From Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin and Sea Caves Boat Tour

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From Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin and Sea Caves Boat Tour

From US$ 42.50 per person

Get back to nature and search for dolphins in their natural environment on a 2.5-hour cruise from Albufeira. See the lovely landscapes and sea caves of the Algarve on board a small boat with a local skipper and marine biologist

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Small group
Limited to 12 participants
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2.5 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Look for dolphins in the wild
  • Be amazed by the beautiful coast of the Algarve
  • Benefit from a small boat cruise with no more than 12 passengers to get into the caves
  • Stop for a refreshing swim in the sea
  • Avail of the services of 2 guides, including an on-board marine biologist
Full description
Climb aboard a small boat in Albufeira marina and journey along the coastline of the Algarve for 18 kilometers in a small group of no more than 12 passengers. Sail to the Alfanzina Lighthouse and be amazed by the beaches and rock formations along the way. Marvel at the stunning sea caves, including the famous rock formations of Benagil Cave. Cool down with a swim in the sea, if conditions permit, and then look for the lovable dolphins as they frolic in the water. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you take in the scenic views and benefit from the local knowledge of an on-board marine biologist who will explain the characteristics of the animals. Journey with a captain with expert knowledge of this part of the coastline and enjoy more personalized attention than larger dolphin watching cruises.
Includes
  • Boat tour
  • Life jackets
  • Pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please meet at the local tour operator's shop, located at: Albufeira Marina, Passeio dos Oceanos, Lote 4, Loja 4, 8200-394 Albufeira.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 552 reviews

Review summary

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  • Organization
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  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
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It was very cool to see the dolphins in the wild, we almost didnt see any but we managed to catch a group and they swam beside us. We also came across a species of whale(theyre not lot large and they were very shy so just caught a glimpse) Awesome! (take note: I didnt wear a jacket, IT GET VERY COLD OUT A SEA SO MAKE SURE YOU DO :'D).

20 December 2020

The caves were beautiful and absolutely made this trip for me. I did get a bit wet but it wasn't bad - glad I brought a light jacket as it does get a bit cold on the ocean. You can tuck a day bag under the seat but I wouldn't recommend brining much. We didn't manage to find any dolphins, but the time on the water and the shoreline were absolutely worth the experience. Lovely guide and driver as well.

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2 October 2020

We were lucky to see dolphins relatively quickly after our tour started. Was interesting seeing the rock formations and the caves. Benagil cave was very crowded with other boats and kayakers. Not given any opportunity to swim anywhere along the route and timing of the next tour makes me suspect there is never time for a swim!

21 September 2020

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Product ID: 109039