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GHEORGHE D, Gerente at Kayak Academy Tenerife, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

heyy guys! thanks for this nice words! what an amazing day we have it! please when you come back this winter to let me know to go to surf togheter , remember that secret spot in the north!

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We went out with probably one of the best tour guides I have ever experienced! Dan is such a nice guy!

He explained at the beginning exactly how to kayak in the safety briefing, which made everyone feel confident. We paddled about 3.5 miles (5K) which can be very tiring, so you need to be quite fit!

Our first stop was inside the cliffs where we got to swim and see some turtles, which was awesome! We stopped for a good hour, and got to fully appreciate the sea life and do some snorkelling! Be warned, you need to be a reasonably good swimmer to do this, but you are of course provided with life jackets.

On the way back we got to see some dolphins, who were doing a show jumping around the fish nets!

In the end we were out for 4 hours, which was well worth the money you pay! Make sure you take some anti sickness pills if you get seasick, as I don’t consider myself to usually get Ill and I felt quite ropey on they way back, however it was quite choppy on the day we went out.

I 100% recommend this to anyone who would like to experience snorkelling with turtles and seeing some dolphins! Will definitely be visiting here again on our next visit to Tenerife! Dan is the man!

3  Thank Xeroxa
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

This was the best excision I’ve ever been on! As soon as we met Dan he was very enthusiastic and excited to for the trip. Really thorough introduction and instructions for the Kayaking (must be reasonably fit, I’m not very but I managed okay with my partner), and also keen to assist anyone in any possible way he could. Great sights during the kayak to the turtles, which we got to stay at for as long as we wanted, and we saw several! We then went to a cave and after we hung around the fish farms for the dolphins, again we saw around five! After the excursion we had a drink payed for at the local restaurant that was included also which was a nice bonus. All in all it was great and would recommend this to anyone. I wouldn’t listen to any bad reviews. Great guide and great day.

2  Thank Lauren D
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Hands down best excursion I’ve ever been on!!
Amazing briefing for the group telling them everything you need to know about the kayaks and the day ahead and is very keen to help in any way he can. Amazing views while paddling to the spot where you swim with the turtles (we see loads!!). After swimming with the turtles he then took us to see the dolphins for our own pleasure and not because it was promised, he then let us watch them for as long as we wanted to! We was out looking at the wildlife for over 4 hours! Couldn’t ask for a better tour guide and better day I would recommend Dan to anyone! ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!

3  Thank Liam M
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