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Gibraltar: Dolphin Watching Tour

Gibraltar: Dolphin Watching Tour

Activity provider: Dolphin Adventure
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From US$ 31.47 per person

Cruise the Strait of Gibraltar to see wild dolphins in their natural habitat. Home to 3 species of dolphin, you are almost guaranteed a sighting on this 90-minute trip off the Spanish and African coastline.

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Duration 75 minutes
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English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • See 3 dolphin species in their natural habitat and swimming in the wild
  • Go on the tour that a BBC reporter described as "one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had."
  • Take the kids on a family adventure
Full description
Naturally playful and inquisitive, dolphins are some of the most delightful creatures in the world, and nothing quite compares to seeing them in the wild. Gibraltar is home to no fewer than 3 species of dolphin. They come to feed off the abundant supply of sardines, mackerel and flying fish that swim in the waters of Gibraltar’s bay. On this excursion you will be in an uncrowded and friendly environment, on board the catamaran “Dolphin Adventurer.” You will get live commentary and the service of expert guides who will explain everything that you see. Each tour takes in breathtaking views of both the African and European coastline, as well as the legendary Pillars of Hercules. But it is the dolphins that are the main event and they are sighted on 99 per cent of the tours. Often you will witness pods of between 40 and 500 dolphins. Watch common, striped and bottlenose dolphins swim to the boat and play. They sometimes put on a spectacular display of leaps and splashes right at your feet. It truly is a magical experience. Tours depart four times each afternoon from Marina Bay, where you can relax and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere both before and after your trip.
  • 75-minute boat tour
  • Drinks

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Meeting point

FROM SPAIN - COSTA DEL SOL: Follow road signs for Algeciras turning off when you reach the signs for Gibraltar. Follow the signs for the frontier and airport. Cross the frontier (you will need your passport here) and head straight across the airfield/runway to the roundabout, take the 1st exit on the right. Stay on this road for 400m until you see the BMW car showroom. This is the entrance to Marina Bay (with parking 100m before and in Ocean Village). Turn right here where you will find Marina Bay and Frank and the staff wearing bright yellow polo shirts. FROM CASEMATES SQUARE - GIBRALTAR TOWN CENTRE: Leave the square through the 4 arches, go straight ahead to the roundabout then take the 1st exit on the right. Along this road about 300m on your left you will see the Taylor Woodrow ‘Tradewinds’ apartment blocks. There is a BMW car showroom ahead, this is the entrance to Marina Bay. Turn left here where you will find Marina Bay and Frank and the staff wearing bright yellow polo shirts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Gibraltar is part of the UK, please bring your passport. EU nationals can use their National ID card.
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 162 reviews

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We were booked on a 1230 trip but found out only the night before that our cruise ship was to leave at 1330. We worked out that there was a 1000 trip (part of the cruise itinerary) so we just turned up and the company were very good in letting us change this at 0959 and join the one leaving 1 minute later. The boat went straight to the area where the dolphins were and the staff were constantly talking/giving information about the dolphins - we saw probably a hundred or more in the short time. Really enjoyed the trip and well worth every penny.

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November 28, 2021

a 100% success rate of seeing dolphins. was sceptic at first and was not sure we would see dolphins but saw so many feeding and got lovely pictures and videos of dolphins riding with the boat. the crew was very informative and knowledgable about the dolphins and where to find them. i highly recommend using this service!

June 7, 2021

From start to finish it was a very enjoyable experience, the crew were very friendly and helpful with my wife who is disabled and with her wheelchair, the information about our trip and the Dolphins was great, one of the crew spent some minutes with my wife while I was with my grandchildren at the front ( the Scottish lady ), it was informative and interesting,

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September 20, 2020

Product ID: 13992