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Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour

Hop aboard a 2-hour wildlife boat trip that will take you to discover the incredible marine life of the Algarve. Guided by a marine biologist, the trip is set out to search for dolphins, sea turtles and other marine species, while learning about marine life and enjoying its beauty in its natural habitat.

Highlights · Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour

Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour
  • Feel the magic of spotting dolphins and other marine animals in their natural habitat.
  • Experience an extraordinary boat trip from the calm waters of Ria Formosa to the big, blue ocean.
  • Enjoy the company of amazing marine wildlife and learn fascinating facts about these creatures.

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Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour

What to expect?

Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour

Spotting dolphins in their natural habitat is an extraordinary experience. On board this 2-hour excursion off the coast of the Algarve, we will navigate in search of common and bottlenose dolphins, as well as the other species that live and play around the barrier islands of Ria Formosa & Santa Maria Cape, Europe’s most southerly point.

You will depart from Faro, traveling aboard a comfortable and safe RIB boat with a nature guide & marine biologist in tow, who will give you fascinating facts about the extraordinary sea life of this lovely location.

The boat trip goes through the calm waters of the Ria Formosa towards the big blue ocean, reaching 10 or 12 miles offshore. You will sail along the coastline of the Algarve, pass by the barrier-islands of the Ria Formosa and Santa Maria Cape looking out for several species of cetaceans. Seabirds will be your constant companions, including Northern Gannet, Balearic Shearwater, Mediterranean Gull and several species of Storm Petrels. Seagulls will duck and dive around the fishing boats.

Look out for other marine wildlife, such as sea turtles, sunfish, sharks, and even the occasional harbor porpoise or minke whale. After the exciting water adventure tracking the intense marine life we will return to Ria Formosa, where the tour ends.

Price and optionals

Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour
  •   From: € 45.00 per person
  •   Includes:
    • Tour Guide

Important info

Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour
  •   Duration: 2 hours
  •   Effort: Active
  •   Skills required: Beginner
  •   Difficulty level: Very easy
  •   Languages spoken: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  •   Minimum booking (n_ of participants): 2
  •   Maximum booking (n_ of participants): 12

Schedule:

From April 1st, 2020 to October 31st, 2020 daily tour - starting time: 8.30am.

We recommend that you bring a camera & comfortable and suitable clothing.

Please note that children must be at least 5 years-old to take part in the activity. 
Please kindly note that because marine wildlife is in its natural habitat, encounters with dolphins and other marine animals cannot be guaranteed.

The timing of the tour, duration and itinerary is subject to change without prior notice, due to safety reasons determined by the sea & weather conditions, tides and / or any other circumstances beyond our control.

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Reviews

Total Reviews: 2 Votes (10/10)
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Unregistered user (23/10/2018)

we tried 2 times to see dolphins with different companies and we understand it's not guaranteed...but after this trip I understand that many companies are just tourist traps...here, no caves or anything but just a nature lover (alfredo) who loves to explain you about dolphins and who respect them a lot....even when we found them, we stayed 20,30 min to not stress them while other boats would even follow them if they swim away from you...so in the end, they recognise boats from their noise....and will go more easily near the boats who never bothered them.....like the one of alfredo ! so we have seen dolphins, but even if we wouldn't have seen any, I would have put 5 because I could compare with other companies.....and they were the most respectful of nature, animals...it deserves to be said! thank you !

Unregistered user (06/03/2019)

Myself and my partner went on the dolphin seeing trip mid August. This was by far the best boat trip to see dolphins! It was much smaller than the other boats which meant we went much quicker. The driver and guide were fantastic they created waves by going quickly in circles and this made the dolphins folllow the waves and even jumped over them! Within 3 minutes of leaving the harbour we found the dolphins and it was phenomenal! Absolutely the highlight of our holiday! Only wish I had an underwater go pro as the dolphins swam right by the side of the boat . Truly amazing!

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Member of WILDSEA Europe since 15/01/2019
Formosamar
Formosamar is an ecotourism company offering boat tours and other activities in the Algarve, departing from Faro.
Formosamar
Avenida da República - Stand 1, Doca de Recreio de Faro, Faro Doca de Recreio de Faro 8000-078
Faro Algarve Faro (Portugal)

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Unregistered user (06/03/2019)

Myself and my partner went on the dolphin seeing trip mid August. This was by far the best boat trip to see dolphins! It was much smaller than the other boats which meant we went much quicker. The driver and guide were fantastic they created waves by going quickly in circles and this made the dolphins folllow the waves and even jumped over them! Within 3 minutes of leaving the harbour we found the dolphins and it was phenomenal! Absolutely the highlight of our holiday! Only wish I had an underwater go pro as the dolphins swam right by the side of the boat . Truly amazing!

Unregistered
Unregistered user (23/10/2018)

we tried 2 times to see dolphins with different companies and we understand it's not guaranteed...but after this trip I understand that many companies are just tourist traps...here, no caves or anything but just a nature lover (alfredo) who loves to explain you about dolphins and who respect them a lot....even when we found them, we stayed 20,30 min to not stress them while other boats would even follow them if they swim away from you...so in the end, they recognise boats from their noise....and will go more easily near the boats who never bothered them.....like the one of alfredo ! so we have seen dolphins, but even if we wouldn't have seen any, I would have put 5 because I could compare with other companies.....and they were the most respectful of nature, animals...it deserves to be said! thank you !

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