Water activity

Ria Formosa: Dolphin-Watching Boat Tour

3.5 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Passeios Ria Formosa

Ria Formosa: Dolphin-Watching Boat Tour

Activity provider: Passeios Ria Formosa

From US$ 30.96 per person

Enjoy a boat tour in the Ria Formosa Natural Park to see dolphins in their natural environment. You’ll be on the lookout for the most commonly sighted species, including the short-beaked common dolphin and the common bottlenose dolphin.

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Duration 138 minutes
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Spanish, English, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience the natural beauty of Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Observe the behavior of dolphins in their natural environment
  • See other commonly sighted species, such as flying fish and sea turtles
Full description
On this 2.5-hour dolphin-watching boat tour you’ll pass through the inlet in the Ria Formosa Natural Park and then head out to sea, following the coastline for 1-3 miles. You’ll receive a briefing by the skipper and guides will be available on board to tell you more about the local animal life. During the tour, you’ll observe dolphins in their natural environment. The most commonly sighted species are the short-beaked common dolphin and the common bottlenose dolphin. Other creatures, such as flying fish, ocean sunfish and sea turtles may also be spotted during the tour. Cetaceans are migratory animals, distributed around the world’s seas, and pass along Mallorca’s coast daily. The current rate of spotting dolphins on the boat trips is 95 percent, but guides cannot guarantee sightings as these are wild animals in their natural habitat.
  • Dolphin-watching boat tour
  • Meals and drinks
  • Pick-up service
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Olhão: Avenida 5 de Outubro in front of Real Marina Hotel. The booking has to be previously confirmed by the booking department of the local tour operator company who will next get in touch with you by phone to make sure that you specifically know the different meeting points of the activities.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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September 27, 2019

Boat was perfectly comfortable but no dolphins sighted

Other dolphin tours were not going on the day we went as they said the weather was not conducive to dolphin sightings. Our tour still went and we saw nothing at all. I know it’s nature and nothing is guaranteed but I would be disappointed to think we went out regardless of the chances being slim. They say 95% chance of sightings on their website so we were just unlucky!

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June 17, 2019

Tanto el conductor como el guia antes de embarcar nos aseguraron que el avistamiento de delfines sería de un 90%, pues estuvimos en el 10% de la otra posibilidad, coincidiendo con otras opiniones de esta aplicación. Salimos empapados y helados, literalmente, sin escuchar ninguna disculpa por parte de ninguno de los responsables. El guia hablaba muy bien inglés y portugués para los castellano hablantes solo sabe hablar "portuñol. El viaje por la ría de Formosa muy bonito.

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July 26, 2021


Product ID: 97689