Water activity

Lisbon: 3-Hour Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

4.7 / 5

58 reviews

Activity provider: Terra Incógnita

Lisbon: 3-Hour Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Activity provider: Terra Incógnita
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From US$ 61.17 per person

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Relax and see wild dolphins off Lisbon's coast on a 3-hour cruise with a marine biologist onboard.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish


  • Admire wild dolphins in their natural habitat, eating, and playing with their young
  • Take in the best views of Lisbon from the coast
  • Sit back and relax as a marine biologist tells you interesting anecdotes about dolphins
Full description
Admire wild dolphins in their natural habitat on a 3-hour journey around Lisbon's coast aboard a speedboat with a marine biologist and a captain. Relax and enjoy stunning views of Lisbon's main monuments, the Estoril Coast, and Cascais from the Tagus River, all while keeping an eye out for playful dolphins. Explore the open deck while learning about these incredible marine mammals, and how teams in Portugal are preserving their natural habitat.
  • Guide
  • Marine biologist
  • Boat tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet the tour at the local supplier, Terra Incógnita's shop at the Doca de Santo Amaro.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • There is a 95% success rate in seeing dolphins on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 58 reviews

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We had an amazing view of dolphins in their natural environment with a marine biologist guide who gave us a briefing to begin with on the types of dolphin we might see. The only thing that marred the experience was the Italian lady and her two children who arrived late and for whom we have to return to the harbour to pick up. In our opinion she should've arrived on time or missed out. The dolphins though - just amazing to see these magnificent creatures in their family group, it was breath-taking and we stayed with them for around 20 minutes. The boat also takes you around Lisbon's waterfront to see some of the monuments. Things to note: The boat is a rib speedboat, there is no space for bags but you can leave them in the office. It's chilly on the water so a lightweight jacket is a must, there is no toilet but they pre-warn you and you can use the facilities at their office, not suitable for pregnant ladies - one couple were unable to join the experience due to this restriction.

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August 9, 2022

The excursion was great! The highlight of our vacation. The dolphins were very close to our boat. The team was super friendly. We first drove along the coast and then to the dolphins. There we spent about 30 minutes with the dolphins, they must not be disturbed for too long while hunting. The boat is very fast and the ride alone was a lot of fun! We absolutely loved it. In any case, don't forget to apply sunscreen beforehand. Jacket makes sense if you get cold easily, on the open sea it got a bit chilly.

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July 30, 2022

I had a fantastic trip. Sailing on the speedboat was an adventure in itself. Pretty soon we saw a group of mama dolphins with their young. The guide gave the animals space and did not want to stress them. In the meantime, he kept giving some information, asking if everything was in order and offering water for those who were thirsty. I recommend it to everyone, but it is wise not to eat too much or too little beforehand, some pieces of sailing go up and down quite quickly.

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July 23, 2022

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