Natural Park of Serra da Arrábida

Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Have you ever been to Natural Park of Serra da Arrábida?

Serra da Arrábida, located in Setúbal, is one of the main mountains in Portugal. Of incomparable immensity and beauty, there are countless ways to explore it!

Endowed with a truly impressive natural landscape, the beaches that make it up make Serra da Arrábida one of the main tourist destinations for a relaxing rest.

You can enjoy the entire coast through a viewpoint, enjoy the distant but visible Troia, have a picnic in the middle of the mountains, visit a convent - Convento da Arrábida- and even find several rare species that are sheltered in the mountains!

Watch dolphins, take a kayak tour, try diving or explore the entire mountain freely. One thing is for sure: whatever you do the setting is heavenly!

To make your visit easier, we have made a top 5 best ways to explore the Serra da Arrábida that you can see below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. There are several car parks in the area. Note that you may have to pay a parking meter. It should also be noted that there are some parking lots further away from the beach, but through which a bus passes and take you to the beach.

Yes. It is customary for companies that promote these tours to guarantee a refund of the ticket if no dolphins are seen, or offer another day to do a new tour.

Exactly in the mountains, there are no restaurants. There are some restaurants in the vicinity of the mountain, but to eat in Serra da Arrábida we suggest you try the Parque de Merendas da Comenda. Have your snack and enjoy the beauty of the natural park.

From the center of Lisbon to Serra da Arrábida it is approximately 40 kilometers. The route takes about 45 minutes and the closest route, from the center of Lisbon, is through the 25 de Abril Bridge.

The average duration of a tour to Arrábida by boat to go and see the dolphins is 3 hours. It is up to each company to decide the time of the tour, but the usual is, in fact, those 3 hours by boat.

What People Are Saying

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"Wir wurden freundlich am Treffpunkt begrüßt und sind pünktlich losgefahren . Es wurde uns alles ausführlich auf englisch erklärt und nach kurzer Zeit haben wir die Delfine bewundern können. Danach haben wir noch eine Rundfahrt gemacht, auf der uns ebenfalls die Sehenswürdigkeiten erklärt wurden. Ein toller Trip, nur zu empfehlen !"
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"Wir hatten 2-3 tolle Stunden, bei bestem Wetter und haben jede Menge Delphine aus nächster Nähe sehen können, obwohl die See außerhalb der Bucht etwas rau war. Danach haben wir noch einen kurzen Stop am Praia de Comenda gemacht und konnten vom Boot springen und schwimmen."
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"Muito bonito e muito boa viagem. Aconselho muito e recomendo a vertente natural pelo seu excelente trabalho! 5 ⭐"
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"Ich war zusammen mit meiner Mutter auf der Delfin-Beobachtung. Vom ersten Moment an haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Man geht wunderbar auf die Leute ein, sowohl der Skipper als auch der Guide. Die Tour wird auch nach den Bedürfnissen ausgerichtet, so wurden wir gefragt, ob wir länger bei den Delfinen bleiben wollen oder dann die Küstenfahrt machen wollen. Insgesamt ein wunderbares Paket das ich jedem empfehlen kann! Vielen Dank!"
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"Adoramos a experiência. Mesmo com uma criança de dois anos, foi espetacular, ela adorou, nem queria sair da água. Excelentes condições. E pessoal bem disposto."
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"O monitor revela muito conhecimento e entusiasmo. A quantidade de golfinhos e tudo o que fazem à volta do barco impressiona."

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