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Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise provided by XRide Algarve

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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 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Set out along the Algarve coast in a boat for a dolphin-watching cruise. Explore the area between the Albufeira Marina and Carvoeiro Beach and see the Algarve from a new perspective. Keep an eye out for dolphins during the tour and cruise through several caves along the coastline. Cool off with a swim at a beautiful beach.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    R. Marina de Albufeira 3A
    R. Marina de Albufeira 3A, 8200 Albufeira, Portugal
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    Albufeira
    Stop: 2 hours
    A 2h tour along the Algarve coast, starting at Albufeira marina and traveling about 9 miles of coast, to the Carvoeiro beach. The tour includes a visit to the caves, rock formations, cetacean observation and a brief stop for a refreshing swim.
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  • You'll end at
    R. Marina de Albufeira 3A
    R. Marina de Albufeira 3A, 8200 Albufeira, Portugal
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Highlights
  • See the Algarve coast from the deck of a boat
  • Discover caves along the rocky coastline
  • Go swimming at a scenic beach
  • Watch for dolphins in their natural environment
Important Information
Departure Point
R. Marina de Albufeira 3A, 8200 Albufeira, Portugal
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dolphins are wild animals. X Ride can't guarantee a 100% their observation
  • The opportunity to swim depends always on the sea conditions and safety/health of our costumers
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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 45 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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Anjo V wrote a review May 7
Rotterdam, The Netherlands7 contributions
Amazing trip! Beautiful coast and Rocks. And we found a group of 15 dolphins Who are playing with eachother, us and the bost. Really recommended.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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JoAVFC2013 wrote a review Dec 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom70 contributions29 helpful votes
I was really scared of the sea waves but the captain acted very reassuring. We saw dolphins and the best views of the Algarve coast. The lecture the captain gave us on sea life and how we damage it was something that will stay with me.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Filipe Navarro wrote a review Nov 2020
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Enjoy your holiday even more if you give it a go on this awesome adventure... We saw dofins wild ones and rare so who knows if you are the bless too ❤️
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Sherie786 wrote a review Oct 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom4 contributions
Nice trip, very strict on keeping masks over your nose the whole journey. The caves were beautiful but we were all a little disappointed that we didn't see any dolphins. They are wild creatures so don't assume you will see them either, especially if you have children with high
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mai-Louise Scho... K wrote a review Oct 2020
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This experience was absolutely amazing! Super competent staff who really do everything to ensure that all guests have a unique experience. I would do it over and over again! Thank you so much to the amazing staff!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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By: XRide Algarve
248isabela
248isabela
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Very good experience!!!!
I would recommend this to everyone that comes to this part of Portugal! The dolphins were amazing and the guide exp
276darias
276darias
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Amazing experience!
Had an amazing boat tour! First of all - saw the dolphins! After had a trip to several caves and enjoyed the fast r
972johnnyg
972johnnyg
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Benagil Caves and Dolphin watching
We went on a tour to see the Benagil cave and the grottoes in the area. Our tour guides Alecio & Jose were just ama
Z9321ZFandrem
Z9321ZFandrem
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Excellent
We have had a wonderful trip. It is a breathtaking moment when you see the wild dolphins in their natural environme
nicolamO6156IP
nicolamO6156IP
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Memorable
The captain was a very informative man and seemed passionate about the environment. Please listen to his wise word
Eliane S
Eliane S
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Fantastic caves and Dolphins cruise
We did the trip today and it was the best one we ever did. The entire team was well trained, gave us lots of atten
Montreal-2010
Montreal-2010
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The X-Ride Algarve Cruise is a fabulous experience!
We had a 2 hour cruise off the coast of Portugal & even cruised right through the coastal caves. It was fantastic.
Emmykmp37
Emmykmp37
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Awesome!
What can I say..what better way to see the beautiful Portugal than on the xride.we had an amazing 5pm trip whilst o
998kariannek
998kariannek
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Trip cancelled
We booked a trip and used 35 euros to get to the marina. When we got there, they said it wasn’t any trip today for
Linda M
Linda M
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A day to remember
Had such a lovely few hours on the trip ! It’s fast !!! But the crew. Are amazing ! They are on point at all times
I1557GGclarer
I1557GGclarer
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Xride Albufeira 2and half hour dolphin and caves cruise
Me and my sister had booked this tour well in advance and was looking forward to going on Tuesday 26th February 201
Elaine E
Elaine E
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Horrendous boat trip
Before we bought tickets for this trip my mum particularly asked if this was a fast boat..oh know she replied.. lit
LionelQuadros
LionelQuadros
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Very Rude and Arrogant
When we booked the trip we were told it was a 2 and half hour trip. The so called captain treated people like schoo
Carole S
Carole S
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Sunset cruise
Prepare yourself for a bumpy ride!! Exhilarating and Val and crew could not have done more to make the trip any bet
Anna D
Anna D
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Brilliant day out
Me and my family went on a the 2.5 hour boat trip with these guys and it was totally fantastic! We saw dolfins, ama
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