Water activity

Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Seacret Tours

Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Seacret Tours
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Get back to nature and search for dolphins in their natural environment on a cruise from Albufeira. See Algarve's sea caves onboard a small boat with a skipper and a marine biologist.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese


  • Look for dolphins in the wild as you sail along the scenic coast of the Algarve
  • Marvel at the rock formations of Benagil Cave and the iconic Alfanzina Lighthouse
  • Benefit from a small boat cruise to make your way into narrow caves
  • Stop for a refreshing swim in the the middle of the sea and watch dolphins
  • Avail the services of 2 guides, including an on-board marine biologist
Full description

Climb aboard a small boat in Albufeira marina and journey along the coastline of the Algarve for 18 kilometers. Enjoy watching dolphins in their natural habitat with commentary from a guide and marine biologist. See the Alfanzina Lighthouse and the seaside Benagil Cave.

Journey with a captain with expert knowledge of this part of the coastline. Sail to the Alfanzina Lighthouse and be amazed by the beaches and rock formations along the way. Marvel at the stunning sea caves, including the famous rock formations of Benagil Cave. Cool down with a swim in the sea, if conditions permit, and then look for the lovable dolphins as they frolic in the water. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you take in the scenic views. Learn about the surrounding marine life from the local marine biologist onboard.

  • Marine biologist guide
  • Skipper
  • Boat tour
  • Life jackets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please meet at the local tour operator's shop, SEACRET TOURS at Albufeira Marina, Passeio dos Oceanos, Lote 4, Loja 4, 8200-394 Albufeira.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Cancellations less than 24 hours before the activity or no-shows at the departure time are not refundable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 953 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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Racquel was our guide. She was very friendly and informative. Our driver Tua was amazing at getting in and out of caves to show us as much as possible. The lady at the desk was fast and efficient and suggested the most amazing seafood restaurant in old town. Really could not have asked for a better trip! All name spelling errors belong to the author!

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September 27, 2022

The boat trip was fantastic!! I've been there 5 mornings in a row. We saw dolphins every trip. You are on the boat with a small group of 2 by 2, so you always have a good view of the dolphins. As soon as they are found, the time is taken and the animals are approached with care. They came by themselfs very close to swim with the boat. The caves and coastline are also beautiful. I highly recommend this trip and organization. At other boat trip organizations you sit with more people next to each other or higher on the boat, so you have more distance and less good visibility.

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September 27, 2022

This was an amazing day. Tour started on time. We found the dolphins and some even did tricks for us. Have your video ready they surprised us. Speed boat ride was fun. The coast is amazing to see and entering the caves was awesome. Great day well worth the price. We then stayed at the marina for lunch.

September 19, 2022

Product ID: 109039