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From Lisbon: Comporta and Setúbal Trip with Horseback Riding

1. From Lisbon: Comporta and Setúbal Trip with Horseback Riding

Take a trip from Lisbon to Setúbal for a day of fun in the sun and the sea. Dive into the town's history and seafaring heritage on a walking tour. Take a ferry ride to the Troia Peninsula dotted with pine forested sand dunes. Then, in Comporta, mount your horse and gallop off to the beach. Explore Setúbal, the most important center of Portugal's fishing industry. Visit the bustling fish market of  Mercado do Livramento, the historic center, the Monastery of Jesus, and the São Filipe Fortress where you can soak in one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Next, head towards Comporta on a 25-minute ferry ride, admiring the beauty of the Troia's coast, one of the world’s longest uninterrupted stretches of sand, and keep your eye peeled for dolphins. Upon arrival in Comporta, a protected natural reserve suspended between sea and rice fields, get ready for horseback riding with instructions from your guide. Ride your horse across rice paddies, pine forests, and sand dunes until you reach the Atlantic coast. At the end of the tour, return to the center of Lisbon in a comfortable minibus. Before bidding farewell to your guide, get recommendations on things to do during the rest of your stay in Lisbon.

Lisbon: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

2. Lisbon: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

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.

Setubal & Tróia: Sado Estuary Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

3. Setubal & Tróia: Sado Estuary Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

Depart from Setubal or Tróia onboard a 22-meter long catamaran and go in search of the community of dolphins that inhabit the Sado estuary. Be accompanied by a knowledgeable crew who will use their expertise to locate these playful dolphins in their natural habitat. Learn more about this unique dolphin community, the only one of its kind in Portugal, with your expert guides. Sail through the estuary and admire the beautiful landscapes of the coastline of the Arrábida Natural Park. Keep an eye out for the playful dolphins which have inhabited this part of the coast for generations. Watch the dolphins frolic and play as they swim through the calm waters. Hear more about their feeding habits, breeding and their relationship to humans on an informative and relaxing boat trip.

Arrábida: Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience

4. Arrábida: Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience

Take in a unique experience designed for those who want adventure and nature activities. The region of the Arrábida Natural Park and the Marine Park Luiz Saldanha offers the ideal conditions for Kayaking: good weather, clear and transparent waters, and a vast sea coast to explore.  Enjoy 2 hours of kayaking along the coast where you can admire one of the most scenic views of Portugal. Enjoy the quiet and narrow beaches between rocks and secret caves along the Serra da Arrábida.  Stop at Pedra da Anicha, a small island of clear and transparent waters. Take your time to snorkel and explore the great biological diversity, cracks, and underwater cavities that provide an excellent diving experience.

Full-Day Dolphin Watching Tour from Lisbon

5. Full-Day Dolphin Watching Tour from Lisbon

This full-day tour begins as you head south from Lisbon to Setúbal, a picturesque region best known for its fishing port. In Setúbal, board a fully restored salt galleon, or a modern catamaran (depending on weather and sea conditions), for a relaxing and enjoyable cruise in the Sado Estuary, where you’ll learn about the resident bottlenose dolphins and hopefully be able to observe wild dolphins in their natural environment. The duration of the cruise takes about 2 to 3 hours. See the natural reserve of Arrábida, take in the stunning views, and learn about the area’s history and gastronomy. See the Arrábida Convent and discover some important historical sites before returning to the old city center of Setúbal. Before returning to Lisbon, 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 all the region.

Explore Sesimbra: Sport Fishing All Inclusive half-day trip

6. Explore Sesimbra: Sport Fishing All Inclusive half-day trip

With calm waters, all year in the Lisbon and Sesimbra region, you'll find Europe's best spots for sea angling. Protected by predominant northwest winds by the Arrábida mountain system, you will find calm waters full of many fish species that make this sport fishing tour remarkable. Whether you are a novice angler who wants a fun day out catching small fish with your family and friends or a pro who is looking for a trophy fish, this tour will be one to remember. On this all-inclusive trip, you'll have to use your skills to target a great trophy and find from the professional crew and fishing coaches aboard all the help you need to have a truly great day out at sea.  At the end, the fish captured, by many considered the tastiest fish in the world, will be yours to grill in the comfort of your house or to take spectacular pictures if you are a catch and release angler.

Arrábida Natural Park: Kayak Tour in Sesimbra/Arrábida

7. Arrábida Natural Park: Kayak Tour in Sesimbra/Arrábida

Get in harmony with nature on a canoe trip through the Luís Saldanha Marine Park in the Arrábida Natural Park and see one of the most beautiful cliffs in Europe from a different perspective. Paddle along the coastline of Sesimbra and around the magnificent landscape, dominated by impressive escarpments and inlets. Encounter the marine life and discover the sea caves, pristine beaches and coves of the rugged landscape. Benefit from the services of a guide with expert knowledge of the region and learn all its secrets. Enjoy a 30-minute break to relax on a deserted beach before returning to Sesimbra. 

From Lisbon: Sado River & Atlantic Ocean Sailboat Ride

8. From Lisbon: Sado River & Atlantic Ocean Sailboat Ride

Escape Lisbon for one day and enjoy a ride on a sailboat in the River Sado, in Setubal. Your half-day programe will start with a transfer from Lisbon to Setúbal. Then you will onboard the cruise for a journey of 4 hours in the River Sado and the Atlantic Ocean south of the Arrabida Mountains. You will have the opportunity to take in stunning views of the beauty of the river, the ocean and the mountains. This will be a great change to relax on this sailboat ride, with nothing but the sound of water and wind. The sailboat cruise will take you along the south coast of the Arrabida, a natural reserve with stunning mountains that collapse into the sea and beautiful beaches.There is a good possibility to see dolphins. At the end of your cruise you will return to Setubal and be transferred back to Lisbon.

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What people are saying about Setubal

Unforgettable experience for young and old. The dolphins are just magical. Our guide was awesome too! So much information, all questions were answered - including about the life of the dolphins, environmental protection (plastic was fished out of the sea during our trip), how to deal with the dolphins (they are neither fed nor touched etc.) The trip by boat was also a highlight and the extensive observation of the animals was followed by the return journey along the cave-rich coast with further interesting information from the bird kingdom about the caves as well as the settlement and use of the area. At the end there was a sweet surprise (very tasty ;) Very well organized, everything was clearly communicated. Otherwise very friendly, helpful and entertaining. Thank you for this great day!

Thank you to our guide Artur, the day was so excellent and impressive! The market visit in Setubal was very interesting, then got on a ferry and cruised along the coast and went over to Conporta where we had a horse riding to the beach. of the blue ocean from horse back was just fabulous! With a small cozy international group, I really enjoyed the day. Just one note, the tour starts in front of the hotel, not where the tour buses are parked.

Very well organized trip with lots of fun things to do! Enjoyed it very much, the horseback riding is nice for leisure or novice riders, it was walking only.

Setubal was a surprisingly beautiful town and the horseback riding at Melides tops up this entire experience.

Perfect trip! Sweet people, lovely cities, sweet horses and beautiful nature!