Our most recommended things to do in Troia, Portugal

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.

From Lisbon: Comporta and Setúbal Trip with Horseback Riding

2. From Lisbon: Comporta and Setúbal Trip with Horseback Riding

Take a trip from Lisbon to Setúbal for a day of fun in the sun and the sea. Dive into the town's history and seafaring heritage on a walking tour. Take a ferry ride to the Troia Peninsula dotted with pine forested sand dunes. Then, in Comporta, mount your horse and gallop off to the beach. Explore Setúbal, the most important center of Portugal's fishing industry. Visit the bustling fish market of  Mercado do Livramento, the historic center, the Monastery of Jesus, and the São Filipe Fortress where you can soak in one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Next, head towards Comporta on a 25-minute ferry ride, admiring the beauty of the Troia's coast, one of the world’s longest uninterrupted stretches of sand, and keep your eye peeled for dolphins. Upon arrival in Comporta, a protected natural reserve suspended between sea and rice fields, get ready for horseback riding with instructions from your guide. Ride your horse across rice paddies, pine forests, and sand dunes until you reach the Atlantic coast. At the end of the tour, return to the center of Lisbon in a comfortable minibus. Before bidding farewell to your guide, get recommendations on things to do during the rest of your stay in Lisbon.

Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching Tour in Arrábida Natural Park

3. Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching Tour in Arrábida Natural Park

Depart from the Sesimbra Harbor and search for dolphins in their natural habitat with your marine biologist guide. See Bottlenose Dolphins as well as Short Beaked Common Dolphins in the clear blue waters of the park.  Learn about their food habits, group behaviors and family relations. Observe various forms of other wildlife, including migratory birds, as well. At the end of the dolphin watching activity, depending on the time spent of search and the location of the dolphins we might have time to show you the wonders of Sesimbra coastline, so you you can swim and relax in one of Portugal's most beautiful sandy beaches.

Setúbal: Dolphin-Watching Boat Tour

4. Setúbal: Dolphin-Watching Boat Tour

Explore the Arrabida coast on a cruise from Setúbal. Watch dolphins play in their natural habitat, sail by the Troia Peninsula, and marvel at the turquoise water. Depart from Setúbal and head out into the clear waters. As you sail to the dolphin colony, enjoy stunning views of the Troia Peninsula, picturesque islands, and sandy beaches. As you approach the dolphins, watch as they playfully swim alongside the boat and smile at their antics before returning to Setúbal.

From Sesimbra: Exclusive!!! Sea Scooter Snorkeling boat Tour

5. From Sesimbra: Exclusive!!! Sea Scooter Snorkeling boat Tour

Explore in this Sea Scooter snorkeling guided tour the aquatic world of the Luís Saldanha Marine Park. Board an amazing rib boat that will cruise along this amazing coastlines heading for the beautiful snorkeling spots. How? Its easy, check-in at the Nautical centre for suit up. There all facilities are available for your confort - changing room, warm showers, wc etc... From there depart to the snorkeling area and experience the ultimate adventure with a Sea Scooter in this snorkeling tour. Dive into a world of wonder as you glide effortlessly through the crystal-clear waters, propelled by our high-performance sea scooters. Explore vibrant coral reefs, encounter mesmerizing marine life, and uncover hidden treasures beneath the surface. Join this tour for an unforgettable underwater journey that combines the thrill of snorkeling with the exhilaration of a Sea Scooter. Difficulty level? With a Sea Scooter its efortless and open to all ages! With seasoned guides be led with all the safety and confort through the amazing bays of Arrábida coast to discover the diversity of the sea floors and fauna. Join this tour and become a Sea Scooter Snorkeling explorer!

From Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park & Tróia Sandbanks Tour

6. From Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park & Tróia Sandbanks Tour

Explore the wonderful coastline of Arrábida Natural Park towards the mystical and deserted sandbanks of Tróia. Set out on an adventure to discover all the splendour of this unique ecosystem. The tour departs from Sesimbra harbor, passing through several natural points of interest such as Portinho da Arrábida or the small beach of Alpertuche. Enjoy the surrounding landscape as you dive and swim in the crystal clear waters. There will be a break so you can bathe or sunbathe on the deserted sandbanks. Let yourself be captivated by the charm of our coast. A typical liquor from the Setubal region will also be served. After all this adventure, return to the harbor of Sesimbra where this experience ends.

