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Meet the Lisbon Dolphins - Dolphin Watching in Lisbon
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Meet the Lisbon Dolphins - Dolphin Watching in Lisbon

By Lisbon Dolphins
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Ages 6-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 3h
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Lifejackets
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • One extra hour of dolphin search if needed
  • Up to 50 miles of dolphins search
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Restroom on board
  • Jackets, warm clothes
  • Tour with less than 5 passengers


Start:
  • Doca de Santo Amaro, 1300 Lisbon, Portugal
    Gate 1 Exactly bellow the 25th April bridge (red suspension bridge) Alcântara-Mar train station Best way to get, uber or scooters
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66142P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • Lisbon Dolphins
      69
      Lisbon, Portugal
      Joined in January 2018
    • gtrutschmann
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      Amazing Experience
      We had a super fun 3hr trip and saw plenty of dolphins. Our guide was extremely helpful from the time of booking. We learned a lot about dolphins as well as some history about Lisbon. We had a chance to see dolphins in the river and also in the ocean. I would highly recommend this tour!
      Written 15 April 2023
    • chelseal771
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      Wonderful!
      This was a great tour! We got so close to the dolphins and had a wonderful boat ride while also getting a lot of info about Lisbon and its landmarks! Francisco was engaging, funny and so knowledgeable! We loved it and I walked away having fun an learning a lot! The boat was also very fun! Thank you!
      Written 6 April 2023
    • Rygaards
      0 contributions
      Great boat ride with plenty of dolphins swimming around us
      This was well worth doing. The guide is a marine biologist and knows everything there is to know about dolphins. And we saw plenty of dolphins, which was a great experience. The guide treated them with great respect, quieting the boat down and not getting too close. This allowed the dolphins to go about their ways and actually come close to us instead of the other way around. The boat ride got a bit choppy at times, which we (esp. our 11 year old son) loved, but is maybe less suitable for the faint of heart. Beautiful views of Lisbon from the water, sunshine, and lots of information about dolphins and other sea life. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
      Written 19 March 2023
    • E1555JSsabrinam
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      Great tour with wildlife and a funny and informative tour - cant ask for more!
      It was a great tour with Francisco. We saw a dolphin group, learned really a lot about them, Francisco is a very knowledgeable and very funny - you cant expect more from a tour. The boot is fast and really cool, windy is cold but thats part of the adventure. Totally recommended!
      Written 7 March 2023
    • jessicahY3070IK
      0 contributions
      Professional and good value
      A professionally run operation which was good value. It was great to see a few dolphins in the wild. We had to travel quite far out to see them on this occasion but the guides tried really hard to make sure we got as much time to view them as possible.
      Written 7 August 2022
    • jabberwock
      0 contributions
      Wonderful dolphin tour
      We had a truly wonderful trip. There was a knowledgeable biologist onboard who told us a lot about the dolphins. The boat was fast and an exciting part of the ride was speeding around in the search. The seats were a little odd - you straddle them like a plush log, but comfortable; the single downside was that they had the kids sit in the middle - I’m sure a safety thing but especially with the straddle seats I felt the kids were unlikely to fly off, and their view was more obstructed by the adults than ours would have been by them. But they were also fine, so this was a very minor point. But that said, the real highlight was the dolphins! We got super lucky I think, and hit dolphins within the first half hour, then went out to see another pod, then returned to the first pod. The dolphins seemed interested in us and swam around us quite a bit which was interesting, and had many calves, which were adorable. The owner of the outfit was scouting in an empty boat so really helped direct us. I think it would have been a fun tour even with way fewer sightings, but the richness of our interaction was just amazing. I highly recommend doing this. I should say we had three people in our tour who get seasick very easily, and it almost made us not book. They did take Dramamine before we left, and it was not an especially windy day, but they were all fine. The boat moves very quickly between stops, which I think helps a lot in making the motion less nauseating.
      Written 5 July 2022
    • Anna Sára H
      0 contributions
      Dolphin watch except for dolphins
      We all know that the fellows of the animal kingdom are mostly unpredictable, that is why we were happy that we are going to be guided by a biologist, aka a marine life expert. We went on a 4 hours expedition with ECCO Ocean, full of hopes and dreams about the magical experience we (thought) were about to have. Before we registered and paid the deposit, we asked them what are the odds that we are going to succeed and see dolphins. We got the answer that the last 40-50 times they always succeeded, so we got really excited and registered immediately. Do not get us wrong, the staff was helpful, kind and informative, but the whole ... let’s just say ... sailing turned out to be a huge disappointment. We only saw a few medusas and approx. 10 seabirds, nothing else. Not a dolphin, not a whale even fish we only saw in the port when we were finished... At the end of the tour we still had to pay full price although (100 EUR) we did not get what we came for. For us it was an awful customer experience, because during the cruise we thought to ourselves that is okay, it is not their fault, you cannot always win, but if it only happens once or twice, then it is not a big of a deal, if you at least have your unhappy customers not to pay full price, or you offer them a second tour... At least in ny thinking. It was a really big dream of ours to see dolphins, whales, but we ended up 100 EUR short, upset and very, very sad... We wish you all better luck, I wrote this review as a note to be considered before you get your hopes high.
      Written 1 October 2018
    • Tacomataster
      0 contributions
      Fantastic Sail
      Four of us booked this trimaran last minute then had to reschedule, but it was no problem once we reached the skipper, Francisco. Sailed up river in 10 to 15 knot winds doing 8-10 without much effort. Great view of the city and great talk with the crew. My impression was the boat works a lot but the operation is pretty casual and friendly. Having said that, the crew takes the job seriously and we learned a good deal about the city and marine wildlife (Francisco is a marine biologist). We enjoyed the two hours so much we returned a couple days later for a half day sail down the coast for dolphin and bird watching. Saw plenty of both.
      Written 12 July 2018
    • Pedro P
      0 contributions
      The best sailing experience in Lisbon
      The fastest sailing boat to rent in Lisbon! Great fun with friends and family. We did a day trip in the RV Megaptera, from Lisboa until Cascais and then back to Lisboa again. Bring all of your record equipment, you gonna see amazing wild life and landscapes. Probably one of the best tours I did in Lisbon!
      Written 11 January 2018
    • Andreia P
      0 contributions
      different look at Lisbon
      The small tour gives a beautiful and different perspective at the city of Lisbon. The boat is very stylish and eco friendly and team is very helpful and approachable.
      Written 11 January 2018
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    Anonymous
    Malmö, Sweden1 contribution
    Feb 2024 • Family
    Superb experience with a perfect amount of information given during, before and after the tour. Very family friendly (children 7 and 10).
    Written 22 February 2024
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    Maps67340932781
    Bibione, Italy1 contribution
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    Thank you for the great experience! I‘ll never forget this day! Ozean and dolphins are amazing! Thanks a lot!!
    Written 10 December 2023
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    Christina S
    1 contribution
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    Great experience! We saw several dolphins up close. Very experienced tour guide, lots of information about dolphins. Not the typical tourist tour. Definitely recommended. Thanks for the memorable experience!
    Written 19 November 2023
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    Barbara B
    1 contribution
    Oct 2023 • Family
    Amazing experience! Was a lovely journey. We all love to see and know more about the dolphins. Great guide, bolt and everything.
    Written 9 October 2023
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    SOFIA D
    1 contribution
    Oct 2023 • Family
    The boat trip along the Tagus River is a fantastic way to see Belem and its numerous monuments, and, obviously, seeing dolphins so close in their natural habitat is just wow!
    Besides, we learned a lot about dolphins thanks to Francisco.
    I highly recommend this boat trip.
    Tips : don't forget your jacket and put some sunscreen on before leaving !
    Written 8 October 2023
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    Tamara W
    2 contributions
    Sept 2023 • Family
    I thought I said, you make my day....but I said You make my life!! It was incredible! Amazing and wonderfull!! We ve seen a lot of dolphins en the present of the day was a Whale!!! He is a very kind person with a lot of story s to tell about the dolphins sealife and a lot more!!!
    Written 1 October 2023
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    Vikas M
    New Delhi, India15 contributions
    Sept 2023 • Friends
    The best thing to do in Lisbon. Was a spectacular expedition with Lisbon Dolphins and Francisco who was super knowledgeable and very accommodating. Saw over 50 Dolphins and also a mammoth Fin Whale besides a shark a swordfish. Worth every penny and highly recommend it.

