Boat Tour 1 Hour

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Solar Boat Tours for Individuals and Small Groups

The Douro River, which flows through Spain and Portugal, is one of Europe’s most enchanting waterways. Its breathtaking landscapes, charming towns, and rich cultural heritage make it a popular destination for travelers from all over the world.

Embark on a one-hour solar boat excursion from the picturesque village of Pinhão, located in the famous Douro Valley in Portugal. This eco-friendly journey along the Douro River showcases the lush landscapes of the region and the historic vineyards, or quintas, essential to the production of Port wine.

Pinhão itself, known for its beautiful train station adorned with azulejos, serves as a dynamic introduction to the wine culture of the area. As you drift downstream, you’ll enjoy views of terraced vineyards and a variety of local flora and fauna, including almond and olive trees, as well as birds such as herons and kingfishers.

The silent solar-powered boat allows for peaceful observation of the environment, enhancing your experience of the natural beauty and meticulous vineyard culture that define this prestigious wine region. This tour not only offers a visual feast but also insight into the traditional winemaking that shapes the Douro Valley.

Additional Information

The tour may be canceled during unfavorable weather. In such an event, you will be given a fair warning with the option to reschedule, or you will get a 100% refund.

Experience Highlights

Here are some of the exciting parts you will experience with us:

1.     Exclusive Environment

Delight in a personalized tour experience within intimate small groups, ensuring a cozy atmosphere and dedicated attention to every guest’s needs and preferences.

2.     Eco-Friendly Adventure

Our boats work by harnessing energy from the sun through solar panels installed on the ship to minimize reliance on non-renewable resources and contribute to mitigating climate change. Our solar boats operate quietly without generating noise pollution that can disturb wildlife and ecosystems.

3.     Tasting of 2 Select Wines

Indulge your palate with a guided tasting of two exceptional wines sourced from Adega de Favaios. Passengers will get to enjoy the nuanced flavors and aromas that reflect the unique terroir of the Douro Valley, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of this renowned wine region.

4.     Expert Guided Insight

Our passengers will get to enjoy the rich Douro’s history, culture, and traditions with the expertise of our knowledgeable guide. Gain valuable insights and anecdotes that breathe life into the landscapes, adding depth and context to your unforgettable journey along the Douro River.

What’s Included and Excluded

Our comprehensive package includes an enchanting 1-hour voyage aboard a solar-powered boat, promising not only a memorable excursion but also a commitment to environmental sustainability.

Includes

  • Shared 1-hour eco-friendly solar boat excursion.
  • Expert guide
  • Wine tasting – All inclusive
  • Onboard WIFI, music system, and captain
  • All fees and taxes included.
  • Original local grape juice (for children and non-alcoholic beverages)
  • Skipper and host/hostess
  • Photography opportunities
  • Light local seasonal snacks
  • Individuals or small groups
  • Group sharing (this is a public tour)

Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Food and drinks (not described above)
  • Gratuities Optional

Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Happiness

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Alcohol or any illegal substances
  • We love furry friends, but for the safety and comfort of all our guests, we kindly ask that pets stay at home during our boat tours. Thank you for your understanding!

“What a fabulous experience! So serene on the beautiful Douro River. Much nicer than riding the noisy gas-powered boats with a crowd of people. David and his wife were charming guides! Highly recommend this! They even served us local almonds and two glasses of wine.”

Lisa

Definitely get the TOUR HERE!! As a big group to have fun in a private boat, as a family trip to enjoy with loved ones, a romantic trip as a couple, and even to go solo and have a valuable “me time” that is self-care too, you know. David and Maria are kind locals and GREAT Hosts! The landscape is beautiful, and the Wine tasting is very nice, too, haha! Also, they have WI FI if you need it. But the BEST PART is you can be totally comfortable because the boat is solar powered, meaning is ECOLOGICAL and SILENT.”

Marla Gálvez Gtz

“We took a lovely tour with David and Fabian. They were very knowledgeable about the region, and we sampled delicious red and white wines while we cruised. The advantage of the solar boat is that the engine is silent, so it was a much more peaceful and personal voyage than the other boats, which had a driver using a microphone to be heard over the noise of the engine. Definitely recommend when in Pinhao!”

Cynthia Marsh

“One of the greatest things about this boat is that it is very silent, and you get to enjoy a peaceful ride through the river. Others have loud music and speakers, but this one was very private (I was actually by myself), so it was a great and personal experience, and I really recommend it. They served me wine and offered to take pictures of me. Thank you, guys!”

Sheilacherschberg

Where to Meet Us

Meet us at our spot by the Douro River, where the fun begins! We're located at Daurum Solar Boats Dock R. da Praia, 5085-042 Pinhão, which is easy to get to from nearby places. Just look for our special solar-powered boats; they're hard to miss. When you arrive, our friendly team will be there to help you get started on your adventure.

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