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Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira

Highlights
  • Book online ahead of time to guarantee a spot on this popular guided tour
  • Explore in a small boat that grants access to caves and grottoes 
  • Go to Carvoeiro Beach and cruise the Atlantic Ocean without getting lost 
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Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
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Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
From US$40,57
Overview
Avoid the hassle of renting and navigating a boat in unfamiliar territory on a stress-free dolphin watching cruise from Albufeira. A small, motorized boat grants you access to the hard-to-reach caves and grottoes that line Albufeira's coast, while a guide transports you to places with increased dolphin activity. A great option for families, this experience combines education with entertainment.
What to Expect
Meet at Albufeira Marina a little before your departure time. Check in, hop aboard a small boat, and get ready to cruise the Atlantic Ocean.
Once you get out on the water, relax as your guide takes you to areas to see views of the nearby sandstone cliffs. Head toward Carvoeiro Beach, and get the chance to explore the caves.
Afterward, your guide knows some of the best places to spot dolphins. A sighting is not 100-percent guaranteed, but you can possibly see two types of dolphins, common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins. If you do spot them, chances are they’ll be swimming close to your boat in their natural habitat.
Your guided tour ends when your boat reaches the Albufeira Marina and docks.
Reviews (175)
1 - 5 of 116 reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2018
Beautiful experience - Must do if you visit Algarve

Our cave watching experience was great and and our guide gave us all the information he could about the caves and places around. After 1 hour of cave watching till Benagil, we began our hunt for dolphins, after about 45 minutes we were lucky to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Gaurav A
DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Dream Wave, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hello Gaurav A, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the tour! Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,

Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile
Fun outing

We had a nice time on our cruise to the caves, and even had a chance to see some dolphins. The staff was knowledgeable and super easy to work with.

Thank lynae81
DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Dream Wave, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Hello lynae81, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the tour! Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Don't waste your money here

Awful. We booked this tour in the morning. They promised small boat so they can go more inside the caves. Lies! When the tour started they changed it to big boat. 80% of the time it was in deep sea, far far from the coast,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Alessandro B
DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Dream Wave, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Dear Alessandro B, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. As explained to you, due to safety reasons it was not possible to get closer to the Benagil cave on the day of your tour. Safety is and always will be our priority. We...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile
Amazing!!!

Our skipper and guide couldn't of made our day any better!! The caves and coastline are beautiful and David was full of interesting information about them. We were lucky enough to see dolphins which was absolutely brilliant!! Highly recommend these guys!!!

Thank Mel P
DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Dream Wave, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Hello Mel P, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the tour! Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Fabulous

We booked this trip in a local shop. We went on the afternoon trip at 12pm and had a great time. We saw plenty of dolphins in the wild. The guys on the boat say that they can't guarantee that you will see dolphins but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kazzie930
DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Dream Wave, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hello Kazzie930, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the tour! Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,

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448evad
Hi, my parents are going to Albufeira next September and they would love to see the coast. However, a few years ago when they were in Thailand, they had a horrible experience, they took them out on a boat trip when the waves were large and they didn't provide proper seats where you can hold onto something. As a result my mom who's got a herniated disc anyway, ended up with a crushed vertebra. So she is scared to go on boats. I was wondering, is it possible to cater for them still somehow? To make sure you don't go too fast, to have a seat with something in front of you to grab (a bar or something) and if the waves are huge then tell them to reschedule to another day? They would LOVE to see the caves and dolphins so I'm hoping I find a company who could take care of her. Thank you in advance!!!
7 November 2018|
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Response from Kazzie930 | Reviewed this property |
It's a speed boat and so it goes fast! It is also very bouncy although the waves weren't huge. There are lots of different companies that do this trip I think but I think the one that we went on might not be appropriate for... More
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