Boat Tours in Lisbon

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Lisbon 2-Hour Cruising Yacht Sailing with Champagne
Lisbon 2-Hour Cruising Yacht Sailing with Champagne
Enjoy a sail in Lisbon and admire the views of this beautiful city and its monuments. Take the wheel and steer the yacht, or if you prefer simply relax on deck sipping Champagne. Hot snacks and drinks are included on this 2-hour tour.
€50
per person
465 reviews
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River Tagus Sightseeing Guided Boatride in Traditional Vessel
River Tagus Sightseeing Guided Boatride in Traditional Vessel
On this guided cruise, have the opportunity to see the wonderful landscape of the historical city center as you pass by some of the city's most significant sights on a traditional 1947 boat.
€25
per person
222 reviews
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Sailing Tour on the Tagus River
Sailing Tour on the Tagus River
Enjoy magnificent views of Lisbon with this 1 or 2-hour sailing tour. Relax in the open air and soak up the sun as you see the city's famous landmarks.
€19.5
per person
511 reviews
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Express Tagus River Walk in a Traditional Boat
Express Tagus River Walk in a Traditional Boat
Cruise along the River Tagus waterfront and admire the romantic city centre of Lisbon on a 45 minute tour in a traditional boat. See the Terreiro do Paco, built in the 18th century and observe the historical city center, all from the water.
€15
per person
273 reviews
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Lisbon: Tagus River Boat Ride with Drinks and Snacks
Lisbon: Tagus River Boat Ride with Drinks and Snacks
Experience the beauty of the sun setting over Lisbon on this cruise down the Tagus River. Journey between Mouraria and the Tower of Belém as you enjoy local drinks and snacks.
€29
per person
178 reviews
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3-Hour Dolphin Observing Boat Ride
3-Hour Dolphin Observing Boat Ride
Relax and see wild dolphins off Lisbon's coast on a 3-hour cruise with a marine biologist onboard.
€60
per person
217 reviews
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Lisbon: Tagus River Sunset Cruise with Lunch & Wine
Lisbon: Tagus River Sunset Cruise with Lunch & Wine
Experience a sunset cruise on a panorama vessel to glance at Lisbon's most beautiful sights. Savor delicious snacks and Welcome Drink while enjoying the shimmering facades of the MAAT and Belém Tower.
€34
per person
119 reviews
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Lisbon: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour
Lisbon: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour
Take a speedboat trip from Lisbon and search for dolphins while sailing along the Atlantic. Get to know the ocean wildlife with an expert marine biologist on this intimate and non-crowded experience.
€60
per person
232 reviews
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Sunset Tagus Riverwalk by Vintage Sailboat
Sunset Tagus Riverwalk by Vintage Sailboat
Cruise along the Tagus River by vintage sailing boat and marvel at the historical monuments of Lisbon at sunset. Feast on traditional snacks, served with a glass of white or rosé wine.
€45
per person
207 reviews
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Tourists reviews
Jorge
The boat ride experience was a life long memory for me and my spouse. The departure to the Tigris River was on time, and though it was windy the ride was still comfortable. The hostesses offered complimentary drinks and snacks. The captain of the boat made sure to cruise near landmarks along the river to ensure photos could be taken for memories as well. There was music on the background and the vibe was nice and chill. We had two younger children (4&6) and they enjoyed it as well. Overall awesome time and would recommend!
3 days ago
Susanne
We did this as a family of 5 with 3 kids ages 8, 10, 13. Process was very organized! Boat was excellent - clean, lots of room, a bathroom, blankets, and a fun hammock net over the water that the kids loved. Crew was nice and friendly! One drink was included which was enjoyable, plus you could buy additional. Slight downside was that this was “sightseeing” only - no verbal explanations of what we were looking at unless you asked crew specifically, but I think this was mentioned in description.
4 days ago
Thomas
One of the best things I did while in Lisbon. Such a great way to see the sights along the river from a different perspective. Crew were very friendly and helpful. The catamaran was spacious and clean. While technically there was no guide, the crew were happy to answer any questions, so we could just relax and enjoy the views and the sailing.
10 days ago
Luis
Nigel & Rui are class acts and spoil you with an evening of champagne, snacks & beautiful views of sunset on the river. Highly recommend this activity if you travel to Lisbon. Eat dinner at one of the great restaurants at the marina before you sail too. This is a must-do for your visit.
10 days ago
Francisca
The welcome is very friendly with some explanations given by oceanographers on the most common species of dolphins in the region. The boats are recent and fast. The small tour towards the monuments of the city at the edge of the river (after having seen the dolphins for an hour!) gives a different view of this district. The team is cheerful and available to people. To do without hesitation!
10 days ago
Cristina
Experience to do. The tour itself is short but the kids will know how to involve you in the history and art of Lisbon. I would like to point out Ruben who, with his perfect Italian, helped us discover the hidden corners of Lisbon. Then the boat is a blast to get another point of view on the cit
10 days ago
Ange
Superb service. Small group experience. Fernando, our captain was laid back, informative and great company.. the snacks were served warm and delicious, bottomless bubbly and white wine were great compliment. An excellent way to just sit back and chill without a care in the world.
11 days ago
André
A fun trip in a beautiful boat on the river! The views of the city were lovely, the information from the tour guide was nice, but he also paused for a good amount of time so that we could just enjoy being there. The Fado music was also and excellent touch
11 days ago

Lisbon Boat Tours: Discover the City from the Water

Lisbon, the stunning capital of Portugal, offers a plethora of attractions to explore. However, if you want to experience the city from a unique perspective, take a Lisbon boat tour. With a boat trip, you can discover the hidden gems of Lisbon, visit iconic landmarks, and enjoy panoramic views of the city.

