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The Original Dolphin Safari

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Address: Marina Bay, 6 The Square, Gibraltar
Phone Number: +350 200 71914
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We are the Original Dolphin Safari in Gibraltar, established in 1969. We...

We are the Original Dolphin Safari in Gibraltar, established in 1969. We offer a 99% guarantee to see the wild Common, Striped and Bottlenose dolphins with our years of experience we are simply the best.

Sail first class on our 40 foot power boat with comfortable cushioned seating for every passenger both indoor and out. We only carry 25 max on each sailing so booking in advance is essential.

Winners of Tripadvisor certificate of Excellence since 2011. A truly magical experience for all ages.

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Love dolphins

We have visited Gibraltar a lot and never, not seen the Dolphins on every trip, we would definitely recommend going out on the boat 🐬🐬

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Gibraltar a lot and never, not seen the Dolphins on every trip, we would definitely recommend going out on the boat 🐬🐬

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Hampshire
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't recommend this enough! The crew were friendly and knowledgeable and whether more by luck or judgement, as soon as we were clear of the runway and out into the bay we headed straight over to the other side and within about 15 minutes there were dolphins! There were so many and they hung around for literally the whole... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome trip on Christmas Eve to see the Dolphins, we probably saw about 100 but in the summer it can be thousands I believe. Nice comfortable ship, easy to find in Ocean Village. Friendly crew.

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Dolphin-Safari, Owner at The Original Dolphin Safari, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we do appreciate it and very happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience. We do hope to see you again in the future. Fiona More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Had such a wonderful trip. Saw loads of dolphins and crew were knowledgeable and friendly. A must do trip when you come to Gibralter. .great value!

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Dolphin-Safari, Owner at The Original Dolphin Safari, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review, we do appreciate you taking the time to share your experience so that future visitors know what to expect. We do hope to see you again in the future. Fiona More 

Freiberg, Germany
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I didn't expect there were any dolphin safaris in December, the happier I was to accidentally cross the ticket seller near the cabin to the ape rocks (thanks for the hint to drive to the top after 6pm for free, what an adventure!!!) The dolphin tour was great and we were too lucky and saw 3 different kinds just close... More 

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Dolphin-Safari, Owner at The Original Dolphin Safari, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review here on Tripadvisor, we do appreciate it, and we are all so pleased to hear you enjoyed it, including having a nap (my kids do exactly the same thing). We do hope to see you again in the future. From all the team here at Safari a... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Professional operation. Nicely kept boat, spotted the Dolphins pretty quickly and stayed with them. Nice smooth trip.

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Dolphin-Safari, Owner at The Original Dolphin Safari, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and recommendation. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed the experience and have shared it here on Tripadvisor for future visitors to read. We do hope to see you again in the future. Fiona More 

nottingham, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I'd definitely recommend a trip out into the bay to see the dolphins - three different species can be seen with an interesting and informative commentary and lots of close up sightings - it was rare not to have a dolphin in sight once away from the harbour!

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Dolphin-Safari, Owner at The Original Dolphin Safari, responded to this review

Thank you so much for giving us a review and for your kind recommendations. We frequently see all three species on trips, but not always, sometimes it is one species, sometimes two or three as you saw, and sometimes, although rare, whales too. We do hope to see you again and from all the team here at Safari a big... More 

Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Very enjoyable trip, guides were very knowledgeable, never seen so many dolphins, must have seen over 1 hundred, great views of Gibraltar when heading back into harbour, also plane came into land whilst we were heading back into harbour

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Dolphin-Safari, Owner at The Original Dolphin Safari, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a review here on TA, we do appreciate it, and are all pleased to hear you enjoyed it, including the plane, which we do see landing and taking off on quite a few trips at close quarters. From all the team here at Safari a big thank you and... More 

Rhondda Cynon Taf, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Was passing by the marina and asked if we wanted to join the trip. Normal price £25 but as they were just leaving we could go for £15 per person. (Probably the normal price) The trip lasted about 1 1/4 hours, once we were out of the marina we saw lots of dolphins splashing about and jumping in the water.... More 

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Dolphin-Safari, Owner at The Original Dolphin Safari, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review here on TA, we do appreciate it, and it sounds as if you caught the boss on a good day. The price genuinely is £25 per adult and £15 per child normally when paying on the day, or £20 and £10 when booking in advance online or... More 

Sudbury, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

The GF and I decided to go dolphin watching and stumbled upon a gentleman from this company in the marina. We were quoted £25 each which was a bit naughty because the online price was only £20 which was 'honoured'. The time of the next trip also changed which gave us time to have a drink. The boat was small... More 

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Dolphin-Safari, Manager at The Original Dolphin Safari, responded to this review

Dear Giles, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review here on Tripadvisor, we do appreciate it and we are delighted you enjoyed the experience. And you are right to point that there is a 10 % of discount if you book online but our normal prices are £25/adult and £15/child. From all the blue team a... More 

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