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“Wonderful experience seeing dolphins!”
Review of 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.
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our holiday. We saw 2 types of dolphin: a Risso (which the driver and guide said is very rare) and a big group of common dolphins. There were swimming alongside the boat and so close we could almost touch them! It was an amazing experience, we didn't want to go back to shore!
We're glad we picked Sealife because they have great boats, small and fast so you can get close to the dolphins and see them really well. The guide was very knowledgeable and told us about the species of dolphin we saw. And they were in touch with other boats to share information about where the dolphins were.
All in all it was a brilliant trip!

1  Thank franglaisem
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

I've been on a boattrip with Sealife 3 times, the last time in May 2013. We saw dolphins twice, but even when you don't see them (which is rare, but can happen depending on the time of year and the weather), the boat trip along the coastline of Lagos is amazing. The boat goes quite fast, sometimes you get the 'rollercoaster' feeling, which is super cool :-) The other two times I went in July 2008, and I saw dolphins both times. It is such an amazing experience, very difficult to capture in words or pictures. Sometimes the dolphins like to 'play', swim with the boat, etc. The staff of Sealife is super knowledgeable, friendly, and funny. They are excited about what they do and they know how to transmit this to the passengers of the boat, which gets everyone (even more) excited about the trip and spotting dolphins. Overall, a 5-star experience - not to miss when you are in Lagos!

1  Thank Seline H
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our dolphin watching/speed boat day trip. Very exciting ride and to see the beautiful majestic dolphins in their natural habitat was breath taking.
We had intended to kayak or go on a tour of the grottos the day we went on this trip but due to rainy showers and choppy water all tours/activities were cancelled and things were a bit bleak in Lagos. When the rain eased off a little we booked a dolphin watching trip through a friendly rep on the marina as it was one of the only options for entertainment but Im sooo sooo glad we did. It was the most fun we had in what turned out to be a rainy/cloudy disappointing trip to the Algarve.
cost was 25euros for 90mins. The boat trip alone was amazing fun!
Would advise anyone thinking of going on the trip to be patient, it can take a while before you see any dolphins, nature is unpredictable. Just enjoy the ride until you do!!

Thank yvonne m
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

It was a realy good choice to spent 25€ pp. Our trip took 90 minutes and it was realy good. When you order this trip you get two attractions dolphin view and speed boat ride. So we highly recommend this team because the boat is new, team has a lot to tell you about the dolphins and are real professionals.

1  Thank Motiejus
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We booked a bit more expensive trip with Sealife as they had great new boats with 2 seats seating on the boat, so you are never in the middle. The booking went all smooth as the boarding. The trip itself was amazing, first at a slow pace in the harbour area and then full speed searching for dolphins. After 20 min we found the first 5 or 6, which was cool. But the captain was informed by another boat there were more dolphins nearby, so went really full speed towards that area, which was amazing, we had around 30 dolphins around us, bigger and smaller ones. We could take great pictures and movies. As we were far from Lagos we had to go full speed back which was a great journey. YES this is a MUST do in lagos!!

3  Thank Veeksels
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