Lisbon History, sailing in private group

Lisboa, Portugal

Experience hosted by Helena

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and French
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.

What you'll do

See Lisbon sailing with personal space, learn about the city's history and have a true sailing experience, topped by a light lunch in BISA, my blue sailboat.

This is a woman-led and a real local host experience, as Helena, the boat owner, is also the skipper herself.

If you like space and comfort, then choose to sail in private and small group - but on a large boat, of course! My tours accept only up to 6 guests, in a really spacious 43ft boat. So, you will sail safely seated and with lots of personal space.

Only private groups: just you and your family or friends.

We will comment on Lisbon monuments as we pass by.
Since our port is the best located - just close to ancient Lisbon - you will really spend your time seeing the riverside that matters.

You will also have a true sailing experience, as we navigate using only sails (not under engine, unless needed). This means we do not follow a fixed itinerary: we use the wind, the sails and our navigation skills.

After sailing, we return to port and share a light lunch of our canapes of Portuguese flavors at the boat.

Total experience time is 3.5 hours:
Sailing is 2,5 hours +
Canapes/drinks at port - 1 hour.

Shall you wish a different time, message please.
Weather: if it rains/unpleasant I will cancel cost free, so do not fear booking early.

If you love beauty and space, come sailing with me in BISA!
See Lisbon sailing with personal space, learn about the city's history and have a true sailing experience, topped by a light lunch in BISA, my blue sailboat.

This is a woman-led and a real local host experience, as Helena, the boat owner, is also the skipper herself.

If you like space and comfort, then choose to sail in private and small group - but on a large boat, of course! My tours accept only up to 6 guests, in a real…

What's included

  • Food
    Canapes inspired in Portuguese flavors and made with quality ingredients: t...
  • Drinks
    White wine sangria, water, soft drinks, fruit juice, beer, ice tea, hot tea

Meet your Host, Helena

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 56 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a 56 yr economist that worked many years as a company manager. But at 50 I chose to leave office life and now I share the beauty of sailing with Lisbon friends.

I own BISA, a charming and large blue sailboat of 13.3 mt (43 ft) that I have skippered for +10.000 nautical miles.

Mine is a woman-led and local host experience, as I, the boat owner, will be your captain. And will be happy to teach you the basics of sailing, if you wish!

I love beauty, space and nature; if you do too, come sailing with me in BISA!

Fully licensed and in compliance with Portuguese Law for Boat Tours:
- Official Tourism Registry: RNAAT 2337/2018
- Skipper license
- 2 licensed crew members on board

Speak English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Covid-19 vaccine certificate.

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I am a 56 yr economist that worked many years as a company manager. But at 50 I chose to leave office life and now I share the beauty of sailing with Lisbon friends.

I own BISA, a charming and large blue sailboat of 13.3 mt (43 ft) that I have skippered for +10.000 nautical miles.

Mine is a woman-led and local host experience, as I, the boat owner, will be your captain. And will be happy to teach you the basics of sailing, if you wish!

I love beauty, space and na…
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From $57/ person

Private groups only
From $285 per group
Private groups only
From $285 per group
Private groups only
From $285 per group

Where you'll be

We will sail in river Tejo.
As we exit port and sail up river, we will immediately see the ancient, historical city. We will sail close to Commerce Square and see St. George Castle, the Cathedral, Alfama, St. Vincent Monastery, the Pantheon...
We also sail down the river towards 25th of April Bridge, from where we can see important historical landmarks like Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery and Discoveries Monument.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 56 reviews.

Ian
December 2021
We enjoyed this experience a lot! Helena told us about the history of Lisbon and provided interesting background for the sites as we sailed the river to Belem. The weather was nearly perfect, and the sailing was accompanied by wonderful food and great conversation. Highly recommended!
Joana
November 2021
I booked this trip as birthday present for my father. They were a small private group including my mum and a good friend and enjoyed the trip a lot. It was very easy to contact Helena und shape the details for the sailing experience. I am so thankful for the wonderful and kind service and the opportunity to surprised my father:) :)
Rebecca
November 2021
Helena was the absolute best host in every way! She is knowledgeable, kind and full of positive energy. She truly made our experience on her boat just one of a kind. She’s also an amazing chef, the small plates she prepared were delicious and made with thought & love. Would absolutely recommend this tour 💯
Penny
November 2021
Doesn’t get any better than this! Relax for 3+ hours with Helena at the helm of her beautiful 45’ sailboat. Her and Jose provide a magical and adventurous experience. You’ll sail up and down the river fronting the city of Lisbon while Helena explains the history and sites of the city. Once back from sailing you’ll enjoy some wonderful food, drink and great conversations with Helena. We are already planning our next trip with her when we come back to Lisbon.
Alexia
November 2021
J'ai passé un moment fantastique et hors du temps avec Helena. J'avais choisi cette experience pour célébrer les 60 ans de ma maman. Nous étions entre nous et nous nous rappellerons à vie de cette expérience unique. Helena est une hôte hors du commun, ce fût une très belle rencontre et je referais des sorties avec elle c'est certain !
Lars
November 2021
Definitely THE thing to do in Lisbon, and I would recommend you do it with Helena. Not only is she the only female skipper in town, but she turns the whole trip into an absolutely lovely experience - personal touches, great food, exciting stories! 10 out of 10 and a strong suggestion for everyone to get on board!

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  • Thu, Jan 20
    11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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    From $285 per group
  • Fri, Jan 21
    11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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    From $285 per group
  • Sat, Jan 22
    11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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    From $285 per group
  • Sun, Jan 23
    11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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    From $285 per group
  • Mon, Jan 24
    11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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    From $285 per group
  • Tue, Jan 25
    11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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    From $285 per group
  • Wed, Jan 26
    11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $285 per group
  • Thu, Jan 27
    11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $285 per group

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 4 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is light.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

What to bring

Rubber sole shoes, preferably light colored.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.