Water activity

Gibraltar: Dolphin Watching Tour

Activity provider: Dolphin Adventure
Water activity

Gibraltar: Dolphin Watching Tour

Activity provider: Dolphin Adventure

From US$ 30.79 per person

Cruise the Strait of Gibraltar to see wild dolphins in their natural habitat. Home to 3 species of dolphin, you are almost guaranteed a sighting on this 90-minute trip off the Spanish and African coastline.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • See 3 dolphin species in their natural habitat and swimming in the wild
  • Go on the tour that a BBC reporter described as "one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had."
  • Take the kids on a family adventure
Full description
Naturally playful and inquisitive, dolphins are some of the most delightful creatures in the world, and nothing quite compares to seeing them in the wild. Gibraltar is home to no fewer than 3 species of dolphin. They come to feed off the abundant supply of sardines, mackerel and flying fish that swim in the waters of Gibraltar’s bay. On this excursion you will be in an uncrowded and friendly environment, on board the catamaran “Dolphin Adventurer.” You will get live commentary and the service of expert guides who will explain everything that you see. Each tour takes in breathtaking views of both the African and European coastline, as well as the legendary Pillars of Hercules. But it is the dolphins that are the main event and they are sighted on 99 per cent of the tours. Often you will witness pods of between 40 and 500 dolphins. Watch common, striped and bottlenose dolphins swim to the boat and play. They sometimes put on a spectacular display of leaps and splashes right at your feet. It truly is a magical experience. Tours depart four times each afternoon from Marina Bay, where you can relax and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere both before and after your trip.
  • 75-minute boat tour
  • Drinks

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Meeting point

FROM SPAIN - COSTA DEL SOL: Follow road signs for Algeciras turning off when you reach the signs for Gibraltar. Follow the signs for the frontier and airport. Cross the frontier (you will need your passport here) and head straight across the airfield/runway to the roundabout, take the 1st exit on the right. Stay on this road for 400m until you see the BMW car showroom. This is the entrance to Marina Bay (with parking 100m before and in Ocean Village). Turn right here where you will find Marina Bay and Frank and the staff wearing bright yellow polo shirts. FROM CASEMATES SQUARE - GIBRALTAR TOWN CENTRE: Leave the square through the 4 arches, go straight ahead to the roundabout then take the 1st exit on the right. Along this road about 300m on your left you will see the Taylor Woodrow ‘Tradewinds’ apartment blocks. There is a BMW car showroom ahead, this is the entrance to Marina Bay. Turn left here where you will find Marina Bay and Frank and the staff wearing bright yellow polo shirts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Gibraltar is part of the UK, please bring your passport. EU nationals can use their National ID card.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 234 reviews

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The boat trip was very enjoyable and dolphins were seen, sometimes very close to the boat. Crew members were on hand to give relevant information. My mother is a wheelchair user and we were able to wheel her onto the pontoon and leave the chair there until we disembarked. She had to get on and off the boat on foot, using some steps, but crew members helped her with this.

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March 30, 2023

We were blessed with a nice day and the bay was relatively calm. Good information to find the leaving point. Crew were very friendly and informative and there was plenty of space on board. The trip itself was very good. Lots of dolphins in the bay and the boat got very close. The crew member I spoke to was very knowledgeable and we had a good discussion on the local wildlife and how the bay is managed. An added bonus for us was seeing the Rock from a different perspective. You could see all the building work taking place which in our view is spoiling the view of the rock.

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March 30, 2023

We booked the 2:30pm Dolphin Watch in August 2022 and the whole process with booking through get your guide was very easy and all information was provided including tickets and instructions on where to meet the tour. The trip itself was amazing, we saw so many dolphins jumping and swimming around our boat, I couldn't believe how many we saw so quickly into the journey. The boat staff were exceptional and knew how to manoeuvre the boat to attract the dolphins up close. Would highly recommend!

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 13992