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Dolphin Watching in Gibraltar & Fast Track Priority Cable Car
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Dolphin Watching in Gibraltar & Fast Track Priority Cable Car

By Dolphin Adventure
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About
Enjoy a dolphin-watching cruise aboard a specially designed viewing boat during a short but exciting excursion through the Strait of Gibraltar. First, look out for dolphin pods in the water—an excellent opportunity to see marine life in its natural habitat which not all travelers get to enjoy—before taking a cable car to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar for impressive views over Spain and Morocco.
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Ages 4-99, max of 49 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Highlights
  • Look out for dolphins in their natural habitat in the Strait of Gibraltar
  • Enjoy a scenic cable car ride to the Rock of Gibraltar
  • Benefit from the experience and live commentary of the onboard boat crew
  • Ideal for time-pressed travelers who want to experience some Gibraltar highlights

  • Dolphin watching tour and cable car to the top of the rock. Please collect your cable car voucher from the Dolphin Adventure office prior to arrival at the cable car
What's not included
  • Drinks


Start:
  • 9 Marina Bay Square, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar
    9 The Square,Marina Bay/Ocean Village, Gibraltar The yellow boat next to the Sunborn yacht hotel. Find the office directly behind the Sunborn yacht hotel. Along the walkway between Grill 53 and Bray Property PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MIN BEFORE DEPARTURE
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8379P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • You can ride the cable car before or after your dolphin watch but please collect your cable car voucher from the Dolphin Adventure office prior to arriving at the cable car station.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Unfortunately at present the cable car is not completely wheelchair friendly, you will find around 50 steps and un even surfaces at the top.
    • To board the boat there are 3 steps at approximately 10cm high each
    • Gibraltar is part of the UK, please make sure you have the correct documentation to enter
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8379P1

