Water activity

Cabanas de Tavira: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

3.6 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Passeios Ria Formosa

Cabanas de Tavira: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Activity provider: Passeios Ria Formosa

From US$ 31.29 per person

Observe the behavior of dolphins in their natural habitat on this 2.5-hour boat tour. Your experienced skipper will take you to the places where wild dolphins are most often spotted.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish


  • Spot wild dolphins swimming freely in the ocean
  • See dolphins up close and personal
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of the Ria Formosa
Full description
Experience the excitement of seeing dolphins swimming in the open ocean on this boat tour. You tour offers a 95% chance that you will see dolphins. You will also learn about the dolphin species that live near the Ria Formosa. Your skipper is very experienced and knows just where to find these friendly and gentle creatures. Keep your eyes open during your 2.5-hour tour and you might be the first to spot the dolphins.
  • 2.5-hour boat trip
  • Professional skipper
  • Life jackets
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your tour at the Passeios Ria Formosa stand across the street from SPAR

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 /5

based on 13 reviews

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A delight to the eye

The activity itself, simple: you simply get on a boat-boat that will fit about 15-20 people more (I think we were about 10), and heading offshore to look for dolphins ... So far, normal ... when You start to see the dolphins, everyone changes and becomes magical: it is amazing to see them in their natural habitat, free, crossing and jumping continuously, as if they played with you ... one pass! About the time of the activity, a half hour or a little more following the dolphins, plus what it takes to locate them (about 40-50 minutes the day we went) and return to port ... And as for the 2 guys that take you, very nice ... I recommend them without a doubt !!

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August 16, 2019

In my experience, highly inadvisable, after an hour and a half on the high seas we didn't manage to see a single dolphin. To make matters worse, when we were returning the engine stopped several times to the point that they had to leave us on a shore more than a kilometer away from the starting point with practically no explanations. Very improvable treatment. Bad experience.

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August 22, 2020

A beautiful morning with the meeting of dolphins, superb!

August 22, 2019

Product ID: 221958