Water activity

Gibraltar: Dolphin Watch Cruise & Cable Car Fast Track Combo

Activity provider: Dolphin Adventure

Gibraltar: Dolphin Watch Cruise & Cable Car Fast Track Combo

Activity provider: Dolphin Adventure

From US$ 46.57 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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Experience

Highlights
  • 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 tour from Gibraltar, begin on a dolphin cruise onboard a yellow catamaran. Expert guides provide live commentary and a marine biologist describes everything that you’ll encounter. Learn about dolphins and we can protect these special creatures. They are sighted on 99 percent 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 directly at your feet.

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. Each tour takes in breathtaking views of both the African and European coastline and the legendary Pillars of Hercules.

One of Gibraltar's highlights is riding to the top of the Rock by cable car, the best location to spot the famous Barbary apes. A pack of wild apes, the famous Barbary macaques, will give you an entertaining acrobatics performance. Hide all plastic bags to avoid robbery and keep a friendly distance, especially if the young ones are around.

Relax with a beverage and light snack while enjoying the spectacular vistas. The Top of the Rock Souvenir Shop is also packed with unique gifts unavailable in town. From the terraces of the top station, gaze over the town below, look north towards the Sierra Nevada over the Costa del Sol and east over the blue Mediterranean Sea, and take in the views south across the Strait of Gibraltar to the Rif Mountains of North Africa. You’ll have views of 2 continents, 3 countries, and the meeting point of 2 great bodies of water.

Includes
  • Boat ride
  • Return ticket for the cable car
  • Live commentary
  • Guide
  • Marine biologist
  • Transfers
  • Refreshments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Go to the Dolphin Adventure office, directly behind the Sunborn Gibraltar Hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Gibraltar is part of the UK, please bring your passport. EU nationals can use their National ID card
  • Refreshments are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 734 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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We had a fabulous time the dolphin cruise was amazing and the cable car ride with view from the top of the rock absolutely astounding and real value for money. Also we did not have to queue as long since we paid in advance so it really was worth it all around and we had a fabulous time!!!

October 24, 2022

Both the Dolphin Watch and the visit to the top of the rock were really special. The Dolphin Watch was very successful as we had constant groups of dolphins around the boat once we arrived in the bay (after about 15 minutes of sailing). Very special to see these animals up close in their natural habitat. Also good to mention is that the dolphins are not disturbed, the crew really does their best to prevent that. The view from the rock is really spectacular and so definitely worth it! And if you follow the rules well, you can also safely see the monkeys up close. Together with a visit to Main Street it was a very successful day. I do have a tip that is not mentioned on the website; take into account significant delays at customs, especially if you come by car! We have been in a traffic jam for over an hour before the border and therefore missed our appointment. Fortunately we could still be rebooked to a next tour.

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September 1, 2022

The dolphin experience was great, 5/5! It's really worth the detour. on the other hand for the cable car, it is rather average because the "journey" is very short. but once at the top, you can enjoy the view and see some free monkeys. the ideal would be to walk part of the way, either uphill or downhill, if you want to enjoy watching the monkeys. it takes about 30mins walk.

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August 25, 2022

Product ID: 49454