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Lisbon: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

1. Lisbon: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

Discover Lisbon from a boat as you set sail on the Tagus river. See the most famous landmarks of the city and enjoy a relaxing time on the water. Board your sailboat at the Doca do Bom Sucesso Marina. Sail down the Tagus river and pass by the Monument of Discoveries underneath the 25 de Abril Bridge. Continue onto the river Tejo and admire Lisbon's many different architectural styles. On the journey back to the marina you’ll pass by the Christ the King statue on the south bank, as well as the Belem Tower monument. If you’ve selected the sunset option you’ll have the chance to witness the sunset over the Lisbon skyline – a romantic view perfect for couples. You can choose to help the crew sail the boat (no experience necessary), or simply relax on deck.

Lisbon Surf Experience

2. Lisbon Surf Experience

Experience the impressive waves of the Atlantic Ocean on a half-day or full-day surf adventure from Lisbon, and discover some of the most beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots for beginners or advanced surfers just 10 to 30 minutes’ drive from the city center. Get to surf some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. Transfer from Lisbon Zoo, enjoying views of the rich coastline and its varied elements along the way. See deserted beaches and uncrowded waves. Go to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River (River Tagus) flows into the ocean. A place of unique natural heritage, the fossil cliffs of Caparica are a “Protected Landscape.” Carved by the fury of the waves and elements of erosion, the coastline receives swells of all kinds. It’s a consistent surf area, offering a variety of waves for all levels of surfing experience. Surf with different sized boards, depending on your skill set. Try different shapes, and discover the most suitable board for you. Full surf equipment and wetsuits are provided, along with optional video footage so you can check out your technique and make any adjustments as needed.

Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

3. Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

Experience the incredible waves of the Atlantic Ocean on surf adventure just outside Lisbon. Discover beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots that are just 10 to 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon city center. Find waves that are suitable for your skill level, from beginner to advanced. Get to surf some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. The Costa da Caparica is where the Tejo River flows into the ocean. The coastline receives swells of all kinds. Surf with different sized boards, depending on your skillset and experience. Try different shapes, and discover the most suitable board for you as an expert instructor gives you tips. Full surf equipment and wetsuits are provided. Choose the option that includes video footage if you’d like to check out your technique and make any adjustments.

Helicopter Flight over Historic Lisbon

4. Helicopter Flight over Historic Lisbon

After check-in and a safety briefing, you’ll fly from a heliport on a Robinson 44 over the Tagus River. This 12-minute helicopter flight over Lisbon is priced for up to 3 passengers. Enjoy the views of the Belém Quarter, where the Portuguese embarked on voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. They sailed to Africa, to the Persian Gulf and on to India, and from there to Southeast Asia to China and finally to Japan. You’ll see the 2 jewels of historic Portuguese architecture: the Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery. The flight continues to the 25th of April Bridge and on to encounter the Christ the King statue that was built to thank God for sparing Portugal from WWII.

Lisbon Cultural Boat Tour on a Speedboat

5. Lisbon Cultural Boat Tour on a Speedboat

Start under the 25th of April bridge and go straight to Commerce Square and Cais das Colunas. Discover Alfama form the river for a fresh perspective; admire the castle above the hill, the Convent of St. Vincent, and the National Pantheon. Cross to the southbank and visit the Sanctuary of Cristo Rei directly above you. Enjoy exploring the river mouth before you get to the Atlantic Ocean, right in front of the Tower of Belem, one of the most iconic monuments in Lisbon. Then, admire the Discoveries Monument with all it's iconic figures. Then experience a sense of adventure on the speedboat.

Lisbon Bodyboard Experience

6. Lisbon Bodyboard Experience

Surf in some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. Transfer from Lisbon Zoo, enjoying views of the rich coastline and its varied elements along the way. See deserted beaches and uncrowded waves. Go to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River (River Tagus) flows into the ocean. A place of amazing natural heritage, the fossil cliffs of Caparica are a “Protected Landscape.” Carved by the fury of the waves and elements of erosion, the coastline receives swells of all kinds. It’s a consistent surf area, offering a variety of waves for all levels of bodyboarding experience. Full bodyboard equipment and wetsuits are provided, along with optional video footage, so you can check out your technique and make any necessary adjustments. The 4-hour tour options include one 2-hour bodyboarding session; the 8-hour tour option includes two 2-hour bodyboarding sessions, as well as time for lunch.

Costa da Caparica: Bodyboard Experience

7. Costa da Caparica: Bodyboard Experience

Experience the incredible waves of the Atlantic Ocean on bodyboard adventure just outside Lisbon. Discover beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots that are just a 10 to 30-minute drive from Lisbon city center. Find waves that are suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Enjoy bodyboarding at some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. Discover the beautiful Costa da Caparica where the Tejo River flows into the ocean, with a coastline that receives swells of all kinds. Use all required bodyboard equipment and wetsuits provided. Choose the option that includes video footage if you’d like to check out your technique and make any adjustments.

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What people are saying about Almada

We enjoyed our sunset sail. Our captain allowed our daughter to sail for a good portion of the tour. She was extremely happy! The boat was very clean, they had a selection of drinks to chose from but no snacks. The staff was super nice!

Highly recommend doing this if your in Lisbon! Incredible experience, crew was so nice they also provide blankets as it can get a bit breezy.

Wonderful experience with knowledgeable guides plus drinks and blankets - just bundle up it’s very cold.

it was so beautiful. everyone was so nice. AMAZING sunset. So glad the girls and I got to do this.

Sara was such an amazing guide and host to the city! Incredibly relaxing and enjoyable tour!