Mar Ilimitado

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Boat tours

Step aboard

Explore the ocean with our team of marine biologists. We specialize in marine wildlife watching and offer attractive boat tours. Come and discover dolphins, whales, sea birds, sea turtles and oceanic fish, or join one of our relaxing tours along the wild coastline of the Natural Park.

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Dolphin Watching

An unforgettable adventure for the whole family where we go searching for the dolphins and other marine wildlife that inhabit our ocean!

Duration 1h30
Price Adults: 35€ Children (up to 14 years): 25€
Min. capacity 4 passengers
Departures Mar > Nov: 11:30 Jul > Set: 9:30, 10:00, 11:30, 12:00, 13:30, 14:00 and 15:30          Check-in: 30 minutes before the trip
Notes Each trip, preceded by an educational briefing, is a unique experience: it does not have a defined route and is dependent on weather conditions. Please bring your ID, sun protection, waterproof jacket/sweater (even on hot summer days) and your camera! Please book in advance.

Seabird Watching

A unique experience for all seabird lovers. You will be able to meet and photograph some of the rarest species, surrounded by an outstanding scenery far from the coast!

Duration 2h30
Price Adults: 45€ Children (up to 14 years): 35€
Min. capacity 4 passengers
Departures Mar > Nov: 9:00 (under booking)  Check-in:15 minutes before the trip
Notes The boat will stop and chum may be used. Bring confortable clothing adequate to the weather conditions.

South Coast Secrets

A special trip to relax and enjoy the marvellous south coast of our region and explore some of its small hidden secrets and corners.

Duration 1h30
Price Adults: 35€ Children (up to 14 years): 25€
Min. capacity 4 passengers
Departures Mar > Nov: 16:00  Check-in:15 minutes before the trip
Notes Each trip is a unique experience: it does not have a defined route and is dependent on weather conditions. The trip is preceded by an educational briefing. Please book in advance.

Cape St. Vincent

A singular coastal tour to the emblematic Cape of St. Vincent where you will be able to experience a totally different view of the imposing lighthouse and the big rock carved by nature, "The Giant".

Duration 1h00
Price Adults: 25€ Children (up to 14 years): 20€
Min. capacity 4 passengers
Departures Mar > Nov: 16:00 (under booking)   Check-in: 15 minutes before the trip
Notes Wear comfortable clothing adequate to the weather. Bring your camera!

Wild West Coast

A magical trip to observe nature at its splendour and traditional fisherman in their activities as we explore the magnificent and wild southwest coast of Portugal.

Duration 2h00
Price Adults: 40€ Children (up to 14 years): 35€
Min. capacity 4 passengers
Departures Mar > Nov: 14:00 (under booking) Check-in:15 minutes before the trip
Notes Wear comfortable clothing adequate to the weather. Bring your camera!

Scuba diving

Experience underwater

Scuba diving is one of the activities in which we feel more connected to the sea: after all we are guests at the home of marine life! Experiencing the sensation of freedom, feeling the peacefulness or simply hearing our own breathing in the immense blue just makes us want that moment last.

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Boat diving

Boat diving for certified divers who want to get to know Sagres underwater and explore new dive sites. In Sagres you will find more than 20 dive sites less than 2 nautical miles from the harbour, for all levels of certification, from begginers to technical divers and many different scenarios, such as reefs, walls, caves, underwater passages and several ship wrecks!

Duration 2h30
Price
Equipment included 1 Tank dive 45€
2 Tank dives 80€
Equipment excluded 1 Tank dive 35€
2 Tank dives 60€
Requirements Minimum age: 10 / Open Water Diver certification (PADI or equivalent)
Includes Boat transportation | Dive guide | Tank and weights | Insurance
Check-in At our dive centre

Bubblemaker (children)

Diving Baptism for children. Any child older than 8 years can experience the feeling of breathing underwater, accompanied by an instructor.

Duration 1h30
Price 50€
Requirements Minimum age: 8 years old
Structure  1 underwater session (max depth 2m)
Includes Full equipment, insurance
Skills acquired Experience the underwater environment and the “zero gravity" sensation. Experience the sensation of breathing underwater.

Try dive

Try diving with us! Experience the feeling of breathing underwater for the first time accompanied by an instructor.

Duration 1h30
Price 50€
Requirements Minimum age: 10 years old
Structure  1 underwater session (max depth 2m)
Includes Full equipment, insurance
Skills acquired Experience the underwater environment and the “zero gravity" sensation. Experience the sensation of breathing underwater.

Discover Scuba Diving

If a diving course seems to be a big step for you this program allows experience diving without the commitment of making a course!

