Boat rentals in Portugal

Portugal - Nicols boat moored at the foot of the fortified city of Mourão

Your journey will take you across the Great Lake, or Grande Lago, formed when the Alqueva hydroelectric dam was constructed and now the largest artificial lake in Europe at 83km long with 1160km of shoreline and no locks, all of which makes it a paradise for those who really want to take it easy on their holiday.

You can, of course, get to Amieira by car, taking advantage of Portugal's well developed road network, or indeed by air and then by coach.

Not to be missed

The Mediterranean climate, mild weather and almost constant sunshine mean that our centre at Amieira Marina is open for boat rental all year round.

  • With its 1160km of shoreline, and thanks to the boat's sounder, you will have no trouble finding plenty of beaches on which to bathe in the warm and crystal-clear waters.
  • There is also plenty to keep fishing enthusiasts, nature fans and those just looking to relax happy, too.
  • Have you ever dreamed of living on a desert island? Well now your dream can come true. The rise in the water level in this mountainous region when the great lake was made resulted in the creation of a large number of islands, of which you might find you are the sole inhabitants should you choose to stop off here for a break, the evening, or even overnight.
  • Local cuisine, wine, sunshine, easy living and a Mediterranean culture are what the region has come to be known for.
Nicols Quattro, livable boat without a license while sailing in Portugal on the Great Lago or Lago Alqueva with a canoe in tow

A few stops along the way

Monsaraz is one of the oldest and most interesting medieval towns in Portugal Launched in 1968, the Alqueva Dam was finally inaugurated in 2004, its flooding resulting in the creation of Europe's largest artificial lake, spanning both Portuguese and Spanish land.

Just like Atlantis, the town of Luz was engulfed when the great dam was flooded but was reconstructed identically with the help of funding from the Portuguese government and the European Union and is definitely worth a visit.

Disembark like a conqueror landing on its fine sandy beach before setting off to explore the fortified medieval town of Mourão, Who knows - you might even come across Prince Charming or Sleeping Beauty as you explore its Gothic castle.

Monsaraz is one of the oldest and most interesting medieval towns in Portugal. Why not take a stroll around its paved narrow streets and admire the countless islands in the great lake from its battlements, and when you're feeling peckish, be sure to check out the local cuisine, which consists primarily of pork, lamb and game dishes.

Photos: Nicols

Special and last minute offers

July: up to 30% discount!

Go for a boating holiday in July and benefit from:
-30% for one week cruises or more
-20% for short stays

These offers are valid for any new booking made before July 31st 2024.
Offer not cumulative and not retroactive


August discount: up to 20% discount!

Sail in August and benefit from 20% discount for one week and 15% discount for a short break,

This offer is valid for every new cruise booked before July 31st 2024.
Cannot be used retrospectively. Not cumulative

This offer is valid for every new cruise booked before July 31st..
Cannot be used retrospectively.


Autumn offer

Sail in September or October and benefit from:
15% discount for one week or more
10% discount for short breaks

For the FLY fleet the discount is 10% for all durations

This offer is not combinable and not retroactive and is valid for every new cruise booked before July 31st 2024.


Early booking 2025: up to 15% discount

Go for a boating holiday in 2025 and benefit from an early booking discount of
Estivale, Confort, Sedan and Riviera fleet:
10% for one week or more (up to 15% with other discount)
5% for short stays (up to 10% with other discount)

Fly fleet:
5% for one week or more (up to 15% with other discount)

Offer valid for a booking before August 31st 2024.
Offer not retroactive


Last minute: up to 30% discount

Book at D-30:
15% discount on weeks and more
10% discount on short breaks

Book at D-15:
20% discount on weeks and more
15% discount on short breaks

Book at D-5:
30% discount on weeks and more
20% discount on short breaks

Not cumulative, not retroactive
Valid for every booking before July 31st 2024

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