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Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira

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Albufeira, Portugal
Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Discover the wild dolphins and surreal rock formations of The Algarve on a boat tour from Albufeira. Using advanced marine technology, your captain takes you to spots renowned for harboring pods of wild dolphins. If no dolphins are spotted, you have the chance to rebook your tour free of charge. See, too, sandstone caves, secluded beaches, and interesting rock formation on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
  • Dolphin watching and cave boat tour from Albufeira
  • Ideal for lovers of coastal landscapes and wildlife
  • Observe pods of bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment
  • Marvel at the secluded beaches and sandstone rock formations on the coast of the Algarve
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Live commentary on board
Professional guide
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Food and drinks

Departure Point

Várzea da Orada, 707-H, 8200-394 Albufeira, Portugal

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Check-in up to 30 minutes from departure time
  • Pregnant women may be subject to an evaluation of the crew, depending on the ocean conditions
  • Children under 3 years of age may be subject to an evaluation of the crew, depending on the ocean conditions
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible (except if the passenger is able to change from wheelchair to the boat seat)
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Dress code: subject to weather conditions. Recommend light jacket.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers
  • OPERATED BY AlgarExperience
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira.
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What is the social distancing policy during Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Dolphin Watching and Cave Boat Cruise from Albufeira.

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Warning: bait and switch! Even...
Erin L
, Jul 2018
Warning: bait and switch! Even though this is advertised as a small group tour, limited to 10 people, it's actually a massive, cruise-ship-style-excursion with about 50 people. According to the manager, the company doesn't even offer small-group tours. They were full of excuses and wouldn't take any responsibility for the false advertising. They refused to give me a refund and were incredibly rude. Even knowing that the tour is 50 people, it's not a good one. We checked in 30 minutes in advance and still my party of 6 was split up into 4 parts of the boat seated 2, 2, 1, 1. If you're seated at or near the back on the wrong side you won't even be able to see the coastline or caves because your view will be completely obstructed. The boat is so large that it's next to impossible to hear or understand the guide's narration if you're not at the front, and it's too big to go into any of the caves, etc., meaning that you don't get to see as much as you would on a smaller vessel. We searched for dolphins for around 30 minutes before finding some - which were wonderful - but then 3 other tour boats showed up within 2-3 minutes causing the dolphins to disappear, and we had to rush back after about 5-6 minutes in total. Overall, the tour was mediocre and the staff and service were terrible. Do yourself a favor a book a tour on a smaller vessel with a company that respects its customers.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. It is very important to know how you felt in the experience so that every year we can work and improve. Kind regards, AlgarExperience Team
star-5
Really enjoyable tour. Great boat...
Jonathan L
, Aug 2017
Really enjoyable tour. Great boat. Found loads of dolphins. Interesting tour along the beaches and caves afterwards
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind review and for your visit. We're very pleased that you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you soon again! Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
star-5
Absolutely loved it, people so...
Robert C
, Aug 2017
Absolutely loved it, people so friendly and helpful, trip went so quick and the dolphins were amazing, purchased video done by captain afterwards which just added to the experience, highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear Robert C , Thank you so much for your kind review and for your visit. We're very pleased that you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you soon again! Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
star-5
Maravilloso!!!
Javier_S
, Jul 2021
Todo muy bien, hemos visto muchos delfines y las cuevas muy bonitas,personal muy amable y atentos con la gente y encima de los precios más económicos de la zona.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Estimado cliente, Muchas gracias por e comentario y, sobre todo, por compartir este buen momento con nuestro equipo. Estamos agradecidos de ser parte de este momento memorable. Saludos cordiales, Equipo Algarexperience

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