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Gibraltar: Dolphin Watch Cruise & Cable Car Fast Track Combo

1. Gibraltar: Dolphin Watch Cruise & Cable Car Fast Track Combo

Make the most of your time in Gibraltar with a combo dolphin-watching cruise and entry to the Gibraltar Cable Car. Cruise through the Strait of Gibraltar on a catamaran and search for dolphins with a marine biologist guide then climb to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar in a panoramic cable car. 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.

Gibraltar: Dolphin Watching Tour

2. Gibraltar: Dolphin Watching Tour

Naturally playful and inquisitive, dolphins are some of the most delightful creatures in the world, and nothing quite compares to seeing them in the wild. Gibraltar is home to no fewer than 3 species of dolphin. They come to feed off the abundant supply of sardines, mackerel and flying fish that swim in the waters of Gibraltar’s bay. On this excursion you will be in an uncrowded and friendly environment, on board the catamaran “Dolphin Adventurer.” You will get live commentary and the service of expert guides who will explain everything that you see. Each tour takes in breathtaking views of both the African and European coastline, as well as the legendary Pillars of Hercules. But it is the dolphins that are the main event and they are sighted on 99 per cent of the tours. Often you will witness pods of between 40 and 500 dolphins. Watch common, striped and bottlenose dolphins swim 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 four times each afternoon from Marina Bay, where you can relax and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere both before and after your trip.

Gibraltar: Guided Tour by Bus Including Tickets

3. Gibraltar: Guided Tour by Bus Including Tickets

Explore the city center by minivan and the Rock of Gibraltar Nature Reserve to see sights like the Europa Point lighthouse, St Michael's Cave, and the only wild monkey population on the European continent. Meet your guide and make your way thorugh the city center by minivan, including the big canyon and the synagogue. Stop at the Europa Point lighthouse to take in fantastic views of Africa, Spain, the Mediterranean sea, and the Atlantic Ocean. Continue by travelling towards the Rock of Gibraltar Nature Reserve. Here you will St Michael's Cave, a natural grotto in the heart of Natural Park. Inside the cave, discover all its geological formations, such as impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Discover the famous inhabitants of Gibraltar, the cheeky monkeys. After taking some fun pictures of these primates, head to the city center to take a leisurely stroll along famous Main Street which is full of shops and curious buildings.

From Malaga: Gibraltar and Dolphin Sightseeing Boat Tour

4. From Malaga: Gibraltar and Dolphin Sightseeing Boat Tour

Enjoy the journey along Malaga and the Costa del Sol in a sightseeing bus tour while listening to your guide tell you anecdotes and curiosities of this British colony. Explore Gibraltar on your own and with a guide, then sail the Mediterranean in search of the many dolphins that roam the area. Arrive in La Linea and cross the border into Gibraltar. Enjoy some free time to visit Casemates Square and the botanical garden of the Alameda. Stroll through the Marina Bays, or take the chance to walk along Main street. Follow the directions of your guide to get to the square and find your way to the port of Gibraltar to board your boat. Once aboard, feel the breeze and catch sight of different types of Cetaceans that inhabit the area. Navigate the calm seas for about an hour and a half and find the place where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Search for dolphins here, and catch sight of their majesty and intelligence, playing in the water. The guide on board will tell you about the most relevant curiosities and characteristics of the species that you encounter, the particularities of the Strait, declared Unesco World Biosphere Reserve. After the tour, you will have again free time to continue your visit in Gibraltar, where you can take the opportunity to have lunch. Meet in the midafternoon for your return journey to the pickup point.

Gibraltar Day Trip from Seville

5. Gibraltar Day Trip from Seville

You will begin the day with a hotel pick-up and a drive to Gibraltar, stopping for a traditional local breakfast on the way. Once back in your private vehicle, enjoy views of the countryside and natural parks until you reach the city. Upon arrival at Gibraltar, you will leave the car behind and, after crossing the border, you'll hop in a taxi with your guide to the city's main square. Here, you will see principal sites such as the natural park, the Pillars of Hercules, St. Michael's Cave, the Great Siege Tunnels and the well-known apes found all around the Rock of Gibraltar. The taxi will then drop you off in the city center, where the guide will show you the best spots for eating and shopping. Buy some souvenirs and try some local dishes before heading towards Línea de la Concepción to spend some free time having a chat or learning local songs. The tour will finish with a hotel drop-off in Seville.

From Cadiz: Gibraltar Private Full-Day Trip

6. From Cadiz: Gibraltar Private Full-Day Trip

Embark on a trip to discover Gibraltar through the eyes of a knowledgeable guide. From the top of the iconic Rock of Gibraltar to series of tunnels and caves, see it all on this full-day excursion. Head out of Cadiz in the comfort of a private van and make your way to Gibraltar. Gibraltar has been a British colony since 1703 and is now one of the last bastions of the British Empire. With a local Gibraltar guide, visit the Great Siege Tunnels. This series of tunnels is located inside the northern end of the Rock of Gibraltar, and were dug out by the British in the 18th century.  See North Africa from the top of Gibraltar Rock, considered one of the Pillars of Hercules. Stop to snap some incredible pictures. Then, visit St. Michael's Cave, the Moorish Castle, and Apes Den. At the end of the tour, enjoy some free time to discover the city and its shops.

