Boating and Cruises in Viana do Castelo
Viana do Castelo is located near the mouth of the river Lima, and from the city you will be able to enjoy some river cruises that sail the river from top to bottom. This old sailing town is probably one of the most beautiful towns in Portugal. The small marina is close to the centre of the town just before the old steel bridge built by Mr. Eiffel. There is a large commercial shipyard, two builders of wooden boats and a manufacturer of GRP fishing boats, together with a good precision engineer. The main chandlery is at the fishing port towards the mouth of the river.
Yachts visiting Bayona on their summer cruise would be well advised to come the extra 30 miles south to sample the complete change of culture of this beautiful area. From here it is possible to take a bus or train to visit the Port Wine Lodges in Porto. For the marina, follow the buoyed channel moving over to the port side of the river after passing the commercial harbour. It is an excellent, safe place to keep a boat in the water for winter but Povoa de Varzim 20 miles south is the place for a lift out and hard standing. A swinging pedestrian bridge has been built at the marina entrance and there is a waiting pontoon downstream of the entrance be near the conspicuous riverfront building.
Passeio Fluvial is a company based in Viana do Castelo which began in 1985 with the boat lines. We created this way an alternative to crossing the Rio Lima, specifically between the Viana center and Cabedelo Beach. In 1987, with the acquisition of two new vessels, we extend our business to the river tours. These tours they summarized a distance of 3 hours upstream. Currently we itineraries with a shorter duration (40 minutes and 1h30). These tours is evidenced, apart from relaxing moment and scenic beauty, the pedagogical character that made over the years we worked with hundreds of schools and with the most diverse social institutions.
Exerts its activity since September 8, 1998, and its main objective the promotion of actions in the developmenttourism and the sporting activities, with regular programming or by ordering services. The base of the nautical activity is in the Marina of Viana do Castelo. Through its Nautical Academy, since January 2013, it has been promoting, independently , courses of recreational navigator for the categories of Beginner, Sailor, Local Patron, Coast Patron and VHF Operator...