Who are the Lisbon Dolphins?

Who are the Lisbon Dolphins?

Dolphins had been frequently sighted in the Tagus river for 50 days now. It has been incredible the day by day frequency that common dolphins are seen so close to the city centre. During this time it is clear that all these sightings were just a visit, as the groups quickly return to the Sea […]

One month of dolphins

One month of dolphins

No guests to see the dolphins but still we record every sighting we can. Since May 24th, common dolphins had been sighted in the Tagus river on a regular basis and very close to the city centre. On the 3rd week in a row we managed to identify an old acquaintance, the individual DC10 is […]

A week of dolphins in Lisbon

A week of dolphins in Lisbon

The past week had an unprecedented amount of dolphins sighted in the river Tagus. A total of 5 sightings were recorded on video and shared throughout social media, 4 of them were in consecutive days. All sightings were of small groups of common dolphins, corroborating the previous studies which indicated that common dolphins are the […]

Clean&Safe certified

Clean&Safe certified

Tourism of Portugal recognized that our company comply with the recommendations of the Directorate-General for Health to avoid contamination of spaces with SARS-CoV-2. The boats are completely open and only 2/3 of the seats are available, the tours will be available this Monday Jun 1st.

Billie the adopted dolphin

Billie the adopted dolphin

Billie is a female bottlenose dolphin that lives by Algeciras, in Gibraltar, Spain. She was first sighted by Spanish colleagues in 2006, when she was a solitary juvenile. Weeks later she was spotted among common dolphins and have been ever since. Billie had spent her time in the company of common dolphins and have been […]

Dolphins in the Tagus again!

Dolphins in the Tagus again!

On International Women’s Day we sighted a group of common dolphins composed of mothers and some juveniles. They were fishing inside the Tagus river! It seemed that they got delayed during the hunt and caught some disfavourable tidal current, they were actually entering the river while swimming out!

Dolphins in the Tagus river 2020

Dolphins in the Tagus river 2020

Today February 28th we recorded the first encounter of the year with dolphins inside the Tagus river! They were a pod around 20 common dolphins of all ages (calves, juveniles and adults) and had a uncommon melanic individual. We followed them on their way out of the river for 30 minutes. By their behaviour, we […]

Orcas pass north of Lisbon

Orcas pass north of Lisbon

 On January 12th 2020 our colleagues from AWF spotted a group of orcas off Peniche going north. The cellphone videos is very pixilated and makes the photo-ID task almost impossible. However it is possible to recognise in one of the videos, the matriarch Toni 011. These orcas very likely belong to the Iberian population and […]

European Capital of Dolphins

European Capital of Dolphins

It is known in the Lisbon folklore there were dolphins off Lisbon in the past. As the story tells, they went away in the 70s due to the increasing pollution in the Tagus river. Before the founding of ECCO Ocean (which owns Lisbon Dolphins), back in 2014 APCM (Association for the Sea Sciences) dug in […]

ECCO Ocean under Lisbon Dolphins

ECCO Ocean under Lisbon Dolphins

We would like to announce that from today on we will be conducting our expedition tours under the flag of Lisbon Dolphins! Lisbon Dolphins is the touristic brand of ECCO Ocean, and it will make it easier for costumers to remember, write our name and to find us online. The name ECCO Ocean will be […]

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