Lanzarote was born from fiery volcanic explosions, evident in the extravagant rock formations commonly found on the island. Known as the “Island of Eternal Spring”, its subtropical-desert climate is one of the main reason people visit it. Lanzarote is truly an island paradise in the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean. Its inviting climate is perfect for water sports and other activities that you can enjoy under the bright Atlantic sun. Long popular for its diving spots, flora and fauna, delicious cuisine, and friendly locals, there are more annual visitors to the island than the actual number of its inhabitants. In fact, the booming tourist industry has been sustaining the island’s economy for over 40 years now. If you’re traveling to Lanzarote for the first time, you’ll definitely find our list of the top water sports and activities on Lanzarote extremely helpful. So, read on my friend! A new island adventure awaits you.
If swimming with the fish inside a metal tank is not your thing and you want to get up close and personal with them, take this two-day PADI diving course that includes all the course materials and the SCUBA equipment. A PADI-certified instructor will ensure your safety and comfort. Be one with our fishy friends and explore the beauty of the big deep blue.
2-day PADI Diving Course in Lanzarote
Duration: 2 days
If you can’t be bothered with a two-day immersive diving lesson and you simply want to jump in and get your feet wet (no pun intended), take the Sea Trek diving experience. With nothing more than a breathing helmet, your wetsuit, your bare feet, and your boundless hunger for adventure, you’ll get a 40-minute diving experience that will last you a lifetime.
40-minute Lanzarote Sea Trek Diving Experience
Duration: 40 minutes
Some water enthusiasts may not be up to the task of braving the bare elements of the ocean. Thank god water parks exist, for some controlled wet and wild mayhem. Try out the Aqualava Waterpark in Lanzarote, where you’ll get an adrenaline rush on the waterslides, like the Timan Fire. Or, perhaps you wish to just let yourself float down the lazy river like a tranquil jellyfish. Whatever you choose, this water park has something for everyone. The admission ticket is for a whole day pass, giving you unlimited use of the water park’s facilities.
Aqualava Waterpark Lanzarote Entrance Ticket
Duration: 1 to 7 hours
Drink some Champagne while munching on some of Lanzarote island’s famous cuisine. Or, soak up some sun and get that perfect tan on the top of the boat’s deck. Afterward, drink some more Champagne. Visit different island spots for four hours of blissful enjoyment in the company of your family and friends. You’ll grow some sea legs in no time at all.
4 Hour Chill Out Boat Cruise with Drinks at Puerto del Carmen
Duration: 4 hours
These friendly and intelligent creatures of the sea can sometimes be difficult to spot in the open water. Not to worry, as you can take this dolphin mini cruise to increase your chances of spotting them. You’ll be touring areas they’re known to frequently hang around. If on the slim chance the dolphins are a no show, you’ll still most likely spot some whales or other native wildlife. We guarantee you’ll never regret going on this dolphin spotting quest.
Dolphin Mini Cruise at Playa del Carmen
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
If you can’t get enough of the waves cruising this amazing islands paradise, try either a one-way or return water taxi trip from Marina Puerto Calero to Puerto del Carmen. It takes approximately 25-minutes to cruise between these two ports. In the meantime, you can decide to take a selfie utilizing the beautiful oceanic background.
One-Way or Return Water Taxi: Puerto del Carmen-Puerto Calero
Duration: 30 minutes
Up for some more boating with a twist? Then, try this Lanzarote cruise, complete with water sports and a hot buffet lunch. Keep yourself hydrated with their unlimited drinks while enjoying this four-hour glass-bottom boat cruise from Playa Blanca. Other activities include swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking.
Lanzarote Cruise with Watersports and Lunch
Duration: 4 hours
Lanzarote island is indeed rich in terrestrial plants and animals. However, it has an even richer aquatic ecosystem. Learn about it by taking a submarine adventure, complete with an onboard guide who will help you learn all about the local marine life. Travel up to 60 meters (196.9 feet) beneath the ocean surface. You can view it all from a TV monitor that will show you different angles and views of the underwater life.
Submarine Adventure Lanzarote
Once you look at the clear blue water of Lanzarote Island, you might find yourself singing Moana’s song, “How Far I’ll Go”. If you’re curious what the surrounding islands look like, take this 40-minute ferry ride from Playa Blanca to Corralejo. You’ll have some free time (approximately five hours) to leave your footprints in the sands of Corralejo. There are also several pick up points to chose from, giving you more than enough time to explore the island.
Fuerteventura Express Day Tour by Ferry from Lanzarote
Enjoy the wonderful aquatic scenery in the company of other travelers. This waterbus taxi service from Playa Blanca has several trips daily, except on Tuesdays and Sundays. Enjoy this cruise while looking at the sea life from the catamaran’s underwater windows.
Lanzarote Sightseeing and Beach Hopping Waterbus
The sea is your home
They say that all life began in the sea - that’s probably why people are so drawn to the sound of the waves or why we have a close affinity with our friends under the sea. In fact, we began our life cycle in water inside our mother’s womb. Our very bodies are comprised of up to 70% water. So, while we don’t have gills, scales, or webbed feet, make no mistake, we belong to the sea and she’s calling us home. Lanzarote Island has no shortage of things to do above and below the water. It’s the perfect place to reconnect with our aquatic origins and grow a bigger appreciation for the wonders of God’s creation. Our list of top water sports and activities in Lanzarote can get you started on your island adventure, but there is so much more to see and do in this magical paradise in the Atlantic Ocean.
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