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Arribes del Douro Cruise
8.90 / 10
69 reviews | 839 travellers
In addition to the fantastic scenery, I was especially impressed by the guide's explanations throughout the tour and the demonstrations made under the microscope. Everything is very well organized. I expected, however, that the length of the walkway would be a little longer and that we would also go through more vertical cliffs, like canyons.
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Cliffs, gorges, eagles and more surprises await you on this cruise around Arribes del Douro, a unique natural enclave just a few kilometres away from Miranda de Douro.

Arribes del Douro Cruise

The tour will meet at the chosen time at the Douro International Biological Station pier, just around the corner from the Portuguese town of Miranda de Douro. From here we set off aboard the boat that will take us around the viewpoints and waterfalls of this incredible natural park.

Throughout the cruise, the boat's crew will explain the main geographical characteristics of the canyon. We'll pass by the Líquenes Cliffs, the entry point to the national park, before heading to the "Otter Pond" where you'll be introduced to the flora of the area. 

To get to know the birds that nest in the Arribes del Douro, we'll sail through the eagle territory of the area, as well as that of the black stork, two of the most striking species in the area. Fingers crossed we'll spot some of these stunning birds!

The end of the tour comes at the Eagle Valley - one of the best viewpoints in the Arribes del Douro park. Then you'll have the opportunity to take to the boat's terrace, and take photographs of the stunning region as we head back to the start point. 

Following an hour exploring the canyon, we'll head back to dry land to enjoy a 30 minute tasing of Porto's wines. The perfect end to an unforgettable day in the Arribes del Douro!


Small pets are allowed on the cruise ships, as long as they are kept in suitable pet carrier bags or carriers. Shaded car parks are also available, where you can leave your vehicles with pets inside (at your own risk).

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Adults Children from 3 to 9 Children under 2
Natural Park Cruise
US$ 21.30
US$ 14.20

Natural Park Cruise

  • Adults

    US$ 21.30
  • Children from 3 to 9

    US$ 14.20
  • Children under 2


More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


1 hour 30 minutes.


The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in spanish and portuguese.


1 hour cruise around the Arribes del Douro.

Tasting of Porto's wines.

When to book?

You can book up until 36 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.


Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - What happens if the ship is full?

    A - In the event that the boat is full, we will contact you as soon as possible to offer alternative times.

  • Q - Are pets allowed on board the ship?

    A - Small pets are allowed on the boats, as long as they are kept in a suitable pet carrier or bag. There is also a shaded car park next to the pier, where you can leave your vehicles with your pets inside (at your own risk).

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 21.30


Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.

Meeting point

Estación Biológica Internacional Douro