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Private Douro River Sailing Cruise provided by Mar Douro

Private Douro River Sailing Cruise

Private Douro River Sailing Cruise
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RM 651.96
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 65386P5
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Captain • Fuel • Bottled water • Insurance • Private sailing cruise up to 10 people • Port wine tasting • Restroom on board • WiFi on board
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Lunch • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
2h
Departure details
Porto, Portugal Douro Marina (Afurada)  Rua da Praia, 430 - Deck C  4400-554 Vila Nova de Gaia
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Douro Marina (Afurada)  Rua da Praia, 430 - Deck C  4400-554 Vila Nova de Gaia
Inclusions
Captain • Fuel • Bottled water • Insurance • Private sailing cruise up to 10 people • Port wine tasting • Restroom on board • WiFi on board
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Lunch • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
Porto, Portugal Douro Marina (Afurada)  Rua da Praia, 430 - Deck C  4400-554 Vila Nova de Gaia
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Douro Marina (Afurada)  Rua da Praia, 430 - Deck C  4400-554 Vila Nova de Gaia
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Private boat up to 10 people
Wear clothes appropriate for the season as well as sport shoes (no high-heeled shoes allowed on the boat)
Please note: Private sailing cruise means that the boat is booked only for you
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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    Douro River
    Stop: 2 hours
    On this 2-hour Douro river private sailing cruise you’ll experience a different Porto on the water. The meeting point is at Douro Marina in front Deck C and then you’ll board on the Argonauta. Once sailing on the water, you’ll enjoy the most breathtaking views of Douro river estuary and Porto city, whilst getting a running commentary of famous sites (Arrábida bridge, Dom Luís I bridge, Ribeira, cellars etc). Your 2-hour cruise concludes at Douro Marina situated in the picturesque fishing community called St. Peter of Afurada, here, you can continue visiting this parish at your leisure and own expense. Bring your camera, your sunglasses, some sunscreen, and don't forget to bring a Bluetooth device loaded with your favourite music. You're welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy along the way! • Enjoy a relaxing private sailing cruise along Porto's beautiful Douro river • Captain services included • Fuel and insurance includedPlease note: Private sailing cruise means that the boat is booked only for you
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Hussain S
1 contribution
Great Experience! Highly Recommended.
Jul 2021
Great experience! Raul was an amazing host, very friendly and the whole thing went by really fast, we will for sure come back and highly recommend this!
Written 16 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tamer K
4 contributions
Exceeded all expectations. HIGHLY recommend!
May 2021 • Couples
We celebrated my wife’s birthday in Porto & thought a river sailing cruise sounded fun, but Raul and Jaime far exceeded our expectations. Raul was extremely knowledgeable and kind. The love for his city was infectious. The boat was beautiful, port tasting was fantastic and the only way Porto could be more beautiful is to see it from the water. Highly highly highly recommend.
Written 22 May 2021
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arankin1980
1 contribution
Amazing experience not to be missed
Oct 2019
This has to be one of the best experiences I had on a recent trip to Porto with my partner. There are numerous options for sailing tours on the Douro, but nothing could match the private cruise offered by Raul and his skipper on board the Argonauta.

Raul gave us interesting commentary on Porto and the sights as we sailed from the marina up to the Dom Luis bridge and back towards the mouth of the Douro over 2 hours. He also recommended and provided a lovely red wine for this special cruise, took plenty of photos of the occasion for us and suggested good local restaurants for our meal afterwards. We were both made to feel very special and we'll remember every minute of it.

This was a wonderful experience for us and certainly one of the must do things in Porto. Highly recommended and worth every Euro!
Written 5 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MegC123
Atlanta, GA9 contributions
Not to be missed!!!
Jul 2019 • Friends
The beautiful city of Porto is appreciated best from the water.. and Raul is THE MOST perfect choice to guide you/family/friends to a lovely day on his boat!! I was with friends, and we did a sunset cruise... this was a definite favorite part of our entire trip to Portugal. I went with girlfriends..we brought snacks and wine. Raul was the perfect combination of passion and knowledge for the city of Porto.. he is also a superb host- he prepared the cheeses and snacks we brought on a nice serving platter.. he served us plentiful amounts of Porto to taste the different kinds... Raul felt very comfortable from the beginning - makes you feel like you are family and truly wants you to enjoy your experience. His love for sailing shines through as well. Also, he has a great camera and did a full on photo shoot with amazing shots!!! I cannot thank Raul enough for providing us with a wonderful, memorable, informative and fun evening on his boat! I'm telling you-do not miss!!!!
(Pictures linked are from us..not Raul's- his were a million times better!)
Written 22 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ainize C
2 contributions
Amazing time and incredible sunset!
Jul 2019 • Family
I got this as a present for my mum's birthday and I couldn't have made a better choice. My family and I had the best evening ever. Communcation with Raul was great from the day I booked the trip and he made sure we had the food and drinks that we would enjoy the most, taking care of every detail.

During the trip Raul and Brigit made us feel confortable and made sure the experience was perfect for us.

The view and the sunset colors were incredible making the evening even more special.

If that wasn't enough Raul took amazing pictures of us, so we now have a lovely memory of it.

Thank you so much Raul for this experience, could not have been better!
Written 29 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Douglas C
4 contributions
Sailing like millionaires on the Douro River
Jul 2019 • Couples
We spent a fabulous two and bit hours on the Douro with Raul and his lovely co-pilot. Sailing from Douro Marina all the way up to Ponte Dom Luis and back on our own personal cruise on Raul’s beautiful yacht.

