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Mar Ilimitado

Porto da Baleeira, Sagres, Portugal
(+351) 91 683 26 25
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Ranked #12 of 19 Attractions in Sagres
Type: Water sports, Boat Tours
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Shanghai, China
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is an exzeptionell excursion to do. Whilst of course the success to see dolphins, whales or other marine sea life depends a bit on luck, they do what they can and keep contact to other companies. We were guided by Sophia who very friendly and knowledgable and great time explaining to the passengers. We very much appreciated this trip... More

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a lovely marine biologist on our boat but unfortunately we saw very few dolphins (literally only a few). In fact, my kids didn't see any of the dolphins because the dolphins were at a distance mostly in front of the boat and my children couldn't see over the people in front of us. Anyway, my children (2.5 and... More

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Mar_Ilimitado, General Manager at Mar Ilimitado, responded to this review

Dear passenger, we are sad to hear that you did not enjoy our tour as many other families do and that your kids were both seasick, which is a rare thing to happen with northwest winds. About the number of dolphins observed: as you know we are dealing with wild animals on their habitat, they are not waiting for us... More

Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Wanted to do a rib boat trip of the West Coast. Although advertised, a combination of weather, demand and a sense that the marine biologist tour guides prefer dolphin watching to coast watching, meant that we did not get to do a West Coast your which is a pity as it is difficult to see by car. As a compromise,... More

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Mar_Ilimitado, General Manager at Mar Ilimitado, responded to this review

Dear LeinsterAdvisor, thank you for your review! Although it might look that our marine biologists prefer dolphin watching :), the truth is that everyone lines up when we have a wild west coast tour (which is quite rare, unfortunatlelly, mainly due to the prevailing northwest winds). Anyway we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dolphin watching tour and... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

I went there twice for dolphins watching and the two tours were different and complementary. Once i saw a dozen of dolphins and the second time hundreds. Great two experiences in two beautiful spots. Pleasant and professional staff.

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We could not have asked for a better dolphin watching trip. The crew were experienced marine biologists and were excellent at answering all our questions. We had young children with us (aged 2 and 3) who were safe and secure on the RIB. We found dolphins quickly and soon we were sailing in the middle of a school of very... More

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Mar_Ilimitado, Owner at Mar Ilimitado, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience and felt safe onboard with your kids! Almost all our crew members are marine biologists, and the ones who aren't are very keen on the subject - we work hard to have high quality tours that are more than just a boat trip. Hope to welcome you onboard again sometime... More

Lucerne, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We went with them last year and had such a great time, we went again this year too. The first time we were out for nearly 3 hours and ended up 10 miles off shore before we managed to find dolphins. There was a large pod of bottle nose dolphins and we spent 20 or 30 mins watching them despite... More

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Mar_Ilimitado, Owner at Mar Ilimitado, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We know that nature has its surprises and sometimes we just don't find dolphins, but we always try our best to make each trip special. The forecast is also a surprise: it's a question of luck! We already have a research database with 9 years of information on cetaceans in the region and we will... More

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We went on a dolphin watching trip from Sagres on 8th August. Small RIB with seating for 12. Very knowledgeable Team - Marine Biologists who certainly know a lot about dolphins and whales. We must have gone out about 5 or 6 miles and then we were totally surrounded by dolphins. All sizes, big ones, medium ones and babies. So... More

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Mar_Ilimitado, Owner at Mar Ilimitado, responded to this review

Dear Julie, thank you for your review and kind words. We are truly happy that you enjoyed the boat tour and the the overall experience! Hope your kids will remember it for a long time! Best wishes, Sara. More

Geneva, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

A beautiful sunny day, and a calm sea we left offshore in one of their boat, and 10 minutes later, dolphins in freedom, not in a park you can if you're fast enough taking pictures of dolphins jumping, who plays with the boat pass underneath or not and emerge from the other side, we have seen two types of dolphins,... More

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Mar_Ilimitado, General Manager at Mar Ilimitado, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and kind words! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience of getting in touch with the widlife off SW coast of Portugal. Best wishes, Sara. More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We saw a mother and tiny baby and lots of groups of dolphins who swam with the boat. The briefing before was extremely helpful, the boat very comfotable and the staff could not have been more lovely. The crew stayed out way past the allotted time just to make sure we saw lots of dolphins - an exceptional experience.

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Mar_Ilimitado, Manager at Mar Ilimitado, responded to this review

Thank you Danielle for your kind words! Hope to have you sometime later onboard again! More

Zelzate, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We did the dolphin trip on a really windy day, we first went a long the amazingly beautiful rocky coastline of the Western Algarve and when the wind fell down we went looking for dolphins some miles away form the coastline. After about one hour we spotted two bottlenose dolphins and followed them until they swam away from us. During... More

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Mar_Ilimitado, Manager at Mar Ilimitado, responded to this review

Dear Nick, thank you for travelling with us. It's great to hear that you enjoyed, even if you did not sight many doplhins - that's nature! And we share with you the same thoughts about this coastline, which is very beautiful. More

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