Portugal Highlights

Portugal offers 6 main sailing regions, with 86 boats available for you to choose from for your sailing holiday. Favourite sailing destinations are to be find in Lisbon, Azores and Algarve.

Sailing from Lisbon is the ideal starting point.

To explore the sights of Azores, sailors most often start their journey from São Miguel or Faial.

If you are planning to charter a boat in Algarve, the best charter holidays usually start from São Miguel, Portimão and Lagos.

Currently you can rent a boat and start your journey from 17 marinas, the most popular are Porto de Lisboa, Marina Ponta Delgada and Marina de Portimao.

When searching for a boat, it is possible to choose from the fleets of 22 charter companies in Portugal. Sailtours and Pure Sail Azores got the highest ratings from our customers.

How to rent a boat in Portugal

Boats in Portugal can be rented with or without a skipper. To rent a bareboat a basic sailing licence is sufficient. Boataround always displays the sailing license needed in the boat information.

When wishing to sail in Portugal, people most often rent sailing yachts, motor yachts and motor boats.

Sailing yachts and catamarans are frequently rented as bareboats, but those who wish, there is always a possibility to charter these yachts with a professional skipper.

Larger yachts can only be rented as crewed and provide both comfort and luxury. A motor yacht guarantees a unique way to discover the coastline and significantly extends the distance the sailor can cover during the yacht charter.

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