best boat tours in Lisbon

From its picturesque position at the mouth of the Tagus River, you won’t want to miss the best boat tours in Lisbon during your time in the city.

One of the best things to do in Lisbon is to see the highlights of the city’s waterfront, including the historic Tower of Belem, where the famous Portuguese explorers sailed from in search of the new world.

You might also see the Christ The King (Cristo Rei) statue standing high above the river, the Monument to the Discoveries, and the towering April 25th Bridge.

As one of Europe’s sunniest cities, Lisbon is the perfect place to enjoy a coastal boat cruise.

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1 – Sailboat Tour with Drinks by PalmaYachts

PalmaYachts, Lisbon
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Rating: ⭐️ 4.9/5 (2435 reviews)

“A lovely relaxing boat tour, with free wine/beer, a helpful friendly guide and a beautiful sunset! What more could you ask for?! Would definitely recommend.” Leanne, Viator

A fantastic introduction to Lisbon’s highlights, this 2-hour cruise from PalmaYachts visits many of the city’s waterfront sights.

You’ll see some of the best places to visit in Lisbon including the 25 of April Bridge, the Monument to the Discoveries, and Cristo Rei, the emblematic statue that watches over the city.

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer, as you begin your adventure along the Tagus River. Enjoy the live commentary from your guide, who will explain the history of the locations you pass.

You can choose between morning, afternoon, or sunset cruises and enjoy the romantic atmosphere.

Restelo, 1400-038
2 Hours
29.75 EUR
Monument to the Discoveries, April 25th Bridge, Cristo Rei statue, Commerce Square, Basilica da Estrela, Castle of Sao Jorge, MAAT Museum, Belem Tower
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Not suitable for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility
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If traveling as a group it’s advised to book all tickets together to ensure you are on the same tour. It can be chilly on the water, especially in winter so dress accordingly. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled boarding time.

Our review

A great way to see the Lisbon sights, this Tagus cruise is a great option for first-timers to the city. With a choice of sailing times throughout the day, you’re sure to find a cruise that suits you. You can even opt for a late afternoon cruise and see the sunset from the water.

2 – Belém Boat Tour by Blue Emotion Tours

Belém Boat Tour by Blue Emotion Tours

Rating: ⭐️ 4.4/5 (3030 reviews)

“Both the tour and the guide were spectacular!! More than recommended” Pao, Civitatis

This Tower of Belém Boat and walking tour by Blue Emotion Tours takes you by the city’s top waterfront attractions.

Number one on the list is, of course, the famous Belém Tower, from which the Portuguese explorers of yesteryear set sail on their epic voyages. The tower is one of the most popular things to see and one of the best tourist attractions in Lisbon.

On the boat tour, you’ll pass by the Monument to the Discoveries, the Jeronimos Monastery, the April 25th Bridge, and the towering Cristo Rei statue.

You’ll enjoy a walking tour, sample local pastries, and ride the iconic Lisbon yellow trams.

Praça do Comércio
3.5 Hours
28 EUR
25th April Bridge, Cristo Rei, MAAT, Monument to the Discoveries, Belém Tower, Belém Palace, pastry shop, Jerónimos Monastery Rose of the Winds
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The tour is accessible for strollers and children under 5 go free. The tour is only offered with a Spanish-speaking guide. It includes a 1-hour boat tour and a 2-hour walking tour. You’ll also receive a ticket for the yellow streetcars and elevators that will be valid for 24 hours.

Our review

This is a great value Spanish language walking and boat tour in Lisbon. There are a few extras included which can save you money while in the city. The local guides explain the history of the monuments with both enthusiasm and passion.

See also: Best Walking Tours in Lisbon

3 – Lisbon: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River by WaterScenery

Lisbon_ Sailing Tour on the Tagus River by WaterScenery

Rating: ⭐️ 4.8/5 (2065 reviews)

“I was incredibly lucky with the weather and had two hours of sunshine and a really great, relaxing trip.” Rebekka, Getyourguide

A chance to relax and see Lisbon from the River Tagus, this sailing tour passes by some of the best monuments and landmarks along the city’s coast.

