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From Lisbon: 3-Hour Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

★★★★★ 5 / 5 10 Reviews
Embark on this dolphin's watching odyssey with an expert Marine Biologist on board. Look for cetacean and other marine life just outside Lisbon. The Atlantic Ocean is right ahead and check out the main monuments in Belem. Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
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Depart from Lisbon on a fast rib boat. Simply choose your seat. Challenge your friends on a speedboat on the search for dolphins in the wide Atlantic Ocean.

Before leaving the Tagus Estuary through the river mouth, you will pass under the 25th of April bridge built in 1966. You will see the beautiful monuments in Belem neighborhood, such as the Discoveries monument and the Belem Tower built 500 years ago and used to defend Lisbon against enemies arriving on water.

Get the best view from the Atlantic Coastline. With our versatile fast RIB, we can scan the ocean in the search for wildlife. Get to know the cetacean species and seabirds with a Marine Biologists specialist aboard.

Until 3 hours, you will experience the adventure of looking for dolphins where it seems impossible. You might also encounter other marine species, like moonfish, sharks, jellyfish, or even sea turtles, so close to Lisbon. We value the natural and cultural heritage! Embark on this Odyssey of nature tourism.

- What Will You Do

The expert marine biologist crew will guide you to the most probable area where dolphins normally like to forage pelagic fish or other invertebrates. You may also encounter younger dolphins playing in small pods, sharks, sunfish or several pelagic seabirds. Wilderness so close to the capital of Portugal.

- What To Expect

- 3-hour dolphin watching boat tour with a Marine Biologist on board
- Stay close to wild animals
- Enjoy the views and Lisbon monuments on the way

- What Is Included

- Boat trip
- Nature guide
- Certified Marine Biologist on board
- All fees and taxes
- Life jackets
- Personal Accident and Liability Insurance
- Crew
- Open ocean breeze

- What Is Not Included

- Bring a warm jacket, suitable clothes, wear sunscreen and don't forget your camera!

- Know Before You Go

- We do not guarantee dolphins, however our sighting success is very high
- We recommend you to wear sunscreen, a jacket and comfortable clothes
- Please be at the meeting point for check-in 15 minutes prior the tour
- No wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant
- Customers are seated in Jockey chairs, but can move around the boat when at low speed
- Most travelers are able to participate
- This experience requires good weather conditions. If canceled due to inclement weather, we will offer a different date or full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of people. If canceled due to lack of travelers, we will offer a different date / experience or full refund
- This tour / activity will have up to 12 travelers


What happens if the tour is canceled due to weather conditions?
Dolphin rides are always subject to weather and sea conditions. If the tour is canceled or changed, you will be contacted to try to reschedule. It may happen that tours are canceled at the last minute, as the sea can be unpredictable and we want your safety and comfort above all. You will always be refunded 100% if you cannot reschedule in case of bad weather.
Can children under 6 do the experience?
In order for children to enjoy, they must have a certain age. Do to our policy, we believe children under 6 years aren't old enough take the maximum of the experience.
Can we swim with dolphins?
No, swimming is not allowed on this tour. In Portugal, swimming with dolphins is allowed only in the Azores and Madeira.
Do you always see dolphins?
No. Dolphins are wild animals and are not fed. We never know if we'll find them. Last year we had a success rate of over 90% and we are improving! It is a true adventure.
Are there dolphins all year?
Yes, dolphins stay all year round. And this dolphin ride happens all year round.
Is it possible to observe species other than dolphins?
Sure! Dolphin watching tours are a true safari. We never know if you'll find it, but the seabirds are right, we also find sea turtles, sharks, whales and sunfish!
Is this dolphin ride suitable for babies and pregnant women?
No. RIB's are not recommended for infants under 5 years of age, pregnant women or people with back and neck problems.
Is the use of life jackets mandatory? Are child life jackets available?
Yes, we have comfortable jackets for all ages and weights.
Can we bring cameras and phones to photograph dolphins?
Yes, it's okay to take your camera and phone with you on the tour, but we are not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur.
How many people go in each boat?
Our boat has a maximum capacity of 12 people and 2 skippers / guides. If you need more, we can use boats with larger capacity or more than one.
Should I book my dolphin watching in advance?
Yes, we recommend booking in advance because our tours often sell out even in low season. In high season the boat usually get crowded!
When is the best time to watch dolphins?
We make morning trips, the sooner the better. As a rule, there is less wind in the morning and the sea is calmer.

Customer Reviews (10 reviews)

Incredible Experience!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Sam K on 2019-12-12
Sid and Francesco were simply amazing guides. We had a unique experience with dolphins, swimming with them and playing with them for a lot of time. At one point there must have been 50 dolphins swimming with us. Definitely worth it, would recommend to anybody!


★★★★★ Reviewed by Cherry on 2019-11-28
The tour guide Sid was very friendly and passionate about marine life. He has studied marine life in several countries and is very knowledgeable about Lisbon. We got a really good view of some dolphins in their own habitat and then went further around the coast to see the hospital.I would definitely recommend this tour!

Amazing Dolphin Watching tour

★★★★★ Reviewed by Wendy on 2019-11-24
Today I went on the Dolphin watching tour wirh a friend. We saw a lot of dolphins and the guide knows a lot about the area and nature. The captain, guide etc. cares a lot about the nature and the animals. Yes it was a great experience! :)

Great day out at sea!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Jan on 2019-11-19
My partner and I took our 2 young girls on this trip and it didn't disappoint. At first we thought we were not going to see any dolphins then suddenly we saw a pod of 8 and shortly after a pod of about 40! Got plenty photos and the kids loved it. Would defo reccomend.

Lovely afternoon for the whole family

★★★★★ Reviewed by Kelly on 2019-11-17
My husband, myself and our kids 11 and 15 went on the trip. The weather wasn’t cooperating, the guys did a great job of getting us to a southern location, where the water conditions were better. The staff was professional and knowledgeable, it was wonderful having a marine biologist with us every step of the way. The boat was very nice. The kids really enjoyed going fast in the boat. The views were amazing. We saw 5 or 6 dolphins and there were more below the surface. The life jackets were the newer style, bathroom was available before and after the boat ride, there was even a coffee and drinks shop. We couldn’t have been more pleased with our day. I would definitely go out with them again!

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