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Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira provided by Dream Wave

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Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira

Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
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
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2236DOLPHIN
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Life jackets
  • Safety Briefing
  • 10% Discount to use @ Gate 4 Café
  • Smiles & Good Times :)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Sunscreen, Swimming Gear and Towels
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
2h
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.
Additional information
  • 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 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
Inclusions
  • Life jackets
  • Safety Briefing
  • 10% Discount to use @ Gate 4 Café
  • Smiles & Good Times :)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Sunscreen, Swimming Gear and Towels
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
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
Popular mentions

4.5
661 reviews
Excellent
504
Very good
95
Average
38
Poor
10
Terrible
14

Laura H.
62 contributions
nice boat trip
Oct 2021
The tour guides and captain were very nice. They explained everything, but gave us time to enjoy the trip without talking. We were very lucky with the weather on that day. It was cloudy and warm. The seats in the boat are very comfortable. Because of the back rests it was unexacting to sit in the boat while driving.
Written 5 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello LauraHor, 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 6 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John W
Coleraine, UK48 contributions
Now that was a boat trip!
Decided to book the Dreamer Jet boat to go and see the caves and search for Dolphins. The crew where fantastic taking time to explain everything. When we set off the guy told us to stay seated and watch out personal belongings as the first part of the tour would be fast. He was not wrong! That’s the fastest I’ve ever been on a boat. It was utterly fantastic. Definitely not for the faint hearted. We where lucky enough to see a lot of dolphins and stopped to watch them for a while. Then we set off to explore the caves and coastline. This was fantastic also. On the return journey we were speeding along again sunset behind us. Fantastic trip and would thoroughly recommend this company. Thanks for a fantastic afternoon.
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello JohnwZ7017HK, 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 19 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Annet t
4 contributions
Nice trip
Aug 2021
Checking in was a bit messy, so we almost went on the wrong excursion. After departure we soon saw a few dolphins so that part was over quickly. Then we saw many beautiful caves. The crew was very friendly and could tell us a lot about the area. The trip could have been a little bit longer, but we did have a nice morning.
Written 14 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello 627annett, 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 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Márlon L
Swindon, UK2 contributions
Tricky weather
Aug 2021
I have a very mixed review of our experience on the Insomnia tour (the smaller semi-rigid boat). Check in and boarding was very organised, COVID-safe, and the tour guides and captain were very nice. We were very unlucky with the sea conditions that day, as it was very windy, which meant larger waves and a bumpy ride. We were warned of the wind and offered jackets onboard, and that we would get a bit wet. At the start of the ride, things were going well, but once we hit the larger waves, we were soaking wet as the waves hit the side of the boat multiple times! There was a layer of water in the boat which meant our bag was also drenched. While some bumps and a bit of splash can be fun, that was not the case.
Unfortunately my wife was feeling very poorly with all the motion and we had to abort the tour before we hit the caves. The crew was very attentive and managed to contact the Dreamer boat that was returning to the marina to rescue us. The larger boat was very smooth and we really appreciate the effort to help us.
While I do understand that sea conditions are not 100% predictable, the crew had just returned from a previous tour and knew how things were. I don’t believe it was safe to run the smaller boat tour in those conditions and wish we were given a more explicit warning before boarding and offered to either reschedule our tour or change it to the Dreamer boat.
Written 28 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Marlon89br, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the experience. We have made note of your sugesstions. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
Written 29 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wamika S
12 contributions
So much fun!
Aug 2021
We took the 2-hour Insomnia trip for the caves and the dolphins. It was amazing. They have a really friendly staff. The first hour was to see the many caves and hidden beaches. The next to search for the Dolphins. The captain did everything so we get a good view. PLEASE DO CARRY A JACKET, even if you're going in August. We went during the peak summers and it was cold, the boat has a pretty high speed and its the Atlantic.
Written 24 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Wamika_singh, 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 25 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Perlajazz
London, UK3 contributions
Nice family outing
Did the trip with my kids, 2&8. They absolutely loved the boat and got to see some dolphins. The caves were beautiful and the guides very friendly.
Written 14 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Perlajazz, 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 14 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yann N
1 contribution
Bah expérience
Aug 2021
Horrible welcome by a girl with long hair without glasses! To flee !
The guys are nice but beats everywhere.
Dolphins, you only see their backs and they run away.
Oversold!
Written 14 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello 718yannn, 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 with you this did not happen. We have taken immediate action due to your review: 1-The Girl with long hair must always use glasses; 2-The Guys must stop beats everywhere; 3-Dolphins must swim only reversed backstroke style, to view there frontside and they must stay still, no running away; Dolphins do not run as you mentioned, we believe you viewed running unicorns. In this case you were very lucky, not many have the privilege of such a sighting. Hope to see you soon, Kind Regards,
Written 17 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cosmopolitan16141
1 contribution
Discrimination
Aug 2021 • Family
It was a truly amazing experience but unfortunately the reception staff ( girl wearing glasses with ISCTE laniard) wasn’t to par… different treatment to different people… maybe I got a different treatment because I am black … I felt I didn’t have the same attention level other white customers were getting…
The circumstances… was told to wait for the check-in but wasn’t informed that I could wait in the lounge and wasn’t offered discount ticket for the café… all other customers were being informed about the lounge and being offered discount ticket.
Written 10 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Cosmopolitan16141, 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 off target. This is why we appreciate all forms of feedback, good or bad, so we can sort any issues in the future. Secondly, we do not treat anyone differently due to race, religion, or any other context. We highly disapprove any discrimination in any sort of situation. We have a multicultural and a multireligious Team. Racism is not acceptable in our organization and just insinuating this situation happened is unacceptable to us. We apologise if you feel this happened to you but, this was a misunderstanding and nothing happened due to a race issue. Kind Regards,
Written 12 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