You’ll start your journey at the famous Tower of Belém before heading upriver to see the sights. Glimpse the Monument to the Discoveries as you sail beneath the April 25th Bridge.

You’ll pass by the Cristo Rei statue, which stands high above the city, and maybe even catch a glorious sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.

These fun sailing trips include a free glass of wine or beer, free water, and free snacks.

Marina Doca do Bom Sucesso, Av. Brasília 1400-038
1-2 Hours
19.50 EUR
Monument to the Discoveries, April 25th Bridge, Cristo Rei statue, Tower of Belém
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These sailing tours take place on a sailboat for groups of 10-12 people or a catamaran for groups of 12-14. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No high-heeled shoes – sneakers, or sports shoes are advised. It can be chilly on the water during evening cruises so pack a light jacket or sweater in case.

Our review

This Tagus River cruise is a great option for those looking for a relaxing sailing excursion. This is not a guided tour but there is a small crew to make sure you are comfortable onboard. Soak up the sun and see the sights on this sailboat excursion from Lisbon’s historic waterfront.

4 – 2 Hour Lisbon Sunset and Wine Sailing Tour by Rent a Boat

Rent a Boat, Lisbon
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Rating: ⭐️ 5/5 (1661 reviews)

“Was a wonderful experience and we had plenty of wine. The hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable.” Thomas, Viator

A sunset sailing cruise from Rent a Boat – Boat Tours and River Cruises that offers wine, stunning views, and a chance to relax.

Hop onboard this small group boat trip and discover Lisbon’s classic landmarks, including the Jeronimos Monastery, Cristo Rei statue, Belém Tower, and the Ajuda National Palace.

You’ll depart from the Bélem Dock, where the famous explorers set off to find the new world, and enjoy commentary from your skipper as you cruise the Tagus River.

This relaxing sunset cruise is a great way to wind down after an energetic day exploring the city. The same tour operator also provides a sail at night with wine option.

Doca de Bélem, Rent a Boat - Boat Tours and River Cruises, Av. Brasília, 1400-038 at the minivan stand with orange and blue flag
2 Hours
45 EUR
Bélem Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, Ajuda National Palace, 25th of April Bridge
English, Portuguese, French, Spanish
Not wheelchair accessible
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This tour operates in all weather conditions so participants should dress appropriately. The boat is stroller accessible and infant seats are available. Children are allowed under the supervision of adults. These are small-group tours and will have a maximum of 12 participants.

Our review

A great way to see the city sights at sunset, this sailing tour will cruise you around the Lisbon highlights in style. Depart from the historic district of Belém and enjoy a glass of wine while sightseeing on the picturesque Tagus River. An excellent start to your trip!

Read more: Best Wine Tasting Tours in Lisbon

5 – Tagus River Sunset Cruise with Welcome Drink by
FRS Portugal

Tagus River Sunset Cruise with Welcome Drink by FRS Portugal

Rating: ⭐️ 4.4/5 (1639 reviews)

“Wonderful quiet boat trip on the Tagus, with a beautiful view of the city, the bridge, various art/monuments and the sunset.” Linda, Getyourguide

Enjoy a romantic cruise on the Tagus with this unique excursion from FRS Portugal | River Cruises Lisbon.

This 1.5-hour boat trip takes in some of the city’s most impressive waterfront sights against a backdrop of pleasant music and the setting sun.

Enjoy the sea breeze from the open deck as you pass by the 25th April Bridge, Belém Tower, Christ the King statue, and Monument to the Discoveries.

Enjoy a complimentary welcome drink and soak in the ambiance of Lisbon at dusk, seeing the historic city at its most spectacular—the perfect way to relax after a day of exploration.

