RIVER CRUISE - Silves to sea and return - 2.5 hours - Max 6 guests

RIVER CRUISE - 2.5 hours - Max 6 guests

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, Carthaginian, Roman, Moorish and Portuguese ships all passed this way. On the river banks there are reminders of the past and I will share some historical facts about what we see.

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 (or I can give directions if you prefer to meet at the boat). 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 on the river.


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 can be a cool breeze on the boat (even sometimes in the summer) 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 for Groups


You can book the whole boat for 130 €. 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   130 €



Online Scheduled Tours 


You can also join a scheduled tour by booking online here below. This is normally the easiest (and cheapest) for individuals or couples who do not want a private tour.
If you contact me directly it may be possible to schedule an extra tour online at a time you prefer.