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Porto: River Douro Cruise with a Fisherman

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Porto: River Douro Cruise with a Fisherman

From US$ 50.90 per person

Discover the River Douro with a fisherman. Sail calmly downstream in a 6-meter vessel, inspired by fishing boats and specially built for getting a closer look at the local fishing culture.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Portuguese, English, Spanish, French
Private or small groups available


  • Discover the city from the unique perspective of a local fisherman
  • Feel the love of fishermen for the river on a relaxing cruise
  • Learn more about the art of fishing in the Douro and the type of fish they fish
  • Capture the charming and spontaneous moments of everyday life
Full description
Be greeted at Marina do Freixo with a welcome drink or port or sparkling wine together with some local aromatic almonds. Set sail at a leisurely pace to discover Porto and the River Douro through the eyes of a fisherman. See the Palacio de Freixo, just next to the marina. Continue downstream to where you will see the 6 bridges that connect Porto to Gaia. The first metal bridge that you will see is the one designed by Gustav Eiffel, Maria Pia Bridge, followed by Infante Bridge, and the landmark of the city, Dom Luis I Bridge, designed by Teofille Sierig. Admire another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ribeira and Gaia riverside, where the port wine cellars are located. Further downstream, see the picturesque fishing village, São Pedro da Afurada, the nature reserve of Cabedelo, and the very charming Foz Velha. Continue on your route towards the Atlantic Ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for local fisherman on their way to the ocean, to start or finish their working day. Reach the highlight of the cruise at the river mouth, Foz, at sunset. Don't miss the chance to watch some fisherman fishing next to the river mouth. Choose to have a private trip with your very own boat and dedicated skipper. Enjoy the intimate and comfortable atmosphere with just you and your group.
  • Skipper
  • Glass of port or sparkling wine
  • Aromatic almonds
  • Fees
  • Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Fuel
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Your hosts will wait for you 15 minutes before the trip time at the boarding gates, in front of the restaurant located at Marina do Freixo.

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    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 20 reviews

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    We booked this trip as a private tour and I cannot praise the trip and our tour guide Daniel enough. He gave us so much information, took loads of lovely pictures of us and kept our glasses topped up! I can honestly say that drinking our port on the front of the boat with the sunset over the ocean is not something I will quickly forget! Thank you so much Daniel!

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    September 3, 2021

    Although on a rainy day it was the best boat ride EVER. Paulo is without a doubt an excellent professional who provided us with a unique experience that we will never forget. We leave with the certainty that we will return and is promised that next time we will stay on the boat. Thanks for everything!

    April 21, 2021

    Made a private trip on a boat with skipper, super fun tour, nice glass of port, in the sun. Couldn't be better The skipper was very friendly and really made us feel at home.

    October 22, 2021

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