PORTUGAL LUXURY AFTERNOON CRUISE departing Vilamoura in the south of Portugal These Luxury private cruises are flexible to your tastes and schedules.
The Afternoon cruise option has long been a popular choice and with departures points at Vilamoura Marina offers the opportunity to make the most of the afternoon sunshine and heat of the day. As with all options we have some flexibility to accomodate your wishes for the afternoon cruise option so rop us a message with your ideas and we will suggest an appropriate itinerary.
The Afternoon Cruise - Private Luxury Charter Yacht Algarve -
Why is the best boat trip departure time later in the day? - In general in the Algarve the wind and sea conditions pick up in the middle of the day and cna make it more difficult to enter the sea caves area. Early morning and later afternoon departures are in general better to avoid this.
The Afternoon Cruise on the Private Charter fleet typically departs from Vilamoura Marina in the heart of the Algarve but in certain cases we can arrange pick ups from other locations.
The departure time is generally + / -16.00 but can vary with the time of year and the choice of boat. On departure from Vilamoura Marina we will head west (turn right) where we will cruise gently down the coast at around 350 metres distance from the shore line of Falesia beach.
The afternoon 3 / 4 hour cruise option will take in the following beaches and rock formations / sea caves.
Praia Rocha Baixinha
Praia da Falésia
Praia dos Olhos de Agua
Praia da Maria Luísa
Praia de St. Eulália
Praia da Oura
Praia dos Alemães
Praia dos Pescadores
Praia de Arrifes
Praia de São Rafael
Gruta da Xorino (Xorino Cave)
Praia da Coelha
The exact schedule is always tailored to the weather and sea conditions on the day which is a huge advantage of having a private yacht charter and not a group tour. On a typical cruise we will cruise west for approximately 1 hour, we will get as close to the coastline and caves as is safely possible. We have incredibly experienced crew and with the correct tide and wind conditions we can even take you inside Xorino cave which is a highlight of the tour.
We will drop anchor for some time to swim and play in the water. Some of the boat options have snorkelling gear, some SUP (Stand Up Paddle boards), others have inflatable RIB boats to explore hidden beaches and the smaller caves.
Our prices always include taxes, fuel, crew, insurance.
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.
We pride ourselves on being family friendly and our charters are designed with your needs in mind. 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. To help us plan the trips we really appreciate you letting us know about you group, any special occasions, the ages of children on board and any other details you can let us know to make the day more special.
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