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Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

Activity provider: XRide Algarve
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From US$ 29.14 per person

Experience the Algarve from a new perspective on a cruise along the coast. Depart from Albufeira to encounter stunning sea caves and rock formations. Look out for dolphins playing in the ocean along the way.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Dutch
Private group available


  • Experience the Algarve from a different perspective on a cruise along the coast
  • Go inside sea caves and see stunning rock formations
  • Marvel at the contrast in colors between the rocky cliffs and native flora
  • Swim next to one of the Algarve's many beautiful beaches
Full description

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.

  • 2.5-hour cruise
  • Dolphin watching
  • Sea caves cruise
  • Safety briefing
  • Lifejackets and raincoats
  • Services of an experienced captain
  • Swimming stops
  • Meals and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Glass objects
  • Drinks

Know before you go

  • Please bring sun block and a hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1162 reviews

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It was an amazing experience. The Boat crew were very friendly and knowledgeable. They ensured that we were comfortable when we arrived on the boat and catered to passengers with varied language needs. They took us to where we could see the dolphins and then took us to see the caves. They told is in details the history and facts about each cabe and even gave us time to get beat pictures. My two girls age 12 and 5 realllyyy had a great time.

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April 25, 2022

Great trip along the Algarve coast passing the bays and caves, going into a couple of the bigger caves, before jetting away from the coast to search for dolphins and whales. Our trip soon found a large dolphin pod, which we enjoyed watching for about 15 minutes, before returning to Albufeira Marina. Friendly, knowledgeable crew, who made the experience laid back and interesting. Recommended.

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April 1, 2022

Amazing atmosphere and the guides were very pleasant and informative with. They gave us a tour and shared some extra knowledge about the flora and fauna of the area. We managed to spot a family of dolphins which was an absolutely awesome experience!! Additionally, we had a great tour around the caves, including the most famous Benagil. Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone, young people, families with kids, older people :)

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February 28, 2022

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