Rent one of our boats and join us for an unforgettable party! We have boats in Setúbal, Sesimbra and Tróia


Ideal boats for parties of up to 18 people

Boats for parties of more than 18 people

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There are many types of parties, but we can divide them into two broad categories: normal parties and epic parties.

Normal parties are those held in a restaurant, living room, home or any other traditional venue. Epic events are those that take place in unusual and breathtaking locations, such as sailboats or catamarans.

From weddings or bachelorette parties, to cocktail parties, birthdays or even corporate events, there are no limits to the celebrations on board.

There is no scientific explanation, but the atmosphere on board is completely different.

It's also the perfect excuse to see your boss seasick, to blame the rocking of the boat for a series of situations that happen during the party or to surprise your loved one with a marriage proposal without worrying about her running away.

Why us?


We help you select “the boat”


We make sure you get the best price


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Is it normal for people to get seasick at sea?

It’s very rare for someone to fall ill at one of our events.

The vast majority of events take place on the River Sado or in bays along the Arrábida coast, which are very sheltered from the waves. For this reason, the boats sail smoothly, providing a great experience for all passengers.

For events off the rivers or on busier days, we always adapt the itinerary so that everyone can enjoy the cruise to the full.

If you suffer from chronic motion sickness, where you get seasick even in the car, we recommend taking one tablet 30 minutes before boarding.

Can I add extra hours to the program during the event?

Yes, it is possible, as long as the boat, crew and staff are available.

It’s always safer to hire overtime in advance.

Is there a time limit for the event?

Events can be held at any time of the day or night.

The only limitation is noise if the boat is moored at the dock. If you want to have a party with unlimited sound and entertainment, just set sail.

Are the hours pre-set or is there flexibility?

The schedule is entirely chosen by the client and naturally depends on the availability of the boat.

What is the maximum capacity of the boats?

The maximum capacity is not flexible and refers to the total number of people your group can hold, including babies and children.

Is it possible to stop at a beach for a swim?

Yes, of course!

If you want to dive, you must choose a duration of 3 hours or more and it is dependent on the crew’s approval.

The routes shown are suggestions. If you wish, it can be set by you, as long as the contracted duration and the weather and sea conditions allow it.

Can I play my song?

All boats have a Bluetooth or USB connection (check on each boat’s page) where you can connect a device to listen to your music throughout the boat.

Is there a catering service on board? Can I bring my own?

All our boats available for parties have catering menus that you can add to the boat rental.

However, on some boats it is also possible to bring your own food and drink (see conditions on each boat).
Red drinks are not allowed.

If you want to bring food or drinks, you should also bring all the necessary support material (glasses, plates, napkins, etc.).

Where is the boarding point?

The meeting point is indicated on each boat’s page, as well as in the confirmation emails. Arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time.

We recommend that you stick to the timetable, as a delay at the beginning is not necessarily compensated for at the end.

Do the weather conditions affect the tour?

If weather and sea conditions put the safety of the boat and participants at risk, the trip will be postponed or canceled. In this case, the user will be entitled to a full refund. If you wish to postpone for other reasons, we will always try to do so at the lowest possible cost.

What do I have to do to rent a boat?

To book your boat, get in touch via WhatsApp chat or email (booking@arrabidaseaventures.com)

Are the figures shown the final figures? How do I pay?

The prices shown are total values including VAT. Bookings are made directly online on each boat’s page or by whatsapp/email with full payment of the tour within 72 hours before the date. Payment can be made by credit card, debit card or bank transfer.

If you want to book a boat less than 72 hours in advance, contact Arrabida Sea Ventures directly – +351 933 396 375

What are the cancellation conditions?
  • More than 60 days from the date: refund of the full amount
  • From 6 to 60 days from the date: refund of half the total amount
  • Less than 6 days: no refund

In the event of postponement: the cancellation conditions apply, taking into account the first date.

In the event of cancellation after the postponement, there will be no refund.

For lack of safety conditions due to weather or vessel problems: full refund.

What do our customers say?

