Dolphin watching Lagos

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Are you ready for a boat tour to go dolphin watching Lagos?

The coastline of Lagos, Algarve, is known for its stunning rock formations, caves and secluded beaches. Did you know that the Atlantic along the Algarve is also known for wild dolphins? Yes, it is, and you can go and observe them closely on our boat tour with dolphin watching Lagos.

The boat trip with dolphin watching Lagos is a truly unique holiday experience for the whole family. Encounters with wild dolphins in the middle of the Atlantic are unique and kids love it! This boat trip with dolphin watching Lagos is an absolute “must do” whilst in the Algarve, particularly in 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.

For over 20 years, the dolphins have been protected species in Portugal. Our boats used for dolphin watching Lagos are dolphin-friendly. Sometimes the dolphins even like to play with the jets of our boats. Thanks to our experienced skippers, we have a 95% success rate in finding dolphins on this boat tour from Lagos. Don’t forget that the dolphins are totally wild and not fed, so there’s always a small chance not to find any. On the other hand, this boat trip with dolphin watching Lagos is a true adventure as you may find other species too like whales and sharks!

This dolphin watching tour from Lagos takes approximately 90 minutes, but the memories will last forever! 

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.



  • This experience provides a close encounter with these wonderful mammals;

  • Extremely high chance of spotting wild dolphins with the experienced crew;

  • Search for and observe wild dolphins and other marine life in their natural habitat;

  • This experience is always a true adventure as you never know which species you're going to find;

  • This experience is a good choice for families and groups of friends who are passionate about the ocean, nature and adventure;


  • This experience does not include food and drinks so feel free to bring your own;

  • The minimum age is 2 years old;

  • This tour is not suitable for pregnant women or people with back/neck problems;

  • Please check-in 20 minutes before the start of the experience;

  • Detailed tour operator information, including local phone number and exact address, is included in your confirmation email;

  • You'll pay a deposit to place your booking request and pay the remaining once your booking is confirmed, with the tour operator

  • We recommend bringing sunscreen and comfortable clothes;

  • A wind jacket may be useful;


  • A safety briefing by a multilingual guide, insurance and life-jackets are included;

  • A local captain will give you onboard commentary about the sights;

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