Water activity

Setúbal, Portugal: Catamaran Dolphin Watching Tour

4.8 / 5

91 reviews

Activity provider: Dolphin Bay

Setúbal, Portugal: Catamaran Dolphin Watching Tour

Activity provider: Dolphin Bay

From US$ 36.84 per person

Join this responsible tour guided by marine biologists in Setúbal Bay to see dolphins in the wild. Discover the beautiful landscapes of Arrábida on a hybrid-electric catamaran with submarine viewing.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Audio guide included
Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a dolphin watching tour in Setúbal, Portugal guided by marine biologists
  • Stop for a swim in the beautiful blue waters
  • Discover the sea from beneath the catamaran in one of the underwater rooms
  • Enjoy a welcome drink upon arrival
Full description

Hop aboard for a journey to spot dolphins in their natural habitat. Enjoy a welcome drink of Moscatel de Setúbal, as a great way to kick start your tour, and then head out to see the dolphins. After spotting the dolphins, you will receive an explanation in Portuguese and English. Then, make a short stop to swim and hear some explanations about the main interest points. Passing by Arrábida Mountain will also offer completely different sights of the region. The catamaran has two underwater rooms that can be used to see the bottom of the sea or you may even see a dolphin from them.

Includes
  • Welcome drink
  • Dolphin watching tour
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Snacks and drinks (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

In front of "Bowling." Look at the sea to find us.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Parking at the meeting point, where you board the catamaran, is free of charge
  • If you don't see dolphins on your tour you can schedule a new date for free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 91 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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It was my birthday and I wanted to do something special. Nature has always been a part of my life, growing up in South Africa, I always enjoyed the wonders of the animal life. Deciding on a boat ride and to see the Dolphin life was such an experience. Not only is it so romantic for couples but a fun outing for family and truly educational for kids. To see a school of dolphins swimming meters away from you is such an experience. Exploring and learning about the coastal area of Arrabida was just magical. Not only do I recommend this, but I highly recommend it. The crew are really friendly and ate fluent in both Portuguese and English.

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September 12, 2022

Very nice cruise, we see the dolphins almost every time. The crew members give valuable information on the dolphins but also on the historic buildings observed on the coast. We receive a glass of moscatel or orange juice, as well as half a fig, all this in a pleasant atmosphere and while being well seated!

August 22, 2022

This was money well spent! We were lucky enough to see three dolphin pods on our trip. I think the crew were as excited as we were The crew were friendly and knowledgeable and kept us informed of places of interest on the way there and back. The only thing Iwould recommend is if you go on the 10.00am trip to take a sweater as it is chilly on the water until the sun comes out. A great experience!

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August 6, 2022

Product ID: 294690