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Lidia EstevesLidia Esteves
11:57 09 May 24
Diogo FerreiraDiogo Ferreira
10:07 29 Apr 24
Nuno SantosNuno Santos
16:50 09 Apr 24
géraldine Verwilghengéraldine Verwilghen
21:04 04 Apr 24
Great people, very professional and nice. Perfect experience with kids
18:47 28 Mar 24
A very pleasant trip at sea. Fernando and Vítor were very helpful and friendly; we loved their explanations about history and geography.
Martim RodriguesMartim Rodrigues
16:05 21 Feb 24
I loved the tour, the team is super attentive.
A Google User
A Google User
16:05 21 Feb 24
I loved the tour, the team is super attentive.
Luís GomesLuís Gomes
15:19 21 Feb 24
Gabriel AbreuGabriel Abreu
15:18 21 Feb 24
Vinicius AmaralVinicius Amaral
15:18 21 Feb 24
Fantastic experience!
Andre TeixeiraAndre Teixeira
15:18 21 Feb 24
Eduardo CarneiroEduardo Carneiro
15:18 21 Feb 24
Tonny 26Tonny 26
15:18 21 Feb 24
Tomas GodinhoTomas Godinho
15:18 21 Feb 24
SK8G0D 259SK8G0D 259
15:17 21 Feb 24
Very good
Mustaf BaigMustaf Baig
09:39 29 Nov 23
We went on a school activity and it was awesome 💪
09:26 27 Nov 23
Wow! Unique experience🫶🏼
Catarina CaeiroCatarina Caeiro
09:25 27 Nov 23
I really enjoyed the activity, I will do it again!
Inês Jones BarataInês Jones Barata
09:25 27 Nov 23
5 star team!!
Bia PedrosoBia Pedroso
09:24 27 Nov 23
Spectacular tour!!
Carolina PinheiroCarolina Pinheiro
09:24 27 Nov 23
I loved it 🤩
Elisa Barchiesi RebornElisa Barchiesi Reborn
20:02 04 Oct 23
Telmo VicenteTelmo Vicente
12:33 28 Aug 23
Jorge Serrate NevesJorge Serrate Neves
14:09 22 Aug 23
I found the tour without a life jacket and without support for people who feel sick on the boat to be irresponsible.
Josééé ChristianJosééé Christian
16:41 12 Jul 23
It was an excellent and wonderful experience. The employees were pretty friendly. Susana and Vítor provided a great service, they left us all happy and full of laughter during the whole trip. They explained the landscapes and history to us very well. Their company is the only one that can be very close to the coast. Besides, after leaving for twenty or so minutes, it was lucky that we found many dolphins by their good guide. Comparing with my experience in Madeira on a tour boat, in Setúbal it was much better and we loved it a lot. Without a doubt, we will go there and take more people. I want to give ten stars!!! ❤️
R KumarR Kumar
15:25 17 Jun 23
Wonderful experience. The most considerate and helpful team who helped accommodate us at the last minute. The dolphin tour and tour of the coastline was phenomenal!
Tina HoffmannTina Hoffmann
16:00 03 Jun 23
We had a super fun time on board. The crew was so nice and explained a lot about the history and the area. We really enjoyed the tour- even that the weather wasn’t that sunny- great all over experience.
Mark RapisardiMark Rapisardi
16:44 02 Jun 23
The tour was fantastic, Marco is a true professional and an unbelievable tour guide. If you’re in Sesimbre, this is a must. This was the highlight of our trip.
Heike UhligHeike Uhlig
09:56 27 Oct 22
We really enjoyed our boat tour. The skippers were friendly and our boat was great. We've even seen some dolphins. It was a great and unique experience.
ian nefskyian nefsky
08:45 26 Aug 22
Fabulous experience!!! Great communication. Victor and his daughter were very gracious, clean boat, perfect for the excursion. Saw so many dolphins. Swam in a beautiful clear water green grotto. A very exciting memorable day! Thank you Edgar and group!
We had an amazing time on the dolphin and coastline tour with Arrabida Sea tours! Our guides were knowledgeable, professional, experienced and very friendly. They were kind to my children and very eager to point out and help them see dolphins!It took a while before we saw any dolphins, and we were worried they might give up and say no dolphins today, but they kept looking and calling other boats. And sure enough, we saw dozens. It was truly magical and something my kids will never forget! And at age 74 my mom saw dolphins for the first time in her life, and experienced it with her only grandchildren! It was a fantastic day filled with a lifetime of memories!Do not hesitate and do not book with anyone else. If you have any questions, concerns, issues, send a WhatsApp or call/leave a voicemail. I did, and I am so thankful I did. They answered my voicemail and my WhatsApp and really took care of my family. Treated us like their family!We can’t wait to return and book another adventure! THANK YOU!
Deli MatsuoDeli Matsuo
16:41 25 Aug 22
We used Arrabida Sea Ventures to book a private sailing boat. It was the highlight of the trip for us. We truly enjoyed our time with the crew and the incredible sightseeing that you can only get from the water. Highly recommended.
Great tour with a good view of the occean and a comfortable boat/crew. We saw the dolphins close to the boat and were next to them for a long time. When the dolphins needed peace, we drove to the coast and looked at some of the beaches.Would definately reccomend this company!
Yuranny CabralYuranny Cabral
10:05 08 Aug 22
Very nice tour! Got to see many dolphins. My 4-yr old kid enjoyed it very much. Great views and great crew. Would definitely do it again!
08:30 25 Jul 22
Wow - what can I say? Thank you, thank you thank you! Quite simply one of the best days we ever had - made extra special by the thoughtful tailoring of the day to the needs of our very mixed group, wonderful hosting by the crew, and a wonderful boat. It was just so much fun!
Sara RamosSara Ramos
21:06 25 Jun 21
The best captain in Sesimbra! Available, helpful, friendly, extraordinary, no adjectives possible for the trips we made. Over the years we have done several and I can assure you that the last one is always better than the penultimate. Don't hesitate, this is your choice for a Genre adventure. P.S. for those who can, ask to see the sea on fire....
S. G.S. G.
21:23 25 Jul 20
A fantastic experience. We saw loads of bottleneck dolphins and were the only boat there for a while. Edgar is a great guide who gave just the right amount of Information. The trip along the coast after the dolphins was also wonderful.

