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Historical boat tour on a wooden yacht

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 487 reviews.Lisboa, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Luis

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Sail and relax while learning about Lisbon

Leaving from Alcantara harbor, we sail down to Belem Tower, from where Portuguese sailors left for discovering the World. Jeronimos Monastery, Monument of Discoveries, Coaches Museum, MAAT and Belem Tower, are located there.

Then we sail up to the picturesque and colorful Alfama, the amazing old town, passing by the wonderful Commerce Square, Sé and St George's castle.
We will give explanations on sites, as we pass by.

While sailing, you can roam around, enjoying a sparkling wine and our very appreciated nibbles. Plenty of sparking wine.

We always do our best, for hoisting sails on every tour.

We had 250 sunny days, average, in the last five years.

Expect to join a small group, even though, we can go up to eighteen guests (Full boat tours are the most fun! Believe me.)
Sail and relax while learning about Lisbon

Leaving from Alcantara harbor, we sail down to Belem Tower, from where Portuguese sailors left for discovering the World. Jeronimos Monastery, Monument of Discoveries, Coaches Museum, MAAT and Belem Tower, are located there.

Then we sail up to the picturesque and colorful Alfama, the amazing old town, passing by the wonderful Commerce Square, Sé and St George's castle.
We will give explanations on sites, as we pass by.

While sailing, you can roam around, enjoying a sparkling wine and our very appreciated nibbles. Plenty of sparking wine…

What's included

  • Food
    cheese with pepper on top, sardines on spicy tomato sauce and olive tapenad...
  • Drinks
    Portuguese sparkling wine, soft drinks and water (feel free to ask for wine...
From £42
/ person
Sun, 5 Jul
19:00 - 21:00
£42 per person
£42 per person
Mon, 6 Jul
19:00 - 21:00
£42 per person
£42 per person
Tue, 7 Jul
19:00 - 21:00
£42 per person
£42 per person

Meet your host, Luis

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 487 Reviews
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Started sailing in Cascais when I was 8 years old, on small dinghys and later on my father's 52 feet wooden black ketch, the boat of my youth.

In 2007, I recovered a traditional sailing barge and started racing in the Tagus river. Wrote a book on the subject ("Canoas do Tejo" in 2009)

In 2010, I brought Halcyon I to Cascais, from the Algarve, and started a two years recovery on a shipyard in Seixal and on the anchor.

After realizing Cascais wasn't the best place for boat tours, moved Halcyon I to Lisbon and started doing historical boat tours.

I live on bord and usually sail with Helena or one of my two sons.
Started sailing in Cascais when I was 8 years old, on small dinghys and later on my father's 52 feet wooden black ketch, the boat of my youth.

In 2007, I recovered a traditional sailing barge and started racing in the Tagus river. Wrote a book on the subject ("Canoas do Tejo" in 2009)

In 2010, I brought Halcyon I to Cascais, from the Algarve, and started a two years recovery on a shipyard in Seixal and on the anchor.

After realizing Cascais wasn't the best place…
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Where you'll be

We'll go down river to Belem neighborhood, where main Lisbon monuments and museums can be seen. We'll pass by Christ the King statue and under 25 April's bridge (Lisbon's Golden Gate bridge). Most of Lisbon monuments and museums are located in this area.

Then we go up river to Commerce Square and Alfama, the old town.

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 487 reviews.

Árpád
February 2020
It was really a unique experience, and exactly what you would think of a yacht round trip. Even more. We really sailed a longer range and Luis was keen on telling us everything about the sites. He is also very flexible, and the complementary drink&fingerfood is delicious ! Thanks again Luis, wishing the best for you and Elena ! :)
It was really a unique experience, and exactly what you would think of a yacht round trip. Even more. We really sailed a longer range and Luis was keen on telling us everything abo…
Karine
February 2020
This was just an incredible experience!!! Definitely a highlight of our Lisbon trip. The boat is absolutely stunning and Luis was a perfect host, reliable, knowledgable & funny. It turned out my partner & myself were the only guests aboard for that sunset cruise, and Luis did the whole tour just for us. We both highly recommend this experience.
This was just an incredible experience!!! Definitely a highlight of our Lisbon trip. The boat is absolutely stunning and Luis was a perfect host, reliable, knowledgable & funny. I…
Louisa
February 2020
Absolutely fabulous experience on the Haclyon 1. Luis was a lovely host bringing us drinks and a delicious lunch. He showed us the sites as we sailed but also let us relax on the boat. This experience is not to be missed!
Bonnie
February 2020
We had some trouble deciding on which boating experience to join and I’m so glad we settled on this one! We loved the boat - it’s very well upkept but has the charm you just don’t get on a newer boat. It was also super stable to walk on, the deck was very grippy. Luis obviously loves what he does and shared some interesting history as well as answered our endless questions about the city. We booked last minute due to weather concerns and while it was a bit chilly with the blankets, snacks, and sparkling wine we were plenty cozy! I highly recommend seeing Lisbon from Luis’s boat if you can.
We had some trouble deciding on which boating experience to join and I’m so glad we settled on this one! We loved the boat - it’s very well upkept but has the charm you just don’t…
Louise
January 2020
Fabulous boat trip, really added a special something to our time in Lisbon. Luís was really knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about the city from a different perspective!
Mina
January 2020
Luís gave me an absolutely unforgettable afternoon on the boat. I was spellbound! It’s really a historical tour, and Luís knows a lot about everything you see along the sail and really shared his amazing knowledge; but it was also a purely mesmerising, poetic sail through the Lisbon sunset. I feel so incredibly privileged!
Luís gave me an absolutely unforgettable afternoon on the boat. I was spellbound! It’s really a historical tour, and Luís knows a lot about everything you see along the sail and re…

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

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