Troia Marina

Fair winds and pleasurable moments.

In the alignment dividing the Atlantic from the Sado Estuary, you’ll find one of the World’s Most Beautiful Bays – the Bay of Setúbal. Known for its resident population bottlenose dolphins, the bay is an idyllic location for sailing and windsurfing. Troia Marina has 180 berths, where you can rent a boat to discover deserted beaches in the company of dolphins. If you’d rather stay on land, you can savour a cool drink at the marina with an ocean view facing Setúbal.


Troia Marina, your safe Harbour.

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Look for buoy No. 2 and then navigate on the heading of the entrance (Azimuth=040) for about 3 miles to the Outão fort.

At night, when approaching the backshore, and all the way until swinging towards the channel leading to Tróia, keep on the previous heading – (formed by Doca and Azeda lighthouses).

After buoy No. 4 the channel widens slightly, but keep on the heading.

Pass the Outão lighthouse, then passing by buoy No. 5 you see TROIA RESORT on the starboard side, by the Ponta do Adoxe.

Sail half a mile past buoy No.5 further along the entry lane. Turn starboard, keeping a safe distance from land.

On the starboard side, the TROIA MARINA is marked with Starboard (EB) and Portside (BB).

After entering the marina, moor alongside the reception and fuel dock to starboard.

Welcome to the TROIA MARINA, perfect for sea lovers.

38º 29′ 38” N – 8º 54′ 08” W


Low season
October and April
All days from 9:00 to 13:00 | 14:00 to 18:00

November to March*
All days from 9:00 to 13:00 | 13:30 to 17:00*

Medium season
May, June and September
Labour days from 9:00 to 13:00 | 14:00 to 18:00
Weekends from 9:00 to 13:00 | 14:00 to 19:00

High Season
July and August
All days from 8:30 to 21:00

Christmas Holidays
24/12 – Closed
25/12 – Closed
31/12 – 10:00 to 13:00 | 14:00 to 17:00
01/01 – 10:00 to 13:00 | 14:00 to 17:00

Low season
October and April
All days from 9:30 to 13:00 | 14:00 to 17:30

November to March*
All days from 9:00 to 13:00 | 13:30 to 17:00*

Medium season
May, June and September
Labour days from 9:30 to 13:00 | 14:00 to 17:30
Weekends from 9:30 to 13:00 | 14:00 to 18:30

High Season
July and August
All days from 9:00 to 20:30


Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

The colony of bottlenose dolphins is composed of 28 individuals. This population is unique in Portugal, one of the very few in Europe living in estuaries.

The bottlenose dolphin is an easy species to detect: It is approximately 2 to 4 meters long, it has a grey torso and a slightly lighter belly, a pronounced snout, and weighs between 150 and 600 kg.

Bottlenose dolphins feed mainly on fish, cephalopods (cuttlefish, squid and octopus) and invertebrates.  When searching for food bottlenose dolphins use their echolocation system for detecting prey.

Sexual maturity is reached at around 11 and 12 years. Gestation lasts 10 to 12 months and each female gives birth to one calf every 2 or 3 years. Dolphins live around 30 to 40 years.

  • Bottlenose dolphins can be seen in the vicinity of TROIA MARINA.
  • The presence of vessels can interfere with their routine – resting, feeding, socialising and reproducing – so we count on you to comply with the following rules:
  • Avoid abrupt course changes.
  • Be quiet when around dolphins to not attract nor disturb them.
  • Do not exceed the speed at which the dolphins swim.
  • Keep clear of other approaching dolphins.
  • Travel in a direction parallel to the direction of the dolphins, and behind them, so that they have a clear 180º field before them.
  • Place your boat at 60º behind the dolphins.
  • Limit your viewing time to a recommended maximum of 30 minutes.


The following activities are forbidden: 

  • Chasing or separating a school of bottlenose dolphins.
  • Touching the dolphins.
  • Feeding the dolphins.
  • Chasing after a dolphin for more than 30 minutes.
  • Approaching bottlenose dolphins near the shore thus limiting their movements around the vessel.
  • Reversing near the dolphins, except for an emergency.
  • Swimming towards the bottlenose dolphins.
  • Using jet-skis and similar craft when watching the dolphins.
  • Having more than three vessels within a 100-metre radius of the dolphins.
  • Move away immediately at the first sign of disturbance or agitation:
  • Sudden change in the direction and speed of the bottlenose dolphins.
  • Dodging and turning away from the vessel.
  • Longer diving time and/or shorter surface time when approached.
  • Repeated tail fin slapping.
  • Adult dolphins keeping their calves away from the vessel(s) or placing themselves between the calves and the vessel(s).

We are counting on you!

If you see a wounded animal, apparently weakened or dead, or if you witness any behaviour that is clearly in breach of these rules, please report it to the maritime authorities

Marine Police – (+351) 265 548 275

TROIA MARINA – (+351) 265 499 333

  • TROIA MARINA Code of Conduct
  • I will not dump waste at sea or by the shore.
  • I will not pour waste-water into the ocean, coastal waters and sensitive areas.
  • I will not throw harmful hazardous waste (oil, paint, used batteries, detergents, etc.) into the sea.
  • I will throw hazardous waste in the appropriate containers in the troiamarina.
  • I will use and foster the use of recycling bins (paper, packaging, etc.).
  • I will use environmentally friendly products.
  • I will report any signs of pollution or breach of the environmental regulations to the authorities immediately.
  • I will not engage in prohibited fishing activities and I will respect the closure of fishing seasons.
  • I will respect sea fauna and flora, including areas of bird nesting.
  • I will respect vulnerable and nature protection areas.
  • I will avoid damaging the sea bottom, namely during anchoring.
  • I will avoid disturbing ongoing fishing activities and fishing gear.
  • I will not purchase nor use objects made from protected species or underwater archaeological findings.
  • I will encourage other sailors/navigators to protect the Environment and follow this code of conduct.