Zoomarine - Oceans of Fun in the Algarve
Use the Zoomarine app to check the daily programme and plan your day and don't miss any of the fun!
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Zoomarine is the Algarve’s top attraction. A fabulous family marine theme park with dolphins and seals, pirate shows, water slides, wave pool, even a beach! One of the very best things to do in Algarve and the only place in Europe where you can interact with the dolphins in the pool.
Zoomarine is all about the natural world and the richness of marine life and oceans. There is a strong conservation and educational message delivered along with plenty of fun. Away from the spotlight, Zoomarine is very involved in the rescue and rehab of marine animals, as well as beach clean-ups and the annual Green Mountain event which plants thousands of trees each year in the Algarve countryside.
The big attractions at Zoomarine are the spectacular presentations. The Dolphins are perennial favourites, with a breath-taking demonstration of the dolphins' agility, intelligence and the special bond they have with their trainers. The Wonderful World presentation features seals and sea lions, sailors and lost treasure. This show gets lots of laughs from the audience and is definitely one that the kids will enjoy. The Enchanted Forest presentation with tropical birds is entertaining while at the same time that promoting environmental awareness - always a priority at Zoomarine. The birds of prey presentation is dramatic and awe-inspiring, and allows you to get closer to these majestic creatures than you ever thought possible and the 4D cinema show follows the adventures of a baby dolphin. At Pirate Bay you can watch the acrobatic antics of the pirates fighting over treasure.
If all that isn´t enough, there are pools and water slides, a wave pool and white sand beach set in tropical gardens, as well as a childrens water play area. There are carrousels and a ferris wheel and plenty to keep everyone entertained. You can visit the Aquarium at Zoomarine and see several marine species and even get to feed the rays by hand.
Important Information for visits to Zoomarine
Zoomarine, holder of the Clean & Safe seal from Portugal Tourism, has a series of measures in place for your safety and wellbeing during your visit to the park in 2021. You can find up to date information on all measures here. Please be aware that visits to Zoomarine must be pre-booked for a specific date. If you have a voucher or ticket for the park that does not specify a date, you can choose the date of your visit by using Zoomarine's online check-in system. Zoomarine recently underwent voluntary hygiene and infection inspections by SGS Portugal and was signalled a safe and minimal risk venue.
Zoomarine has a free app to help you plan your day, find your way around the park and not miss a minute of fun. Available for Android and iOS.
At Zoomarine, the presentations and exhibitions are educational and promote awareness of environmental and conservation issues. There is also a Rehabilitation Center, the Zoomarine Porto d'Abrigo, that carries out amazing work in rescuing and rehabilitating marine animals. Marine species that have washed up along the Portugal coastline in distress are treated here before, hopefully, being released back into their natural environment. Find out more about this other conservation and education work done by Zoomarine at Together We Protect.
For a once in a lifetime experience, there is also the opportunity to interact with the dolphins in the specially created pool and dolphin centre. This is located in a tranquil environment, hidden away from the main park and the programme includes an educational talk and the chance to take part in some of the basic training techniques in the water with the dolphins. This is a truly magical experience - the contact with the dolphins and the memories you take away are priceless.
2 Day ticket – there is so much to do in one day that opting for the 2 day ticket makes sense. These tickets can only be bought at Zoomarine and can be used up to 10 days after your initial visit.
Online Promotions – check the Zoomarine website for online ticket discounts.
Sam's Club - weekly summer camps for children aged 6 - 13 years.
Summer Camps (previous editions)
Aquarium by Night – spend at night at the Aquarium, sleeping with the fishes….
Catch the Wave – surf and ocean activity camp for teenagers.
Zoomarine is a super venue for a kids' party too with lots of fun and entertainment to keep the kids happy.
Zoomarine - Oceans of Fun
- Dolphin presentation - Dream and Fantasy
- Birds of Prey presentation - Wings of the World
- Seal and Sea lion presention
- Tropical birds presentation - Flying Colours
- Priate Bay - fun, acrobatics with pirate heroes
- Zoomarine Beach, Wave pool and water slides
- Carrousels and rides
- Jurassic River - rapid river ride with interactive Dinosaurs!
- Manta Ray ride
- Farol free fall