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Private Douro River Sailing Cruise provided by Mar Douro

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Private Douro River Sailing Cruise

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    Douro River
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    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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Departure Point
Porto, Portugal Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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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.
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arankin1980 wrote a review Nov 2019
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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
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Date of experience: October 2019
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MegC123 wrote a review Aug 2019
Atlanta, Georgia9 contributions1 helpful vote
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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
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Ainize C wrote a review Jul 2019
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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
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Douglas C wrote a review Jul 2019
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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
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Date of experience: July 2019
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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
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Date of experience: July 2019
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About the operator

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By: Mar Douro
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese
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