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Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

1. Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

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.

From Lagos: Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

2. From Lagos: Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

Meet your experienced crew at the Marina de Lagos and get a safety briefing before you set sail off the coast of the Algarve. Look for dolphins aboard a rigid inflatable boat in a small group of no more than 12 people for a more personalized experience. Hear detailed information about the sea and weather conditions, and the last known coordinates and patterns of the dolphins’ behavior from the previous days to help you locate the animals. Travel at a speed of around 25 knots, depending on the sea conditions, as you look for magnificent sea mammals for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Benefit from a 90% chance to encounter the beautiful creatures in their natural environment – although as an act or nature sightings cannot be guaranteed. 

Algarve Zoomarine Ticket and Dolphin Emotions Experience

3. Algarve Zoomarine Ticket and Dolphin Emotions Experience

Dive into a vast lagoon, surrounded by a mantle of fine sand and dotted with vegetation. Come visit this slice of paradise with the potential to provide a unique experience that will be certain to change your life!  Choose between three types of experiences, which all start with an educational talk in which a professional shares fascinating facts about the bottlenose dolphin, its biology and ecology. • The Dolphin Emotions Premium experience lets you spend 30 minutes in the water under the supervision of a trainer. You’ll be invited to meet the dolphins, experience moments of tenderness and affection, and perform an aquatic behavior sequence with these extraordinary ambassadors of the ocean. • The Dolphin Emotions Encounter gives you the same experience as Premium but for a shorter, 15-minute experience. • The Dolphin Emotions Exclusive experience is a completely private experience – you and a friend can enjoy moments of pure emotion with the fantastic dolphins, under the supervision of a trainer.  For all experiences, you’ll be accompanied by an educator who will be able to answer your questions and ensure the safety and well-being of all. If you book the Dolphin Emotions Exclusive option, it is recorded, with a video and photo album offered to you at the end.

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based on 2,329 reviews

We did an afternoon Boat trip at around 2:30pm, the weather was about 31 degrees! It was an amazing day for the boat, it still gets a little chilly out at sea as you’re going so fast in the wind but once you stop at the caves it’s much warmer! We unfortunately didn’t see any dolphins, however it’s never guaranteed! Apparently they show themselves more in the mornings. I highly recommend the trip, even if you don’t see dolphins it’s great fun! The guys on the boat are so friendly & helpful! It was an amazing experience, the caves are stunning!! The only thing I would say to make it a better experience is, if you could stop off for a swim! Me and my boyfriend would have loved to of done that, that’s the only thing I’d say that would have made it even better.

Amazing experience! To be so close to dolphins and actually touch and interact with them is amazing. Staff were all brilliant, and very knowledgeable and you can see they really care. This is a definite must for anyone who likes or loves dolphins!!

great tour Fast boat. Everything was there. Saw dolphins, guide told us about caves and beaches. Even an insider tip where you can get married very romantically. If your partner should say no, you can easily push him into the sea from there.

Superb ballad explained in 3 languages by a great guide and a captain at the top discovery of secret and inaccessible beach by land just great. After leaving for the high seas and looking for dolphins, it's just wow

Amazing experience you must to go visit caves and saw dolphins