Arrábida Kayak Tour

7. Arrábida Kayak Tour

Choose to depart from Sesimbra or from Portinho da Arrábida and after a brief technical explanation, board your kayak. Spend a little while adjusting your paddling to suit the rhythm of your partner, then set off on an adventure to discover the national park. Admire the crystal clear waters and look out for wildlife as you paddle.  Take the opportunity to explore unique caves and sandy beaches which are only accessible from the water. Enjoy the opportunity to take several rests on the beaches during this relaxed-pace trip. 

Boat Tours, Lisbon, Sunsets and Catering

8. Boat Tours, Lisbon, Sunsets and Catering

Custom your tour in a private Yatch in Lisbon's Tagus river Embark in a luxury renewed yacht and dive in a memorable experience exploring Lisbon from the river. Gather your family or your group of friends and contemplate some of the city's most stunning attractions while you enjoy your tour. Choose your experience. Celebrate your birthday, private party or bachelor's, all on board. Sail to Carcavelos, Estoril, Cascais, Troia or Arrábida. Anchor in one of this destinations and dive, swim or just enjoy a sunbath. Have a good time seeing the nicest and most emblematic places from the river where we explain all the history of it. Listen to music on board with a DJ or even a jazz saxofone player just for you while you watch the breathtaking sunset's Lisbon gives you and finish the day viewing the city all light up. Delight yourself with some of the portuguese delicious dishes and wines. Level up a romantic day, experiencing a trip with dinner on board and spend the night in at the marina or ancored on a beautiful beach. Wake up with a delighfull breakfast.

Troia: Private Sailing Experience with Welcome Drink

9. Troia: Private Sailing Experience with Welcome Drink

Get together with your friends or family and enjoy the quality time you all deserve on board of a luxury Dufour 360. This sailing boat is perfect for a nice get-together, up to 8 pax, with all the amenities needed to make the most of the experience. Stay forever in your friends&families memories with this amazing experience that only you could offer them. Get in touch and we will be happy to personalize the trip for you.

From Lisbon: Half-Day Sado River Dolphin Watching Tour

10. From Lisbon: Half-Day Sado River Dolphin Watching Tour

We'll pick you up at your accommodation in Lisbon. After the exit and Lisbon, we will go south, crossing the Tagus River by the 25 de April Bridge. Then we will go to Setúbal, where we will embark to sail on the Sado River looking for the dolphins (about 2 hours) The Boat Tour is operated by a partner company and is shared. The boat tour lasts about 2 hours. Catch sight of bottlenose dolphins in the wild on this dolphin watching tour from Lisbon. Head from your hotel to the Sado Estuary, home to one of the largest populations of sedentary bottlenose dolphins in Europe. Offered in English, Spanish, and Portuguese; All transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off included.

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We had an amazing morning on our trip. Everyone was really friendly and the staff on the catamaran were very knowledgeable. The views of the coastline are stunning and even though it took us a while to find the group of dolphins they were not in any rush and reassured us that we would find them and it was definitely worth the wait when we did! I would highly recommend this excursion for anyone in the area!

The team is very friendly and you can tell that they actually have a close bond and respect the animals accordingly. We rode along for about 30 minutes and then turned off so as not to disturb them further. The catamaran is large with plenty of seating. The environment is great from the water! All highly recommended!

This was a wonder experience I will never forget. The charming village of Setubal, the amazing views and the funniest horseback ride I never had. Our tour guide, Flavio was extremely professional. Worth your money!! Muito obrigado!!

It was such a nice experience! We saw many dolphins and the nice instructor gave us plenty of information about the dolphins.

Setubal was a surprisingly beautiful town and the horseback riding at Melides tops up this entire experience.