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“Best stag party!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Algarve Seafaris

Algarve Seafaris
Ranked #12 of 14 Tours in Vilamoura
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best stag party!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

In order to arrange a remarkable party to my brother I booked a yatch. Algarve Seafaris provided us with everything indispensable to throw the party, since the transport from the hotel to Vilamoura Marina and back, animation, catering… Good value for money and staff were very pleasant and helpful.

Visited December 2012
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Johnstone, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“fab tour and excellent customer service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

we booked for a dolphin boat trip that was to last aroung 1.5hour. At the start we were told the usuall spiel that we were not guaranteed to see dolphins but they would try their best. We went out and were looking for well over our time and just as we were giving up hope we found them. Much to our amazement we found ourselves surounded by hundreds of dolphins, the most amazing thing ive ever seen. By the time e returnrd home we had been out for nearly 2.5 hours, what a day and what a crew. All i can say is thank you and i would highly recomend them to anyone

Visited October 2012
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Ballina County Mayo
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best day of the holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

I have never enjoyed a days fishing like this one so much, the first mate spoke English and was very helpful and an excellent fisherman. We were accompanied by two playful dolphins on the run out. It wasn't long before the captain had rigged the lures and had them in the water. Within the first ten minutes we had TUNA! snapping at the lures, and it wasn't long before we had them aboard. I had the first fish and my first Tuna, after that i was happy to let the other three guests reel them in as i took photographs. We enjoyed a cool beer to celebrate our catch, then headed out a little further for shark, unfortunately the shark were not there. Not a problem, after a relaxing lunch and drink we headed back for more tuna fun. This is an absolute must for any serious fisherman if you are in the Algarve, check to see the best times of the season for different species, check the weather as well it can be rough now and again. There are life-jackets on board and the facilities are great, really anyone complaining about this service either like sitting by ponds fishing, or are expecting endless amounts of fish. Enjoy the day, the professionalism of the crew and the experience, a fish is a bonus. Well worth every euro on this trip. I WILL BE BACK GUYS THANKS A MILLION. :)

Visited October 2012
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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“Our 6 year old took a nap during the majority of this tour...enough said.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

We signed up for the grottoes tour and they also mention returning thru the dolphin route in hopes of seeing dolphins. Our 6 year old was very excited about this tour to get close to the grottoes as well as possibly seeing dolphins.

The pictures in the brochure are quite misleading making you think you get much closer to the caves than you do and they just briefly say "and now we are passing _____" which was not very exciting.

We finally got to the caves, breezed past them long enough to take some pictures and started heading back towards the marina.

They didn't even mention we were returning thru the dolphin route, just made a big arc towards the marina.

Professionalism is not in the vocabulary of this tour company. The captain of the boat was on his cell phone much of the time and even stepped away from the controls of the boat (for several minutes) and we started veering off. The crew was also flirting with some of the young mothers aboard the boat rather than paying attention to everyone else.

The bar on the ship was a joke, my husband got me a glass of wine (in a flimsy plastic cup) which tasted more like vinegar than anything.

All in all, it was a great naptime for our son who was initially quite excited for The tour and a gigantic waste of money.

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“Top day out and Ivo who we booked it through is genuine guy, an overall great experience!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

I and 16 others have just got back from a great trip to the algarge. We booked our transfers from the airport with Ivo who we also booked the fishing with and it was a great price. He is a top bloke and was on time for all 6 sets of transfers which is always a good start. The captain and crew on the boat were a laugh and put us at ease straight away. The bag for the day was around 28 head of fish, not all the biggest but fish non the less and we all had a good time apart from the occasional bout of sea sickness which in some some cases may happened on land due to the amount of beer that was drunk the night before! All in all I'd like to thank Ivo and his staff for a great day!
Regards Jim, Carl and the boys!

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