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Lagos: Dolphin Watching with Marine Biologists

1. Lagos: Dolphin Watching with Marine Biologists

Leaving from the Marine de Lagos, you’ll be taken on a thrilling 1.5-hour ride into the Atlantic Ocean in search of wild dolphins. The high success rate and professional crew make this a must-do tour while in Lagos.   Hop on board the boat and then relax on the bench seating. Take advantage of the extra viewing room, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. The marine biologist on board will help identify the dolphins and interpret their behavior. They’ll be collecting data while on board for the purpose of preservation and conservation of these beautiful animals, as well as passing their knowledge on to you. Every trip is a meaningful excursion that provides great memories and education, as well as supplying scientific data to help future conservation projects.

From Lagos: Kayaking and Boat Cave Explorer Tour

2. From Lagos: Kayaking and Boat Cave Explorer Tour

Hop aboard and explore the sea caves and beaches of Ponta da Piedade on a tour by kayak and boat from Lagos. Admire the beautiful golden sand beaches created over millions of years, and listen to your guide as they explain the rules of navigation and how to use your kayak gear for your safety. Once at Ponta da Piedade, board your kayak and follow the guide through the beautiful caves and small beaches the area is famous for. After your kayak adventure, get the chance to go for a swim in the crystal clear waters. Then, jump back on board and relax on the way back to the city.

From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

3. From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

Climb aboard a catamaran cruise from Lagos to Praia da Luz and back. Depart Lagos and see the mesmerizing beaches and rock formations of the western Algarve's golden coast. Sail towards the stunning cliffs and grottoes of Ponta da Piedade and continue to Praia da Luz, known for its volcanic landscape and palm tree-lined promenade. While the boat is anchored in a secluded bay, dive into the inviting waters and make use of available paddle boards, snorkeling goggles, and inflatable balance track, and more. After your swim stop, it's time to relax and soak up the sun on the sunbathing net as the boat calmly cruises through the peaceful waters back to Lagos.

Lagos: Dolphin Watching with Professional Marine Biologists

4. Lagos: Dolphin Watching with Professional Marine Biologists

Dolphin watching is a must-do activity for anyone visiting the Algarve! With a tour provider that has over 30-years experience, you can get up close and personal to one of nature's most spectacular and fascinating creatures.  Take part in a tour with the first ever company to search for dolphins in Algarve, and enjoy the experience with guides who have over 30-years experience. This is a day trip along the stunning coast of Southern Portugal you'll never forget. You have the ability to go on a boat ride that will suit all your adventure needs, including, riding on a world-renowned dolphin searching boat "the Tornado rib". Feel the thrill of the wind in your face as you glide across the glistening Atlantic Ocean in search of beautiful bottlenose and common dolphins or even other different species of Wildlife, before gently settling amongst the pods to watch them dance and play in their natural habitat. This tour lasts approximately 90-minutes and runs throughout each day from Lagos, Alvor and Portimão.

From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

5. From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

Journey to one of the top highlights of the Algarve: the Lagos Caves. Hop in a kayak for an active and adventurous trip to the characteristic rock formations that continue to charm visitors with their mystique and beauty. Let your experienced guide lead you to the most impressive caves on the Algarve coastline. Learn how the beautiful shapes and patterns decorating the cave walls were created by sea erosion and get to know the unique flora and fauna of the area while snorkeling. Then enjoy a relaxing stay at a beach which is solely accessible by boat. If you don't feel like paddling back, opt to ride on the support boat, which will be close by at all times during your trip.

From Lagos: Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

6. 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. 

Lagos: Guided Scuba Diving Trip for Beginners

7. Lagos: Guided Scuba Diving Trip for Beginners

Meet at the dive center in Lagos and get equipped with full scuba equipment provided. Once you have all your gear, take a short boat trip with your guide to the diving sites. Jump off the boat and follow your guide through the water. Spend one dive in ocean where you will admire the beautiful underwater world of the shoreline. See a variety of underwater species including cuttlefish, squid, sea stars, sea cucumbers, anemones, octopus, and a variety of fish. The dive itself will be around 35 minutes.

Lagos Kayak Adventure

8. Lagos Kayak Adventure

Meet your guide at the Marina de Lagos and start your kayaking adventure. Leave the Harbour to your kayaking start point - along the way your instructor will provide you with all the information you need regarding water safety, kayak use and what you can expect to see during the day.   Arrive at your location and be met by the main boat (catamaran) which will be close by for assistance throughout the tour. During the kayak tour your experienced guide will give you information about the beaches, caves and curious rock formations.  At the end of the tour return back to the catamaran with the kayaks to relax for a few minutes before jumping into the crystal clear waters for a swim. At the end of the tour you will be conveniently transported back to your starting location. 

Lagos: Dolphin Watching Half-Day Cruise & Water Activities

9. Lagos: Dolphin Watching Half-Day Cruise & Water Activities

Experience an amazing encounter with dolphins in their natural habitat and take the unique opportunity to see them socializing, frolicking, and feeding up close. You'll learn from your experienced and friendly crew about the unique habits of these gentle and highly intelligent sea creatures. Make sure you keep an eye out for other amazing cetaceans such as orcas and fin whales as well. After the dolphin watching, you'll have the chance to enjoy water activities on a peaceful and secluded bay. Go for a swim, sunbathe, and jump on the water slide. Have fun with your family and friends as you enjoy the modern brand-new catamaran as well as a complimentary healthy snack.

From Lagos: Algarve Golden Coast Cruise

10. From Lagos: Algarve Golden Coast Cruise

Explore southwestern Algarve on a round-trip cruise from Lagos to Cabanas Velhas with an onboard meal. See pristine beaches, towering cliffs, the caves of Ponta da Piedade and the black rock of Praia da Luz. Observe marine life with the snorkeling gear provided, and ride the waves with a SUP board. Drop anchor in a secluded bay near the fishing village of Burgau. Enjoy a complimentary meal. Jump into the water for a swim and snorkel among the marine life, sip a cocktail on the deck or grab a paddleboard for a little adventure. Work off some energy on the inflatable balance track. Laze in the sun on the way back to Lagos but keep an eye open to spot dolphins in their natural environment.

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What people are saying about Lagos

Das Team kümmert sich ganz wunderbar um einen. Wir waren nur zwei Teilnehmer und wurden vor, während und nach dem Tauchgang sehr gut betreut. Unser Tauchlehrer Nuno ist mit viel Ruhe auf uns eingegangen. Besonders den ersten Ängste konnte er mit seiner Herangehensweise entgegenwirken. Es lohnt sich sehr, wenn man das Tauchen einmal ausprobieren möchte. Eine große Portion Mut wird allerdings auch benötigt ;-) Wir sind ca 10 Meter tief getaucht und waren so lange unterwegs bis einem kalt wurde. Insgesamt eine unglaubliche Erfahrung! Tolles Team! Preis-Leistung passt vollkommen. Herzlichen Dank für das Erlebnis.

We were able to see around 10 common dolphins. The crew was super nice and professional, and even though the sea was quite wavy, were the biologists capable of finding dolphins.

The wait and the search were crowned with success: 2 groups of around twenty dolphins "played" with the boat. Magical experience.

We got to see dolphins from up close! Amazing experience and very informative too. Would definitely recommend!

It was great, very friendly staff, very informative guide, good value