Sesimbra and Arrábida's Secret Beaches and Bays

SKU: A001
Protected from the northern winds, Sesimbra and Arrábida's beaches and bays are famous for their crystal clear waters. This boat tour presents the perfect conditions for a swim and for enjoying the wonderful landscapes.
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9:30 am Check-in at Bolhas Tours Marine Center
10:00 am Departure from Sesimbra's harbour
12:30 pm Return to the Sesimbra's harbour and check-out


2:00 pm Check-in at Bolhas Tours Marine Center
2:30 pm Departure from Sesimbra's harbour
5:00 pm Return to the Sesimbra's harbour and check-out


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 Arrábida coast turquoise waters.

- Return to Sesimbra harbour.

- Minimum number of participants: 6

- For other schedules contact: info@bolhastours.com


  • Boat rental with crew
  • Insurance for all participants
  • Tour guide


  • Regional wine
  • Water

Useful advices

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

Schedules can be rearranged if requested.


Discovering Sesimbra and Arrábida secret beaches and bays


Protected from the wind, the beaches and secret bays of Sesimbra and Arrábida are ideal for diving in the crystal-clear waters or simply enjoying the magnificent scenery in the company of your group of friends or family.

Discover wonderful beaches and secluded bays on this boat tour of the Arrábida coast, where you're sure to spend a memorable morning or afternoon on board one of our boats.

Explore Sesimbra's Stunning Beaches

  • Ribeiro do Cavalo beach: Located just 1 nautical mile from Sesimbra, Ribeiro do Cavalo beach is renowned for its picturesque turquoise-blue waters. Named after a rocky formation resembling a horse's neck, this beach offers a serene escape for summer vacationers.
  • Cova da Mijona beach: Accessible only by boat from Sesimbra's sheltered harbor, Cova da Mijona beach boasts an open bay with a south-facing exposure. Marvel at the recently renovated fishing shelter and soak in the stunning light that illuminates the peebles white stones, creating a unique ambiance.
  • Baleeira beach: Located next to the Cape Espichel and protected between two large cliffs from the wind and oceans swell this beach was na ancient haven for various fishing activities. This bay makes Baleeira a popular beach for diving and snorkeling. The translucent water, rich in marine life (octopuses, whelks and various types of algae), provides shelter for several species of juvenile fish and crustaceans.

Our proposal: Snorkeling with Sea Scooters

Embark on our boat tours to Ribeiro do Cavalo beach and Frade Bay for an immersive dive into the extraordinary ecosystems of the Professor Luiz Saldanha Marine Park. Bolhas Tours will provide you with all the gear needed, including suit, snorkel and na action camera, to capture and relive your thrilling sea scooter adventure.

Our Dedicated Team

Embark on a memorable journey along Sesimbra's coast with our passionate team at Bolhas Tours. Our friendly and welcoming staff is committed to ensure your boat event is both an enjoyable and an unforgettable experience.

Join us and explore the magic landscapes of Sesimbra and Arrábida's coast!




1. Is this boat trip available all year round?

Yes, Bolhas Tours runs boat tours to Sesimbra's secret beaches and bays all year round.

2. What's the sea like in Sesimbra and along the Arrábida coast?

With more than 300 days a year of calm sea and little wind, the sea of Sesimbra is protected by the Serra da Arrábida thus the ideal place for coastal boat tours.

3. Is there parking near the Bolhas Tours Nautical Center?

Yes, the area of Porto de Abrigo (harbour area) where the Bolhas Tours center is located is a free parking area.

4. I'm on vacation and I don't have a car. How do I get to Sesimbra from the center of Lisbon?

You can contact Bolhas Tours for transportation - available for groups of more than 6 participants and under budget, or by Uber-like apps, with an average cost per journey of €29 for up to 4/6 (XL) people between Lisbon and the Bolhas Tours nautical center in Sesimbra.

5. If the tour is canceled due to adverse sea conditions, what happens to the amount already paid, is it refunded?

Yes, whenever sea conditions prevent the tour from taking place to visit the beaches and bays, a full refund will be made to the customer within a maximum of 48 hours, without any penalty or cancellation fee.

6. There are stops during the boat trip for bathing and swimming in bays, but I don't know how to swim, can I take part in this tour?

Yes, you don't need to know how to swim to take part in Bolhas Tours boat trips; swimming is optional for participants.
If you still don't want to miss this opportunity to take a dip in a stunning bay under the supervision of the crew, you need to request a buoyancy aid when you check in.

7. The program description states that the tour is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. in the morning. Can I arrive at the Bolhas Tours nautical center at that time to check in?

The departure time shown in the program is the time of embarkation for departure to the sea. You must check in at the nautical center at least 30 minutes beforehand (at 09.30 a.m.) in order to make payments, briefing, put on vests for the little ones and use the toilet, if necessary, before the tour.

8. I'm taking the tour on the last day of my stay in Sesimbra, can I leave the hotel and store my luggage at the Bolhas Tours center while I'm in the tour?

Yes, you can leave your bags and luggage at our nautical center.

9. What type of boat is most used on this tour?

The boats used for this tour are semi-rigid boats that allow you to cruise along the coast and beaches in total safety and comfort. With individual seats for up to 18 participants, ladders to access the water, a sound system and a shaded area in the back seats, they are the ideal boats for this activity. The crew is made up of a guide and a skipper, both of whom hold a license to operate touristic boats.