    Special thanks to Francisco who was amazing.
    Written 28 September 2023
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    Sue T
    23 contributions
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    We were taken out into the Atlantic sea for half an hour, then came across a pod of dolphins, some with babies, went on for a while and found another pod, plus a blue shark, we were thrilled. Then our captain said he had heard the river dolphins had been spotted, he hurtled back and we found them, a big pod, they played and swam around us for ages. Absolutely awesome, we were delighted. The captain is a lovely, very knowledgeable guy. We had an incredible time. Highly recommended.
    Written 15 September 2023
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    Clara B
    1 contribution
    It’s a good and evocative experience ! Book at the website of organization its better. cover yourself well because even in summer it is cold in the ocean. suitable even for the most adventurous children
    Written 5 September 2023
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    Lara
    2 contributions
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    This trip was amazing! We saw 2 groups of dolphins, the first were a group of juveniles who came right up to the boat and were keen to see us. We got some amazing photos and it was an incredible experience to be so close to them. The second was a group of adults feeding.

    Francisco is clearly so passionate about the research he does and was happy to share his knowledge with us and answer questions after.

    We did a dolphin tour before and there was no comparison. It’s great to see people who care so much about the dolphins doing these trips. We are so glad we booked this! Thank you Francisco!
    Written 1 September 2023
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