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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
After we walked across the bridge, we kept walking along the waterfront in front of some of the port houses. This small but pleasant marina was on the river side. Nice views.
Written 15 May 2022
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium13,383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Solo
The marina isn't very big, but what a great location near the estuary of the Douro river, I spent several days here (I rented a small boat via Airbnb), it was a wonderful experience and a great base to discover this particular side of the river, definitely less touristy!
Written 17 September 2020
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Denise P
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019

Beautiful views. walk around, get a boat tour or just enjoy the view.
you can go on a tour of the river, which makes for great pictures of the city
Written 2 September 2020
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Neil Bill
Birkdale, UK273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The city really knows how to cater for tourists and makes excellent use of both banks of this great river. Spectacular in the day but amazing at night!
Written 27 February 2020
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Jo M
Perth, Australia522 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
We were sitting on our tour boat when we noticed another boat had sunk in this lovely marina, not sure how it happened but the other boats were all lined up, it really is a nice relaxing place
Written 27 August 2019
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Kay S
Weymouth, UK49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
We were greeted and helped onto our berth by marina staff. Office staff in reception were efficient and helpful and pointed out the various organisations that receive discount on mooring fees including then
RYA. Lovely local town with excellent fish restaurants prepared by the whole family. It really would have been a perfect stay but for the showers which were mouldy and insanitary. Really no excuse for not cleaning them properly for a high class marina like this it really in unacceptable.
Written 3 March 2019
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thetravellingmanUk
uk9,506 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Our hotel was in Vila Nova de Gaia, it was the last day of our vacation, and we had an evening flight to look forward to, so we didn't want to do anything too strenuous. My wife suggested a walk along by the Douro Marina, and I was happy to go along with that.
We made our way down towards the river via a series of paths and stairs, to find ourselves in a very relaxed haven. Compared to the Porto side it was very much quieter and more relaxed, and more especially along towards the marina. There were a few others having a stroll about, like ourselves, and a good number of cyclists in the area too. There were a few restaurants and cafes dotted along the promenade. It was nice to see the yachts and pleasure craft in the marina, we chose to pause there for a while. Further along the promenade, in the direction of the mouth of the river, you will find a very large row of seating areas, and a little distance further on is a Nature Reserve.
All in all, the whole place was so relaxed and enjoyable, with great views across the Douro River to Porto. If you enjoy peace, tranquillity, being near to the river, viewing some yachts and pleasure craft, nature and wildlife, then this walk down by the marina may well just suit you!
Written 16 October 2018
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cherriesfan_9
Cheltenham, UK6,589 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
On the Vila do Gaia (southern) river bank, and further round to Lavaries is Porto Marina.
It is a fairly recent development, providing as you might expect a safe and secure haven for yachts and other pleasure craft, along with associated chandlers and boating repair facilities.
It is a safe , tranquil and extremely interesting area to walk / ride cyclese ct with cafes, shops and quite reasonable transport links back to central Porto.
The marina is a very real and welcome contrast to the hustle and bustle of Central Porto, with much wildlife to be seen on the shoreline.
Very helpful people in the cafes and marina offices.
Good place just to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet.
Written 22 June 2018
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sennockred
Sevenoaks, UK622 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
There is a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of the tourist Cais de Ribeira and the Ribeira Square on the opposite side of the river. Here at the foot of the cable car and beyond are the port lodges, the marina and just as many wine bars and restaurants. They area little cheaper than their counterparts on the opposite bank, but not much. There is a good contrast of old and new here and if you walk behind the riverside promenade (follow directions to Croft's) you find yourself lost in the old backstreets. All of the Port lodges have tastings and shops so you are spoilt for choice. Theres a free tasting usually offered by the table car ticket office at the top. A couple of hours spent wandering here are well worth it just to soak up the history and the regeneration riverside. Highly recommended.
Written 13 April 2018
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986Debs2013
Redditch, UK9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Really recommend a river trip up the Douro while you are here. Fabulous scenery from the boat along both banks of the river and its beautiful houses and vineyards. we sat in on of the bars in the marina and enjoyed watching the world go by.
Written 21 January 2018
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