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PORTO DOURO VALLEY SAIL YACHT CRUISES WITH SKIPPER

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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YACHT CHARTER DOURO RIVER WATER WAY PORTO Portugal. ATTENTION: PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY BY EMAIL (search for DOUROVOU) http://loja.douro.biz The company owns a small Marina 'Douro Fluvina' at Ferradosa - Sao Joao da Pesqueira. Our boats are 28ft Yachts ideal for a couple or a family with children. You can rent a Sail Yacht moored at our private pontoons. You can chose to stay at the Marina and simply enjoy the place or go sailing on the boat with a Skipper and explore the river (extra cost 85€ a day) At the Marina you have toilets, kitchen and dining room. You can also choose to stay at a Chalet and use the boat for sailing only. (extra: 90€ per night) Attention: Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Boat inside is Open Space with one cabin. The Douro water way starts on ...YACHT CHARTER DOURO RIVER WATER WAY PORTO Portugal. ATTENTION: PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY BY EMAIL (search for DOUROVOU) http://loja.douro.biz The company owns a small Marina 'Douro Fluvina' at Ferradosa - Sao Joao da Pesqueira. Our boats are 28ft Yachts ideal for a couple or a family with children. You can rent a Sail Yacht moored at our private pontoons. You can chose to stay at the Marina and simply enjoy the place or go sailing on the boat with a Skipper and explore the river (extra cost 85€ a day) At the Marina you have toilets, kitchen and dining room. You can also choose to stay at a Chalet and use the boat for sailing only. (extra: 90€ per night) Attention: Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Boat inside is Open Space with one cabin. The Douro water way starts on the Atlantic coast at Porto and comprises five connected lakes that extend for 200 km to the border with Spain. You can explore it with our boats and stop where ever you like, take tours by train along the valley, walk in the vineyards, visit farms and small towns or simply swim in the warm clear waters of the river. Along the river there are plenty of free public piers with charming small restaurants, hotels and shops nearby. Inland waters are perfect for a first charter experience. The climate is pleasant From April to October The scenery is breath-taking, spectacular really - no wonder it's a World Heritage site! Our Marina is a lovely little spot on the river, perfect for people that appreciate nature and outdoor activities. Nearby there are charming little family-run restaurants where you can have superb meals at very reasonable prices. At the marina our guests also can find: small sail boats, kayaks, bicycles, barbecue, even a swimming pool. Give it a go. It's great fun, great value for money and thoroughly enjoyable! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1682011More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Jose T
Languages spoken:German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2011
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Our party of six had a delightful week of boating on the exquisite Douro river. Jose is a very gracious host, who was not at all fussed to handle various glitches (mostly missed connections and mix-ups) with ease and kindness. His boating base may be...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank LightningWolfe
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We had a great time on a motor boat on the Douro.the scenery is stunning, all hills and vineyards. The river is perfect for swimming in, which we did frequently, including my 80 year old mother ( now known as the siren of the Douro!...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Pioneer789542
Reviewed 2 August 2017

My wife, 19 year old son and I had a fabulous 5 days / 4 nights chartering a motor yacht on the Dourou river. The scenery was stunning, the boat was small but clean, comfortable and well equipped. Sleeping on board was much more comfortable...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank SimonJonesUK
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had three nights in paradise. Michelle, the skipper, did a great job taking us up stream to the Spanish boarder. We loved the nature, atmosphere, the silence and even with four people plus the skipper on the boat we had enough space to relax...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Footprints660762
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Our 5 days on board Dourovou’s ‘Ariane’ were absolutely wonderful. The train ride up the Douro from Porto is pretty magical but only just about prepares you for the sheer beauty of the river at Ferradosa where Jose and his business partner Antonio have created...More

Date of stay: August 2015
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

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Date of stay: July 2015
Management response:Responded 30 July 2015

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

Date of stay: June 2015
Reviewed 26 September 2014

A stunning location, near-new yacht in excellent condition and a very attentive host combined to make our early September, five night yacht charter the absolute highlight of our visit to Portugal. We sailed/motored from Ferradosa to the Spanish "frontier" and back, succesfully tackling the 20m...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Roxymoron
Reviewed 5 September 2014

A most enjoyable and eventful holiday experience. Pre holiday emails were accurate re train directions and times, info regarding taking euros rather than relying on cash points etc. Jose met us at the station and took us directly to the yacht. He then took us...More

Date of stay: August 2014
1  Thank MonandSteve
Management response:Responded 7 September 2014

I love to welcome nice people like you... Cheers Jose

Reviewed 24 June 2014

During four days we made the connection back and forth between Ferradosa and Barca de Alva. The weather was good, not too hot with a favorable wind and a fantastic clouds in the sky. Always slept on the boat, but as the weather was good,...More

Date of stay: June 2014
2  Thank Jorge L
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Boat Available
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Private Fishing Lake/River
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Garden
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Towels Provided
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The Port vineyards cover approximately 250,000 hectares, of which 40,000 are under vine.They are planted along the steep, spectacular hills overlooking the River Douro and its tributaries. Generations of men and women have toiled tirelessly to build terraces into the rock face (an essential element for supporting the vines on these slopes) that have created an impressive landscape of unequaled beauty where hot summers are followed by warm autumns, wet winters and beautiful springs. It is the region’s characteristic poor soil and uncompromising Mediterranean-like climate which produces one of the most sought after wines in the world, Port. You can explore it on our boats and stop where ever you like, take tours by train along the valley, walk in the vineyards, visit farms and small towns ...
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