Dolphin watching Lagos
Are you ready for a boat tour to go dolphin watching Lagos?
We’ll depart from the modern Marina of Lagos and head towards the Atlantic on a 90 minutes adventure. Come aboard on one of our rigid inflatable passenger boats, one of the largest ones of Europe. Let’s go and feel the excitement of searching for these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat on this dolphin watching tour from Lagos.
- 1,5 hour Lagos dolphin watching Lagos to find the dolphins in their natural habitat;
- Enjoy fantastic Atlantic Ocean views while you feel the power of our boat;
- Our boat, “Tornado”, is one of the biggest rigid inflatable passenger boats of Europe, being very fast and also stable;
- As thousands of dolphins live along the Algarve coastline and our very experienced skippers will do their best to find some. You’re not guaranteed to see them since they are totally wild and not fed. It’s almost sure though, since we have a 95% success rate;
- Onboard commentary and safety briefing included by experienced skipper and marine biologist.
- Bring sunscreen and a wind jacket if it’s a windy day;
- This tour is not suitable for pregnant women or people with back/neck problems;
- This boat trip with dolphin watching Lagos includes briefing and life-jackets;
- Food and drinks are not included;
- Check-in should be done at the Marina of Lagos 20 minutes before departure;
- Detailed operator information, including local telephone numbers and addresses, are included on your confirmation email.
FAQ about the dolphin tours in Lagos
- Do you need to know how to swim for this dolphin watching tour? No, you’ll get onto the boat in the Marina and you’ll almost won’t get wet as the tour finishes in the Marina too.
- Can you get off the boat for a swim? No, no swimming is allowed on this tour. In Portugal, swimming with dolphins is only permitted in the Azores and Madeira;
- Do we always see dolphins? No. Dolphins are wild animals and they’re not fed. We never know if we’ll find them. It’s a true adventure. We have a very experienced staff that knows the sea like no other and manage to spot dolphins on almost all our trips. But there’s a small chance to have tough luck. The tour is always great fun, though, with impressive sights over the coastline.
- How close can you get to the dolphins? This really depends on the species of the dolphins we find and what their mood is at that moment. Some dolphins, like bottlenose dolphins, love to give us a show when we see them. Common dolphins are nice to see when they’re feeding, as they get really excited. Sometimes, the dolphins come close enough to touch, other times, we may find a pod that's less interested or shyer. It really depends.
- Are the dolphins fed? No, the dolphins are not fed. They are wild animals and we will try to interfere with them the minimum as possible. We also only stay with them for a limited period of time, which is set by law, to not bother them too much.
- Are there dolphins all year round? Yes, the dolphins are around the whole year. And this dolphin watching tour runs all year round.
- Is it possible to observe other species than dolphins? Of course! As we said before, the dolphin watching tours are a true adventure. You never know if you’ll find a cetacean and if so, what species. On this tour, we also frequently find turtles, orcas and several species of whales.
- Is this dolphin watching tour suitable for babies and pregnant women? No. The dolphin watching tours on Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) are not recommended for babies under 3 years old, pregnant women not people with back and neck problems.
- Is the use of lifejackets mandatory? Are there lifejackets for children available? Yes and yes.
- Can you take your camera and phone with you on the dolphin watching? Yes, it’s OK to take your camera and phone with you on the tour, but we are not responsible for any damages or losses that may happen.
- How many people go on each boat? Each boat takes 12 people and 2 skippers/guides or 20 people and 2 skippers/guides. If you need more than 12 seats, we can take several boats or a bigger one. For charters or private tours, please get in touch with us for a personalized offer.
- Should I book my dolphin watching in advance? Yes, we always recommend booking in advance. In high season, boats get often fully booked!
- What’s the best time to go dolphin watching? We highly recommend the morning trips, the earlier the better. In fact, normally there is less wind in the morning and the sea is calmer, but the evening trips may give you a prettier light. It’s up to you. All trips are amazing 😉 This is a great sea experience at any time.
- Can you pay by card? Yes, you can pay the balance due upon check-in by card or in cash.
- What happens if you book and come and the boat tour is cancelled? The dolphin tours are always subject to the weather and sea conditions. If the tour is expected to be cancelled, you will be contacted in the evening before your tour to try to reschedule. It may occasionally happen that the tours are cancelled last-minute. We’re sorry, but this can happen as the sea can be rather unforeseeable and we want your safety above all. You’ll always be 100% refunded.
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