Duration 1/2 day
Price 80€
Requirements Minimum age: 10 years old
Structure 1 theory session + 1 underwater session (max depth 6m)
Includes Full equipment, insurance
Skills acquired Get familiar with the dive equipment. Experience the underwater environment and the “zero gravity" sensation. Basic competences and basic safety rules inherent to diving. Equivalent to the 1st theory and practical sessions of the Open Water certification!

Scuba Diver Course

This is the first permanent PADI certification and it is equivalent to half of the Open Water Diver course. It allows you to dive under the supervision of an Instructor or Divemaster to 12m and upgrading later on to the Open Water course at any PADI dive centre.

Duration 2 days
Price 250€
Requirements Minimum age: 10 years old
Structure 2 theory sessions + 2 dives in confined waters (pool or beach) + 2 dives in open water
Includes Study guide, Full equipment, Boat transportation, Certification, Insurance
Skills acquired Recreational diving under supervision to 12m depth.

Open Water Diver Course

This recreational scuba diving course teaches the basic skills that allow diving autonomously and discovering the underwater world. It is the most popular scuba diving course in the world. The certification is recognized internationally and allows diving independently to 18m depth.

Duration 4 days
Price 400€
Requirements Minimum age: 10 years old
Structure 4 theory sessions + 4 dives in confined waters (pool or beach) + 4 dives in open water
Includes Study guide, Full equipment, Boat transportation, Certification, Insurance
Skills acquired Independent Recreational diving to 18m depth.

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

This course will allow the diver to improve his/her knowledge and diving skills. There are several experiences available from which 5 have to be selected, introducing the divers to new environments and diving techniques such as underwater navigation or deep diving up to 30m.

Duration 2,5 days
Price 340€
Requirements Minimum age: 10 years old. Open Water Diver PADI Certification (or equivalent).
Structure 5 theory sessions + 5 specialty dives
Includes Study guide, Full equipment, Boat transportation, Certification, Insurance
Skills acquired Recreational diving to 30m: Specialties offered: Underwater navigation, Search and recover, Peak performance buoyancy, Deep Dive, Night dive.

About

A passion for sea

It was in Sagres that our team of marine biologists dreamed of exploring the ocean. In order to promote an active community in the conservation of the ocean, we offer boat tours and diving activities with environmental interpretation. We run marine biology research projects, supervise academic theses and internships, and deliver courses and talks. We also give support to research projects from partner institutions.

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Sara Magalhães

Is a marine biologist, co-founder and general manager of our company. She was a researcher at the University of Azores for 7 years where she colaborated on several scientific projects about whale watching in the region, marine protected areas and ecology of sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins. She has coordinating experience in scientific and touristic embark along with planning and execution of scientific and business projects. Besides performing lectures and workshops, Sara is also responsible for supervising the academic theses and professional internships in the company. Sara can explain you everything about our projects and about the biology and ecology of the species that inhabit our “Unlimited Sea” (meaning of “Mar Ilimitado” in portuguese).

Ricardo Silva

Marine biologist and co-founder of Mar Ilimitado in 2005. He is the technical director of our dive centre and responsible for the companies’ operationality. Allied to his long navigating experience is his underwater experience. He collaborated as a skipper with the University of the Azores integrating several scientific projects, especially whale & dolphin research, fish telemetry and scientific diving, but he also worked as a skipper at different whale watching companies there. Besides skipper, he is our diving instructor and a professional diver. We all count on his experience and friendliness.

Daniela Castelo

Marine biologist, dynamic, playful and passioned about the sea. Raised on the beaches of Peniche, she soon understood her calling was working with nature. She is one of our boat tour guides and also essential at our office: you can ask her about the species’ biology and ecology, tips about the region or about our company. Daniela is very helpful and has a special gift for our youngest passengers!

Sebastião Pernes

Enthusiastic about nature, the sea and photography. His relationship with the ocean began 40 years ago. He joined our team in 2010: without hesitating he stepped aboard and left his small fishing boat with which he dazzled the tourists visiting grottoes. Since then, he became our skipper and no one knows the coastal secrets or enjoys the north wind as much as he does! He knows the region through his feet, for he is also a hiking guide. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, French, German and Spanish. His experience with the sea, nature and life is a reference to all of us.

Ana Sofia Borges

Marine biologist. Passioned about the world of cetaceans and the sea, she dedicated herself to the study of vocalizations and behavior of bottlenose dolphins during her master thesis. She was previoulsy involved in environmental education activities with different NGO’s. Currently she is our guide on the boat trips. Her simplicity, joy and professionalism are remarkable. With her on board you can expect good-mood, share of knowledge and permanent attention!