Tours and Tickets

Private Douro River Sailing Cruise provided by Mar Douro

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Private Douro River Sailing Cruise

View all photos (16)
Recommended by 97% of travellers
Select Date and Travellers
(Price varies by group size)
2 adults
Select tour language
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
You’ll have 2 starting options
See Important Information for details
  • 1
    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
    Read more
You'll end at
See Important Information for details
Important Information
Departure Point
Porto, Portugal Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Captain
  • Fuel
  • Bottled water
  • Insurance
  • Private sailing cruise up to 10 people
  • Port wine tasting
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Show More
Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveller rating
  • 28
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Popular mentions
arankin1980 wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
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
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
MegC123 wrote a review Aug 2019
Atlanta, Georgia9 contributions1 helpful vote
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
Read more
Date of experience: July 2019
Ainize C wrote a review Jul 2019
2 contributions
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
Read more
Date of experience: July 2019
Douglas C wrote a review Jul 2019
4 contributions
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
Read more
Date of experience: July 2019
WhiteRabbitTeahouse wrote a review Jul 2019
London5 contributions
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
Read more
Date of experience: July 2019
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Mar Douro
Best part of our trip...
Raul welcomed us onto his boat for the afternoon. He prepared a fantastic selection of local cheeses, meats, bread
Read more
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
Read more
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
Read more
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
Read more
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
Read more
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
Read more
Krissy C
Great tour, excellent hosts. Perfect boat ride for a toddler (2.5yo) Great snacks and conversation. Highly recommen
Read more
Otimo! Excellent
We had a great time. Very accommodating to a family with a small kiddo! Foi ótimo muito bom para uma família com
Read more
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
Read more
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
Read more
Carrie F
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
Read more
Heike L
An amazing trip!
We were sooo lucky to spent a wonderful evening aboard Argonauta with an amazing sunset on the ocean. Even the sea
Read more
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
Read more
Seres L
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
Read more
Magic moment
We took the 4 hours sail and were completely please with Raul and his skipper. Beautiful boat, beautiful cruise and
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+60 392125427

Frequently bought together

3-Hour Porto Bike Tour
from $40.69*
Popular: Booked by 366 travellers!
MagicTrain Tour and Port Wine Cellar Visit & Tasting
from $12.53*
Popular: Booked by 364 travellers!

Day Cruises

Premium Service-Douro Valley with Lunch,Boat and Tastings
from $126.73*
Popular: Booked by 1,318 travellers!
Oporto Six Bridges Cruise
from $17.44*
Popular: Booked by 922 travellers!
6 Bridges Cruise
from $16.28*
Frequently Asked Questions about Private Douro River Sailing Cruise