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Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

1. Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Look for dolphins and hidden caves on a half-day dolphin watching cruise of the Algarve from Albufeira. Bring your swimsuit and towel, as the activity includes a stop for a swim. Marvel at the rock formations, and access areas that other vessels can’t reach. A marine biologist will be on board to provide all necessary information about these wonderful creatures. Be aware that as dolphins are wild animals, sightings can not be guaranteed.

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Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

2. Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

Look for dolphins and other marine life off the coast of the Algarve on a 2.5-hour cruise by boat. Explore sea caves, look for close ocean animal encounters, and swim next to beautiful beaches. Depart from the Marina de Albufeira and head towards Carvoeiro Beach enjoying the breathtaking landscapes, pleasant weather and crystal clear waters of Portugal's southern shore along the way. Marvel at the contrast of colors between the rocky cliffs and caves, the blue of the sea and the indigenous flora and fauna. Get a safety briefing to ensure you are comfortable once on board the boat, and enjoy the services of an experienced captain throughout the journey. Benefit from life jackets and raincoats to keep you safe and dry on the trip. Explore a selection of sea caves along the coast of the Algarve, looking for dolphins and other animals on your adventure. Enter the caves for up-close encounters, and swim next to beautiful beaches to make this an experience to remember for a lifetime.

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Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

3. Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

Enjoy a guided boat trip between Albufeira and Benagil Caves on a tour that combines nature and adventure. Discover the Algarve coastline's most iconic landscapes and keep your eyes open for playful dolphins on the way. Start your journey at the meeting point, where you will be welcomed by the crew. Skip the line at the check-in kiosk and benefit from a special welcome package. Have a coffee or some water at the coffee lounge while you wait to board the boat. After priority boarding, start your tour by cruising along the beautiful, 18km-long Algarve coastline. Listen to your knowledgeable guide and learn all about the sights you pass by. Feel the relaxing sea breeze and be amazed by the coastal view. Head inside the famous Benagil caves to admire this rock formation. Take amazing pictures of the caves and capture the light entering them. Spot São Rafael and Marinha beaches, among the most emblematic beaches in Portugal, famous for their cliffs and fine golden sand. Make a short swimming stop and immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Algarve coast. During the tour, look for the dolphins on the way. If they are spotted, see them playing in their natural environment and take photos of them jumping in and out of the water.

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Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

4. Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

The Algarve coast brings to mind pirate adventures, and pristine beaches. Today you will explore the coast between Albufeira Marina and Capvoeiro beach on a luxury boat that offers you the chance to swim, relax, and maybe even see a dolphin or two! Begin with a relaxing ride through the caves and rock formations that make this landscape so unique. Then head out to sea in your search for the dolphins who call these waters home. Your boat is the perfect vessel for dolphin exploration, and these playful and fun animals are truly a sight to behold! Your expert guide will share with you interesting facts and history on this memorable trip.

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Albufeira: Dolphins, Benagil Caves and Coastline Boat Tour

5. Albufeira: Dolphins, Benagil Caves and Coastline Boat Tour

Hop in a RIB — a rigid inflatable boat — and enjoy two experiences along the coast of the Algarve. Watch dolphins in their natural environment. The most common species you'll find are the common dolphin and the bottlenose dolphin. Also, visit the stunning caves and other rock formations in the region, between Albufeira Marina and the famous Benagil cave or “Algar de Benagil”. Being aboard a RIB, you're guaranteed to be able to enter parts of the cave, unlike a tour in a catamaran.

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From Albufeira: Dolphins and Caves 2.5-Hour Boat Trip

6. From Albufeira: Dolphins and Caves 2.5-Hour Boat Trip

Climb aboard a unique catamaran in the marina of Albufeira for a 2-hour trip along the coast of the Algarve. Look for native wildlife, including whales, sharks, turtles and sea birds, and encounter dolphins in their natural environment. Benefit from the chance to admire these friendly animals in the water, and keep your eyes open for the prevalent, short-beaked common dolphin and bottlenose dolphins that can live for up to 45 years and reach 4 meters in length. Along the way, marvel at the caves and rock formations that make the south coast of Portugal one of the most beautiful in the world.

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Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Trip

7. Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Trip

Explore the famous caves of the Algarve and try to spot dolphins from a 16-meter-long powerboat. Your trip starts at the Marina of Albufeira, where you'll set off along the coastline of the south of Portugal. Pass by the the areas of Galé, Senhora da Rocha, and Marinha until you reach Benagil cave and Carvoeiro. Marvel at the unique rock formations, then enter and explore the most famous caves. Benefit from the knowledgeable crew, who can tell you detailed information about the area. Then, cruise away from the coast to look for dolphins playing in the wild. If the weather permits, there will be a quick stop for a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear ocean, before the experienced crew takes you safely back to the Albufeira Marina.

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Algarve: Benagil Caves Private Tour

8. Algarve: Benagil Caves Private Tour

Cruise along the stunning coast of Algarve, between the Marina de Albufeira and Carvoeiro Beach. Discover the most picturesque beaches, caves, and come across dolphins during your trip. Explore the most famous caves in Algarve and appreciate the unique beauty of the caves and rock formations. Visit the golden beach and other secret, paradisiac beaches.

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What people are saying about Albufeira

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 63 reviews

It was such a nice experience. We were able to see dolphins and a very nice guide gave us a brief explanation of them. The atmosphere was amazing and it was not only because of beautiful views but as well because of amazing staff working there. Thank you! :)

Very good time spent. We got to see the dolphins up close and follow them for a little while it was cool! The visit to the caves and the different beaches were fabulous. The staff are very friendly

Beautiful ride. Friendly and very attentive guides. Company committed to time and security. Easy location of the meeting point.

It has been a very interesting excursion. We saw the dolphins and a great experience

Even though we didn't see the dolphins it was great! Thanks!