Water activity

Gibraltar: Dolphin Watch Cruise & Cable Car Fast Track Combo

Activity provider: Dolphin Adventure

Gibraltar: Dolphin Watch Cruise & Cable Car Fast Track Combo

Activity provider: Dolphin Adventure

From US$ 46.48 per person

Cruise the Strait of Gibraltar to see wild dolphins in this natural habitat that’s home to 3 species of dolphin. You’re almost guaranteed a sighting! Ride a cable car to the top of the Rock for stunning area views and to see the famous Barbary macaques.

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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English, German, Slovak

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the ultimate wild dolphin watching experience on board a yellow catamaran
  • Be on the lookout for sunfish, turtles, and flying fish, as well as dolphins
  • Enjoy stunning views of Gibraltar, Spain, and Africa, following your cable car ride
Full description

Make the most of your time in Gibraltar with a combo dolphin-watching cruise and entry to the Gibraltar Cable Car. Cruise through the Strait of Gibraltar on a catamaran and search for dolphins with a marine biologist guide then climb to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar in a panoramic cable car.

On this tour from Gibraltar, begin on a dolphin cruise onboard a yellow catamaran. Expert guides provide live commentary and a marine biologist describes everything that you’ll encounter. Learn about dolphins and we can protect these special creatures. They are sighted on 99 percent of the tours.

At times, you can see pods of 40 to 500 dolphins. Watch common, striped, and bottlenose dolphins swim up to the boat and play. They sometimes put on a spectacular display of leaps directly at your feet.

Tours depart 4 times each afternoon from Marina Bay, where you can relax and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere both before and after your trip. Each tour takes in breathtaking views of both the African and European coastline and the legendary Pillars of Hercules.

One of Gibraltar's highlights is riding to the top of the Rock by cable car, the best location to spot the famous Barbary apes. A pack of wild apes, the famous Barbary macaques, will give you an entertaining acrobatics performance. Hide all plastic bags to avoid robbery and keep a friendly distance, especially if the young ones are around.

Relax with a beverage and light snack while enjoying the spectacular vistas. The Top of the Rock Souvenir Shop is also packed with unique gifts unavailable in town. From the terraces of the top station, gaze over the town below, look north towards the Sierra Nevada over the Costa del Sol and east over the blue Mediterranean Sea, and take in the views south across the Strait of Gibraltar to the Rif Mountains of North Africa. You’ll have views of 2 continents, 3 countries, and the meeting point of 2 great bodies of water.

Includes
  • Boat ride
  • Return ticket for the cable car
  • Live commentary
  • Guide
  • Marine biologist
  • Transfers
  • Refreshments

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Meeting point

Go to the Dolphin Adventure office, directly behind the Sunborn Gibraltar Hotel.

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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
  • Refreshments are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 749 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Great hour or so spent on the boat. It took us a while to spot the dolphins but when we did they didn’t disappoint. Crew were really friendly and helpful. Ticket included the cable car to the top of the rock but it doesn’t include entrance to the rest of the rock and it’s pathways and the monkeys. So be aware of this as you’ll need to pay extra when you get up there if you want to walk around. It cost £16 extra each for these tickets once we got up there.

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January 13, 2023

Great tour. You can take the boat only about 10 minutes out into the bay. We saw dolphins without end. They were everywhere and came up to about 2 m from the boat. Everything was explained in English. Great tour! Tui Cruises uses the same operator for its excursions. Would book the tour again in a heartbeat.

November 1, 2022

The tour was super organized. Although we were late due to the heavy traffic at the Gibralter border, we were immediately offered the next appointment 2 hours later. The crew on the boat was super friendly. We saw dozens of dolphins (including juveniles) having fun playing in the waves of the boat. The ship's captain did a very good job and the dolphins weren't chased like you've heard from other places. We recommend.

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October 26, 2022

Product ID: 49454