Water activity

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

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

From US$ 39.55 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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Duration 2.5 hours
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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. 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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

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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

  • The cancellation of an activity with less than 24 hours advance or no-show at departure time are not refundable.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 633 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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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

Friendly polite staff informed us of what to expect and reminded us of safety precautions to take re covid. Temperature taken, masks worn. RIB clean and modern only 11 customers life jackets given and explained how to use and again explained safety re water and what to do if feeling unwell. The caves were spectacular and the scenery all along the coastline. We then went in search of dolphins and were lucky enough to find a large pod and they played around our boat for some time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this trip, a great experience and run by friendly competent staff. I felt in safe hands.

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June 23, 2021

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).

December 20, 2020

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