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    • Dolphin Adventure
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      Gibraltar, Europe
      Joined in April 2007
    • Givemeaholiday
      0 contributions
      Great Viewing
      Great sighting, we have been dolphin watching in multiple countries and this definitely was great viewing the company was ok, there two companies so not much competition, but it was ok service nothing great, but not bad either.
      Written 16 February 2024
    • CliffClimber
      0 contributions
      Rusty Safety Equipment - don't suffer an arrest
      Safety equipment is rusty. No attention paid to 'trespass'. The rusty equipment space pauses a sensible sailor'. MOB and cardiac / respiratory arrests may not be well catered for especially if occurring in combination.
      Written 11 February 2024
    • Stadlersralf
      0 contributions
      Impressing experience!!!
      Very well organized, nice crew and professional work of all the guys. You can see many dolphins, close to the boat and jumping , the group has about 60 dolphins and we made heaps of nice pictures
      Written 4 January 2024
    • ak23566
      0 contributions
      Great day out
      Just a perfect day out. Easy to book and find, friendly and informative crew and a genuine respect for wildlife We had a great time, saw lots of dolphins and made great memories. Couldn't ask for more. Highly recommended.
      Written 3 January 2024
    • Rachel M
      0 contributions
      Loved every minute
      Fantastic trip out, saw loads of short beaked common dolphins, they were bow running the boat and breaching not far away. Staff were very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Loved every minute, would throughly recommend.
      Written 6 November 2023
    • 199mettej
      0 contributions
      Daulphin Boattrip
      A nice bouttrip, where we saw lots of daulphines. A great experience for our grandson too. Can recommend this tour.
      Written 31 October 2023
    • Coolansar87
      0 contributions
      Great experience with the Dolphins 🐬
      The team was friendly and we had a great experience with the Dolphins 🐬. Loads of great photos and videos. The kids loved them.
      Written 27 October 2023
    • Fizzreid
      0 contributions
      Amazing experience even in the rain
      It was a very rainy day but we set off after the crew had wiped seats down ! After 20mins of sailing we saw our first dolphins then they just kept coming ! The crew were very knowledgable and gave lots of info and happy to answer any questions . A great experience
      Written 23 October 2023
    • Ian F
      0 contributions
      Dolphins everywhere
      Great trip and saw so many dolphins. We travelled out into the bay and quickly came across a big group of dolphins which we stayed with for quite some time. We were surprised by how many we saw and how close they swam to the boat. The guide also gave lots of information about the types of dolphins we saw. Better experience than we hoped and great value for money.
      Written 15 October 2023
    • Soozey
      0 contributions
      Very worthwhile and good value experience
      The tour boat took us into the bay of Gibraltar. We saw many dolphins close to the boat, jumping in the waves - it was really very good. I was surprised that the dolphins are in an area with so much industrialization around, including massive ships and cargo ships. Apparently it is a rich feeding ground for them. Thoroughly recommend the tour. Book online and save £3 per ticket.
      Written 15 October 2023
    • Judy L
      0 contributions
      A great Dolphin Adventure in their natural habitat!!! You may be surprised how many dolphins you see! 😊
      Dolphin Adventures is a must while you are visiting Gibraltar! 👍The tours run year round and the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable! Our boat was full and we had amazing views of the Rock and the Airport Runway. A special thanks to Angie and Avi for such a memorable tour. I loved that we were witnessing the dolphins in their natural environment and seeing different types of dolphins! 🐬. Dolphin Adventures has a 99% hit rate in seeing dolphins and we were not disappointed! We saw dolphins and their calves and loved seeing their synchronized swimming! ❤️ I would highly recommend this tour to others as it’s time well spent and you will leave learning some facts about Gibraltar and dolphins! Thank you Dolphin Adventures! 😊
      Written 12 October 2023
    • Roam598893
      0 contributions
      Great experience
      Really easy to book on their website. We had a lovely hour or so out in the Bay of Gibraltar watching the dolphins. It was brilliant to see them swimming so close to the boat.
      Written 26 September 2023
    • JFTB1
      0 contributions
      A must do trip
      Going on a dolphin watching boat trip has been on my bucket list for so long and I’m so glad we chose Gibralter to see them. Booking online was easy. We checked the weather and booked the 11am on a day where the wind was only a gentle breeze. Finding the boat was easy and the crew were friendly and knowledgable. We went out and didn’t have to go that far before we saw hundreds of common dolphins. We were also lucky enough to see Billy the Bottleneck and some Tuna jumping near the surface. The crew do not feed or chase the dolphins it’s all very calm and relaxed and there are no other boats doing the same just a few tankers and fishermen about. It’s so calm and peaceful and they are such beautiful animals to watch in their natural habitat and playing in the waves of the boat. The time we were out by there was just the amount of time. I thought the price was reasonable and I love that Gibralter haven’t given license to lots of companies to do this like with turtle watching in Zante. Highly recommend this trip you won’t be disappointed.
      Written 23 September 2023
    • Dreamer16766551974
      0 contributions
      Superb!
      It was such a great experience! We've seen many many dolphins, had a good chat with the organizator about dolphins lifestyle and in general or was so much fun! Highly recommended!
      Written 20 September 2023
    • tracey27963
      0 contributions
      Brilliant time
      Had a lovely time from start to finish and saw loads of dolphins. The crew were very good and kept moving the boat so we could get best views. Can highly recommend
      Written 19 September 2023
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    spurssarah
    Watford, UK25 contributions
    Nov 2022
    My friend and I did this excursion one Sunday in November on a 12.30 launch. We were absolutely blown away by the Dolphin boat trip.
    We had expected to see a few and not particularly close to the boat. The guide, the pilot and the deck hand guy all had binoculars to enable them to spot the pod of dolphins.
    After the boat travelled away from the harbour for about half an hour, there were dolphins everywhere. They were in groups, playing around with each other, spinning in the water, racing the boat, ducking and swimming just under the surface then bursting back up.
    The guide was giving us information about the pod. The pilot was respectful of the animals and not going too fast or turning suddenly or anything that might upset them. They allowed the boat to drift with the movement of the water so the dolphins could play around and everyone on board could get their photos.
    We headed to the cable car for the ascent of the rock after having some lunch in the harbour.
    On reflection we should have spent less time eating because there was a big queue when we arrived at the cable car. Some of the queue could be jumped because of our pre-paid voucher. However it was still a 45 minute wait to get on a cable car. That was the last scheduled ascent of the rock by cable car at 17.00 (presumably because of daylight) and we were only able to stay up there for about ten minutes looking around before heading back on the last scheduled descent cable car as well, at 17.45. It was a lovely view and the two macaques were on form at the top. We would have liked more time up there but enjoyed it nevertheless.
    Thank you Dolphin Adventure!
    Written 22 November 2022
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    Thank you very much for taking the time to write a thorough review of Dolphin Adventure. As you noted, we practice and promote responsible dolphin watching, allowing the dolphins to approach the vessel in their own time. Never chasing, never crowding. The crew are also appreciative of your observations and we hope you will join again one day. Thank you once again.
    Written 24 November 2022
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    Ian H
    Pulborough, UK127 contributions
    This is a must do for any trip to Gibraltar, it was excellent. The dolphin watching was a great experience and we saw a lot of dolphins, far more than we thought we would. The crew are very friendly and knowledgeable, superb. The joint ticket is well worth buying as it queue jumps you at the cable car and there was a long queue. This is another great experience and the views are spectacular. One tip, take a bag that you can hold in front of you and avoid having any food as these Macaques are very clever and know what to look for, we saw a few people lose food and drinks from their bags and they do bite.
    Written 22 April 2022
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    Thank you very much for taking the time to review Dolphin Adventure , the yellow boat The combination dolphin watch / cable car ticket is a great money saver allowing for both attractions at a greatly reduced price. It is good to know that you had a good time visiting the two most popular attractions on the rock. We hope to see you again one day , thank you once again.
    Written 23 April 2022
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    Claire s
    8 contributions
    Feb 2022 • Family
    This was brilliant. Highly recommended, do not miss this! The staff are lovely and very careful to ensure that everyone has a good experience, knowledgeable without being too annoying with the dolphin facts (which is a HARD balance) and overall I felt very safe and looked after without feeling suffocated. Absolutely brilliant experience I would do again.

