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Ocean Quest

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Welcome to Ocean Quest! Discover the hidden wonders of the Algarve Coastline aboard our custom built motor catamaran which has been built with your safety and comfort in mind, we have ladies and mens toilets, a fully stocked bar, music system, and a...more
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Edificio Vilamarina | Vilamoura Marina - 1B.2.1 E 1.B.2.2, Bloco B - Loja 29, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-409, Portugal
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All reviews dolphin trip marine biologist brought round quick dip local food and drink bottlenose dolphins well worth the trip local delicacies answer questions fully stocked bar excellent boat beautiful catamaran their natural habitat rosé perfect afternoon great trip smooth ride
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We were in Vilamoura for a visit and discovered the Ocean Quest office . The very nice lady in the office was very friendly and said we could go down on the jetty to look at the boat before we decided to book a trip...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SarahS14278, Owner at Ocean Quest, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us was a pleasure to meet you and your family and have you on board. Kindest Regards from us all here at Ocean Quest

Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We were on two cruises, caves and dolphins. Both were great. Crew was so nice on both cruises. Very professional staff.

Date of experience: October 2018
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SarahS14278, Owner at Ocean Quest, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Kind Regards Ocean Quest Team

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Was unsure about going on a boat trip but glad we did what a lovely afternoon we had. The boat was very spacious and room to move about and very comfortable seats to sit on. We were made to feel most welcome from the start...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SarahS14278, Owner at Ocean Quest, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Thank you Ian for your lovely comments. We hope to welcome you on board on day again in the future. Kind Regards from us all here at Ocean Quest

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We went on the cave trip first and loved it so much we booked straight away to do the dolphin trip as well. We were not disappointed! Everything was fabulous, the staff are amazing, attentive and informative. The boat is spotless and well equipped. On...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SarahS14278, Owner at Ocean Quest, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Thank you Katherine, was a pleasure to have you on board for both tours and we are pleased you enjoyed yourself. Kind Regards from us all here at Ocean Quest

Reviewed October 8, 2018

we just returned from Viamoura and wondered what to do on our last afternoon.We were promised a pleasant trip and that is what we experienced. Friendly informative and no pressure. Michael P.

Date of experience: October 2018
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SarahS14278, Owner at Ocean Quest, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Many thanks Michael for your lovely comments we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Kind Regards Ocean Quest Team

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

A huge shout out to the crew on this trip, who took a good tour, and made it brilliantly memorable. No question was too obscure, and the experience was one we all enjoyed, with many great memories to take with us. Special shout out to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SarahS14278, Owner at Ocean Quest, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Thank you Carlo for your lovely review we are glad you enjoyed your rest day from golf with us! Kind Regards from us all here at Ocean Quest

Reviewed October 6, 2018

Having visited Vilamoura countless time we were recommended to take the dolphin trip. Everything was set perfect - a glorious early October sky - booking and payment was seamless and the catamaran modern, spacious and well equipped. The staff were friendly and informative and then...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SarahS14278, Owner at Ocean Quest, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and positive comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and the dolphins :) Kindest Regards Ocean Quest Team

Reviewed October 5, 2018

We had two fabulous boat trips with Ocean Quest during our recent Vilamoura holiday, the dolphin trip and the Benagil caves trip. Both were excellent and we were lucky enough to spot dolphins on both trips. Staff looked after us very well, from the lovely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SarahS14278, Owner at Ocean Quest, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments, was our pleasure to have you on board and glad you enjoyed both trips with us. Kind Regards from us all at Ocean Quest

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We chose Ocean Quest over the other boat offering dolphin spotting based on the reviews on here and we weren’t disappointed. We were offered wine or orange juice as we boarded, the boat is immaculately kept and very comfortable and spacious with lots of opportunities...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SarahS14278, Proprietário at Ocean Quest, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review we are glad you enjoyed your trip with us and hope to welcome you on board again one day :) Kind Regards Ocean Quest Team

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

The boat and crew themselves are absolutely lovely. Really friendly guy who took care of my husband when he was feeling a bit unwell. Unfortunately we didn't see any dolphins, so the crew said to visit the office where they would rebook for us. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SarahS14278, Proprietário at Ocean Quest, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Dear Claire, Many thanks for your comments. Unfortunately we did not find the dolphins on this mornings trip, our 11th miss of the year, to compensate this we offered our clients this morning to re book on our next Dolphin cruise as a gesture of...More

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Christine B
August 9, 2018|
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Response from SarahS14278 | Property representative |
Dear Christine Many thanks for your question. It has been awful with the forest fires, far away from Vilamoura but we have seen the smoke, over this area, I believe it is now all ok :) Our Dolphin Quest is suitable for your... More
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stampk2016
June 2, 2018|
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Hi, My apologies I did not get a notification regarding your message, we were our Sunday & today, next one will be Friday possibly Thursday depending on this very unstable weather. Kindest Regards ocean Quest
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Baldnerd
May 22, 2018|
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The best place in Portugal for Whale watching is in the Azores, we do see often common & bottle nose dolphins in the waters along the Algarve coast. At the moment there are possibilities to see Sei Whales, Mink Whale... More
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