Dolphin Watching in the Algarve: A Boat Tour with the marine mammals

Take a 2-hour boat trip in the Algarve and get acquainted with the sea creatures that call this region their home. Apart from the enchanting dolphins, let the other marine life and beautiful birds mesmerise you. The nature guide will show you what's what, you'll get sucked into the secret and wonderful world on the Algarve coastline as you have the experience of a lifetime with the darling dolphins. 

  • Tour / activity duration: ~2 hours
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: no, not included
80 out of 100 based on 1 Review
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Dolphin watching on a boat tour with a top-notch nature guide

Marvel at the magnificent marine life with the dolphins, turtles and sea birds on a guided boat tour in the Algarve and let the nature enchant you from start to finish. 

Price overview

  • Dolphin Watching - Algarve Boat Trip - 2h - per adult (age 11+)45.-€
  • Dolphin Watching - Algarve Boat Trip - 2h - per child (ages 6-10)35.-€
Dolphin watching by boat

Booking option: Dolphin watching in the Algarve

See dolphins on a boat trip in the Algarve. Dolphin watching is a way to connect with the stunning animals where they belong - in the Altantic Ocean. Cast your eyes on a whole host of other wonderful wildlife like turtles and sea birds on an Algarve boat tour. This is an experience that makes it to the bucket list without a doubt. Set off from Faro and pass Ria Formosa and Cabo de Santa Maria. Marvel in this marvellous marine experience!


  • Minimum number of people: 2 / maximum 12 passengers
  • Duration: ~ 2 hours
  • Hours: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Days: daily
  • Months: 1st of April - 31st of October
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Faro
  • Maximum capacity: 10 people


  • Professional guide
Important information


  • Minimum age 6 years

Please bring along:

Camera, Make sure you've got the right clothes on for being out at sea.

Detailed description

Dolphin Tour by boat in the Algarve

Go cruising through the crystal-clear blue waters in a comfy RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) and go on the experience of a lifetime watching dolphin. As well as that, set your eyes on turtles and sea birds. Discover the Algarve coast and its marvellous marine life with your nature guide at your side.

The dolphin watching boat trip takes around two hours and sets off from Faro. Kick things off from there and before you know it you’re zooming down the stunning Ria Formosa which is a highlight in Portugal and attracts a lot of interest. Go past Cabo de Santa Maria – the southernmost point in Portugal and end up about 5 miles out at sea.

You cast your eyes on different dolphin species on the Algarve boat tour like the common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) and the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). The sea birds can be seen throughout the tour, the most popular are common gannets (Morus bassanus), black-headed gulls (Larus melanocephalus) and some petrel species. Seagulls are always about, especially when fishing boats are nearby. Keep your eyes peeled and spot other animals such as sea turtles, moon fish (Mola mola), sharks and occasionally other species of whales such as the common porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and the minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata).

Invite your friends and/or family and take part in a dolphin tour by boat where you dive head-first into a world of marine creatures which will keep you gripped. 


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 Dolphin watching on a boat tour with a top-notch nature guide

Paula M wrote on May 17, 2019
Overall rating
80 von 100

Few dolphins

Unfortunately we were unlucky and only saw a few dolphins on our tour. Instead, we drove a lot. But the dolphins we saw were great.

Nur wenige Delfine

Leider hatten wir wohl ein wenig Pech und haben nur ganz wenige Delfine auf unserer Tour gesehen. Stattdesssen sind wir viel gefahren. Aber die Delfine, die wir gesehen haben, waren schon toll.

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