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Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Seacret Tours

Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Seacret Tours
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Get back to nature and search for dolphins in their natural environment on a cruise from Albufeira. See Algarve's sea caves onboard a small boat with a skipper and a marine biologist.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese


  • Look for dolphins in the wild as you sail along the scenic coast of the Algarve
  • Marvel at the rock formations of Benagil Cave and the iconic Alfanzina Lighthouse
  • Benefit from a small boat cruise to make your way into narrow caves
  • Stop for a refreshing swim in the the middle of the sea and watch dolphins
  • Avail the services of 2 guides, including an on-board marine biologist
Full description

Climb aboard a small boat in Albufeira marina and journey along the coastline of the Algarve for 18 kilometers. Enjoy watching dolphins in their natural habitat with commentary from a guide and marine biologist. See the Alfanzina Lighthouse and the seaside Benagil Cave.

Journey with a captain with expert knowledge of this part of the coastline. Sail to the Alfanzina Lighthouse and be amazed by the beaches and rock formations along the way. Marvel at the stunning sea caves, including the famous rock formations of Benagil Cave. Cool down with a swim in the sea, if conditions permit, and then look for the lovable dolphins as they frolic in the water. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you take in the scenic views. Learn about the surrounding marine life from the local marine biologist onboard.

  • Marine biologist guide
  • Skipper
  • Boat tour
  • Life jackets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please meet at the local tour operator's shop, SEACRET TOURS at Albufeira Marina, Passeio dos Oceanos, Lote 4, Loja 4, 8200-394 Albufeira.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Cancellations less than 24 hours before the activity or no-shows at the departure time are not refundable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 750 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Excellent trip. Efficient to board and get going. The design of the seats was a bit ungainly but you got used to them pretty quick. The tour of the caves was very good and it was good that we got the opportunity to take pictures. By far and away the best part was speeding out to sea and getting to see the dolphins! This was the highlight of the trip and an amazing experience. The guide was very good and I felt safe at all times. Would definitely recommend as it was a great way to see two wonderful sights in one trip!

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June 22, 2022

The most amazing experience. Would 110% recommend! I nearly cried when I saw the dolphins. The caves were so beautiful, our tour guide was amazing and gave us insightful information and facts about the caves and landmarks. I would recommend wearing long sleeves as it gets VERY cold! 10/10 experience.

June 18, 2022

Muy buena experiencia. Vimos varios bancos de delfines y la visita a las cuevas muy interesante. Importante: en la lancha vas a bastante velocidad y acabas empapado, fuimos en manga corta y acabamos congelados a pesar de ser verano. Conveniente llevar un impermeable o algo de ropa larga para tapar el viento.

June 8, 2022

Product ID: 109039