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Setubal Snorkeling

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Arrábida: Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience

1. Arrábida: Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience

Take in a unique experience designed for those who want adventure and nature activities. The region of the Arrábida Natural Park and the Marine Park Luiz Saldanha offers the ideal conditions for Kayaking: good weather, clear and transparent waters, and a vast sea coast to explore.  Enjoy 2 hours of kayaking along the coast where you can admire one of the most scenic views of Portugal. Enjoy the quiet and narrow beaches between rocks and secret caves along the Serra da Arrábida.  Stop at Pedra da Anicha, a small island of clear and transparent waters. Take your time to snorkel and explore the great biological diversity, cracks, and underwater cavities that provide an excellent diving experience.

Arrábida: Stand Up Paddle & Snorkeling Experience

2. Arrábida: Stand Up Paddle & Snorkeling Experience

Cruise across the gorgeous waters of Arrábida Natural Park and enjoy views of the biological diversity of Marine Park Luiz Saldanha. Enjoy the ideal conditions for stand up paddle that the area offers: calm, clear waters, a vast sea coast, and pleasant weather. Quickly learn the techniques of riding and paddling a SUP board from expert instructors. Once you’re comfortable on the water, paddle along the coves of Serra da Arrábida and the Marina Professor Luís Saldanha Reserve, through deserted and narrow beaches between the rocks. Finish the activity with snorkelling session and look out for marine life

Arrábida: Snorkeling Course with SSI certification

3. Arrábida: Snorkeling Course with SSI certification

Discover the great biological diversity of the Luiz Saldanha Marine Park with a guided snorkeling activity. Explore the underwater world with professional instructors and receive an SSI snorkeling certification after your experience. Enjoy an activity suitable for families or groups of friends. Learn to snorkel in calm waters, and enjoy a safe and fun introduction to snorkeling in a beautiful natural environment. Includes the theory and facts needed to dive safely, finishing with exercises and basic snorkeling skills to help you move effortlessly through the water.

From Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park and Tróia Sandbanks

4. From Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park and Tróia Sandbanks

Explore the wonderful coastline of Arrábida Natural Park towards the mystical and deserted sandbanks of Tróia. Set out on an adventure to discover all the splendour of this unique ecosystem. The tour departs from Sesimbra harbor, passing through several natural points of interest such as Portinho da Arrábida or the small beach of Alpertuche. Enjoy the surrounding landscape as you dive and swim in the crystal clear waters. There will be a break so you can bathe or sunbathe on the deserted sandbanks. Let yourself be captivated by the charm of our coast. A typical liquor from the Setubal region will also be served. After all this adventure, return to the harbor of Sesimbra where this experience ends.

From Sesimbra: Arrabida Natural Park Private Boat Trip

5. From Sesimbra: Arrabida Natural Park Private Boat Trip

Experience the beauty of Portugal’s Arrabida Natural Park aboard your own boat on this full-day tour. Meet your captain in Sesimbra and venture out to the reserve for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the sun. While you sail, keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife, including dolphins, and soak up the beautiful green coastline that juts up against the blue waters. Discover secluded spots and relax on the beach A private boat means a personalized experience Learn about the local wildlife and ecosystem Customize the itinerary to your group’s interests Read more about Epic Private Boat Trip to Arrábida - Full Day!

Sesimbra: Private Boat Rental

6. Sesimbra: Private Boat Rental

Here you're the Captain of this adventure! Sail to East (direction Setúbal) or West (direction Cabo Espichel) and discover this stunning region at your own pace. During the day you may want to drop anchor in one of the many beautiful sights, so you’ll have the opportunity to jump in the water for a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters, or just swim to any given beach to grab lunch somewhere in the shore. This private and entirely customizable boat rent will allow you to explore Arrábida - commonly described as a Portuguese Paradise. You´ll be able to admire the Natural Park and its amazing surroundings, you’ll find some of the most beautiful sandy beaches (as Ribeiro do Cavalo, Cova da Mijona, Galapos, Portinho da Arrábida…) and rare animal species. This full-day aboard will give you inspiration and positive energy, it’s a mesmerizing exclusive experience from 9:30am to 4:30pm that will grant you access to some secret spots in Arrábida and its surroundings, and to landscapes that are impossible (others extremely difficult) to reach by land. The company offers half-day option or full-day option. If you have a valid EU nautical driver’s license, this is the experience you can’t miss!

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What people are saying about Setubal

Overall rating

3.0 / 5

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“One of the more beautiful days I’ve spent with my family at one of the most beautiful beaches Portugal has to offer. Paulo was a fabulous guide. He was generous with his time and was generally joyous to be with. We loved learning about the coast, marine life, and caves as we floated along in the pristine waters. We had great fun with our son (8 years old) snorkeling and seeing all the sea life in the area including a surprising number of fish. We were super happy after our adventure and Paulo directed us to a great restaurant. Then we had the rest of the day to enjoy the delightful Portinho da Arrabida. I would highly recommend this activity for families, tourists even locals. I bought this pack as a present for my husband's birthday and he was very happy with it. We look forward to doing more activities with Ultra Aventura Sports and making more memories!”

Very nice guides. Both the stand up paddle and snorkelling was great fun. Saw some octopuses. The water is very cold. Pay attention! The road from Setubal to the meeting point is closed, you have to come from the other side (west side) (20-25 min extra) From the parking spaces above it is a short fifteen minute walk. Fortunately, it was no problem that we were a bit later.

This was a great way to really see what the marine reserve is all about. Marvelous experience, like swimming in an aquarium!

Super cool instructor. Luciano was just the right person to make the day memorable. Professional, accommodating and helpful.

We went for kajaking and snorkeling with José as our instructor and it was an amazing experience!