Charter your own Porto boat for a glorious afternoon gadding around on the heavenly Douro River. And is you are on a hen do (or stag weekend) add a few drinks or tapas food at minimal extra cost. Our Douro river private boats set sail from the main marina in Porto (Ribeira do Porto or Douro marina).
Your Porto boat hire duration can be 2 or 3 hours. The boats have a capacity of 12 or 14 persons, and come in various shapes and sizes:
In general we recommend the larger boat for longer sails so you’ll have more space to chill out. If you need a vessel for up to 16, check out our Catamaran Oporto by The Spain Event. Or, if you’re group size is higher than that let us know, we can get you Portugal’s version of the QE2 if necessary!
We recommend that all hen groups cruise the wonderful Rio Douro, and enjoy privileged views of the historic and impressive buildings and bridges of Porto city.
The starting point, Douro marina is just a short cab ride from Porto city centre (you can also book a minivan transfer with us). You’ll sail under the famous iron bridges and along past the wine cellars on the Vila Nova de Gaia side of the city. You can chill out, sunbathe and have a drink of wine or beer. There is no doubt that this is the best way to set up a memorable event for your hen do in Porto (stags are also welcome!).
Note: we also offer boat rentals from Freixo Marina, another harbour near Porto city.
All of our Porto hen weekenders love this activity! From the deck, watch the wineries and historic buildings like the of Porto centre. You’ll see the wine barges (or rabelos in colloquial Porto-ese!) and we reckon you will be thrilled by the view.
Looking for a 1 hour public Porto cruise on the river ? – click here.