We believe that our work at BBDouro can benefit both our ecosystem and our community. We are not just a business committed to sustainability; we are a community of individuals dedicated to actively pursuing the creation of a better future. Our efforts are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDGs 11, 12, 13, 14 and 17.
Our everyday actions are fundamentally anchored in our dedication to sustainability. As GRACE members since 2018, our goal is to develop an ethical and sustainable business strategy that can lead by example.
Join us on our journey towards sustainability and learn about the efforts we are making to change the world.
SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
Being a business that operates in Vila Nova de Gaia and has a significant influence on Porto, we feel that we owe it to the local communities to contribute in a sustainable way. Through sailing, we encourage a sustainable way of living, and we organize a number of annual events, including the Open Day and the Vela Solidária and Vela Sem Barreiras projects.
SDG 12 - Sustainable Consumption and Production
Our eco-friendly activities are a reflection of our commitment to responsible consumption and production. We drink and sell Earth Water, which is the first Portuguese brand to sell water in Tetra Pak cartons and donates to the World Food Program. In addition, we use and promote the Ecoworks brand when cleaning our boats and in our nautical services.
SDG 13 and 14 - Climate Action and Protection of Marine Life
We understand how critical it is to combat climate change and safeguard our rivers, seas, and oceans. To help the preservation of marine life, we have implemented a Seabin in the Douro Marina and beach clean-up at the Douro Estuary Nature Reserve. We are always looking for new and creative ways to reduce our environmental effect and protect the earth for coming generations.
Discover how we are building a sustainable future and come along with us as we work to improve the planet.
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Set sail with our services…
Welcome to BBDouro Sailing Academy, the perfect place to learn how to sail in Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. We have programs for children, adults, and people with disabilities, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced sailor. With an experienced team of instructors and a vast fleet of boats, we guarantee a top-quality service to all our sailors.
DOURO BOAT TOURS
Explore the beauty of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia on one of our Douro River tours. From relaxing boat trips on our sailboats and yachts to adrenaline-pumping adventures on our speedboats, with our knowledgeable skippers and first-rate service, we guarantee unforgettable moments. Discover all our on-board experiences!
Turn your company event into an unforgettable experience aboard our boats. On land and at sea, we provide a range of specialized services, such as sailing team buildings, corporate incentives and 360 events. We handle every little detail of the event planning so you can enjoy a different day as a team.
BOATING LICENSES AND TRAINING
Our nautical courses program, run by dedicated and experienced teachers, is the best option if you wish to earn your Sailor’s License, Local Skipper License, or Coastal Skipper License. And because practice makes perfect, our Power Boat Training is specially designed for anyone wishing to improve their motorboating skills.
YOUR BRAND ON BOARD
Sail the waves of success with BBDouro’s advertising solutions! If you’re seeking for a distinctive and effective strategy to market your brand, we have the answer. Our boat fleet provides daily visibility to our partners in a distinctive and memorable way with a yearly reach of 4.5 million people. Ride the wave of innovation and explore our solutions.
We provide a wide range of solutions for your nautical needs. We are prepared to outfit you and your boat with everything you need, including rigging services and ropes, hardware, and clothes sale. Whether for fun or competition, our team of experts is prepared to give you the best advice and support.