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Troia, Portugal

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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.

Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

2. Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

Depart from the Marina and search for dolphins in their natural habitat. See bottlenoses dolphins as well as common dolphins in the clear blue waters of the park, without disturbing their natural behaviour.  Observe various forms of wildlife and birds in the park. Swim and sunbathe on some of Portugal's most beautiful beaches, only accessible by sea. Visit caves and rock formations along the entire coastline of the park and hear of the mysterious history during the XVIII century from your local guide.

From Lisbon: Remote South-West Coast Full-Day Private Tour

3. From Lisbon: Remote South-West Coast Full-Day Private Tour

Your tour will begin around 08:30, when you will be picked up from your accommodation or ship. As this is a private tour, your itinerary is flexible and you can choose which places you would most like to see, in discussion with your driver. You will start by heading south by the Iron Bridge towards Comporta beach, in the Troia region (a one-hour drive). Next, head further south to Melides, Santo André, Sines (the birthplace of Vasco da Gama), Porto Covo, Milfontes and Zambujeira do Mar. In between these points, depending on your preferences, you’ll have lunch at one of the many restaurants of the region that is known for its fresh fish and exquisite seafood. Along the way, proceed through the protected area of the southwest coast to Odiceixe, also a beautiful beach and one of the last points before reaching Algarve. On the return journey, there may be time for a short visit to São Teotónio, a traditional village in Alentejo, before returning to Lisbon by 6.30 PM.

Lisbon: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

4. 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.

Arrábida Kayak Tour

5. 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. 

From Sesimbra: Arrábida Coast SeaView Board Tour

6. From Sesimbra: Arrábida Coast SeaView Board Tour

Become a SeaView explorer and discover and learn more about the aquatic world of the Luís Saldanha Marine Park and Maritime Reserve with a SeaView board. Join an easy activity that's suitable for all ages, ideal for groups of friends, couples, families and team building activities. Additionally, enjoy a boat tour of the Arrábida coast. Depart from the harbor in Sesimbra and be amazed by the beautiful coastal scenery while you head to isolated spots waiting to be discovered on your SeaView board. Once there, feel free to explore the amazing seafloor and the aquatic life of Arrabida's crystal clear waters as well the small caves brimming with mussels and clamshells. Receive a complimentary GoPro to use during your activity to record this unforgettable experience.

From Setúbal: Private Tróia Boat Tour with Wine Tasting

7. From Setúbal: Private Tróia Boat Tour with Wine Tasting

Discover the clear water and sandy beaches of the Troia Peninsula on this private excursion from Setúbal. Keep a look out for dolphins and taste some regional wines from Quinta do Cabriz.  Set sail from Setúba or Tróia as you take in the infinite horizon of Tróia and appreciate the blue of the sea, the brightness of the sky, and how the light dances on the water. See the pristine coastline in Portinho D'Arrábida, Galapinhos, Ribeira do Cavalo, and others. Savor a tasting of rosé and white wines from Quinta do Cabriz while enjoying a half-day on the sea. 

Lisbon: Setubal Peninsula Private Full-Day Tour in Tesla

8. Lisbon: Setubal Peninsula Private Full-Day Tour in Tesla

Take a private 8-hour tour of enchanting fishing villages and beautiful Portuguese coastline with this Tesla tour of Setúbal from Lisbon. Experience the jagged hillside cliffs and charming seaside village atmosphere of Sesimbra. See some of Portugal's most stunning landscape at the Serra da Arrábida. Explore the bustling port city of Setúbal on the Blue Coast. Enjoy a fully customizable experience and go at your own pace. Let your driver know if you want to switch up your itinerary, take an alternate route, or see something specific.

Lisbon Airport Private Transfer to Tróia

9. Lisbon Airport Private Transfer to Tróia

Pre-book a private transfer from Lisbon Airport to Tróia, and avoid the long line for taxis on arrival. The 1-way transfer is also available for departure flights, with a pick-up from your accommodation on the Tróia Peninsula. Arriving in a foreign city can be a daunting experience, especially when you can't speak the language. Sometimes, there aren't enough taxis at the airport, or you are greeted with long lines. It is not always clear which taxi drivers are licensed, and which vehicles are unregulated. This exclusive transfer service provides safe and reliable transportation between Lisbon Airport and the beach resort of Tróia on the Tróia Peninsula. It is suitable for customers who expect the best in comfort, safety, and flexibility, whether they are traveling for business or pleasure. The fully licensed service will get you to Tróia in approximately 1.5 hours. The transfer provider has a reputation for getting clients to their destination on time. Whatever your schedule, a transfer can be arranged to meet your requirements. You will be met on arrival at the airport by your driver who will be holding a sign with your name on it, and waiting to take you safely to your final destination.

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What people are saying about Troia, Portugal

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 98 reviews

It was a very special experience! The 3 hours are perfect to experience everything essential. The guides are networked with each other and help each other to find the dolphins. After we were able to observe many dolphins, we went by boat to a few grottos and to visit remote beaches from the water. Definitely recommended!

The tour guide was really super nice, helpful and attentive. Made the effort to start a conversation and take pictures to capture the moment. When asked about what to do in the area, he could easily provide a list of recommendations. This tour is definitely recommended. Beautiful area to relax.

Wonderful boat tour, views and atmosphere. Both tour guides were amazing, friendly and shared interesting stories. Seeing the dolphins was the highlight of the tour and the boat tour in general was extraordinary.

It was a wonderful experince. Our guide found the dolphins pretty fast and we cruised with them for about one hour. We also visited some caves near by and our guide had interesting information about them.

Very good activity - spent almost an hour next to the dolphins. Great tour guides Definitely recommend.