Ânima Durius - Stella Maris

Full day tour

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Embark on this unique experience on our sailboat Stella Maris and have fun with Ânima Durius crew.

Don’t be a sardine on a crowded boat ride anymore. Spend your day relaxing, soaking up the sun, swimming and diving in the Douro River, while enjoying the views from the deck of your private sailboat.

A professional and experienced sailor and guide will be the host throughout this unique experience.

During this 6h tour, you will have time to experience the wonderful views of the Douro Valley and to spend memorable moments with your friends, family or loved ones.

Lunch will take place at one of the restaurants along the river. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks or let us prepare your trip with our local snack package, which includes bread, ham and other smoked pork, local cheeses and, of course, our wines. Option available upon request.

We look forward to welcoming you on board!


Departure & Arriving



6 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 2016-2023

Best Quality/Cost Offer

Multilingual Local Skippers


Unforgettable day
One year ago, September 20th, we had the pleasure to visit your winery, have lunch and cruise on the Douro with you. Unforgettable souvenir. Hope your doing well (I remember you were anxious about a 50lt of white wine you were trying to do.
Great day for my wife and I.

Thanks Paulo!!

Claire et Yves L

Yves L
Yves L


Super relaxed tour
Would recommend this very much, see the douro from the river and learn all about it by Barbara! Nice port wine on the way and have a nice trip!

Nienke V
Nienke V


Lovely sunset boat tour, highly recommended!!
We had an amazing experience during this wonderful tour! The weather was not that great in the beginning but that did not matter as it swiftly changed Because of the miniature climate That bestowes upon the Douro valley. We were welcomed by Barbara, who is fantastic and very kind. The captain gave us a lot of new insights About the valley and also gave us the space to enjoy it amongst ourselves. All in all a great experience and à must If you ever plan to visit Pinhao and the Douro region.

The couples experience
The couples experience


One of the best days ever
When we booked the tour, we were expecting an average day out discovering Portuguese wines. What we experienced was a lot more. Paulo knows the area like the back of his hand, and it was an enormous privilege to not only visit his vineyard and winery, but also meet his family, especially his mother and father, the founders of Quinta Poços. Our every need was catered for, from transport to a pit stop for a quick espresso! We enjoyed an delicious lunch, washed down with a selection of his excellent wines, and talked for hours. The day was finished off with an unforgettable cruise down the Douro river, enjoying some white port, music and incredible views as the sun went down over the valley. We didn’t want it to end, and would like to take this opportunity to thank Paulo for making it a day that we will always remember.

If you’re planning to visit the Douro valley, you need to book this tour!

Louise B
Louise B


Fantastic afternoon!
We had the loveliest afternoon on our private river cruise! The boat is beautiful, the scenery is spectacular, the port was delicious and our guide was lovely. Couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend a sunny day.



Two hour cruise on the Douro
It was worth spending extra money to have a private river cruise with Paolo and his little dog. Beautiful scenery, peace and tranquility, sitting on deck with a glass of port! Paolo was interesting to talk to and we wished we could have booked the trip to his family estate. But sadly time didn’t allow. Thank you Paolo, we wish you well in the future.



Douro River cruise with Paulo
An incredible day!! The highlight of our two week trip!
Paulo was kind and funny and generous! We loved our meal at his family estate
and our time on the river.

Nan,Tom and Brian
Nan,Tom and Brian


A beautiful experience
We really enjoyed our cruise on the Douro, unfortunately we didn't have the best weather, but Paulo ensured we enjoyed ourselves with some interesting conversation + facts of the region, whilst ensuring we had a glass of Port.

Thoroughly recommend this to people visiting the region, enjoying the scenery from tranquility of the boat is a perspective you don't get from anywhere else



Sunset Cruise on the Douro River
This was a fabulous way to wind down after driving from Porto to the Douro Valley. Paulo and his partner (and their little dog Luna) were absolutely wonderful hosts and cruise guides. They answered questions we had about the region and Portugal, and also let us enjoy the scenery quietly while lying on the front of the sailboat, sipping champagne (take me back now, please). I cannot recommend Paulo and his company enough! If you are looking for a unique, private, and special way to experience the Douro Valley, please book a tour with them! I genuinely love supporting local businesses when traveling to new places and I can honestly say I was beyond satisfied by Anima Durius.

Angela T
Angela T