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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.

Horseback riding in Comporta & Setúbal city from Lisbon

2. Horseback riding in Comporta & Setúbal city from Lisbon

Take a trip from Lisbon to Setúbal for a day of fun in the sun and the sea. Dive into the town's history and seafaring heritage on a walking tour. Take a ferry ride to the Troia Peninsula dotted with pine forested sand dunes. Then, in Comporta, mount your horse and gallop off to the beach. Explore Setúbal, the most important center of Portugal's fishing industry. Visit the bustling fish market of  Mercado do Livramento, the historic center, the Monastery of Jesus, and the São Filipe Fortress where you can soak in one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Next, head towards Comporta on a 25-minute ferry ride, admiring the beauty of the Troia's coast, one of the world’s longest uninterrupted stretches of sand, and keep your eye peeled for dolphins. Upon arrival in Comporta, a protected natural reserve suspended between sea and rice fields, get ready for horseback riding with instructions from your guide. Ride your horse across rice paddies, pine forests, and sand dunes until you reach the Atlantic coast. At the end of the tour, return to the center of Lisbon in a comfortable minibus. Before bidding farewell to your guide, get recommendations on things to do during the rest of your stay in Lisbon.

Private Van Tour Arrabida and Wine Tasting

3. Private Van Tour Arrabida and Wine Tasting

Start the tour admiring the beautiful Tagus River Bay. At Palmela, climb to the medieval castle to enjoy the breathtaking view and then, down to the village historic centre, taste the Setúbal Moscatel, which is the emblematic wine of the Setúbal Peninsula Wine Region and one of the Portuguese wine treasures. Relax for lunch in the fishing town of Setúbal or at Sesimbra beach, where the local gastronomy, especially the fresh fish, is superb. After lunch, go to the highest point of the Arrábida Natural Park to enjoy the magnificent scenery and paradisiac views over the green mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. Then go to Azeitão where you will visit one of the oldest wineries in the region (Casa Museu José Maria da Fonseca) and enjoy another wine tasting. In this noble village, the local sweets and cheese are also a must. Finally, stop at the Cristo Rei (inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s Christo Redentor) to enjoy the view over the city of Lisbon, before returning to Lisbon, crossing the 25 de Abril suspension bridge.

Sesimbra: Private Boat Rental

4. 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

The horseback riding in Comporta is SO NICE, the color of the water is breathtaking! And the whole experience is worth your time, I recommend it. It was our second time in Lisbon and we would like to try something new, thank you Flavio for the amazing time we had in Portugal!

This was a wonder experience I will never forget. The charming village of Setubal, the amazing views and the funniest horseback ride I never had. Our tour guide, Flavio was extremely professional. Worth your money!! Muito obrigado!!

It was simply AMAZING!! Flavio, our guide, was very knowledgeable, and the horseback riding on the beach was unforgettable. I loved it and highly recommend for those who wants to have a once in a lifetime experience when in Lisbon.

excellent outing at sea. the dolphins were well at the meeting. Super pleasant staff, and the catamaran was superb. small aperitif on board, and stop on a beautiful spot for a little swim!

Very nice accompaniment, peaceful exit! Magnificent we were able to see the dolphins and swim exceptionally.