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Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour

Spotting dolphins in their natural habitat is an extraordinary experience and on this 2-hour excursion off the coast of the Algarve you will get the chance to see common and bottlenose dolphins, as well as the other marine life that live and play around the barrier islands of Ria Formosa and Santa Maria Cape, Europe’s most southerly point.
Departing Faro you will travel aboard a comfortable and safe RIB boat with a nature guide in tow, who will give you fascinating facts about the extraordinary sea life of this lovely location.

The boat trip is approximately 2 hours long and cruises 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 Ria Formosa and Santa Maria Cape looking out for several species of cetaceans.

After the exciting water adventure tracking the intense marine life, you will return to Ria Formosa where the tour ends.

per adult from

$73

AUD

Duration

2 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 2 Hour Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour
    • Life Vests
    • Local Guide
    • Live commentary on board
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
    • Tips (Optional)
    • All other extras
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Formosamar - Boat Tours Passeios na Ria Formosa, Pure Nature Store Doca de Recreio de, Passeio Abu Sào Ibn Harune, 8000-541 Faro, Portugal

    The meeting point for your tour is at our offices at the shop Pure Nature Store - ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro). Please be so kind and check in for your tour or activity with our team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ginásio Clube Naval, Estr. do Passeio Ribeirinho 58, 8001-901 Faro, Portugal

    You'll find us our offices in the shop Pure Nature Store - ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro). Please check in for your boat trip with our team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time of your boat trip.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Ria Formosa Natural Park, Olhao Portugal

    Experience Ria Formosa - one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal on this boat trip.

    Cruise gently on a comfortable RIB boat as we depart from Faro sailing through the channels of the Ria Formosa to fully enjoy the beautiful landscape.

    Pass By: Ilha Deserta, Santa Cruz, Faro 8005-554 Portugal

    This island is also known as Barreta Island and Is the first Barrier Island of Ria Formosa. We will be cruising next to it while we exit ria Formosa to go on the open sea.

    Pass By: Ilha Do Farol, Ilha Do Farol, Faro District, Algarve

    Here we will be able to spot the lighthouse and typical Algarvian houses as we cruise to exit Ria Formosa. Also on this island lies the most southern point of Portugal - the Santa Maria Cape.

    Pass By: Muralhas de Faro, Largo de Sao Francisco Freguesia da Sé, Faro 8000-142 Portugal

    The tour ends with stunning views of the old town of Faro along the way.

    Pass By: Portas do Mar, Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel 41 Centro Histórico, Faro 8000-250 Portugal

    You can choose to disembark here, if you wish please be so kind to ask your skipper in advance.

    Pass By: Doca de Faro, Praca Dom Francisco Gomes 15, Faro 8000-168 Portugal

    The ending point of your boat trip.

    Pass By: Marina de Faro, Praca Dom Francisco Gomes 15, Faro 8000-168 Portugal

    The ending point of your boat trip.

  • Departure Point :
    Formosamar - Boat Tours Passeios na Ria Formosa, Pure Nature Store Doca de Recreio de, Passeio Abu Sào Ibn Harune, 8000-541 Faro, Portugal
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

11

Organised by Formosamar

Activity ID: V-25707P5

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