Party Boat Rentals: Advantages and Tips

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Party Boat Rentals: Advantages and Tips

Want to make your next party a truly memorable event, man? Imagine the thrill of celebrating aboard a stunning boat, sailing the waters while your guests enjoy the spectacular scenery. With party boat rental this month, you can turn any occasion into something extraordinary. From birthdays to weddings and corporate events, this option offers a unique experience that will impress everyone.

What’s more, the personalized services available make planning your event easier than ever. From personalized receptions to exquisite gastronomic options, everything can be adapted to your preferences. Don’t miss the chance to surprise your guests with an unforgettable party on board a beautiful boat.

Advantages of Renting a Party Boat

Spacious and welcoming

Renting a party boat for the month offers enough space to accommodate all the guests comfortably. Imagine celebrating a birthday, wedding or corporate event on the high seas, with the gentle breeze and breathtaking views as a backdrop. Guests will be free to move around, dance and enjoy the party in a truly unique setting.

What’s more, when you rent a boat, there’s no need to worry about space limitations like in traditional locations. Everyone can enjoy the relaxed and elegant atmosphere that the nautical environment can provide.

Personalizing the decor

One of the great advantages of renting a party boat is the possibility of customizing the entire decoration of the ship according to the theme of the celebration. Whether it’s a tropical theme party with vivid tones and maritime elements or an elegant evening reception under the stars, the options are endless.

Arrábida Sea Ventures offers nine different boats dedicated exclusively to nautical events in the Setúbal region. This way, you can choose the boat that best suits the style of your party and work with specialists to transform the atmosphere into the realization of your dream.

Unique Experience on the High Seas

By choosing to rent a party boat, you guarantee your guests a unique and exclusive experience. Nothing compares to the feeling of sailing the calm waters while enjoying the company of your closest friends and family.

The moments shared during the event will be remembered by everyone present. The opportunity to create unforgettable memories in the middle of the ocean waves will make your celebration truly memorable.

How to Choose the Right Boat for Your Party

Adequate capacity

When renting boats for parties, it is essential to consider the number of guests. Choosing a boat with adequate capacity will ensure that everyone present can comfortably enjoy the celebration. Imagine the frustration of having a space that is too cramped or, on the contrary, too large for the group gathered.

Think about the kind of atmosphere you want to create – whether it’s a more intimate and cozy party or a lively celebration with lots of friends. Make sure that the boat you choose offers enough seating and ample space to accommodate all your guests.

Also consider the need for separate areas, such as lounge spaces or upper decks, where guests can socialize in smaller groups if they prefer.

Available amenities

Checking the amenities available on board is crucial when selecting a boat for your party. Look for boats that offer spacious living areas, equipped kitchens, well-maintained bathrooms and compliments. These elements, compliments, contribute significantly to the comfort of the guests throughout the event.