From Seville: Gibraltar Dolphins Watching Day Trip

7. From Seville: Gibraltar Dolphins Watching Day Trip

This day-trip from Seville provides you with an opportunity to spot a variety of beautiful animals. Sailing for about 2 hours in the waters of the straits, look out for numerous species of dolphins in the wild, in a respectful manner. The fascinating experience sails through the Strait of Gibraltar, an area declared an International Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2006. The area provides an added thrill when friendly inhabitants of its waters, dolphins, approach the boats to exhibit themselves and satisfy the curiosity of tourists. In the Strait of Gibraltar, an area declared a Biosphere Reserve, there are 7 different species of cetaceans that, depending on their migratory routes, the abundance of food, and reproduction periods, live permanently or spend some time in this privileged marine area: the meeting point of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. After the cruise, spend the rest of the day in the amazing city of Gibraltar.

Costa de la Luz: Gibraltar Day Trip & Dolphin Watching Tour

8. Costa de la Luz: Gibraltar Day Trip & Dolphin Watching Tour

See Gibraltar’s major landmarks on a guided day trip from Costa de la Luz. Enjoy a bus ride along with live commentary on board. Explore Gibraltar at your own pace (unguided). Take a catamarn to see up to 3 different dolphin species while admiring views of The Rock of Gibraltar, Spain, and North Africa. Start the trip from your chosen meeting point. Hop on a bus and enjoy the journey along the Costa de la Luz and the Bay of Algeciras. Learn about the history of the British colony from your guide. Once at La Linea, cross the border to get to Gibraltar. Hop off the bus and time at leisure (unguided) to stroll around at Casemates Square in the city center or the Alameda Botanic Gardens , the Ocean Village or go to Main Street to indulge in some duty-free shopping. This tour is about Dolphins so the sail usually starts at 12:30, but our bus guide will inform your with more details on the day of the tour. On this excursion you will be in an uncrowded and friendly environment, on board the catamaran “Dolphin Adventurer.” You will get live commentary and the service of expert guides who will explain everything that you see. Learn about the characteristics of the marine animals that you encounter, the particularities of the Strait, and why the area has been declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve from your onboard guide. After the boat sail, get still some free time to continue exploring Gibraltar. Get tips from our bus guide on where to grab a bite, and try the typical fish and chips. Then, come back to meet your tour guide at the agreed-upon time adn place for the return journey.

From Seville: Guided Day Trip to Gibraltar

9. From Seville: Guided Day Trip to Gibraltar

Escape the hustle and bustle of Seville and spend the day at the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. Discover a great mix of cultures and languages, and soak up the incredible views of the Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa. Ride the cable car to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar for panoramic views of the point where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean from a height of 400 meters above sea level. Visit the medieval Moorish Castle, built during the 13th to 15th-century Marinid dynasty. Look for the resident barbary apes to encounter the only wild monkeys on the continent of Europe. Visit the historic Great Siege Tunnels from World War II, shop for bargains on Main Street and more.

Gibraltar: Ultimate Full-Day Private Driving Tour

10. Gibraltar: Ultimate Full-Day Private Driving Tour

Embark on the ultimate tour of Gibraltar and see all the sights in a full day driving tour, completely private to your group. Explore the upper Rock Nature Reserve, discover the 100-ton Gun, and look way down from the top of O'Haras Battery. Begin the road to becoming a real Gibraltarian by getting picked up and heading to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. Enjoy a guided tour of the area and discover some of the best sights like Catalan Bay, The Pillars of Hercules, St. Michael's Cave, and more. Take a short break for lunch at your own expense, and browse some shops for souvenirs. Then, start the second part of the tour. Get to the highest point on the rock, O'Haras Battery, and feel the sensation of being on top of the world. Discover the Skywalk and cheeky Monkeys of the area, before learning about the Great Siege Tunnels, WW2 tunnels, and the City Under Siege Exhibition. As you leave the park, pass by the Old Town and witness Spanish Customs at work at the not-so-distant border. See Gibraltar from 360-degrees and make it a day you won't forget.

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4.6 / 5

based on 102 reviews

Both the outward journey and the return journey are very beautiful because the bus runs along the costa del sol which is very beautiful to admire, our guide Nathalie She explained many things with many historical details and even if we do not speak Spanish she made herself understood very good. She was really courteous and kind and sweet to all of us… The visit to the dolphins was very nice because we were able to see them and in any case I really enjoyed the whole organization of the trip and I was very satisfied. The Tuesday before I went to Gibraltar with another tour guide and it was the journey of hope because we never arrived with them but I found myself very well. I highly recommend choosing them.

The transportation was great (big, clean bus with a very personable guide), plenty of free time in the city, friendly and knowledgeable boat guides that quickly found dolphins to observe.

Daniel, our guide and driver was wonderful. He was informative and funny. He was patient answering questions and doubts. Although it rained, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour.

A wonderful excursion, short but incredible, Ana a great guide and the guys from the boat to see the lovely dolphins and explaining everything very well.

It was very exciting. Worth to visiting. I recommend the tour