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SAILING TRIALS

Let the wind guide you on a BBDouro boat

Step on board one of our small sailboats to experience the unique sensation of using only the wind to move, feeling the adrenaline of the boat gliding on the water.

For those who wish to experience the unusual sensation of moving simply with the wind and feel the rush of adrenaline as the boat glides over the water, this is the perfect activity. In this two and a half hour experience, you will feel like a true captain by participating in the maneuvers and steering of a small sailboat while enjoying the magnificent landscapes of the riverbanks of Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto.

Boarding Location: Douro Marina – Gate D

Icon location Rua da Praia, Afurada, 4400-554 Vila Nova de Gaia

Schedule: Every day at 10:30 AM and 03:00 PM

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Price: €50.00 per person

Maximum Capacity: 5 people per boat

Conditions:

  • Minimum age: 10 years old.
  • The activity is carried out using sailing navigation, except during entry and exit from the marina or due to of lack of wind.
  • The fee includes skipper and crew, safety equipment, and participation insurance.
  • Customers are distributed randomly among the boats, and it is not possible to specify any preferences at the time of booking. We will not split groups.
  • There may be a few (or many) reviving water splashes during this tour.
  • This experience is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • If you have any health concerns, please inform the crew.
  • The boats featured in this tour are not suitable for customers with disabilities. Alternatively, we offer accessible experiences on a boat specifically designed for this purpose. Learn more here.

You won’t want to miss experiencing a sailing baptism at sunset!

Feel like a true captain for two and a half hours as you steer and participate in sailing maneuvers of a small sailboat while taking in the stunning scenery of the evening-lit riversides of Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto.

Boarding Location: Douro Marina – Gate D

Icon location Rua da Praia, Afurada, 4400-554 Vila Nova de Gaia

Schedule: Every day at 06:00 PM

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Price: €65.00 per person

Maximum Capacity: 5 people per boat

Conditions:

  • Minimum age: 10 years old.
  • The activity is carried out using sailing navigation, except during entry and exit from the marina or due to of lack of wind.
  • The fee includes skipper and crew, safety equipment, and participation insurance.
  • Customers are distributed randomly among the boats, and it is not possible to specify any preferences at the time of booking. We will not split groups.
  • There may be a few (or many) reviving water splashes during this tour.
  • This experience is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • If you have any health concerns, please inform the crew.
  • The boats featured in this tour are not suitable for customers with disabilities. Alternatively, we offer accessible experiences on a boat specifically designed for this purpose. Learn more here.

"This was our first experience on a sailboat, and it was the best thing we did during our trip. Gonçalo was an excellent skipper. There was little wind on the river, so he took us out to the sea. What a spectacular and thrilling experience! He let me take the helm, and my husband did all the work with the ropes. We could truly feel the wind and the excitement of sailing."

REBECCA T.

WHERE WILL YOU SAIL?

Departing from Douro Marina, and depending on the wind, we will take you on a saling trip through the beautiful scenery of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. Along the way, don't miss some of the most iconic landmarks such as the Arrábida Bridge, the old market (Alfandega), the Porto wine cellars, and the Luiz I Bridge. And don't forget to immerse yourself in the sea breeze as we head towards the mouth of the Douro River, where you can enjoy the view of Foz do Douro and the new cruise terminal. There will be plenty of picturesque spots to capture memories.

OUR FLEET OF SAILBOATS

WHY CHOOSE BBDOURO?

At BBDouro, we are committed to providing the best onboard experience on our Douro River sightseeing tours. Our service stands out for boat presentation and upkeep, and for our teams experienced of skippers and crew members trained in customer hospitality, paying special attention to detail and the comfort of all guests.

For 11 years, we have enjoyed sharing our passion for the sea and the Douro River, with stories and curiosities to share with our passengers… but we let everyone experience the journey in their own way.

Those who take part in our sailing trials get the chance to learn how to control a boat’s sails and experience steering one against the breathtaking backdrop of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia’s coastlines.

João Pinto Ribeiro

Sailing Trials & Accessible Tourism

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