Ânima Durius - Stella Maris

2 hours plus

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Embark on a private, unique and memorable sailing trip with Ânima Duirus.

Departing from our pier, in Pinhão, we will descend downstream, towards the sunset, surrounded by some of the most emblematic estates in the Douro Valley.

Along the way, you will have the opportunity to admire the spectacular landscapes of Douro and its vineyards, while sailing smoothly on the Douro River. On the way back and if the wind helps, we will open the sails and enjoy the silence and tranquility that only a sailboat can provide.

If you want, you can dive and swim in the warm and sheltered waters of the Douro River.

An experienced sailor will be your host and happily will answer any questions you may have about the Douro history and its wines.

Feel free to bring your own food and drinks on board or let us prepare your visit with our local snack package. This last includes bread, ham and other smoked pork meats, local cheeses and of course, our wines. This service is available upon prior request.

Choose tours of 2 to 4 hours, depending on what suits you best.

We look forward to welcoming you on board!


Departure & Arriving



2 — 4 hours

Limit of people

1 — 10 people

Included in the tour
  • A glass of Port Wine
Adicional information

Arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled tour time.
If you are late we will wait for you. However, we will have to finish at the previously scheduled end time so that we can meet our schedule.

Perguntas Frequentes

Is there a toilet onboard?

Yes. We have a clean and comfortable bathroom for your convenience.

Do you serve drinks or food?

A glass of Port Wine is served to all customers. Bottled water also available.

We can serve our snacks package, at € 30 per person, as long as you order in advance.

Can I take drinks and food on board?

Of course. We have plates, glasses, openers and corkscrews for you.

Can I buy wine on board?

Yes. We have wine from our own production, white or red, at € 15 a bottle.

Is there a minimum age?

No. We have life jackets available for babies and children of all ages.

Can I take my pet on board?


What should I bring on board?

Sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses are essential. In case you intend to dive, we recommend that you bring towels.

What is the cancelation policy?

A full refund will be issued if the cancellation is made up to 7 days before the tour. If you cancel 3 to 6 days before the tour, we will refund 50% of the amount. Cancellations in less than 48 hours will result in the entire deposit being forfeited without any credit issued.

Why Anima Durius?

Unique and memorable experiences in the Douro Valley

10 Years Experience

More 10.000 Satisfied Costumers

#1 TripAdvisor 2016-2024

Best Quality/Cost Offer

Multilingual Local Skippers


Unbelievable cruise on the Duoro River
My husband and I took a 2 hour cruise with Paolo on the boat Unbelievable. It was the perfect, relaxing way to see the Duoro River and the surrounding countryside. Paulo was so attentive to our needs, and answered all of our (many) questions about the vineyards and the history of the area. A wonderful experience.



Smaller is better !
Having experienced a big boat trip this was the better way to enjoy and see the Douro River. Boat with snack lunch for 2 Personal and quiet 3 hr cruise which was lovely.

Amanda T
Amanda T


Amazing boat ride on the Douro....you won't be disappointed.
what an amazing trip! We took the 2 hour boat ride on the Douro and had an amazing time. To have the boat for a private trip for just our family was perfect. The wine was great. The bean bags on the front deck were so comfy. Our captain answered all of our questions about the area and making wine. Scenery was beautiful!

Nancy W
Nancy W


Leisurely cruise on a sailboat up the dural river
Captain was very experienced in the sailboat was in good condition. Could’ve used a little more shade as it was very hot that day.

Robert L
Robert L


Relaxing and entertaining
Day was overcast. Nonu (Nono) our captain,guide and private port wine man was great. We were on a private 2 person cruise. Knowledgeable and fun stories about the Douro valley. Let me captain for some of the ride. He was so courteous to make sure we had a great time. Relaxing and on 10 meter sailing craft



Do yourself a favour: do this!
Absolutely awesome from any perspective. The Douro Valley and River are just out of this world. The boat is comfortable and spacious. The skipper is the kindest person in the world. If you're in the area, do yourself a favour and book with these guys. Ideally, do something end of the day so you can enjoy the sunset. oh! It's my third time with them, which should tell you something about how good they are!



Amazing Private Douro River Cruise
Our 2 hour private tour for 2 couples with Captain Barbara was absolutely amazing. She was from a multi-generational family in the Douro and this was evident from her amazing knowledge of everything going on along the river. The boat was perfect for 2 couples and was a perfect way to see the Douro around Pinhao while sipping wine on the river.

John R
John R


Very nice option for a more private cruise experience.
Barbara, who captained the "Unbelievable," was a wonderful guide to all things Douro Valley. We enjoyed her enthusiastic, informative tour. Being on the water in a lovely boat with only the four of us instead of the hoards on other boats is the way to go. We only booked a one hour tour and given the boat is not speedy, the scenery didmy chage all that much. Perhaps a two hour trip would have been the way to go.



September boat trip
We took a two hour tour on the Baco captained by Claudia and had a wonderful time. The boat, scenery, and Claudia were all great. Claudia gave us information on the area, and tips for our trip. We had some great laughs and really enjoyed the the whole thing. Would love to visit again.



Fabulous River Cruise with Barbara!
We had a wonderful boat ride experience with Anima Durius on the Douro River! Our guide was Barbara. She was terrific! She enthusiastically explained in perfect English all about the local quintas and the history of the area. We learned so much while sipping wine and gazing at the most beautiful valley we had ever seen. We would highly recommend Anima Durius, and be sure to ask for Barbara!