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Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira

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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.
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 
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot at Albufeira Marina for convenience
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
R. Marina de Albufeira 5B, 8200 Albufeira, Portugal
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Life jackets
  • Safety Briefing
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and Drinks
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Sunscreen, Swimming Gear and Towels
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dolphin sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jteloy wrote a review Jun 2020
Evora, Portugal8 contributions
We had a very great guide Tiago! With an amazing sense of humour and opportunity, he made this trip a fun ride. When we passed a huge yatch he said it was his dad. Then he turned to us saying he’s doing this tour just for fun. The guide made the trip. PS: sorry Tiago I had no
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Response from DreamWaveAlgarve, Proprietário at Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello jteloy, 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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Mario J wrote a review Mar 2020
Montreal, Canada364 contributions34 helpful votes
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It was too cold for us to see dolphins, too early in the season. But, the caves were so worth it! Our guide and captain was friendly, spoke Portuguese, English and French and gave us lots of interesting info. Dress appropriately as you will go far from the shore to search for
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DreamWaveAlgarve, Proprietário at Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
Responded 20 Mar 2020
Hello Mario J, 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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Chyna wrote a review Mar 2020
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The employees on the ship were wonderful and explained everything well. Unfortunately no sighting of dolphins, but they are in the wild. The coast and many caves were all super cool sights to see.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DreamWaveAlgarve, Proprietário at Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
Responded 20 Mar 2020
Hello Chyna B, 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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Ray L wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
I was optimistic beforehand despite reading the negative reviews. Being one of the first to line up to board the boat, we patiently waited until we were told to be seated. However after half the boat was seated we were told that me and my girlfriend couldn’t sit together because
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Response from DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Hello Ray L, Firstly, I wanted to Thank-you for bringing this issue to my attention. We strive at Dream Wave for all our guests to have an experience that exceeds their expectations, however, unfortunately, there may be times when we are slightly away from our intention. This is why we appreciate all forms of feedback, good or bad, so we can sort any issues in the future. Safety is our priority. We will only enter caves when sea conditions are safe. Otherwise we will not. We are sorry the dolphins did not appear. We always do our best to find dolphins, but at times they just don't want to appear. In February we have hot and also cooler days. Unfortunately the day you selected was colder and the sea was not in its normal conditions. To prevent this ever happening again, we will reorganize our procedures and do understand your concerns. I would like to apologise for you not being impressed. Kind Regards,
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EvelienNauwelaerts wrote a review Feb 2020
Antwerp, Belgium14 contributions3 helpful votes
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A remarkable boat trip, absolutely recommended! We saw several dolphins close by, the caves were stunning and the guides are super friendly!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Hello EvelienNauwelaerts, 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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Sarah631
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fab trip
This would have had 5 stars as the boat trip was amazing - we saw loads of dolphins and the caves were fantastic. B
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Satish G
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Amazing Rock Formations!
This probably will rate as one of your most memorable boat rides around naturally created rock formations / caves a
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hubbs13
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Great Experience, Must do!
Initially, I was not so enthused to go, but my wife being the more adventurous one swayed me to go. I am so glad th
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josele6471
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GOOD WAY TO DISCOVER THE ALGARVE COAST
Dream Wave has all the alternatives ir order to visit by differents ways The Algarve Coast with a good price
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Tourist551154
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Worth it
Really good trip great on a slightly windy day but wrap up warm, got to see dolphins but there were scared so only
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PaulomiV
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Benagil caves and dolphin watching
We got to see the dolphins and the Benagil caves Excellent tour guides too The tour started and ended right on ti
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317heathera
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Great trip
Really enjoyed this speed boat trip seeing the caves. They will do their best to see dolphins but you can’t guarant
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Gamingwizdomz
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Parasailing
We had an amazing time parasailing with this company. There was only us and another couple there so we had alot of
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Sharon L
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Boat trip
Highly recommend boat trip. Saw many dolphins and great coastline views captain and staff very informative. Refres
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kelstarf
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Amazing trip!
Great day! We were lucky to see dolphins during our trip. The staff were very knowledgeable and pleasant. Highly re
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andymilnes2015
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Amazing Experience
We had an amazing experience on this boat trip. We wanted to see dolphins and caves and they 100% delivered. The c
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Happiness708055
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Excellent experience
Fab for the whole family. Staff were excellent with the children (4 and 9 years) and made then involved in the trip
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rmchapman2019
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One in a million
Perfect ending to a lush holiday with friends. This is worth every minute! The crew where so friendly and happy, to
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Sally H
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Amazing experience
Great boat trip to see the beautiful caves of Albufeira. The experienced crew take you inside the caves and give in
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John D
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Oh my god! Not for the faint hearted!
Dont let the headline put you off, this was incredible! My reasoning for the headline, was we assumed this was a di
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  • Duration: 2h
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