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Vertigem Azul

Edíficio Marina Deck, Rua Praia da Saúde 2º D, 2900-572, Setúbal - Peninsula de Setúbal

€ 35,00
per experience
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Vertigem Azul started with the dream of combining a professional career in contact with Nature with the life of the Sado dolphins. The company's activities are divided between three protected areas and the rule is using only the tourism strictly linked to the preservation and enhancement of the environmental qualities, as well as the preservation of dolphins and their ecosystem.

In Detail

Vertigem Azul started its activity in 1998 and in 2000 moved its offices to Tróia, inaugurating a brand new space in the Tróia Marina in 2011 for a better hosting of groups and visitors. The main purpose of Vertigem Azul, since its embryonic stage, is to create a tourism company, with prestige and quality that will raise the public awareness about the conditions of the resident community of dolphins in the Sado river.

Vertigem Azul is a pioneer company in the observation of the Sado dolphins With the same spirit of its origins, Vertigem Azul has developed an extensive experience in organizing events and programs in the Nature, providing great moments to its visitors. Focusing on the clients, individual or business, the company bets on different programs, contributing to the quality of the national tourism.

From the different available programs we highlight the Wine Sunset Party, an on board event consisting of tasting of oysters and white and pink wines of the region; the tour and wine tasting in the cellars of José Maria da Fonseca or Herdade da Comporta (by all-terrain vehicles).

Aboard the Hei Matau, a semi-rigid boar or Esperança, a sailing ship, the two vessels of Vertigem Azul, you can experience and enjoy the activities organized in these three protected areas: RNES Natural Reserve of Sado Estuary, PNA, Arrábida Natural Park and PMLs, Professor Luiz Saldanha Marine Park. The rule is the preservation and enhancement of the environmental qualities, as well as the preservation of the dolphin population and its ecosystem.


A 75’ – 22,80m catamaran sailing boat built by Fountaine Pajot, in France. It has two 135hp Nannidiesel engines and reaches 9 knots in cruising speed. On board there is a bar, toilet, showers, music, and the "Be & Jazz Lounge". A floating net over the sea that allows you enjoy the sound of the sea and a well-deserved rest.

This vessel is ideal for parties and events. Capacity for 80 passengers.

Hei Matau 
A 8,5 m semi-rigid vessel, built by Joker, in Italy. It has a 250HP Yamaha engine and reaches 30 knots in cruising speed. This vessel is ideal for making films, photos, research and other professional works. Capacity for 12 passengers.

Location & Directions 

Across de auction fishing market of Setubal. 

Motorway A2 Lisbon - Setubal: After exiting the motorway Lisbon - Setúbal, drive forward in the traffic lights. Follow the signs to "Porto de Setubal" and ferry-boats", always in the direction of the river. Pass two roundabouts, always keeping the same direction, forward, and then you begin to descend a steep road until you see the river. 

When you arrive to the river you should turn right, towards the city. You will drive over a viaduct that ends on the top of Luisa Todi Avenue where you will see the ferry-boats area. Go left around the first roundabout towards the ferry-boats pier. You will see the Port of Setubal right in front of you. Turn right and drive along the river until you find the auction fish market - a yellow building with a clock on a Tower. Park your car, we are across the auction fish market, on the ground floor of the Marina Deck building.

GPS: 38°31'12.8"N 8°53'48.3"W


  • The partner reserves the right to cancel the booking: 
    • For safety reasons of weather conditions. 
In these cases you will be reimbursed with no right to compensation. 
  • The partner will do everything possible to give you the opportunity of observe the Dolphins, but can he not be held responsible if, for any reason, this does not happen.

  • All clients must respect the security regulations on board.

Daily Departures from:
    • Setubal: 9h30 am | 2h30 pm 
    • Tróia Marina 10h00 am | 3h00 pm


Category Conditions
Reservation Subject to the confirmation of availability
Cancellation | Prepayment Vary depending on the type of experiences. Check the conditions of each experience in your Reservation
Additional Fees Children aged 12 years or older are considered adults
Means of payment Mastercard; Visa
General Booking Guarantee with credit card number; VAT at the legal rate included; Supplements have to be paid separately


Category Services
Restaurants | Bars | Store On board Catering available
Spoken Languages English; Português
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Technical Characteristic
Sailboat Catamaran 75’ – 22.80m – built by Fountaine Pajot.
Two 135hp Nanni diesel motors
Cruise Velocity -9 knots

Net over the sea to enjoy the sound of the ocean

"Be & Jazz Lounge” area

Technical Characteristics
8.5m semi-rigid boat built by Joker, Italy
250hp Yamaha motor
Cruise velocity of 30 knots
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