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Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the wild dolphins and surreal rock formations of The Algarve on a boat tour from Albufeira. Using advanced marine technology, your captain takes you to spots renowned for harboring pods of wild dolphins. See, too, sandstone caves, secluded beaches, and interesting rock formation on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people. We have two different products in this experience: one includes a quality guarantee that you will receive a full refund in case you don't see dolphins and the other one does not have this feature.
  • Dolphin watching and cave boat tour from Albufeira
  • Ideal for lovers of coastal landscapes and wildlife
  • Observe pods of bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment
  • Marvel at the secluded beaches and sandstone rock formations on the coast of the Algarve

What's Included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • R. Marina de Albufeira 3A
    R. Marina de Albufeira 3A, 8200 Albufeira, Portugal

    Please meet us at Várzea da Orada, CP 707-H, 8200-394, Albufeira. The check-in is 30 minutes before departure time.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Check-in up to 30 minutes from departure time
  • Pregnant women may be subject to an evaluation of the crew, depending on the ocean conditions
  • Children under 3 years of age may be subject to an evaluation of the crew, depending on the ocean conditions
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible (except if the passenger is able to change from wheelchair to the boat seat)
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Dress code: subject to weather conditions. Recommend light jacket.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Nice boat trip to Caves
Nisha_R, Aug 2022
Easy to book trip. Meeting / pickup point was easy to reach. Getting on the board was easy too. Big group of passengers on the boat. The crew were nice and attentive to those that needed most (there were some children on the boat). Really nice journey to start with. Caves were beautiful. Crew got the boat as close as possible to the caves. Crew tried to see if any dolphins could be spotted. Unfortunately we didn’t see any dolphins. At the end of the trip they did announce if we wanted to rebook or get a refund due to not seeing dolphins. We enjoyed ourselves and the crew were quite humorous to keep us entertained. It was good value for money. Tips for travellers: we did the trip at 3:30pm so the sea may be a bit rough 2 hours later. Be prepared to be rocked by the boat due to the waves etc.
As per the online...
Nella_D, Aug 2022
As per the online description I chose this cruise because it had a limit of 10 people and as my first outing since the pandemic I was trying to be cautious. I was surprised when I checked in to find out that the online description was incorrect and that the cruise was on a catamaran with at least 40 other people.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Cave Boat & Dolphins
Hayley_N, Jul 2022
Knowledgeable, friendly marine biologist & staff. Great tour & even saw the dolphins. Time for a quick dip too, thank you.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Hayley, Thank you very much for the comment and especially for sharing this good time with our team. We are grateful to be part of this memorable moment. Your comments will be passed on to our team, who I am sure will be very pleased. Best regards, Algarexperience Team
Short and sweet
Jim_H, Jul 2022
Had a great time. Got lucky and sat in front row. The young ladies were tour guides and did a nice job explaining all the different caves and discussing details of dolphins. Dolphins cooperated (LOL) and we were all able to see them
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Jim, Thank you very much for your kind feedback and for your visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! Graciously, AlgarExperience Team
Amazingly Beautiful Albufeira
Christopher_M, Jul 2022
This boat trip was amazing, baby dolphins and the beautiful coastline of Albufeira. The hosts were polite helpful and informative. The boat captain was amazing skillful getting in the caves after being told we may not be able to get in due to the sea being a little choppy at times. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone visiting Albufeira.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear customer, Thank you very much for the comment and especially for sharing this good time with our team. We are grateful to be part of this memorable moment. Your comments will be passed on to our team, who I am sure will be very pleased. Best regards, Algarexperience Team
Fabulous
Paula_B, Jun 2022
Fabulous, experienced & knowledgeable crew, lovely boat & very well organised. We were able to see lots of dolphins & the caves very impressive. Lovely way to spend a few hours, will definitely do again next time in the algarve
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Paula, Thank you very much for your comment and review! We are very happy to know that you had a great time and enjoyed the experience. We will pass your feedback to our colleagues who will surely be very pleased to know that they provid you a great day. Hope to see you again in the nearly future! Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
Great experience!
Annie_V, May 2022
The 2hrs 30mins trip worked well for us. The trip is well timed and you get to have time looking at the dolphins and the caves. The crew are really nice and they made sure we could hear the history as we sat in the back. This boat trip was the icing on the cake for our trip.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Annie, Thank you very much for your comment and review! We really appreciate that. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the dolphins experience and had a great time with us! Hope to see you again soon! Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
Amazing, best tour operator by far!
Kirsty_L, May 2022
Amazing trip, great boat ride and spent ages with the dolphins! Caves were spectacular and the guides were very informative. Would recommend to anyone, bargain trip for the price.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Kirsty, Thank you very much your comment and review! We are very happy that you saw dolphins and enjoyed your experience with us! Hope to see you again soon! Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
A must do!
Nihar_J, May 2022
It was an amazing experience. We could watch the dolphins as promised. The sea was quite rough and I was afraid that we might miss some of the caves, but with the experienced team made sure that we could cover all the caves on the way. Thank you
