PORTO DOURO CANAL BOAT HIRE
About the home
Dourovou is a small company that charter yacht on the Douro river water way - Portugal.
The company owns a small Marina "Douro Fluvina" at Ferradosa - Sao Joao da Pesqueira.
You can rent a Motor Yacht together with first and last night on our Chalet and Hotel that are a few meters way from the private pontoons.
Our two bases are on the lower (Hotel) and upper end (Chalets) of the vineyards area making possible a one way cruise along the entire valley picking the boat
The chalet and the hotel are very near the water, with a beautiful view over the river, vineyards and mountains.
The boat is a 26ft Yachts ideal for a couple or a family with children.
It is possible to rent House and Boat separately...
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 at any time of the year.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
There are a couple of nice little family-run restaurants nearby where you can have superb meals,
|Luxuries:||Internet access, Boat available for guest use, Sea view|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private fishing lake / river|
Further details outdoors:
Our base has to offer:
- Pier with 32m for boats up to 8m (2.5t)
- Water and electricity on the pier
- Picnic and barbecue area
- Swimming pool
- Bungalows (T1 - 4 persons)
- Home (T1+1 - 4 persons)
- Guests room
- Boats Warehouse
- Boat lift
- Private Parking
You can hire the boat or the chalet alone in the same group advert list.
The Costa Verde region
The Northern region has some of the most beautiful landscapes in Portugal. Amidst vineyards, orchards and rich historical heritage stand little hamlets and villages of granite and whitewashed houses. Lovely lagoons, Trout Rivers and steep mountain slopes create a panorama of unsurpassed beauty.
The Oporto area
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 or simply swim in the warm clear waters of the river.
How to get there
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PORTO AIRPORT (Ryanair, Air Berlin and other low cost)
DOURO RAILWAY Direct trains from PORTO to Ferradosa station (only 700mt away from us)
A24 REGUA only 30km from us
If you are arriving to Portugal through Porto Airport OPO we advise you to take direct underground from the airport to Porto central station. Aand from there a direct train to FERRADOSA.
(DOURO RAIL direction POCINHO).
Let us know your arrival time and we pick you up at the railways at FERRADOSA (Free Service)
Activities near Oporto
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
15 May 2013
Hired a boat for 5 days in May. if solitude and scenery are what you are after then this holiday is perfect. The boat base in Ferradosa is just lovely and 3 hours train trip from Oporto. The boat had room enough for two persons, but would struggle to fit more apart from 2 small kids in. However perfect for what we wanted. The scenery is just stunning and going through the locks on the river was a surprising highlight.
Apart from stop in Pinhao, would recommend taking your own food as the restaurants on the river are not up to much - vegetarians beware in Portugal! However, would recommend the very friendly Veladouro restaurant - good food but fab wine.Also take the tourbus into the Quinta dos Caravalhas estate - really good way to spend an afternoon.
01 Oct 2012
I have just returned from a weeks holiday on board one of Jose's Macgregor 26' yacht and felt I had to give account of our experience.
I think the best way to do this is to give a moment by moment account of events.
We flew into Porto and got the train to Ferradosa. Very cheap and a very pleasant journey of about two and a half hours.
Jose meet us at the station and took us for a meal at the local village restaurant up in the hills.
The meal was very nice, and very good value for money.
On our return to the marina Jose suggested we stay in one of his Chalets until the morning when we could transfer to the boat in daylight.
The chalet was very nice and comfortable.
In the morning Jose came and took us back to the village to do some shopping in the supermarket.
We then transferred to the yacht and made our way east.
The scenery here is breathtakingly beautiful and the tranquillity bewitching.
We made our way to a berthing known locally as “fish soup bay” beside a railway bridge built by Eiffel.
Again a very beautiful spot, and only a short walk to a lovely restaurant where the lady proprietor laid on a superb evening meal with local wine for only 20 euros!!
Unfortunately in the late evening a recurrent medical condition decided to manifest itself and being short crewed I felt it would be better to head back to the marina and use the boat as a floating caravan.
On the way back we stopped for the evening at another berthing and had yet another excellent meal, and the following morning arrived back at Ferradosa.
I explained to Jose of my predicament and said that we were happy to use the yacht as a floating caravan, but Jose would hear nothing of this, and put use up in another of his excellent chalets, FREE OF CHARGE!
During the next few days my health deteriorated and I found myself in great pain, and was very grateful for the comforts of this lovely chalet.
Jose came back and took use to the supermarket, but not before taking us on a little side excursion trip to a local mountain top monastery with “out of this world” views to the east and west.
Alas all too soon the holiday was over and we made our way back to Porto to catch our flight back to the UK.
In summery what can I say about Jose's wonderful marina, and his excellent boats?
In short we are booking-up to go back again in May
10 Sep 2012
We had a lovely relaxing stay in the chalet overlooking the water. The children adored it. It was a perfect family holiday far from the madding crowd It was wonderful to wake up to the peace and quiet and the stunning views each morning. The chalet upstairs was comfortable. Our favourite past time was sitting watching the world go by on
the river. Hope to visit soon again. Ann, John and family. Ireland
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring-Autum||22 Sep 11||12 Jul 12||€ 600||€ 150||€ 200||1 Night|
|spring||5 Apr 13||30 Jun 13||€ 390||€ 90||€ 110||3 Nights|
|Summer||30 Jun 13||15 Sep 13||€ 490||€ 100||€ 120||3 Nights|
|Autumn||15 Sep 13||24 Nov 13||€ 390||€ 90||€ 110||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring-Autum||22 Sep 11||12 Jul 12||€ 600||€ 150||€ 200||Flexible|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
If you don't have a boating license we can provide Skipper service for 75 € a day.
For extra 150 you can stay the first and last night on chalet/hotel at our bases
For extra 250€ you can stay all nights on hotels along the river.Book
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