From Faro : Dolphins and Wildlife Watching Tour with Marine biologists

4.9 (3 Reviews)
Ocean Emotions, Passeio Abu Sào Ibn Harune Loja B, 8000-541 Faro
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2 Hours 30 Minutes

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people


English, Français, Portuguese, Spanish

About this tour

Join a team of marine biologists on a Dolphins and Wildlife Watching in Faro ! During this trip you will learn more about the wildlife in Faro and have the chance to spot dolphins, birds and sometimes sharks & whales in their natural environment.
We run tours with small groups only (max 8 or 12 people). By joining this tour you are actively contributing to our research projects, as we use it to collect data and funds for research surveys.

Before departure, participants will have a briefing on board regarding the activity and its rules. The boat will cruise throughout Ria Formosa Natural Park into the Atlantic Ocean. Our team of Marine Biologists will be focused on finding dolphins and other marine life as soon as we are out in the ocean.

We often spot Common Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins and Striped Dolphins as well as sharks and many marine birds . Sometimes we also spot bigger cetaceans such as the Minke whale, the Fin whale, Sei whales and Orcas, during our dolphin watching tous. In this activity, the biologists will be gathering valuable scientific data for research while providing an educative approach to the participants.

🐬   Most watched species: Bottle Nose (Tursiops Truncatus) , Common Dolphin (Delphinus Delphis) and Striped Dolphins.


Activity not recommended for :
  • Pregnant
  • People with back problems
  • People with reduced mobility
  • Children under 2 years old
Not allowed :
  • Smoke
  • Domestic animals (except guide dogs)
  • Feed the animals
  • Touch marine life
  • Touch the animals
  • This tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.
  • On windy days, you may get a little wet. Bring a jacket as the wind can be chilly even on hot days.
  • Dolphins swim freely in the wild, so there is no 100% guarantee of observation. Typically, 9 out of 10 trips are successful.
  • Bring water and sunscreen for the excursion.
  • Bring Comfortable clothes

Don’t forget to always check the weather for that day , before booking your tour. See all our other tours here.


  • Admire dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Learn about dolphins and other wildlife from your marine biologist guide
  • Marvel at the views of the Barreira Islands in Ria Formosa
  • Look for different species of cetaceans, such as dolphins, orcas and whales


  • Guided boat tour
  • Marine biologist guide
  • Life jacket
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


2 - 3 Hours



Frequently asked questions

We do not refund customer cancellations less than 24 hours prior to departure. For cancellations of customers with more than 24 hours before departure, we refund the amount in full.

This activity can be conditioned by the weather and conditions of the sea. We can, in case of bad weather or uncomfortable sea conditions, cancel the trip by fully refunding the amount paid or rebooking the trip to another time.

Our tours are subject to weather and sea conditions. In the event of unfavorable weather conditions, we will contact you to reschedule or provide a refund. Additionally, the company reserves the right to cancel a trip if it does not reach the minimum number of passengers. Customers will receive a full refund in such cases.

NOIt is very important to be aware that this is a 100% natural tour in the open wild and not a zoo! Therefore we can never guarantee for sure that cetaceans will be sighted, but we can promise we will do our best to find them. Since our launch until now, 94% of the tours were successful (data 2019+2020), but nature is nature and sometimes it happens!

This number is the result of opportunistic data collection on board our vessel since the beginning of our activity. We log every Dolphin Tour – with or without sightings since June 2019, so we can gather accurate information. Our team collects opportunistic data in every single tour regarding dolphins occurrence, behavior, ecology & many other inputs.

NO. We will try our best to find cetaceans for more than 2h30, and we can search for a little bit more ( if the skipper determines the conditions are good to continue). However, if the tour starts but the sea is unexpectedly rough the tour may be cancelled with refund.

Tour's Location

Ocean Emotions, Passeio Abu Sào Ibn Harune Loja B, 8000-541 Faro


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Dolphins and Wildlife Watching Tour with Marine biologists


Very nice family excursion. We saw a family of bottlenose dolphins and many common dolphins. We have seen them very closely. The team is friendly and very respectful of the tranquility of aquatic wildlife. Our English not being top, they were kind enough to translate us into French. Our children aged 9 and 11 were initially a little impressed to go so far offshore by zodiac but quickly amazed at the sight of cetaceans. We enjoyed this magical moment with our eyes and not our cell phones so I have no pictures. We will all have a wonderful memory.
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Dolphins and Wildlife Watching Tour with Marine biologists

Excursion avec Pedro et Ines

Visite effectuée avec Pedro et ines Guide scientifique, multi lingue. Scientifique donc très au fait de ce qu il dit. + qu'une sortie promenade ; un réel moment d'apprentissage et d'émerveillement pour tous, petits et grands . Merci à vous 2 !
Dolphins and Wildlife Watching Tour with Marine biologists

Best experience !!!

Totally not touristic. The guides knew so much about the dolphins. We had a calm sea and saw at least a hundred. Amazing trip!

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