Av. Infante Dom Henrique 1B, 1100-016, Look for the FRS red Dolpin logo
1.5 Hours
29.92 EUR
April 25th Bridge, Cristo Rei statue, Monument to the Discoveries, Belém Tower
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German
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Passengers should arrive at least twenty minutes before the departure time to ensure ample time for boarding. Boarding will close 10 minutes before departure. It is cooler on the water so you may want to bring a light sweater or jacket.

Our review

These sunset sailing trips are a great option for those traveling on a budget. They cruise all the most iconic spots of Lisbon’s waterfront and even include a free welcome drink. Relax your legs and see the city at its most spectacular in the golden hour.

Read more: Best Lisbon Tours

6 – Dolphin Watching Boat Tour by SeaEO – Tours

SeaEO - Tours, Lisbon
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Rating: ⭐️ 4.9/5 (687 reviews)

“Absolutely recommended! Comfortable boat, good directions for spotting.” Angelique, Getyourguide

Hop on board and enjoy these thrilling dolphin-watching speedboat tours from SeaEO Tours – Sea & Estuary Odyssey.

You’ll cruise out of Lisbon onto the wild Atlantic Ocean following the Tagus River for some sightseeing. Enjoy the company of a marine biologist who will point out some of the area’s most magnificent sea creatures, including sharks, whales and dolphins.

You’ll see the city’s architectural highlights, such as the April 25th Bridge, Monument to the Discoveries, Jeronimos Monastery, Lighthouse of Bugio and the famous Tower of Belem.

These three-hour tours will give you plenty of time to spot sea creatures, enjoy the Portuguese coastline and take in the natural splendour.

Doca de Santo Amaro, Gate 3. Underneath the April 25th Bridge
3 Hours
54 EUR
Doca de Santo Amaro, Fort of São Lourenço do Bugio, April 25th Bridge, Monument to the Discoveries, Jeronimos Monastery, Tower of Belem, Lighthouse of Bugio
English, French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish
These tours are not wheelchair accessible. Not suitable for pregnant travelers as well as those with mobility impairments and back pains.
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Dolphin sightings are very likely on the tour but cannot be guaranteed. If the tour is cancelled due to bad weather, travelers will be offered an alternate date or a full refund. Travelers who suffer from seasickness should eat well before the tour but avoid milk and dairy products. It can be chilly onboard so pack a jacket and some sunscreen.

Our review

These dolphin-watching tours offer a great chance of spotting a wide range of sea creatures, including whales, sharks, jellyfish and even sea turtles. It packs a whole lot into three hours and the knowledgeable guide will answer any questions you have about the local area and its marine life.

7 – Lisbon 2-Hour Sailing Tour with Champagne by Sailing with Nigel

Lisbon 2-Hour Sailing Tour with Champagne by Sailing with Nigel

Rating: ⭐️ 4.9/5 (1098 reviews)

“Highly recommended boat tour, especially for sunset. You see the most important monuments of Lisbon.” Patricia, Getyourguide

Hop on board a yacht for a luxurious cruise along the Tagus River on this 2-hour sailboat trip with Sailing with Nigel.

You’ll get to see the famous landmarks of Lisbon, including the 25th of April Bridge and the Cristo Rei statue.

Take the wheel and sail the boat, under guidance from your captain, or just relax on deck and listen to the live commentary from your crew.

You can also enjoy complimentary hot snacks and refreshments, including Champagne, beer, and soft drinks as you gaze at the scenic views.

These are small-group tours and will include a maximum of 12 participants.

Doca de Santo Amaro, Avenida Brasília (next to 25th April Bridge)
2 Hours
50 EUR
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English, Portuguese, French
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If you are prone to motion sickness, it’s a good idea to bring along medication.

Our review

This small-group luxurious cruise is great value for money. Not only do you get more personal attention from your captain and guides, but it also offers complimentary drinks and snacks. If you want to escape the crowds and explore the waterfront with a local, this is a great tour choice.

