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Setubal & Tróia: Sado Estuary Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

4.6 / 5

70 reviews

Activity provider: Vertigem Azul

Setubal & Tróia: Sado Estuary Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

Activity provider: Vertigem Azul
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 42.21 per person

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

Rua Praia da Saúde 11D, 2900-572 Setúbal

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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

4.6 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

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It's a shame we only saw the dolphins from afar and not very long. There was always another rubber dinghy faster and longer than the allowed 30 minutes there and always between us and the dolphins. That was a bit of a shame, but I think it's good that nature-animal welfare has priority. Sailing along the coast was lovely.

October 13, 2021

We liked a lot. The trip was great - we saw several dolphins and enjoyed a boat trip with great views. The staff was always helpful and professional. We liked the experience. It was a nice teip by boat with fantastic sights and we saw various dolphins .people in charge of the trip were professional and always polite.

August 30, 2021

It was a very leisurely ride on a catamaran. There are 3 shoals in the area and we saw them all. It wasn't hectic either, so that everyone chased the dolphins. The dolphins have been given the space they need. When we saw the dolphins we drove a little further out to sea with the catamaran and had the opportunity to jump into the water for a short time. So pack your bikini! You could also buy a beer or something to drink. A few snacks were also available for purchase. We can only recommend this offer.

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August 23, 2021

Product ID: 398299