Water activity

Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

4.9 / 5

79 reviews

Activity provider: DayDreamExperience
Water activity

Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

Activity provider: DayDreamExperience

From US$ 62.19 per person

Observe the Bottlenose and Common Dolphins of Arrábida Natural Park in their natural habitat. Discover the park's beauty with opportunities to explore mysterious caves and swim in the coastal waters.

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Duration 3 hours
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Portuguese, English, Spanish, French
Wheelchair accessible


  • Observe dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Swim and relax on the beaches of the park
  • Hear of the mysterious history of the area from a local guide
Full description

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 birds, as well.

At the end of the dolphin watching activity, take the opportunity to swim and sunbathe in one of the Portugal's most beautiful beaches, only accessible by sea. Also, visit some caves and rock formations along the coastline of the park.

  • Marine biologist tour guide
  • Local guide
  • Life jackets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food

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Meeting point

The departure will take place at the "ESPADARTE" tourist boarding pier which is the third white gate after the entrance gate to the marina.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Swimwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 79 reviews

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The tour was truly magical! Our guides were extremely nice and found the dolphins very quickly. We then watched the dolphins for about 2 hours and saw a lot of them. Then we were shown the coast, some beautiful caves and beaches from the sea. Sometimes we drove very fast, which was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, we were no longer able to swim on a beach, but whoever wanted to could jump off the boat into the sea near the coast and then swim. I would really recommend this tour to everyone! You just have to plan well how to get there, because you can only get to Sesimbra by car and unfortunately there is no transfer.

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August 27, 2022

An extremely kind guide, a very good navigator captain, dolphins at the rendezvous, a blazing sun, a magnificent sea what more could you ask for a small family discovering Portugal for the first time. We loved this trip to the heart of nature while respecting the dolphins. Our guide took great care of our 7 year old little boy who was a little seasick but this little concern was quickly forgotten when the dolphins came to play with our boat and our captain. On the other hand, be careful, it is not easy to find gate 3 and 8l is difficult to find a parking space so it is necessary to arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before departure.

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August 21, 2022

A very nice observation and an excellent memory! Small group allowing to see well from the boat, perfect knowledge of the places to quickly go to meet the dolphins, kindness and competence of the guide and finally respect for the animals! We saw lots of dolphins up close and of the 2 species found in this area. As a bonus, return along the coast to see the splendid landscapes and the caves. I recommend !

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August 17, 2022

Product ID: 282657