Full-day Private Dolphin Watching

Joao & Friends

The Experienced Traveler

Full-day Private Dolphin Watching

Spoken in: English, Deutsch, Español, Português

( 63 reviews ) star Day trip Lisbon 1 - 12 watch_later 6 hours
  • Enjoy the stunning views from the sea
  • Private tour: only you & your local host
  • Cruise on a catamaran or salt galleon
  • Guided dolphin sea life boat tour
  • Spot stunning historic monuments
  • Unwind & stroll through a natural park

You will be picked up anywhere in: Lisbon

What you can expect

This private tour begins as you head south from Lisbon to Setúbal. Depending on the weather and sea conditions, you'll either board a modern catamaran, or a fully restored salt galleon. Sit back and enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable 3-hour cruise on the Sado Estuary.

You will learn all about the resident bottlenose dolphins and with a bit of luck, you'll even be able to observe some wild dolphins in their natural environment.

Admire the natural reserve of Arrábida, take in the stunning views, and learn about the area’s history and gastronomy. Before returning to the old city center of Setúbal, be sure to enjoy the sea view looking over the region’s most 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.

Please note:

• Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera.
• The sequence of the places visited may be changed on request or due to weather conditions.
• The tour could be canceled if unsafe/severe weather conditions occur.
• There is a 95% chance of spotting dolphins, however, it is not guaranteed that they will be seen, as they are wild, and not trained animals.

This tour can always be personalized if you've special requests. Please get in touch!

This is the plan

Meeting Point
In front of the HF Fenix Hotel at the Marques de Pombal Square
Ship ahoy!
Embark your ship in Setúbal
Cruise away
2 - 3h Cruise (depending on weather conditions)
Setúbal´s harbor
Return to Setúbal´s harbor
Customized options!
We will adjust the rest of the experience depending on your interest of the available options.

Feel free to personalize this offer with Joao & Friends

Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
6 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 12 persons
Meeting point
HF Fénix
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
checkTravel insurance
checkA/C Car
checknon alcoholic drinks

Joao & Friends

The Experienced Traveler

63 reviews

Because of one of my hobbies, I got to know Portugal inside out, literally “off the beaten track”. This led me to organize tours with friends and family, taking them to places of extreme beauty that aren't normally seen. I will share with you all the places, people and culture I know and love.

All our private tours are made in order to keep you off “the beaten tracks”. This means that we will take you to all the places that a traveller obviously shouldn't miss out on, but at the same time away from the usual touristic hustle, sharing with you all the places, people and culture we know and love."

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