DOLPHIN WATCHING IN SETÚBAL

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Adults: 35€
Children: 17.5€

16 Max. customers

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SEE DOLPHINS IN SETÚBAL

Our program for observation of dolphins in setúbal is the best value boat trip price/quality in Arrábida because its itinerary combines the experience of an intimate meeting with the community of resident dolphins in sado with a stroll along the beautiful beaches of the Setúbal bay and Troy.

Prices

Adults: 35€
Children: 17.5€ (4-12 years)
Baby: Free (0-3 years)


Duration

Between 2h30 and 3h

Guided by Marine Biologists
The trip is accompanied by experienced marine biologists who will help you identify each of the dolphins and interpret their behavior and surroundings.

Dolphin Watching Responsible
During dolphin watching it is essential to fully respect the international recommendations and rules of the code of conduct, in order to minimize disturbance. Silence is requested on board and the maximum duration of the observations is 30 minutes.

Points of interest in Arrábida
A tour of the points of interest and historical monuments in the city of Setúbal, the beaches of Arrábida (Figueirinha beach, Galapos, Galapinhos and Alpertuche), with a historical introduction, description and some interesting facts about each point/monument.

Stop for a swim
Depending on how long it takes us to find the dolphins, we may have less or more “free” time, but whenever the sun invites us, we make a brief stop for a dip in the sea.


Scheduling

Further down on this page is the calendar, check if any of the dates “in green” correspond to the date you want. Otherwise contact us via the whats app chat button in the bottom right corner or by phone (+351 933396375)

Meeting point

Rua Praia da Saúde 11 A, 2900-572 Setúbal (Arrive 15 min. early)

Meteorology

In any case, you should check the weather situation in order to plan the most appropriate clothing and improve your activity plan for the day:
Daily weather forecast | Setúbal

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE GOING DOLPHIN WATCHING IN SETÚBAL

Is it normal for people to get seasick at sea?

It’s very rare for anyone to get seasick on one of our tours. The vast majority of tours only take place in favorable conditions and the boat used minimizes the slow and prolonged oscillations that cause seasickness. If you suffer from chronic motion sickness, where you get seasick even in the car, we recommend taking a pill 30 minutes before boarding.

What should I bring?

Bring comfortable clothing suitable for the season you’ll be in the water. We also recommend that you bring a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses, a camera as well as a bathing suit and towel in case you want to take a dip. Don’t forget that it’s often 10 degrees colder in the water, so a jacket or windbreaker is never a bad idea.

Can we always see the dolphins?

The probability of seeing dolphins is very high (around 95% of our tours) as the dolphin population lives in Setúbal Bay on a permanent basis. Even so, there are a few days when the dolphins are not seen by any boat.

What if I don't get to see the dolphins on my tour?

If your tour is one of the rare days when dolphin watching is not possible, you will receive a free voucher to reschedule. Arrábida Sea Ventures thus ensures that when you buy a ticket you are sure to see dolphins.

Is it possible to swim with dolphins?

It is forbidden by law to swim with wild dolphins in mainland Portugal. You can do this on the islands of the Azores and Madeira, where you are allowed to swim with dolphins, subject to a number of rules.

How can I book?

You can book directly online on our website; use the contact form; or by phone or email.

If you prefer to book with our assistance, you should call (+351) 933396375 or send an email to booking@arrabidaseaventures.com stating the date you want and the number of participants (Adults and Children up to 12 years old). After contacting us, you will receive instructions on how to pay.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

If the weather conditions are not favorable and the crew decides that it is better not to go out to sea, we will contact you in order to reschedule your reservation for a later date, if this is not possible, we will refund you in full.

How do I change the date or time of my reservation?

Have you booked tickets, but the date or time is no longer right for you? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you. You can postpone your booking up to 48 hours before the date of the tour. Contact us at:
phone: 933396375
email: booking@arrabidaseaventures.com
* Enter your reservation number.

What if I cancel the reservation?

Although it’s rare, sometimes we may have to cancel a reservation. We understand that this can have a significant impact on your plans and will never happen without verifiable justification. You can rest assured that, in the unlikely event of this happening, you will automatically receive a refund or we can help you find a similar or better tour to re-book.

What do our customers say?

