4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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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.

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!

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.

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

Excellent.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

It was a really fun ride, we saw lots of dolphins, lots more than we expected. Speeding over the ocean was really cool The guide was nice, but didn't explain anything beyond "this beach is beach xyz" and "those are dolphins". Well worth it's money

Slim L
Ireland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

This was a fantastic tour, the staff were very friendly. We saw a beautiful family of dolphins and got some great pictures! The staff were great at pointing out all the dolphins and kept driving around till we were all satisfied that we got enough pictures! The driver also managed to get up real close to the caves and talked about the history of Albufeira. I would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2011

Saw the dolphins and the beautiful coast of Albufeira. Definitely worth a visit!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2011

Awesome and absolutely recommended. The caves portion was spectacular and we saw tons of dolphins swimming in the ocean.

Alex G
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

A fantastic trip, loved every minute of it.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

This tour was fun. Unfortunately, we didn't see any dolphins not guaranteed, of course, but the cliff and cave views were fabulous.

pberan
Czech Republic

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2015

It was really funny trip, fast boat, nice caves and coas, on the other side there was no dolphins.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2011

We enjoyed our trip. We saw some dolphins and looked at the caves. The only problem was that the trip was half an hour late in starting, but nobody bothered to let us know what was happening, the trip was then cut short and only lasted 1 and 1/2 hours not the 2 hours as stated. Some more communication would have been good.

Vannboy
United Kingdom

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2011

A good and speedy boat. Only broken coastline to see, which was ineteresting, but not rivetting. No dolphins to see altho they did speed out and around for 35 minutes, apparently there are very few around in the spring time, check the time of year for dolphins if you really wanna see em!

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2011

Did not see the dolphins, but the trip was fun. The caves were very nice as well.

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2011

I would have to say that our experience was just mediocre. The boat ride was fabulous, and I know the guide looked long and hard for dolphins which we did not find. That was okay for us- we understand that the dolphin sightings are not guaranteed. What I was really disappointed in however, was the complete lack of engagement that the tour operator had with the passengers about the caves and general sites we were observing once we were back on the coastline. He took us in and out of caves but nev er really explained anything or elaborated on what towns or sites we were passing as we cruised the coastline.
All in all, I would give this tour 3/5.
Unfortunate because another boat from the same company that arrived back at port at the same time seemed to have a much more engaging guide. For me however, I would not recommend this to friends unless I could be assured of consistency between guides.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
June 2015

I'm afraid we were late arriving to the marina and mist our trip

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
October 2012

no cave visits as the picture in the advert suggests. We only saw one dying dolphin and an elusive whale??not even sure if it was a whale..spent the rest of the time looking at the coastline from a distance and the beaches -which was no fun. could not wait for this tour to end! Drove from Lisbon and found it a waste of our time.definitelya thumbs down...

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