Arrabida Natural Park
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Our most recommended Arrabida Natural Park Group Activities

  • From Sesimbra: Arrábida Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

    1. From Sesimbra: Arrábida Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

    Look for bottlenose dolphins in the Sado Estuary on a scenic cruise from Sesimbra. Board the boat at Sesimbra Recreational Port, and then cruise along the Sado River towards Arrábida National Park. Look for the resident bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat, along with common dolphins and dwarf whales. Interact with the delightful creatures as they feed, socialize and frolic in the water. Benefit from the services of an expert guide who will enlighten you about the marine environment and biodiversity of the shore. Learn about the geology and get information about local points of archaeological importance. If the weather conditions allow, and there is interest among the participants, stop in a strategic and sheltered place to swim in the calm and crystal-clear waters.

    Overall, we enjoyed the trip very much. The return trip close to the shore was very nice. The guide shared some interesting info with us during that time. It would have helped to have some signage or have the guide meet us as we wondered around quite before we found the tour. The boat did not have comfortable seating with only two small seats with backs and the rest of the people had to sit together on a big square seat with no backs. A more comfortable boat would have made the trip more enjoyable.

  • Portinho da Arrábida: Coasteering Trip

    2. Portinho da Arrábida: Coasteering Trip

    Coasteering is a multi-activity that uses various sports modalities such as trekking, climbing, swimming, abseiling, caving and many jumps into the water. The coasteering circuit is located in one of the most extraordinary places, on the border between the Arrábida Mountain Nature Park and the Luiz Saldanha Marine Park, with its crystalline green waters. Venture into one of the most beautiful places in Portugal and enjoy a fun day full of activities.

    Fantastic ! David & Anibal are very attentive. The experience is complete and adapted to each level : jump, climb, swim, potholing.. We had a great experience

  • 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: Arrábida Coast SeaView Board Tour

    4. From Sesimbra: Arrábida Coast SeaView Board Tour

    Become a SeaView explorer and discover and learn more about the aquatic world of the Luís Saldanha Marine Park and Maritime Reserve with a SeaView board. Join an easy activity that's suitable for all ages, ideal for groups of friends, couples, families and team building activities. Additionally, enjoy a boat tour of the Arrábida coast. Depart from the harbor in Sesimbra and be amazed by the beautiful coastal scenery while you head to isolated spots waiting to be discovered on your SeaView board. Once there, feel free to explore the amazing seafloor and the aquatic life of Arrabida's crystal clear waters as well the small caves brimming with mussels and clamshells. Receive a complimentary GoPro to use during your activity to record this unforgettable experience.

  • South of Lisbon’s Wonders: Arrabida, Wine & Tile Tour

    5. South of Lisbon’s Wonders: Arrabida, Wine & Tile Tour

    Learn how tiles became one of Portugal's icons and delve deep into their manufacturing. Drink the best regional wines and discover the process behind getting the grape to your glass. Get picked up by your local guide at your accommodation. Make your way south crossing the iconic Tejo River by Vasco da Gama Bridge, one of the longest in Europe. Continue to Palmela Castle, which has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Due to its privileged and strategic location, it’s one of Portugal’s oldest castles and home to stunning views for both Tejo & Sado River. Move onward to Arrábida Mountain, integrated into the protected Arrábida Natural Park. Marvel at its beauty. Hidden between the trees, turned towards the ocean, find yourself at the Arrábida Convent! Your next stop is the Tile Factory. Travel back in time at this one-of-a-kind handmade factory that still uses centuries-old techniqu...

  • Lisbon: Sesimbra Underwater Exploration by Seaview Board

    6. Lisbon: Sesimbra Underwater Exploration by Seaview Board

    If you’ve always wanted an underwater diving experience but didn’t want to go scuba diving, then seaview boards are perfect for you. Join this 2-hour excursion from Lisbon out to Sesimbra and go swimming in Arrabida’s Nature Park with the aid of buoyant, see-through boards. Head to the starting point through the region’s cliffs and greenery. Once you reach the diving spot, your guide will give you a short introduction to how to use the board. You don’t need to be an experienced swimmer at all, as the board helps with buoyancy. Put on your fins and hop in the water with your seaview board. While lying on the seaview board that you propel with your fins, you can look underwater through a porthole.   Swim along the coast and admire several spots full of vibrant marine life. Spot golden grey mullet, seabass, golden fish, white and zebra seabream, and more. You also might spot the dusky gro...

  • Lisbon: Full-Day Beach and Mountain Adventure in Arrábida

    7. Lisbon: Full-Day Beach and Mountain Adventure in Arrábida

    Join a full-day adventure to one of the most beautiful nature parks in Portugal. Meet your guide at the front gate of the zoo in Lisbon and head towards one of the top European beach destinations. Upon arrival in Arrabida, gear up and hike to a hidden place in the mountains. Enjoy outdoor rock climbing on beginner-friendly walls for people with no previous experience. Enjoy some complimentary coffee and water during the morning. Enjoy some leisure time and swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Arrabida. After a relaxing and fun time at the beach, drive to the highest viewpoint of the mountain. From there, take in beautiful panoramic views over the coast of Arrabida. Then, you'll be driven back to the meeting point in Lisbon.

  • Arrábida: Small-Group Wine Tour with Tastings

    8. Arrábida: Small-Group Wine Tour with Tastings

    Just 45 minutes south of Lisbon, there’s a natural green and vibrant area. It’s called the Arrábida Natural Park and besides having an amazingly rich ecosystem, home to many animal species and flora as well, it is one of the most reputable winemaking regions in the country. This region is called Peninsula of Setúbal, the capital district. Along the way, listen to your guide talking about the tradition of viticulture in the region, owing to its dense concentration of micro-climates. At your first stop, you will have a tour of a wine house that has been run by the same family for 4 generations, solely dedicated to Palmela wines. See the vineyards and get your taste buds ready for a festival of vibrant reds, whites, and muscats (Moscatel). Your next stop id the port city of Setubal, with it’s beautiful and crystal clear Sado River, have some free time for lunch here. Then you venture deep...

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What people are saying about Arrabida Natural Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 45 reviews

It is incredible that you can get to see these animals in freedom. But they get it and that search is exciting. Great activity, we even saw a whale and had another final surprise. Totally recommended.

It was a fantastisch tour. We saw the bottle-nose dolphins quite soon. After that the captain took us along the coast of parc d’Arrabida. At the end there was some time to take a swim.

Fantastic ! David & Anibal are very attentive. The experience is complete and adapted to each level : jump, climb, swim, potholing.. We had a great experience

Bruno and Joao are very very welcoming and we were shown around the coast in addition to watching the dolphins. It was exceptional, I recommend

An adventure, I recommend it for all young, young and adults, very professional guide. I loved the experience.