8 – Sunset Sailing Tour in Lisbon on a Luxury Sailing Yacht by Lisbon by Boat

Lisbon by Boat
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Rating: ⭐️ 5/5 (688 reviews)

“This was a really relaxing experience. I got the endless drinks, which was wine. The scenery was amazing.” Valeria, Viator

If you’re looking for a relaxing cruise on a sail-powered yacht, this sunset tour from Lisbon by Boat ticks all the boxes.

Enjoy drinks and appetizers onboard as you sail off to explore the River Tagus. The two-man crew will ensure your comfort and answer any questions as they sail you along the city’s most impressive landmarks.

You’ll get to see the April 25th Bridge and Tower of Belem in the golden light of sunset, as well as the Monument to the Discoveries, Cristo Rei Statue, St Jorge Castle, Lisbon Cathedral, Commerce Square, the Old Shipyards, and the National Pantheon.

Doca de Belem, 1300-000
2 Hours
45 EUR
April 25th Bridge, Tower of Belem in the golden light of sunset, as well as the Monument to the Discoveries, Cristo Rei Statue, St Jorge Castle, Lisbon Cathedral, Commerce Square, Alfama, Chiado, Bairro Alto, the Old Shipyards, the National Pantheon.
English, Spanish, Portuguese
This tour is not wheelchair accessible and is not recommended for those with mobility restrictions
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If the tour should be canceled due to poor weather, travelers will be offered another date or a full refund. These are small group trips that will take a maximum of 14 participants. The start and end points are close to public transport.

Our review

This is a luxurious sunset sailing cruise at a reasonable price. You’ll enjoy drinks onboard (wine or beer), as well as snacks, including traditional Portuguese sausage and cheese. Experience the magic of the golden hour and see the city’s finest sights from the water on this comfortable sail-powered yacht tour.

9 – Lisbon Traditional Boats – Sunset Cruise by Nosso Tejo

Lisbon Traditional Boats - Sunset Cruise by Nosso Tejo

Rating: ⭐️ 4.7/5 (1373 reviews)

“Our family had a blast. This was the most breathtaking cruise, very friendly and minded staff that didn’t let our glasses to be empty either. We would this again tour cruise again.” Jessika, Viator

If you’re looking for something a little bit different during your time in Portugal’s capital, this sunset sailboat trip from Nosso Tejo is worth a look.

You’ll travel the Tagus River onboard a historic Portuguese wooden sailboat, decorated with handpainted patterns and colorful flowers.

See the famous Belém Tower, the Lisbon Cathedral, St. George’s Castle, and much more. Enjoy free-flowing wine onboard while you gaze at the city in the golden light of sunset.

If you don’t have a full two hours to spare, you can opt for a 45-minute Express cruise and still enjoy this unique boat trip experience.

Estação Ferroviária do Sul e Sueste, Av. Infante Dom Henrique 1B, 1100-016
Full cruise – 2 hours; Express cruise – 45 minutes.
From 35 EUR
Castelo de S. Jorge, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Alfama, Panteao Nacional, Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon Cathedral, 25 de Abril Bridge, Torre de Belem, Palacio Nacional da Ajuda, MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
English, Spanish, Portuguese, French
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These are medium-sized group boat trips that will carry a maximum of 47 passengers. Travelers should arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time. Children must be accompanied by adults.

Our review

These Lisbon traditional boat tours are a fantastic way to see the city from the water. Stepping onboard a classic Portuguese sailboat is a unique experience in itself. With friendly vibes from the crew and free-flowing wine, these sunset cruises are sure to be a trip highlight.

10 – Amphibious Bus and Boat Tour by HIPPOtrip

Amphibious Bus and Boat Tour by HIPPOtrip

Rating: ⭐️ 4.9/5 (231 reviews)

“Really loved the tour and the staff were amazing .. the guide was funny and made the tour special” Sana, Tiqets

An experience like no other, these amphibious bus and boat tours from HIPPOtrip are seriously fun.

