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Dolphin Observation Troia

Sado Estuary, Troia and Setubal

One of the best things to do whilst on vacation in Comporta or Troia is to observe the dolphin pod from the Sado Estuary

The monitors at Vertigem Azul will teach you all about our resident bottlenose dolphin pod who have bought delight to thousands of visitors over the last 30 years

The bottlenose dolphin is a marine mammal belonging to the Cetacean Order which has approximately 80 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises

Bottlenose dolphins can be found in many parts of the world living in cold, temperate and tropical waters and may inhabit bays, coastal waters and the open ocean

The first studies of the Sado pod began in the eighties where 40 were counted which has declined to an average of 30 per year with the last count standing at 27.

The reduction in numbers may be due to the fact that many of the successful cubs between 1998 and 2014 have left the pod for open waters

Each dolphin has been identified and named using their unique size, shape and scars of their dorsal fins.

At the age between 8 and 10 they reach their productive maturity and can live on average around 45 years

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Your catamaran dolphin observation with the much experienced Vertigem Azul management and crew may be the most thrilling part of your vacation and whether you are an adult or child we highly recommend that you jump on board for the sail

Dolphin Observation Troia

Season:               All Year

Duration:            3 hours

9.30am and 14.30pm departing from Setubal

10.00am and 15.00pm departing from Troia

Prices:                €35.00

Under 12:           €20.00

Telephone          +351 265 238 000 / +351 91 698 2907

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