The company Santa Bernarda Cruzeiros in Portimão offers boat trips in the Algarve. Sail along the coast, explore the caves and enjoy a barbecue lunch on the beach. With the variety of boat trips on offer, everyone can enjoy a fabulous sailing experience on the open sea and admire the pretty scenery all along the coast of the Algarve. Cast off from Portimão Harbour for an unforgettable day aboard the magnificent Santa Bernarda pirate ship.
Dolphin Seafaris has been organising this adventure since 1990, giving you the chance to experience unique and special moments in contact with the marine wildlife. The experienced and friendly team invite you to come along with your family and friends and embark upon this journey to explore the Algarve coast. Discover mysterious caves and majestic cliffs and share the magical experience of watching dolphins in their natural habitat. During your unforgettable boat trips in the Algarve you may be lucky enough to see various species of fish, seabirds or even marine turtles. Also special is the adrenaline rush that you get from spending the day fishing aboard a vessel which is fully equipped for sports fishing in the Algarve.
Sail up the River Arade on boat trip from Portimão to Silves. This unique experience lets you explore the winding river and see what it would have felt like in olden days to arrive in the city of Silves through this major gateway. Board the Splash at the quay in Portimão and sail upriver on a safe and comfortable boat trip. Along the way, appreciate the variety of fauna and flora and the stopping points replete with history and stories. When you arrive in Silves, enjoy an hour and a half of free time to visit the city at leisure. You will be given information during the journey as to the sites most worth seeing in this former Portuguese capital city. There will be many memorable moments during your three-and-a-half hour journey aboard the Splash, so be sure to bring your camera with you! These boat trips in Portimão are offered daily. Departure times are dependent on the tides.
Sailing up the River Arade on a boat trip aboard the Barca Arade is without doubt a surprising and enriching experience. The Barca Arade was built to the strict instructions of the Maritime Museum so that it would be a replica of the vessels that sailed the river in the 15th century. Nowadays, it is master João Venâncio who takes you on a three-and-a-half hour excursion from Portimão to Silves. The distance covered is approximately 15 km and you will have an hour and a half at leisure in Silves to fall in love with what was once the capital of the kingdom. Along the way, you can admire the River Arade and learn about the abundant history along its banks from a unique perspective and enriched by the knowledge and good humour of the captain.
The weather in the Algarve is ideal for all sorts of sporting activities at sea, on land or in the air. Portimão is known as a safe harbour and proof of this is the fact that it very rarely has to be closed to shipping. The increasing number of cruise ships calling at the city has given the area a considerable boost but the sporting activities on offer are no less important.