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Lisbon: 3-Hour Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

1. Lisbon: 3-Hour Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Admire wild dolphins in their natural habitat on a 3-hour journey around Lisbon's coast aboard a speedboat with a marine biologist and a captain. Relax and enjoy stunning views of Lisbon's main monuments, the Estoril Coast, and Cascais from the Tagus River, all while keeping an eye out for playful dolphins. Explore the open deck while learning about these incredible marine mammals, and how teams in Portugal are preserving their natural habitat.

Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

2. Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching 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 without disturbing their natural behavior.  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.

Lisbon: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

3. 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.

From Sesimbra: Full-Day Arrábida Culture & Wine Tasting Tour

4. From Sesimbra: Full-Day Arrábida Culture & Wine Tasting Tour

After pickup in Sesimbra you’ll visit the market in Setúbal, considered one of the best markets in the world. Explore the huge variety of fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese and regional pastries on offer. Soak up the vibe and history of the city. Continue to the first winery, stopping to take spectacular photos from the Arrábida Natural Park over the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the luxury Quinta da Bacalhoa wine cellars with a local guide, and enjoy a wine tasting of three renowned wines. Your next stop is for lunch in Setúbal, one of the most iconic and picturesque fishing towns in Portugal. Continue to the José Maria da Fonseca winery to tour the cellars, then enjoy a private visit and wine tasting in Azeitão village. Following this, visit the Azulejos de Azeitão tiles factory and watch traditional European methods of tile making. Then take a walk through the medieval castle of Sesimbra. Visit the local church inside the castle, completely adored in azulejos tiles. Finally you’ll visit the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora do Cabo, a sanctuary that combines a church, a water tower supplied by an aqueduct, and an opera house, with impressive views over the Atlantic Ocean.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

The excursion was great! The highlight of our vacation. The dolphins were very close to our boat. The team was super friendly. We first drove along the coast and then to the dolphins. There we spent about 30 minutes with the dolphins, they must not be disturbed for too long while hunting. The boat is very fast and the ride alone was a lot of fun! We absolutely loved it. In any case, don't forget to apply sunscreen beforehand. Jacket makes sense if you get cold easily, on the open sea it got a bit chilly.

I had a fantastic trip. Sailing on the speedboat was an adventure in itself. Pretty soon we saw a group of mama dolphins with their young. The guide gave the animals space and did not want to stress them. In the meantime, he kept giving some information, asking if everything was in order and offering water for those who were thirsty. I recommend it to everyone, but it is wise not to eat too much or too little beforehand, some pieces of sailing go up and down quite quickly.

Amazing experience! We saw a school of dolphins with calves. The guide was nice and very knowledged, he gave us as well a quick tour of the city. I recommend the activity!

Have fun with fast speed boats and knowledgeable guides dolphin watching in Lisbon.

Fast boats, powerful waves and of course beautiful dolphins