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Dolphin Watching Tour by Catamaran from Lisbon

6 Ratings
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  • Day Trip
  • Live Guide
  • 6 hr

Witness wild and free bottle-nose dolphins glide through the sea on this full-day guided sea life sightseeing tour from Lisbon. South of Lisbon, discover one of the 10 most beautiful bays in the world. Cruise atop one of the globe’s most scintillating bays in a modern catamaran and see wild marine life. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Sado Estuary, where you’ll learn about the resident bottlenose dolphins and hopefully observe some wild dolphins in their natural environment. The cruise takes between 2 1/2 to 3 hours. See the natural reserve of Arrábida, and take in the stunning views, learning about the area’s history and culture. From the ocean, and before returning to the old city centre of Setúbal you’ll see a few of the region’s historic monuments, like the Arrábida Convent and the Saint Filipe Fort. Before returning to Lisbon, you’ll 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 this region.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Estatua do Marques de Pombal

You start by being picked-up for your tour at the designated meeting point in Lisbon. This tour begins as you head south from Lisbon to Setúbal, a region best known for its fish culture and the natural reserve.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Setubal

In Setúbal you will board a modern catamaran, for a relaxing and enjoyable cruise on the Sado Estuary, where you’ll learn about the resident bottlenose dolphins and hopefully be able to observe some wild dolphins in their natural environment.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Reserva Natural do Estuario do Sado

Here you will board a modern catamaran, for a relaxing and enjoyable cruise on the Sado Estuary, where you’ll learn about the resident bottlenose dolphins and hopefully be able to observe some wild dolphins in their natural environment. The cruise takes between 2 1/2 to 3 hours, but may take longer. The duration may change due to weather conditions or the dolphins being more "shy"... Note: for wildlife preservation and respecting the dolphins habitat, we will be a maximum of 30 minutes near the dolphins with the ship. See the natural reserve of Arrábida, take in the stunning views, and learn about the area’s history.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Castelo de Sao Filipe

From the ocean, and before returning to the old city centre of Setúbal you’ll see a few of the region’s historic monuments and sites like the Arrábida Convent and the Saint Filipe Fort. Before returning to Lisbon, you’ll 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 this region.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Praca Marques do Pombal

Lastly we will head back to Lisbon for you to be dropped -off at the same location as your pick-up.

Duration: 45 minutes