Boat Rental and Yacht Charter in Lisbon

Navigate Portugal's vibrant capital of Lisbon, where historic neighborhoods and Tagus beauty invite. Guided by a seasoned captain, discover iconic bridges, hidden beaches, and the soulful melodies of Fado music.

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Sailing in Lisbon

Rent a boat in Lisbon to discover the beautiful Portuguese capital and the magnificent coastline that presents the gateway to the wild Atlantic ocean.

Things to do and see when sailing in Lisbon

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, has plenty of interesting historical sites, amazing viewpoints and scenic landscapes to offer. A yacht charter in Lisbon allows you to see the city from a different perspective.

Activities in Lisbon

  • Visit Castelo de S. Jorge and the Belém Tower to get your history fix when in Lisbon
  • Plan a trip to Sintra, a fascinating town in the mountains, not far from Lisbon
  • Visit Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve - get away from the crowds for a day and enjoy the peaceful and serene nature you find here
  • Walk by Praça do Comércio, an impressive and majestic historical landmark in the city
  • Listen to some fado music. Although the music sounds incredibly melancholic, there is also something very calming about it
  • Mercado da Ribeira is a must visit in Lisbon - fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and other delicacies are just waiting to be discovered by you
  • National Tile Museum - This museum is a must if you cannot get enough of all the beautiful tiles you already got to admire on all the house fronts in the city
  • Oceanário de Lisboa - visit the aquarium to appreciate the beautiful creatures that are inhabiting our oceans and learn more about the local wildlife under water

Beaches in Lisbon

  • Costa da Caparica: This beautiful stretch of soft sand in Lisbon’s south is perfect for a swim in the ocean. It is popular amongst locals and tourists alike
  • Praia da Adraga: North of Lisbon you find this incredible beach with soft sand, interesting rock formations and nearby restaurants
  • Ursa Beach is another fascinating beach north of Lisbon where you get to admire interesting cliffs and rock formations surrounded by golden sand. This spot will truly make you feel connected to the Atlantic ocean
  • Praia do Meco: This lovely golden sand beach south of Lisbon is perfect for a day trip out of the city or when making your way down the Portuguese coast

Restaurants in Lisbon

Casual dining in Lisbon:

  • New Himalaia Restaurante: You might be in Lisbon and Indian food might not necessarily be on the top of your list here, but this restaurant is going to blow you away. Delicious Indian delicacies at an affordable price are just the right thing after a long day on a boat in Lisbon
  • Floresta Das Escadinhas: Get ready for some delicious Portuguese and seafood dishes. The octopus is a particularly popular dish amongst guests.

Best restaurants with a view in Lisbon:

  • Lumi Rooftop Restaurant & Bar: Dining in this lovely restaurant comes with a stunning view overlooking the rooftops of the city. Enjoy a delicious pulled pork burger or fresh tuna. It is also a great spot to enjoy a drink in Lisbon.
  • Mister Tapas: What might seem like a basic food truck at first glance is actually an incredibly popular spot to grab a quick bite to eat and to enjoy the amazing views.

Fine dining in Lisbon:

  • Sala: Dining in this Michelin recommended restaurant in Lisbon is worth every penny. Enjoy a five course tasting menu which has your taste buds exploding while taking in the stunning views of Lisbon
  • LOCO Restaurante: A Michelin star restaurant with high quality food, friendly staff and creative combinations is offering you a dining experience in Lisbon you won’t easily forget. The lamb, the beef - everything is of the highest quality

Bars and Clubs in Lisbon

  • Cinco Lounge: If you want to experience the nightlife in Lisbon, you need to come to this bar for a refreshing cocktail. Their specialities are classic cocktails and those with a modern twist
  • Pensão Amor: The vintage decorum, the wonderful paintings and the friendly staff

Explore historical Lisbon

Lisbon is a real box of Pandora when it comes to discovering historical buildings. You never know what you’re going to discover around the next street corner. Having a history that is one of the oldest in Western Europe, you can still find evidence of many different periods in time in Lisbon. The Celts, the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Visigoths and the Moors all once ruled over Lisbon and the surrounding area. While Portugal and Lisbon might have been ruled by all different kinds of empires, the city really flourished as Portugal and Spain were racing around the world to divide the world between the two of them. The Tower of Belem and other historical buildings in the city date back to this period in time.

Sailing conditions in Lisbon

While the weather in Lisbon is generally as pleasant as in many other Mediterranean cities, the weather can be a bit more unpredictable due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean. The summers are generally long and dry with lots of sunny days and little to no rain. The winters on the contrary are pretty rainy, although still relatively mild. Winds are generally mild, but can also turn relatively strong - even in the summer. They are dominated by winds blowing South East or North.

