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Caves and Dolphin Spotting cruise along the Algarve Coast

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily: 01 Nov - 30 Sep 

  • Duration

    Approx 2 hours

  • Start time

    1 Nov - 31 Mar: 12:00Noon

    1 Apr - 30 Jun: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00Noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm
    1 Jul – 31 Aug: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00Noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm & 5:00pm
    1 – 30 Sep: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00Noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm

  • Meeting Point
    The tour starts from Albufeira Marina in Albufeira
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at Albufeira Marina

Key Highlights

  • Sail in a traditional boat and explore caves and rock formations
  • Get up close to some of natures most beautiful creatures on this Algarve cruise
  • The coastline in this area has some beautiful rock formations
  • This is a small group tour and operates with a maximum of 12 people


Set out on a cruise along the Algarvian coast between the Marina of Albufeira and the beach of Carvoeiro. Experience the thrill of sailing in a traditional navigation boat, built for running in adverse sea conditions. Admire the endless sea views, discover enchanting rock formations including the magnificent white-sandy beaches of the Algarve.

Take a refreshing dip in the emerald waters of the Atlantic or simply stretch on the deck and soak up the sun. Explore mysterious grottos, sea caves and take in the spectacular scenery. On your way back, as the boat shifts away from the coast, you could spot dolphins trailing your boat. Truly a great way to experience the beauty of Portugal’s Algarvian coast!


The tour starts from Albufeira Marina in the city of Albufeira. You have the option of taking a morning or an afternoon cruise from Albufeira Marina. Board the boat and sail along the Algarvian coast between Marina of Albufeira and the beach of Carvoeira. You will be accompanied by a multilingual guide speaking English, Portuguese, French and Spanish.

This boat was conceived for navigation under conditions of an adverse sea, now adapted for the observation of dolphins and visit to the grottos. During the cruise you will have the opportunity to discover fantastic caves such as San Rafael cave, Captains cave, the Cathedral cave, lighthouse cave and many others, besides rock formations such as San Rafael, the Submarine, Arc de Triunfe and many more. A stop for a quick ocean swim will be made. On your return, the boat shifts away from the coast to initiate a dolphin search.

Return to the marina. The tour ends at Albufeira Marina.


  • Boat cruise
  • Multilingual guide speaking English, Portuguese, French and Spanish


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Snacks and drinks

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Maximum number of passengers for this tour is 12.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.The cruise is not wheelchair accessible.

Customer Reviews

  • Rafael Rybczynski

    What an amazing cruise. The weather was bad, the waves high, pure adrenaline trip. I will book for sure another cruise next time when visiting the algarve!

    Denmark 07/06/2015
    Caves and Dolphins Spotting cruise along the Algarve Coast

    The trip was really amazing,wonderful weather and the ocean,we spent magical time to watch Dolphins,rocks and grotes. I will never forget this day in my life.Thank you very ...

    Ireland 09/01/2013
  • Paul Edelman
    Exceptional Experience

    The trip to visit the myriad of caves along the coastline was extremely pleasant, thanks not only to the weather, but also the guide, who showed us the best spots along a 20km...

    United Kingdom 04/13/2012

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