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Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise provided by XRide Algarve

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Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Set out along the Algarve coast in a boat for a dolphin-watching cruise. Explore the area between the Albufeira Marina and Carvoeiro Beach and see the Algarve from a new perspective. Keep an eye out for dolphins during the tour and cruise through several caves along the coastline. Cool off with a swim at a beautiful beach.
  • You'll start at
    R. Marina de Albufeira 3A
    R. Marina de Albufeira 3A, 8200 Albufeira, Portugal
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    Stop: 2 hours
    A 2h tour along the Algarve coast, starting at Albufeira marina and traveling about 9 miles of coast, to the Carvoeiro beach. The tour includes a visit to the caves, rock formations, cetacean observation and a brief stop for a refreshing swim.
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  • You'll end at
    R. Marina de Albufeira 3A
    R. Marina de Albufeira 3A, 8200 Albufeira, Portugal
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  • See the Algarve coast from the deck of a boat
  • Discover caves along the rocky coastline
  • Go swimming at a scenic beach
  • Watch for dolphins in their natural environment
Important Information
Departure Point
R. Marina de Albufeira 3A, 8200 Albufeira, Portugal
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dolphins are wild animals. X Ride can't guarantee a 100% their observation
  • The opportunity to swim depends always on the sea conditions and safety/health of our costumers
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Filipe Navarro wrote a review Nov 2020
5 contributions
Enjoy your holiday even more if you give it a go on this awesome adventure... We saw dofins wild ones and rare so who knows if you are the bless too ❤️
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Sherie786 wrote a review Oct 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom4 contributions
Nice trip, very strict on keeping masks over your nose the whole journey. The caves were beautiful but we were all a little disappointed that we didn't see any dolphins. They are wild creatures so don't assume you will see them either, especially if you have children with high
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Date of experience: October 2020
Mai-Louise Scho... K wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
This experience was absolutely amazing! Super competent staff who really do everything to ensure that all guests have a unique experience. I would do it over and over again! Thank you so much to the amazing staff!
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Date of experience: October 2020
Sanne wrote a review Oct 2020
Gilze, The Netherlands3 contributions
What an unforgettable experience we had with Xride! The guides were very welcoming to the whole group and spoke all different kind of languages. They told us, when we would see the dolphins, to be selfish and forget about the world around us. To be in the moment and not take
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claire w wrote a review Sep 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We book the trip in the X-plorer boat with is smaller boat than the others compagnies and it was great. (On our trip from 12h30 to 15h we were only 6 tourists onboard) We had the chance to see dolphins and the trip back from bengali cave to albufeira algon he coast was nice
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Date of experience: September 2020
About the operator

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By: XRide Algarve
Benagil Caves and Dolphin watching
We went on a tour to see the Benagil cave and the grottoes in the area. Our tour guides Alecio & Jose were just ama
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We have had a wonderful trip. It is a breathtaking moment when you see the wild dolphins in their natural environme
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The captain was a very informative man and seemed passionate about the environment. Please listen to his wise word
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Eliane S
Fantastic caves and Dolphins cruise
We did the trip today and it was the best one we ever did. The entire team was well trained, gave us lots of atten
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The X-Ride Algarve Cruise is a fabulous experience!
We had a 2 hour cruise off the coast of Portugal & even cruised right through the coastal caves. It was fantastic.
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What can I say..what better way to see the beautiful Portugal than on the xride.we had an amazing 5pm trip whilst o
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Trip cancelled
We booked a trip and used 35 euros to get to the marina. When we got there, they said it wasn’t any trip today for
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Linda M
A day to remember
Had such a lovely few hours on the trip ! It’s fast !!! But the crew. Are amazing ! They are on point at all times
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Xride Albufeira 2and half hour dolphin and caves cruise
Me and my sister had booked this tour well in advance and was looking forward to going on Tuesday 26th February 201
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Elaine E
Horrendous boat trip
Before we bought tickets for this trip my mum particularly asked if this was a fast boat..oh know she replied.. lit
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Very Rude and Arrogant
When we booked the trip we were told it was a 2 and half hour trip. The so called captain treated people like schoo
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Carole S
Sunset cruise
Prepare yourself for a bumpy ride!! Exhilarating and Val and crew could not have done more to make the trip any bet
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Anna D
Brilliant day out
Me and my family went on a the 2.5 hour boat trip with these guys and it was totally fantastic! We saw dolfins, ama
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Niamh M
Boat to see dolphins and caves, once in a lifetime experience
Absolutely amazing experience, would highly recommend this trip! Staff were so friendly! The scenes are beautiful a
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Dolphins made it
Good day out which was made great by the sighting of dolphins. It was a rainy day but nobody was caring much becaus
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