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Dolphin Watching and Cave Tour from Vilamoura provided by Vilamoura Watersports Centre

Dolphin Watching and Cave Tour from Vilamoura

Dolphin Watching and Cave Tour from Vilamoura
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About
Head out from the Vilamoura Marina for the chance to see dolphins in their natural habitat with this tour. Your captain will take you out to search for dolphins, getting you a close but respectful distance from the oceanic creatures. You'll then continue to nearby caves to experience local geology before returning to shore.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • See dolphins in the wild and explore caves with this eco tour
  • A local guide will be on board
  • Small group sizes keep this tour feeling intimate
  • Morning and afternoon departures are available to suit your schedule
What to expect
  • Discover the Algarve hot spots for dolphin and whale watching on board our RIB Boats. Portugal is one of the best places in Europe for dolphin watching and offer views of the amazing caves and rock formations.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • See dolphins in the wild and explore caves with this eco tour
  • A local guide will be on board
  • Small group sizes keep this tour feeling intimate
  • Morning and afternoon departures are available to suit your schedule
What to expect
  • Discover the Algarve hot spots for dolphin and whale watching on board our RIB Boats. Portugal is one of the best places in Europe for dolphin watching and offer views of the amazing caves and rock formations.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10955P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Boat trip
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Vilamoura Watersports Centre, Office 5, Cais Q, Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-409 Quarteira, Portugal
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Boat trip
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Vilamoura Watersports Centre, Office 5, Cais Q, Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-409 Quarteira, Portugal
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 16, 2020
A note from Dolphin Watching and Cave Tour from Vilamoura
We were given by Turismo de Portugal the Safe & Clean stamp. We have studied and clearly followed all of the rules and regulations set out by the DGS and due to the capacity guidelines all of our boats are able to perform to there full capacity with clients and staffs safety in mind.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Popular mentions

4.0
61 reviews
Excellent
38
Very good
7
Average
4
Poor
5
Terrible
7

Josh P
4 contributions
Not what I expected
No sighting of dolphins, which I appreciate you won’t see every time, but it seemed like no really effort was put into searching for them. At the end of the tour not even a “sorry no dolphins today” The caves were good to see but only spent a few seconds at each of them.
Written October 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NMCC1973
Dublin, Ireland42 contributions
Worth a trip
We didn’t see any dolphins but can’t blame anyone for that as they certainly went looking…2 or so hours on a rib was well worth the money. The caves made the return leg all the better…happy out
Written October 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tour56339445202
Hello, Thank you very much for taking your time to review us, we highly appreciate it. Vilamoura Watersports Centre
Written October 11, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lekdijk20
Utrecht, The Netherlands8 contributions
Nice trip , money well spend
No Dolphins, but a great tour on a rough sea. Money well spend . Nice powerfull boat with a friendly skipper who knows how to handle
Written September 10, 2021
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Tour56339445202
Hello, Thank you very much for taking your time to review us, we highly appreciate it. Vilamoura Watersports Centre
Written October 11, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Raidon22
Somerset, UK210 contributions
Not enough time exploring caves
The boat gets you to the caves quickly as they are a good 40minutes from Vilamoura. Disappointing it was only a quick in and out of caves and even then think driver should have gone in further. We managed to see dolphins but driver was in a hurry to turn around and head back to port. As we approached port the driver made sure a tip box was personally handed to each row of passengers. Tips should be a choice if level of service exceeded your expectations, not sure this was the case, but felt pressurised to leave a tip.