The amphibious vehicle can drive on land and through water, which means you’ll see more of the Lisbon city sights.

Start your trip with a blast around the city visiting landmarks, such as Cais do Sodré station and Marquis of Pombal Square, before visiting the waterfront highlights, including Jeronimos Monastery, the Monument to the Discoveries and Belem Tower.

Drive into the Tagus River for a special part of the tour and get up close to the towering structure of the 25 of April Bridge.

Doca de Santo Amaro, Avenida Brasilia.
1.5 Hours
30 EUR
Champalimaud Foundation, Cais do Sodré station, Marquis of Pombal Square, River Tagus, Jeronimos Monastery, Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower, 25th of April Bridge
English, Portuguese
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Participants should arrive at least 20 minutes before departure time. If the time of departure should change, your tour operator will be in contact to make arrangements. This tour includes live commentary in English and Portuguese

Our review

These wet and wild tours are fun for the whole family. The guides will lead you on a lighthearted tour of the city, where you’ll see the best of Lisbon from land and water. The amphibious buses make this a really unique experience.

11 – Daylight or Sunset on a Vintage Sailboat by Furanai Sailboat Tours

Furanai Sailboat Tours, Lisbon
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Rating: ⭐️ 4.9/5 (561 reviews)

“This was an amazing way to see Lisbon. The captain and first mate were both very friendly, informative and kept the wine flowing.” Matthew, Getyourguide

This vintage sailboat tour by Furanai – Sailboat Tours is an unforgettable experience to try while in Lisbon.

Tour the city’s beautiful locations on a traditional wooden yacht and enjoy Portuguese ‘petiscos’ (small snacks) and a glass of wine onboard.

Choose between daytime or sunset cruises and see the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Jeronimos Monastery and Belém Tower, as well as the Monument to the Discoveries, Christ the King statue and the impressive 25 de Abril Bridge.

The tour explores the Belem district and also passes by Commerce Square and São Jorge Castle.

Doca de Belem, Gate 2 1400-038
2 Hours
45 EUR
Belém district, Jeronimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument of the Discoveries, Cristo Rei Statue, 25 de Abril Bridge, São Jorge Castle, Praça do Comércio
English, Portuguese
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It’s best to wear comfortable shoes and clothes and bring a jacket or sweater as it can get cold on the water.

Our review

If you’re looking for the most picture-perfect way to see Lisbon, this traditional sailing boat tour is a great option. Try traditional local snacks on board and enjoy complimentary drinks during your journey. You can even choose a sunset sail and make unforgettable memories during your time in the city.

12 – 2-Hour Sailboat Cruise by DiscoverOasis

DiscoverOasis, Lisbon
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Rating: ⭐️ 4.9/5 (357 reviews)

“A very beautiful sunset on the Tagus accompanied by an aperitif. These 2 hours were simply incredible! Thank you for this moment!” Derek, Getyourguide

For a relaxing and scenic way to view Lisbon’s waterfront, this sailboat tour by DiscoverOasis is a must.

Tour the iconic waterfront landmarks of the city’s Belem district and see the Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery and the Museum of Art Architecture and Technology (MAAT).

Cross over the river to see the towering statue of Cristo Rei and some of the best panoramic views of the city.

Enjoy complimentary snacks and a glass of wine or beer as you watch the sunset over the city and take in the sights and sounds of the bustling waterfront.

Doca de Santo Amaro, Gate 1
2 Hours
33 EUR
St. Jorge Castel, Tower of Belém, Praça do Comércio, see the old neighborhoods of Chiado, Baixa, Castelo and Alfama, Monument to the Discoveries, Cristo Rei Statue, April 25th Bridge
English, Portuguese, German, Spanish, French
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It is suggested to arrive 15 minutes before departure. Don’t forget sunglasses and a hat and it’s advised to bring warm clothing for the evening tours.

Our review

This fun and relaxing sailboat tour is an ideal way to spend an evening in Lisbon. You can choose between day or sunset trips and snacks and drinks are included in the price. Discover the city’s most impressive landmarks and spend some time cruising the vibrant waterfront. Fantastic!