    But I wouldn't get the combo ticket as we didn't end up using the return cable car ticket, we worked out way down the rock and to walk back up to get the cable car back down would have been exhausting, time consuming and pointless because by the time we'd done all of the nature reserve attractions, the last cable car was close to leaving the top.
    Written 17 February 2022
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    Thank you for taking the time to review Dolphin Adventure. It sounds like you enjoyed every moment of the experience. With regard to your comments about the cable car, we generally advise clients to allow four hours to comfortably visit both attractions, in addition the two attractions do not have to be visited the same day. We do hope that you visit us again one day here in Gibraltar. Thank you once again.
    Written 22 February 2022
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    Robert F
    Hopewell Junction, NY42 contributions
    Good boat ride. Saw some dolphins as advertised. The extra ticket to the tram ride up the mountain to see the Macaque Monkeys did not work out with the time we had available. Long wait (1.5 hours) to get up the mountain. The tram is not close to the cruise port part of the city. The taxis are not frequent. The city run bus only takes cash. No credit or debit cards so be prepared.
    Written 22 August 2023
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    Thank you very much for your review of Dolphin Adventure, Gibraltar, the yellow boat. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dolphin adventure trip. Unfortunately there can sometimes be a long queue for the cable car, the ticket we give you will enable you to go in the pre-paid queue, which often is a bit shorter. We hope to see you again one day on one of our responsible dolphin watching tours.
    Written 11 September 2023
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    billymcdafthead2
    Canvey Island, UK80 contributions
    We decided to book a Dolphin and Cable Car bundle with Dolphin Adventures through Trip Advisor. We had booked the 12.30 excursion. We walked straight to the company arriving around 10.45am. We were told by one of the friendly staff to jump on the 11am tour so we had the whole day free to roam Gibraltar which we kindly accepted as we had a six year old with us. We got our tickets for the tour and cable car and an extra bonus was that the restaurants nearby would provide a discount upon showing the dolphin excursion voucher. We got on the boat and headed straight out. We got out of the harbour and within minutes we were watching Dolphins. The crew were very knowledgeable and respectful to these gorgeous creatures. We had some food afterwards at “The Ship” which was nice and got the discount as recommended by Dolphin Adventures. With the cable car ticket, pop into the “prepaid queue” and they exchange the voucher with a return ticket that can be used on the cable car.