André Schnyder
1 contribution
Amazing
Jun 2021 • Couples
Amazing experience, we saw lots of dolphins and beautiful caves and beaches. The crew was very nice and very informative too.
Written 10 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Aschnyder1, 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 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rich
11 contributions
Amazing trip!!
Jun 2021 • Couples
We did the speed boat trip to see the caves and dolphins. Our boat was the insomnia and the guys on board were fantastic! Great fun and extremely knowledgeable. We saw dolphins almost immediately and spent some time with them before blasting through the waves to the most amazing caves and coastline! Would thoroughly recommend this trip and for the price I think it was an absolute bargain!!!
Written 8 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello RichNeoc, 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 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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sandytravel365
sandytravel365
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Fantastic speed boat trip
Easy to book on line but needed to phone to check transport pickup Check in was well organised. Worth taking a coat
Sumra K
Sumra K
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Breathtaking caves.
Fabulous views of the coast and the caves. Humorous and clear guide in English, it can get a bit cold so take a lig
19LincsTraveller40
19LincsTraveller40
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Stupendous Trip
What a trip on Dreamer. Best boat trip ever, fantastic coastal scenery capped by spotting dolphins. Nobody should l
kim_r571
kim_r571
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Amazing boat ride!!!!
Amazing time seeing the dolphins and the caves!!! Highly recommend - we had a great time thank you so much!!
Nel9919
Nel9919
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Amazing trip
Great trip throughout the Algarve cost, into the caves and got a chance to see lots of dolphins. Recommend to ever
Rob B
Rob B
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Fantastic experience
My sons had an excellent time with this company. We felt safe and comfortable with the staff member who looked afte
DS2510
DS2510
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Dolphins and caves at their best
We actually saw dolphins, the guide kept his distance, so that the animals could swim freely. Very impressive and e
Sruly K
Sruly K
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An Amazing Adventure
What an amazing adventure. The two guides were very accommodating and exceptionally nice. The trip is definitely a
akcno1
akcno1
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Bad start, turned out great!
Initially booked for the larger dream wave boat trip. Even though we were waiting in a queue long before tour buses
Discover30990273759
Discover30990273759
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The best experience of portugal
The best experience of my life, We saw a whole family of dolphins just metres from the boat it was incredible. Th
Andrew12345732
Andrew12345732
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Fun Boat
Loved the speed boat. Our driver spotted the whales first and then we went to the Caves. Hopefully the mass require
Journey14612156686
Journey14612156686
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Brilliant experience
Have been visiting Albuferia for almost 12 years and finally decided to book a boat trip to the caves. Absolutely b
Neil O
Neil O
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Average and expensive
Average trip. Expensive for what it is. No dolphins seen although I do understand they are wild creatures, so that
AmyHannah
AmyHannah
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Excellent value for money!
A fantastic boat trip out to see dolphins and the beautiful coastline and caves. Excellent value for money as you
gotjoshua
gotjoshua
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Great boat for kids to see caves and dolphins!
Lovely Staff, beautiful spacious boat, felt very safe. We were lucky enough to see dolphins, and the coast line was
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