13 – Lisbon: Hop-on Hop-off Boat Tour by Yellow Boat

Yellow Boat, Lisbon
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Rating: ⭐️ 4.4/5 (42 reviews)

“It was lovely…just what we needed!!!Great way to spend your day in Lisbon.” Ilze, Tiqets

If you’re traveling on a budget and looking for the best value boat rides in Lisbon, this hop-on hop-off boat tour by Yellow bus is a fantastic option.

The iconic yellow boat travels from Terreiro do Paço to Belém along the historic waterfront and you can get off and on as many times as you like.

The pass also includes access to any Carris tram, as well as the Santa Justa Lift and the Lisbon funiculars. You’ll also get discounted entrance to museums, restaurants and more.

This boat journey is a super convenient low-cost option for Lisbon sightseeing.

Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 1B. You can board at several city piers just look for the Yellow Boat sign at each dock along the route.
1.5 Hours
16 EUR
Terreiro do Paço to Belém or Belém to Terreiro do Paço
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
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The ticket entitles you to 24 hours of travel on the hop-on hop-off Yellow Boat, Carris public trams, Santa Justa Lift and the Bica, Gloria and Lavra funiculars. You’ll also benefit from discounted fares on Lisbon Yellow Buses. The sailing schedule can change throughout the year so be sure to check before booking.

Our review

This is one of the most affordable boat tours in Lisbon, allowing you to see popular sights, such as Jeronimos Monastery, Tower of Belém, and the Monument to the Discoveries, on a budget. You’ll also enjoy access to the city’s iconic yellow trams, funiculars, and the famous Santa Justa Lift included in the price.

14 – Sunset Catamaran Tour with Music and a Drink by Sardinha do Tejo

Sardinha do Tejo, Lisbon
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Rating: ⭐️ 4.6/5 (1077 reviews)

“Views were amazing, felt super relaxed on the boat! One of the best experience of our month long Europe adventure!” Connor, Getyourguide

Enjoy a relaxed catamaran tour of Lisbon’s Tagus River with these sunset cruises by Sardinha do Tejo.

Enjoy a complimentary drink on board as you take it unwind in the lounge area or feel the sea spray as you recline in the vessel’s two large hammocks.

It’s a fun atmosphere aboard with live music and a bar and there’ll be lots of stops to snap great photos of the city landmarks, including the 25th of April Bridge, Tower of Belém and Cristo Rei Statue.

Start your night out in Lisbon the right way, with these picturesque catamaran tours of the city’s waterfront.

Santo Amaro Dock, Gate 3
1.5 Hours
23.94 EUR
Cristo Rei Statue, 25 de Abril Bridge, Belém, Belem Tower, Monument to the Discoveries, Jerónimos Monastery MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology), Tejo Power Station
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German
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Our review

The attentive crew, onboard bar and music make this a catamaran cruise to be remembered. The atmosphere is relaxed and you’ll find everything you could need for a perfect evening. This is sure to be a highlight of your time in Portugal’s historic capital!

15 – Sunset or Night River Sailing Cruise by Lisbon Sail

Lisbon Sail
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Rating: ⭐️ 4.9/5 (251 reviews)

“We had the absolute most amazing time, thanks so much for being so friendly and kind. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. ” Idil, Getyourguide

This night-time or sunset sailing cruise from Lisbon Sail offers a small-group tour of the city’s picturesque riverfront.

Enjoy views of Lisbon in the golden hour, when the city is at its most magical, and see all of the waterfront’s most popular sights. From the Monument to the Discoveries to the Belém Tower, the Cristo Rei statue and the April 25th Bridge, there’s so much to see.

Enjoy a steady cruise along the River Tagus and experience the city at its finest. Snap some photographs and make memories to last a lifetime.

Lisbon’s lively waterfront is waiting.

