Albufeira Boat Trip: Dolphin Watching and Cave Exploration in the Algarve

Set sail in the pretty town of Albufeira and follow the ocean to where the dolphins splash about. Cast your eyes on caves and other interesting rock formations along the coast in the Algarve. 

  • Tour / activity duration: ~2 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: no, not included
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  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Price overview

  • Dolphins and Caves Boat Trip - on the "Dreamer" jet boat - 2h - per adult (11+)35.-€
  • Dolphins and Caves Boat Trip - on the "Dreamer" jet boat - 2h - per child (2-10)25.-€
  • Dolphins and Caves Boat Trip - on the "Insonia" motor boat - 2h - per adult (11+)35.-€
  • Dolphins and Caves Boat Trip - on the "Insonia" motor boat - 2h - per child (2-10)25.-€
One-of-a-kind experience out at sea

Overview / General Information

Discover dolphins and come across caves on a boat tour in the Algarve

Kick things off on a tour by boat in the Algarve. Set sail from Albufeira in either a classic motorboat by the name of "Insonia" or a bigger jet boat called the "Dreamer" depending on what you pick. Watch dolphins in their natural habitat, explore unique caves and discover grottoes and rock formations on a 2-hour boat trip in the Algarve.


  • Duration: ~ 2 hours
  • Days: daily
  • Months: April - October
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Pick-up can be booked separately from
  • Starting points: Albufeira
  • Pick-up: From Albufeira (for €8 per person), Villamoura/Armação de Pera (for €10 per person) and Portimão (for €15 per person)


  • Fuel, life jacket, insurance, boat ride

Option 1: Explore caves and watch dolphins in the "Insonia" (a small powerboat)

Hop on board and take part in a 2-hour boat tour from Albufeira along the Algarve in a comfy motor boat "Insonia". Cast your eyes on dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean and get to breathe in the pretty Portuguese coast. Sail past massive caves and fascinating rock formations. This is a great boat trip to share with friends and family in the Algarve.


  • Boat capacity: 12 people
  • Hours: 9:00 AM, 12:00 noon, 3:00 PM
  • Departures: From April to June, In September and October: At 10am, 12pm and 2pm. In July and August: At 9am,11am,1pm, 3pm and 5pm

Option 2: Explore caves and watch dolphins in the "Dreamer" (a big jet boat)

Set out on a 2-hour adventure in the Atlantic Ocean. The boat trip starts from Albufeira where you hop in a large jetboat that goes by the name of "Dreamer". Get in touch with nature in the Algarve where you ride through caves and cast your eyes on dolphins. Put your feet up and revel in the peace on a pleasant trip by boat. 


  • Boat capacity: 47 people
  • Hours: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Important information


  • Minimum age: 2

Please bring along:

Swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sun blocker, small travel pharmacy (just in case), drinks

Detailed description

Check out Albufeira by boat: Go dolphin watching and come across incredible rock formations

Hop on board a beautiful boat tour in the Algarve and cruise comfortably along to the most stunning caves near Carvoeiro. Blissful bays, gorgeous grottoes and remarkable rock formations are practically beckoning you to discover a world in Portugal that you hadn’t even dreamt of. The history of the area is evident more than anywhere on the cave walls. They say a picture paints a thousand words, this is something that needs to be seen to be believed. Let your eyes do the work while your ears are treated to the soothing sounds of the water moving to and fro. A boat trip in Albufeira stuns you with its impossible high cliffs and golden sands. The beauty whisks you and your mind away to a better place.

Start the boat tour in Albufeira and pick the best boat for you. A 2-hour trip on the “Insonia” takes you close to the water in an intimate way; there’ll only be 12 of you on the trip at once. With less people and less noise, you are more likely to get a longer dolphin encounter in the Algarve.

If you want to do it big then you might want to consider hopping on the “Dreamer”. Bob along in the Atlantic Ocean with up to 46 other people. Make new mates and share the experience with lots of other people in the same boat (pardon the pun). Make your way to the caves and catch a glimpse of the dolphins in Carvoeir. Feel the waves as you seemingly float across them on a jumbo jet boat.

Regardless of which boat tickles your fancy, you will first head to the caves and then later go and see the dolphins. This is a far cry from the standard boat tour in Portugal. Get closer to nature and take a step back from the busy world that we all live in. 


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Discover dolphins and come across caves on a boat tour in the Algarve

René wrote on Jun 29, 2019
Overall rating
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The dolphins come very close to the boat and with luck you can touch them. We liked it very much!


Die Delfine kommen ganz nah ans Boot und man kann sie mit Glück auch anfassen. Hat uns sehr gut gefallen!

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