Olá, o meu nome é Rafael e trabalho no sector do turísmo. Sou comandante do lugre (schooner) Príncipe Perfeito e terei muito gosto em receber-vos.
I spent two very nice days on the ship. The cabin was very cosy and the bathroom offered everything needed. Rafael and his staff were very friendly and helpful! Nice sunsets! :)
My stay at Rafael's place was really good. I had never slept on a boat before and so it was quite the experience. The room was tidy, comfortable and the right temperature. I'm sure Rafael took care of this before I arrived. He also provided me with some travel details and he showed me the boat. In the following days we had breakfast, dinner and some great conversations, also with a friend of him that came over from another boat. Unfortunately I had to leave, but if I would've stayed longer I would've certainly gone with on the boat trip that Rafael had the next day.
Overall just perfect.
Quick tip; the wifi module on the bridge is mobile. You can take it in your pocket on the ship so you have internet. For me as a vlogger this was very handy to upload (at blazing speeds!).
Excellent experience on the boat! Access to the lounge area is awesome, and breakfast is great too! It's obviously not in the center of the city but still quite near an "alternative" area to go out at night. And even by walking it's quite close to the busy areas.
Rafael is a great host, he was really helpful!
We enjoyed every moment!
great stay, totally worth it.
Sympa de dormir sur un bateau mais pas grand chose autour et le quartier des docks est animé seulement en fin de semaine et très tard
This was a very bad experience. The first evening there was a 'private event' organised on the boat so we could not check in before 22h. In the cabins there was a smell of fuel coming from the engine room. The bathrooms are old and in a very bad state with moisture on the plastic shower curtain.During the night the water pump was making so much noise we couldn't sleep.There was no one on the boat untill 1 p.m. to turn it off. To little light even to read a book.We decided to leave after the second night although we had booked for 6 persons 4 nights. It is not acceptable that this is advertised on Airbnb. We will file a claim to get reimbursed.A disaster!
Herzlichen Dank an Rafael für die tolle Übernachtung an Bord der „Perfeito Prince“. Rafael war ein toller und hilfsbereiter Gastgeber. Die gebuchte Kabine war super! Sehr sauber, liebevoll eingerichtet, auch Wasser stand am Nachttisch bereit. Durch die Tiden ist es nicht jederzeit möglich, über die „Gangway“ ins Boot zu gehen. Da müssen schon mal 30-40cm überwunden werden, was jedoch kein Problem ist. Es war jederzeit jemand an Bord, z.B. beim Verlassen/ Kommen mit Gepäck behilflich zu sein. Rafael erzählte, manchmal ist aus technischen Gründen der Kalender zur Buchung mit „belegt“ gekennzeichnet. Teilweise steht jedoch noch eine Kabine zur Verfügung. Eine Nachfrage kann daher aus meiner Sicht nicht schaden. Es ist eine traumhafte Unterkunft in Hafen- und Stadtnähe. Hop on- hop off – Haltestellen sind in der Nähe. Wenn ich darf, würde ich jederzeit die „Prince“ wieder buchen.
Experience inoubliable a bord, Rafael est un hote agréable et attentif. Bateau très bien placé avec parking gratuit pour la voiture et proche des transpors en comun.
Merci à lui et à son équipe en particulier Bruno.
Beautiful boat, walking distance to the train/bus station. Rafael and his assistant were welcoming and provided a unique and great experience.
Lovely boat, and very helpful staff. Would def book here again. Thanks!
Good experience throughout
Nice friendly couple, they left the house clean and tidy. Would recommend them to any host!
Raphael and Vesna are awesome people! My wife and I stayed with them for a week or so in 2007. Their boat Principe Perfeito is huge, and perfect for events. I've really enjoyed staying on boats, and this one is no exception. It's closer to an apartment (albeit with low ceilimgs/overheads) than a boat could be. I've always found Raphael to be available and straight forward communicator. Thanks to Raph and his wife's hospitality, I was able to woo my girlfriend into thinking I was an international man of mystery and get her to marry me.
But seriously, good people. You can't go wrong here!
I'd highly recommend staying with Rafael. He's very interesting man and knows a lot about Portugal and its heritage. Staying on his boat - it's a wonderful experience.