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Review of Dolphins Driven

Dolphins Driven
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Dolphins Driven has been providing great sea adventures for over 10 years. Working together with preservation projects, we keep records of dolphins and whales sightings. Our guests will have the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Algarve's coastline and rich sea life.
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We set out in two speed boats, seated in pairs. Be prepared to straddle the seat, but very confortable. We found a pod of about 50 common dolphins quickly, which is helped as the two boats talk to each other, and other dolphin spotting companies to locate the dolphins. When we encountered the dolphins, the boats kept a respectful distance. The guide talked to everybody to make sure they were enjoying themselves, and to give information. We also got a bottle of water for the trip which was needed in the heat!
The trip includes a tour of the caves and grottos which were beautiful, and can be visited at any time of day. The boat also stopped for 10 mins so we could have a cooling swim, but I did get shouted at for grabbing the side of the boat which was a little bit annoying as I am not the strongest swimmer!!

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"rib boat"
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"amazing experience"
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This has to be one of the best things to do while on your holidays.
We did the lunchtime trip, and although it may be a little on the expensive side, it was truly wonderful and well worth the money.
We went straight out to sea, and for a while I thought we were going to be disappointed as there wasn't a single dolphin insight. But just as I was beginning to think all was lost, then they came.
What a spectacular sight it was, a big pod was swimming towards us, mothers and calf's and one treated us to an aerial display, outstanding !
The caves were a beautiful sight as well. Stunning landscape ?

Thank Wal2001
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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

When I looked into this, I did think it was expensive for 2.5 hours, however on the morning (22 August) of our trip my doubts were overturned.
What a great trip for our family, first to see the dolphins which were amazing, playing next to the boat we were in. After 20 or so minutes enjoying the once in a lifetime encounter, we were then taken to the caves West of Amerecao de Pera which were amazing and because we were in fairly small speed boats were able to go in and out of them. Also the coves and beaches along this stretch of coastline were amazing and certainly given us possibilities for future beach hunting. A 10 min swim also rounded off a great morning excursion and would thoroughly recommend this. One point to note, is the trip can be quite rough but exhilarated in these small but fast speed boats, therefore do be aware of the possibility of sea sickness if you suffer from this generally. Certainly a great day to remember for the whole family.

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is a great experience, you are taken to look at wonderful caves first and because you are on a speed boat you can actually go into the caves. You are then taken out to look for dolphins which of course they cannot guarantee you will see but after much speeding out to sea we found some it was wonderful, we then came back very fast, please note this trip is not suitable if you have back, heart problems because you do speed very fast and your body actually lifts up off the seat with the motion of the waves. A fantastic experience. you can have a swim in the sea as well if you want to. The staff on board the boat are very good, you do have life jackets and jackets to wear because you do get very wet. An unforgetable experience.

Thank TRACY117
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Took this trip on 19th August. It was an excellent experience. Saw a huge amount of dolphins in the wild, after a 20 minute ride from the marina. After the we had seen the dolphins the trip took us to the caves and took us around the many beaches along the coast. Some people took the chance to swim in the sea as well.

Highly recommended.

Thank bwfcdom83
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