(English) Private boat trips in the Algarve: the best tours, prices and more

(English) Family reunion, college friends, bachelor parties. No matter the occasion, gathering friends for a boat ride always ends up in fun. Especially in the sunny Algarve, with the beautiful golden coast and a fantastic sea, a private boat ride is the best option to ensure an unforgettable day for your group of friends.

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Looking for the best private boat trips in the Algarve? This post is for you! With so many boat trips coming from different beaches of the Algarve it is difficult to know which one is best for the whole group.

Not to mention the mess that is organizing the schedule and the payment with everyone. We know how complicated it is, as we are fans of the Algarve, we decided to help!

We did a general overview of all the private boat tours in the Algarve and selected the best ones. This way, it is easier to choose the tour for your group of friends or family. Of all the locations, with all the peculiarities, variety of prices and types of boat. Take a look and choose your favorite!

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Tour in a classic and beautiful sailboat from Lagos

Isaura do Mar
Isaura do Mar, an ocean sailboat that sailed the world, offers all the amenities and space to relax on the deck.
  • Maximum Capacity: 20 people
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Price: € 60 per person
  • Includes Meals, drinks at will, snorkeling equipment.
  • Departure: Lagos Marina

The trips on this classic wooden ship are always an exciting experience for people of all ages. The captain is a novelist and former documentary producer of wildlife for the BBC among others, being one of the best-prepared captains of the Algarve.

Private boat tour with water toys

Private Wakeboarding Charter
Private Wakeboarding Charter, on our most fun boat tours.
  • Maximum Capacity: 9 people
  • Duration: 4 Hours or 8 Hours
  • Price: depends on the duration
    – 4 Hours: 350.00 € (between 1th of July and September 15)
    – 8 Hours: 600.00 € (between 1th of July and September 15)
  • Includes: Water, soda, juices, and a bottle of champagne; water toys, wakeboard.
  • Doesn’t include: The boat’s fuel. It usually is about 150.00 
  • Departure: Lagos Marina

This tour promises a great day of family and friends aboard the boat that includes wakeboarding and inflatables. The route is the choice of the group, but the fuel is also divided among the group. From Lagos to Portimão, it passes on the most beautiful cliffs of the Algarve.

Sailboat for large group by the Bay of Lagos

private sailboat tour lagos algarve
This enormous sailboat is perfect for large groups.
  • Maximum Capacity: 20 people
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Price: depends on the age
    – Adult (from 11 years old): 55.00 
    Child (5 to 10): 30.00 €
    – Infant (1 to 4): 0.00 
  •  Includes: Meal with chicken, seasoned salad, wine, and cocktail.
  • Departure: Lagos Marina

This traditional sailing ship sails through the Bay of Lagos and, thanks to its extra-small boat, allows passengers to get to know the caves and rock formations up close.

See dolphins in a beautiful glass-bottom boat

Tours And Private Events On A Boat With Glass Bottom - Albufeira
One of the Algarve’s best attractions is its wild, very friendly, and adorable dolphins.
  • Maximum Capacity: 16 people
  • Duration: 2 Hours, or 4 Hours, or 6 Hours
  • Preço: depends on the duration of the tour
    – 2 Hours: 650.00 
    – 4 Hours: 1,300.00 
    – 6 Hours: 1,950.00 
  • Includes: Water, soda, juice, beer.
  • Departure: Albufeira Marina

This modern boat is one of the best options for dolphin watching. It has a glass bottom that allows passengers to see what is underwater, and the captain knows exactly where and when to find the dolphins, who are not at all timid. Families tend to find that this is one of the best private boat trips in the Algarve.

Barbecue on a private catamaran at sunset

This tour offers the best of the barbecue made to the local style while enjoying the landscape of the gold coast.
  • Maximum capacity: 30 people
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Price: 2,310.00 € per boat
  • Includes: Kayaks, BBQ that comes with fish and meat (fresh sausages, chicken and pork), and salad. Also bread, fruit, wine, juice, and water.
  • Departure: Vilamoura Marina

On this cruise along the beautiful coast of the Algarve, you will enjoy a beautiful sunset and a tasty Algarve-style barbecue. In addition, passengers can go kayaking and visit the caves of their choice with the help of the captain. At the end of the tour, your group will be able to watch a beautiful sunset.

Private coastal ride on  with stand-up paddleboards

Private coastal ride on  with stand-up paddleboards
This boat trip includes the coastal tour and a stand-up paddle experience
  • Maximum Capacity: 10 people
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Price: 600 € per boat
  • Includes: Private catamaran tour, Stand-up-paddle board and paddle,  thermal blankets, W.C, bar service, and wheelchair aisles.
  • Departure: Portimão Marina

This complete tour will make your entire family happy. For the adventurous, you can try to practice Stand-up paddle with a professional instructor and all safety equipment. For the calmer ones, you can simply enjoy the steady catamaran ride. One of the best private boat trips in the Algarve for sure!

Private yacht from the most beautiful marina

Rent a private yacht in Vilamoura
Vilamoura has a marina full of yachts, one more charming than the other.
  • Maximum capacity: 8 people, besides the captain and the guide.
  • Duration: 3 Hours.
  • Price: depends on the hour chosen:
    – 10 AM – 1 PM: 975.00 
    – 2 PM – 5 PM: 1,100.00 
    – 10 AM – 5 PM: 2,000.00 
    – 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM: 900.00 
  • Includes: Snacks, champagne, wine, beer, sodas, and water.
  • Departure: Vilamoura Marina.

From the Vilamoura Marina, this yacht is ideal for romantic getaways for two or larger groups of friends or families. A relaxing and stylish boat tour.

Sailing boat trip on the Ria Formosa

Sunset Sailing Boat Trip In Ria Formosa
Sunset Sailing Boat Trip In Ria Formosa
  • Maximum Capacity: 6 people.
  • Duration: 4 Hours.
  • Price: 400 € per boat.
  • Includes: Follow-up by a skipper
  • Departure: Faro Marina

One of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal, the Ria Formosa is a breathtaking landscape, different from the usual image of the Algarve. This tour invites you to know the canals of the ria while learning to sail with a very experienced and friendly captain.

Fishing boat tours!

Reef Fishing
Results of a fishing trip from Vilamoura.

Fishing in the Algarve is much sought after by tourists. Fortunately, we can offer many options. The fishing trips in the region are varied. There is shark fishing, deep-sea fishing, big-game fishing, family fishing trips. All the variety for your group to enjoy and perfect your fishing technique. If you want to read more about fishing trips in the Algarve, click here to access an article on this topic.





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Post written by Letícia Melo.

Hi there, I'm Leticia! Living in Portugal since 2017, I'm a Brazilian writer passionate about traveling, discovering new cultures, beaches and music! Let's share our best experiences!

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