Latitude / Longitude: 37.12618, -8.31511
Our Locals' Tip: This is the only place in Europe that you can interact with dolphins. It is, quite simply, unforgettable. Be sure to book inadvance though, as sessions are booked up quite a bit in advance, particularly during the summer months.
Zoomarine park and Dolphin Emotions is closed for the Winter, re-opening in March 2013. However you can still make your booking online for the Dolphim Emotions programme - and get some great package deals. Book 2 Premium INteractions before before 15th March and get a 3rd totally free!
The chance to interact with the dolphins in the Algarve is a dream for many people. Dolphin Emotions - Life Changing Experiences at Zoomarine makes that dream a reality.
The Dolphin Emotions programme, unique in Portugal, gives you the opportunity to experience truly memorable moments with these amazing creatures. Set within the grounds of Zoomarine theme park, one of the Algarve's biggest attractions, the programme allows you to share unique moments with these compelling ambassadors of the oceans, while learning more about their biology and ecology.
Your chance to share amazing moments with the dolphins takes place at the tropical lagoon, at Zoomarine. This vast lagoon, surrounded by a mantle of fine sand, dotted with vegetation is the perfect setting for such special moments. The Zoomarine philosophy is based on conservation and environmental education. The programme includes an educational talk about the bottlenose dolphin and it's habits, before entering the water and enjoying approximately 30 minutes of close interaction with the dolphins. You will learn some basic signals to communicate with them and even perform some tricks. The amazing bond that is felt between man and these intelligent mammals is well documented and this is your opportunity to experience this for yourself.
You are accompanied throughout the Dolphin Premium Experience by an educator who can assist and answer any questions you may have. The entire programme takes around 90 minutes and there is a limit of 12 participants per interaction. There is also an Dolphin Emotions Exclusive package available for just 2 participants. This unfirgettable experience is extremely popular so advance reservations are essential. There are gift vouchers available to offer to family and friends.
- Moderately Priced
Best For Whom:
- Families With Children
- Families With Teenagers
Best For What:
- The Local Experience
"Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world" - Gustave Flaubert