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  1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Olhão
  4. Ria Formosa

Ria Formosa: Dolphin-Watching Boat Tour

Product ID: 97689
Enjoy a boat tour in the Ria Formosa Natural Park to see dolphins in their natural environment. You’ll be on the lookout for the most commonly sighted species, including the short-beaked common dolphin and the common bottlenose dolphin.
About this activity
Duration: 2.3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed voucher required
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience the natural beauty of Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Observe the behavior of dolphins in their natural environment
  • See other commonly sighted species, such as flying fish and sea turtles
Full description
On this 2.5-hour dolphin-watching boat tour you’ll pass through the inlet in the Ria Formosa Natural Park and then head out to sea, following the coastline for 1-3 miles.

You’ll receive a briefing by the skipper and guides will be available on board to tell you more about the local animal life. During the tour, you’ll observe dolphins in their natural environment. The most commonly sighted species are the short-beaked common dolphin and the common bottlenose dolphin.

Other creatures, such as flying fish, ocean sunfish and sea turtles may also be spotted during the tour. Cetaceans are migratory animals, distributed around the world’s seas, and pass along Mallorca’s coast daily.

The current rate of spotting dolphins on the boat trips is 95 percent, but guides cannot guarantee sightings as these are wild animals in their natural habitat.
  • Dolphin-watching boat tour
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Pick-up service

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Meeting point

Olhão: Avenida 5 de Outubro in front of Real Marina Hotel. The booking has to be previously confirmed by the booking department of the local tour operator company who will next get in touch with you by phone to make sure that you specifically know the different meeting points of the activities.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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September 27, 2019

Boat was perfectly comfortable but no dolphins sighted

Other dolphin tours were not going on the day we went as they said the weather was not conducive to dolphin sightings. Our tour still went and we saw nothing at all. I know it’s nature and nothing is guaranteed but I would be disappointed to think we went out regardless of the chances being slim. They say 95% chance of sightings on their website so we were just unlucky!

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June 17, 2019

August 22, 2017

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Passeios Ria Formosa

Product ID: 97689