Gibraltar Ape's Den Excursion Reviews

Gibraltar's top attraction, tailless monkeys known as Barbary Apes, congregate in this viewing area. The last remaining population of the species on the European continent, these playful primates are thriving.
Excellent guide, amazing sites including seeing monkeys everywhere which were a little ...
Excellent guide, amazing sites including seeing monkeys everywhere which were a little intimidating, learned a lot of history about how the tunnels were used during WWI and enjoyed the cave! Do not miss the cable car ride to the top..even ... Read More
Excellent guide, amazing sites including seeing monkeys everywhere which were a little intimidating, learned a lot of history about how the tunnels were used during WWI and enjoyed the cave! Do not miss the cable car ride to the top..even though it was foggy it was fabulous! Our guide educated us on why we should not feed the monkeys and to understand their sounds if you were invading their space. Those who went with local guides feed monkeys and someone got bite! Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Even enjoyed the monkeys as Gibraltar monitors them with birth control and removes agressive ones, ...
Even enjoyed the monkeys as Gibraltar monitors them with birth control and removes agressive ones, so a nice experience.
Even enjoyed the monkeys as Gibraltar monitors them with birth control and removes agressive ones, so a nice experience. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was one of our favourite stops.
This was one of our favourite stops. We walked from the ship to the Cable Car (we booked tickets on the internet) and went immediately to the top of the rock. The apes and views were wonderful. We walked around to the other attractions ... Read More
This was one of our favourite stops. We walked from the ship to the Cable Car (we booked tickets on the internet) and went immediately to the top of the rock. The apes and views were wonderful. We walked around to the other attractions (Ape's den, caves etc) and decided to walk back (vice taking the cable car). We walked through town for duty free shopping (mostly alcohol) and returned to the ship. A great excursion and port. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Amusing and fun to watch the apes.
Amusing and fun to watch the apes. They actually tried (and once successful) to board the bus. Requires extreme caution. When they tell you no food in your backpacks take it seriously.
Amusing and fun to watch the apes. They actually tried (and once successful) to board the bus. Requires extreme caution. When they tell you no food in your backpacks take it seriously. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Interesting but could easily do on your own much cheaper, leave time to get back down the cable car ...
Interesting but could easily do on your own much cheaper, leave time to get back down the cable car queue can be quite long, lots of close ups of the ape's. Do not have any food drink or sweets on you they can easily sniff them out ... Read More
Interesting but could easily do on your own much cheaper, leave time to get back down the cable car queue can be quite long, lots of close ups of the ape's. Do not have any food drink or sweets on you they can easily sniff them out and will snatch you bags off you, we saw bags taken from 3 people they opened them took out the food and unwrapped and ate it all to easy for them. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Really enjoyed getting up close and personal with the apes.
Really enjoyed getting up close and personal with the apes.
Really enjoyed getting up close and personal with the apes. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
fun and different to see these macaques.
fun and different to see these macaques. you can get good pictures of them, and the view of the harbor is beautiful.
fun and different to see these macaques. you can get good pictures of them, and the view of the harbor is beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great driver to the top.
Great driver to the top. The apes are a must see.
Great driver to the top. The apes are a must see. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
The monkeys are very entertaining.
The monkeys are very entertaining.
The monkeys are very entertaining. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Worth a visit apes are amusing
Worth a visit apes are amusing
Worth a visit apes are amusing Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Arranged a taxi thru the ship--overpriced significantly.
Arranged a taxi thru the ship--overpriced significantly. We spoke to our taxi driver and found out that the ship charged almost 3 times what he would have charged himself. Loved the apes.
Arranged a taxi thru the ship--overpriced significantly. We spoke to our taxi driver and found out that the ship charged almost 3 times what he would have charged himself. Loved the apes. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
8 of us in the minibus - and half the price of Princess arranged ones.
8 of us in the minibus - and half the price of Princess arranged ones.
8 of us in the minibus - and half the price of Princess arranged ones. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Good but need make carefully with negotiate with the taxi, place is beautifull, the Monkey area ...
Good but need make carefully with negotiate with the taxi, place is beautifull, the Monkey area funny, rock history excellent. Spensive area because used Libra de esterlina, so just buy the necessary.
Good but need make carefully with negotiate with the taxi, place is beautifull, the Monkey area funny, rock history excellent. Spensive area because used Libra de esterlina, so just buy the necessary. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
2 monkeys in the Ape's Den and they both looked rather old and seedy and pretty sick.
2 monkeys in the Ape's Den and they both looked rather old and seedy and pretty sick.
2 monkeys in the Ape's Den and they both looked rather old and seedy and pretty sick. Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Apes came to greet us and they were fascinating.
The Apes came to greet us and they were fascinating. Going by taxi was great. You could get straight up to the top where the Ape's den is situated.
The Apes came to greet us and they were fascinating. Going by taxi was great. You could get straight up to the top where the Ape's den is situated. Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
If you leave the port and walk towards the main square/street where the shops are, but keep walking ...
If you leave the port and walk towards the main square/street where the shops are, but keep walking through you come to the cable car (you can get a shuttle from the port too), it took us about 15 minutes and you can see the cable car up ... Read More
If you leave the port and walk towards the main square/street where the shops are, but keep walking through you come to the cable car (you can get a shuttle from the port too), it took us about 15 minutes and you can see the cable car up the rock so know which way to head.We were going to take the cable car up the rock, but when we got there the queue was very long. We were offered a tour by a man who had a mini bus, they take you to each of the areas up the rock you want to see monkeys, st michaels cave & world war II tunnells etc, they park up, let you walk around for 20 minutes and then take you onto the next place. It is the same cost of the cable car but much less walking and the tour guide was very knowledgable. Tourists seem to think they are there to rip you off, but they are not, we personally felt this was the best way to view the rock and it's sites, they do not take any money from you until the end to prove they are not con artists and do wait for you at each stop. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International