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Martim RodriguesMartim Rodrigues
16:05 21 Feb 24
I loved the tour, the team is super attentive.
Luís GomesLuís Gomes
15:19 21 Feb 24
Gabriel AbreuGabriel Abreu
15:18 21 Feb 24
Vinicius AmaralVinicius Amaral
15:18 21 Feb 24
Fantastic experience!
Andre TeixeiraAndre Teixeira
15:18 21 Feb 24
Eduardo CarneiroEduardo Carneiro
15:18 21 Feb 24
Tonny 26Tonny 26
15:18 21 Feb 24
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Tomas GodinhoTomas Godinho
15:18 21 Feb 24
Mustaf BaigMustaf Baig
09:39 29 Nov 23
We went on a school activity and it was awesome 💪
Mariana.CorreiaMariana.Correia
09:26 27 Nov 23
Wow! Unique experience🫶🏼
Catarina CaeiroCatarina Caeiro
09:25 27 Nov 23
I really enjoyed the activity, I will do it again!
Inês Jones BarataInês Jones Barata
09:25 27 Nov 23
5 star team!!
Carolina PinheiroCarolina Pinheiro
09:24 27 Nov 23
I loved it 🤩
Bia PedrosoBia Pedroso
09:24 27 Nov 23
Spectacular tour!!
Elisa Barchiesi RebornElisa Barchiesi Reborn
20:02 04 Oct 23
Telmo VicenteTelmo Vicente
12:33 28 Aug 23
Jorge Serrate NevesJorge Serrate Neves
14:09 22 Aug 23
I found the tour without a life jacket and without support for people who feel sick on the boat to be irresponsible.
Josééé ChristianJosééé Christian
16:41 12 Jul 23
It was an excellent and wonderful experience. The employees were pretty friendly. Susana and Vítor provided a great service, they left us all happy and full of laughter during the whole trip. They explained the landscapes and history to us very well. Their company is the only one that can be very close to the coast. Besides, after leaving for twenty or so minutes, it was lucky that we found many dolphins by their good guide. Comparing with my experience in Madeira on a tour boat, in Setúbal it was much better and we loved it a lot. Without a doubt, we will go there and take more people. I want to give ten stars!!! ❤️
R KumarR Kumar
15:25 17 Jun 23
Wonderful experience. The most considerate and helpful team who helped accommodate us at the last minute. The dolphin tour and tour of the coastline was phenomenal!
Tina HoffmannTina Hoffmann
16:00 03 Jun 23
We had a super fun time on board. The crew was so nice and explained a lot about the history and the area. We really enjoyed the tour- even that the weather wasn’t that sunny- great all over experience.
Mark RapisardiMark Rapisardi
16:44 02 Jun 23
The tour was fantastic, Marco is a true professional and an unbelievable tour guide. If you’re in Sesimbre, this is a must. This was the highlight of our trip.
Heike UhligHeike Uhlig
09:56 27 Oct 22
We really enjoyed our boat tour. The skippers were friendly and our boat was great. We've even seen some dolphins. It was a great and unique experience.
ian nefskyian nefsky
08:45 26 Aug 22
Fabulous experience!!! Great communication. Victor and his daughter were very gracious, clean boat, perfect for the excursion. Saw so many dolphins. Swam in a beautiful clear water green grotto. A very exciting memorable day! Thank you Edgar and group!
We had an amazing time on the dolphin and coastline tour with Arrabida Sea tours! Our guides were knowledgeable, professional, experienced and very friendly. They were kind to my children and very eager to point out and help them see dolphins!It took a while before we saw any dolphins, and we were worried they might give up and say no dolphins today, but they kept looking and calling other boats. And sure enough, we saw dozens. It was truly magical and something my kids will never forget! And at age 74 my mom saw dolphins for the first time in her life, and experienced it with her only grandchildren! It was a fantastic day filled with a lifetime of memories!Do not hesitate and do not book with anyone else. If you have any questions, concerns, issues, send a WhatsApp or call/leave a voicemail. I did, and I am so thankful I did. They answered my voicemail and my WhatsApp and really took care of my family. Treated us like their family!We can’t wait to return and book another adventure! THANK YOU!
Deli MatsuoDeli Matsuo
16:41 25 Aug 22
We used Arrabida Sea Ventures to book a private sailing boat. It was the highlight of the trip for us. We truly enjoyed our time with the crew and the incredible sightseeing that you can only get from the water. Highly recommended.
Great tour with a good view of the occean and a comfortable boat/crew. We saw the dolphins close to the boat and were next to them for a long time. When the dolphins needed peace, we drove to the coast and looked at some of the beaches.Would definately reccomend this company!
Yuranny CabralYuranny Cabral
10:05 08 Aug 22
Very nice tour! Got to see many dolphins. My 4-yr old kid enjoyed it very much. Great views and great crew. Would definitely do it again!
DavidDavid
08:30 25 Jul 22
Wow - what can I say? Thank you, thank you thank you! Quite simply one of the best days we ever had - made extra special by the thoughtful tailoring of the day to the needs of our very mixed group, wonderful hosting by the crew, and a wonderful boat. It was just so much fun!
Sara RamosSara Ramos
21:06 25 Jun 21
The best captain in Sesimbra! Available, helpful, friendly, extraordinary, no adjectives possible for the trips we made. Over the years we have done several and I can assure you that the last one is always better than the penultimate. Don't hesitate, this is your choice for a Genre adventure. P.S. for those who can, ask to see the sea on fire....
S. G.S. G.
21:23 25 Jul 20
A fantastic experience. We saw loads of bottleneck dolphins and were the only boat there for a while. Edgar is a great guide who gave just the right amount of Information. The trip along the coast after the dolphins was also wonderful.
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