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Full Day Kayak&Coasteering Adventure

Full Day Kayak&Coasteering Adventure

Discover Arrabida Natural Park in this unforgettable adventure experience. Enjoy amazing natural locations, the relics of the Blue Coast, and the panoramic view from the Arrábida Mountain on a guided kayak tour. The day begins with your pickup at the meeting location. Following a quick equipment stop, it’s off to Portinho Bay, an old pirate cove that will fill you with a sense of mystery and adventure.  Once the kayak is loaded up with all the food and gear necessary to make sure you’re always safe, warm, and refreshed – the adventure truly begins. Kayak along a limestone coastline and past cliffside beaches, where you’ll have the opportunity to cliff jump, snorkel in the clear waters or explore caves like adventurers of old. For lunch, take a break at the beach and enjoy a picnic. Then explore the mountain and search out the very best views for taking pics. As evening sets, homemade wine and grape juice and traditionally-grilled chorizo will serve as the perfect ending to your adventure-filled day. 

Paragliding Tandem Flight

Paragliding Tandem Flight

Experience the thrill of paragliding, the simplest and most exciting way to fly, and experience the joy of flying high above Bicas beach, near Meco, Fonte da Telha, in the magnificent Serra da Arrábida or in the city of Sesimbra. Other places close to Lisbon such as Santa Cruz -Torres Vedras and Arruda dos Vinhos. The Tandem flight is a type of paragliding experience where the passenger is accompanied by a certified instructor who guides the paraglider, allowing the passenger to enjoy the exciting sensation of flying without the need for any prior training. Come and fly over the stunning landscapes of the Portuguese coastline from a unique point of view in the sky. We believe in spreading the excitement of paragliding by offering a unique tandem flying experience with an expert instructor. With no prior experience required, after a short briefing the next step is to check the equipment and move towards the wind until the Paraglider lifts us into the air. As we remain aloft, we take advantage of the force of the wind that is pushed upward by the shape of the hill and the rising bubbles of hot air, known as thermals. Depending on the day, we can enjoy a smooth flight at around thirty to 100 meters above the ground, or use robust thermals to climb into the clouds! The flight lasts approximately 30 minutes. During the flight we can perform radical acrobatic maneuvers or simply calmly enjoy the wonderful views. Whatever the passenger's choice, more or less adrenaline, safety is always guaranteed. Our pilot specializes in Paragliding Flights with extremely fast and maneuverable aerobatic wings and is involved in the development and testing of new equipment for a renowned brand used by thousands of pilots around the world. With more than 2000 Two-Seater Paragliding Flights carried out and hundreds of thousands of passengers transported as an Airline Commander, our pilot began his career in the Air Force where for 14 years, among others, he flew F-16 fighters. So why wait? Come join us and enjoy this unforgettable experience. To help make this experience unforgettable we take high quality photos and video using a GoPro 11. The video will be made available in 5k quality via a link to the GoPro cloud and will always be available for streaming or download viewing. The passenger can also take their phone or camera to take videos and photos during the Paragliding experience. Sportswear, sports shoes or hiking boots, comfortable pants and jacket, light meal.Do not consume dairy products or alcoholic beverages. Important note: Flight Will take place only if the weather conditions allow, not being possible to guarantee this since we are totally dependent on the Weather. As soon as we get your reservation we will contact you for coordination regarding weather conditions. If for some reason weather conditions don't allow Flying you will get full refund. We relly on professional weather forecast tools like windfinder and windguru Pro and also on our experience.

Lisbon: Try Dive in Arrábida Natural Park / Marine Reserve

Lisbon: Try Dive in Arrábida Natural Park / Marine Reserve

Prof. Luiz Saldanha Marine Park is the perfect spot for your first Scuba Diving experience. In a reef and coral gardens environment, you will be able to watch close by the 1000+ different marine species, like anemones, gorgónias, lobsters, octopuses, stingrays, sea horses, sea stars, and sea urchins. Some of these unique to this zoologic reserve and biodiveristy conservation zone, and other rare, from other geographic áreas, making it one of the most diverse seabed in Europe, throughout all the Setúbal coast, between Serra da Arrábida and Cabo Espichel, less than an hour by car from Lisbon. In the Try Scuba Dive you will begin with a safety briefing and an introduction to your Instructor and Scuba Diving gear. Then you will start an adaptation session, during which you will learn to breathe underwater, applying recreational scuba diving techniques and gear, following with a guided dive, where you will increase your knowledge about the endemic fauna of this marine life sanctuary, feeling completely in harmony with nature. At the end of this Try Scuba Diving, you will return to the starting point on our speedboat. The Instructors and diving leaders (Divemasters) are certified by the world’s most prestige training organizations, namely by CMAS (World Confederation of Underwater Activities) and SSI (Scuba Schools International). Whether you are beginner or experienced, it is ideal to enjoy by yourself or in group, with your friends, family and/or partner, celebrate birthdays, bachelor(ettes), or school or corporate events, accessible to everyone.

