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The Original Dolphin Safari

Address: Marina Bay, 6 The Square, Gibraltar
Phone Number: 00350 20071914
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$65*
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93%
Ranked #4 of 22 Activities in Gibraltar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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.
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sunnybeach
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

These people in the little blue boat were really good. Saw dolphins within 5 minutes of sailing and then saw lots more as they came to swim with the boat.Took loads of pictures and managed to capture some with dolphins in ,they are so fast

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

Thank you very much for giving us your review here on the TA page, we really do appreciate it and we are all so delighted that you enjoyed it. November is a great time to see the dolphins as it is still superpod season. From all the team here at Safari a big thank you and we do hope to... More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have been on dolphin safaris before but struck lucky with this one - great friendly and helpful staff who made sure we had a good time. Lots and lots of dolphins, so much so we did not know where to look first, they were swimming alongside and under the boat etc - great time had by all.

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

Thank you very much for giving us your feedback here on Tripadvisor, it really is greatly appreciated not only for us but for future visitors to read your experiences. From all the team here at Safari a big thank you and hope to see you again at some point in the future. Fiona More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went on an impromtu trip with the Original Dolphin Safari this afternoon and am so glad I did. The crew were friendly and knowledgable and more than happy to take photos for those on board the boat. We saw loads of dolphins, it was amazing. I didn't expect to see so many! On several occasions the dolphins were swimming underneath... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are all delighted that you enjoyed the experience. From our observations the dolphins mood varies just like humans, it is another aspect of their behavior that they have in common with us. We do hope to see you onboard the blue boat again at some point in the future and once... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Having done this trip previously I sort of knew what to expect. The sea was a little choppy and for the hour we were out we did see some dolphins and they did come close to the boat but I guess they weren't feeling ss playful as the trip we did last year. This is the chance you take on... 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 here on Tripadvisor and especially for explaining that you have been before and the experience was different, you are quite right that every Safari is different, the sea conditions, weather and the mood the dolphins are in, so it is excellent feedback for future visitors to see. A big thank you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Thank you to the Blue Boat for yet another wonderful trip. We were not disappointed at the amount of dolphins spotted. Commentary and knowledge brilliant. The crew were extremely pleasant and willing to answer any questions that we had. The boat is not overcrowded which allows freedom of movement and better sightings of the dolphins.

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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 pointing out that unlike other boats in the area we only carry a few people on each trip to make sure that everyone has plenty of space to move around and see the dolphins properly. We really do appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again in the future,... More

Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was very excited to see dolphins in the wild and i was told that there is almost 100 % chance to see them in Gibraltar. So i choose The blue boat and i didn´t regret at all. We saw all the three kinds of dolphins, some of them very up close. Also the boat stuff was very kind, helpful... 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 a review here on Tripadvisor, we really do appreciate all feedback especially for future visitors to see when deciding whether to do a wild dolphin watching trip. As you say there are lots of dolphins here in Gibraltar, especially in the autumn, the opposite end of the scale is... More

Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

19th October 2014 cruise ship docked and my first port of call was the dolphin trips I have been on a previous trip to Gibraltar and seen the usual sights. The dolphins are my favorite and the Blue Boat Company has really set the standard in knowledge and information about these creatures. The boat ride was not crowded, there was... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are all delighted that you enjoyed the experience. We try to offer as much information as possible from our years of observation of the dolphins and their behavior and I will pass on your kind comments to the crew. We do hope to see you again in the future and a... More

Ventnor, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The blue boat is the one to be on if you want to see Dolphins!! The team at The Original Dolphin Safari are second to none,their knowledege and understanding of the Dolphins could not be faulted. If you are visiting Gibraltar this is a must do,we did 9 trips with them in 6 days

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

Wow, thank you so much for your review and the lovely photos you have posted, we really do appreciate it and we were delighted to have you on the boat for the week. A big thank you from all the team here at Safari and hope to see you again at some point in the future. Fiona More

Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Paid a visit to Gibraltar for our Wedding Anniversary and was walking around the Ocean Village marina and was stopped and asked if we would like to go on a trip to see the dolphins on the blue boat. We said yes and paid for our tickets, the other boats are the yellow boats slightly bigger than the blue boat.... 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 a review here on Tripadvisor, and thank you for pointing out that we don't take very many people on each sailing so we do appreciate you pointing that out as the other company carry very large groups of up to 120 people a time. A big thank you from... More

Somerset
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

While we were in Gibraltar as part of our recent cruise we decided to do a boat trip.. we decided to go on the Dolphin Safari as it was leaving fairly soon from the Marina. There were only six people taking the 2.30 trip so we had plenty of room, no-one was pushing for vantage points to get the best... 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 here on Tripadvisor, we do appreciate it especially as you point out that we only have a few people on each trip and for your kind recommendation for The Blue boat. From all the team here at Safari a big thank you and we do hope to see you again in... More

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