PORTO DOURO SAIL YACHT HIRE
from £54 /night help
Yacht | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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.
The boats are 28ft Sail Yachts ideal for a couple or a family with children.
The use of our chalets that are a few meters way from the private pontoons is free. Complete WC and kitchnete (overnight at the chalet is not allowed)
The chalets are very near the boats, and supply added comfort for your stay on the boats with larger toilets and kitchen.
The use of chalets is free and the only obligation is that you leave them as clean as you found them.
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
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: PORTO 170 km, Nearest railway: Ferradosa 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Boat available, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Private fishing lake or 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
Here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions:
What sailing qualifications would I need to charter a 26ft sailing yacht?
- Minimum: RYA Sailing Level 2 or RYA Power Boat Level 2 or RYA Inland Water Certification or RYA Day Skipper or ICC CNEVI or any international equivalent.
How many boats do you have?
- We have four boats two 28” Sail Boats and two 26” Motorboats.
Must we charter one week or is it possible 3 or 4 days?
- All dates are flexible just choose your dates and check availability.
Starting day is Saturday only?
- No starting day is flexible.
Do you provide bedding, pillows. sheets and blankets?
- Yes we provide sleeping bags, bedding, pillows. sheets and blankets
Do you provide kitchen utensils, kettle, frying pan, saucepan?
- Yes we provide all basic kitchen utensils dishes, knives, forks, kettle, frying pan, saucepan…
Do you provide towels
- Yes we provide a set of towels for shower and another set of towels to swim on the river (beach towels)
Is there a hot shower aboard?
- Yes there is a portable solar hot shower aboard (big black bag with water that stays in the sun…)
Is there a fridge aboard?
- There is a portable ice chest aboard to avoid the risk of depleting boat batteries we use frozen bottles (every night you can ask in the restaurants for more frozen bottles) when ice melts you have plenty of drinking water.
Can you tell us what sort of things we have to bring?
Do not forget large hat, sun shades, sun UV protector, swim suits, light shoes for boating, shoes for hill walking, euros cash (very few ATM near the water in the 2 upper lakes).
Is there a WC on board?
- Yes there is a closed WC inside the boat. A larger one is available at the chalets on the Marina.
Do I need a lot of experience to sail the Douro Water Way?
- These are inland waters, the water way is composed by 5 connected lakes, locks are controlled by professionals, it is quite easy sailing so it is perfect for a first charter experience.
Would it be possible to sail single handed?
- Yes our boats are very easy to handle and are equipped for single handling.
What would we need to bring with us on the boat?
- The boat is equipped with kitchen (stove, pots, dishes…), ice box, sleeping bags, towels for 4 persons.
Is it possible to get to your base by train if we fly in to Porto?
- Yes from the airport you have the underground to Porto main railways station and from there a direct train our base.
Can you store a car and small caravan whilst we are on the boat?
- Yes we have a closed parking and a garage at our base (guarded 24h).
Is there any marinas we can stop at that also have facilities such as showers?
-There are plenty of free public piers and 4 Marinas (near the public piers you can find small hotels and restaurants all for a nice price)
How are the hotel prices?
- In small hotels one night for 2 persons costs around 45 €. (the hotels near the water in the upper lakes are small but very comfortable)
What are the prices on restaurants?
- A good generous meal in family run restaurants costs about 10 € per person.
It's homemade food so the quality is very good, these meals are one of the BEST memories you will get from Portugal.
Are there any convenience stores nearby where we can buy food?
- Yes in some places you can find stores near the water (in our base we can drive you to a large supermarket)
If you need any further assistance please contact us.
The boat will be delivered with full tanks and must be returned with full tanks. (We have a petrol station at our Marina)
Charter crew and boat will have free access to all services at our Marina: Pool, WC, Showers, Esplanade, Parking, etc...)
Skipper/day (optional) :125.00 €
At our base you can find free: Kayaks, bicycles, sailing dinghy's (laser and Optimist) and fishing boats.
Northern Portugal 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 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.
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26 Sep 2014
"The highlight of our trip to Portugal"
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 … More
5 Sep 2014
"Get away from it all experience."
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… More
I love to welcome nice people like you...
23 Jul 2014
Prachtige rivier,hele mooie natuur, nog totaal niet toeristisch, leuke restaurantjes met gastvrije ¨ locals¨.Volledig uitgeruste in perfecte staat verkerende Bavaria 28 met vooraf een uitgebreide g… More
23 Jun 2014
"Do you wont to know paradise?"
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 th… More
11 Oct 2012
"Sailing on the Duruo to Spain"
This year as a family of 4 we decided to charter a yacht and sail on the River Duruo from Ferradosa to Barca D' Alva and back over 5 days in mid August. We used 'Jose' and the Ferradosa… More
21 Aug 2012
"different sailing holiday"
good holiday with great scenery good for very avid sailers sailing up and down river
would like to do again from port to adriatic really enjoyed and was welcomed by alberto who did his best for every one thank you
7 Jul 2012
"Adventure and tranquility"
If you like adventure and something more rural and 'off the beaten track', I would highly recommend a holiday with Dourovou. We chose the yacht charter for 6 nights (11th June 2012). The journey to the destination/ yacht pick up (near Ferradosa train station), is a metro trip from airport to train station (45 minutes), followed by a train ride (2 and a half hours) to Ferradosa train station - the train journey is very, very cheap and amazing in itself winding its way round the Douro.
On arrival we were looked after by Jose; had a comfortable night in one of his chalets, meal and lift to the supermarket to pick up supplies for week ahead, then shown how to use the boat and we were away. Jose also gave us a itinerary which we found useful to follow and made sure we had lock times etc.
There are many places to moor, a fair few restaurants although take enough food to have evening meals and lunches. The walk on the old railway line in Barca d'Alva is amazing. The restaurants are very cheap - less than 20 Euros for 2 people with 2 courses, bread and lots of wine.
The best thing about this holiday was the tranquillity, the culture and beautiful scenery… and of course it was good fun being on a boat all week!
31 May 2012
"Sailing Douro river"
Charting a 26 MacGregor for a week or more is the best way to visit Douro river by your own .
The boats are easy to sail and very confortable .
Mr. Alberto gave us a river map and sujested places for having excelent meals at nice and cheap restaurants and also to stay at night .
The landscape is overwhelming .
It was a diferent week vacation and unforgetable for life .
I pretend to return in some September to see the mountains red colored .
27 Apr 2012
"Fablous river cruise, relaxing and exciting!"
We will never forget our Duoro trip. No sailing as the wind was too light, so we just cruised upstream and back in ease. Incredible locks and some amazing scenery made it a very special journey, with … More
It was a real pleasure to show you Douro Valey...
26 Apr 2012
"Wonderful journey through the Douro River"
The universe that surrounds the river Douro is a fascinating wild beauty: its people, its vineyards, villages, restaurants are a surprising authenticity in these times of locations exploited by touris… More
Thank you Cesar.
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