Water activity

Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

Activity provider: XRide Algarve

Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

Activity provider: XRide Algarve
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From US$ 29.59 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.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Dutch
Private group available


  • 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

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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 1238 reviews

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We went on the trip in June. It was an excellent experience and we saw dolphins and the caves. The sea was rough with lots of waves, but we felt that the staff members on board ensured we were ok and they were in control of the boat. We wore life jackets and a waterproof which was needed as you get very wet from the splash. Make sure you wear clothes that you can get wet. Bags and valuables can be kept in a secure lock at the front of the boat to keep them dry. There was about 10 of us on the boat which made it a personable experience. The staff were very knowledgeable about the dolphins and caves, and made some funny jokes along the way.

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June 23, 2022

Really amazing trip!! Saw the dolphins which was so great in the small boat (they were so close to the coast) and the captain and guide were so fantastic!! Saw inside the Benagil cave too as much as we could. The wind made the sea very choppy so be prepared to be thrown about a bit and get wet (which is fun if you like it, less good if you get a bit seasick). Really recommend!

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June 22, 2022

We booked the small boat at 9:30 (~24 people), was a good balance between a fun ride, cave watching and search for dolphins speed riding. We were lucky to see a few dolphins. We had a 3 year old kid with us, as the day was relatively calm it was ok, but for a rougher weather maybe a bigger boat would be better overall was a great trip!

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June 15, 2022

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