Lisbon: 3-Hour Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Lisbon: 3-Hour Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

From £51.30 per person

Take a rigid inflatable boat trip from Lisbon and search for dolphins while sailing along the Atlantic Ocean. Get to know the ocean wildlife with an expert marine biologist on this intimate and non-crowed experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, French, Italian, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the wildlife and cetacean so close to Lisbon
  • Scan the ocean in search of dolphins with experts
  • Enjoy riding on a safe, fast, and comfortable speedboat
  • See Lisbon's gorgeous coastline
Full description
Depart from Lisbon's city center on a fast rigid inflatable boat. Before leaving the Tagus River, pass under the 25th of April Bridge. See the beautiful monuments in the district of Belém, such as the Monument of the Discoveries, the Jerónimos, and the Tower of Belém. Head towards the Lighthouse of Bugio and get a view of the Portuguese coastline. Once arriving at the ocean, get to know the wildlife more closely and learn about the species of dolphins and seabirds with a specialist marine biologist onboard. Spend up to three hours venturing in the ocean to watch for dolphins and find other marine species like sea fish, sharks, jellyfish, or even sea-turtles.
Includes
  • Marine biologist tour guide
  • Crew members
  • Lifejackets
  • Insurance
  • Taxes
  • Fuel
  • Sunscreen
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    The departure is in Doca de Santo Amaro, Gate 3. The dock under the big red bridge is the best reference point, where the boat is situated. The Alcântara neighbourhood is in front of the riverside.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Jacket
    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • High-heeled shoes
    • Smoking

    Know before you go

    • Since the dolphins are wild animals, dolphin sightings cannot be guaranteed
    • You may be contacted 24 hours before the activity
    • If you easily get seasick, make sure to have a big breakfast but without milk, creams or yogurts
    • If the tour is canceled due to unforeseen weather conditions, you’ll be offered a different tour date or a full refund
    • If the minimum travelers isn’t met, you will be offered a different date or offered an alternative tour with another local partner
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 23 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
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    This experience consists of traveling with a boat from the estuary to the Atlantic in search of dolphins. In our case it took us a bit, it took us more than an hour to see them but finally we saw them once at sea and once in the estuary. If you like animals you will enjoy it a lot. I do not recommend looking down the boat, especially when it is stopped. I did it and from there I felt dizzy until we got off the boat, although when the boat is moving the feeling of dizziness is worse. Don't forget the jacket. I took it and even so they had to lend me another one. The crew is very friendly and will answer all your questions.

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    27 July 2021

    Having not gone dolphin watching before, I have nothing to compare with, but I really enjoyed this boat trip. Seth and Sid were professional and helpful and copied with a multilingual body with no problem. The boat was a rib with twin outboards, and you straddle padded benches, so it's easy to keep your balance while taking pictures. We found plenty of dolphins, which leaped around and beside the boat. They are quite hard to photograph as you do not always see them underwater before they break surface, and you find yourself taking many pictures of just water where they just dived back in. A fun challenge. We also saw birds. mainly gannets, graceful in the air and dramatic when they dive. Also skua and some others. We coasted slowly back past the riverside monuments, Belem Tower etc, getting excellent views of them, amidst a local yacht regatta and laser + oppy dinghies. The trip lasted almost 4 hours, and I was a bit cold at the end. I should have put more clothing under my anorak!

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    24 October 2020

    Sid takes us to meet the dolphins. A warm welcome in very good French. He teaches us a lot about dolphins. After 30 minutes of dolphin watching without disturbing them which is important for Sid, we end our excursion with a commented observation of the landscape. This magical morning ends with a small local aperitif on the ocean. We highly recommend this experience. Thank you Sid!

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    26 February 2020

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