Water activity

From Sesimbra: Arrábida Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Water activity

From Sesimbra: Arrábida Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

From US$ 48.51 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


  • 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.

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

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Important information

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  • 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

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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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March 26, 2023

das war ein genialer Ausflug! Wir haben die Delfine sofort gefunden und sie hautnah sehen können. die Guides waren sehr nett und haben einige Infos zu den Delfinen gegeben. Anschließend ging es die wunderschöne Steilküste entlang und an einem kleinen Strand gehalten und konnten dann bei Snacks und einem Drink entspannen und etwas schwimmen gehen.

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March 26, 2023

Magnifique excursion ! La chance était avec nous : un temps superbe et une mer calme. Le guide et le pilote sont très accueillants. Peu de temps après notre départ, nous avons pu observer depuis l'avant du bateau une trentaine de dauphins qui sautaient autour de nous. Puis nous avons longé la côte, pour observer les falaises, les grottes et des plages quasi secrètes. Nous avons jeté l'ancre dans un endroit magnifique où nous avons pu nager dans une eau turquoise. Un très beau souvenir et un moment magique pour les enfants ! À refaire sans faute.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 92481