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Setubal & Tróia: Sado Estuary Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

Activity provider: Vertigem Azul

Setubal & Tróia: Sado Estuary Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

Activity provider: Vertigem Azul
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From US$ 41.04 per person

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Go in search of the Sado dolphin community on a relaxing boat trup, while enjoying magnificent views of the Sado estuary, Tróia Island, and the coast of Arrábida Natural Park.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, French, Spanish


  • Spot the native Sado dolphins and learn more about their behavior and feeding habits
  • Take in the magnificent landscapes of the Sado estuary, the coast of Tróia Island and Arrábida Natural Park
  • Sail onboard an elegant catamaran
Full description
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.
  • Dolphin watching boat trip
  • Guide and crew
  • Food and drink
  • Transfer to the meeting point
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Know before you go

  • The local partner will endeavour to locate the pods of dolphins, but cannot be held responsible if for some reason they are not located on the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 108 reviews

Review summary

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This is a great activity for families with children. We saw dolphins, learned about the unique population in the Sado estuary, got to see some of the Setubal and Troia coast as well as dive into ocean near the gorgeous Portinho da Arrabida beach, just north of Setubal. This was a relaxing, highly recommended experience.

August 4, 2022

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!!

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July 7, 2022

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.

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June 28, 2022

Product ID: 398299