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Gibraltar: Dolphin Watching in the Wild
From US$ 40 per person
- See 3 dolphin species in their natural habitat and swimming in the wild
- Go on the tour that a BBC reporter described as "one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had."
- Take the kids on a family adventure
Meeting pointFROM SPAIN - COSTA DEL SOL: Follow road signs for Algeciras turning off when you reach the signs for Gibraltar. Follow the signs for the frontier and airport. Cross the frontier (you will need your passport here) and head straight across the airfield/runway to the roundabout, take the 1st exit on the right. Stay on this road for 400m until you see the BMW car showroom. This is the entrance to Marina Bay (with parking 100m before and in Ocean Village). Turn right here where you will find Marina Bay and Frank and the staff wearing bright yellow polo shirts. FROM CASEMATES SQUARE - GIBRALTAR TOWN CENTRE: Leave the square through the 4 arches, go straight ahead to the roundabout then take the 1st exit on the right. Along this road about 300m on your left you will see the Taylor Woodrow ‘Tradewinds’ apartment blocks. There is a BMW car showroom ahead, this is the entrance to Marina Bay. Turn left here where you will find Marina Bay and Frank and the staff wearing bright yellow polo shirts.
Gibraltar is home to no fewer than 3 species of dolphin. They come to feed off the abundant supply of sardines, mackerel and flying fish that swim in the waters of Gibraltar’s bay.
On this excursion you will be in an uncrowded and friendly environment, on board the catamaran “Dolphin Adventurer.” You will get live commentary and the service of expert guides who will explain everything that you see.
Each tour takes in breathtaking views of both the African and European coastline, as well as the legendary Pillars of Hercules. But it is the dolphins that are the main event and they are sighted on 99 per cent of the tours. Often you will witness pods of between 40 and 500 dolphins.
Watch common, striped and bottlenose dolphins swim to the boat and play. They sometimes put on a spectacular display of leaps and splashes right at your feet. It truly is a magical experience.
Tours depart four times each afternoon from Marina Bay, where you can relax and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere both before and after your trip.
- 75-minute boat tour
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A magic time for all the family
The boat left a bit late but the trip was amazing!! We saw dolphins galore right from the get go!! :D
It took some time before we actually found any dolphins but I guess a tour like this always contains an element of chance. When we did come across some we were lucky to see quite a few --- probably 10 or so but they were very difficult to count. They also swam alongside the boat for pretty much the whole remainder of the tour which was cool. The crew were awesome, even before we saw the dolphins the trip was still fun with them.
We had a beautiful day out at sea looking for dolphins as a family. The staff were great, particularly with our kids, who can be a lot to handle! We were lucky enough to see striped dolphins, which I don't think I'd even seen pictures of before, but they were absolutely gorgeous! We're all so grateful for a wonderful day voyage from start to finish.
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