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Private tour in the Douro (1 to 4 people) in a boat just for you

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Pass By: Ponte Sao Joao, Av. Paiva Couceiro, Porto Portugal

After boarding at Freixo Marina, where we will offer you a welcome drink, at your choice (Crude Sparkling, Port or Tonic Port) we will sail towards the sea, passing under this bridge.

Pass By: Ponte Maria Pia, Avenida de Gustavo Eiffel, Porto 4000-279 Portugal

We will also pass under this bridge, where we will stop for brief moments.

Pass By: Ponte Infante D. Henrique, Rua das Fontainhas, Porto Portugal

Passage under the Infante D. Henrique Bridge.

Pass By: Ponte de Dom Luis I, Porto Portugal

A small stop for our guests to take the photos that take shape.

Pass By: Cais da Ribeira, Rua da Ribeira Negra, Porto 4050-321 Portugal

Navigation paused so that one can appreciate the river of the Port and the historical caves of Gaia.

Pass By: Ponte da Arrabida, A1 Autoestrada do Norte, Porto 4150 Portugal

Passage under the Arrábida Bridge.

Pass By: Farol Molhe do Douro, Avenida Dom Carlos I, Porto 4150-190 Portugal

Continuing in the direction of the Atlantic, we will enjoy the Cabedelo Nature Reserve, the romantic old Foz and the magnificent view of Barra do Douro surmounted by its emblematic lighthouse, this scenery is even more dazzling at sunset, a moment that is especially recommended for us .
* Exit of the Bar to enjoy the city seen from the sea, this whenever the state of the sea allows and our guests intend, only and only in these cases. *

Return to Marina do Freixo, our port of refuge, because more than two hours have passed. With the hope of having given our guests an unforgettable experience, to the point that we have transmitted to them the great love we feel for this river.

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Departure Point
Marina do Freixo - Sport Club do Porto - B Sport, 4300-316 Porto, Portugal
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Raw Sparkling / Port Wine / Tonic Port
  • Bottled water - Mineral water
  • Almonds with aromatic herbs
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paulo is an excellent host and the views of Gaia and Porto from the river were really lovely. My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves. Very peaceful and calm on the river.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Silvia H
António C, Boatman at Douro Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Michael, Thank you very much for your evaluation, I will always be at your disposal when you return to Porto. Your boatman, Paulo

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took this tour with my wife and 18 month old daughter. This was the perfect boat tour. Paulo’s hospitality allowed us to get comfortable on the boat and enjoy the scenery. We made a quick stop for coffee and a muffin, then continued on the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RGA188
António C, Boatman at Douro Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Robert! The weather wasn't our friend, but I hope the experience, conversation and comfort make you forget the bad weather for a few hours! Your boatman, Paulo

Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

We had a great time with Paulo. We somehow managed to get the start time wrong but nothing was too much trouble and it was all easily sorted. This trip is great value for money, why pay to share a large boat with lots of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Stephen F
António C, Boatman at Douro Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

Thank you so much, Stephen! It was a pleasure for me to have you on my boat, and I feel extremely satisfied that you felt that way about the exprience too. Your boatman, Paulo

Reviewed 4 September 2019

My girlfriend and I just took a private two hour trip with Paulo and it was amazing! Paulo is wonderful! He was so friendly, he answered any questions we had about the area, he provided us with sparkling wine, almonds, and some really nice music...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kevin S
António C, Boatman at Douro Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2019

Thank you so much Kevin, it's a pleasure earing that from you two! I hope you feel the same passion for the Douro that I do. Your boatman, Paulo

Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

The 2-hour cruise was just perfect ! Paulo brought us some fresh fruit from his garden such as passion fruits. He Aldo brought us some incredible porto wine. We strongly recommand this tour.

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António C, Boatman at Douro Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

Hi Margot and Jonathan, Thank you very much for the good time and for your review, best wishes to you. I will always be waiting for you. DouroBoatman Paulo

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Jen B
9 September 2019|
Response from dfranco084 | Reviewed this property |
If the adults aren't old, yes. There is a bench seat in the back that two can sit on and Paolo brings two oversized bean bags for two adults in the front. Quite comfortable.
15 August 2019|
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Response from dfranco084 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Not only that, but because the seas were calm he actually took us out into the ocean a bit as well. Paolo is the real deal.
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