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Nihar, Thank you very much for your feedback! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. We will pass your comment to our colleagues that will be very pleased to know that they provided you a great day! Hope to see you again soon! Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
Interesting, fun & really special moments
Zara_R, May 2022
The guide was so knowledgable and really taught us all lots of really interesting facts that we never knew and everyone on board was friendly and helpful. We saw lots of dolphins too - which was an amazing thing to see these beautiful creatures in the wild.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Zara, Thank you so much for feedback! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
Very memorable experience
Paul_G, May 2022
Staff were very friendly and informative. Please share the photo of the lady onboard! That’s her when we spotted the dolphins!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Paul, Thank you very much for your feedback and evaluation! We are very happy that you enjoyed the experience with us and you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon! Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
Great tour
Thomas_H, May 2022
saw lots of dolphins 👍. guides were really good. just went to entrance of caves as waves were high that day and we were on bigger boat. You can still see the hidden small beaches inside the caves. If you want to go cave exploring that would be smaller boat or kayaking. If you want more comfort and great place to view the dolphins from, this tour is really good + the guides are excellent 👍👍.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Thomas, We really appreciate your comment and review! We are very happy that you saw dolphins and enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you very much for the feedback! Hope to see you soon! Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
Great family day out.
Mairead_R, May 2022
Very enjoyable day trip. The crew were friendly and very interesting. We saw loafs of dolphins which was very exciting.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Customer, Thank you very much for your comment and review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and that we got to be a part of this moment! We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
Dolphins watching
Dylan_F, May 2022
Tour guide was amazing very good and detailed. It’s a great value of money the dolphins was great. Very easy to find.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Dylan, Thank you very much for the amazing review of our Dolphins & Benagil Caves. We are glad to know that you truly enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again very soon. Warmest regards, AlgarExperience Team
A must do when in the Algarve, fab hosts.
Fleur_B, May 2022
Lovely day out, highly recommend, stunning coast line, so lucky to see some friendly dolphins and fab hosts. Boat was great too, highly recommend :)
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Fleur, Thank you very much for your comment! We are very happy to know that you had the opportunity to see the beautiful Algarve coastline with us and enjoyed the experience! Hope to see you again soon! Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
Wonderful
ChipoRebbeca_C, May 2022
The hosts were wonderful! Very informed and funny and helpful! They made sure we enjoyed the experience!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear customer, Thank you very much for your comment and evaluation! We really appreciate that! We are very happy that you had a great time with us and enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again soon! Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
The highlight of our week...
Callum_S, Apr 2022
The highlight of our week in the Algarve! An experience enjoyed by all in our group, and one that will live long in the memory!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Callum, Thank you very much for your comment and evaluation! We really appreciate that! We are very happy to know that you had a great time with us and enjoyed the dolphin experience. Hope to see you again soon! Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
Warning: bait and switch! Even...
Erin L, Jul 2018
Warning: bait and switch! Even though this is advertised as a small group tour, limited to 10 people, it's actually a massive, cruise-ship-style-excursion with about 50 people. According to the manager, the company doesn't even offer small-group tours. They were full of excuses and wouldn't take any responsibility for the false advertising. They refused to give me a refund and were incredibly rude. Even knowing that the tour is 50 people, it's not a good one. We checked in 30 minutes in advance and still my party of 6 was split up into 4 parts of the boat seated 2, 2, 1, 1. If you're seated at or near the back on the wrong side you won't even be able to see the coastline or caves because your view will be completely obstructed. The boat is so large that it's next to impossible to hear or understand the guide's narration if you're not at the front, and it's too big to go into any of the caves, etc., meaning that you don't get to see as much as you would on a smaller vessel. We searched for dolphins for around 30 minutes before finding some - which were wonderful - but then 3 other tour boats showed up within 2-3 minutes causing the dolphins to disappear, and we had to rush back after about 5-6 minutes in total. Overall, the tour was mediocre and the staff and service were terrible. Do yourself a favor a book a tour on a smaller vessel with a company that respects its customers.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Dear guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. It is very important to know how you felt in the experience so that every year we can work and improve. Kind regards, AlgarExperience Team
Really enjoyable tour. Great boat...
Jonathan L, Aug 2017
Really enjoyable tour. Great boat. Found loads of dolphins. Interesting tour along the beaches and caves afterwards
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind review and for your visit. We're very pleased that you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you soon again! Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
Absolutely loved it, people so...
Robert C, Aug 2017
Absolutely loved it, people so friendly and helpful, trip went so quick and the dolphins were amazing, purchased video done by captain afterwards which just added to the experience, highly recommended
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Dear Robert C , Thank you so much for your kind review and for your visit. We're very pleased that you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you soon again! Best regards, AlgarExperience Team

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