From Sesimbra: Arrábida Dolphin Watching Boat Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 3 hours
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Having not gone dolphin watching before, I have nothing to compare with, but I really enjoyed this boat trip. Seth and Sid were professional and helpful and copied with a multilingual body with no problem. The boat was a rib with twin outboards, and you straddle padded benches, so it's easy to keep your balance while taking pictures. We found plenty of dolphins, which leaped around and beside the boat. They are quite hard to photograph as you do not always see them underwater before they break surface, and you find yourself taking many pictures of just water where they just dived back in. A fun challenge. We also saw birds. mainly gannets, graceful in the air and dramatic when they dive. Also skua and some others. We coasted slowly back past the riverside monuments, Belem Tower etc, getting excellent views of them, amidst a local yacht regatta and laser + oppy dinghies. The trip lasted almost 4 hours, and I was a bit cold at the end. I should have put more clothing under my anorak!
I took the trip at 17 august with my 2 daughters and 2 nice swiss ladies. It was a luxury tot have a guide for ony the 5 of us. Our guide Rodrigues was, besides the dolphins, the main reason that we had a fantastic day. He picked us up on time at hotel, the ride to the boat was enjoyable because of his knowledge and great sense of humor. The trip on the catamaran was super, you could sit or lay down on the net and enjoy the sun and the wind or take a short swim while the captain was looking for the Dolphins. When the dolphins were spotted we sailed as long as possible in their proximity so that we had a good and long view. I would recommend this trip tot everyone. It's certainly worth the money !
We had a last minute request to change our trip date due to a technical problem with the boat. However Joao was very flexible and accommodating to our needs and we managed to still do the trip to see the dolphins. Joao was very friendly and he was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Portugal and the dolphins and we had a very enjoyable day. Thank you so much, we really appreciated you making arrangements to fit us in during our time in Lisbon .
We had a wonderful time! We were able to spend some time with a beautiful bottlenose dolphin family. The skipper & the guide were very nice and professional and we felt like the well being of the wildlife is first priority!
Unsuccessful at seeing any dolphins but the company did offer me a second chance tour.