Best watersports & boat tours in Sesimbra

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Best Sea Experiences in Sesimbra

Experience Sesimbra

Sesimbra is becoming more and more popular among travelers from all over the world. With its long-stretched sandy beaches and the proximity to the beautiful Serra da Arrábida natural park, visitors have a lot to choose from. You can visit the city on a day trip from Lisbon, which is only 40 minutes away.

Diving is one of the top things to do, and it’s one of the best spots in all of Portugal for diving and snorkeling. If you decide to go scuba diving, be ready to explore an amazing underwater world with caves, wrecks and beautiful reefs all around you.

If you rather stay above sea level, you can embark on one of the fun boat tours, go dolphin watching or even fishing. After the fresh sea breeze, you’ll be happy to know that this city is a true seafood paradise.

  • Our favorite beach: Ribeira do Cavalo Beach
  • Our favorite restaurant: Praia Mar
  • Our favorite boat tour: Fishing 
  • Our favorite watersport: Scuba Diving 

Getting around 

If you’re visiting Sesimbra, most likely you’re traveling from Lisbon. The easiest way to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra are our transfers, which start at 25€ per person and pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation in Lisbon or a central meeting point. You can book your transfer while booking your watersport or boat tour.

Busses take about an hour and cost you 4,35€ to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra. You can also get from Lisbon to Sesimbra by train, which is longer and a bit more expensive than catching the bus. If you’re with more people, you can go by taxi (or Uber or Bolt - cheaper and safer in our opinion). This takes about 35 minutes, depending on traffic, and prices start at about 30€. You can read more about the options to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra in this article.

In the city itself, you can do everything on foot. Be prepared for some climbs and maybe even some hikes to secluded beaches ;)

Best things to do during your stay

There are many things to do. It’s a paradise for active sea-lovers.

Day trip to Lisbon

As we mentioned in the section before, it’s rather easy to travel in between Lisbon and Sesimbra. Therefore, if you’re staying in the city for your holidays, we recommend a day-trip to the Capital city to taste some Portuguese culture.

Boat tours

Boat tours are a great way to explore the stunning coastline of the Arrábida Nature Park. Boat tours start at 27€ per person for a 2-hour tour. A boat tour to the emblematic Cape Espichel is also a nice idea. If you prefer a full-day boat experience, you can rent this boat with space for up to 5 guests and your private skipper. This is a unique private tour to enjoy the beaches of the region at your own pace. 

The dolphins tours are a must for nature-loving families. And if you like fishing, we have great day trip during your stay in Lisbon. Join this fishing tour with local fishermen!

Watersports

Regarding watersports, our big news is the AquaJump Park right in front of Praia da California, in the center of the town. The Nature Park of Arrábida is the ideal spot for active nature lovers. For the ones who like being under the sea level, we have snorkeling or diving tours.
If you prefer to stay above the sea level, we recommend the coasteering for the most adventurous ones and a kayak or SUP tour to explore the coastline in a more relaxed way.

Enjoy some of the freshest seafood of Portugal

The city is known for its great seafood and fresh fish. Being historically strongly connected to the fishing industry, it’s normal that you can find the freshest fish and seafood. We recommend restaurant Praia Mar in the city center for delicious meal of seafood and grilled fish. A more affordable and basic, but equally delicious option is Formiga

Whatever you decide to do during your holiday, we promise you will love this part of the Lisbon area! Raw nature and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.

Our boat tours and watersports in Sesimbra

Cover for SUP in Lagoa de Albufeira

SUP in Lagoa de Albufeira

2h
8 max
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SUP or kayak tour in Sesimbra - Lagoa de Albufeira

2h
8 max
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SUP tour in Sesimbra

3h
8 max
Sesimbra Portugal

Boat tour in Sesimbra

2h
12 max

Coastal canoeing in Sesimbra

5h
15 max
Coasteering in Sesimbra - Boca do Tamboril

Coasteering in Sesimbra

4h
12 max
Boat tour from Sesimbra

Dolphin watching in Sesimbra

3h
12 max
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Fishing in Sesimbra

5h
1 max
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Snorkeling in Sesimbra

3h
12 max
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Scuba discovery - try diving in Sesimbra

3h
6 max
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Scuba Diving in Sesimbra

3h
6 max
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Scuba Diving in Sesimbra - Refresh your skills

4h
6 max
First time eco-diving in Sesimbra

First time Eco-diving in Sesimbra

3h
1 max
Boat tour to Cabo Espichel Cover

Boat tour to Cabo Espichel

2h
1 max
Volunteer and Diving Holiday Cover

Volunteer and diving holiday in Sesimbra

72h
Private Sesimbra boat experience

Private Sesimbra boat experience from Lisbon

8h
5 max
Inflatable waterpark in Sesimbra

Inflatable waterpark in Sesimbra

30m
1 max
Seaview Portugal

Seaview board in Sesimbra

3h
1 max
Half-day boat charter in Sesimbra

Half-day boat charter in Sesimbra

3h
5 max
Arrábida Boat Tour Cover

Arrábida boat tour with dolphin watching

3h
10 max
Explore the region

Sesimbra kayak tour

2h
1 max
Sesimbra seaview board

Sesimbra seaview board adventure

2h
10 max
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Wine and sunset cruise in Arrábida

2h
10 max
Sesimbra dolphin watching

Sesimbra dolphin watching

3h
12 max
Boat tour from Sesimbra to Cabo Espichel

Boat tour from Sesimbra to Cabo Espichel

3h
12 max
Coastal cruise in Sesimbra

Coastal cruise in Sesimbra

3h
12 max
Sesimbra snorkeling tour

Sesimbra snorkeling tour

3h
1 max
Coastal swimming in Sesimbra Cover

Coastal swimming in Sesimbra

9h
12 max
Swim in Sesimbra Cover

Swim in Sesimbra with a professional guide

9h
12 max
Arrábida swim adventure Cover

Arrábida swim adventure

9h
12 max
2-day sailing from Lisbon to Sesimbra

2-day sailing from Lisbon to Sesimbra

24h
4 max
SUP rental in Sesimbra

Stand-up Paddle in Sesimbra

2h
10 max
Kayaking in Sesimbra

Kayaking in Sesimbra

3h
12 max
Private RIB boat in Sesimbra

Private RIB boat in Sesimbra - 5 pax

3h
5 max
RIB charter in Sesimbra

RIB charter in Sesimbra - 12 pax

3h
12 max
Boat hire in Sesimbra

Boat hire in Sesimbra - 18 pax

3h
18 max