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The Original Dolphin Safari

Marina Bay, 6 The Square, Gibraltar
00350 20071914
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Ranked #4 of 18 Activities in Gibraltar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Our boat has 35 seats but we only ever take a max of 25 passengers to ensure passenger comfort. We do not take large coach groups so you can be... more » Owner description: Our boat has 35 seats but we only ever take a max of 25 passengers to ensure passenger comfort. We do not take large coach groups so you can be assured of being treated like a person and not a number.We have two large gold dolphins outside our offices and our consierge wear blue t-shirts with the words 'Dolphin Safari'.We offer a first class option to see the dolphins with guaranteed frontline comfortable cushioned seating and a shaded indoor observation lounge. Refreshments are available on-board, full live commentary and five star treatment for every passenger. « less
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Mechelen
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The trip with Dolphin Safari in Gibraltar was one of the highlights of our holiday. The people were friendly while welcoming us and had some nice good to knows about the dolphins once we were in 'open sea'! :)

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

From all of us, and especially the crew, a big thank you for taking time to give us a review here on Tripadvisor. I know that all the crew will be thrilled to hear your feedback. We do hope to see you again in the future and taking you out to see the dolphins again. In the meantime, once again,... More

Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We took the Dolphin Safari excursion, and we had a really enjoyable trip, which took a little more than an hour, we managed to see loads of Dolphins in their natural environment & behavior, we even saw, what the operator called a Super-Pad, which is some 60-70 dolphins at one time, the crew were super friendly & nice with a... More

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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 your review on Tripadvisor, we really do appreciate it as I am sure future visitors do too so that they know what to expect from The Original Dolphin Safari. You are quite right it is super pod season in Sept, Oct and Nov and so the trips are closer... More

KAPELLEN
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

we saw a lot of dolphins. 1 minor point is that the boat was rather crowded, and the people were not really friendly, meaning that once they stood at the front of the boat to see and picture the dolphins, they did not leave their spot to people who were standing behind them. So not everyone got the chance to... More

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

Thank you very much for giving us a review on Tripadvisor and your feedback on your experience. I am so sorry that you felt that the crew did not explain in English, I do know that on the day you sailed there was a large German group and it looks as if you were the only English speaking passengers and... More

Verwood, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I booked a dolphin safari for the day after our wedding, i thought that it would be a lovely first outing as Mr and Mrs for us. I wasn't wrong, our trip was fantastic! There were hundreds of dolphins, jumping and bow riding. Neither of us had ever seen dolphins in the wild before, they are just breathtaking, we could... More

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

Thank you very much for giving us a review and congratulations on getting married in Gibraltar, I think I remember you. I shall make sure that Ben gets to read your comments as I know he and the other crew will be delighted to read them. We do hope to see you again, perhaps for your wedding anniversary and once... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Another fantastic dolphin trip, highly professional, knew exactly where to go and how to anticipate behaviour even down to when they were going to jump. Ben was our guide very knowledgeable, relaxed and funny. Got some cracking footage of dolphin jumps. Highly recommend over its rivals!

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

Thank you very much for your kind review, we are all so pleased you enjoyed your Safari experience and do hope to see you again in the future. We are also all very proud that you chose to sail with us. From all the team, once again a big thank you, it really is appreciated. Fiona More

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Had a great time out on the boat. Saw lots of friendly dolphins and got some great photographs. I've never been so close to a Dolphin in all my life, I could almost touch them!

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

Thank you very much for your review, really pleased you enjoyed the experience and yes the dolphins are very curious and often swim right up to the boat to get a better look at the passengers. There is definitely an interaction between passenger and dolphin and we are all really pleased that you experienced that. From all the team at... More

Didsbury, Manchester
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had a weeks stay in Gibraltar, went to the see the Dolphins mid week and we weren't disappointed. We enjoyed it so much that we went again at the end of the week and saw even more Dolphins. Wonderful experience. The main reason we went with dolphin safari is that they don't pack the boat to the rafters with people... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind review and really pleased that you enjoyed the experience so much that you did it twice. And thank you for giving your reasons for choosing Dolphin Safari. From all the team here, we do hope to see you again and once again thank you. Fiona More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a great time out in the gibraltar straits and so many dolphins, with great hosts who were very informative of the dolphins in the area and the habitat they live in.

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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 on Tripadvisor, it is greatly appreciated. So pleased that you enjoyed the dolphins and from all the team at Safari hope to see you again in the future. Fiona More

Swanley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great - I booked this online- the company got back to me straight away, and kept me informed right up to he day of departure. Perfect! . The times are great- roughly an hours trip and the crew on board - not only take their job seriously, they are experts at it!. The Goldfin is a small but sturdy boat... More

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

Thank you very much for your review, it is very kind of you to point out the benefits of our service and we do thank you for that as it goes some way to counter balance the false allegations made on other dolphin operators pages which imply bad things about our company, so we are very grateful for your informative... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We went out on the Goldfin and had a fantastic time. The crew where very knowledgeable and great fun. We recommend the trip to people in out hotel and they all came back saying how much they enjoyed it. Thanks for a great time.

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

Thank you very much for your review, it is great to hear that you had such a good time. I know the crew will be delighted. We do hope to see you again in the future at some point for some more fun. From all the team at Safari a big thank you. Fiona More

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