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.