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Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira provided by Dream Wave

Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Avoid the hassle of renting and navigating a boat in unfamiliar territory on a stress-free dolphin watching cruise from Albufeira. A small, motorized boat grants you access to the hard-to-reach caves and grottoes that line Albufeira's coast, while a guide transports you to places with increased dolphin activity. A great option for families, this experience combines education with entertainment.
Highlights
  • Book online ahead of time to guarantee a spot on this popular guided tour
  • Explore in a small boat that grants access to caves and grottoes 
  • Go to Carvoeiro Beach and cruise the Atlantic Ocean without getting lost 
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot at Albufeira Marina for convenience
What to Expect
Meet at Albufeira Marina a little before your departure time. Check in, hop aboard a small boat, and get ready to cruise the Atlantic Ocean. Once you get out on the water, relax as your guide takes you to areas to see views of the nearby sandstone cliffs. Head toward Carvoeiro Beach, and get the chance to explore the caves. Afterward, your guide knows some of the best places to spot dolphins. A sighting is not 100-percent guaranteed, but you can possibly see two types of dolphins, common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins. If you do spot them, chances are they’ll be swimming close to your boat in their natural habitat. Your guided tour ends when your boat reaches the Albufeira Marina and docks.
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Important Information
Departure Point
R. Marina de Albufeira 5B, 8200 Albufeira, Portugal
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Life jackets
  • Safety Briefing
  • 10% Discount to use @ Gate 4 Café
  • Smiles & Good Times :)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Sunscreen, Swimming Gear and Towels
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dolphin sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rachel O wrote a review Dec 2020
United Kingdom11 contributions2 helpful votes
These guys were great. We had so much fun. My 4yo was giggling with joy the whole time and my 10yo loved looking for dolphins. My husband and I were just amazed by the beauty of the caves.
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Response from DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
Responded Dec 22, 2020
Hello Rachel O, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
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Mário wrote a review Oct 2020
Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal11 contributions
Not only the caves visit was very interesting, we were fortunate enough to spot a large group of dolphins that swam and jump alongside our boat. One of the best experiences of my life!
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Response from DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
Responded Oct 16, 2020
Hello Mariodmp, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
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Charlotte J wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions
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Lovely tour, we saw multiple dolphins and they swam around the boat! The caves and rock formations were also very nice. It would have been 5 stars if the guide told us a bit more about them and about the dolphins. The tour is pricey but we thought it was worth it!
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Response from DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
Responded Sep 27, 2020
Hello Charlottej633, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
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segawidow wrote a review Sep 2020
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom340 contributions90 helpful votes
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Fabulous day out, the caves are a sight to behold so you must build it into your vacation itinerary.
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Response from DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
Responded Sep 20, 2020
Hello Fmedawar, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
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Geecee18 wrote a review Sep 2020
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
Amazing experience, I would highly recommend for those travelling to Albufiera! We were lucky and managed to see around 15 dolphins right next to our boat and swimming beneath us. The boat is fast and we were lucky it was a calm day at sea otherwise it would have been rather
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
Responded Sep 4, 2020
Hello Geecee18, Thank-you for your review and your kind words. Makes us happy that you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again soon! :-) Kind Regards,
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wicked boat ride
absolutly mental so much fun on this cray boat its wicked and the host driving the boat was superb i held on for m
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Dutchies in Albu
Amazing tour! The powerbreaks and slides were awesomeee.. my girlfriend almost lost her wig. XD Till next time!!!
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Parasailing
Amazing and professional highly recommended. Weather was beautiful for this time of year. Only downfall its quite
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Raeboxer
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Jet ski
Easy place to find and only me and my partner at a time which I loved. Friendly people definitely would book agian
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fmedawar
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Amuzing but disappointing
Although the trip was really nice, we spend too much time searching for the dolphins. Also, the available time for
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katarzyna p
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Jet experience
Amaizng experience! Adrenaline bursting as fu..!!! Class fun!!! Really enjoyed!!!!! Fantastic time and stuff!!! Hig
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debbiepB8083MG
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Great boat trip
Great fun boat trip. We were very well looked after by the team and the beach bbq was very good! 5 🌟 highly recomm
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Ivica S
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The ultimate things to do in Albufeira
This is one of the ultimate things to do in Albufeira if you love the sea and the speed. One and a half hours of pu
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448stewartr
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Awesome jetsking.
Really proffessional staff. Ricardo was so helpful on booking as I'd made an error. Nothing was too much trouble fo
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Road793976
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Amazing and unforgettable day at the beach.
It was an awesome experience and I strongly believe this is the best way to see one of the most amazing beaches in
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First timer
This was my first time going jet skiing, and it was a lot easier than I thought, and super fun :) instructors were
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UKtraveller19880
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Chilled cruise
Went pass this today as part of tour of caves. Also we managed to see some dolphins which was cool. Nice cruise aro
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P4792LZpaulv
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Great trip but cut short due to delays
Covid and police control were blamed but it was disappointing that an hour trip was cut to 30 minutes to catch up w
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Experience800968
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fantasitic for a family
Brilliant. We had a 7 year old with us and it was ideal... the boat was safe and sturdy, the staff knowledgeable an
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Lucie O
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Amazing time
We had some much fun and the staff was really nice with us! I recommend it! Thanks a lot the 3 frenchies :)
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