Private 1-Hour Boat Tour

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Private Solar Boat Tour 1 Hour

Embark on an exclusive one-hour private solar boat tour from the quaint village of Pinhão, nestled in the heart of Portugal’s celebrated Douro Valley. This private journey on a quiet, eco-friendly solar-powered boat offers an intimate glimpse into the serene beauty of the Douro River and its surroundings.

Starting in Pinhão, a charming village famous for its azulejo-decorated railway station that beautifully portrays the local wine culture, you’ll set sail along the gentle currents of the river. The tour treats you to up-close views of the region’s historic quintas (wine estates) and meticulously terraced vineyards that are central to the production of Port wine.

As you glide peacefully down the river, the lush riverbanks reveal a tapestry of native flora and fauna. You’ll see groves of almond, olive, and citrus trees, and might spot local wildlife such as herons and kingfishers along the way. The quiet operation of the solar boat ensures that you can enjoy these sights and sounds in the most tranquil setting possible.

This private tour allows for personalized interactions with your guide, who will share insights into the unique viticulture techniques and the generations-old traditions of wine production that the Douro Valley is known for. Offering both splendid scenery and a deep dive into the region’s wine heritage, this private solar boat tour is a perfect way to experience the natural elegance and cultural richness of the Douro Valley.Parte superior do formulário

As part of your private tour reservation, enhance your experience with a selection of add-ons designed to delight the senses and deepen your connection to local flavors. Indulge in a cheese and ham tapas board, featuring a curated assortment of regional specialties that pair perfectly with the scenic views. For wine enthusiasts, a premium wine tasting option is available, allowing you to sample some of the Douro Valley’s finest varietals, expertly selected to showcase the depth and variety of the region’s winemaking prowess.

Additionally, treat yourself to a true Portuguese delight with pastéis de nata, the iconic custard tarts that are a staple of Portuguese cuisine. Complement this sweet treat with a glass of 10-year-old Moscatel, a rich and aromatic fortified wine, offering a perfect balance of sweetness and complexity. These add-ons not only enrich your culinary journey but also provide a deeper taste of the Douro Valley’s celebrated gastronomy and viticulture.

Additional Information

  • In case of excessive wind or waves, additional food and drinks may not possible.
  • 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 elements of the tour you will experience with us:

1.     Exclusive Privacy

Enjoy the privacy of having the entire boat exclusively for you and your companions. With personalized attention from the onboard staff, expect a tailored experience that creates lasting memories.

2.     Environmental Consciousness

Our solar boats are equipped with cutting-edge technology that uses the power of the sun to propel them along the river, eliminating the need for traditional fossil fuels. This means zero emissions during operation, reducing air and water pollution, and minimizing our contribution to climate change.

3.     Panoramic Douro Valley Views

Take in the stunning landscapes of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Douro Valley. Marvel at the terraced vineyards and picturesque villages that adorn the valley. The boat’s open design ensures uninterrupted views. All of our members have a front-row seat to the valley’s ever-changing scenery.

4.     Wine Tasting Experience

Delight your tongue buds with a guided tasting of two premium wines from Adega de Favaios. Explore the unique terroir of the Douro region through these select wines, enhancing your appreciation of the local winemaking traditions.

5.     Expert Guided Tour

Gain insights into the Douro’s rich history, culture, and winemaking heritage from our knowledgeable guide. Learn about the significance of the vine-covered hillsides and their role in producing Portugal’s finest wines.

6.     Personalized Tour

Tailor your experience with a customized tour designed to match your preferences. Whether you wish to explore specific points along the river or focus on particular activities, your journey is shaped to meet your desires.

7.     Enhance Your Tour with Exclusive Add-Ons

Elevate your private solar boat tour experience with our delightful add-ons. Opt for a cheese and ham tapas board, rich in local flavors, or indulge in a premium wine tasting to discover the finest varietals of the Douro Valley. Additionally, treat yourself to a classic Portuguese pastel de nata paired with a sumptuous 10-year-old Moscatel, blending sweet culinary tradition with the rich heritage of the region.

What’s Included and Excluded

Join us for a captivating 1-hour private voyage aboard our solar-powered boat, ensuring not only a memorable excursion but also a dedication to environmental sustainability.


  • Private 1-hour solar-powered boat tour
  • Expert captain/guide services
  • 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
  • Private tour


  • 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.”


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!”


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.