Water activity

Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Seacret Tours

Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Seacret Tours
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Get back to nature and search for dolphins in their natural environment on a cruise from Albufeira. See Algarve's sea caves onboard a small boat with a skipper and a marine biologist.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Look for dolphins in the wild as you sail along the scenic coast of the Algarve
  • Marvel at the rock formations of Benagil Cave and the iconic Alfanzina Lighthouse
  • Benefit from a small boat cruise to make your way into narrow caves
  • Stop for a refreshing swim in the the middle of the sea and watch dolphins
  • Avail 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. Enjoy watching dolphins in their natural habitat with commentary from a guide and marine biologist. See the Alfanzina Lighthouse and the seaside Benagil Cave.

Journey with a captain with expert knowledge of this part of the coastline. 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. Learn about the surrounding marine life from the local marine biologist onboard.

Includes
  • Marine biologist guide
  • Skipper
  • Boat tour
  • Life jackets
  • Hotel pickup 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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Cancellations less than 24 hours before the activity or no-shows at the departure time are not refundable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 694 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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We did an afternoon Boat trip at around 2:30pm, the weather was about 31 degrees! It was an amazing day for the boat, it still gets a little chilly out at sea as you’re going so fast in the wind but once you stop at the caves it’s much warmer! We unfortunately didn’t see any dolphins, however it’s never guaranteed! Apparently they show themselves more in the mornings. I highly recommend the trip, even if you don’t see dolphins it’s great fun! The guys on the boat are so friendly & helpful! It was an amazing experience, the caves are stunning!! The only thing I would say to make it a better experience is, if you could stop off for a swim! Me and my boyfriend would have loved to of done that, that’s the only thing I’d say that would have made it even better.

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May 14, 2022

Fantastic. Although the last half hour had also been allowed to go. It got a bit chilly.. We didn't see any dolphins and that was to be expected according to the locals, because they wouldn't be there at all during this period. They don't say anything about that at the organization. The chance that you will see dolphins is, I think, not very big, but the chance was not there at all because of the temperature of 20 degrees.

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March 1, 2022

Fantastic tour. Small group meant we had really great support from the crew who were very knowledgeable about the area and marine life. The speedboat gave us a thrilling trip out to the caves and then far out to sea where we saw 2 groups of wild, common dolphins which was really exciting. Woukdnt hesitate to recommend. Just one thing to consider, it is quite strenuous when out at sea as it can get quite rough, so you need to be able bodied!

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August 31, 2021

Product ID: 109039