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

Product ID: 109039
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
Duration: 150 minutes
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  • 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.
  • Life jackets
  • Waterproof jackets
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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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
Know before you go
• This activity is not suitable for children under 3 years old or pregnant women
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 436 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The boat seen takes a party of 12, mind you slightly uncomfortable as you sit astride throughout the 2.5 hours trip and if you have children in front of you they kicked back on my heels quite alot, also as it's extremely bumpy when speed is picked up, you really wouldn't want to have neck, back or hip problems. Saying that we picked the wettest and windy day so it did become very cold and uncomfortable. Unfortunately no sighting of any Dolphins but overall the whole experience of the caves and scenery from the water is worth it, great value for money. And if you get the weather I would definitely do it again.

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February 3, 2020

I was really excited to see so many dolphins so close.

Amazing to see so many totally wild animals getting on with what dolphins do, and at such close range. We were lucky with the dolphins, had none turned up i would have been bored with the caves in about five minutes, having said that it was a great couple of hours and I’m glad I went

October 7, 2019

Great boat trip. Managed to find bottle nose dolphins. Came real close to the boat. Got some good film and pictures on the phone. The boat is fast and fun to be in. Visited the coast line caves on the way back. If your not too bothered about swimming. This boat trip perfect.

July 23, 2019

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Seacret Tours

Product ID: 109039