Raul gave us a lovely commentary of the architecture and history as we sailed past all the cities highlights. Raul also introduced us to the areas premium creation - port, and we tasted some lovely wines.

All in all a fabulous trip, worth every € and we wouldn’t hesitate to do it all over again.
Written 28 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WhiteRabbitTeahouse
London5 contributions
Best Day Ever!!!
Jul 2019 • Friends
I treated my friends to this boat trip for their 34th birthdays. It was honestly perfect! Our host and the owner of the boat was amazing. He even organised a delicious birthday cake (plus candles)! It is a beautiful boat, perfect for sunbathing whilst taking in the sights. I couldn’t recommend this enough. Worth every penny!! Thank you.
Written 22 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DeeofYork
1 contribution
Lovely experience
Jul 2019 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our personal trip on the Duoro river with Raul and his colleague Carlos. The boat sails from Duoro Marina, a little way out of town but we took an Uber and it only cost us about €4 from Ponte Luis to the marina to meet the boat. Raul and Carlos were friendly and informative about life in Portugal and the history of Porto, we learnt some interesting facts. The boat is a lovely place to spend a few hours, seeing Porto up close from the river and sampling some delicious port. Even if you've seen the city from both banks of the river this gives a different and nicer perspective. Raul also took some great photos of us on his camera for souvenirs and sent them to us later, we didn't expect that and it was a nice gesture. I wish we'd booked for a longer trip as we had such a nice time.
Written 12 July 2019
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Margaret S
1 contribution
Highly recommend!!
Jul 2019 • Friends
I highly recommend Private River Douro Sailing Cruise. The crew was exceptional, knowledgeable and entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend for a relaxing alternative to viewing the city by foot. I also enjoyed the port wine - what a nice treat!!
Written 11 July 2019
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luv2rtravel
New Orleans47 contributions
Raul & Carlos...The Best!
May 2019 • Couples
Passed on all the touristy packed boats floating up and down the Douro and opted for this private (4 of us) sailboat cruise with Raul and his assistant Carlos. Absolutely the best idea we had on our trip to Porto. Raul could not have been more engaging and knowledgeable about all the sights along the river. Oh, and did I mention he kept serving up Port wines, all kinds of port wines. Two wonderful, relaxing and interesting hours floating on the river taking in the beauty of Porto. Raul even walked us to his favorite restaurant after the cruise where on his recommendation we had a fabulous lunch. Book this boat cruise, less than 100 euro per person and worth the price at twice that number.
Written 25 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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suecswenson
suecswenson
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Best part of our trip...
Raul welcomed us onto his boat for the afternoon. He prepared a fantastic selection of local cheeses, meats, bread
Migrant10
Migrant10
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Port in Porto!
Like all the other 56 "5 star reviews" we had a splendid time aboard the Agronauta with Capitan Raul and First Mae
allissone
allissone
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Highly recommend, great relaxing tour
Loved our 2 hour sailing tour of Porto. It was a great way to spend an afternoon in this beautiful city. Raul was a
Belizetraveler33
Belizetraveler33
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Amazing way to experience Porto!
Raul was an incredible guide and we had an amazing time! My 3 friends and I enjoyed the historical and geographical
litteloike2
litteloike2
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Very nice sailing tour!
We had an amazing time on the boat celebrating our dad‘s 60st birthday. Raul and his mate were very friendly!! We w
lrutgers
lrutgers
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Great Boat trip on the Douro
We had a magnificent halfday on the Mar Douro! Raoul is a perfect host, telling us about the history of Porto en ni
Krissy C
Krissy C
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Amazing
Great tour, excellent hosts. Perfect boat ride for a toddler (2.5yo) Great snacks and conversation. Highly recommen
Nkd_Ninja
Nkd_Ninja
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Otimo! Excellent
We had a great time. Very accommodating to a family with a small kiddo! Foi ótimo muito bom para uma família com
annpdx
annpdx
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Fantastic time
We booked a last minute boat trip with Raul and had an amazing time. It was only us and 2 other people who were qui
Chicagogirl011
Chicagogirl011
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We felt like we were on a boat with friends!
Do not miss the opportunity to go on a private cruise with Raul and Carlos. It was surprisingly affordable and wort
Carrie F
Carrie F
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Sailing: Another Bucket List Item Checked!
I can't speak highly enough of Raul, the Captain & Carlos his first mate. Raul is a very attentive host. The sunse
Heike L
Heike L
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An amazing trip!
We were sooo lucky to spent a wonderful evening aboard Argonauta with an amazing sunset on the ocean. Even the sea
emilythemonkey
emilythemonkey
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Amazing private cruise on the river Douro
This trip down the Douro river really couldn't have been any better! My wife and I took her parents to Porto for a
Seres L
Seres L
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Raul is amazing!
We were very lucky that the small group tour ended up being just my fiance and I. Raul and his assistant, Carlos, w
jouellet2018
jouellet2018
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Magic moment
We took the 4 hours sail and were completely please with Raul and his skipper. Beautiful boat, beautiful cruise and
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Private Douro River Sailing Cruise price starts from RM 646.43. Discover and book Private Douro River Sailing Cruise on Tripadvisor

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