Arrabida Natural Park
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  • Full-Day Dolphin Watching Tour from Lisbon

    1. Full-Day Dolphin Watching Tour from Lisbon

    This full-day tour begins as you head south from Lisbon to Setúbal, a picturesque region best known for its fishing port. In Setúbal, board a fully restored salt galleon, or a modern catamaran (depending on weather and sea conditions), for a relaxing and enjoyable cruise in the Sado Estuary, where you’ll learn about the resident bottlenose dolphins and hopefully be able to observe wild dolphins in their natural environment. The duration of the cruise takes about 2 to 3 hours. See the natural reserve of Arrábida, take in the stunning views, and learn about the area’s history and gastronomy. See the Arrábida Convent and discover some important historical sites before returning to the old city center of Setúbal. Before returning to Lisbon, 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 all the region.

    Rod our very appreciated tour guide did an excellent job leading us throughout the day. He was very very knowlegeable about history, plants, animals, politics, everything :-)…he adapted schedule to best serve us, shown us trom the fortaleza of sao filipe where the dolphins could be, and finally on the boat we ve spotted many of them quite clise..great day great tour

  • Meet the Real Portugal: Day Tour from Lisbon

    2. Meet the Real Portugal: Day Tour from Lisbon

    Stop at Setúbal's picturesque market before continuing the drive to Serra da Arrábida on this 8-hour tour. Climb to the top of the ridge, and take in views of the city of Lisbon and mountains to the north, and the sea and the Tróia peninsula to the south. Walk down to Portinho da Arrábida, a white sand beach in the mouth of the Sado RIver. In the fishing village of Sesimbra, a boat will be waiting to take you to a beach that’s accessible only by water. Enjoy a swim in the clear, sparkling waters. Visit one of Palmela oldest wineries. The family-owned winery produces a range from table wines to demarcated wines. Enjoy a traditional wine tasting along with some typical regional products.

    José was great. He is well read, well-informed, accommodating, creative and very funny. We had a wonderful day. I did not know when I booked that it was a private tour. I would not have booked it had I known - that would have been a mistake. I can not recommend him highly enough.

  • Sesimbra: Dolphin & Arrábida Coastline Boat Tour

    3. Sesimbra: Dolphin & Arrábida Coastline Boat Tour

    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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What people are saying about Arrabida Natural Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 84 reviews

Rod our very appreciated tour guide did an excellent job leading us throughout the day. He was very very knowlegeable about history, plants, animals, politics, everything :-)…he adapted schedule to best serve us, shown us trom the fortaleza of sao filipe where the dolphins could be, and finally on the boat we ve spotted many of them quite clise..great day great tour

We loved the tour. A very friendly tour guide who, with his knowledge, had a well-founded answer to all questions. The dolphin tour was carried out very respectfully for the animals. Thank you Jao Dickmann for this experience.

This day tour is highly recommended !! It was a wonderful day, it was incredibly beautiful and super interesting what we learned about the dolphins. Great tour - great guide! Highly Recommended!! Thank you so much!

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…;)

Joao is the nicest guide I have ever met. He showed and explained us everything, we has nice chats and it was amazing seeing all the dolphins! An unforgettable experience!