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  3. Arrabida Natural Park

Full-Day Dolphin Watching Tour from Lisbon

Product ID: 54920
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Take a cruise on a restored sea galleon to see wild bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment. Head south from Lisbon to discover one of the 10 most beautiful bays in the world and explore a natural park and the region.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise the coast on a modern catamaran or a restored salt galleon (depending on weather conditions)
  • Be on the lookout for bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment
  • Take in the amazing landscapes of the Arrábida Natural Park
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from/at meeting point in Lisbon
  • Private guide
  • Boat cruise with dolphin watching
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or van
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Any other items not mentioned as included
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the HF Fenix Hotel in Lisbon, exit of Marques de Pombal Metro Station

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Important information
Know before you go
• Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera
• For tours with a maximum of 6 participants there will be 1 private guide. If there are more than 6 people on the tour there will be 2 guides and vans
• The tour is for free for children up to 3 years of age
• Children between 4 and 12 years are eligible for a 50 per cent discount
• The sequence of the places visited may be changed on request or due to weather conditions. The tour could be canceled if unsafe/severe weather conditions occur
• There is a 95 percent change of spotting dolphins, however it is not guaranteed that they will be seen, as they are wild and not trained, animals
• The duration of the cruise itself is 2 to 3 hours, and if dolphins are seen, you can only spend a maximum of 30 minutes close to them.
They are wild dolphins, and protected by law, everybody has this time restriction (30 minutes) to keep the animals safe and protected
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 85 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Product ID: 54920