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  • Location: Malaga, Spain
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
Leave Malaga and travel to Gibraltar to spot wild dolphins on an exciting 1.5-hour dolphin cruise! Explore the waters around Marina Bay in Gibraltar aboard an intimately sized sightseeing boat, limited to just 25 people. Have your camera ready to capture photos of the bottlenose, common and striped dolphins that are known to breed in the waters, and then enjoy free time in Gibraltar for lunch (own expense) or sightseeing before returning to Malaga.

Highlights

  • Gibraltar dolphin cruise with round-trip transport from Malaga
  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour wild dolphin cruise around Marina Bay in Gibraltar
  • Relax on a modern sightseeing boat, limited to just 25 people
  • Learn about the bottlenose, common and striped dolphins that swim around Gibraltar from the onboard commentary
  • Explore Gibraltar at leisure before returning to Malaga

What You Can Expect

Gibraltar Dolphin Cruise with Transport from Malaga

Admire wild dolphins from the deck of your boat!

Hop aboard your air-conditioned coach at your Malaga hotel, and then travel south to Gibraltar, approximately 1.5 hours away. Get off at Marina Bay in Gibraltar, meet your local guide, and then board your sightseeing boat for your 1.5-hour wild dolphin cruise around Gibraltar.

Take an outside seat on deck and start looking out for the pods of dolphins that swim and leap around the waters of Gibraltar. Whole families of dolphins often visit the bay, so your chance of seeing them is great. Even better, your boat is limited to 25 people, allowing clear views of the area and its wildlife.

Listen to commentary as you cruise, learning about the waters of Gibraltar and the dolphins that make the sea their home. The balmy Mediterranean climate and large shoals of sardines, herrings and squid have long attracted dolphins to the area, and it’s now a famous breeding ground for at least three different species: bottlenose, common and striped.

After cruising around the coastline, return to port and step back onto dry land. Then, enjoy roughly two hours at leisure before your transfer back to Costa del Sol. Perhaps use your free time to enjoy lunch at one of Gibraltar’s many alfresco restaurants (own expense), soak up the sun on a Gibraltar beach or sightsee around town.

Return to your coach at the pre-arranged time, and then travel along the coast to Malaga. Your day trip finishes with a drop-off at your Malaga hotel.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

Overall the trip was wonderful! Although, this is really more of just a transport than a planned excursion.
The website claims "Transport from Malaga" but they no longer pick up from there. Make sure to factor in cab fare from Malaga to Torremolinos.

The driver and leader were both pleasant and very helpful. Quite lovely people. But, it is really just a bus ride then you join another company for the Dolphin Cruise. We did see loads of dolphins and the day was just lovely. I highly recommend that excursion. The company and staff made an excellent experience.

We had a few free hours before and after the Dolphin Cruise, but we were not give much guidance as to where to go, what to do, or where to find maps. Gibraltar is easy to figure out, so it was not much of a problem. But I think this would be better labeled as "Transport to Gibraltar from Torremolinos and Transfer to Dolphin Cruise."

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

One detail is that a short stop, for visuting restrooms etc, should have been included in the approximately 3 h bus-tour from Malaga to Gibraltar. A 20-25 min stop should have been included at a cafeteria to have time for restroom visits an to take a cup of coffe.

Overall, we are very satisfied with the trip, and we got help from the guide to include the Rock tour in our Dolphin Gibraltar tour. I suggest that you should consider including this offer as a ordinary tour.

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