Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park
- Duration: 3 hours
per group up to 12
per group up to 12
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.
The Sado estuary is the natural habitat of the Bottlenose dolphins (Roazes in Portuguese). Welcomed by the population who feeds and protects them, these marine mammals are especially sociable. They can be observed along the coast of Arrábida all year long. This activity is carried out between Setúbal, Troia and Serra da Arrábida. Swim from the boat supported by the specialized guide on board for unforgettable encounters with the dolphins. They will also teach you about the marine environment and the biodiversity all around you. As you go they will comment on the geology and points of local archaeological importance.
Between Setúbal and Cabo Espichel, there are small visitable caves, marvellous hidden beaches between cliffs, impossible to access by land and uncrowded by tourists. See inlets with calm and transparent waters, inviting dives, and several species of dolphins that live here. Embark on this adventure and have an unforgettable experience. After meeting at Sesimbra, visit Lapa de Santa Margarida and discover its history. See Europe's highest escarpments, Serra do Risco, and snorkel at Gorgónias Garden. Explore the fisherman ruins, swim and relax at Ribeira do Cavalo Beach, discover the caves, grottos and rock formations at Cape Espichel, before relaxing at Galapinhos Beach, voted Europe's best beach in 2017.
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It was a wonderful ride. I recommend 100%. I was a little hesitant to score, because it's winter and it's cold, but I took a chance. Worth it! Beautiful beaches, small caves and we saw dolphins…;)
We saw some dolphins and could see how they are naturally living. I would recommend this tour, because you can also see very pretty caves and turquoise beaches.
Good activity, even if I was not very serene on the boat because of the wind, the dolphins honored us !!! The warm and professional staff, well done !!
In winter you should dress warmly and as water-repellent as possible. With children, it should be borne in mind that there is no toilet on board.
easy going guide. great time and a great way to see the coastline. edgar was fantastic.