Setúbal Municipality

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  • Setubal & Tróia: Sado Estuary Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

    1. Setubal & Tróia: Sado Estuary Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

    Depart from Setubal or Tróia onboard a 22-meter long catamaran and go in search of the community of dolphins that inhabit the Sado estuary. Be accompanied by a knowledgeable crew who will use their expertise to locate these playful dolphins in their natural habitat. Learn more about this unique dolphin community, the only one of its kind in Portugal, with your expert guides. Sail through the estuary and admire the beautiful landscapes of the coastline of the Arrábida Natural Park. Keep an eye out for the playful dolphins which have inhabited this part of the coast for generations. Watch the dolphins frolic and play as they swim through the calm waters. Hear more about their feeding habits, breeding and their relationship to humans on an informative and relaxing boat trip.

    Very nice boat trip! The catamaran was very big so there was plenty of space for everyone. The tour operators were very kind and the dolphines came very close to the boat! They even swam underneath it!

  • Full-Day Dolphin Watching Tour from Lisbon

    2. Full-Day Dolphin Watching Tour from Lisbon

    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.

    Rod our very appreciated tour guide did an excellent job leading us throughout the day. He was very very knowlegeable about history, plants, animals, politics, everything :-)…he adapted schedule to best serve us, shown us trom the fortaleza of sao filipe where the dolphins could be, and finally on the boat we ve spotted many of them quite clise..great day great tour

  • From Lisbon: Half-Day Arrábida Tour w/ Transfers

    3. From Lisbon: Half-Day Arrábida Tour w/ Transfers

    You have a choice of landmarks and attractions that can be worked into a 4-hour program. First, visit Albufeira Lagoon and its warm waters known as a perfect place for kayaking, kitesurfing and windsurfing. Then, visit an almost wild Praia das Bicas, an unexplored beach with clear waters in the Sesimbra area. From the cliffs, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the ocean and of the Sintra ridge in the background. Cabo Espichel is an impressive cliff where you can visit the sanctuary and the Church of Nossa Senhora do Cabo and the aqueduct. Make the most of this incredible landscape by making a toast. Admire the dinosaur footprints at Zambujal. Then at Sesimbra Castle, contemplate the view over the fishing village. Sesimbra is a fishing village located in a bay with calm waters. In the village, you can enjoy fish and seafood of exceptional quality and take a walk along the breakwater near ...

    On the day of our departure we had half day free so we were wondering what to do. We were lucky enough to come across this tour offered by Lisbononwheels. The tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, patient, and friendly! The van was comfortable, with A/C and onboard Wi-fi, and there were bottles of water free of charge, in case that we got thirsty. The guide took us to see breathtaking spots in Arrabida, and to our minds Praia da Lagoa de Albufeira-Mar was the most impressive beach we haven seen so far in Portugal! We took our time at each spot and could enjoy a hassle-free morning. It was the best way to say goodbye to Lisbon. This is a tour I would recommend to anyone who wants to explore hidden parts of Lisbon and enjoy wonderful views! For couples, it is a must in Lisbon!

  • Lisbon: Setubal Peninsula Private Full-Day Tour in Tesla

    4. Lisbon: Setubal Peninsula Private Full-Day Tour in Tesla

    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.

  • Arrábida and Sintra: Two Magic Mountains Day Tour

    5. Arrábida and Sintra: Two Magic Mountains Day Tour

    The Arrábida National Park extends over an area that covers the municipalities of Setúbal, Palmela and Sesimbra. Come and discover the beauty of the Arrábida mountains, with their unique fauna and vegetation, and their striking landscapes. Enjoy a walk along the incredible beaches with their crystal-clear water. Serra da Arrábida – A climb up to the top of the ridge. You will have no words to describe the incredible landscape presented in front of you! To the north you will be able to see the entire city of Lisbon, the mountains of S. Luís, S. Francisco, Louro and Gaiteiros. And to the south, the crystal clear blue sea, the islets, the Tróia peninsula and the city of Setúbal. The climb down will be through Portinho da Arrábida, s paradisiacal beach with crystal clear water and white sand in the mouth of the river Sado. It can’t be missed! Next cross the 25 de Abril bridge and visit the ...

  • Lisbon Bay Private Street Art Tour

    6. Lisbon Bay Private Street Art Tour

    Embark on a Private Street Art Tour and learn about street art and graffiti history from a local street art guide. Discover striking street art murals that emerged from a new cultural dimension explored to add value to municipalities. Your driver/street art guide will pick you up from your hotel in a comfortable vehicle with the Clean and Safe seal guarantee assigned by the Portuguese Tourism Board. Your street art guide can adapt the itinerary according to the group's wishes, provided that the number of hours and distance traveled are considered. Visit one of the open-air galleries created for the Lisbon Urban Art Festival - Festival Muro 2016/2017/2019. Cross the Vasco da Gama Bridge and make your first stop in Montijo. Visit Barreiro and the Mosa 2018 Wall. Before crossing the 25th of April Bridge, visit Almada, one of the biggest municipalities in Portugal. The Cristo Rei monument...

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4.8 / 5

based on 100 reviews

We liked a lot. The trip was great - we saw several dolphins and enjoyed a boat trip with great views. The staff was always helpful and professional. We liked the experience. It was a nice teip by boat with fantastic sights and we saw various dolphins .people in charge of the trip were professional and always polite.

The tour in 2009 was awesome ... in 2021 it was another great experience. Even if you didn't see any dolphins, the catamaran trip would be worth every penny.

Excellent experience. The captain did not stop until he found the dolphins, extending the trip up to more than 4 hours. Highly recommended

Everything went well! From booking to monitoring on the boat and enough time with the dolphins

I really enjoyed the tour, and I've already recommended it to my friends.