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“Amazing dolphin experience”
Review of Mar Ilimitado

Mar Ilimitado
Ranked #3 of 17 Tours in Sagres
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We are a team of passionate marine biologists committed to the preservation of the ocean. We offer boat tours and diving experiences with integrated environmental education. Some of the tourism activities contribute to our research and conservation projects.
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We could not have asked for a better dolphin watching trip. The crew were experienced marine biologists and were excellent at answering all our questions. We had young children with us (aged 2 and 3) who were safe and secure on the RIB. We found dolphins quickly and soon we were sailing in the middle of a school of very fast bottlenose dolphins. It was quite simply breathtaking. We're so glad we took this trip.

Thank omaralnuaimi
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Mar_Ilimitado, Owner at Mar Ilimitado, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience and felt safe onboard with your kids! Almost all our crew members are marine biologists, and the ones who aren't are very keen on the subject - we work hard to have high quality tours that are more than just a boat trip. Hope to welcome you onboard again sometime later! Sara.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We went with them last year and had such a great time, we went again this year too. The first time we were out for nearly 3 hours and ended up 10 miles off shore before we managed to find dolphins. There was a large pod of bottle nose dolphins and we spent 20 or 30 mins watching them despite having over run the allotted time. It was very choppy getting back in but great fun. The second time we found a couple of small groups of common dolphins before finding a large group. Both times the crew worked very hard to find dolphins for us and to ensure that we were enjoying ourselves. The boat ride itself was great fun. We liked the fact that they were doing this as research too.

Thank colliedog10
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Mar_Ilimitado, Owner at Mar Ilimitado, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Thank you for your review! We know that nature has its surprises and sometimes we just don't find dolphins, but we always try our best to make each trip special. The forecast is also a surprise: it's a question of luck! We already have a research database with 9 years of information on cetaceans in the region and we will keep gathering data it in order to contribute for conservation. Best wishes, Sara.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We went on a dolphin watching trip from Sagres on 8th August. Small RIB with seating for 12. Very knowledgeable Team - Marine Biologists who certainly know a lot about dolphins and whales. We must have gone out about 5 or 6 miles and then we were totally surrounded by dolphins. All sizes, big ones, medium ones and babies. So close you could almost stroke them and they really put on a show for us!!!! On the way back, the crew let the children have a go at the helm - must have made their holiday!!! The "Captain" also give us a bit of a "thrill ride" back - twists and turns and going really fast. Altogether, a really fantastic trip and well worth the money. Cannot recommend it enough if you go to Sagres.

Thank julie b
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Mar_Ilimitado, Owner at Mar Ilimitado, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Dear Julie, thank you for your review and kind words. We are truly happy that you enjoyed the boat tour and the the overall experience! Hope your kids will remember it for a long time! Best wishes, Sara.

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

A beautiful sunny day, and a calm sea we left offshore in one of their boat, and 10 minutes later, dolphins in freedom, not in a park you can if you're fast enough taking pictures of dolphins jumping, who plays with the boat pass underneath or not and emerge from the other side, we have seen two types of dolphins, the staff was very friendly and it was well organized.

Thank 683jeans
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Mar_Ilimitado, General Manager at Mar Ilimitado, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Thank you for your review and kind words! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience of getting in touch with the widlife off SW coast of Portugal. Best wishes, Sara.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We saw a mother and tiny baby and lots of groups of dolphins who swam with the boat. The briefing before was extremely helpful, the boat very comfotable and the staff could not have been more lovely. The crew stayed out way past the allotted time just to make sure we saw lots of dolphins - an exceptional experience.

Thank Danielle L
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Mar_Ilimitado, Manager at Mar Ilimitado, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2013

Thank you Danielle for your kind words! Hope to have you sometime later onboard again!

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