Dolphin watching in Setúbal

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Are you ready for dolphin watching in Setúbal?

The adventure of dolphin watching in Setúbal takes place on a luxurious catamaran. During the dolphin watching in Setúbal, on the boat “Esperança”, known for its security and comfort, you will have an unforgettable moment for your whole family: dolphin watching in their natural habitat.

This dolphin watching in Setúbal tour consists of a boat ride to observe the resident community of bottlenose dolphins of the Sado River. It is a guided boat tour where you’ll be visiting the Sado estuary and the Arrábida coast. On the very warm days and if we have time, there is the possibility to stop for a quick dive.

The coastline is very beautiful and colorful, as the crystal clear waters contrast perfectly with the forrest of Serra da Arrábida and the cliffs of Cabo Espichel. This is one of the most famous tours in Setúbal.

Our team of experts and marine biologists will do all it can to make sure you get to observe the dolphins, but even though this pod is resident, they are wild animals and we cannot guarantee a 100%. Usually, we see dolphins on 95% of our dolphin watching in Setúbal trips, so the chance is extremely high. It is an adventure!

You can enjoy a drink from our bar aboard or bring something from home. There are places in the sun and in the shade and we even have toilets aboard. The nets in the front of the catamaran are the favorite spots for the kids to sit on. It's really exciting to watch the dolphins from the nets!

Will you join us on this beautiful experience? Enjoy the sun and find dolphins on this sightseeing tour.
 We went to try out this experience ourselves. Read our personal testimonial and experience with the whole family here!



  • Enjoy the view over the amazing coastline from a unique perspective;

  • Extremely high chance of spotting wild dolphins with the experienced crew;

  • Search for and observe wild dolphins and other marine life in their natural habitat;

  • This experience is a good choice for families and groups of friends who are passionate about the ocean, nature and adventure;

  • This experience is always a true adventure as you never know which species you're going to find;

  • Very spacious sundeck giving you the opportunity to lay in the sun or the shade;


  • This experience does not include food and drinks so feel free to bring your own;

  • Please check-in 20 minutes before the start of the experience;

  • All sea experiences are subject to the weather and sea conditions. In case of bad conditions, we'll contact you to reschedule or arrange a refund;

  • Detailed tour operator information, including local phone number and exact address, is included in your confirmation email;

  • There's no need to print your ticket, but please bring your reference number and ID card to check-in;

  • We recommend bringing sunscreen, swimming gear, a hat and a towel;


  • On board, you’ll have access to toilets and there are shaded areas;

  • A safety briefing by a multilingual guide, insurance and life-jackets are included;

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