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Embark on a boat excursion from Faro aboard a comfortable vessel with a small group of just 8 passengers and an expert guide. You'll explore the Ria Formosa Natural Park and venture off the coast in search of dolphins and the diverse wildlife inhabiting the Atlantic Ocean waters.

2.5 hours

Every day

Small Group
Max 8 people

Meeting point
Faro Marina

Start time

Are you a nature enthusiast? Opt for this boat trip from Faro and set sail on a comfortable vessel with a small group of only 8 guests to search for dolphins. Traverse the Ria Formosa Natural Park, one of Portugal’s seven natural wonders, and venture into the open sea. Thanks to the expertise of the marine biologists on board, you’ll have the opportunity to observe not only dolphins but also whales and orcas and learn about their unique characteristics.

Program of the boat trip from Faro in search of dolphins:

  • Meet 15 minutes before the departure time at Faro Marina. When you reach the “Santa Maria Petisca Ria” restaurant, continue walking until you see the flags. At this point, you’ll spot the “Ocean Emotions” shop sign and the Ocean Vibes logo.
  • The tour commences by navigating through the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Regarded as one of Portugal’s seven natural wonders, the park reveals the wild and unspoiled side of the Algarve coast. Away from the hustle and bustle, this area, spanning approximately 18 thousand hectares, encompasses various ecosystems such as beaches, lagoons, canals and islands, and is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.
  • After traversing the park, we head into the open sea, where our quest to spot cetaceans begins. The marine biologist team will provide in-depth information about the species you might encounter. Among the most common in the area are Tursiop Truncatus and Delphinus Delphis, but with a stroke of luck, you might also glimpse orcas and fin whales, in addition to numerous local seabird species. Keep your camera ready to capture the enchanting moment when dolphins playfully swim around the boat; it’s an unforgettable experience!
  • On the return journey, we’ll once again cruise through the Ria Formosa, allowing you to relax on board while admiring the scenery and listening to the sounds of this magnificent natural paradise.
  • The tour concludes after approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with the return to Faro Marina.
*This experience is not suitable for pregnant women or individuals with neck and back issues.
**Weather and sea conditions may affect this experience. In the event of unfavorable weather or sea conditions, the tour may be canceled after confirmation, and you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
***This experience requires a minimum number of passengers. It is possible that the tour may be canceled after confirmation if there are not enough passengers. In that case, an alternative or a full refund will be offered.
****The likelihood of a successful dolphin sighting is estimated at 94%, but it is not guaranteed, as dolphins are wild animals.

The price includes: Professional skipper – Marine biologist – Lifejacket.

Don’t forget: Valid ID or passport – Sun hat – Sunglasses – Sunscreen – Camera.

Maximum: 8 people on board.

Boat tour and dolphin watching from Faro with marine biologist

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      • Departure from Faro Port
      • Daily departures guaranteed
      • Small groups of up to 8 individuals
      • Professional skipper and marine biologist on board
      • Cruise through the Ria Formosa Natural Park
      • Encounter dolphins, whales, and other wild species in their natural habitat

      € 55 Adults

      €40 Kids

      Free cancellation within 3 days
      Duration: 2.5 hours
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