Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park
- Duration: 3 hours
per group up to 12
per group up to 12
Tour the Arrábida Natural Park, starting at Sesimbra and heading towards Cabo Espichel. Wild beaches, stunning bays, caves, and cliffs are some of the highlights of this magnificent tour. Set out on an adventure to discover all the splendour of this unique ecosystem. The tour will start at the sheltered port of Sesimbra. Firstly, visit the famous Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach. Enjoy the surrounding landscape as you dive and swim in the crystal clear waters. The tour will then proceed to the west where you will visit the mythical beaches of Mijona and Inferno. Continue along the Arrábida Natural Park and see the famous whaling bay, taking the opportunity to learn a little about the history of the fishermen who used to hunt whales in this same area. Dive and swim in the crystal clear waters of this same beach and enjoy some snorkeling. Typical liquor from the Setubal region will also be served...
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.
Set sail from the harbor of Sesimbra and travel towards the famous Ribeiro do Cavalo beach. Enjoy the surrounding landscape and learn about the microclimate of the region from your guide. Continue sailing westwards, where you will visit the beautiful beaches of Mijona and Inferno. Sail along the shores of the Arrábida Natural Park and visit "Whale Bay" and learn about the history of whale hunting in the region. Then, sail towards Cabo Espichel and explore the caves and incredible rock formations dotted along the coast. Finally, enjoy a beautiful sunset with a glass of wine on the boat, before returning to Sesimbra.
Discover the peninsula of Setúbal and admire the impressive mountain ranges and beaches. Ride over the Vasco de Gama Bridge and see the other side of the river at Tejo. Enjoy the view of the beautiful coast and the Arrábida mountains, then ride past the wine producers in Palmela, Setúbal and Montijo, where the finest wines are made. Visit Cabo Espichel and its breathtaking landscape. Sample the famous local cake in Azeitão, then ride again over the Arrábida mountains, which take their name from the Arrábida Natural Park, to Setúbal. Visit the Livramento Market and sample regional wine and cheese at the Mourisca tidal mill.
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.
Get a true taste of Portugal and explore some of the country's best wineries. On this tour from Lisbon, visit four wineries among the best in this important wine region. After being picked up from Lisbon, you will be transported via air-conditioned minivan as you set off to explore the cellars of four of the region's wine producers. Visit four from the following wineries: José Maria da Fonseca, Quinta da Bacalhoa, Venâncio Costa Lima, Quinta do Piloto, Casa Mãe, Malo Tojo, Horácio Simões and Xavier Santana. If you have any specific requests, don't hesitate to tell your guide, who will do their best to provide you with the perfect tour! Due to availability, your guide cannot guarantee any specific wineries, though you will always visit four of the above.
My brother and I had a phenomenal time. An amazing value for the experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a private driver winery tour experience.
Take a private 8-hour tour of enchanting fishing villages and beautiful Portuguese coastline with this Tesla tour of Setúbal from Lisbon. Experience the jagged hillside cliffs and charming seaside village atmosphere of Sesimbra. See some of Portugal's most stunning landscape at the Serra da Arrábida. Explore the bustling port city of Setúbal on the Blue Coast. Enjoy a fully customizable experience and go at your own pace. Let your driver know if you want to switch up your itinerary, take an alternate route, or see something specific.
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.
Enjoy a boat tour along the coast of Lisbon and observe the Serra da Arrábida Natural Park from a totally different perspective. Cruise between the small and hidden treasures Arrábida offers and past the best beaches near Lisbon, including the award-winning Ribeira do Cavalo and the Praia da Mijona beaches. Stop in the Gregorian gardens to enjoy the view over the bay and visit old warehouses from the 1960s. Experience the wonderful scenery resting over calm waters with the lights shimming from Sesimbra city center. Take in all of this while tasting some of the best wines of the region before returning to the starting point.
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We loved the tour. André, who took us to Cabo Espichel, was an incredible guide, explained everything we were passing through and knew stories about the places. We were extremely lucky with the weather and therefore the tour was perfect. André even offered us a glass of muscatel from Setúbal, to enjoy on the tour.
It exceeded my expectations. I went with my sister and we both love this tour. On the last beach we had the privilege of drinking a Setúbal muscatel on the boat. We stopped twice to dive. Professional and super friendly staff. I recommend
Very complete and interesting tour. Our guide (André) very attentive and open to suggestions to customize the tour. Very good experience
Superb experience just gorgeous and awesome boat captain I definitely recommend
It was a very nice trip and the guide was very friendly and helpful!