We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“High light of the Holiday...”
Review of Southwest Charters

Southwest Charters
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Southwest Charters offers sailing holidays in Portugal, specialists in yacht and boat charters in the Algarve, provides sail training and RYA yachtmasters in Lagos.
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We came to Portugal last year, with a group of 14 people and we hired out two boats for one full day, both the skippers were very help full. They took us to a private island for lunch and we did water sports and different activities that were great for all age levels.
We enjoyed it that much that we are currently booking up to do the same thing again this year with Southwest Charters. We hope to have an enjoyable trip as we did last year!

2  Thank Helen H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (32)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"sails"
in 3 reviews
"pedro"
in 12 reviews
"crew"
in 12 reviews
"coast"
in 8 reviews
"dolphins"
in 3 reviews
"boat"
in 7 reviews
Filter

23 - 27 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 4 May 2014

We cruised with SouthWest Charters out of Lagos to introduce our Grandson to sailing. We were both entertained by Gonzales and Rui and benefited from their obvious professionalism.

We have no hesitation in recommending Southwest Charters in Lagos Marina to anyone who wishes to get on the water.

1  Thank Bernard C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We went sailing last year on a 42' Beneteau Oceanis 411 with Goncalo and Rui, company crew and had such a wonderful time, that we booked two days of sailing this trip. On the second day we actually sailed out to watch the historic intentional sinking of the “Comandante Hermenegildo Capelo” frigate. We then went to a lovely lagoon and had wine provided by Southwest, and a picnic lunch provided by Cascade Resort, where we were staying. I strongly recommend an outing with these two very experienced staff, even if you don't like a rugged sail, they can trim the boat to minimize the motion. On our trip last fall there was very little wind when we went out, but it is still worth the trip even if you just motor, as the shoreline with its red clay cliffs, and the secluded beaches is visually stunning. It gives a completely different perspective to the place you are visiting when you see it from the water.

1  Thank bokalil
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 July 2012

We actually contacted Southwest Charters with regards to power boat charter, as there were none available during our stay we instead chartered the Beneteau Oceanis 411 for a half day sailing trip, it was fantastic! Its not the cheapest activity but when you work out the cost of separate dolphin and cave trips for 5 people its a big contribution towards a private charter; which is in a different league! We were novices and it is hard to explain to anyone who has not sailed before but it was extremely chilled out and relaxing. We headed west to take in the wonderful coastline of Lagos, the grottos, porto de mos and luz (hoping to spot some dolphins!) before anchoring at a secret beach and diving off the boat. On the way back we put the sails up and let the wind power us which was a beautiful experience, no noise & being propelled through the waves really gives you a wonderful perspective and impression of the ocean and coastline. Our crew were very friendly, happy to take us where we wanted and making us feel comfortable. We cant wait until next time were in lagos. Thanks to Ineke, Pedro and Emma.

3  Thank theworkswebdesign
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 June 2012

We rented last year several times the sunseeker yacht and the salingboat. It was a great experience. The crew and the captain were very friendly and the service was top! Try it yourself and you know it!!

2  Thank jolapet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Southwest Charters also viewed

Lagos, Faro District
Lagos, Faro District
 

Been to Southwest Charters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing