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Dolphins and Caves Albufeira Marina

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 345 reviews.Albufeira, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Nicolas

2.5 hours
Includes tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This host received the official Clean and Safe stamp from Turismo de Portugal


Departing from Albufeira Marina, this discovery of the Algarve coast travels 18 km to the Alfanzina Lighthouse. On this route you will be dazzled by several beaches, rock formations and discover marine caves, with a special highlight on the famous Benagil cave.
During this journey you will have the opportunity to take a dip if sea conditions allow so.
After discovering the coast, get ready to feel the sea breeze as the boats pull away from the coast on a quest to find dolphins. We invite you to stay aware and help us search for our friends.
Our goal regarding the watching is that the dolphins come to see you, always respecting the animals and all the norms related to the observation of cetaceans.
You will enjoy a scenic view of the coast and have the opportunity to contemplate wildlife, such as various species of birds, flying fish and maybe even sharks.
The adventure lasts 2h30, in semi-rigid fast boats that take up to 12 passengers for 2 crew members, these being a marine biologist and a “captain” who knows this part of the coast like the palm of his hand.
With just 12 passengers per boat the crew will have the opportunity to provide you a personalized and educational sea trip.
(Please note that the dolphins are wild animals in their natural habitat we can not guarantee their sitting 100%)
This host received the official Clean and Safe stamp from Turismo de Portugal


Departing from Albufeira Marina, this discovery of the Algarve coast travels 18 km to the Alfanzina Lighthouse. On this route you will be dazzled by several beaches, rock formations and discover marine caves, with a special highlight on the famous Benagil cave.
During this journey you will have the opportunity to take a dip if sea conditions allow…

Nicolas's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Tickets
    Boat Tour
From $43
/ person
Thu, Sep 24
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$43 per person
$43 per person
Thu, Sep 24
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
$43 per person
$43 per person
Fri, Sep 25
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
$43 per person
$43 per person
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Meet your host, Nicolas

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 345 Reviews
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This host received the official Clean and Safe stamp from Turismo de Portugal

I have 12 years of experience in maritime tours , showing our coastline and seeing peoples emotion when they see Dolphins in the wild is what makes me happy.
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Where you'll be

Benagil Cave
Dolphins in the Wild
Albufeira Marina
Atlantic Ocean
Marinha Beach
Carvalho Beach.

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 345 reviews.

Tammy
September 2020
What an amazing tour! The caves along the coastline were absolutely magical! Then we headed out to find the dolphins and boy did we ever find them! So many beautiful dolphins playing around our boat - truly I could not have asked for a better day and I'm so glad I picked this tour - highly recommend! Our guide was so knowledgeable and made it even that much better! Thank you to all at this tour company - you made this Canadian travelling alone in Portugal very happy - cheers!
What an amazing tour! The caves along the coastline were absolutely magical! Then we headed out to find the dolphins and boy did we ever find them! So many beautiful dolphins pl…
Jessica
September 2020
Truly magical experience. I had to pinch myself that I was living it. The caves were breathtaking ... but really, finding the huge school of dolphins like we did and being so upclose was such a unique and special experience. I'll treasure it forever. Thank you!
Truly magical experience. I had to pinch myself that I was living it. The caves were breathtaking ... but really, finding the huge school of dolphins like we did and being so upclo…
Emma
September 2020
This was an absolutely fantastic experience. We were lucky enough to see the dolphins which was a truly magical experience! The tour around the caves was stunning and our host was extremely knowledgeable. It was great value for money and would definitely recommend this experience!
This was an absolutely fantastic experience. We were lucky enough to see the dolphins which was a truly magical experience! The tour around the caves was stunning and our host was…
Sarah
September 2020
Première partie au top! Nous en avons pris pleins les yeux au niveau paysage, plage et grotte. Malheureusement, la deuxième partie où nous devions voir les dauphins ne s’est pas vraiment déroulée comme nous l’attendions. Nous n’avons vu aucun dauphin, le climat n’était pas propice à ça mais ce sont les risques. Nous avons eu droit à du bateau sensation, ce qui peut être drôle au début mais nous avons fini complètement trempé et gelé, ce qui n’était pas du tout agréable. Finalement, le bateau nous a ramené 20 min plus tôt que prévu.
Première partie au top! Nous en avons pris pleins les yeux au niveau paysage, plage et grotte. Malheureusement, la deuxième partie où nous devions voir les dauphins ne s’est pas vr…
Kristina
September 2020
A good boat trip to see the dolphins and different caves on the Algarve coast. Take in account that the trip might be cancelled because of the bad weather, that happened to us but we rebooked it for the next day. The skipper was very professional, and the guide was telling some information about the caves we were passing by. Also we were lucky to see some dolphins! If you do not want to make any physical efforts for kayaking or SUP I recommend to take this tour.
A good boat trip to see the dolphins and different caves on the Algarve coast. Take in account that the trip might be cancelled because of the bad weather, that happened to us but…
Antoine
September 2020
Expérience unique on à pu voir des dauphins pendant longtemps, visité tout types de grottes sur l'algarve c'étais parfait je recommande à 100% et notre guide parlé français donc beaucoup plus facile pour comprendre. Merci !

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

Check in 30m prior to departure (Albufeira Marina , Seacret Tours Office )

What to bring

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