Boat ride to see dolphins

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Get on board the new catamaran and discover the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve and breath-taking rock formations, at approximately 10 nautical miles (approx. 18.5 Km) from Albufeira to the lighthouse Alfanzina.
Once here, the catamaran heads to deeper waters in search and observation of dolphins. We believe that observing the behavior of dolphins in their natural habitat is an experience that will thrill you.

 

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Location Marina - Albufeira

Accessibility

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During this 3-hour tour you will also have the opportunity to enjoy the facilities that our new  catamaran provides. This new catamaran was designed thinking of you. Spacious interiors,  equipped with a superior level of comfort, ideal for relaxing while enjoying a cocktail, the sea  breeze and unforgettable landscapes.
 

 

Boat

The boat is a catamaran with two 750 hp engines, able to reach a cruising speed of 17 knots.
The boat can carry up to 100 passengers and crew.
It has two levels, being the lower deck the only one accessible to disabled users.

 

Route

Accessibility

From the marina's parking lot to the quay's entrance where the boat is, the path is made on tarmac, without any obstacle whatsoever.
From the quay's entrance to the boat itself you may find several obstacles easy to overcome, having the on duty sailors available to help you up to the boarding moment.
On the path you will find a ramp, which may vary its slope according to the tide, but possible to overcome on any phase of the tide.
The pavement is an anti-sliding wooden boardwalk. On acceeding the boat from the quay, the passenger passes onto the boat's floater on the same level, having to be helped by the on duty sailors on the passage to the deck.

Onboard the boatyou may displace autonomously, once there is enough room to allow you to go from bow to stern on a wheelchair. There is a small ramp which may create some difficulty getting to the bar, but someone will always be available to help, in case you need.
There is a toilet on board with enough room to be acceeded on a wheelchair.
For the dolphin´s observation it is recommended to take a place on the bow, or on one of the side floaters.
Unfortunately the upper deck is not suited for disabled users, due to the fact that the access is exclusively made by stairs.

 

Species

The most common species sighted are the common dolphin and the bottlenose dolphin. However, the waters of the Algarve coastline are teeming with life and sightings of anything from the small and shy Boto to the formidable and majestic whale Orca are possible.
On this trip we have a resident marine biologist, which gives you the opportunity to learn more about these  magnificent sea creatures that inhabit and cross our coast as well as the particular characteristics of each species and its habitat's.

Costs

Prices:   
                          Adult                                                     40€
                          Children from 5 to 12 years old            25€
 
Family Pack:      
                           2 Adults e 1 children free                    80€
                           2 Adults + 2 children                         100€
 
Transfer:
                            6€ per person (Albufeira area)
                            7€ per person (Olhos de Agua and Açoteias)
                         10€ per person (Vilamoura e Armação de Përa)
                         12€ per person (Portimão/Praia Rocha/ Carvoeiro)
 
Daily departures: 10:00, Tuesday and Thursday
 
Included:
  3 hour boat trip + 1 resident biologist + 1 welcome kit

 

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