Zoomarine Park & Dolphin Interaction



Zoomarine Park

Enjoy an entertaining day out at the fascinating Zoomarine Park.  Discover the mysteries of the sea through a range of exhibitions and shows featuring dolphins, seals, sharks and other exotic marine life. 

Zoomarine, Algarve from Algarve Retreats LtdDolphin show at Zoomarine, Algarve from Algarve |Retreats LtdSee the spectacular Dolphin show, Peter Pan in "Never Never Land" performed with Seals and Sea Lions and experience the colour of the magical bird shows and visit the aquarium. 

 Relax in the tranquil gardens or enjoy the different amusement rides in the park such as the big wheel, the pirate ship and the mini roller coaster.  There are swimming pools for both adults and children and a variety of shops and restaurants, all of which make Zoomarine an excellent day out for all the family.

Last but not least, there is also an unique opportunity to feel and share the world of the dolphin through the Dolphin Interaction programme which is described more fully below.

Current prices for entry to the Zoomarine Park and Dolphin Interaction

prices per person

park entry

no transport

park entry +

transport zone 1

park entry +

transport zone 2








Children 5 - 10 yrs





Seniors +65 yrs





Dolphin Interaction 8+





Transport zone 1: Portimao, Ferragudo/Carvoeiro, Ferragudo, Armacao de Pera, S. Rafael/Gale, Albufeira, Vilamoura/Quateira 

Transport zone 2: Lagos area (Barlavento) & Tavira/Mt Gordo (Sotavento)

Booking Zoomarine: 

Click here to get a price for your Zoomarine experience

 If you wish to book, we take your payment in £sterling and need to take the full price to make the booking.  Your tickets are sent direct to your home address - please remember to take them with to the Algarve when you travel.

Numbers are restricted for the Dolphin interaction sessions and early booking is advised if you wish to take part in this programme.  

Open from 19 March - 04 November 2012 opening times are 10.00 - 19.30 hours in peak & 10.00 - 18.00 out of peak, there is a reduction in prices during this period

Dolphin Interaction Programme details:

Dolphin interaction at Zoomarine, Algarve from Algarve Retreats LtdHere you get the chance to meet the Dolphins at close quarters,  learn more about these wonderful creatures.  Swimming with dolphins at Zoomarine,Algarve from Algarve retreats LtdParticipants are able to enter the water under expert supervision  and get to know the Dolphins while taking part in sequences of aquatic behaviour - an unforgettable experience.  In the special and restricted environment of the Lagoa Azul, guests spend time with bottlenose dolphins and also learn about the many environmental problems facing dolphins throughout the world. 

The dolphin interaction session lasts approx 1.5 hours. For the first 40 minutes or so there is a talk on dolphins and the environment (spectators wait outside). The Interaction participants then get changed into wetsuits and spend approximately 30 minutes in the water with the dolphins and trainers, doing a series or coordinated tasks. This is undertaken as a group session with a maximum of 12 people in the group.


In order to take part in this programme you must:

be a minimum of 8 years old (this is strictly applied and passports are checked)

not be pregnant

know how to swim

be in good physical shape

have no limitations of a physical or psychological nature that could limit your ability to understand any instructions and/or perform the aquatic activities

Participants must be at the interaction point an hour before the session time to register and be given the rules for the interaction session: all objects must be removed including glasses.

The use of the wetsuit or vest provided by Zoomarine is compulsory; personal swimwear must be worn underneath. All instructions given by the Zoomarine professionals must be strictly followed and the dolphins treated with respect to avoid any attitude or behaviour that could harm or excite them. The participants need to stay calm at all times.

Participants are allowed to take spectators into the interaction area.  Spectators over the age of 8 must purchase a spectator ticket for an additional € 6.00 per person, paid locally.  A spectator may be accompanied by 2 children under the age of eight.