Sesimbra and Arrabida secret beaches and bays

Care for a swim in Baleeira Bay or Cova da Mijona beach turquoise waters?

Activities Schedule Activities Schedule


Departure from the harbor around 2.30pm

Return to the harbor around 5.00pm

Other schedules available upon request


€35 per person, children under 6 have a 50% discount rate

Activity description

Boat tour along Luiz Saldanha Marine Park coast to discover Sesimbra dazzling beaches and bays.

Stop in one of Sesimbra´s sheltered bays to snorkeling or SUP activities in Arrabida coast turquoise waters.

Return to Sesimbra harbor.


  • Boat rental with crew
  • Insurance for all participants
  • Guide
  • Welcome Drink
  • Bottled water

Minimum of participants: 6 adults

Useful advices

Sunscreen, hat, comfortable shoes, towels and swimming trunks.

Schedules can be rearranged if requested.

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+351 910658555
+351 912265834

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Praias secretas de Sesimbra

Praias secretas de Sesimbra

Praias secretas de Sesimbra

info Discovering Sesimbra and Arrabida secret beaches and bays

Care for a swim in Baleeira Bay or Cova da Mijona beach turquoise waters?

Sesimbra beaches and bays are famous for their crystal clear waters.

Protected from the northern winds this boat tours present the perfect conditions for a swim and for enjoy the wonderful landscape Sesimbra´s can offer!

Enjoy this boat tour along Arrabida coast to discover beautiful beaches and bays! You’ll most certainly live an unforgettable morning aboard one of our boats.

Main beaches to visit by boat in Sesimbra amazing coast

Ribeiro do Cavalo beach

This Sesimbra beach is selected by several publications as Portugal most beautiful beach. It lies 1 nautical mile away from Sesimbra and its turquoise water make it a holidaymaker delight in the summer months. Its name comes from a rocky outcrop to the west that resembles to a horse’s neck - Cavalo; and a watercourse - Ribeiro that flows along the hillside, making its way until reaching the beach.

Our proposal: Snorkel. In this boat tours to the Ribeira do Cavalo beach experience snorkelling and behold sea cucumbers, flounders, tub gurnards, white seabreams as well as several other mollusks and sea plants.

All the equipment needed will be provided as well a GoPro camera (upon request) to remember later this boat trip in Ribeiro do Cavalo beach.

Cova da Mijona beach

With a “sui generis” name this beach lies 2 nautical miles away from Sesimbra. One of its main interests is an old traditional fishing shelter recently restored by its owners. Cova beach lies in an open and south-facing bay and with its small perfect white pebbles it is a wonderful option and an excellent reason to explore in a boat trip Sesimbra´s and Arrábida coast.

Other proposals: Beach transfer. An excellent way to get to knowing Sesimbra beaches and bays. Meet in Sesimbra harbor boarding platform in the morning and depart to Cova da Mijona beach watching from the sea the beautiful landscape of Sesimbra´s bay.

Drop off at the agreed time at Cova da Mijona beach.

Pick up at the scheduled time in Praia da Mijona and return to Sesimbra village

Baleeira beach

Sesimbra most western beach is located near Espichel Cape. Amid large rock formations that shelter it from the wind and the rippling waters Baleeira - Whalers beach was a centenary sheltering harbor for typical Sesimbra´s fishing activities like Tuna fishing. This protected bay makes Baleeira one of the main diving spots and snorkel choices. With crystal clear water is rich in marine life, such as octopuses, wrasses, and several kinds of algae that provide shelter for several juvenile fish species.

Other tours: Bachelor and stagg parties. From Sesimbra harbour depart to Baleeira beach, passing through Arrabida Natural Park dazzling coast, and visiting Ribeira do Cavalo and Cova da Mijona beaches. Visit to the Espichel Cape. On the return anchor in Baleeira beach, and party the programmed activities such as snorkeling or SUP - Stand Up Paddle.

Main beaches to visit by boat in Arrabida natural park amazing coast

Portinho da Arrábida

Amidst Alportuche and Galapos stunning beaches stands Portinho da Arrabida beach.

With its crystal clear water and with its wide white sand beach in Portinho da Arrabida we can see several fish species, mollusks and crustaceans. This is a sheltered bay at the edge of Sado estuary, facing south, and presenting several rocky outcrops, being Pedra da Anicha the most know of them all. This is also a bottlenose dolphins recurring meeting point.

Other tours: Romantic Stroll. Sail through Prof. Luiz Saldanha Marine Park blue waters and dazzle yourself with Arrabida hills and its capes bursting into the sea.

Visit Portinho da Arrabida, a small village washed by Sado estuary, idyllic landscape to enjoy unique moments with your better half. On this Portinho da Arrabida romantic boat tour Setubal´s muscat wine, homemade bread and a regional cheese and cured dried sausages assortment are a must do experience to try the real taste of Setubal´s region singular food.

Sado’s islands

Sado river shoal beaches, which cut the river entrance to the north and south channels (also known as Cambalhao), are white sanded shoals of considerable dimensions. These shoals are unique in the country and are a mandatory stopping point in the summer for several holidaymakers who wish to enjoy these unique islets. On these white sanded islands the Serra da Arrabida, Troia, and Sado river entrance make one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Very often bottlenose dolphins can be seen swimming around using the water channels that are amidst the shoals act as Sado river entering and exiting points.

Other tours: Hen and Stagg parties. Meet at the agreed time in Sesimbra meeting point and depart to Sado beaches, passing through Arrabida Natural Park dazzling coast.

Anchor in one of the amazing bays and conduct the bachelor party programmed activities like stand up paddle or snorkelling. Many other options available, contact us for your hen and stagg party!

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