Porto holiday narrowboat rental with shared pool, beach/lake nearby, beach/lake nearby and internet access

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  • Narrowboat
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach %s km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

From the owner

CANAL BOAT HIRE DOURO RIVER WATER WAY PORTO Portugal.

ATTENTION: PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY BY EMAIL, FIND DOUROVOU,

http://loja.douro.biz

WE HAVE 8 BOATS

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Please googe DOUROVOU and email us for more data

Skipper Day: 80€ (If you don’t have a license. Skipper does not sleep on the boat)

The company owns a small Marina "Douro Fluvina" at Ferradosa - Sao Joao da Pesqueira.

The boat is a 26ft Yachts ideal for a couple or a family with children.

There are 2 berths in a OPEN SPACE compartment. NO CABINS

ATTENTION: Not suitable for people with limited mobility.

You can rent a Motor Yacht with our chalets that are a few meters way from the private pontoons.

The chalets are very near the boats, and supply added comfort for your stay on the boats with larger toilets and kitchen.

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

The scenery is breath-taking, spectacular really - no wonder it's a World Heritage site!

Our Marina is a lovely little spot on the river, perfect for people that appreciate nature and outdoor activities.

Nearby there are charming little family-run restaurants where you can have superb meals at very reasonable prices.

At the marina our guests also can find: small sail boats, kayaks, bicycles, barbecue, even a swimming pool.

Give it a go. It's great fun, great value for money and thoroughly enjoyable!

Further details

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.

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.

GENERAL INFO:

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.

Further details outdoors

Our base has to offer:
- Pier with 32m for boats up to 8m (2.5t)
- Water and electricity on the pier
- Fuel
- Picnic and barbecue area
- Swimming pool
- Esplanade
- Toilets
- Bar
- Restaurant
- Bungalows (T1 - 4 persons)
- Home (T1+1 - 4 persons)
- Kitchen
- Laundry
- Guests room
- Boats Warehouse
- Boat lift
- Private Parking
- Garage
- Beach

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Toilet Only

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Waterfront
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 12:00
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Payment

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

Manager restrictions

Minimum stay: 2 night

About the owner

Jose T.
Tourist Licence
1682011
Calendar updated:
12 Apr 2020

Years listed:
10

Based in:
Portugal
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian
This Narrowboat has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Dec 2011. Located in Porto District, it has 30 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1299.
The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Apr 2020.

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Dreamer35848545555

A wonderful, authentic experience of the upper Douro
Aug 2019

The 6 days on the river were relaxing and we especially enjoyed the upper river. The boa t performed well. Jose provided extensive information on a personalised itinerary of marinas, restaurants and … More 

Reviewed 25 Aug 2019

Departure811485

Great boat trip!
Apr 2019

We had a great time on the upper Douro River. The country is beautiful: vine-covered slopes then wild forested hills all viewed from the quiet peace of the boat. There are places to stop and moor the … More 

Reviewed 23 Apr 2019

Cosmopolitan731271

Wonderful relaxing tour of The Douro
Sep 2018

Jose was a most kind and fantastic host from beginning to end, ensuring that we had a manageable itinerary for the 5 days and giving us so much interesting information about the area. The boat was com… More 

Reviewed 30 Sep 2018

AngieSeal
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Fantastic location with excellent host
Jul 2018

Jose guided and helped up from start to finish on our very first boating holiday . From supplies , to restaurants and overnight hotels nothing was too much trouble. The pre trip virtual tour and suppo… More 

Reviewed 26 Jul 2018

farra001
Leicester, England, United Kingdom

A fantastic trip up the Douro.
May 2018

Couldn't fault the arrangements made by Jose. The trip along the river was marvellous. Jose made sure everything ran smoothly. Passing through the locks was a great experience. Stayed ashore … More 

Reviewed 14 Jul 2018

Owner's reply:
Thanks Tony Cheers Jose
Review 1-5 of 30

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I edit my booking?

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If Jose (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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