Dolphin Watching Adventure in Portimão
Embark on a unique journey with our dolphin watching experience in Portimão, designed to bring you closer to the wonders of the marine world while upholding the highest standards of respect and care for the ocean's inhabitants. This excursion, lasting between 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours, offers an exceptional opportunity to witness the splendor of dolphins in their natural habitat, all the while contributing to the preservation of these majestic creatures for future generations.
Duration: 1h30 to 2h of an immersive marine experience.
- Ethical Observation: Our tours, licensed by the ICNF and guided by FOR-MAR trained crew, prioritize responsible and respectful wildlife observation.
- Educational Emphasis: Led by experienced captains and passionate biologists, we provide insightful information about marine life and ecosystems.
Marine Life Encounters
- Diverse Dolphin Species: Possible sightings of Common Dolphins (Near Threatened) and Bottlenose Dolphins (Least Concern).
- Behavioral Insights: Our guide details various dolphin behaviors like socialization and feeding, enriching the observational experience.
- Ethical Guidelines: We adhere to strict no swimming, touching, or feeding policies and maintain safe distances to minimize our impact on dolphins.
- Environmental Awareness: Our practices include limiting interaction time and avoiding disruption to dolphins' natural activities.
What to Expect
- Nature's Unpredictability: While we have a high success rate, dolphin sightings cannot be guaranteed due to their wild and free nature.
- Beyond Dolphins: The tour also showcases the Algarve coast’s biodiversity, including other marine species.
Preparation and Accessibility
- Adventure Ready: Participants are advised to bring appropriate clothing, sunscreen, cameras, and an adventurous spirit.
- Suitability: Not recommended for pregnant women, individuals with back problems, or infants under one year.
- Comprehensive Inclusions: English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French-speaking guide, experienced captain, life jackets, insurance, bottled water, and free parking.
- Meeting Point: Cais São Francisco, Ac. Porto Comercial de Portimão, with check-in 15 minutes before departure.
Join this unique and responsible dolphin watching experience, where the thrill of marine exploration meets a deep commitment to conservation and education.