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$ 39.94 per person

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See the Algarve from a new perspective on a cruise along the coast. Admire stunning sea caves and rock formations like the Benagil Sea Cave. Look out for dolphins playing in the ocean along the way.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Dutch


  • 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, including the Benagil Sea Cave, enjoy 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 (including Benagil Sea Cave)
  • 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
  • You may get wet on the boat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1601 reviews

Review summary

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We chose the tour with the biggest boat to be more comfortable, but it still felt like a bucking bronco for 30 minutes at both ends of the tour. Several people felt seasick, so if that's your issue, beware. They dolphins were a bit disappointing, only 3-6 of them. But we loved the caves! The main guide spoke English too fast for us to catch every word, but he was helpful and checked on us regularly, to make sure we were okay. (We were his oldest passengers.) The young woman guide spoke very well and told some good tall tales.

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October 2, 2022

I liked it but the fact of coming to disturb the dolphins in their habitats bothers me but it is to be done once in our life, the guides are all different some follow and disturb the dolphins others are correct and remain at a certain distances so as not to disturb them… Thank you for this activity

August 25, 2022

Pedro was a super guide! He gave a good explanation of everything and showed us nice things. We were lucky to see the dolphins. It is a very quick boat in which you get wet sometimes. Bring a towel. Afterwards you can relax in the nice harbor with a variety of restaurants.

August 15, 2022

Product ID: 100467