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Cruising the Douro with the fisherman

Porto, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Paulo

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

What you'll do

My plan is to welcome you at Marina do Freixo where you will be offered a welcome drink (port wine/sparkling wine) together with some almonds (local product). From here we will begin our navigation always in a very relaxed and safe pace.

You will see the Palacio de Freixo, just next to the marina. We then cruise downstream the river 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, D.Luis I bridge, designed by Teofille Sierig. Right after the bridge you will admire another Unesco world heritage site since 1996, Ribeira and Gaia riverside, where the port wine cellars are located.

Further downstream you will see the very pitoresque fisherman village, S.Pedro da Afurada, the Natural reserve of Cabedelo and the very charming Foz Velha.
We will keek up our route towards the Atlantic Ocean where in some parts of the day you can see the local fisherman on their way to the ocean, to start or finish their working day. Sometimes we can even see some fisherman fishing next to the river mouth.

The most special part of the day to see the river mouth, Foz, is at sunset, in my personal opinion.
During the navigation I totally recommend you to have your cameras ready because there will be fantastic photo opportunities.

This experience takes around 2 hours and in this time span you will learn and enjoy this beautiful region that attracts thousands of people year after year.
Join me and see Porto and the Douro River in a unique way!
Other things to note
Since we will be sailing towards the ocean, it is advisable to bring a light jacket or cardigan as it usually gets a little cooler by the sea.
My plan is to welcome you at Marina do Freixo where you will be offered a welcome drink (port wine/sparkling wine) together with some almonds (local product). From here we will begin our navigation always in a very relaxed and safe pace.

You will see the Palacio de Freixo, just next to the marina. We then cruise downstream the river where you will see the 6 bridges that connect Porto to Gaia.
The first metal bridge that you will…

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What's included

  • Food
    Almonds with Spices Figueira Castelo Rodrigo.
  • Drinks
    Port Wine / Sparkling Wine or other drink, if previously arranged.
From $42
/ person
Tue, Dec 1
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$52 per person
$52 per person
Tue, Dec 1
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$52 per person
$52 per person
Wed, Dec 2
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$52 per person
$52 per person

Meet your host, Paulo

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 118 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, my name is Paulo and since a young age that I am privileged enough to be able to enjoy the gorgeous Douro River where, in my early days I rowed with passion and enthusiasm or fishing my favorite fish, Seabass!

Life gave me the possibility to travel around the world and meet wonderful people that shared with me the same passion for my city and for my country which triggered the interest to create this experience in order to show and share my passion with all of you! This is my hometown, the place that saw me growing up and in a very intimate, private and special way, I am honored to show you!

I am a licenced Ocean yacht master and I have the know how, experience and knowledge to provide a moment to be remembered!
Hi, my name is Paulo and since a young age that I am privileged enough to be able to enjoy the gorgeous Douro River where, in my early days I rowed with passion and enthusiasm or fishing my favorite fish, Seabass!

Life gave me the possibility to travel around the world and meet wonderful people that shared with me the same passion for my city and for my country which triggered the interest to create this experience in order to show and share my passion with all of you! This is my home…
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Where you'll be

During this experience on the Douro River, we will pass under the 6 emblematic bridges of the city, Freixo Bridge, São João Bridge, D. Maria Bridge, Infante Bridge, D. Luís I Bridge and Arrabida Bridge, followed by Ribeira Porto and Cais de Gaia, where you can watch the Port wine cellars.
We will still see the romantic Foz Velha and the Molhe Lighthouse, in Foz do Douro and, if the weather permits, we will enter the ocean and from there see the whole city.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 118 reviews.

Artem
October 2020
Paulo is such a thoughtful host! We’ve went for the experience to celebrate my wife’s birthday and he asked me if I’ve had any special requests and fulfilled all of them! Paulo’s wife even baked a birthday cake as a gift! The experience was really enjoyable despite chilly weather. We’re definitely doing it again (in summer 😃). Thank you very much Paulo!
Paulo is such a thoughtful host! We’ve went for the experience to celebrate my wife’s birthday and he asked me if I’ve had any special requests and fulfilled all of them! Paulo’s w…
Marc Oliver
October 2020
100% Empfehlenswert Mein Skipper war Antonio, Paulos Sohn und selbst Fischer aus Leidenschaft und von Beruf. Ich war der einzige Gast und hatte eine private Tour. Wir fuhren den Douro hinab bis die Mündung und ein Stück hinaus auf den Atlantik. Begleitet von einem herrlichen Sonnenuntergang. Unterwegs einen herrlichen Port und leckere Mandeln. Antonio erzählte von seinem Leben als Fischer (Familientradition) und zeigte mir seinen Ort (wasserseitig). Ein toller Abend!
100% Empfehlenswert Mein Skipper war Antonio, Paulos Sohn und selbst Fischer aus Leidenschaft und von Beruf. Ich war der einzige Gast und hatte eine private Tour. Wir fuhren den…
Jay
October 2020
Wonderful experience. The host still hosted this experience even though I was the only one on the boat. Thus this made it very special :)
Cindy
September 2020
Merci beaucoup Paulho ! Mon copain et moi-même avons adoré l’expérience : la balade, les anecdotes, le partage, un Porto tres agréable ! Merci à Christine pour le gâteau qui était très bon 😊 une attention toute particulière pour les 30ans de mon copain. Le conseil de plusieurs restaurants de poissons avec les sardines grillées : au top ! Muito obrigado :)
Merci beaucoup Paulho ! Mon copain et moi-même avons adoré l’expérience : la balade, les anecdotes, le partage, un Porto tres agréable ! Merci à Christine pour le gâteau qui était…
Daniela
September 2020
Dank dem sympathischen Paulo hatten wir heute ein tolles Erlebnis mit seinem kleinen Boot, es fühlte sich an wie eine Privattour, der Portwein war sehr lecker, er war unser Starfotograf und Kapitän und nett plaudern konnten wir auch, nebenbei wurde ganz selbstverständlich umher schwimmendes Plastik eingesammelt. Wir beobachteten Möwen die Sardinen schnappen, hatten gute Wellen und super Wetter. Alles in Allem war es ein wunderschöner Ausflug. Gerne immer wieder 😇👍
Dank dem sympathischen Paulo hatten wir heute ein tolles Erlebnis mit seinem kleinen Boot, es fühlte sich an wie eine Privattour, der Portwein war sehr lecker, er war unser Starfot…
Hanna
September 2020
We had a wonderful experience! The sunset and tour were perfect and Antonio (Paulo’s son) is such a friendly and nice person. 100% recommended.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Photographic Camera (Landscapes and moments to remember)

Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen