At 9.30 AM meeting at our Nautical centre for check in and briefing. Here you will find all the facilities like showers, toilettes and shop so you prepare for the tour. After the check-in Guests will be led to the boarding platform where a safety briefing and tour resume will be held eg. the origins of the maritime park , its characteristics and main objectives in ecosystems preservation. 10.00 AM Depart for the maritime park. In our RIB Boat head offshore to spot the dolphins. Bottlenose, Comun Short-beaked or Striped Dolphins are the kings of the maritime park. We will follow the code of conduct by our dolphin watching permit and watch hunting and social behaviors of this amazing sea mammals beeing the less intrusive as possible. Since 2013 we have 100% of sucessful views, making the Maritime Park of Professor Luis Saldanha a world wide unique ecosystem. 11.00 AM return to the coast to visit small coves and bays where we will find ancient fishing areas and fortresses . A storytelling will be held about this historic landmarks, earth and sea are one! Stop in a secluded bay to taste a Typical Moscatel wine and snorkeling to watch the kelp forests and many amazing bentonic fish. 12.30 PM Arrival at Sesimbra Harbour.
I'm the founder of Bolhas Tours, a company founded in 2013 aiming to show all the beautys of the Maritime Park of Professor Luis Saldanha — a maritime protected area in the Arrabida Coast steaming with wild life and historic monuments. With a formation in Architectural Studies and a Biology lover I live in a small village 7 kms away from Sesimbra in Lagoa de Albufeira, a Lagoon in the North coast of Sesimbra and a Natura2000 Natural area with wetlands perfect for birdwatching. With a large maritime experience I am a licensed Offshore Skipper and a Seafarer with STCW certification with Proficiency in Survival Techniques, fire fighting and prevention as well Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. I am a seasoned recreational scubadiver /SSI and a sport fisherman. The sea is my passion and the Arrabida Coast the place I call home.
Water will be available for the participants
Snorkelling Googles and Fins are available for participants
Maritime Park of Professor Luiz Saldanha is the coastal and sea area of the Arrabida Mountains that belongs to the European Network of Wild areas Rede Natura 2000. With 52 Square Kilometers and with 1400 wild species this area have a unique biotype reachness as well a long time human ocupation dating back to the Paleolitic period. Cruising in offshore areas in depths of 100 meters and coastal areas visiting the places of ancient human presence.
The tour might be canceled or posponed due to weather conditions, a full refund apllies if no other date is available.
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