Guided tour

Gibraltar Cable Car & Dolphin Watch

Gibraltar Cable Car & Dolphin Watch

From $46.72 per person

Cruise the Strait of Gibraltar to see wild dolphins in this natural habitat that’s home to 3 species of dolphin. You’re almost guaranteed a sighting! Ride a cable car to the top of the Rock for stunning area views and to see the famous Barbary macaques.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Enjoy the ultimate wild dolphin watching experience on board a yellow catamaran
  • Be on the lookout for sunfish, turtles, and flying fish, as well as dolphins
  • Enjoy stunning views of Gibraltar, Spain, and Africa, following your cable car ride
Full description
On this 4-hour Gibraltar package you’ll start out on a dolphin cruise, in an uncrowded and friendly environment on board a yellow catamaran. Expert guides provide live commentary and a marine biologist explains everything that you’ll encounter. Learn why the dolphins do what they do and what humans need to do to protect these magnificent creatures. Each tour takes in breathtaking views of both the African and European coastline, as well as the legendary Pillars of Hercules. The dolphins are the main event, however, and they are sighted on 99 per cent of the tours. At times, you can see pods of 40 to 500 dolphins. Watch common, striped, and bottlenose dolphins swim up to the boat and play. They sometimes put on a spectacular display of leaps and splashes right at your feet. It truly is a magical experience! Tours depart 4 times each afternoon from Marina Bay, where you can relax and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere both before and after your trip. One of Gibraltar's highlights is a ride to the top of the Rock by cable car. The top station is the best place to meet the most famous residents, the Barbary apes, and to take in the spectacular area views. You’ll have a personal multi-media guide as well, that’s included in the price of your ticket. This is the perfect location to relax with a hot or cold drink and a light snack while enjoying the spectacular vistas. The Top of the Rock Souvenir Shop is also packed with unique gifts not available in town. A pack of wild apes, the famous Barbary macaques, will be waiting to give you a special performance of their entertaining acrobatics. Be sure to hide all plastic bags as they are the most opportunistic thieves you will ever meet! Enjoy their company but keep your distance, especially if there are young ones around. The Rock itself is an impressive sight but it's only when seen from on high that you begin to appreciate why so many have wished to conquer this small isthmus and why it has played such an important part in world history. From the terraces of the top station you can gaze down over the town below, look north towards the Sierra Nevada over the Costa del Sol, look east over the blue Mediterranean Sea, and take in the views south across the Strait of Gibraltar to the Rif Mountains of North Africa. In short, you’ll have views of 2 continents, 3 countries, and the meeting point of 2 great bodies of water!
  • Boat ride
  • Return ticket for the cable car
  • Transfers
  • Refreshments

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Meeting point

Dolphin Adventure office, 9 The Square, Marina Bay (directly behind the Sunborn Yacht Hotel)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • You will need to collect your cable car ticket from the tour supplier's office before your cable car ride
  • The cable car ticket is open and can be used from 9:30 AM to 7:15 PM from April to October and 1 from 9:30 AM to 5:15 PM from November to March
  • Gibraltar is part of the UK, please bring your passport. EU nationals can use their National ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 561 reviews

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Can not complain about the dolphin trip. The staff were very knowledgeable, friendly and informative about geography, sealife and Gibraltar, (which is an amazing place!) My only gripe is you have to make your own way to the cable car, which we were unable to ride due to wind! We weren't able to get a refund as we were returning back to the UK that day and the operator had closed. On a positive note, the staff were very friendly and courteous and Gibraltar is an amazing place to visit.

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July 13, 2021

Took my Grandson to Gibraltar who loves nature and wildlife, he thoroughly enjoyed the experience especially the apes at the top of the rock. Price through trip advisor was very good value for money. We saw lots of dolphins whilst out in the bay and the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful

August 30, 2020

The dolphin watch was so worthwhile. We were out on the water for about an hour and saw so many dolphins. The crew were very knowledgeable and it was clear this wasn’t just a job for them. They really care about their survival. The cable car up to the top of the rock was quick and well organised. I’ve been before but it was the first time my daughter had seen the monkeys - she’s already planning her next visit to Gibraltar

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February 16, 2020

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