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Golfo Aranci: Eco-Friendly Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

4.5 / 5

61 reviews

Activity provider: DST Sardegna

Golfo Aranci: Eco-Friendly Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

Activity provider: DST Sardegna
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From US$ 34.31 per person

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Cruise to the waters of Figarolo island on this eco-friendly dolphin watching trip from Golfo Aranci. Look for and learn about a pod of bottlenose dolphins and enjoy the landscape along the way.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, French
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Observe a pod of bottlenose dolphins which have been around for around 10 years
  • Learn about dolphins in their natural habitat from a certified onboard guide
  • Feel the wind in your hair as you cut through the water in a powerful speedboat
  • Relax with chilled soft drinks as you soak up some sun on the boat's deck
  • Travel with a company that focuses on sustainability and animal welfare
Full description

Increase your chances of seeing dolphins with a sightseeing tour from Golfo Aranci to Figarolo island. Head to where these majestic and playful creatures are most active and hear about these mammals from your guide. Stay hydrated with complimentary soft drinks. 

Meet your guide at the activity provider's shop and hop aboard the comfortable zodiac. Settle in on the comfortable boat and embark on your dolphin-watching adventure with a provider that focuses on sustainability of the practice and the well-being of the dolphins. 

Cut through the water on the way to Figarolo island where a pod of bottlenose dolphins has been frequenting these waters for over ten years. Head to a fish farm near the island where large quantities of sea bass and sea bream are raised and dolphins are drawn to the presence of these fish.

Listen as your guide tells you fascinating facts about dolphin traits and habits. Get information on ecology and dolphins and what humans can do to help our flippered friends. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Captain
  • Boat tour
  • Soft drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the 'DST Sardegna Diving & Snorkeling Team' offices.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • The activity provider is a partner in the "Il Golfo dei Delfini" project, which aims to make dolphin watching more environmentally friendly, so it adheres to a conduct code that ensures that the activity is sustainable and is based on international criteria that are the most appropriate for the local context
  • This tour is dependent on weather conditions
  • A minimum number of travelers is required for this experience
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 61 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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We booked the 1 1/2h dolphin watching tour and enjoyed the whole experience. The ride to the first watching spot isn‘t far and we saw multiple dolphins. We never felt like we were chasing the dolphins or coming too close to them. This way the tour did not feel uncomfortable regarding the disturbance of the animals. We also went around the small island of Isola di Figarolo. Our guide Matteo was really great! He delivered a lot of information and answered all of our questions without being pushy or noisy. He was super friendly and professional! We would recommend the experience to everyone!

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August 18, 2022

The tour was really wonderful! Our guide and the boatman were super nice and helpful. A lot of interesting facts were told about the dolphins on site and any questions were answered competently. Excellent English was spoken. We saw one (possibly 2) dolphins, but we always kept our distance and were always removed from a chase - which I found very good. Still, it was close enough to see them and give them a chance to get close on their own. Even without a dolphin sighting it would have been a nice trip. We also made a small stop for a dip in the water. The base is also very well located and it is more worthwhile to be there for snorkeling in the small bay as there is a lot to see there. All round perfect!

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July 29, 2022

Great experience to see the dolphins in wild nature, in their natural environment, not in prison somewhere in dolphinarium. Our guide was Matteo, he was very friendly and kind and we heard him speak in French and English (and of course Italiano) so you don’t have to be afraid of language barrier. To see dolphins in eco friendly way we can only recommend!!

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July 9, 2022

Product ID: 421709