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Baia dos Golfinhos

Address: Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Luanda, Angola
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638 reviews 638 reviews
184 attraction reviews
950 helpful votes 950 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were there at 7:15 AM for an hour and there were no dolphins. (They told us the place opened at 7 AM and you do usually need the card proving you paid the Marine Park fee, although that early in the morning they let us in through an entrance whee we could bypass this checking.) There are TAMAR guides... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Although you can't see much from the top of the hill, it is certainly worth the visit. If you go without a guide, take your own binocles. Hundreds of dolphins will certainly entartain you for at least 45 minutes.

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Brooklyn, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I arrived around 6:15am, stayed for 2 hours and saw maybe 1-2 dolphins. Sad! Maybe they just weren't hungry that day! I did however get lots of little gnat bites while waiting for the dolphins. I was bummed.

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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

There is a short walk (less than 1 km) on a boardwalk to the viewpoint. The view is spectacular and there were lots of spinner dolphins (we went in the morning, but not terribly early, got there about 8.30). Bring binoculars! We also saw a turtle and two teju lizards, several birds, both flying tropicbirds, nesting terns and the Noronha... More 

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219 reviews 219 reviews
66 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I went there expecting I do not know what...I thought it was a PRAIA, first of all, while it is a BAIA. As it happens for do Sancho you are x m above sea level, but in this case you cannot reach the sea level. There might be a great view early in the morning when the dolphins seem to... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The most beautiful beach, I ever went to. You can see tons of golfinhos, the water is clear and clean, good temperature as well. I definitely going back and recommend .

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Boulder, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We got up early twice in hopes of seeing this incredible thrashing of 1000 dolphins we had read about but they did not come either day. We were also there for sunset one day and that was magnificent. The views from the viewing site accessed through Sancho Beach, are worth the 20-25 minute hike along a very well maintained path.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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49 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

.. as they enter the bay! You have to go very very early in the morning, at around 6 am! If you can, take something to eat (therere absolutly nothing there) and wait for some more tie, waitring to all people to leave and enjoying the beauty around you... The ocean, the flowers, the birds...

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Campinas, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

It is absolutely breathtaking! Our first day on Noronha we took a boat ride around the island. It culminated with the Baia dos Golfinhos. The dolphins meet your boat and swim and jump and dive alongside you. The guide was speaking Portuguese, but apparently what they are really doing is taking your attention from the mothers and their babies. I... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The structure of this place is really good! Access is easy for everyone, even with wheelchair. However, I had a bad luck and during the days I selected to visit there, there were no Dolphins inside the bay.

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