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A boat trip to the Rio Arade in Portimao with Atlantis Tours Portimao.



Boat Trip on Rio Arade from Portimão to Silves

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English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Meeting place

We meet directly at the dock in Marina de Portimão (Ac. Porto Comercial de Portimão, 8500-512 Portimão)

FREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity

  Important booking information

The start time depends on the tides, so please plan some extra time on the day. We will inform you about the start time after you have completed the booking.


From start to finish, this boat trip on the Rio Arade offers the experience to discover the second-largest river in the Algarve. Our crew will meet you on the quay at the Marina of Portimão, at the pier near the ruins of the old Convent of São Francisco. Before we depart, we will briefly explain to you the safety guidelines and guide you on a lifejacket. Now, our 3 and a half hour journey begins, where we will calmly sail across the river, gliding through the water.

This tour goes up the river to the fishing village of Ferragudo, overlooking the Castle of São João does Arade, a medieval fortification built in the 15th century. We will start to ascend the river, passing by the museum of Portimão, a regional heritage museum in an old cannery tracing the area's sardine fishing & canning traditions.

As we sail along the riverside, we can enjoy Portimão's Marina, one of the most attractive parts of town with excellent facilities and host to many international events. Our tour will culminate in the medieval city of Silves, a small but delightful town, once the capital of the Algarve and an important historical trading center.

- Visit Portimão's most famous historical sites
- Panoramic view of Portimão

Departure & Return
We will meet 20 minutes before the start time at the pier near the ruins of the old Convent of São Francisco. Once the tour is over, we will return to the starting point. If you come by car, there is free parking right next to the meeting point.

Characteristics of the boat
- Number of passengers on one boat up to 27
- RIB speed boat

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