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Foz do Douro Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended Foz do Douro Sailing trips & boat tours

Porto: Douro River Panoramic Tour by Boat

1. Porto: Douro River Panoramic Tour by Boat

Travel by water on a unique cruise through the city of Porto and soak in the beautiful views accompanied by a glass of wine. Pass by the famous Ponte da Arrábida, Douro Ecological Reserve, and more during the journey on a sunset or daytime cruise. Departing from the convenient meeting point in Douro Marina, you will begin your round-trip cruise through the beautiful cityscape of Porto. Throughout the trip, you will have the chance to see remarkable places such as Ponte da Arrábida, the old market (Alfandega), the Porto wine cellars, and the beautiful Ponte Luiz I. Turning back at Luiz I bridge, you will sail until the entrance of the Douro River for a sea experience and a lovely view of Foz do Douro and the new cruise terminal. If you want you can also stop close to the Douro Ecological Reserve to enjoy the peace and quietness of this fantastic area. Alternatively, choose the sunset option to enjoy a magnificent boat tour combined with beautiful sunset views from the vantage point of the sea. The tour ends back at the meeting point.

Douro River, Porto: Exclusive Sailboat cruise

2. Douro River, Porto: Exclusive Sailboat cruise

Embark on a private sailboat tour along the riverside of Porto and Gaia. Pass some of the most appreciated attractions in the cities of Porto and Gaia, such as the Dom Luis Bridge, Crystal Palace Gardens, Porto Cathedral, and Clérigos Tower. Starting at the Douro Marina, meet your certified crew and savor a sparkling or Porto wine as a welcome drink before sailing calmly between the Dom Luis Bridge and the mouth of the Douro River. Simply sit back, relax, and listen to music while admiring the sights from the water.

Porto City: Douro River Sailing Tour

3. Porto City: Douro River Sailing Tour

Experience Porto in a whole new way on this 2-hour private Douro River sailing tour. Cruises on the 31-foot classic motor boat depart from Douro Marina and end in the mouth of the Douro River. Take in the famous Ribeira and see the typical houses of Porto from the water. Enjoy spectacular views of Arrábida Bridge and Dom Luís I Bridge. Enjoy a complimentary glass of port wine or bottled water en route. The tour operator will provide a few rounds of alcoholic drinks, but the supply is limited. The aim is for an elegant, relaxing, peaceful and safe experience for all on board.

Porto: Private Sail on Douro River

4. Porto: Private Sail on Douro River

Experience Porto in a whole new way on this 2-hour private sailing trip aboard the Argonauta, a 31-foot, charming and classic motor boat, built by the reputed Swedish boatyard Hallberg-Rassy. The noise of Porto will be quickly forgotten as you sail out onto the Douro River with the sea breeze in your hair. Sailing through Porto allows you to take in the famous Ribeira and view the typical Porto houses as they were meant to be seen, from the water. Plus, you'll enjoy spectacular views of Arrábida Bridge and Dom Luís I bridge. The tour departs from Douro Marina and ends in the mouth of the Douro River. Enjoy a complimentary glass of port wine or water as you sail along and marvel at the incredible views. 

Porto: Guided Sailing Experience in Douro River

5. Porto: Guided Sailing Experience in Douro River

Departing from the convenient meeting point in Douro Marina, you'll have a pure sailing experience on a race boat while you can watch the magnificent views over Porto and Gaia river areas. Experience the unique feeling of using only the wind to move the boat and the adrenaline of moving on the water.   You can trim the sails, drive the boat, and take care of the functions on board or you can just relax and let the skipper do everything. Depending on the wind conditions, you can have a more extreme experience or you can ask the skipper to slow down and take things more smoothly.

From Porto: Romantic Sailboat Cruise

6. From Porto: Romantic Sailboat Cruise

In this exclusive private tour for two, you'll meet the staff at Douro Marina who will welcome you aboard and tell you a little bit about the boat and the tour itself. A trip between the marina, the riverside and Foz do Douro. During the journey, you will have the opportunity to appreciate an exclusive trip with your friends and family. You will be able to see up close a landmark of the city like the D. Luís I Bridge from a different perspective that only the Douro River can offer.

Porto: Accessible Sailing Tour

7. Porto: Accessible Sailing Tour

Enjoy the opportunity of participating in sailing maneuvers and steering Inca, a catamaran specially designed for people with special needs. A one-of-its-kind boat, this catamaran is fast, fun and perfect for sightseeing with plenty of room to have you and your guests on board. During your picturesque sail, you'll see the magnificent landscapes of Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto from the water. Depending on the sea conditions, you’ll be taken towards the open water to enjoy the pleasure of sailing and experience the sense of freedom that can only be delivered by the ocean.

Vila Nova de Gaia: Sunset Sailboat Cruise on The Douro River

8. Vila Nova de Gaia: Sunset Sailboat Cruise on The Douro River

Our sunset adventure begins at Pontoon C of Douro Marina and continues towards the unforgettable historic area of Ribeira and Gaia. Once here, it's time to discover more about the city of Porto, a task that our crew will be happy to share with you. Toast to the taste of a good Douro wine of your choice and take the opportunity to photograph in a unique setting. Meanwhile, we reverse our course towards the sea, passing through the protected area of the Douro estuary and the beautiful old mouth of Porto with its unmistakable palm trees. And ever closer to the bubbling of the sea, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and whenever there are conditions for navigation, we touch the waves of the sea, taking our visitors to experience the magical sensation of immensity that only the sea is capable of making us feel. With any luck, the dolphins might come and greet you. All this with a crew that stands out for its constant attention and focus on the well-being of those who visit us.

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What people are saying about Foz do Douro

The meeting point is far from the center, but it is worth it. Quiet walk from the meeting area to the Luis I bridge, down to the mouth of the river and back to the meeting point. They offer you a glass of Port wine and solve some doubts during the walk. highly recommended

This boat experience was absolutely amazing. Ricardo is an incredible guide showing us some of the most beautiful scenes of Porto. We were offered wine and snacks which was a bonus. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone.

It was amazing!!! I highly recommend the experience. Our instructor was the best! She was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun! Thank you! I’ll do it again for sure.

Fantastic boat, excellent crew and a good way to see some of the sights from the water. Weather wasn’t brilliant but cover meant we could still go out.

Pleasant experience, the staff is friendly and considerate, it worths every cent we spent.