Lisbon Tour to Setúbal, Mountains and Sea, with Wine Tasting

Lisbon Tour to Setúbal, Mountains and Sea, with Wine Tasting

This captivating tour takes you to discover the diverse beauty of Setúbal and its enchanting surroundings. Get to know the city of Setúbal, where the fusion of history and culture creates a welcoming atmosphere by the sea. Be dazzled by the natural landscape of Serra da Arrábida, a breathtaking nature reserve with secluded beaches and panoramic views Have lunch in Sesimbra's local restaurants before continuing for a visit to the cellars of José Maria da Fonseca, one of Portugal's oldest wine producers. A wine tasting, where the rich, traditional flavors of the region come to life. Finally, the journey takes you to Azeitão, a picturesque village known for its delicious cheeses and quality local produce.

Lisbon: Private Setubal & Arrabida Wine Tour with Lunch

Lisbon: Private Setubal & Arrabida Wine Tour with Lunch

Embark on a captivating wine tour starting at the renowned “Livramento” Market in Setúbal, celebrated as one of the world's finest markets. Delight your senses with a diverse array of fresh seafood, exquisite fish, succulent fruits, and regional agricultural treasures. Enjoy a scenic drive along a picturesque mountain road, soaking in breathtaking views of the Arrábida Natural Park, where the Atlantic Ocean, Sado River, and the city of Setúbal converge. Pause at a mesmerizing viewpoint to inhale the pure and tranquil air. Immerse yourself in the world of wine by visiting three of the region's most prestigious wineries, chosen from Quinta de Catralvos, José Maria da Fonseca, Quinta da Bacalhoa, Quinta do Piloto, or Adega de Palmela. Revel in multiple tastings and immersive winery visits. In between, indulge yourself in the Portuguese cuisine with a full course meal at a local restaurant, where you can choose from a variety of dishes. Discover the traditional artistry of Portuguese tile-making at the "Azulejos de Azeitão" tile factory. Witness skilled artisans craft beautiful ceramic tiles, painted and glazed to perfection. After the tour, explore the factory's shop for an array of authentic handmade souvenirs. Conclude your journey with a breathtaking panoramic view of Lisbon and the iconic 25 April Bridge from Cristo Rei, a towering Christ statue with outstretched arms overlooking the city or visit Sesimbra’s medieval Castle. Capture unforgettable moments before your relaxed return trip to Lisbon. Immerse yourself in an intimate experience, ensuring a personalized journey that caters to your every desire. Unveil the beauty. Savor the flavors. Cherish the memories. This tour, offering private pick-up and drop-off in Lisbon, Sesimbra, Setúbal, and Almada, promises an exclusive and memorable experience, with a local guide to show you the best hidden gems. Suitable for any season.

From Sesimbra: Arrábida Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

From Sesimbra: Arrábida Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

If you always dreamed of observing dolphins in their natural habitat, this is your tour. Boarding in Sesimbra, you'll have the chance to experience the magic of the sea as you watch bottlenose and common dolphins, along with dwarf whales socialize, swim, and eat. You might even be lucky enough to spot more than one species of dolphin, such as common dolphins and roazes corvineiros. In addition to dolphin watching, the tour also includes an educational component about the sea's biodiversity and the region's geology and historical significance. You'll be able to learn more about the natural wonders of this area and how we can work together to protect them. As we travel along the Arrábida coast, you'll be awestruck by the beauty of the caves and sacred beaches protected by cliffs with crystal-clear water. If the dolphin observation occurs early in the tour, you'll get to witness these natural wonders, and if the weather and sea conditions are favorable, we'll even stop for diving and swimming in the transparent Atlantic waters. Ps: Diving is optional, and the diving suit incurs an additional cost. If needed, please request it in advance.

Lisbon: Arrábida Natural Park Cave Tour with Guide

Lisbon: Arrábida Natural Park Cave Tour with Guide

Check out the natural wonders and biodiversity of the Arrábida Natural Park and have fun traversing the cave system on a half-day exploration tour. In the limestone mountains of Arrábida, the water has formed several cave systems that are believed to have more than 100 caves. The "Doctor's Cave" is a system composed of 3 levels of depth, where we sometimes find bats. The cave tours are led by qualified caving guides. During the adventure, you will climb walls and crawl through narrow passages. Marvel at the natural parts of the cave under the supervision of a professional guide specialized in caving (all guides are certified members of the Portuguese Caving Federation).

