FULL DAY CRUISE WITH A RESTAURANT STOP to enjoy some wonderful Algarve seafood and dishes created with passion in a serene beach front setting
Why is the Algarve is the best place for full day charters in Europe?
Simply put the coastline is amazing and boasts such diversity in such a short geographical stretch, this combined with over 300 days of sunshine per year and we have a paradise that is still raw and ready for you to discover.
A Full day boat trip is ideal to explore and sample a bit of everything and is a favourite choice for people visiting the Algarve. Choose from a selection of yachts below to tailor this experience to your group size, budget and tastes.
The full day cruise offers plenty of time to truly immerse yourself in the wonders of the Algarve Coastline and lifestyle as we take lunch at a selection of wonderful beachfront restaurants.
Typically the full day (7 Hour) cruise will depart from Vilamoura Marina at around 10.00 or 13.00. The later option will offer the same experience but with a chance to see the stunning sunset at the end of the cruise. (The departure times vary at different times of the year).
From Vilamoura Marina we have a choice to go west or east and as this is a private charter then its entirely up to you. In our experience we would select West.... here´s why:
The coastline to the west of Vilamoura is much more dramatic and is the location of the cliffs and sea caves that typify the postcard images of the Algarve´s stunning coastline.
We have the Xorino Caves and of course we have the famous Benagil Cave which people travel from across the globe just to see.
On a full day cruise we have some flexibility to plan the exact route and schedule based on the days sea conditions and weather. We will always try to get as close to the caves as possible and even inside a few of them if the sea conditions allow. We will also try to stop for time to swim, snorkel, use the SUP (Stand Up Paddle) or the inflatable RIB depending again on sea conditions.
Having worked up an appetite we will then stop at one of our favourite beach front restaurants for lunch and a chance to enjoy some amazing seafood and other local and super fresh specialties. Next we will have some time to just simply cruise and savour the natural sights and sounds with a selection of beverages to suit your mood.
The Full Day Private Yacht Charter option can also head East as mentioned and the principal differences are as follows:
The coastline is much more calm and typified by long sandy beaches. As the beaches are accessible to the public we are not permitted to go within 300metres, We will cruise for approximately 1.5hours at which point we can enter the islands of the Ria Formosa. These are the islands that you likely see when arriving into Faro airport by airplane. The waters inside are calm and quite sheltered which can be an advantage on a day with higher wind or waves. We can also fine some private beaches here for you to have a break and relax. One highlight is Ilha Deserta and a restaurant called Estaminé. It is simply a desert island with only one construction which is an amazing seafood restaurant. The meal alone here compliments the trip perfectly.
Cruising east is a more serene and relaxing experience whilst to go west offers more dramatic coastline and more breathtaking scenery. It also offers more potential activities.
On all cruise options we will have two experienced and full qualified crew to guide you and help you make the best of your day.
All of our yachts are of the highest standard and have all safety equipment required under Portuguese law. We are inspected annually and you trip includes full insurance. Safety is always first.
Many of our charters are designed for families and we always have this in mind when planning your trip. We are very used to taking into account the needs of children, from young babies to adrenaline seeking teenagers rest assured that we are here to make the cruise experience both safe, and enjoyable.
The Importance of the crew is crucially important and we only hire the best, most experienced people to ensure the luxury cruise lives up to your expectations.
In our efforts to make make your luxury cruise truly memorable we put a lot of energy into planning the routes, destinations and activities based on the sea conditions, the weather and your group type. As the sea conditions vary from hour to hour we do make alterations to itineraries in your best interest.
What do I need to bring with me on the day?
Sunblock is very important, also a sunhat is desirable as summer temperatures are often mid 30´s.
Swimming costumes and towels.
How do I pay?
We ask for a 30% deposit to secure a date, with the balance payable on the day by cash or visa / mastercard.
**Booking Fee of 3% applied when using credit cards
Includes: Welcome Champagne.
Drinks and Snacks.
2 crew on board.
Jet Ski on board
RIB on board
SUP and Snorkells
SUP and Snorkells
SUP and Snorkells