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“great trip but book direct at the marina!!”
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AlgarveXcite
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US$24.19*
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Parasailing from Albufeira
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US$42.33*
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Dolphin Watching and Cave Tour from Albufeira
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US$30.23*
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Crazy UFO Boat Ride from Albufeira
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Owner description: Welcome to AlgareXcite the Algarves number 1 experiences , with over 25 years at the top. We guarantee a day of fun for all!! We have available Dolphin Watching, Parasailing, Jet Boat , Jet Ski Rental, Family Reef Fishing, Shark Fishing , Big Game Fishing ,Speedboat Hire, Watersports, Luxury Yacht Charters , Ringo rides, Banana Boats, Crazy UFO, Wakeboard, Waterski, Dolphin Tour, Yacht Charter, Boat Rental . Come and see for your self.
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We made the mistake of booking onto a dolphin/caves tour at a ticket office in the old town. it was only when we drove down to the marina that we realised we could have booked there instead and saved a whacking €10 each!!! The trip itself was great, we saw dolphins almost immediately and the coastline is beautiful. The speedboat was really fast so even the journey to and from the dolphin site was exciting. very little interaction with the skipper until it was time to pass round the tip pot!

4  Thank JoanneGMC
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We stayed for one week in Vilamoura in October and we did the dolphin trip on the 'Algarve Xcite' RIB on 4 occasions. The trips lasted for 1hr 45mins each and on 3 of the 4 trips were saw numerous dolphins of varying types up close. The Algarve Xcite staff were all friendly, helpful and good fun. 'Sinny' was so nice and accompanied us on one of the trips. Obviously there is no guarantee of seeing any dolphins, which is a gamble, but was worth every penny of the trips. Highly recommend this and we will definitely return there. It was the highlight of the holiday!

4  Thank GoffsOak_321
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Had a wonderful time parasailing with this company. The guys who took us out where very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We decided to purchase all the photo's taken and they were more than happy to transfer them onto our camera rather than a CD. We also went out jet skiing (husband enjoyed that more than myself and our son - big boys toys!) and we also hired a speed boat for an hours ringoing fun. Again the guy who took his out was more than welcoming and made the trip extra special for our son as well.

1  Thank Susannah B
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Booked a para-sailing session for three with this company and did not know what to expect. Have read numerous reviews of bad experiences with companies offering the same services. This was not the case with this company. First off the two guys that were looking after us were friendly, efficient and a visible wealth of experience in para-sailing. We left the Marina and traveled out into the Atlantic to their pre-destined starting point. On the way we were given a comprehensive safety brief. Then it was up into the blue yonder for a thrilling glide high above the ocean and the boat. Of course the guys had to drop us into the ocean on a number of occasions to ensure we cooled down. We had the time of our lives up there and sadly we had to return to the boat when our time was up. We would definitely para-sail with these guys again and try some of the other water sports they have to offer. I would have NO hesitation in recommending them to anyone. They also gave us a GoPro HD camera to video our trip which was then burned onto a DVD for us for €15. The para-sailing was €35 per person, well worth it and Xcite accept Credit Cards for the trips. DVD and photos are cash only. And when we arrived home the DVD worked, so the guys aren't scam artists as outlined in some reviews on these types of trips I read on Tripadvisor.

7  Thank WalshFamilyIreland
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Wish to warn visitors to the marina at Vilamoura NOT to book a boat trip with this company. Myself & 2 fellow mums were hoping to book a 3 hour catamaran leisurely cruise along the Algarve coastline & caves. On arrival at the booking kiosk we were met by an English woman (Lyndsey) who informed us that this was not available but instead steered us towards booking the 2 hr speedboat trip, which she ensured was not fast. This cost us 35euros each (20 euros more expensive than the catamaran). As we had 2 hours to wait, we went for a stroll around the marina & stumbled across another company at the opposite side advertising the 3hr catamaran trip for 15 Euros per person. We asked why they were still advertising this trip when the woman at Algarve Xcite told us that it was fully booked. The Portuguese woman shook her head & informed us that the same thing happens daily, with rival companies (such as Xcite) giving false information, whilst encouraging tourists to book more expensive boat trips ( in order to earn more commission)! We returned to the original woman at Xcite who refuged to refund our money & even had the audacity to worm her way out by claiming that - since we had made our booking ( all of 10 minutes earlier), an additional catamaran had been put on - yeah yeah!!!!!! In spite of our pleas, she would not change our booking, or refund us. Instead, she claimed the only way we could go on the trip we originally wanted was to pay the additional money. This would have meant each of us being out of pocket 50 Euros each. What a CON. Not only was this woman cheeky, but spoiled what was intended to be a lovely, relaxing day. As it happens the speed boat WAS fast (as expected) & we spent 2 hrs speeding about looking for Dolphins & have yet to see one! We were travelling at such speed that we were absolutely chilled to the bone on our return to dry land. BEWARE if this horrible woman at Xcite!!!!!!!

15  Thank Kath M
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