Spend a fantastic few hours out on a boat in the Douro river. It’s a great way to make a memorable day for your stag or hen. Our boat rent Porto options suit all budgets and all tastes. Don’t worry if you have never sailed before it’s all very easy. All you have to do is get to the departure point (at Freixo Marina or Douro Marina, both only 10 – 15 mins from Porto city centre by cab). Or choose Ribeira do Porto departure point which is in the heart of the city.
You can add a few drinks or tapas food at minimal extra cost, or even take your own drinks if you wish (ask us about which options that is permitted for). Sailings can last from one hour to all day (or more). You can add fishing gear, and even water sports and inflatables for some charter options. We’ll be glad to let you know about that too. Boats come in all shapes and sizes, usually with capacity for 8 – 16 persons (although we can go higher if you can!)
Even if you are not exactly Vasco de Gama (and to be honest you probably wouldn’t have time to get to Goa anyway), you’ll love the chilled out moments and spectacular views of sailing near Porto. Check out the bridges and the mouth of the river at the Atlantic Ocean.
In general for boat rent Porto we recommend larger boats for longer sails. You’ll have more space to chill out. Catamaran fans can also check out our Porto Catamaran option. The boats we use are all ship shape (Porto is home to passionate sailors with a great tradition – boat aficionados and professionals).
The port of departure is Freixo marina. We also offer boat rentals from Douro Marina another harbour near Porto city. This is 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.
This one is a big hit with groups of all types. The river affords the best views possible of this atmospheric city. You’ll see the wineries and historic buildings bobbing past. And contemplate jumping ship to one of the wine barges.
Looking for a 1 hour public Porto cruise on the river ? – click here.