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From Sesimbra: Arrábida Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

From Sesimbra: Arrábida Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

From US$ 48.91 per person

Explore Arrábida coast on a cetaceans watching tour from Sesimbra: bottlenose and common dolphins and dwarf whales in their natural habitat. Enjoy the stunning landscape of Arrábida coast and more.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Look for dolphins in the Sado Estuary
  • Experience the unique landscapes of Arrábida National Park
  • Learn about the local geology and points of interest of the Serra da Arrábida
Full description

Enjoy a boat tour with dolphin observation through Arrábida coast, with boarding in Sesimbra. Observe more than one species of dolphin if you are lucky, like common dolphin and roazes corvineiros. Watch the cetaceans in their own natural habitat, as they socialize, swim, and eat. Experience an educational component about sea living and biodiversity, and the geology and points of interest of archeological and historical importance connected with this region. Travel along Arrábida coast, passing through the caves and sacred beaches protected by cliffs with transparent and crystalline water if the dolphin observation happens early in the tour. Stop for diving and swimming if the weather and sea conditions are favorable.

Includes
  • Skipper
  • Monitor
  • Accident insurance
  • Life jackets
  • Meals and drinks

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes, and bring sunscreen, water and a light snack
  • Note: This activity has a duration varying from 2 to 4 hours (depending on the time it takes to find the dolphins)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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that was an awesome trip! We found the dolphins immediately and were able to see them up close. the guides were very nice and gave some information about the dolphins. Then we went along the beautiful cliffs and stopped at a small beach and could then relax with snacks and a drink and go swimming.

August 16, 2021

Overall, we enjoyed the trip very much. The return trip close to the shore was very nice. The guide shared some interesting info with us during that time. It would have helped to have some signage or have the guide meet us as we wondered around quite before we found the tour. The boat did not have comfortable seating with only two small seats with backs and the rest of the people had to sit together on a big square seat with no backs. A more comfortable boat would have made the trip more enjoyable.

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October 1, 2019

Wonderful excursion! Luck was with us: superb weather and calm sea. The guide and the pilot are very welcoming. Shortly after our departure, we were able to observe from the front of the boat about thirty dolphins jumping around us. Then we went along the coast, to observe the cliffs, caves and almost secret beaches. We dropped anchor in a beautiful place where we could swim in turquoise water. A very beautiful memory and a magic moment for the children! To be redone without fail.

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August 17, 2019

Product ID: 92481