Water activity

Setubal & Tróia: Sado Estuary Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

Activity provider: Vertigem Azul
Water activity

Setubal & Tróia: Sado Estuary Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

Activity provider: Vertigem Azul

From US$ 43.34 per person

Go in search of the Sado dolphin community on a relaxing boat trup, while enjoying magnificent views of the Sado estuary, Tróia Island, and the coast of Arrábida Natural Park.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Spot the native Sado dolphins and learn more about their behavior and feeding habits
  • Take in the magnificent landscapes of the Sado estuary, the coast of Tróia Island and Arrábida Natural Park
  • Sail onboard an elegant catamaran
Full description
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.
  • Dolphin watching boat trip
  • Guide and crew
  • Food and drink
  • Transfer to the meeting point

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Meeting point

Please look for the Vertigem Azul kiosk.

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Important information

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  • The local partner will endeavour to locate the pods of dolphins, but cannot be held responsible if for some reason they are not located on the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 138 reviews

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We had an amazing morning on our trip. Everyone was really friendly and the staff on the catamaran were very knowledgeable. The views of the coastline are stunning and even though it took us a while to find the group of dolphins they were not in any rush and reassured us that we would find them and it was definitely worth the wait when we did! I would highly recommend this excursion for anyone in the area!

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March 24, 2023

This is a great activity for families with children. We saw dolphins, learned about the unique population in the Sado estuary, got to see some of the Setubal and Troia coast as well as dive into ocean near the gorgeous Portinho da Arrabida beach, just north of Setubal. This was a relaxing, highly recommended experience.

March 24, 2023

Das Team ist sehr zugewandt und man merkt, dass sie eine tatsächlich enge Bindung und dementsprechenden Respekt vor den Tieren haben. Sind etwa 30 min mitgefahrenen und dann abgedreht, um sie nicht weiter zu stören. Der Katamaran ist groß und bietet viele Sitzgelegenheiten. Die Umgebung ist vom Wasser aus toll! Alles sehr empfehlenswert!

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 398299