Dolphin watching in Salema

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Are you ready to go dolphin-watching in Salema?

On this dolphin-watching tour from Salema, we will take you on a boat trip to search for wild dolphins and watch them closely in their natural habitat. This boat trip to go dolphin watching in Salema will be the highlight of your holiday in the Algarve.
Finding the wild sea mammals is a very special experience, you will be able to see them from close in their natural environment. There is no way to describe the feeling and emotions these incredible dolphins swimming in the open ocean give us. A combination of excitement, admiration and at the same time calm and tranquillity
We depart from Praia da Salema (Salema beach), located on the Costa Vicentina, the Southwest Coast of the Algarve in Portugal. This geographical location is the point of passage for many dolphins, whales and other marine life.
This dolphin safari takes around 1,5h. Our boat is a very safe boat, in fact, rigid inflatable boats are many times used for rescues. 
Onboard we will provide you with mandatory lifejackets and if windy, we can also arrange a wind jacket. We always recommend bringing warm clothes, as even in the summer months it can get fresh aboard.
Proudly, since march 2020 all the dolphin-watching tours departing from Salema have had a 100% success rate in finding dolphins.  
On this dolphin tour from Salema, you will have the chance to find different species of dolphins (common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises, risso's dolphins and the striped dolphins), sharks (hammerhead sharks, blue sharks and basking sharks), turtles  (loggerhead turtles), whales (minke whales and fin whales) and at times even orcas
There will be a marine expert on board this boat trip who can tell you all the secrets about the animals. Even if you have the tough luck of not finding any mammals, the trip is definitely worth it due to its adventurous spirit and also because on our way back we will pass close to the coastline and caves, to give you a nice view of the coast.
The coast is absolutely stunning. Cliffs, caves and beautiful beaches, you will not want to miss out on this unique experience.



  • Observe rare and localized species that cannot be found anywhere near;

  • The experienced skipper knows all the secrets and history of the region, and will happily tell you all about it;

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

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

  • Enjoy the view over the amazing coastline from a unique perspective;

  • We will do our best to find some marine mammals, and if you are unlucky to not find them on your first ride, we invite you to join us for another trip;


  • We can't guarantee you'll see dolphins / whales. They are totally wild and not fed. Success rates are very high;

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

  • After booking, we will contact you about the exact location and time, because this depends on the conditions;

  • We recommend bringing sunscreen and comfortable clothes;

  • For this experience to take place, a minimum of 6 participants is required;


  • A safety briefing, insurance and life-jackets are included;

  • All you need for a kayak tour is included: guide, kayak and paddle;

  • The dolphin watching tour will be accompanied by a marine expert who can tell you all the secrets about the animals and other life in the sea;

  • Our experienced crew will teach you the most important things before you start, so no previous experience needed;

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Dolphin watching in Salema
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