Water activity

Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Activity provider: Dream Wave Algarve
Water activity

Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Activity provider: Dream Wave Algarve
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Climb aboard a 47-seat jet powered boat and cruise along the coast of the Algarve in search of hidden caves and playful dolphins. Enjoy thrilling moments with your friends and family as you set sail from Albufeira in the company of an experienced crew.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise along the south coast of Portugal in search of dolphins
  • Listen as a marine biologist provides insights about these wonderful creatures
  • Marvel at views of the rocky coast and resorts of Albufeira and Carvoeiro
Full description

Look for dolphins and hidden caves on a half-day dolphin watching cruise of the Algarve from Albufeira. Bring your swimsuit and towel, as the activity includes a stop for a swim. Marvel at the rock formations, and access areas that other vessels can’t reach. A marine biologist will be on board to provide all necessary information about these wonderful creatures. Be aware that as dolphins are wild animals, sightings can not be guaranteed.

  • Boat cruise
  • Professional guide
  • Safety vests
  • 10% discount at the Gate 4 Café lounge
  • Visit to the caves of Benagil
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

Meet at the Gate 4 Café at the Marina of Albufeira.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable clothes, and bring sun screen
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or anyone with back problems
  • If a guide is not available in your selected language, the tour will be led in Portuguese and English
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 2466 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Service
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Very friendly captain and crew. Great boat trip. Make sure you have enough warm clothes and are ready to be sprayed by water. The ride was very choppy and we had to hold tight. It would not be advisable to eat before the trip. Most enjoyed the trip - lots of "Whee! Woah!", one passenger was ill though. We did not see any dolphins and due to sea conditions could not go near enough to see caves. This was in February. Overall a great experience.

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March 26, 2023

Fun boat ride around the Algarve coast. The water was choppy, which made the boat ride quite lively - probably due to the time of year so one to be careful of for anyone booking this one out of season with younger/older relatives. Perhaps the trip could have benefitted from stopping a little longer in the points of interest, however the choppier waters likely prevented this. We did manage to catch a pod of dolphins a bit further out to sea, so everything delivered as billed. Attentive boat staff, offering coats if needed when winds picked up. Refreshments were available on the boat. Probably not suitable for those with sensitive sea stomachs, so bear that in mind!

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March 26, 2023

WHAT A DAY!!! The boat trip out to see the dolphins was awesome, when we spotted the pod of dolphins we stopped and had plenty of time to see and take photos of them, such an experience!! The caves were beautiful and so colourful!! Would go back to them in a heartbeat.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 64461