Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Faro: Dolphin and Wildlife Watching in the Atlantic Ocean

1. Faro: Dolphin and Wildlife Watching in the Atlantic Ocean

Discover different species of cetaceans, birds and other marine life on this exciting experience in the Algarve. Leaving from Faro, cross through Ria Formosa Natural Park towards the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the views of the Barrier Islands (Deserta and Culatra) or the marshlands as you cruise to the coastline. Once you reach the water, spot wildlife such as dolphins, whales, and porpoises, and if you're lucky maybe come across a pod of orcas or fin whales. You will also see birds such as gannets and shearwaters flying overhead. When it comes to fish, spot species such as ocean sunfish, blue sharks, and tope sharks, as well as a few marine turtles. A team of two marine biologists will help you find as many species as possible during your time on the ocean, and give you facts and information about the fauna and the surroundings.  After spotting a group of dolphins, enjoy 30 minutes free to watch the group. Feel free to ask any questions regarding dolphins and other marine life to one of your guides and take the opportunity to learn more about how biologists collect data for scientific research on dolphin populations. Once your observation time is over, return to Ria Formosa and cruise back to Faro.

From Faro: Dolphin Watching & 2 Islands Tour

2. From Faro: Dolphin Watching & 2 Islands Tour

Discover the beauty of Faro’s coastline on this epic sea adventure that navigates along the Ria Formosa waters, passing between Deserta Island and Farol Island and across the Cape de Santa Maria. Marvel at scenic views where the waters of the Ria Formosa meet the Atlantic Ocean and gaze out towards the vastness of the open blue sea. After a glide around Ria Formosa Natural Park, ride along the coast in search of a pod of dolphins swimming in their natural habitat. These magnificent creatures often spend their mornings feeding in the clear and crystalline waters off the coast of Faro. Although there is no guarantee that dolphins will be spotted on the trip, there is a 90% chance of finding the sea creatures. After dolphin watching, begin discovering the islands. Head to Farol Island and then Culatra Island for lunch at a restaurant or an optional picnic. Then, discover the oyster culture on Hangares Island, before finally visiting Deserta Island for snorkeling.

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What people are saying about Faro

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

We were lucky enough to see several groups of dolphins that came to play with our boat. The guide Pedro is a real connoisseur of the fauna of his region, we learned a lot and his French was excellent. Thanks to Pedro and his sidekick for sharing their passion with us! A magic moment!!!

The team were fantastic, Pedro was so knowledgeable and really cares about the work they do, particularly monitoring the Cetaceans and birds etc. Absolutely recommend this trip. We had a brilliant time. Thanks and we will be back xx

We did manage to see dolphins, which was an amazing experience. The cabes are also spectacular and worth seeing. I would recommend to dress appropriately for a windy boat trip an cover from the sun.

Great experience, the guide was on top!! multi language and great explanations !! to test!! thank you !! catherine and stone

Amazing tour guide ! Found a lot of dolphins Definitely worth the money!