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Visit Silves & Explore the Arade River | Eco-Friendly Solar Powered Boat

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Portimão, Portugal
Visit Silves & Explore the Arade River | Eco-Friendly Solar Powered Boat
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Enjoy a relaxing cruise aboard an eco-friendly solar boat and travel up and down Portugal’s Arade River, from Portimão to Silves. The solar boat is noiseless and quiet, perfect for sightseeing and birdwatching. Hop off in Silves and spend over an hour visiting historical attractions in this medieval city. Plus, enjoy unobstructed views of Portimão as you sail through the Arade River Mouth.
  • Cruise along Portugal’s Arade River aboard an eco-friendly solar boat
  • Unobstructed views of Portimão and the Algarve from the water
  • Explore the medieval town of Silves without getting lost with a guide
  • Entrance fees, drinks, and snacks are included on this Portimão tour
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All taxes, fees and handling charges
Beverages
Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
The listed price does not include the Marina car parking fee, on the high season, payable directly at the parking booth.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Estrada Marina 275 , Estrada Marina 275, 8500-311 Portimão, Portugal

We'll meet at Algarve SUN BOAT Trips kiosk at Marina de Portimão. Our kiosk is by the road, on the west side and has our name on it. We can send you a detailed map with the meeting point location if you wish.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Covid 19: Due to the pandemic situation, we reduced the boat capacity in 30%
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Algarve SUN BOAT Trips
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Visit Silves & Explore the Arade River | Eco-Friendly Solar Powered Boat?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Visit Silves & Explore the Arade River | Eco-Friendly Solar Powered Boat.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Visit Silves & Explore the Arade River | Eco-Friendly Solar Powered Boat?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Visit Silves & Explore the Arade River | Eco-Friendly Solar Powered Boat.
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What is the social distancing policy during Visit Silves & Explore the Arade River | Eco-Friendly Solar Powered Boat?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Visit Silves & Explore the Arade River | Eco-Friendly Solar Powered Boat.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Visit Silves & Explore the Arade River | Eco-Friendly Solar Powered Boat?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Visit Silves & Explore the Arade River | Eco-Friendly Solar Powered Boat.

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GREAT Trip. ...
Friedhelm_N
, Oct 2021
GREAT Trip. Coming to the ALGARVE since 1969 never did such a wonderful trip on the river. The SOLAR BOOT is zur Future. Well done
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi! Thank you so much for you words and simpathy... It was great talking to you and your wife about your experiences in Portugal (and specially in the Algarve), since 1969!! Best wishes from the Sun Boat Team. Ricardo
star-5
A wonderful trip.
Sharon_L
, Oct 2021
Ricardo was a great guide. He pointed out historical areas and we saw a lot of very large birds. It was a lovely day
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Sharon! Thank you for your kindness. Hope to see you back onde of these days. Best wishes! Ricardo
star-5
The only way to Silves….
tina_w
, Oct 2021
Pedro was such a nice guy and we had a beautiful day. We went to Silves along the Arade river. The boat is practically silent so you can hear the river and no stinky boat fumes. Bird life was incredible and Silves coming into view round a bend in the river was fabulous. We are planning our next trip already. Thank you Pedro
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you, Tina! It was a pleasure to have you on board. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes. Pedro
star-5
A must do
Marge_L
, Sep 2021
Boat was incredibly silent (so enjoyable). Ricardo was very friendly, passionate about area. Highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Marge! Thank you so much for your words and for choosing to know more about this beautiful area. Best wishes! Ricardo - Sun Boat
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Solar powered river trip to Silves
Andy_Q
, Aug 2021
A fantastic day out. The electric boat was excellent. Ricardo was a super friendly guy with lots of information about everything we saw. The river was so quiet and calm - I think we only passed one other small boat on the way to Silves. So with the boat being electric it was a very calm and peaceful trip. At Silves we had 90 minutes to go and look at the castle which was being set up for the evening Medieval show. So we had a cool drink at the cafe inside watching some camels. Then we headed back to Portimao. Best trip of our holiday so far with Ricardo. Highly recommended !
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Wow, Andy, thank you for your more than nice words! Hope to have you guys aboard again, maybe on the Catamaran on the coastline? ;-) Best wishes! Ricardo
star-5
Croisière idyllique
Pascale_K
, Sep 2021
Tout du début à la fin est extraordinaire, bateau et guide géniaux, commentaires très intéressants et visite de Silves magnifique
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Pascale, merci beaucoup pour votre mots, vous êtes très gentille. Il espère vous voir un autre jour, peut-être sur notre bateau de mer! :-). Je vous souhaite bonne chance. Mes compliments. Ricardo
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Prachtige boottocht
Anna
, Aug 2021
We hebben een super leuke boottocht gemaakt met deze stille boot. De kapitein was erg aardig en vertelde interessante dingen over de omgeving ! Echt een aanrader !! We had a super fun boat trip with this silent boat. The captain was very nice and told interesting things about the area! Really recommended!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Anna, Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you on board. Best wishes! Ricardo
star-5
Super trip!
Giuseppe_P
, Aug 2020
Het is een superleuke boottocht op een stille elektrische eco vriendelijke boot! De kapitein is echt super en verteld de leukste verhalen en geschiedenis over Portimão en Silves. Daarnaast is het doordat je geen last hebt van motorgeluiden supergezellig en sociaal aan boord!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hey Giuseppe! Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you guys again next year, for a tour on the ocean! Best wishes for you all. Ricardo

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