Foz do Douro
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Our most recommended Foz do Douro Activities

  • From Porto: Douro River Private Sailboat Cruise

    1. From Porto: Douro River Private Sailboat Cruise

    In this exclusive private tour for two, you'll meet the staff at Douro Marina who will welcome you aboard and tell you a little bit about the boat and the tour itself. After setting sail, admire the amazing views of the Douro River, passing by the incredible Ponte da Arrabida, an emblematic bridge of the city of Porto. See the area of Ribeira do Porto, the historic Ponte de Dom Luis I, and the famous Espaço Porto Cruz building. During your private boat trip, enjoy a Port wine tasting, accompanied by some cheese and ham.

  • Porto: Accessible Sailing Tour

    2. Porto: Accessible Sailing Tour

    Enjoy the opportunity of participating in sailing maneuvers and steering Inca, a catamaran specially designed for people with special needs. A one-of-its-kind boat, this catamaran is fast, fun and perfect for sightseeing with plenty of room to have you and your guests on board. During your picturesque sail, you'll see the magnificent landscapes of Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto from the water. Depending on the sea conditions, you’ll be taken towards the open water to enjoy the pleasure of sailing and experience the sense of freedom that can only be delivered by the ocean.

  • Porto: Guided Sailing Experience in Douro River

    3. Porto: Guided Sailing Experience in Douro River

    Departing from the convenient meeting point in Douro Marina, you'll have a pure sailing experience on a race boat while you can watch the magnificent views over Porto and Gaia river areas. Experience the unique feeling of using only the wind to move the boat and the adrenaline of moving on the water.   You can trim the sails, drive the boat, and take care of the functions on board or you can just relax and let the skipper do everything. Depending on the wind conditions, you can have a more extreme experience or you can ask the skipper to slow down and take things more smoothly.

    Great skipper with lot of experience in sailing. His instructions while sailing were very clear. As a complete beginner, it was great to experience the whole process of getting the sails up - down and basic sailing maneuver like jibing. We first went towards porto old town and then into the ocean. The wind was 35 knots and the ocean had big waves but the skipper was really great in his maneuver and judgement.

  • Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

    4. Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

    Make the most of your time in Porto by exploring it on 3 wheels. This full-day tour mixes riding with some walking to take you to some of the most beautiful sites in and around this Portuguese city. The day starts with a visit to the Sé do Porto, a cathedral that dates back to the city's medieval origins. Admire the cathedral from the outside before venturing into the surrounding Sé district – the oldest in the city – which remains faithful to Porto's traditions and customs. Continue to the São Bento train station, one of the most beautiful in Europe, to appreciate the approximately 20,000 hand-painted tiles lining its interior. Next, pass the commercial Bolhão area, home to a traditional market with local products, shops of all kinds, and the busiest street in town, Rua de Santa Catarina. Here, the guide will point out Café Majestic – the most luxurious café in Porto. Photograph the...

  • Porto: 2.5-Hour Private Sailing Lesson

    5. Porto: 2.5-Hour Private Sailing Lesson

    After meeting with your skipper and boat at the pier, your sailing adventure will begin. Throughout your experience various maneuvers and functions will be presented to you, as you coast along the magnificent scenery that is the Douro River and the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the lesson, your skipper will tell you everything you need to know about sailing a sloop boat. You'll get to try various functions on board, learning how to sail against the wind (upwind), with wind from the side (reaching), and downwind. All the while, you will be enjoying the beautiful landscape around you and the unforgettable scenery of Porto and Gaia. It is never too late to start learning, and Porto is surely the ideal place to embrace this new passion.

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What people are saying about Foz do Douro

Great skipper with lot of experience in sailing. His instructions while sailing were very clear. As a complete beginner, it was great to experience the whole process of getting the sails up - down and basic sailing maneuver like jibing. We first went towards porto old town and then into the ocean. The wind was 35 knots and the ocean had big waves but the skipper was really great in his maneuver and judgement.

My wife and I had a fun time with Gonzales. Not only a pleasant guy with great stories to tell, he is an expert sailor and taught us much about sailing. We will definitely return for another sailing experience.

Departure and arrival on time. Comfort on board, with puffs and mattresses in the bow, for an even more comfortable ride. Friendly and always available staff.

An afternoon well spent with a privileged view. Friendliness of the crew.