From Sesimbra: Arrábida Dolphin Watching Boat Tour
- Duration: 3 hours
Look for bottlenose dolphins in the Sado Estuary on a scenic cruise from Sesimbra. Board the boat at Sesimbra Recreational Port, and then cruise along the Sado River towards Arrábida National Park. Look for the resident bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat, along with common dolphins and dwarf whales. Interact with the delightful creatures as they feed, socialize and frolic in the water. Benefit from the services of an expert guide who will enlighten you about the marine environment and biodiversity of the shore. Learn about the geology and get information about local points of archaeological importance. If the weather conditions allow, and there is interest among the participants, stop in a strategic and sheltered place to swim in the calm and crystal-clear waters.
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.
This boat tour goes along the coastline in search of dolphins that is possible to find again on the Marine Reserve of Arrábida. The tour will take you to the most known sighting, with a 95% success rate in dolphin sightings. The boats used are powerful semi-inflatable boats with seats and all the comfort and safety for a 3-hour journey. It's always a good experience, that combines the dolphins with a wonderful boat tour on a cost line of calm and pristine waters, that is protected from the north winds by the Arrábida mountain.
Experience a surreal view of Sesimbra's coast on an intimate boat tour. Begin your adventure by meeting your guide at the Sesimbra Marina. We will travel west along the lush coastline of Arrábida Natural Park. Take in the 20M year-old vegetation and Serra da Arrábida mountain range. Next, make your way to the area's beautiful secluded beaches: Ribeira do Cavalo, Cova da Mijona, Inferno, and Baleeira. Learn about the fisherman's tales that are only known by few. Then enjoy a dip in the water with the option to paddle board or snorkel away from the crowds. At the end, you will taste some of Sesimbra's most famous local appetizers.
Become a SeaView explorer and discover and learn more about the aquatic world of the Luís Saldanha Marine Park and Maritime Reserve with a SeaView board. Join an easy activity that's suitable for all ages, ideal for groups of friends, couples, families and team building activities. Additionally, enjoy a boat tour of the Arrábida coast. Depart from the harbor in Sesimbra and be amazed by the beautiful coastal scenery while you head to isolated spots waiting to be discovered on your SeaView board. Once there, feel free to explore the amazing seafloor and the aquatic life of Arrabida's crystal clear waters as well the small caves brimming with mussels and clamshells. Receive a complimentary GoPro to use during your activity to record this unforgettable experience.
Learn how tiles became one of Portugal's icons and delve deep into their manufacturing. Drink the best regional wines and discover the process behind getting the grape to your glass. Get picked up by your local guide at your accommodation. Make your way south crossing the iconic Tejo River by Vasco da Gama Bridge, one of the longest in Europe. Continue to Palmela Castle, which has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Due to its privileged and strategic location, it’s one of Portugal’s oldest castles and home to stunning views for both Tejo & Sado River. Move onward to Arrábida Mountain, integrated into the protected Arrábida Natural Park. Marvel at its beauty. Hidden between the trees, turned towards the ocean, find yourself at the Arrábida Convent! Your next stop is the Tile Factory. Travel back in time at this one-of-a-kind handmade factory that still uses centuries-old techniqu...
After gathering at the meeting point, you will begin your tour to appreciate the small beaches hidden between the various escarpments and caves. You can observe the Fort of São Domingos da Baralha Ruins, as well as the old warehouses of fishing armours from the 60s. There will be plenty of time to stop at one of the beaches or coves for swimming in the calm, transparent, and crystalline waters. Later, stop by Ribeira do Cavalo Beach, famous for being one of the most beautiful places of the Arrabida Reserve. You will also enjoy the Praia do Inferno (Evil Beach), and the Mijona and Baleeira beaches, before traveling through the Arco do Pombeira (Pombeira's Arch). This tour will prove to be the perfect opportunity to discover the secrets and stories of this region, and at the conclusion of your experience, you will result at your tour starting point.
Discover the beauty of the Arrábida Mountain and its surroundings on this beautiful hike. Learn about the Arrábida flora and fauna from your specialist local guide and explore the various vegetation that grows there. Zigzag through the pathways of plants as you head to the top of the mountain (501 m) and marvel at the amazing view. Snap a photo from the summit of the Arrábida as you overlook one of the most beautiful areas in the Mediterranean. From the top, gaze at the stunning panoramic views of the Setúbal Peninsula, Serra do Risco, and the coastline of Lisbon.
It was wonderful stay there, the seightseen was great and the guide André was excellent, the walking is good for people like me that desire make different tourism like hiking mountain.
Book a one-way transfer between Lisbon Airport and your hotel in the Sesimbra area that takes approximately 1.5 hours and is priced for up to 3 passengers. The economical and convenient service is available both from the airport to your hotel and from your Sesimbra accommodation to Lisbon Airport. You’ll be in safe and reliable hands with the largest transfer company operating from Lisbon Airport, with a reputation for getting clients to their destination on time and in comfort. The operator also offers chauffeured transportation available during your stay in the Lisbon area. Vehicles for all types of occasions are available, on an hourly, daily, weekly, or evenly monthly basis.
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After being collected from your accommodation, you will be transported to the remote lands of Espichel Cape, the second most western cape of Europe. Your trek will then begin in the sanctuary of Espichel Cape, where you will visit the small Memory Chapel, the church, the old hostels, Casa da Ópera, the aqueduct and Casa da Água. It is a rare example of a monumental sanctuary for religious pilgrimages, was scenographically designed from the ground up, and is a religious architectural complex that is unique to Portugal. Following this part of the tour, you will walk to the north where you will be able to view the Jurassic Cliffs, which feature footprints of dinosaurs and are a location of striking beauty. After a moment of contemplation from the top of the dramatic cliffs, you will descend to one of the most primitive beaches in Europe with time to explore and wander.
If you’ve always wanted an underwater diving experience but didn’t want to go scuba diving, then seaview boards are perfect for you. Join this 2-hour excursion from Lisbon out to Sesimbra and go swimming in Arrabida’s Nature Park with the aid of buoyant, see-through boards. Head to the starting point through the region’s cliffs and greenery. Once you reach the diving spot, your guide will give you a short introduction to how to use the board. You don’t need to be an experienced swimmer at all, as the board helps with buoyancy. Put on your fins and hop in the water with your seaview board. While lying on the seaview board that you propel with your fins, you can look underwater through a porthole. Swim along the coast and admire several spots full of vibrant marine life. Spot golden grey mullet, seabass, golden fish, white and zebra seabream, and more. You also might spot the dusky gro...
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We had a wonderful time! We were able to spend some time with a beautiful bottlenose dolphin family. The skipper & the guide were very nice and professional and we felt like the well being of the wildlife is first priority!
It is incredible that you can get to see these animals in freedom. But they get it and that search is exciting. Great activity, we even saw a whale and had another final surprise. Totally recommended.
It was a fantastisch tour. We saw the bottle-nose dolphins quite soon. After that the captain took us along the coast of parc d’Arrabida. At the end there was some time to take a swim.
Bruno and Joao are very very welcoming and we were shown around the coast in addition to watching the dolphins. It was exceptional, I recommend
Everything on time, without complications, I recommend it.