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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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Description: 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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Very Relaxing Experience

Went with my parents and 16 year old daughter, despite the water being a bit rough and dolphins being shy it was still a brillant relaxing few hours. My daughter got some good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
KirstyBethany
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Rochester Kent
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Rochester Kent
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Went with my parents and 16 year old daughter, despite the water being a bit rough and dolphins being shy it was still a brillant relaxing few hours. My daughter got some good photos of the dolphins swimming in front of the container ship.

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

Thank you so much for your review and especially for explaining that it was relaxing even though the sea was a bit rough. Our boat Goldfin, is designed especially for dolphin watching and has a trihedral hull, which is a bit like a trimaran. We are all so pleased that you enjoyed the experience and got some great photos. From... More 

Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went with Dolphin Safari June 2015 they don't guarantee you will see Dolphins but wow we saw loads, swimming at side of boat going under the boat, the crew were very helpful and knowledgeable and the caption of the boat knew exactly were to find them, after 5 mins on boat he had sightings of the Dolphins thank you to... 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 your review, it is very much appreciated. And thank you for pointing out our success of finding the dolphins. From all the team here at Safari, the blue boat, a big thank you and hope to see you again. Fiona More 

Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

went yesterday saw loads of Dolphins with their babies great experience only one thing wrong not long enough

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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 here on Tripadvisor, we really do appreciate it. From all the team here at Safari, the blue boat, a big thank you and hope to see you again in the future. Fiona More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We decided very last minute to go on the boat for the dolphin experience. Boat was easy to move around, with cushions to sit on and not overly crowded as they cater for small groups. People were very friendly and knowledgeable and did their best to find the dolphins which they did and we spent some time getting a good... More 

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

Thank you so much for giving us your review and a big thank you for pointing out that we only take a few passengers on each trip, we are very much the little guys, so it is really nice to hear your comments. From all the team here at Safari, the blue boat, a big thank you and hope to... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great trip, we were lucky we saw loads of dolphins, the skipper was informative and did everything he could to attract them, for example using sonar and speeding up to create swell that the dolphins love to ride on . The boat was not crowded and eveyone moved around freely so we all got to see ok. Just wished the... 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 here on Tripadvisor, we really do appreciate it. I think you may have misunderstood the live commentary as our crew explain that the dolphins have their own natural built in sonar, which helps them to navigate in deep water, we don´t have sonar on our boat. From... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

throughly enjoyed this trip. everyone was very friendly and helpful. the captain was factual and told us about the different types of dolphins that live in the bay. we saw quite a few dolphins and at times they were right by the side of the boat. trip last around an hour. could have stayed out there for so much more!... More 

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

Thank you so much for giving us your review on here on Tripadvisor, we do appreciate your feedback, especially for other visitors to see what the experience is like. Yes it is cheaper to book in advance online than to book when turning up on the day, so thank you very much for pointing that out for future visitors. And... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The skipper does the most to locate the dolphins travelling from the lower Gibraltar bay right through to the straits of Gibraltar, nothing all afternoon through the bay and only seen a sun fish in the straits although we were out for ages, on the return to port the skipper went back to the south bay but again no luck,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review, I personally remember that trip and wasn´t it lovely to see them finally chasing us :) We are very grateful to you for taking the time to give us your feed back. From all the team here at Safari a big thank you and hope to see you again. Fiona More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Best thing in Gibraltar. We were just five people, so much place, such wonderfull view. Recomendations from me.

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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 really do appreciate your feedback, and very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the spacious trip. From all the team here at Dolphin Safari a big thank you and hope to see you again in the future. Fiona More 

Hednesford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The original dolphin boat trip and good value for around an hour and a half. The skipper was informative and patient as you don't really know if you're going to see any - when we did it was great to see them swimming with us in the waves created by the boat. We did go quite far out before we... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review, we are all delighted that you enjoyed the experience and that we were able to find the dolphins for you. As you say, sometimes it takes a little longer as they are 100% wild, but we don't give up without a thorough search. From all the team here at Safari a big thank... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went on the dolphin safari on Monday 1st of June, I am not a lover of boats or water! It was a lovely calm day and the sea was calm, the " yellow " boats were full to the brim, you could not swing a cat, so glad we did not go on their boat!! there ended up with... More 

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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 here on Tripadvisor, we do appreciate it, and especially for you pointing out that we offer a much more intimate and family experience with only a few on each trip. We are all delighted that you enjoyed the experience and do hope to see you again at some point in the... More 

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Additional Information about The Original Dolphin Safari

Address: Address: Marina Bay, 6 The Square, Gibraltar
Phone Number: +350 200 71914
Location: Europe  >  Gibraltar
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 am

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