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Lisbon?

If you’re wondering how much money you should put aside when planning a boat holiday in Lisbon, you will be pleased to hear that it is extremely affordable. You can rent a RIB in Portugal for just 28 EUR per person per day on average. If you want to rent a speedboat in Portugal, you might need to spend a little bit more at an average price of 43 EUR per person per day, but this is still very cheap. However, it is important to keep in mind that speedboats and RIBs are not made for overnight stays - they are the perfect boats for a daily boat charter in Lisbon. If you want to charter a sailboat in Portugal, you need to calculate average costs of 69 EUR per person per day. If you want to rent a catamaran or motorboat in Lisbon, you should be aware that these are the most expensive, but also the most comfortable boats you can rent in Lisbon. On average it will cost you 83 EUR per person per day to rent a catamaran in Portugal. A motorboat rental in Portugal will come at an average price of 80 EUR per person per day!

What type of boat is best for sailing in Lisbon?

It all comes down to the type of boat holiday you envision for yourself and your family or friends in Lisbon, how many people are sailing with you and what kind of route you would like to take. Sailing along the Portuguese coast to explore the most beautiful beaches? Choose a boat with a shallow draft. Ready for a sailing adventure on the wild Atlantic ocean? Book a sailboat in Lisbon and start your sailing adventure.

Rent a catamaran in Lisbon

Pros of renting a catamaran in Lisbon

Rent a catamaran in Lisbon if you want to explore the stunning Portuguese coastline - the hidden beaches and coves are already waiting to be discovered by you. As catamarans have a shallow draft, they are the perfect water vehicles for such endeavours.

A catamaran rental in Lisbon is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a comfortable and rather luxurious type of boat holiday in Portugal. Catamarans are generally more spacious than other types of boats, allowing for bigger bedrooms, more bathrooms and more space on deck.

Charter a catamaran in Lisbon if you get seasick easily, but still want to enjoy a holiday on a boat. The two hulls that catamarans are standing on gives them a lot more stability than other types of boats could ever offer. This means that catamarans will feel less shaky should the wind and waves suddenly pick up. Definitely a great choice for your stomach!

Cons of renting a catamaran in Lisbon

One of the downsides of a catamaran charter in Lisbon is the simple fact that they are quite big in size. What might only seem an advantage at first glance can become quite the hindrance if you prefer to find a spot for mooring at the marinas. During the busy summer months this can be incredibly difficult - and if you do find a spot, you will probably have to pay double for your spot.

Charter a catamaran in Lisbon

Rent a sailboat in Lisbon

Pros of renting a sailboat in Lisbon

A sailboat rental in Lisbon is perfect for all those who want to experience more than a regular boat holiday. You can sail across the waves and feel the wind on your skin while trying to conquer the wild Atlantic ocean. The strong winds are definitely not for beginners, but will take your sailing skills to the next level.

If you care about the environment, you should charter a sailboat in Lisbon. As sailboats solely run on wind, they are incredibly environmentally friendly and don’t produce any additional CO2-emissions.

As sailboats only run on wind, they are one of the most affordable options for a sailing holiday in Lisbon. You don’t need to worry about paying extra for fuel and simply have to set your sail and go when the winds are right.

Cons of renting a sailboat in Lisbon

One of the difficulties that could come with a sailboat charter in Lisbon could be the fact that sailboats are only fueled by wind. This makes you incredibly dependent on mother nature in the here and now. You will certainly get stuck in the middle of the sea should the wind suddenly stop blowing. There is nothing you can do but wait until the wind picks up again. You do need a lot of patience when it comes to sailing on a sailboat from Lisbon. Most modern sailboats might come with a little engine, but they are not made for longer distances. They are only designed to help you find your mooring spot at the marinas safely when the winds are not right or for emergency situations.

Sailboat charter in Lisbon

Rent a motorboat in Lisbon

Pros of renting a motorboat in Lisbon

A motorboat rental in Lisbon is perfect for anyone who wants to explore as much as possible in a short period of time. Motorboats are generally faster than other types of boats, making them the perfect choice for anyone who is short on time.

Charter a motorboat in Lisbon if you want to explore some of the stunning beaches and bays you can find scattered in close proximity to the city. Motorboats have a shallow draft, making them perfectly safe to sail closer to the shore and to discover the stunning beaches you’ve heard so much about from up close rather than from a distance.

