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Dolphin Watching Tour by Catamaran from Lisbon

Dolphin Watching Tour by Catamaran from Lisbon
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
18
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11392P8
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick-up and drop off, meeting point in Lisbon;
  • Catamaran cruise fees & tickets with dolphin watching;
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car/van;
  • Professional guide for your group;
  • Guaranteed to skip ticket lines.
  • Entry/Admission - Reserva Natural do Estuario do Sado
  • Entry/Admission - Castelo de Sao Filipe
Exclusions
  • Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the program
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • HF Fénix Lisboa, Praça Marquês de Pombal 8, 1269-133 Lisboa, Portugal We will pick-up all travelers in Lisbon at the "Marques de Pombal" Square, at the Metro Station exit, in front of the HF Fenix Hotel.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour might be cancelled if unsafe/severe weather conditions occur
  • The sequence of the mentioned places can be changed according to weather conditions
  • Dolphin watching has a very high probability (95%), however it is not guaranteed they will be seen, as they are wild animals, not trained
  • You must bring: comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and warm clothing. Even in summer bring a pullover or jacket
  • Note: we will be a maximum of 30 minutes close to the dolphins, as they are protected by law.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Inclusions
  • Pick-up and drop off, meeting point in Lisbon;
  • Catamaran cruise fees & tickets with dolphin watching;
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car/van;
  • Professional guide for your group;
  • Guaranteed to skip ticket lines.
  • Entry/Admission - Reserva Natural do Estuario do Sado
  • Entry/Admission - Castelo de Sao Filipe
Exclusions
  • Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the program
Departure details
  • HF Fénix Lisboa, Praça Marquês de Pombal 8, 1269-133 Lisboa, Portugal We will pick-up all travelers in Lisbon at the "Marques de Pombal" Square, at the Metro Station exit, in front of the HF Fenix Hotel.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour might be cancelled if unsafe/severe weather conditions occur
  • The sequence of the mentioned places can be changed according to weather conditions
  • Dolphin watching has a very high probability (95%), however it is not guaranteed they will be seen, as they are wild animals, not trained
  • You must bring: comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and warm clothing. Even in summer bring a pullover or jacket
  • Note: we will be a maximum of 30 minutes close to the dolphins, as they are protected by law.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Feb 21, 2021
A note from Dolphin Watching Tour by Catamaran from Lisbon
When inside the vehicles, it is mandatory for travelers and guide to wear face masks. It is not allowed to smoke, eat and drink inside the vehicles.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    HF Fénix Lisboa
    Praça Marquês de Pombal 8, 1269-133 Lisboa, Portugal
    We will pick-up all travelers in Lisbon at the "Marques de Pombal" Square, at the Metro Station exit, in front of the HF Fenix Hotel.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Estatua do Marques de Pombal
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Setubal
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Reserva Natural do Estuario do Sado
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Castelo de Sao Filipe
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Praca Marques do Pombal
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Michael F
2 contributions
We had an amazing trip with John (Joao) watching Dolphins. Picking us up on time from our hotel in Lisbon, John proved an insightful and witty guide for the entire trip. His ride was comfortable and roomy, and so was the large catamaran boat which took us the rest of the way.

The boat had plenty of space, and even with the wind a bit brisk, it was relaxing to lay and sunbathe in the nets at the front of the boat, while enjoying the most amazing view.

We had never seen wild dolphins before, and we were delighted to be able to watch them up and relatively close. One even swam right next to the boat, while the engine was cut off. One aspect that was interesting was that John actually had pictures and names of the individual dolphins, which he showed us beforehand, and we then could start recognizing some of them when we spotted them.

Afterwards, John also took us for a small detour to the nearby fortress and told us the story of the place. What really struck us was how flexible and accomodating John was, at no point did we feel rushed. It made it into a truly unforgettable day. Next time we come to Lisbon, we will make sure to look up John again.

In terms of Covid, John and the boat captain wore masks the entire trip. Everything was disinfected. In the car it was only us, and on the boat there space to keep many meters distance from the few other guests.
Written July 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
TakingUThere
Thank you very much for your detailed review... :-) We are glad that you enjoyed your day with us and hope to have you back soon. Warmest Regards, Joao Dickmann
Written July 5, 2021
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MissMichele26
La Veta, CO31 contributions
Couples
The luck of the draw, but an enjoyable one nonetheless. they tour folks couldn't help the weather. the days before beautiful and clear waters. We were able to see dolphins and it was exciting! as well as to learn about the environment while aboard a beautiful boat sailing around for about 3 hours. It was an enjoyable day visiting a fortification castle. Would do it again!
Written May 17, 2019
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Thank you very much Michele for your time in writing a review about us! Well, yes, regarding the weather, was not the greatest, but could also have been worse... ;-) For the dolphins it´s always good. For us, "top water" creatures, we are more subject to no to nice weather. Also the Saint Filipe Fort in Setúbal is also amazing with it´s "Birdseye" view over the ocean and bay. Hope to see you again with a much nicer weather, João Dickmann
Written May 23, 2019
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Michael B
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Friends
I used TakingUThere a years ago, when they just started out. Came now back to Lisbon and re-visited this company.
It grew much sins then, and for better! The owner, Joao, made the Dolphin Tour with us (a group of 4) and it was still amazing. The friendship, views, explanations, and obviously the dolphins in this amazing bay in Satubal.
He made the tour with us last time round (2014) and he is still the greatest, nothing changed.
If you want to do something different near Lisbon, do it with these guys and try the dolphin watching.
Written May 27, 2018
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Thank you very much for your review, even after 4 years... :-) !! It was nice to have you back after so may years, and we where amazed that you still remembered us! I usually always say at the end the reviews "Hope to see you back in the near future". This is one proof that the future is there, but can be a bit further away... :-) Warmest Regards, and all the best, João Dickmann
Written May 27, 2018
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Heine Husted H
Copenhagen, Denmark403 contributions
Now this ia the name of the game on the Ocean I guess, but if you are prone to motion sickness, dont go! we saw dolphins, but for the duration of this trip it was a short sighting. the staff were very friendly nothing to complain about there and the trip back along the coast was breathtaking. would I go again? No I would not.
Written July 20, 2022
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TakingUThere
Haha. You are right, motion sickness can be part of the tour. A rare happening, but it might happen... Regarding the "short sighting", as it´s explained in the tour description, we can only be near the dolphins for 30 minutes (by law). And this is a very good rule, because we are "invading" the dolphins territory. This allows us to be with them, but giving them their freedom. Also there is no guaranty that we will even see the dolphins. We can also not feed them, nobody can touch them, not swim with them and only three ships at any given time can be near them (for a maximum of 30 minutes). We hoped that travellers would actually appreciate that, as we are respecting nature as much as possible. For this reason we have the biggest resident dolphin family in Europe. See them, appreciate them, but leave them to their lives in nature. Sometimes it takes 30 minutes for us to find them; sometimes 2 hours... We don´t know... You go with nature. We obviously accept your feedback, but we are not able to change anything in our tour/program regarding the "time spend near the dolphins" issue. Warmest Regards and thank you anyway, Joao Dickmann
Written July 21, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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