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Arade River Boat Tour
10 / 10
1 review | 2 travellers
Very nice and interesting walk with a very friendly guide. Very good explanations. Nice view. Super captain! A superb experience to do absolutely!
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US$ 42.40
US$ 25.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Travel along the course of the second-longest river in the Algarve with this Arade River Boat Tour. Get to know the medieval past of the cities located on its banks. 

Boat trip on the River Arade
Views from the River Arade
Portimão Marina
Walking through the port of Portimão
Arade riverbed
São João do Arade castle

Arade River Boat Tour

At the time of your choice, we'll meet at São Francisco dock to start this boat trip around Portimão.

For 2 hours, we'll cross the waters of the Arade River, the second longest river in the Algarve. This river begins in the Serra do Caldeirão and runs through some of the most important cities in the region until it flows into the Atlantic, specifically to the east of Praia da Rocha

Along the crossing, we'll pass by the small fishing village of Ferragudo and you'll to see the São João do Arade castle, built in the 15th century to control the movement of the boats that arrived by the river. 

We'll continue sailing along the banks of the Arade passing by the Portimão Marina and the area of Ribera, populated by sardine restaurants. This part of the town also has the old fish canning factory, now converted into the Portimão Museum

Before returning to the starting point, we'll see the charming medieval town of Silves, which was the capital of the Algarve. 

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Boat tour
Adults Children between 3 and 10 years old Children under 2 years old Children under 2
US$ 42.40 US$ 25.40
US$ 25.40
US$ 25.40
not permitted

Boat tour

  • Adults

    US$ 42.40 US$ 25.40
  • Children between 3 and 10 years old

    US$ 25.40
  • Children under 2 years old

    US$ 25.40
  • Children under 2

    not permitted

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures: Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and other languages.


English speaking guide.

Boat trip.

40% discount on the official ticket price.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.


Todos los servicios publicados en Civitatis se realizan conforme a nuestro Código de Sostenibilidad. En concreto, esta actividad aplica las siguientes prácticas: Show more

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Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 42.40
US$ 25.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

São Francisco pier