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Dolphins

We offer a wide range of professionally organised, small group dolphin tours around the world.

Dolphin Watching Holidays

Seeing dolphins in the wild consistently ranks high on people’s lists of ’10 Things To See Before I Die’. Dolphins have captured the public imagination arguably more than any other animal – we marvel at their intelligence, grace and agility, as well as their apparent curiosity of their human observers.

OUR DOLPHIN TOURS SPECIALIST RECOMMENDS …

In the UK I’d recommend our full-day dolphin tours to look for White-beaked dolphins off Lyme Bay. Madeira offers a good variety of dolphins close to shore including Risso’s, Atlantic Spotted and Common, while if you fancy warm tropical waters Sri Lanka or the Maldives offer a good range of acrobatic species in sunny conditions! - Tom Brereton 


 

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Dorset sunset (Tom Brereton)Dorset cliffs (Tom Brereton)The Tiger Lilly, one of two boats which can be usedWhite-beaked Dolphin by the boatGold-striped Emperors with Yellowstripe Goatfish by John StannardDouble-saddled Butterflyfish by Brian W JonesApproaching RadhdhiggaOff RadhdhiggaHumpback Whale breaching (Paul Marshall)Blue Whale fluke (Paul Marshall)Smooth-tailed Mobula (Paul Marshall)Common Dolphins (Paul Marshall)Spotted Dolphin (Luis Diaz)Shearwaters and Spotted Dolphins (Luis Diaz)Bryde's Whale (Luis Diaz)Sperm Whale Tail (Luis Diaz)Humpback lunge feeding (Peter Dunn)Humpback fluke (Peter Dunn)

NATURETREK DOLPHIN TOURS

Why book one of Naturetrek’s dolphin watching holidays?

Naturetrek offers the chance to watch dolphins all over the world, from the UK to the tropics and polar regions. Many of our dolphin tours also offer the opportunity to see whales.

We offer:

  • Dedicated dolphin tours focusing on one or a few key species
  • Dolphin watching as part of a broader wildlife watching tour
  • A range of tours from day trips out on small boats to week-long liveaboard cruises
  • Expert biologist-led, photographer-led and researcher-led tours
  • A wide range of the world’s dolphin species seen, from Bottlenose and Risso’s, to Spinner, Striped and Heaviside’s

Our range of dolphin watching holidays includes:

  • A Maldives Cruise – a cruise through the turquoise waters surrounding the Maldives, searching for dolphins and whales
  • Monterey Bay – enjoying the dolphins, whales and bird life of California’s Monterey Bay 
  • The Azores – searching the cetacean-rich waters of the Azores
  • Madeira – a 5-day holiday in search of dolphins and wales

We also run dolphin tours to Madeira, the Bay of Biscay, the Straits of Gibraltar, Baja California, Sri Lanka, Norway, Spitsbergen and, within the UK, Dorset, Pembrokeshire and Scotland.

But we offer so much more! 

View all of our dolphin watching holidays or call us now on +44 1962 733051 to find out more.

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Dolphins HOLIDAYS

Trip leaders worked hard and delivered in all areas - organisation, bird and whale watching, and identification. And in my case, Peter put in a great deal of effort to ensure my gluten-free diet was well catered for. Nothing seemed too much trouble for either Peter or Ed, which contributed greatly to the great holiday we all enjoyed.
Sheila and I had a wonderful experience. It was a most amazing trip and surpassed our wildest expectations. As well as the outstanding nature experience the leaders were exceptionally kind as were all of the crew of the Spirit of Endeavour.
Food on boat excellent, helpful hands, and great thrill being able to pat a grey whale and calf!