Witness bottle-nose dolphins glide through the sea. This full-day guided sea life sightseeing tour will be south of Lisbon. Here, discover one of the 10 most beautiful bays in the world, exploring the natural park and a region. Cruise atop one of the globe’s most scintillating bays in a modern catamaran, and see interesting marine life. Also, discover a natural park and learn about it’s history and culture.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Joao.
You start by being picked-up for your tour at the designated meeting point in Lisbon. This tour begins as you head south from Lisbon to Setúbal, a region best known for its fish culture and the natural reserve.
In Setúbal you will board a modern catamaran, for a relaxing and enjoyable cruise on the Sado Estuary, where you’ll learn about the resident bottlenose dolphins and hopefully be able to observe some wild dolphins in their natural environment.
Here you will board a modern catamaran, for a relaxing and enjoyable cruise on the Sado Estuary, where you’ll learn about the resident bottlenose dolphins and hopefully be able to observe some wild dolphins in their natural environment. The cruise takes between 2 1/2 to 3 hours, but may take longer. The duration may change due to weather conditions or the dolphins being more "shy"... Note: for wildlife preservation and respecting the dolphins habitat, we will be a maximum of 30 minutes near the dolphins with the ship. See the natural reserve of Arrábida, take in the stunning views, and learn about the area’s history.
From the ocean, and before returning to the old city centre of Setúbal you’ll see a few of the region’s historic monuments and sites like the Arrábida Convent and the Saint Filipe Fort. Before returning to Lisbon, you’ll stop at a few sights in the Arrabida Mountain range, from where you can marvel at the natural reserve and get a “land view” of this region.
Lastly we will head back to Lisbon for you to be dropped -off at the same location as your pick-up.
Pick-up and drop off at the meeting point in Lisbon
Boat cruise with dolphin watching
Transportation by air-conditioned car or van
Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the description.
Only available between April 09th till October 31st
Tour might be cancelled if unsafe/severe weather conditions occur;
Sequence of the mentioned places can be changed according to weather conditions;
Dolphin watching has a very high probability (95%) of finding the dolphins. However, it is not guaranteed they will be seen. They are wild animals, not trained;
Please bring: comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and warm clothing. Even in summer, please bring a pullover or jacket;
Hotel/Airbnb clients must provide the following information at time of booking: hotel name and address;
Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, disembarkation time and re-boarding time. read more
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
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The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.