Doca do Bom Sucesso, Gate 3
2 Hours
35 EUR
Belém Tower, Cristo Rei statue, 25th of April Bridge, Monument to the Discoveries, Praça do Comércio, Museum of Electricity
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Each boat can hold a maximum of 12 passengers, larger groups will be split over two boats which will sail together. These tours are not recommended for people with back problems.

Our review

A choice of sunset or evening sailing times lets you see the city at its most spectacular. Whether enjoyed in the light of the setting sun or the glow of streetlights this Lisbon boat trip is sure to impress. The small group size gives you the most attention from your hosts, ensuring the most memorable experience.

16 – 2 Hours Private Sailing Tour in Lisbon by Taguscruises

Taguscruises, Lisbon
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Rating: ⭐️ 5/5 (185 reviews)

“Indeed, the activity lasted two hours and we saw the sun completely disappear on the horizon, behind the mountains near Cascais.” Francisco, Viator

If you’re traveling in a group or as a large family, this 2-hour private tour in Lisbon from Taguscruises might be just what you’re looking for.

Take some time out to explore the city’s waterfront and glimpse some of Lisbon’s most magnificent architecture. You’ll see the towering 25th of April Bridge, the glorious Cristo Rei statue and the historic Tower of Belém from a luxurious sail-powered yacht.

You’ll get a private tour of the Tagus riverfront with your own skipper, and enjoy a complimentary drink and snacks while aboard.

These small-group tours are suitable for up to 12 people.

Doca do Bom Sucesso, Avenida de Brasília, 1400-038
2 Hours
300 EUR (per group of 12)
Torre de Belem (Pass By) Belem Tower monument Padrao dos Descobrimentos (Pass By) Discovery monument 25 de Abril Bridge (Pass By) 25th April bridge, SaCristo Rei statue, Praca do Comercio
English, Portuguese, French, Spanish
Not wheelchair accessible
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Infants and small children must sit on parents' laps and should be mentioned at the time of booking. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The tour starts and ends nearby to public transport.

Our review

If traveling as a large group a private tour can be much more cost-effective, such as this one from Taguscruises. The private attention of your skipper and crew gives you plenty of opportunities to learn about the city and its landmarks. Highly recommended!

17 – Sunset Boat Party with Live DJ and Night Club Entry by Lisbon Boat Party

Lisbon Boat Party
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Rating: ⭐️ 4.2/5 (62 reviews)

“It was so much fun, I went for my birthday and we all definitely go again” Cristina, Getyourguide

If you want to start the night off with a bang, a Sunset Boat Party by Lisbon Boat Party is a great option!

Grab yourself a drink and watch the sunset over the city, or get on the dance floor and enjoy music played by the onboard DJ. This is a party boat after all!

You’ll pass by famous Lisbon landmarks such as Cais de Sodré, the 25th of April Bridge, the Cristo Rei statue, and the Tower of Belém.

There’ll be plenty of opportunities to snap some great photos from the best viewpoint in town. Why stop the party? This tour includes nightclub entry afterward.

Edificio LACS, Cais Rocha Conde de Óbidos, 1350-352 Lisboa
4 Hours
From 29 EUR
Cais de Sodré, the 25th of April Bridge, the Cristo Rei statue, and the Tower of Belém
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Our review

If you want to start the fun early, these party boat tours will guarantee you a good atmosphere and fantastic views. Live music from the onboard DJ and free-flowing drinks are sure to make this a night to remember.

18 – Lisbon Sunset on a Speedboat by Terra Incógnita

Lisbon Sunset on a Speedboat by Terra Incógnita

Rating: ⭐️ 5/5 (15 reviews)

“Really cool, the boatdriver tells about the sites you see and it all takes place in the evening, when the sun sets.” Jannes, Viator

If slow and steady isn’t your thing, try this Lisbon Sunset Speedboat tour from Terra Incógnita.

