Gibraltar Dolphin Trip

Meet and greet the Gibraltar Dolphins and get to see up to three different dolphin species on our Gibraltar Dolphin Trip. Enjoy all the marine life the Bay of Gibraltar has to offer.

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Gibraltar Dolphin Trips are one of the must do activities when visiting Gibraltar. In order to ensure the best possible experience, merge this with a visit to the Upper Rock and Barbary Macaques.

Get to meet and greet up to three different dolphin species on your dolphin trip. Currently the three species in Gibraltar Waters are the Common, Bottled Nose and Striped Dolphin.

All our Dolphin Charters are designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible.  

Marine biologists will also provide you with the most accurate information about the maritime wildlife on the Bay of Gibraltar.   

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Behaviours of the Gibraltar Dolphins…explained

Bow-Riding

Bow-riding is the most common behaviour that is usually seen onboard our dolphin charters. This behaviour is when the dolphins get close to the vessel to interact with the waves in a playful manner. The Dolphin pods usually do this to enhance their bond as a pod but also to strengthen their muscles. However, this is usually a joyful and playful behaviour.

Tail Slapping

This behaviour is used by the dolphins to communicate with other members of the pod. This is usually done when the dolphin is swimming upside down. The Dolphin flick their tails on the water to make the desired vibrations that will be interpreted by other dolphins. 

The theory is that dolphins use this method to distract calves who could have been disturbed by passing vessels. This is a reassurance communication tool. 

 

Breaching

This behaviour is when the dolphin is feed racing out of the water in a vertical direction. The Dolphins are accustomed to vessels so this is one of their preferred party tricks to get their attention.

 A breach may be full bodied or partial, and is considered a social, playful and communication behaviour.

Breaching is also considered a behaviour that reinforce relationships between pod members, improves  communication and muscles.  

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