Water activity

Porto: River Douro Cruise with a Fisherman

4.9 / 5

50 reviews

Activity provider: DouroBoatman

Porto: River Douro Cruise with a Fisherman

Activity provider: DouroBoatman
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From US$ 140.79 per group up to 4

Discover the River Douro with a fisherman. Sail calmly downstream in a 6-meter vessel, inspired by fishing boats and specially built for getting a closer look at the local fishing culture.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Host or greeter
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the city from the unique perspective of a local fisherman
  • Feel the love of fishermen for the river on a relaxing cruise
  • Learn more about the art of fishing in the Douro and the type of fish they fish
  • Capture the charming and spontaneous moments of everyday life
Full description
Be greeted at Marina do Freixo with a welcome drink or port or sparkling wine together with some local aromatic almonds. Set sail at a leisurely pace to discover Porto and the River Douro through the eyes of a fisherman. See the Palacio de Freixo, just next to the marina. Continue downstream to where you will see the 6 bridges that connect Porto to Gaia. The first metal bridge that you will see is the one designed by Gustav Eiffel, Maria Pia Bridge, followed by Infante Bridge, and the landmark of the city, Dom Luis I Bridge, designed by Teofille Sierig. Admire another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ribeira and Gaia riverside, where the port wine cellars are located. Further downstream, see the picturesque fishing village, São Pedro da Afurada, the nature reserve of Cabedelo, and the very charming Foz Velha. Continue on your route towards the Atlantic Ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for local fisherman on their way to the ocean, to start or finish their working day. Reach the highlight of the cruise at the river mouth, Foz, at sunset. Don't miss the chance to watch some fisherman fishing next to the river mouth. Choose to have a private trip with your very own boat and dedicated skipper. Enjoy the intimate and comfortable atmosphere with just you and your group.
Includes
  • Skipper
  • Glass of port or sparkling wine
  • Aromatic almonds
  • Fees
  • Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Fuel
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Your hosts will wait for you 15 minutes before the trip time at the boarding gates, in front of the restaurant located at Marina do Freixo.

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    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 50 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.9/5

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    I recommend this activity 100%!!! We were just my friend, me and Paulo the driver of the boat. You feel privileged passing by the tourist boats crowded with people. Admiring Porto from the Douro River is a must. If you have any questions about Porto, Paulo is available and very friendly. It also gives some restaurant and activity recommendations. The glass of Port is excellent and the small almonds to accompany it as well. Do not hesitate !

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    May 15, 2022

    We had a wonderful time and highly recommend this cruise. The boat is impeccably clean, the navigation is gentle which really leaves time to enjoy the scenery and Paulo is a brilliant guide who gave us lots of explanations and shared his love for his city. Do not hesitate to ask Paulo for your outing, you will not be disappointed!

    April 18, 2022

    Paulo is very nice, he speaks French well. He knows the Douro, Porto and was able to give us some good addresses to end our getaway in Porto. The weather was rainy, despite that we had a good time on his little fishing boat (plan kway in case of rain), we settled on big leather poufs and can enjoy the ride. The marina for the meeting is outside Porto, plan a 15-20 minute walk to get there on foot from old Porto, it is very easy.

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    March 16, 2022

    Product ID: 390791