RIVER CRUISE - Silves to sea and return
2,5 hours, Max 7 guests
    The Beauty of NATURE with a Taste of ADVENTURE


Arade River Cruise between Silves and the Sea

We cruise down the river Arade, on a small motorboat, and turn back just before reaching the sea. Sometimes we glide gently along quiet river banks … and at other times  we go a little faster and feel the wind in our hair.  You will experience a variety of landscapes.  Sometimes pure nature, later the riverfront of Silves, the port of Portimão, the fishing village of Ferragudo, the castle of São João and the cliffs of Praia Grande.

The Arade river is  not only beautiful, but also of historic interest. It used to be much wider and Phoenician, Roman, Moorish and Portuguese ships all passed this way. On the river banks there are reminders of the past and I will share some historic facts about what we see. There will be drinks aboard if you want a refreshment

My boat is moored at a beautiful spot on the river a few minutes from the centre of SIlves. I will bring you there in my jeep from the meeting point. There is a shallow stretch of river between where my boat is moored and the historic centre of Silves. We will also navigate this section of the Arade, either at the beginning or end of our trip, depending on the timing of the tides.

Guest Requirements

Up to 6 guests can attend. Minors need to be accompanied by their legal guardian.

What to Bring

Comfortable clothes and walking shoes. There is a cool wind on the boat so bring a windbreaker as well as sun protection.

Where we Meet

We meet outside the entrance of the Restaurant Ponte Romana (see map on Home Page)

Private Tours

You can book the whole boat for 135€. This is a group price (maximum 6 people) and does not depend on how many people are in your group.

Please contact me directly, by email or phone, to arrange a tour.


River Cruise
1 to 6 Participants 135 €


Individual Bookings

If you do not want a private tour it is cheaper to join a scheduled tour. You can book online with Airbnb Experience.