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Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

1. Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

Experience the incredible waves of the Atlantic Ocean on surf adventure just outside Lisbon. Discover beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots that are just 10 to 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon city center. Find waves that are suitable for your skill level, from beginner to advanced. Get to surf some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. The Costa da Caparica is where the Tejo River flows into the ocean. The coastline receives swells of all kinds. Surf with different sized boards, depending on your skillset and experience. Try different shapes, and discover the most suitable board for you as an expert instructor gives you tips. Full surf equipment and wetsuits are provided. Choose the option that includes video footage if you’d like to check out your technique and make any adjustments.

Lisbon: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

2. Lisbon: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

Discover Lisbon from a boat as you set sail on the Tagus river. See the most famous landmarks of the city and enjoy a relaxing time on the water. Board your sailboat at the Doca do Bom Sucesso Marina. Sail down the Tagus river and pass by the Monument of Discoveries underneath the 25 de Abril Bridge. Continue onto the river Tejo and admire Lisbon's many different architectural styles. On the journey back to the marina you’ll pass by the Christ the King statue on the south bank, as well as the Belem Tower monument. If you’ve selected the sunset option you’ll have the chance to witness the sunset over the Lisbon skyline – a romantic view perfect for couples. You can choose to help the crew sail the boat (no experience necessary), or simply relax on deck.

Lisbon: Historical SpeedBoat Tour

3. Lisbon: Historical SpeedBoat Tour

Start under the 25th of April bridge and go straight to Commerce Square and Cais das Colunas. Discover Alfama form the river for a fresh perspective; admire the castle above the hill, the Convent of St. Vincent, and the National Pantheon. Cross to the southbank and visit the Sanctuary of Cristo Rei directly above you. Enjoy exploring the river mouth before you get to the Atlantic Ocean, right in front of the Tower of Belem, one of the most iconic monuments in Lisbon. Then, admire the Discoveries Monument with all it's iconic figures. Then experience a sense of adventure on the speedboat.

Lisbon Bodyboard Experience

4. Lisbon Bodyboard Experience

Surf in some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. Transfer from Lisbon Zoo, enjoying views of the rich coastline and its varied elements along the way. See deserted beaches and uncrowded waves. Go to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River (River Tagus) flows into the ocean. A place of amazing natural heritage, the fossil cliffs of Caparica are a “Protected Landscape.” Carved by the fury of the waves and elements of erosion, the coastline receives swells of all kinds. It’s a consistent surf area, offering a variety of waves for all levels of bodyboarding experience. Full bodyboard equipment and wetsuits are provided, along with optional video footage, so you can check out your technique and make any necessary adjustments. The 4-hour tour options include one 2-hour bodyboarding session; the 8-hour tour option includes two 2-hour bodyboarding sessions, as well as time for lunch.

Lisbon: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour with Welcome Drink

5. Lisbon: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour with Welcome Drink

Cruise along the Tagus River for two hours from the Belém Marina, and get a unique view of Lisbon. Pass under the 25th April Bridge, and admire its resemblance to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Discover Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that operated as a fortress, port, and ceremonial gateway to Lisbon during the time of Portuguese overseas exploration. See the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the Monument of the Discoveries, which commemorates Portugal's Age of Discovery, too. Marvel at the Praça do Comercio, Commerce Square, from the comfort of your 12-metre-long sailboat. The boat is fully-equipped, and as the cruise takes place in the Tagus River where there are no waves, seasickness is unlikely to be a problem. Relax aboard for the duration of the trip with an included welcome drink, before returning to the original meeting point.

Costa da Caparica: Bodyboard Experience

6. Costa da Caparica: Bodyboard Experience

Experience the incredible waves of the Atlantic Ocean on bodyboard adventure just outside Lisbon. Discover beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots that are just a 10 to 30-minute drive from Lisbon city center. Find waves that are suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Enjoy bodyboarding at some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. Discover the beautiful Costa da Caparica where the Tejo River flows into the ocean, with a coastline that receives swells of all kinds. Use all required bodyboard equipment and wetsuits provided. Choose the option that includes video footage if you’d like to check out your technique and make any adjustments.

Lisbon: Sunset Tagus River Cruise with Welcome Drink

7. Lisbon: Sunset Tagus River Cruise with Welcome Drink

Relax on your own private catamaran as you take in Lisbon from the water. Sail along the Tagus River, admiring key attractions, including the Alfama neighborhood, Commerce Square, and Christ the King. Sip on a drink from the onboard bar as you watch the sun set over Lisbon and the water. Meet the friendly crew at the dock and climb aboard the catamaran. After a safety briefing, set sail on your private tour. Sip on the welcome drink of beer, wine, juice, or water as you start the journey. Admire the iconic monuments around the Doca de Belém before joining the Tagus River. Marvel at beautiful views of the city and monuments, such as the 25 de Abril Bridge, Commerce Square, Alfama, Christ the King, Belem Tower, and the Monument to the Discoveries. If you want more drinks while on board, visit the onboard bar. Finally, watch the sunset as you sail back to the dock.

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What people are saying about Almada

This experience was a once in a lifetime trip. We did the two hour sailboat tour and could not recommend it enough. The crew were so friendly and helpful and the seeing the city from the water was truly the best way to see it. Could not recommend enough!!

Really amazing experience! Great first thing to do in Lisbon to see the whole city within a couple of hours. Very very nice ship and friendly staff. Highly recommend!

Excellent experience, with really kind staff who let my 4 year old girl drive the Catamaran (patient and helpful)

Nice. I missed my trip and was rebooked the following day with no hassle.

Super relaxing cruise that the whole family enjoyed!