Water activity

Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

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79 reviews

Activity provider: DayDreamExperience
Water activity

Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

Activity provider: DayDreamExperience

From US$ 62.52 per person

Observe the Bottlenose and Common Dolphins of Arrábida Natural Park in their natural habitat. Discover the park's beauty with opportunities to explore mysterious caves and swim in the coastal waters.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish, French
Wheelchair accessible


  • Observe dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Swim and relax on the beaches of the park
  • Hear of the mysterious history of the area from a local guide
Full description

Depart from the Sesimbra Harbor and search for dolphins in their natural habitat with your marine biologist guide. See Bottlenose Dolphins as well as Short Beaked Common Dolphins in the clear blue waters of the park. 

Learn about their food habits, group behaviors and family relations. Observe various forms of other wildlife, including birds, as well.

At the end of the dolphin watching activity, take the opportunity to swim and sunbathe in one of the Portugal's most beautiful beaches, only accessible by sea. Also, visit some caves and rock formations along the coastline of the park.

  • Marine biologist tour guide
  • Local guide
  • Life jackets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food

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Meeting point

The departure will take place at the "ESPADARTE" tourist boarding pier which is the third white gate after the entrance gate to the marina.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Swimwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 79 reviews

Review summary

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We had a great time on the tour today. Absolutely worth the money and getting to Sesimbra from Lisbon. The guide was knowledgeable, the dolphins were amazing, and my kiddos had a spectacular time jumping off of the boat into the crystal blue water. One of the advantages of this tour is that it was a very small boat, which meant we could see the dolphins extremely well and were much closer to them than the folks on the other boats that we saw.

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March 26, 2023

We had a great time at arrabida national park. The meeting point was a little hard to find but we found it. Be sure to arrange your transportation back because it was really hard to find UBER or Bolt services from Sesimbra. The guide was really kind & overall was really fun.

March 26, 2023

Wir hatten ein sehr schönes Erlebnis, die ersten Delfine bekamen wir bereits nach kurzer Zeit zu Gesicht. Unser Guide hat alles sehr gut erklärt, man hatte das Gefühl in guten Händen zu sein. Zum Schluss gab es noch eine Tour zu den abgelegenen Stränden und Höhlen an der Küste, wo wir glücklicherweise noch auf eine andere Delfingruppe einer anderen Art getroffen sind. Ein gelungener Ausflug, Muito Obrigado!

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 282657