4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

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  • Location:Albufeira, Portugal
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira

Admire the beauty of the Algarve coastline as you discover Portugal’s caves and dolphins during this cruise from Albufeira. Aboard your sleek boat, bask in the sapphire blue waters of the Atlantic and maneuver to the Beach of Carvoeiro to uncover the stunning rock caverns. During your cruise, dip into the Atlantic for a bit and enjoy a chance to see friendly dolphins.


  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise along the Algarve coastline from Albufeira
  • Stop for a swim in the crystal-clear water
  • Be amazed by the beauty of the grottos
  • Try your luck to spot some dophins
  • Take some sun and relax on the deck

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What You Can Expect

Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira

Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise

After a convenient pick-up from your local hotel in Albufeira, head to the Albufeira marina for your 2-hour Algarve cave and dolphin watching cruise. Slip into comfortable swim gear and relax as you motor the coastline in a nimble boat. Glimpse over the waters and enjoy golden views of the sandstone cliffs.

Arrive at the grottos and explore its mesmerizing caves. Then, either sit back and relax or drop into the warm crystal clear waters for a refreshing swim. Voyage back to Albufeira and traverse deeper into the sea to seek out dolphins. Observe the water surface closely for a chance to see common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins. Watch as these schools of dolphins jump and swim playfully and occasionally approach the boat. As the 2-hour mark approaches, head back to the Albufeira marina where your Algarve dolphin and cave watching cruise ends.

Customer Reviews

Jennie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was brilliant and I would recommend it to anyone. We didn't see any dolphins or whales as there was thick sea fog the day we went out, but the staff really tried to take us out further to sea to avoid the fog and find some dolphins. The sea caves are truly remarkable and beautiful and the views were amazing. The whole ride was exhilirating and great value for money!! Me and my boyfriend loved it and would love to go back and do it again.

Robert L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great thrilling trip. Well worth a go if your into boat trips, which we are. Didn't get to see any Dolphins unfortunately, but that cannot be guaranteed of course. Quite a delay at Gate 4 waiting to board, with no obvious reason why, but worth the wait. Tip! The parking.... Although the underground parking says Free for 3 hours, it is actually FREE all day and it keeps the car cool for your return. Very capable crew gave you confidence they knew what they were doing. As ex navy, coastguard and fast boat crew myself, it is always comforting if the crew display knowledge. The only annoyance was the skipper was looking at his mobile too often, but I never thought it detracted from his skill in handling the boat. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and am happy to recommend it.

Alina L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We have seen the dolphins and the beautiful caves of Algarve. A wonderful trip.

Alda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a fabulous time on this cave/dolphin cruise. Some of the beaches were so gorgeous and the fact that we saw many dolphins was just awesome. We were hoping to see at least one but were so happy to see so many. It is a trip I would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of doing it. You will have a great time.

Stephen S Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

excellent outing for family. The caves were amazing and even went through a couple of them. Our trip was a lucky one as we saw a group of dolphins playing in the ocean. Lots of pictures and a couple of good videos!

Waseem S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour, in between the bouts of nausea and fearing for my life :- The boat departs from the Albufeira Marina and heads along the coast. The speed of the boat and the drivers habit of performing outlandish turns keeps you gripping the edge of your seat. It's quite a bumpy ride. The coastline and caves of the Algarve are breath taking and the hidden beaches accessible only by boat or intrepid swimmers are a sight to behold. For the price I would have been happy just to explore the coastline and caves... but there's more... After heading for what seemed to be an eternity into the middle of the ocean we finally came upon a school of dolphins. Sightings are not guaranteed but we were lucky on the day. Do dress warmly and with a waterproof jacket as you might get drenched. Also, bring some cash along for the souvenir photo. Well priced and nicely packaged. Thank you Dream Wave for the wonderful experience.

Marilyn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was very fun. We all had a great time. We saw lots of dolphins and loved touring the coastline.

Sameer K United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


Leonardo A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We saw a lot of Dolphins - mostly baby ones. The boat pilot was good. The caves are beautiful as well.

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