Dolphins watching in the Setúbal bay

Did you know that Rotas do Sal is the first tourism company in the region of Setúbal licensed for dolphins watching in the Bay of Setúbal ? Come with us and search for the Dolphins of our bay, in a unique experience in Setúbal !

dolphins observation in Setubal region, PortugalIn the Sado estuary, there is a community of approximately 30 dolphins, who live here all the year long, and are a major attraction for the local population and also the tourists. All existing bottlenose dolphins in the Sado are identified by their name, thanks to the individual knowledge of the shapes and dimensions of their dorsal fins. Dolphins, like we humans, have their moods and can be very playful and even interactive with people who observe them. Join us to look for them in their natural habitat, in the fullness of all their freedom, and feel, quite closely, the magic of their presence and the joy of their games and performances of aquatic choreography.

It is very high (95%) the probability of finding our community of dolphins of Sado, swimming, jumping and doing all sorts of games with each other.

Meeting-places: Doca das Fontainhas (Lado Poente) e Marina de Tróia.


During this program several alternative routes can be made taking into account the location of the dolphin community. The Tróia peninsula, the Arrábida coast and its beaches, the Outão Fortress and the Comenda Palace are some of the most frequent places of passage.

Price – from 15 €

Dolphins and Arrábida Tour

An experience in one of the most beautiful regions in Portugal where you can, on the same day, in a boat ride (with dolphin watching) and in a stroll through the mountain of Arrábida, appreciate their different perspectives, the nature and landscape of the Natural Park, but also know a little bit of its history and some of their most famous wines.

dolphins and arrabida tour

Enjoy with Rotas do Sal a tour to visit the Arrábida Natural Park , and let yourself be amazed by the wonderful landscapes that you can observe through a panoramic route through the Arrábida mountain range, complemented by a visit to Caves of Azeitão with regional wine tasting, visit the Azuleijos factory and the Palmela Castle.

Interesting points

The Tróia peninsula, the Arrábida Coast and its beaches, the Outão Fortress and the Comenda Palace are some of the most frequent places for dolphin watching in Setúbal Bay.

Panoramic tour, Miradouros, Convent of Arrábida, Alto do Jaspe (sight on the Atlantic coast), Azeitão (visit to Caves of Azeitão with wine tasting), Azuleijos factory and Castle of Palmela.

Price – from 15 €

*The possibility of finding the community of dolphins is 95%

Contact us if you need to make a reservation or need more information