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Arrábida: Stand Up Paddle & Snorkeling Experience

1. Arrábida: Stand Up Paddle & Snorkeling Experience

Cruise across the gorgeous waters of Arrábida Natural Park and enjoy views of the biological diversity of Marine Park Luiz Saldanha. Enjoy the ideal conditions for stand up paddle that the area offers: calm, clear waters, a vast sea coast, and pleasant weather. Quickly learn the techniques of riding and paddling a SUP board from expert instructors. Once you’re comfortable on the water, paddle along the coves of Serra da Arrábida and the Marina Professor Luís Saldanha Reserve, through deserted and narrow beaches between the rocks. Finish the activity with snorkelling session and look out for marine life

Sesimbra: Scenic Boat Tour & Snorkeling/Paddle Boarding

2. Sesimbra: Scenic Boat Tour & Snorkeling/Paddle Boarding

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.

Sesimbra: Sesimbra and Espichel Grotto Tour

3. Sesimbra: Sesimbra and Espichel Grotto Tour

Espichel Cape is famous for its geological wealth and country’s unique limestone formations. To begin your boat tour, you'll depart from Sesimbra to Espichel Cape. Throughout the experience you'll visit the caves and geological formations that cover this coastal region. You'll begin with a visit to the Tamboril Grotto, with its zenithal lighting and crystal clear waters. From there, you'll proceed to the entrance of the Frade Grotto, which is one of the biggest cave formations in the area. You'll also encounter “Mesas”, which are geological formations made by marine erosion. Your tour will eventually wind down with a visit to Sesimbra's Caves, where you'll encounter the monumental Arco da Pombeira Grotto. You will also discover here “Bifa”, a singular geological formation at the cape’s feet where you can see the sea being expelled as if it was a geyser. Upon return, you'll have the option to stop for some diving in Baleeira Bay's crystal clear waters.

SUP at Arrábida: Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

4. SUP at Arrábida: Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

Glide across the gorgeous waters of Arrábida Natural Park on a stand-up paddleboard and take in breathtaking views of the Luiz Saldanha Marine Park. Enjoy calm waters, a vast sea coast, and pleasant weather, all of which make the ideal conditions for paddleboarding. Meet your guide at Creiro Beach, where your activity begins. After a quick safety briefing and instructions, get kitted out and take to the waters. Paddle along the sea and through the coves of Serra da Arrábida and the Marina Professor Luís Saldanha Reserve. Pass by deserted beaches and local vegetation before returning to the beach.

Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching Tour

5. Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching Tour

Visit the dolphins in the wild and the secluded bays of the Arrábida Mountains on this complete experience. Depart from Sesimbra harbor, where a briefing will be held regarding the behavior of the dolphins and what to do when they are spotted and learn the safety rules at sea. Depart towards the Arrabida Marine Park, a maritime reserve where the dolphins swim freely in large numbers all year long. Spot the dolphins and follow them during the period allowed by the maritime park code of conduct for the dolphin watch. The species that exist in the maritime park area: bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic dolphins (100% sightings since 2013) and more rarely orca and pilot whales can be seen. After the dolphin watch, visit the bays and stop for a taste of local Moscato and snorkeling or stand-up paddle in one of the amazing bays of the Arrábida.

From Sesimbra: Private Arrabida Park Boat Tour

6. From Sesimbra: Private Arrabida Park Boat Tour

Experience the beauty of Portugal’s Arrabida Natural Park aboard your own boat on this full-day tour. Meet your captain in Sesimbra and venture out to the reserve for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the sun. While you sail, keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife, including dolphins, and soak up the beautiful green coastline that juts up against the blue waters. Discover secluded spots and relax on the beach A private boat means a personalized experience Learn about the local wildlife and ecosystem Customize the itinerary to your group’s interests Read more about Epic Private Boat Trip to Arrábida - Half Day / Full Day!

From Sesimbra: Arrabida Natural Park Private Boat Trip

7. From Sesimbra: Arrabida Natural Park Private Boat Trip

Experience the beauty of Portugal’s Arrabida Natural Park aboard your own boat on this full-day tour. Meet your captain in Sesimbra and venture out to the reserve for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the sun. While you sail, keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife, including dolphins, and soak up the beautiful green coastline that juts up against the blue waters. Discover secluded spots and relax on the beach A private boat means a personalized experience Learn about the local wildlife and ecosystem Customize the itinerary to your group’s interests Read more about Epic Private Boat Trip to Arrábida - Full Day!

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Very nice guides. Both the stand up paddle and snorkelling was great fun. Saw some octopuses. The water is very cold. Pay attention! The road from Setubal to the meeting point is closed, you have to come from the other side (west side) (20-25 min extra) From the parking spaces above it is a short fifteen minute walk. Fortunately, it was no problem that we were a bit later.

Our two kids enjoyed the amazing experiences of Stand Up Paddle and Snorkling in the fascinating Arrábida. We got contacted confirming exact meeting point and time right after the purchasing online which gave us confidence for the activity. And we even received wonderful photos for free taken by the instructor during the activity. What a surprising souvenir! Thanks!

Really lovely people, good instruction and an epic setting. Crystal clear water and for backdrop; a medieval castle on the mountain and a medieval fort. Oh…and palm trees. Loved it!

A great trip! We recommend it to all visitors to Sesimbra!