Private 2-Hour Boat Tour

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Douro River Private Solar Boat Program 2 Hours

Embark on an unforgettable two-hour private solar boat excursion, tailored to provide you and your guests with an intimate and enchanting journey along the serene waters of the Douro River. Departing from our Pinhão pier, your exclusive voyage begins as we gracefully navigate downstream.

Indulge in the luxury of reserving the solar boat for two hours, perfect for a myriad of occasions. Whether it’s a milestone celebration, an educational escapade, or a corporate retreat, entrust us to curate an experience tailored to your preferences. From crafting the ideal route to organizing stops at esteemed wineries or preparing gourmet meals onboard, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure a bespoke excursion for you and your cherished companions.

Witness the splendor of the sunset casting its golden hues upon the iconic estates of the Douro Valley. As we glide along the river, soak in the breathtaking panoramas of vine-covered hillsides, a testament to the region’s rich viticultural heritage. Should weather conditions permit, we’ll hoist the sails for a tranquil return journey, allowing you to immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the river.

For the adventurous souls among you, seize the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in the warm, sheltered waters of the Douro River. Throughout the voyage, an experienced sailor will serve as your guide, offering captivating insights into the history of the Douro region and its world-renowned wines.

Elevate your experience with optional enhancements, such as a sumptuous onboard luncheon, exclusive visits to prestigious wineries for wine tastings, or bespoke arrangements to commemorate special milestones. Each excursion is accompanied by a knowledgeable sailor who enriches the journey with illuminating commentary, ensuring an unforgettable exploration of the Douro’s storied past and vinicultural wonders.

This private solar boat excursion promises not just a voyage, but a transcendent event meticulously crafted to exceed your expectations, offering a blissful retreat amidst the company of your loved ones.

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.     Event Planning Services

Planning a milestone celebration, educational outing, or corporate event? Our team specializes in event coordination, working closely with you to design the perfect river experience. From selecting the ideal route to arranging stops at prestigious wineries or gourmet onboard dining, we handle every detail to ensure a seamless and unforgettable event for you and your guests.

2.     Exclusive Tour

With the entire boat reserved just for you, you can relax, unwind, and revel in the beauty of your surroundings without any disturbances or interruptions. Our onboard staff provides personalized attention, creating an experience that crafts cherished memories for you and your guests.

3.     Eco-Friendly Voyage

Sail with a conscience aboard the Daurum Solar Boats as we have sustainable travel choices for an eco-respectful adventure. Revel in the guilt-free pleasure of an experience that leaves no environmental footprint.

4.     Panoramic Vistas

Sightsee the mesmerizing vistas of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site celebrated for its terraced vineyards and picturesque villages. The open design of our boat ensures uninterrupted views as every member of the boat will have a front-row seat to see the valley’s true beauty.

5.     Wine Tasting

Elevate your senses with a guided tasting of two select wines sourced from the renowned Adega de Favaios, showcasing the distinctive terroir of the Douro. Enjoy the rich flavors that reflect the essence of this exceptional wine region.

6.     Expert-Guided Tour

Enrich your journey with insights into the Douro’s history, culture, and winemaking traditions from our knowledgeable guide. Uncover the significance of the vine-covered hillsides and their role in producing some of Portugal’s most exquisite wines.

7.     Personalized Route

Tailor your experience with a customized itinerary catering to your preferences. Whether exploring specific points along the river or dedicating more time to particular activities, this adventure is shaped to meet your desires.

8.     Elevate Your Douro River Tour with Exclusive Add-Ons

Enhance your private solar boat tour with luxurious add-ons for an unparalleled experience. Opt for a gourmet lunch onboard, visit prestigious wineries for exclusive tastings, or arrange special touches to celebrate significant milestones. Each tour is led by an experienced sailor who provides enriching commentary on the Douro’s rich history and its globally renowned wines. This isn’t just a trip—it’s a meticulously crafted event designed to meet your desires and provide a delightful escape with your loved ones.

What’s Included and Excluded

Enjoy the enchanting private solar boat tour lasting 2 hours or more with your family, friends, and loved ones.


  • Private 2-hour or longer 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


  • Smoking is strictly prohibited onboard
  • Unaccompanied minors are not permitted for safety reasons
  • Alcohol or any illegal substances are prohibited
  • Pets are not allowed onboard to maintain a comfortable environment for all guests

Important Information

What to Bring

  • Sunglasses
  • A hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Happiness

Not Allowed

  • Smoking is strictly prohibited
  • Unaccompanied minors are not allowed for safety reasons
  • Alcohol or any illegal substances are prohibited
  • 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.