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Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

From US$ 30.65 per person

Experience the Algarve from a new perspective on a cruise along the coast. Depart from Albufeira to encounter stunning sea caves and rock formations. Look out for dolphins playing in the ocean along the way.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Spanish, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience the Algarve from a different perspective on a cruise along the coast
  • Go inside sea caves and see stunning rock formations
  • Marvel at the contrast in colors between the rocky cliffs and native flora
  • Swim next to one of the Algarve's many beautiful beaches
Full description

Look for dolphins and other marine life off the coast of the Algarve on a 2.5-hour cruise by boat. Explore sea caves, look for close ocean animal encounters, and swim next to beautiful beaches.

Depart from the Marina de Albufeira and head towards Carvoeiro Beach enjoying the breathtaking landscapes, pleasant weather and crystal clear waters of Portugal's southern shore along the way. Marvel at the contrast of colors between the rocky cliffs and caves, the blue of the sea and the indigenous flora and fauna.

Get a safety briefing to ensure you are comfortable once on board the boat, and enjoy the services of an experienced captain throughout the journey. Benefit from life jackets and raincoats to keep you safe and dry on the trip. Explore a selection of sea caves along the coast of the Algarve, looking for dolphins and other animals on your adventure. Enter the caves for up-close encounters, and swim next to beautiful beaches to make this an experience to remember for a lifetime.

  • 2.5-hour cruise
  • Dolphin watching
  • Sea caves cruise
  • Safety briefing
  • Lifejackets and raincoats
  • Services of an experienced captain
  • Swimming stops
  • Meals and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Check in at the XRide office, Marina de Albufeira.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Glass objects
  • Drinks

Know before you go

  • Please bring sun block and a hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1079 reviews

Review summary

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This trip was a beautiful experience: we have seen the stunning coast, caves and rock formations of this amazing coast, the boat crew was just incredible in explaining the surroundings and the eco-systems, the life of the dolphins and whales - and Dominique translated everything in French for us, super nice. The highlight: we have actually seen dolphins, a mother with her baby and a group of four dolphins swimming around us - we'd do this again!

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October 7, 2021

Amazing experience, the 2:30 hours are enough, longer would be to much. We were very lucky with our activity, matched 100% with the description. We saw dolphins in the wild, beautifull beaches, cliffs and caves. Benagil cave being together with the dolphin the highlight of the activity. The staff were very good. Loved their organization how they debrief and guided the group before and through the tour. Captain Pedro was the start and spirit of this tour. I highly recommend this company. Super professional and super funny. 5*

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September 30, 2021

Great boat ride! Dominique speaks French to explain everything to you. We take into account your health concerns to place you in the boat which, moreover, does not give you seasickness. Bring a small jacket even when the weather is nice. Just a pity that we don't stay longer in the Benagil cave!

September 1, 2021

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