Yacht Charter in European Atlantic

Cities in European Atlantic

Portimao is the southern Portuguese port. It stands at the mouth of the Arade River that flows into the Atlantic. For centuries, Portimao has been the center of fishing and shipbuilding. Now it is a resort with yachting as the main attraction. There is a wide variety of ships, a comfortable marina and a season that never ends. Read more about the advantages of renting a yacht in the European Atlantic in our article.

Why do yachtsmen prefer Portimao?

The settlement on the coast of the European Atlantic was founded by the ancient Greeks, and after them the Romans, Carthaginians, Phoenicians, Visigoths and Arabs used to live here. All these ethnic groups were known as the skilled navigators. The place attracted sailors as a convenient port with the safe bays. Today yachtsmen appreciate the trouble-free mooring and the fact that the ships are protected from a storm as well.

A strong wind rarely gets up here. It is a good place for beginner skippers, especially since in the neighboring Faro situates one of the largest Portuguese sailing schools. There is also an airport 70 km far from Portimao.

It makes sense to arrive a couple of days before the cruise start to visit at least the main local places of interest and to try some entertainments:

  • the vast Praia Rocha beach with golden sand, azure waters, cliffs and grottoes;
  • one could hook the main local edible fish — mackerel — right on Praia Rocha;
  • if fishing does not attract, the spicy mackerel with onions and tomatoes could be ordered in numerous local restaurants; another typical local dish is grilled sardines;
  • after lunch it’s a perfect time to go for a walk to admire the balconies of old houses decorated with colored ceramics to see the Jesuit college, monastery, the fortress of St. Catherine and much more;
  • or to go to the suburban orange trees plantation.

For children, there is a dolphinarium and an aqua park. It’s convenient to come here by any crews — with friends, beloved ones and with whole family. In the city, there are the entertainments for yachtsmen of all ages and habits.

What do you need to know about yacht charter in Portimao?

Boats could be hired all year round but the high season lasts from May to October. Winters are short and dry. The temperature stays at 15−180 C but winds blow stronger which can be a problem for an inexperienced skipper.

The choice of yachts is wide here and the rules for renting are the same as on the rest of the Portuguese coast. The skipper must own a certificate of RYA, IYT, ISSA, GIMS (the category should correspond to the selected vessel) or a diploma of yacht captain. Offers with the best price for renting in the European Atlantic can be found on our website. Please leave an online request and the manager of Sailica will contact you in the messenger or by phone to clarify the details of the trip.

European Atlantic
16 yachts
16 yachts
Atlantic ocean
10 yachts
10 yachts
Porto
5 yachts
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Cascais
4 yachts
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36 ft
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2775 €
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3253 €
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3300 €
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1865 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2010
Built in
1990 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
43 ft
Length
2003
Built in
2090 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
37 ft
Length
2013
Built in
2210 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2013
Built in
2661 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
43 ft
Length
2010
Built in
2775 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2017
Built in
3253 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
44 ft
Length
2018
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3300 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
46 ft
Length
2003
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Boats in European Atlantic

Sail Bavaria C45, Marina de Cascais, Portugal
16Guests
4Cabins
46ftLength
2019Built in
Sail Beneteau First 47.7, Marina de Portimao, Portugal
16Guests
4Cabins
48ftLength
2003Built in
Sail Sun Odyssey 440, Marina de Portimao, Portugal
16Guests
4Cabins
44ftLength
2017Built in
Sail Shipman 50, Marina de Portimao, Portugal
12Guests
3Cabins
49ftLength
2004Built in
Catamaran Lucia 40, Marina de Portimao, Portugal
16Guests
4Cabins
38ftLength
2018Built in
Catamaran Lagoon 40, Marina de Portimao, Portugal
12Guests
3Cabins
39ftLength
2019Built in
Motor Astondoa 82, Marina Ibiza, Spain
24Guests
6Cabins
79ftLength
2002Built in
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