Meeting the Sado River

“Meeting the Sado River” is a proposal for a time travel, a journey through history and places where, at different times, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs, among others, sailed with their mighty ships to the interior of the Alentejo.

Today, it is still possible to navigate some stretches of the river Sado, particularly from Setúbal, or from Tróia, to Alcácer do Sal, so we offer you the possibility to know this important route, used by several civilizations for more than 2,500 years . Duration of the program – 4 hours (Program to be carried out in function of the tides).

This program is carried out in traditional Sado boats, historical vessels closely linked to the salt activity in Sado and that have been adapted for leisure and tourism functions, constituting authentic living museum pieces.

If you want to promote and stimulate your friends, colleagues or collaborators in your company outside the normal working environment, in an environment of intimate contact with the nature and history of the River Sado, try organizing a boat trip guided by the river Sado, right in the heart of the Natural Reserve, where you can feel the tranquility of all the surrounding nature, as well as its landscape, dominated by salinas, rice paddies, pine forests and the wonderful world of birds.

Meeting places:

  • Setúbal (Doca das Fontainhas)
  • Marina of Troy
  • Alcácer do Sal (Cais da Ameira)

Return to Setúbal (or Troia) in alternative transport

Route

Setúbal / Tróia Soltróia, Shipyards Lisnave Herdade do Pinheiro, Abul (feitoria Phoenician), gas pipeline / pipeline, Ribeira de S. Martinho (Monte Novo), Cachopos, Railway bridge, Monte da Pedra, Batalha salt and Alcácer do Sal.

Points of interest:

As main points of interest along the route we highlight: Roman ruins of Troia, Dolphins, Nature Reserve, Feitoria Phoenician and Roman pottery, bird watching, railway bridge, entrance in Alcácer do Sal.

Duration 4h00
Minimal of people 0
Maximum number of people 37
Adult price 30 €
Child price (3/12 years) 20 €
Minimum value 800 €

Cruise in the Bay of Setúbal

The Setúbal Bay, with all its surroundings dominated by the Serra da Arrábida, Troia and Sado Estuary, is considered to be one of the most beautiful bays in the world.

Here you can make a new experience of sailing in a traditional boat of the river Sado with sailing (and participate in the maneuvers), where in addition to a probable encounter with the friendly dolphins here, you can also enjoy a stop along a beach for lunch on board, and also to take a dip in the clear waters of our Blue River.

 

This program is also carried out in traditional Sado vessels, historical vessels closely linked to the salt activity in Sado and that have been adapted for leisure and tourism functions, constituting authentic living museum pieces.

If you want to promote and stimulate a close relationship with friends, colleagues or employees of your company outside the normal work environment, in an environment of intimate contact with nature enjoying the tranquility of sailing on renewed traditional Sado craft, this is certainly a an experience unheard of for many and that will please every participant.

Places of meeting – Setúbal (Doca das Fontainhas) and Marina of Troy.

Route: Setúbal / Troia, Outão, Setúbal bar (mark nº 4), Figueirinha beach, Troia caldera, Roman ruins of Troia, naval base, Soltróia

Points of interest:  Setúbal riverside zone, Albarquel, Comenda Palace, Fortaleza / Outbreak Hospital, Arrábida Coast / Marine Park, beaches, Troy, Tourist Complex of Troia, Trapiche, Caldeira, Roman Ruins, Military base and Soltróia (the detail of the course subject to the location of the dolphins)

Options:

  • Cheese and wine tasting – € 3 / pax
  • Lunch on board – € 17 / pax (reference menu)
  • Depending on the tides
Duration 6h00
Minimum persons 23
Maximum persons 37
Price for adults 25 €
Price for children (3/12 years) 16 €
 Minimum value 560 €