Seeing the coastline was good and do wonder if if you booked this tour closer to the caves, you would then spend more time exploring them.
Written August 30, 2021
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Amy
2 contributions
Very disappointing - not recommended.
I had read lots of reviews for this and thought the negative ones probably were just disappointed they didn’t see dolphins and had the wrong attitude but sadly we had the same poor experience.
We went into this knowing we may not see dolphins, I had prepared my children - probably being overly negative to them as a precaution. I was still sure it would be a great experience for us all - why wouldn’t it be?
After a bit of chaos at the start, nearly being sent on the wrong boat and wrong tour, it seemed to go well.
We chose this tour because it offered caves as well as dolphins so there was a ‘plan B’ if they didn’t show. It was advertised as 2 hours: 1hr looking for dolphins and 1 visiting the caves.
However, after 50 mins crashing through the waves out to sea we had seen nothing and we headed to the coast. The guides hadn’t said anything, we had been told nothing about the types of dolphins or wildlife we may have seen and they didn’t mention the fact we had been unsuccessful.
This was a shame but we knew it was a possibility, we had expected a little more enthusiasm from the guide though. There were a number of children on the boat and it felt very flat.
When we got to the cave it was closed off by the police and this is where the tour became even more disappointing, they said maybe there had been a rock fall in the cave. Clearly there was no back up plan at this stage so they pointed out some interesting shaped rock formations and just headed back. There was no attempt to give us value for money. On the way back we slowed down passing some of the resorts and a few things were pointed out - not much though.
We got back after exactly an hour and a half, not the two hours we had paid quite a lot of money for. There was no mention of the fact that it was so short. We were told ‘Sadly there were no dolphins, another boat saw them but they were further down the coast. So that’s the end of your tour, thank you.’ and asked us to leave the boat.
They must be used to not seeing dolphins and must have other options that are available to them - bare minimum I would have expected a 2 hour trip even if we just went further along the coast.
An expensive, disappointing trip. If you get to see dolphins I’m sure it’s great, they just didn’t seem to have a plan B, or care about making it a fun experience.
A week later, I still have a very bad taste in my mouth from it.
Written August 26, 2021
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Bernie D
6 contributions
Amazing dolphins
Aug 2021 • Family
Did the dolphin and cave tour with family today and we were lucky to see lots of dolphins. Captain was great and was able to position us close to the dolphins to get some great photographs. The caves are ok but the highlight is watching the dolphins play and jump so far out in the deep ocean. An amazing experience. Definitely would recommend.
Written August 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tour56339445202
Hello, Thank you very much for taking your time to review us, we highly appreciate it. Vilamoura Watersports Centre
Written October 11, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard K
1 contribution
Messed around on booking and still don’t know if we are confirmed
Aug 2021 • Family
Trip booked, paid for and confirmed. Then emails saying it’s overbooked and wanting me to take the much less reasonable timings after I had other trips booked, obviously they take all bookings at the popular times rather than miss out on custom and then try to fill the less popular times. Continued getting further confirmations and trip vouchers whilst receiving emails asking me to move the day.
Eventually rearranged other activities to take the trip days later but still after 2 days of telling them I would rearrange I have not had any confirmation, despite twice asking for it, so I don’t even know if we are confirmed on the rearranged date!
Terrible experience
Written August 24, 2021
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Happiness67088641279
We have 2 boats operating from 9.15am in the morning until 7.30pm in the evening , we are more than happy to accomodate any time slot convenient for you all we ask is for 24 hours notice to select a specific time as we are in high season and the bookings do get filled up quickly . Once you have selected the required time we ask for you to confirm immediately so as not to miss out , the online live booking system is constantly updating with the new live availability on all trips once you have confirmed your seats are reserved in your name so you will not miss out .
Written August 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tcmch
2 contributions
Great trip! Fun Tour!
Great trip! Fun tour! Friendly staff and very efficient. Easy to find on the pier and close to all the other things to on the pier.
Written August 21, 2021
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Happiness67088641279
Really glad you enjoyed your experience with us! See you again soon
Written August 24, 2021
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Jdurrant
London, UK80 contributions
Dolphin experience
Fantastic couple of hours .. lovely staff and we saw lots of dolphins … would highly recommend this company to everyone looking to do a trip out.
Written August 13, 2021
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Tour56339445202
So glad you enjoyed the Dolphin and Cave Tour, Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again soon Thanks
Written August 15, 2021
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Elisa
1 contribution
Beautiful view
Jun 2021 • Friends
We came here and the people where very kind. The instructies where very good. We had a good experience and lot of fun. You have to try this. We loved it! Thanks a lot from the Netherlands.
Written June 29, 2021
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Tour56339445202
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Vilamoura watersports team
Written June 29, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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