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Setubal & Tróia: Sado Estuary Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

1. Setubal & Tróia: Sado Estuary Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

Depart from Setubal or Tróia onboard a 22-meter long catamaran and go in search of the community of dolphins that inhabit the Sado estuary. Be accompanied by a knowledgeable crew who will use their expertise to locate these playful dolphins in their natural habitat. Learn more about this unique dolphin community, the only one of its kind in Portugal, with your expert guides. Sail through the estuary and admire the beautiful landscapes of the coastline of the Arrábida Natural Park. Keep an eye out for the playful dolphins which have inhabited this part of the coast for generations. Watch the dolphins frolic and play as they swim through the calm waters. Hear more about their feeding habits, breeding and their relationship to humans on an informative and relaxing boat trip.

Lisbon: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

2. Lisbon: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

This boat tour goes along the coastline in search of dolphins that is possible to find again on the Marine Reserve of Arrábida. The tour will take you to the most known sighting, with a 95% success rate in dolphin sightings. The boats used are powerful semi-inflatable boats with seats and all the comfort and safety for a 3-hour journey. It's always a good experience, that combines the dolphins with a wonderful boat tour on a cost line of calm and pristine waters, that is protected from the north winds by the Arrábida mountain.

Setubal: Sport Fishing All Included

3. Setubal: Sport Fishing All Included

With calm waters all year in the Lisbon and Sesimbra region, you'll find Europe's best spots for sea angling. Protected by the north wind in this region, you will find calm waters full with many fish species that make this sport fishing tour remarkable. Whether you are a novice angler who wants a fun day out catching small fish with your family and friends or a pro who is looking for a trophy fish, this tour will be one to remember. On this all-inclusive trip, you'll have the use of all the tackle and bait you’ll need to target this diverse fishery and find from the professional crew and fishing coaches all the help you need to have a truly great day out at sea.  At the end, the fish captured will be yours to grill in the comfort of your house or to take amazing pictures if you are a catch and release angler.

Dolphin Tour from Sesimbra

4. Dolphin Tour from Sesimbra

The Sado estuary is the natural habitat of the Bottlenose dolphins (Roazes in Portuguese). Welcomed by the population who feeds and protects them, these marine mammals are especially sociable. They can be observed along the coast of Arrábida all year long. This activity is carried out between Setúbal, Troia and Serra da Arrábida. Swim from the boat supported by the specialized guide on board for unforgettable encounters with the dolphins. They will also teach you about the marine environment and the biodiversity all around you. As you go they will comment on the geology and points of local archaeological importance.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

By far the best fishing experience that I’ve even been on. We caught an absolute ton of mackerel that were well over a foot long and a few pounds each. As soon as your bait his the bottom and you reel up a few feet you immediately have 1-2 large mackerel. My arm started hurting from so much reeling. It was awesome! The crew went above and beyond. My wife was the only woman on the boat and they treated her like a queen. Ladies came first no matter what. The mannerism and professionalism is not what I’m used to on a boat. We’ve rented private boats all over the world and few very public boats but let me say, this boat and it’s crew was the absolute best ever. I messed up and didn’t bring cash to tip but the crew didn’t care, I don’t think they even expected a tip. We finished the day with champagne toasts and great photos. You can also catch a glimpse of dolphins while fishing which is fun. Thank you for all that you do and for treating us with dignity and respect. We will be back!!!!!!!

The dolphin watching was great, although the dolphins were further away on our day the crew took us there so we could see the dolphins. Because the dolphins were further away, we were on the road for more than 2.5 hours, which wasn't bad either. We didn't have to pay more for the longer time on the catamaran. In all respects it was a great success for me and my family. Although the weather wasn't the best, the crew were well equipped with blankets to keep warm!!

Very precise and professional. They extended the tour by almost 2h in an attempt to show us the dolphins who (rightly) went about their business. All in respect of this species. Then a family of dolphins rewarded us when we were almost back and let themselves be observed from afar. What can I say: maybe some other operator would have taken us home when time ran out, without problems.

A huge catamaran, even with 60 people we were comfortable. Tripulation very nice and attentive, good explanation on the dolphins. Possibility to buy drinks and small snacks. Stop to swim. We liked.

I like seeing the dolphins because they kept on jumping up and down! And it was a beautiful experience for me