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Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
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Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira

By Dream Wave
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.
from
₱1,774.39
per adult
from
₱1,774.39
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 24 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

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

  • Life jackets
  • Safety Briefing
  • 10% Discount to use @ Gate 4 Café
  • Smiles & Good Times :)
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Sunscreen, Swimming Gear and Towels
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

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.

Departure details
  • R. Marina de Albufeira 5B, 8200 Albufeira, Portugal The meeting point will be @ Gate 4 Café in Marina de Albufeira. You have to be there 30min prior to the schedualed departure.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2236DOLPHIN

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dolphin sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira?
Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira price starts from ₱1,745.55. Discover and book Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira on Tripadvisor
What is the Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira cancellation policy?
Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira?
Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira is hosted by Dream Wave. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Dream Wave on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2236DOLPHIN

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

U3586OUandrec
U3586OUandrec
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Dream boat cave tour
The dream boat cave trip was amazing! The boat ride was fun and the views were wonderful. Very good tour guide as w
Deborah B
Deborah B
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Fantastic day trip with Dream Waves to Benagil and Dolphin spotting
Spectacular boat trip to view Algarve coastline and dolphin spotting. They were professional and ensured everyone a
DASSCH
DASSCH
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Best Parasailing
It was the most amazing experience I have had it was so much fun, the flight supervisor and pilot made it feel very
psadasya
psadasya
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Soar with Dream wave
A comfortable parasailing you can ever find is with Dream Wave in Albufeira. Danny the flight supervisor and Ricard
206jekaterinas
206jekaterinas
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Great experience
Amazing experience ! Kids were asking to do it again ! Staff is great definitely will be visiting again
ellenf545
ellenf545
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Great Tour
The boat was comfortable; the staff very nice and the sights, of course, were stellar. We did the tour on a very wa
GreiceA_12
GreiceA_12
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Great tour
Amazing tour, totally worth the price! We saw all algarve coast prestigious spots from the boat, also got very luck
christinah279
christinah279
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Dolphins and sea caves!!
Loved, loved, loved this excursion! The boat crew were awesome. We saw lots of dolphins. The cliffs and caves were
georginad576
georginad576
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Amazing
What a fantastic experience.the coastline and caves were brilliant, could really get in close. Crew were helpful an
avas649
avas649
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Brilliant parasailing
This was my fourth time parasailing and was by far the best . The lads on the boat were funny and attentive and mad
389sumeett
389sumeett
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Absolutely Awesome! 🪂
We booked this parasailing 🪂 experience in advance before flying as the website stated it was “likely to sell out”
Christopher B
Christopher B
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Amazing (once on the boat) boat trip
The actual boat trip was amazing, great views and very friendly staff on board the boat, however the checkin desk s
StephAL94
StephAL94
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Great trip
Great trip on the boat, my son loved it, 2 hour trip which showed albufeira coastline, the staff were so helpful, o
SunshineSelbs
SunshineSelbs
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Unsafe and horrifically boring
A very disappointing and concerning boat trip. Have considered reporting to relevant safety authorities, but not be
T631FSandrews
T631FSandrews
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Amazing experience
Was so fun! Our driver Danny was very enthusiastic and you can tell he had as much fun as we did! Definitely recomm
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LL
1 contribution
Nov 2022
Pros:

- The caves are beautiful.

- The guide is good

- The staff is nice

Cons:

- The stops at the caves are very short.

- By putting "Dolphin watching" in the title, it charges $10 more per person than other boat tours that don't have the name. It's very disappointing to know they make no difference than others, and of course, we didn't see any dolphins. Go search for similar tours instead of this one.

- In the end, the guide passes a jar to everyone for tips. Although he says it's optional, it seems mandatory. This is the only place during out trip in Portugual that we are asked for tips
Written 29 November 2022
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Hello knl221, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
Written 30 November 2022
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Dean S
Parksville, Canada12 contributions
Great trip. Saw dolphins, the caverns and coastline. A very nice way to see the coastline and learn some history of that area.
Written 21 November 2022
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Hello deans559, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
Written 21 November 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

laurzie27
Middletown, CT130 contributions
I have nothing really bad to say other than it was nothing spectacular. The guides were great but stops at the caves were pretty quick. Didn’t get too close. I feel like we spent most of the time just sailing to and back. Learned a little but not that much. Was really just a two hour boat ride. Not bad, but would’ve rather spent time doing something else!
Written 11 November 2022
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Hello laurzie27, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
Written 13 November 2022
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wanderlustAz
Litchfield Park, AZ11 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Overall a pleasant trip but nothing special. No one on the boat could hear the guy giving us information even though we asked him to speak up. The “stops” along the shoreline lasted 20 seconds at most. I have heard better reviews from other companies and would look into those options before making a choice on which trip to take
Written 7 November 2022
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Hello wanderlustAz, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
Written 9 November 2022
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Graeme M
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK12 contributions
A lot of the time is spend getting to the caves, and returning after the dolphin spotting.

I'd chose to go further along the coast to a harbour closer to the caves if I did this again, and spend longer searching for and watching dolphins.

It was definitely a good trip though. We all enjoyed it. Just wanted more time with dolphins.
Written 27 October 2022
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Hello Graeme M, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
Written 28 October 2022
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Laura C
Newry, UK8 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Great experience. Jamie & Ruben were great fun and very knowledgeable. It was definitely very windy and a bit chilly on the way back so bring a jacket. We had our 2.5 year old with us and he loved it also
Written 20 October 2022
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Hello Z7749FDlaurac, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
Written 21 October 2022
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Joanne A
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Excellent trip to do as a family, we were 2 adults, 2 under ten and a teenager and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Although dolphin sightings can’t be guaranteed, we saw many within 5 minutes of leaving the marina. The fast ride over the sea to the caves was great fun, we got a great view of the many beautiful beaches and coves. Our guide Miguel was so knowledgeable and great fun and really made the trip for us!
Written 16 October 2022
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Hello Joannea415, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
Written 16 October 2022
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AllanC1960
Stockton-on-Tees, UK40 contributions
Oct 2022
An excellent couple of hours spent with Sam, Sylvester and the skipper. The boat is large and fast and very manoeuvrable as you find out at the end of the tour.

We saw a pod of at least 6 dolphins and managed to get some photos on my camera phone.

After that it was the caves, which were fascinating. Sam provided interesting commentary and facts. The “Yellow Submarine” was a favourite as was the famous Benigil cave, although the whole coast line is spectacular.

Time well spent and we would happily go again.
Written 11 October 2022
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Hello AllanC1960, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
Written 12 October 2022
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Ann D
Saint Louis, MO5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
We saw orcas!!!! Two amazing orcas performed around our boat for at least 10 minutes. It was a once in a lifetime experience. Even our captain and his mate were excited. The coast line and caves were breathtaking and the colors of the rock, water, sky and land were like none I’ve seen before.
Written 10 October 2022
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Hello Adalton0525, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
Written 10 October 2022
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LSP1989
Birmingham, UK31 contributions
We decided to do the Insonnia trip the day before going home. Well we didn't see any dolphins but we were absolutely overjoyed to see a pod of killer whales very close to us!! Our guides (Anna and Christian??) were both fantastic and safe to say everyone was quite emotional at the incredible sight. The caves were lovely, but i could have spent the entire boat trip just watching the whales. Loved it!!
Written 8 October 2022
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Hello LSP0911, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
Written 9 October 2022
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