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“No dolphins!”
Review of Dream Wave

Dream Wave
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Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 14 Years of Guiding Excellence - Over 300,000 Happy Clients! Welcome to the Dream Wave world where you can find the best experiences for your dream holidays. Come and sail with us on a pirate boat, within an idyllic scenario, feel the adrenalin on a jet ski, have a different day with that special person, see the caves, find secret beaches and even watch wild dolphins at sea. Come and see a different Algarve, and the natural beauties, all these with the best professionals. Come and share with us the best of life!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children
Reviewed 8 August 2011

This is an expensive boat trip where they drive fast! Do not expect to see any dolphins! That would be pure luck and not very likely. You have to be quick if you want to take pictures since they do not stop (or explain anything). Bring a plastic bag to protect your camera since you will get wet.

5  Thank sok
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DreamWaveAlgarve, Manager at Dream Wave, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2011

Hello Sok,
Did you do any of our tours? With our company? Expensive?
I am sorry but cannot accept your review as valid.
You are giving false information.
Expensive? how much did you pay?
We have thousands of people that see Dolphins every year with us.
No company anywhere in the world can truly guarantee that dolphins/whales will be seen. Weather, sea conditions and the dolphin’s determination are always superior to any person’s words. We do guarantee that we do our best to locate them and have a huge success rate. We have never and never will guarantee that the dolphins will be seen.
…we drive fast? On our caves visit it is impossible to drive fast. Out in open sea the boats can cover an area of 30km locating the dolphins, if the boats were slow this would take many hours to cover. If you preferred a slow boat we could have had suggested one.
We are out at sea depending on weather and sea conditions you might get a bit wet or maybe not!
Life is to short to be little!

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Reviewed 8 August 2011

This review describes the dolphin and caves tour. We went on this tour after being told by our rep that it was a good trip which isn't too rough. Feeling very pleased, we boarded the speedboat and went out of the harbour. We then shot off as fast as we could and it was very rough - even on a calm day. We would go over a wave and hit the other side of the water with a big 'thud'.

I was sat at the back to start with but were getting soaked and so the driver said I could sit on a spare seat. It was just a cushion and I had to hold onto the seat in front of me or I would fall into the sea. The caves were quite good but the guide was not very knowledgable - he only pointed out a face in the rock in the entire 2 hours.

After that we went to look for dolphins - which we found none of. We went out such a long way to look as well - we could see the whole of Portugal and me and my friends thought that we would soon reach Africa.

Don't go on the tour.

5  Thank nanagrampy1
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DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Dream Wave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Hello,

Thank-you for your review and your kind words.
We are sorry for your experience and assure that our company policies are totally against what you experienced. We would appreciate a name of the crew member doing the tour to assure nothing similar ever happens again.
Hope to see you again soon! :-)

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed 4 August 2011

I read the Trip Advisor reviews before booking and was really surprised by the poor experience we had. It wasn't horrible, but we were very disappointed in the tour guide that we had for our expedition. He tried hard but unsuccessfully to find dolphins, and we were okay with that. However, he then took us to the shoreline to explore the caves and grottos, and there was absolutely no explanation about any of the sites that we saw. Our entire party spoke English and perhaps it was because his first language was Dutch, but he was aloof and really didn't seem to care about engaging any of the people on the tour. Several people expressed their disappointment. This is not an inexpensive tour, and although it is recognized that seeing the dolphins is entirely dependent upon luck, one would expect abit of personality and engagement about other more predictable sites on the boat ride.
I would not recommend this tour operator, although I will add that an adjoining boat from the same company who ended their tour at the same time seemed to have a highly engaging and personable boat driver who perhaps made the experience more enjoyable. The problem is that if an experience isn't predictable, it is difficult to recommend to friends or family.

3  Thank kdhbcreek
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DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Dream Wave, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Hello,

Thank-you for your review, we believe that you are confusing us with another company. We have never had any Dutch guide working with us on our boats.
Hope to see you again soon! :-)

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Booked this company due to trip adviser, They were very good, on time, profesional.
The boats take about 12 people and we were seated so you could sit together, We set of at a great fast pace as a school of dolphins had been spotted, we were so lucky we tracked them stayed for along time watching and enjoying their natural show, our skipper was informative as well. This was an experiance I am so pleased I took my daughter on this is how dolphins should be seen in the wild not in a pool.After quite a while we headed back to see the caves, these were very intreasting ang great to see as well.I will do this trip everytime now when I am on holiday and use this company.

1  Thank Charlie1364
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DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Dream Wave, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Hello,

Thank-you for your review and your kind words.
Hope to see you again soon! :-)

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed 26 July 2011

The guys at Dream Wave were great! we booked a speedboat trip and some jetski's.
They're very friendly, were on time and well-organised. The prices are good compared to other companies. During our jetski trip they took our camera and made pictures and movies the entire time. They really want you to have a memorable experience, and do a good job at it! If you've got a need for speed under the Albufeira sun, you want to go here, guaranteed good times!

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DreamWaveAlgarve, Owner at Dream Wave, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Hello,

Thank-you for your review and your kind words.
Hope to see you again soon! :-)

Kind Regards,

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