The tour kicks off with a blast around the Tagus River, where you’ll stop to check out some of the area’s most impressive architecture, including the 25th of April Bridge, the Cristo Rei statue, Belém Tower and many more.

Your speedboat captain will point out the landmarks as you pass by and you’ll get to see a beautiful sunset over the city of Lisbon.

Enjoy the wind in your face and the seaspray around you, and don’t worry, the tour includes the use of a waterproof suit and life vest.

Doca de Santo Amaro armazém 17, 1350-353
1.5 Hours
30 EUR
25th of Abril Bridge, MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology, Monument to the Discoveries, Tower of Belém, Cristo Rei statue
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Not wheelchair accessible. Not recommended for pregnant travelers or those who suffer from back problems.
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This tour operates in all weather so it is a good idea to bring a coat or jacket. It is not recommended for pregnant travelers, people with neck or back pain and children under 8 years old.

Our review

This invigorating speedboat tour is sure to awaken all your senses. The high-speed thrills just keep on coming as you blast from landmark to landmark. This is a fun way to start a night out in Lisbon if you’re traveling with friends.

19 – Lisbon: 72 or 96-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus, Boat, and Tram All-in-One tour by Yellow Bus

Yellow Bus, Lisbon
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Rating: ⭐️ 4.4/5 (48 reviews)

“The All in One Tour is absolutely worth it! We did all 4 tours over the 3 days and also used the Tram multiple times. A perfect way to learn and navigate the city.” Rena, Tiqets

This excellent value boat tour from Yellow Bus is ideal for longer stays in the city.

Choose from a 3 or 4-day pass which gives you unlimited use of the Yellow boats, Yellow buses, the local yellow trams, the Santa Justa Lift and the Lisbon Funiculars.

You can plan a thorough exploration of the city from the riverfront landmarks, such as the April 25th Bridge and Tower of Belém and much more.

Explore the city’s parks, beaches and historic squares all with one affordable pass and get discounted access to select attractions during your time in the city.

Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 1B. You can board at several city piers just look for the Yellow Boat sign at each dock along the route.
1.5 Hours
From 45 EUR
Terreiro do Paço to Belém
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The boats do not run every day of the year so be sure to check the schedule before booking. You can get your tickets for the trams, Santa Justa Lift, and Lisbon Funiculars by showing your pass on any of the hop-on hop-off Yellow buses.

Our review

This all-in-one  Lisbon transport pass can’t be beaten for price. There’s a huge range of public transport available, including tourist boats and buses but also the city’s iconic yellow trams. This is a must for travelers who want to get the most out of the city. Just hop on board and explore!

20 – Sailing boat rental in Lisbon by Click & Boat

Sailing boat rental in Lisbon by Click & Boat
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Rating: ⭐️ 4.5/5 (142 reviews)

“The boat has been phenomenal, we rented it for a bachelorette party and it fit perfectly into what we were looking for.” Sandra, Click & Boat

Want to tailor your own boat tour in Lisbon? With Click & Boat you can hire a boat and skipper for the day and create your personalized trip.

When exploring a new place it’s better to do it with a local, and there are lots of locals hiring out boats in Lisbon.

From small sailing crafts to river cruisers, catamarans and yachts, you’ll find the perfect vessel for your day on the water.

Whether it’s a fishing trip or a lazy day on the ocean, you can make your Lisbon boat tour dreams a reality.

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When booking private tours check previous reviews, the features of the boat and the cancellation policy to avoid disappointment.

Our review

If you seek something a little out of the ordinary, chartering a yacht or hiring a boat and skipper could be a great choice during your time in Lisbon. There are plenty of options available, from tiny fishing crafts to large sailing yachts. Get ready to make some special memories!

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Lorie Halliday is a freelance content writer based in the UK, with over a decade's experience as a professional journalist, including a tenure with CNN. Passionate about traveling, she continually journeys across the globe, crafting compelling articles for TourScanner's blog. Whether exploring historical places, nature trails, or surf beaches, Lorie brings a unique perspective to her readers.