Cons of renting a motorboat in Lisbon

One of the downsides of a motorboat charter in Lisbon is the fact that motorboats only run on fuel. This doesn’t just make them one of the most expensive options, but gives you also less flexibility. You always need to ensure that you leave the marinas with a full tank and when the tank comes close to being empty, you should reach the next marina as quickly as possible.

Another downside of renting a motorboat in Lisbon could be the fact that the engine can be quite loud. This might not just become an annoyance for you and your crew, it can also disturb the local wildlife. Protected areas might be difficult to reach or not at all, depending on the local regulations.

Motorboat rental in Lisbon

Luxury boat holidays in Lisbon

Lisbon might be one of the most affordable destinations for a boat holiday in Europe, but you can also splurge a little and treat yourself to a luxury boat holiday in Lisbon. Charter a private luxury yacht in Portugal’s capital and enjoy all the amenities that come with it. A crew that is going to navigate your boat and take care of all your needs during your vacation is almost mandatory in the luxury price segments. Other add-ons can include jet skis, snorkelling equipment or SUPs for some extra fun.

What kind of boat licence do you need when renting a boat in Lisbon?

Many European countries require you to carry a boat licence even for small boats, but in Portugal you can sail boats up to 12 m long and with less than 12 hp without a licence. Any boats that are longer and more powerful than that require you to carry a boat licence.

If you either don’t have a boat licence and want to rent a bigger boat or you simply want to enjoy your boat holiday in Lisbon to the fullest, you can always book a skipper with your bareboat charter. Lean back and relax while someone else takes care of navigating your boat.

Sailing routes in Lisbon

Lisbon itself is already a pretty amazing place to discover, but there are plenty of places outside of the city that are worth visiting too. Whether you prefer the calm and serenity of a national park, the strong waves of the Atlantic and a sunny day by the beach or a trip back in time while exploring magnificent historical sites, Lisbon and its surroundings have something to offer for everyone. If you are an experienced sailor looking for a more challenging route you can sail from Lisbon to the Azores. We wouldn’t recommend this route to less experienced sailors though as the powerful Atlantic requires excellent sailing skills. Luckily, there are plenty of easier routes along the coast of mainland Portugal.

Day 1 - Sail from Lisbon to Setúbal: Before departing on your boat from Lisbon, make sure to stop by the most important tourist attractions in the city, including the Belem tower, Castelo de S. Jorge and Jerónimos Monastery. Praça do Comércio is another impressive historical landmark worth visiting in Lisbon. In Setúbal you should visit Forte de São Filipe, an incredible castle that is going to have you in awe from the moment you set eyes on its exterior. If you are craving some fresh fruits and vegetables, Mercado do Livramento is the right place for you. If you’ve had enough of the city already, you can always sail to Galapinhos Beach, a beautiful beach surrounded by turquoise waters.

Day 2 - Sail from Setúbal to Sines: Your next destination is Sines, a picturesque seaside town that is located on a hill, overlooking the Atlantic. Interestingly enough, this quaint little fishing village is the birthplace of Vasco da Gamas, the famous adventurer. The Estátua de Vasco Da Gama has been built in his honour. Not only history lovers are going to enjoy visiting the Centro Histórico de Sines.

Day 3 - Sail from Sines to Porto das Barcas: This picturesque beach, surrounded by impressive cliffs and looking out into the wild Atlantic, will have you in awe from the moment you arrive. Enjoy a little swim before relaxing and enjoying the sunset views from on board your boat.

Day 4 - Sail from Porto das Barcas to Praia de Odeceixe: Praia de Odeceixe can basically be described as a little península consisting of majestic cliffs and white sandy beaches. It is an incredibly beautiful place and shouldn’t be missed on a boat holiday starting in Lisbon.

Day 5 - Sail from Praia de Odeceixe to Sagres: Sagres is a quaint little town that is particularly popular with surfers and those who enjoy the atmosphere of more secluded beaches. If you want to get your history fix in the little town, you should definitely head to the Sagres Fortress.

Day 6 - Sail from Sagres to Lagos: The city of Lagos is definitely a well-known destination when it comes to holidays on the water. You might have seen the incredibly beautiful Instagram pictures showcasing fascinating rock formations and turquoise water in the background. You can find all of this not far from the city. Visit Ponta da Piedade, Praia do Camilo or Praia de Dona Ana for the best shots.

Day 7 - Sail from Lagos to Carvoeiro: Carvoeiro is an equally beautiful seaside town, where the house fronts are basically lining the beautiful beach. Praia do Vale de Centeanes is an incredibly interesting and popular stretch of golden sand that is framed by majestic cliffs.