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From Faro: 2-Hour Boat Tour For Dolphin Watching In The Algarve

★★★★★ 5 / 5 6 Reviews
This is an intense experience worth sharing with family and friends aboard the Albacora III - a very safe and comfortable semi-rigid boat with the possibility of dolphin watching. Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
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A boat trip through the waters of the Algarve Coast in the company of a nature tour guide to learn about the marine life in their natural habitat.

This is an intense experience that is worth sharing with family and friends aboard the Albacora III – a comfortable and safe RIB with the possibility of observing dolphins, seabirds and sea turtles.

The boat trip is approximately 2 hours long and we leave the calm waters of Ria Formosa towards the blue ocean, reaching up 5 miles offshore.

We go along the coastline of the Algarve, pass by the barrier-islands of Ria Formosa and Santa Maria Cape (the most southern point of Portugal) in the quest for dolphins and other marine wildlife.

We may see several species of cetaceans, the most sighted being the Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) and Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).

Seabirds are a constant presence and the most seen species are the Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus), Balearic Shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus), Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) and several species of Storm-petrels. Seagulls are of course also a common sighting specially when we pass by fishing boats.

There is also the possibility of observing other marine wildlife species such as sea turtles, the Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola), sharks and occasionally other cetaceans species such as the Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and the Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata).

After this exciting experience in the sea we return to Ria Formosa when the tour ends.

- What Will You Do

- A boat trip through the waters of the Algarve Coast in the company of a nature tour guide
- Learn about the marine life in their natural habitat
- Observe dolphins, seabirds and sea turtles swimming freely

- What Is Included

- 2-hour Boat trip
- Life vests
- Local guide
- Live commentary on board

- What Is Not Included

- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- All other extras

- Know Before You Go

- Bring plenty of water to drink to avoid dehydration.
- A rucksack or backpack is recommended to carry a small snack, sunglasses, hat, a good sun cream and a camera.
- Comfortable clothing and flat shoes recommended. A wind-stopper and a waterproof coat are useful, specially during the coldest period of the year.
- Due to safety reasons children under 5 years of age are not allowed on this tour.
- Formosamar can not fully guarantee the observation of marine wildlife. Because they are in their natural habitat, encounters with dolphins and other marine animals may not be possible during the tour.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Due to safety reasons children under 5 years of age are not allowed on this tour.
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
- Not wheelchair accessible.
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
- Safety comes first, please follow the instructions and recommendations of your skipper, especially those relating to safety issues.

Customer Reviews (6 reviews)

Dolphins !!!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Dassulle on 2018-08-15
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, 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 in the end, they recognise boats from their noise....and will go more easily near the boats who never bothered 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, deserves to be said! thank you !

Dolphins watching

★★★★★ Reviewed by Kassandra on 2018-08-01
Amazing trip for watching dolphins near Faro. Very friendly skippers Alfredo and Fernando - tought us with wild life of dolphins and how to protect the endangered ocean life. Love it. Thanx.

Magique - Maravilhoso

★★★★★ Reviewed by Patrice on 2018-07-28
Partis pour aller voir des dauphins, nous avons d'abord pu voir un poisson-lune et puis soudain... 2 puis 3 baleines se sont montrées (des rorquals communs, fin whales, d'après le guide). Unique! Extraordinaire! Magnifique! La visite devait durer 2 heures mais les guides ne comptent par leurs heures et au bout de ces deux heures à suivre les baleines, nous avons quand même été à la rencontre des dauphins... Bref, souvenir inoubliable... Soyons honnête la venue des baleines est très rare mais la vue des dauphins est quasi assurée...un tout grand merci aux accompagnateurs pour leur gentillesse et leur professionnalisme .

Les dauphins !!!!!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Sonia on 2018-07-22
Juste parfait !!! Le temps , le personnel , les dauphins et les explications sur tout ce qui nous entoure ! Les guides ont étaient juste parfait merci encore mille fois car des personnes aussi dévouées pour leurs métier et passion c’est rare . Moments parfait avec dauphins qui étaient bien au rendez vous . Juste un bonheur ! Merci encore à Alfredo et son coéquipier de folie continuez comme ça vous êtes au top !

Dauphins en milieu naturel

★★★★★ Reviewed by Baptiste on 2018-07-22
PARFAIT ! Rien à redire, Alfredo est passionné, pédagogue, disponible et surtout très respectueux de l'océan et de ses animaux. À faire les yeux fermés si vous souhaitez découvrir les dauphins et avec un peu de chance d'autres espèces telles que requins,thons etc Merci à Alfredo et son acolyte du jour pour cette balade pleine de forte émotions !

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Price per person:
- Adult (11 to 99): 45.00 
- Child (6 to 10): 35.00 

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