Dolphin Adventure is Gibraltar’s largest and most experienced dolphin and whale watching organisation which has been established for 20, years providing daily excursions to see dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. We are the preferred operator for most local agents and tour operators, adhering to, the strict guidelines set down by such companies as Cunard and TUI (to name just a couple) neither of which will offer activities that include captive dolphins. Our mission statement is ‘To provide the client with the best possible dolphin watching experience whilst maintaining a neutral level of intrusion’. For us, the welfare of these beautiful creatures and their environment is second only to safety, with all tours being conducted in the correct manner following our own voluntary code of conduct and the recently introduced local legislation to which our marine biologist, Rocio Espada, was a major contributor. Tours include a live commentary on the wildlife that we encounter and information on responsible whale and dolphin watching making the whole experience enjoyable and educational for all ages.
We are involved and connected with conservation organisations and are working very hard to promote Gibraltar as leader in this field. Gibraltar is recognised by many as the birthplace of the current dolphin and whale watching industry and we want to keep Gibraltar on the front line as this industry moves forward to become a totally responsible form of self-sustainable eco-tourism. We have an in depth research program in place logging information on behaviour, numbers, breeding, feeding and the effects of shipping on our resident and transient dolphins. We also have a photo identification program, which we encourage our customers to contribute to, with thousands of photographs being collated and logged. Both of these projects are available to view and comment on online. Our new website features information about our company, a booking area, photo gallery, links to our research and Rocio’s blog.