Algarve Sun Eco Tours
Embark on a voyage through time on the serene waters of the Arade River with a delightful 4.5-hour tour from Portimão to the historic city of Silves. This peaceful journey is a traveler's favorite, highly rated with a 5/5 on TripAdvisor by 315 reviewers, and it's a premier choice for visitors of all ages, complete with a complimentary drink to enhance your experience.
According to TripAdvisor travelers as of November 2023, our tour stands out as the #1 of 14 Tours in Praia da Rocha, promising a sought-after experience that is "likely to sell out."
Set off on a journey that blends the past with the present aboard our sustainable, eco-friendly boat. Glide quietly along the Arade River, a waterway that's as rich in history as the medieval town it leads to. Our boat has been carefully designed to ensure your comfort and peace, equipped with cushioned seating, shade for those sunny Algarve days, and tables for your convenience.
As we navigate the tranquil river, our knowledgeable captain will regale you with fascinating anecdotes and historical insights about the region. Upon arrival in Silves, you'll have approximately 1.5 hours to step back in time as you stroll through the city's historic streets. Visit monuments, the imposing castle, the intriguing museum, or savor the flavors of traditional local dishes.
On our return to Portimão, the view shifts, offering a fresh perspective of the city skylines and the mouth of the Arade River, ensuring your return trip is just as captivating as the outward journey.
This tour promises a half-day of discovery, operating for 4.5 hours including the stop at Silves. You can check the availability of our tours and find the most convenient starting time for your schedule.
Highlights of the Tour:
- Embark on the Algarve's first tourist eco-friendly solar-powered boat
- Explore the scenic Arade River and the enchanting medieval city of Silves
- Engage with the rich history and captivating stories of the area
- Admire the natural beauty and tranquil landscapes
- Relish the quiet sailing experience, free from noise pollution
- Embrace sustainable tourism and the gentle sounds of nature
- Enjoy a complimentary drink aboard our vessel
- Experience the convenience of multilingual crew members fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish
Included in Your Adventure:
- One free beverage to enjoy while on board
- Opportunity to book a private boat trip for a more personalized experience
- Freedom to cancel up to 48 hours before your trip for a full refund
For your safety, we adhere to COVID-19 precautions with specific health and safety measures in place. Your mobile tickets can be used directly from your phone, or you may print your voucher if preferred. Rest assured, with our instant booking software, your reservation is confirmed immediately.
- Arrive at the boarding point 15 minutes before your departure time
- Apply sunscreen for protection during the journey
- Note that there are no bathroom facilities on board; we recommend using the facilities at Portimão Marina or during our stop in Silves
- And most importantly, bring your smile and positive energy!
Other Important Information:
- Children between 4 and 10 years enjoy the trip at half price, while infants up to 3 years join for free
- During the high season, parking at Marina de Portimão is subject to a fee. Alternatively, use the car park near the roundabout before the Marina for a reasonable daily fixed price of about 2€.
Prepare to capture the essence of the Algarve in this unparalleled river cruise. Secure your passage now and sail into the heart of history with the serenity and sustainability that only we can offer.