Water activity

From Albufeira: Dolphin Watching with Beach BBQ and Open Bar

4.6 / 5

29 reviews

From Albufeira: Dolphin Watching with Beach BBQ and Open Bar

Activity provider: AlgarExperience
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From US$ 69.50 per person

Join a dolphin watching boat trip and enjoy an unforgettable experience. View the landscaped scenery of the south coast of Portugal before enjoying a freshly cooked BBQ on the beach and then hop back onboard for some dolphin spotting.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 5 hours
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Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Small group available


  • Watch dolphins in their natural environment
  • Enjoy a freshly cooked BBQ on the beach
  • Take advantage of the open bar during the trip
  • Experience a truly fun and exciting day out
Full description
The cruise lasts around 5 hours and begins in the morning at the Albufeira Marina. After leaving the Marina, the vessel heads west, along the coast, so you can view the landscaped scenery of the south coast of Portugal. Then head to Nossa Senhora da Rocha where you will land on a beach inaccessible by land. Here you can perform various recreational activities, indulge in refreshing drinks and enjoy a superb BBQ meal made by the crew. Later it's time for dolphin spotting. Return to the main vessel to start searching for the playful and entertaining dolphins. The boat can easily reach 30 miles per hour and travel several miles offshore. The vessel will remain close to the wonderful dolphins for 30 minutes, before returning to the Marina de Albufeira.
  • Boat trip
  • BBQ and drinks including water, soft drinks, beer and wine
  • Cocktails and spirits
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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Meeting point

Please meet at the reception desk at AlgarExperience.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Intoxication
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please note the order of the activity may be changed in order to guarantee dolphin spotting
  • Children under 16-years-old must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • The company has the right to refuse boarding to people under the influence of alcohol or other illegal substances with no refund
  • Your own alcohol or food is not allowed on board or at the beach
  • The activity is not suitable for pregnant women or children under 3 years of age
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

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FANTASTIC! I would repeat a thousand times more, the team that accompanied us was enormous, making special mention of BRUNO, a marine biologist who explained to us at all times every question we had and was attentive at all times, we did not lack for anything and we saw many dolphins.

August 16, 2019

Great trip BUT that beach..

The staff were excellent. The information was excellent. The offer is excellent. That beach is a hazard and broke my foot. There’s rocks here there and everywhere and the sea was quite rough (don’t know if it usually is) I planted my foot a wave took me out and now I have a broken foot. I know this isn’t the providers fault but this could happen to anyone in the future so bare this mind. The food and drink when on the beer are good and like I said before the staff are excellent. Even with the injury I thought it was still a very good tour.

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July 23, 2019

Great boat tour in good weather

We had great weather on the boat tour, sunshine and not too warm. Unfortunately, the boat has no roof, so if it rains or is too hot you have no protection. During the tour we saw the caves on the coast and dolphins. The lunchtime BBQ on the beach was ok. In hindsight we would have booked a tour without food. But during the whole tour all drinks were included. The staff on the boat and on the beach was super nice and courteous.

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October 22, 2018

Product ID: 71677