    Cannot fault Dolphin Adventures! Thanks for having us!
    Written 29 October 2022
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    Great review of Dolphin Adventure the yellow boat, thank you very much. We remember your visit. It made sense that we offered you the earlier sailing therefore making the rest of your day a lot easier. Dolphins, monkeys and lunch in the ship. Happy days. We hope to see you again one day, thank you once again.
    Written 30 October 2022
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    Hollie F
    5 contributions
    The actual experience of the dolphins were amazing ! We saw literally hundreds of dolphins and it was truly one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. There was a lady who worked on the boat was extremely informative about the dolphins too.

    Sadly the boat it's self was an hour late and they left us all waiting in the 30 degree sun, I do think they should keep some bottles of water on the boat for occasions like this as it could make someone very ill. I did ask and they said they didn't have any water on board.
    Written 25 August 2021
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    Thank you for your review of Dolphin Adventure Gibraltar, the yellow boat. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time viewing the dolphins in their natural habitat - they are amazing to watch! Our awesome team are very passionate about dolphins and other marine wildlife found in the area, and enjoy talking about them and answering any questions people have. We hope to see you again one day on one of our responsible dolphin watching tours.
    Written 30 August 2021
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    RomeTheWorldPhoto
    Washington DC, DC51 contributions
    The dolphin guide provided an enjoyable experience. He really seemed to enjoy helping people and made this gray day a bit brighter. We saw lots of pods of dolphins. Getting a good photo is not easy so I recommend going primarily just to enjoy watching these amazing creatures. Although there were no amazing leaps out of the water, this was the greatest number of dolphins we have every seen in one place. Views of this busy harbor were great from the water and the cable car ride to the top. The walk between the two items was about 20 minutes for us. The only thing we did not like was the sheer quantity of shopping and crowds of people on the way. That being said, if you are a shopper, you could stop to shop here all day. And, if you are an Arrested Development show fan, just think of "Little Britain".
    Written 23 December 2022
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    Thank you very much for the positive review of Dolphin Adventure. Good to know that you had a good time on the water and that there were plenty of dolphins to observe. Unfortunately we do not have any influence when it comes to retail therapy. We anticipate that your fellow travellers will take note of your comments when making their choices. Perhaps we will see you again one day. Thank you once again.
    Written 30 December 2022
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    BedsAndFood
    66 contributions
    Excellent experience in the bay of Gibraltar surrounded by dolphins. Crew were friendly and knowledgeable….and even made the safety briefing interesting and amusing.

    Spent slightly more than the advertised time out on the water watching dozens of dolphins all round the boat.

    When we went to book the office was closed but a colleague from the diving business phoned and a member of staff interrupted their lunch to help us. Great service.

    Nature can be unpredictable and we were lucky with weather, sea conditions and of course the dolphins.
    Written 2 December 2023
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    Chris
    Wymondham, UK4 contributions
    The staff at Dolphin Adventure were great. They were flexible with dates/times of our trip which was helpful to suit our itinerary. The cable car tickets could be collected from their office and used anytime with priority boarding. The boat trip was perfect with experienced crew members providing information throughout. Highly recommended.
    Written 3 September 2022
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    Thank you very much for taking the time to review Dolphin Adventure the yellow boat. Your comments are appreciated by both the staff and crew. We hope to see you again one day, thank you once again
    Written 4 September 2022
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    Mrsgayle06
    Milwaukee, WI6 contributions
    May 2023 • Family
    Great experience overall, we saw several dolphins and learned a few things . The lady in the office went out of her way to answer our many questions, Further, she looked up bus schedules to the cable car. After discovering we did not have enough time to experience the cable car, she refunded our payment.
    Written 6 June 2023
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    Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on Dolphin Adventure the yellow boat. It was good to hear that you had a positive experience and that our flexibility was a positive Thank you once again
    Written 22 June 2023
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