Here are some of the landmarks you can see from the water:

  • April Bridge: This iconic bridge connects Lisbon to Almada and offers fantastic views of the city skyline.
  • Belem Tower: A UNESCO World Heritage site, this tower is an important symbol of Portugal's Age of Discovery and offers a privileged view from the Tagus River.
  • Jerónimos Monastery: Another UNESCO World Heritage site, this impressive monastery is a masterpiece of the Portuguese Manueline style.
  • Torre de Belém: Located at the mouth of the Tagus River, this tower is another symbol of Portugal's Age of Discovery.
  • Praça do Comércio: The largest and most impressive square in Lisbon, this is where the Royal Palace once stood before it was destroyed by the 1755 earthquake.
  • Santa Justa Lift: This beautiful elevator offers stunning views over Lisbon's rooftops and is a unique sight to behold.
  • Basilica da Estrela: This stunning church is located in the picturesque Estrela neighborhood and offers fantastic views from the water.
  • Christ the King: Located on the opposite bank of the Tagus River, this statue is inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • National Pantheon: This impressive monument is a burial place for some of Portugal's most important figures.
  • Commerce Square: Another impressive square, this is a great place to admire the architecture of the surrounding buildings.
  • Whether you choose a two-hour tour in Lisbon or a full day tour, you'll be able to see these landmarks and more from the comfort of your boat. With plenty of boat trips and sunset cruises available, you can decide what sights you want to see and how long you want to spend on the water.

And with free wifi available on most boats, you can easily share your experiences with friends and family. So why not climb aboard and set sail for a magical tour of Lisbon?

Tips for tourists

To ensure a great experience, consider these tips before booking a Lisbon boat tour:

  • Reserve your seat in advance to guarantee your spot.
  • Check if the tour provider offers free cancellation and full refund.
  • Opt for a tour that provides live commentary or audio commentary in English or your preferred language.
  • Bring sunscreen, a hat, and a light jacket, depending on the weather.
  • Avoid taking the tour during peak tourist season to avoid crowds.
  • Book a tour that includes free flowing white wine, sparkling wine, soft drinks, and/or pastel de nata (a traditional Portuguese pastry).
  • Plan a day trip to Cascais, a charming coastal town located 30 minutes from Lisbon.
  • Rent a motor boat or join a sunset sailing tour to celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday or an anniversary.
  • Enjoy the scenery and learn some fun facts from your knowledgeable skipper.

In conclusion, a Lisbon boat tour is a great way to discover the city's architecture, history, and nature. Whether you're taking a 2-hour river cruise or a full day tour, you'll have a unique and memorable experience that you'll always remember. Book your tour today and venture off dry land to see Lisbon in a new light.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the main sights that can be seen on a Lisbon boat tour?

A Lisbon boat tour offers a chance to discover Lisbon's highlights, such as Lisbon Cathedral, São Jorge Castle, Monument to the Discoveries, Cristo Rei statue, and the 25 de Abril Bridge. The tour also provides a new perspective of the city, a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean, and a unique view of Lisbon's coastline.

What is included in a typical Lisbon boat tour?

A typical Lisbon boat tour lasts for 2 hours and may include highlights such as Cristo Rei, Lisbon Cathedral, and the 25 de Abril Bridge. The tour offers a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean and Lisbon's coastline. Additionally, full-day tours are available and may include cooking classes, visits to museums, and other destinations.

Is it possible to take a sunset tour on a Lisbon boat cruise?

Yes, a Lisbon boat tour offers sunset cruises that allow guests to experience the golden hour and enjoy the magical view of the city at sunset.

What is the best time to embark on a Lisbon boat tour?

Lisbon boat tours are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and weekends. Visitors can easily book the tour online or through Viator. It is recommended to book in advance to guarantee a spot.

Can families with children take a Lisbon boat tour?

Yes, Lisbon boat tours are suitable for families with children. It provides a chance to explore Lisbon's highlights, enjoy the beautiful view, and sip a bottle of beer or toast while passing by the landmarks.

What is the duration of a typical Lisbon river cruise?

A typical Lisbon river cruise lasts for 2-4 hours. The tour passes by several landmarks such as Cristo Rei, Lisbon Cathedral, and the 25 de Abril Bridge.

What landmarks can be seen from the South bank during a Lisbon boat tour?

The South bank offers a chance to discover Lisbon's highlights such as Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Belem Tower, and the Commerce Square. Additionally, guests can see plenty of spots arranged along the shoreline and have a privileged view of the Cristo Rei statue.

What is the significance of the 25 de Abril Bridge on a Lisbon boat tour?

The 25 de Abril Bridge is an iconic landmark in Lisbon, and the tour provides a unique view of the bridge from the river Tejo. The bridge connects Lisbon to the south bank and offers a fantastic view of the city's skyline.

Is it possible to cancel a Lisbon boat tour?

Yes, it is possible to cancel a Lisbon boat tour, but it's best to check with the tour operator for the cancellation policy. Some tours offer a full refund if canceled 24 hours before the tour's scheduled departure time.

Are there any restrictions on boarding a Lisbon boat tour due to COVID-19?

Lisbon boat tours have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The number of guests on each tour is limited, and masks are required onboard. Additionally, the boats are sanitized after each tour.

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