Lisbon: Wine Tour Sesimbra, Arrábida Park & Setúbal

Lisbon: Wine Tour Sesimbra, Arrábida Park & Setúbal

Embark on a delicious wine tour: cross the Vasco da Gama Bridge, explore Setúbal, taste the local wineries, marvel at the views of Arrábida and relax in Sesimbra. A journey of flavors and landscapes! Ponte 25 Abril: Starting with a walk along the Ponte 25 Abril, offering a panoramic view of Lisbon and Cristo Rei. Cabo Espichel: Visit to the famous Cabo Espichel and the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora do Cabo Espichel, located at the westernmost point of the coast of Sesimbra, is a unique civil and religious architectural complex, which combines the monumentality of the building with the immateriality of religious devotion. It consists of the church, inns, Ermida da Memória, Opera House, in ruins, Hortas dos Peregrinos Casa da Água and aqueduct. The landscape setting of this monument, on a plateau that ends in cliffs towards the sea, makes it monumental. Family Winery and Serra da Arrábida: Next, you will visit a typical family winery for wine tasting, followed by a trip to the top of Serra da Arrábida. There, you can take stunning photos of the Atlantic Ocean and paradisiacal beaches. Sesimbra Fishing Village and Arrabida National Park: In Sesimbra, you will have free time to explore this charming fishing village known for its traditional restaurants serving grilled fish, we will visit and discover the Arrábida Natural Park, a biogenetic reserve located on the Setúbal peninsula , Caves José Maria da Fonseca: The afternoon offers a visit to one of the oldest wine producers in Portugal, José Maria da Fonseca, with more wine tastings. Vasco da Gama Bridge and Palmela: Starting with a drive over the Vasco da Gama Bridge, offering a panoramic view of the Nations Park.

Serra da Arrábida; Sesimbra; Tróia : Sailing Tour

Serra da Arrábida; Sesimbra; Tróia : Sailing Tour

Discover the coastal wonders of Setúbal, with our exceptional sailing boat tour. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Serra da Arrábida and the estuary of Sado, as we offer day charters that promise unforgettable experiences. At our core, we’re more than just a tour company – we’re a passionate team of sailors, born and raised in the district of Setubal, who have a deep connection to these stunning waters. With years of experience sailing these seas, we’re excited to share our local knowledge and love for this region with adventurers like you. As our experienced skippers navigate these waters, you’ll have the opportunity to discover hidden gems that only locals know about. You’ll visit paradisiacal spots like Praia da Ribeira do Cavalo, a secluded beach with golden sands and pristine waters that’s often described as a hidden treasure. The allure of Portinho da Arrábida, another stunning beach nestled between towering cliffs, will further enchant you. These serene settings provide a perfect backdrop for relaxation, swimming, snorkeling, and creating cherished memories. What truly sets our tours apart is our commitment to providing you with an authentic experience. We’re not just taking you on a tour; we’re sharing our love for this region, its history, and its natural beauty. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple seeking a romantic escape, or a group of friends looking for an adventure, our day charters offer something special for everyone. So, if you’re looking for an extraordinary sailing adventure that uncovers the hidden treasures of Setubal’s coast, look no further. Join us and let us show you the magic of Serra da Arrábida, the tranquility of the Sado estuary, and the beauty of Portugal’s coastal landscapes. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Lisbon to Setúbal excursion: Nature, Beach & Wine Tasting

Lisbon to Setúbal excursion: Nature, Beach & Wine Tasting

Get ready for a unique journey that will lead you to discover the best-kept secrets of the Lisbon region, exploring the south of Lisbon, on the other side of the bridge, affectionately known by people from Lisbon as the iconic 'south bank' of the bridge. In this unforgettable adventure, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of the fishing village of Sesimbra, explore the breathtaking landscapes of the Arrábida Natural Park, and travel back in time while exploring the rich history of Portugal's largests and oldests wine producers. You'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of the fishing village of Sesimbra, explore the stunning landscapes of the Arrábida Natural Park, and delve into the rich history of one of Portugal's largest and oldest wine producers. But the real highlight is our visit to the iconic Christ the King Sanctuary, with breathtaking panoramic views. And to end the day in style, we'll witness the sunset at Cais do Ginjal, a historic location you may recognize from a famous episode of the 'La Casa de Papel' series. Don't miss this opportunity to explore more the Lisbon region in a unique and thrilling way. Book now and join us on this adventure that promises to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime! The rest is a secret!

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Overall rating

4.8
(108 reviews)

The kayaking with João and Pedro and the guys and girls of the group that day was wonderful experience! I was so pleasantly surprised that day - the Kayak Tour wasn't only a kayaking but it was a local food and drink tastings, stories about the area as well as the ways how the local people take care for the nature. Thank you guys, for the amazing day!

My tour guides were amazing and provided us with food and extra activities such as cave looking and jumping off a cliff! I had a blast each and every moment and loved having such a great time. I really think everyone should take this tour. Best bang for your buck.

Truly a once in a life time experience. Joao was a high energy knowledgeable guide who always made sure that we had everything we needed. We did everything from kayaking, snorkeling and hiking through the caves along the coastline.

It was such a wonderful experience!! The guide was so friendly and I felt save. He gave me the opportunity to fly a little longer then I payed. :-) I recommend this experience very much!

Perfect day with the perfect guide. Everything was amazing!