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Review of Sealife

Sealife
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Sealife is a small company that has specialised in dolphin watching on the Atlantic Ocean. We are operating from the Marina of Lagos in the Algarve, the southern district of Portugal. From April through November we organise ocean safaris onboard our rigid inflatable boats, accompanied by our Marine Biologists, with the objective of showing you wild dolphins in their natural environment and/or other ocean wildlife such as birds, whales, porpoises, turtles, sunfishes or even sharks.
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 20 July 2013

Very glad went with this small, fast boat! Mafalda very knowledgable and she and our driver Joao were able to spot/follow dolphin pods easily. Dolphins in 2/3s came alongside our boat/ nearby - amazing experience! Thank you

Visited July 2013
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing experience”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We headed out on a small but fast boat which was fun in itself. The crew of 2 were freindly and knowledgable and were expert at spotting sea life. We saw a large pod of dolphins that spent quite some swimming alongside, under and around our boat. Also saw a sea turtle and a flying fish. Was an amazing experience and the highlight of our holiday, well worth the money.

Visited July 2013
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The trip of a lifetime!”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

When you're walking along the promenade near Lagos harbour, you are bombarded by offers of boat trips - choose just one - this one! The boat is small (12 people max), very quick (which means if you don't see any dolphins at all, you get a great trip anyway) and has brilliantly friendly and knowledgeable staff. The on-board marine biologist was a god-send - especially for my 9 year old son and 6 year old daughter, who are wildlife mad and were given every answer to every question they could muster. And....we saw 7 dolphins!!

Visited June 2013
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Romford, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Knowledgable staff - great trip”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Really friendly and knowledgable staff. There appears to be a lot of competition for these types of tours but we felt in good hands. We were the first boat to find dolphins on our particular trip and they tell us if sealife don't find them nobody does!

Great trip, we were really pleased!

Visited May 2013
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“If your going to take one Dolphin adventure trip take this one!”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

With any wildlife event there’s no guarantee you’re going to see anything but with a bright and blue day we headed out under the safe supervision of the Sealife team.
They knew exactly where the best chances were to spot Dolphins and I’m pleased to say I was first to spot a number of fins breaking the water off our starboard side.
We came across a pod of Rossi dolphins with their distinct white upper body colour that makes them appear ghost like when they shoot past just under the water. They had been spotted in the area a week or so before but this, not for a couple of years. We followed them feeding on cuttlefish and saw evidence of one partially eaten specimen floating by our boat.
The knowledge of our crew (sorry can’t remember names) was second to none and really made our trip an experience we will always remember.
There are other operators out of Lagos but take my advice, go with Sealife, you won’t regret it.

Visited May 2013
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