This week I´d like to talk about Atlantic Adventure boat trip that leaves from Playa Blanca. The economic price, variety of water activities and the glass bottom of the boat encouraged me to try it out!
I get picked up in Puerto del Carmen and the coach transfer wasn´t too long (about 30 minutes). There were also other people from northern resorts, like Costa Teguise, who enjoyed their free pick up and spent about 50 minutes on the bus observing the unique volcanic landscapes and the white buildings of the towns the bus passed by. Yaiza, located in the South, was the most spectacular one: its palm trees with the background of the National Park of Timanfaya make an unforgettable view! It was a pleasant route.
The boat itself has 3 levels for passangers to explore. On the very top of the boat there are some tables and chairs where you can sunbathe have a drink. The atlantic breeze makes it a really relaxing time. But be careful! Do not leave any empty plastic cups on the tables, otherwise the wind is going to wash them up straight into the ocean. Please, help to protect the beautiful canarian nature and use the bins provided.
The bar and the toilets are situated on the medium level of the boat, that´s where the lunch is served aswell. There was a buffet with some chicken, fries and salad. This menu satisfied everybody, including vegetarians and vegans.
The bottom level of the boat has some windows letting you to observe the fish without getting wet! A big group of fish surrounded the boat and the kids loved it! I need to admit I had great time too. I am not a good swimmer and never used a snorkel before so this was the first time I could see the atlantic wildlife. The clean water and the sensation of peacefulness I experienced from these cute little creatures really impressed me.
But there´s so much more to do during this trip! The water activities are great. You can try out the kayaks and use snorkeling masks. If you love adrenaline, you should have a ride on the banana boat. Let the crew get your name on the list and they will tell you when is your turn. Lots of laugh is guaranteed!
After coming back to the harbour the passangers were directed to the coach. The excursion is pretty well organized. I found all the team including the bus driver, the guide and the boat crew very kind and funny. I always recommend Atlantic Adventure to tourists and new residents.