Leaving from Alcantara harbor, we sail down to Belem Tower, from where Portuguese sailors left for discovering the World. Jeronimos Monastery, Monument of Discoveries, Coaches Museum, MAAT and Belem Tower, are located there. Then we sail up to the picturesque and colorful Alfama, the amazing old town, passing by the wonderful Commerce Square, Sé and St George's castle. We will give explanations on sites, as we pass by. While sailing, you can roam around, enjoying a sparkling wine and our very appreciated nibbles. Plenty of sparking wine. We always do our best, for hoisting sails on every tour. We had 250 sunny days, average, in the last five years. Expect to join a small group, even though, we can go up to eighteen guests (Full boat tours are the most fun! Believe me.)
Started sailing in Cascais when I was 8 years old, on small dinghys and later on my father's 52 feet wooden black ketch, the boat of my youth. In 2007, I recovered a traditional sailing barge and started racing in the Tagus river. Wrote a book on the subject ("Canoas do Tejo" in 2009) In 2010, I brought Halcyon I to Cascais, from the Algarve, and started a two years recovery on a shipyard in Seixal and on the anchor. After realizing Cascais wasn't the best place for boat tours, moved Halcyon I to Lisbon and started doing historical boat tours. I live on bord and usually sail with Helena or one of my two sons.
nibbles cheese with pepper on top, sardines on spicy tomato sauce and olive tapenade nibbles
sparkling wine Portuguese sparkling wine, soft drinks and water (feel free to ask for wine or beer) along the whole cruise.
We'll go down river to Belem neighborhood, where main Lisbon monuments and museums can be seen. We'll pass by Christ the King statue and under 25 April's bridge (Lisbon's Golden Gate bridge). Most of Lisbon monuments and museums are located in this area. Then we go up river to Commerce Square and Alfama, the old town.
protection against sun and wind
Bring protection against sun and wind. Please send a message for last minute booking. We're flexible! Please inquire for private tours. We have plenty of options and special prices, from 7 guests.