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Pinhão: Douro Valley Rabelo Boat Tour and Kayak Experience

4.4 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Magnifico Douro

Pinhão: Douro Valley Rabelo Boat Tour and Kayak Experience

Activity provider: Magnifico Douro
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From US$ 56.44 per group up to 1

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Enjoy a 1-hour traditional Douro rabelo boat tour on a breathtaking stretch of the Douro River. Enjoy the stunning views of the vineyards along the way and kayak back to Pinhão on a beautiful 12-kilometer journey.

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Duration 4 hours
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Host or greeter
Portuguese, English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Sail on a traditional Douro River boat
  • Enjoy the quietness of the valley
  • Kayak between some of the Douro Valley's oldest vineyards
Full description
Navigate a unique river in the heart of the oldest wine demarcated region in the world, also a UNESCO world heritage site. Start your journey from Pinhão, where you will board a boat to the mouth of the River Tua. Enjoy a 1-hour ride up the Douro River. In Tua, hop off the boat and start your kayak journey on your own back to Pinhão. Take in the beautiful views of terraced vineyards on the hillsides on your 12-kilometer journey back to Pinhão.
Includes
  • 1-hour boat tour
  • Ocean Kayak Malibu II XL with a capacity of 2 people
  • Paddles
  • Lifejackets
  • Waterproof bag
  • 4-hour period to kayak
  • Transportation to and from the tour
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Magnifico Douro Pier, in Pinhão, near the iron bridge, in front of the Vintage House Hotel garden gate. Enter by the bridge.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You will not be accompanied by a guide on the kayak tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    2.5/5
  • Transportation
    2/5
  • Value for money
    3.3/5

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One-hour boat trip against the current and return to the start by canoe. The 3 hour canoe trip was superb, the Douro Valley is beautiful. Be careful though: the current is very weak (less than 1 km/h), so you will have to paddle for about 3 hours to reach the starting point, about 15 km. If I don't give 5 stars, it's mainly for the total lack of explanation on the part of the organization. No information on the course, no advice or warning. Shame.

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July 17, 2022

The boat ride was beautiful, although everyone was encouraged to download an app and play the audioguide on speakerphone, which ruined the ambiance somewhat. It's a long kayak ride, which would be lovely, but we found ourselves paddling against the wind. When we stopped paddling we were pushed backwards almost as quickly as we'd been moving forwards. With the wind behind us it would have been a delightful journey! We ended up giving up and turning around - they were very accommodating and picked us up on the next boat.

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May 19, 2022

To do ! The slow pace of the boat on the way out and the kayak on the way back really allows you to enjoy the landscapes and have other angles of view. The time is well evaluated: beginners in kayaking, we took 2h30 to return, small breaks for the arms included;)

September 13, 2021

Product ID: 385496