Things to Do in Lisbon by Boat Rental

Sailing in Lisbon and the Portuguese Atlantic coast

The Portuguese capital was once at the centre of a vast maritime empire. Today, you can charter a yacht in Lisbon or Cascais to explore the Tagus river or the Atlantic coast and enjoy Lisbon by boat.

A mixture of modern culture and fascinating history, Lisbon is a thrilling city to visit any time of year. From the labyrinthine alleys of Alfama, to the lively Bairro Alto, visitors will find it hard to squeeze everything in. Enjoying Lisbon by boat is one of the best things for visitors to experience when in this fantastic city.

As a maritime city, there are plenty of places to find a Sailo yacht charter and enjoy some quality time sailing in Portugal. With a boat rental, you’ll be able to see the city in a different light, take in a unique angle of the city’s beautiful landscape and enjoy some peace and quiet away from the crowds.


The Tagus River

Lisbon actually sits at the mouth of the River Tagus, rather than on the sea itself, making it a perfect place to enjoy some time on the water. With its sheltered location, even novice sailors will find the waters perfect for exploring Lisbon by boat with their private yacht charter. 

With a day to explore, visitors can sail to the Tejo Estuary Natural Park, discover some of the satellite towns in the estuary or simply enjoy relaxing on deck.


The Atlantic coast

More intrepid sailors will delight at the opportunities available for sailing Lisbon. The nearby towns of Estoril and Cascais are sailing hotspots. Both of these towns are known for being upscale retreats from the capital, with many local and international celebrities living here.

If you want to explore the Atlantic coast and suburbs of Lisbon by boat, you’ll find ample choice on Sailo. Choose from bareboats or captained yacht charter in Lisbon, with choices of sailboats, motorboats, luxury yachts and simple day trip craft.


Doca do Espanhol

Belém Marina

doca de Belém

Marina de Cascais

Marina Parque das Nações

Doca do Bom Sucesso

Sailing in Cascais


This lively and upscale resort is perfect as either a start point for your sailing trip, or as a destination for a day trip. Cascais sailing is one of the best things to do in Lisbon by boat. The town also makes a great place to head out for a fishing boat charter, or do some wildlife spotting, with dolphins and whales often spotted in the area. 

At the end of a busy day’s sailing, enjoy some exceptional cuisine on Cascais waterfront, with some of the most beautiful waterfront dining locations in Portugal. We recommend Baia de Peixe.

    Suggested Boats

  • A modern, fancy, spacious, comfy and well equipped sail boat from Beneteau
    250 € (per ¼ day)

    A modern, fancy, spacious, comfy and well equipped sail boat from Beneteau

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Lisbon sightseeing cruise


What better way to take in all the sights of the Lisbon area than with a private yacht charter? From the impressive Vasco de Gama bridge, past the beautiful landscape of Lisbon to the imposing Cabo da Roca on the Atlantic coast. 

Seeing Lisbon by boat from the deck of a Sailo boat rental gives you plenty of opportunity to catch the must see sights of this fantastic region without all the legwork. And, with a captained boat rental, you’ll be able to relax and maybe even moor up and stretch your legs in Cascais or Belem. 

    Suggested Boats

  • Beautiful and Affordable Sailboat in Belem
    150 € (per ¼ day)

    Beautiful and Affordable Sailboat in Belem

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Sitting between Lisbon and Cascais, Belem is one of the most popular places to go sailing in Lisbon. Perfectly placed to explore further up the Atlantic coast, or stay close to the safety of the Tagus River estuary, whatever your level of sailing expertise, you’ll love Belem. The town is the location of the famous Torre de Belem, one of the icons of Lisbon. 

And, from here, you can take in views of the imposing 25th April Bridge. When you’re done sightseeing, there are plenty of fantastic waterfront dining options and an enjoyable waterfront walk. 

    Suggested Boats

  • Fully built carbon Yacht
    930 € (per day)

    Fully built carbon Yacht

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Tagus River Harbour Cruise


A Lisbon harbour cruise gives you lots of opportunity to take in the views and get some great pictures from your yacht charter. Whatever the occasion, you’ll find a Sailo boat rental option to suit you. From romantic sunset harbour cruises, or family and friend sailing trips, to action packed party sunset cruise in Lisbon, Portugal is guaranteed to be great fun. Enjoy the tranquil sailing conditions, explore the hidden towns of the estuary and enjoy a day on the water to remember.

    Suggested Boats

  • Come aboard and explore the waters of the Tagus River
    550 € (per ¼ day)

    Come aboard and explore the waters of the Tagus River

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  • Motor Catamaran (up to 18 people)
    600 € (per ¼ day)

    Motor Catamaran (up to 18 people)

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