Traditional Rabelo Boats, Porto

Rabelo boats are one of the most well known symbols of the city of Porto. These flat boats, were used for transporting barrels of Port wine from the Douro valley vineyards to the Port Wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. Nowadays they are a fun and original way to explore the Douro River. 

These boats were built in 2011, and respecting the traditional design, they have been updated to ensure confortable and safe sailing for passengers. There is a covered deck and an exterior sun deck.

We have two rabelo boats to choose from that can take parties of up to 47 people, as well as a larger one for up to 72 people.  There is an on board audio guide so you can learn about the places you pass and the story of Porto.

The boats are available for charter by the hour and we can often tailor cruises to your requirements.  


Main features

  • Air conditioner
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking facilities
  • Microwave oven
  • Heating
  • Showers
  • External showers
  • Hot water
  • Heating
  • Generator
  • Dinghy


  • Game console
  • Scuba diving
  • CD and DVD

Other features

  • Life raft
  • Auto pilot
  • GPS navigation
  • Motor navigation
  • Sonar
  • Safety kit


  • new aminity


19.10m traditional style Rabelo boat.

Maximum capacity: 47 people.

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