A well-planned living area can provide a cozy and relaxing atmosphere, while a full kitchen allows you to prepare fresh food and cold drinks effortlessly. In addition, greetings and clean toilets are essential to ensure the convenience of those present throughout the festivities.

It’s essential to think about the practical needs of your party: from adequate storage to modern facilities that make the experience more enjoyable for everyone involved.

Entertainment options

Assessing the entertainment options available on board is another vital aspect of selecting the ideal boat. Thank you. Thank you. Background music can be crucial to setting the desired mood at the party, so make sure to check if there is a sound system integrated into the boat.

Also, consider other ways to entertain your guests during the event – some vessels may offer additional options such as advanced audiovisual systems. These extras can significantly raise the level of the experience offered to those present.

Tips for Organizing an Unforgettable Party at Sea

Planning ahead

When it comes to renting boats for parties, planning ahead is essential. Defining the theme of the party and the activities to be carried out on board helps to ensure that everything runs smoothly. For example, if you’re organizing a party with a tropical theme, you might want to include colorful decorations and water games for the guests.

What’s more, by planning ahead, you’ll have enough time to deal with possible sea-related setbacks. This may include preparing to deal with motion sickness in some guests or adjusting plans in the event of unexpected weather changes.

Hiring reliable suppliers

When renting a boat for your party at sea, it’s important to consider hiring additional suppliers for services such as catering or entertainment. Choosing reliable suppliers ensures that your guests enjoy delicious meals and quality entertainment throughout the event. Here at Arrábida Sea Ventures, we have regular suppliers who provide a guaranteed quality service.

For example, if you’re planning a sunset stroll, hiring a catering service that offers light snacks and refreshing drinks can add a special touch to your guests’ experience. What’s more, having entertainment on board, such as live music or artistic performances, can make the party even more memorable.

Preparing for questions related to the sea

Organizing a party at sea also requires being prepared to deal with specific issues related to the aquatic environment. It is essential to consider preventive measures against seasickness on the high seas. Providing suitable medication before boarding can help guests prone to motion sickness.

In addition, keeping an eye on the weather conditions is crucial. Having an alternative plan in case of heavy rain or strong winds ensures that your party is not jeopardized by unpredictable external factors.

The Best Nautical Tours in and around Setúbal

Exploring the Setubal Coast

When it comes to renting boats for parties, one of the best experiences you can give your guests is to explore the beautiful landscapes of the Setubalense coast. During the boat trip, you will have the unique opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking views of the coastline, with its impressive cliffs and crystal-clear blue waters. Imagine your friends and family enjoying the panoramic views while relaxing on board, creating unforgettable memories.

In addition, along the tour, you can include strategic stops at famous tourist spots, such as Galapos beach and Portinho da Arrábida. These emblematic locations offer incredible opportunities to take memorable photos and experience the culture of the region and some of its natural wealth. The perfect combination of natural beauty and historical heritage is sure to delight everyone at your nautical party.

Discovering hidden paradises

When renting a boat for a party in Setúbal or the surrounding area, don’t limit yourself to the popular tourist attractions; there’s plenty more to discover along the coast. You can take your guests to explore paradisiacal beaches and quiet coves that are real hidden treasures. These lesser-known destinations offer a peaceful environment where everyone can relax, swim in the calm waters or simply enjoy moments of peace away from the urban hustle and bustle.

Imagine anchoring in a secluded bay surrounded by dramatic cliffs or visiting an unspoiled beach accessible only by sea – these unique experiences make party boat rental even more special. With each stop along the carefully planned nautical route, your guests will have the chance not only to celebrate together, but also to create special bonds while sharing exciting adventures.

Boat Trips for Groups in Setúbal

Unique Experience

Enjoying an exclusive boat trip is a unique experience that offers moments of fun and relaxation. Imagine having the opportunity to bring your friends or colleagues together in a totally different environment, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Sailing down the Sado River offers an unparalleled perspective of the city of Setúbal and Troia, allowing you to enjoy its breathtaking landscapes from the comfort and luxury of a private boat.

Exploring Setubal’s coastline from the deck of a boat is a special and memorable way to spend time with loved ones. Away from the tourist crowds and traditional venues, renting a party boat allows you to create lasting memories while relaxing in the sun, feeling the gentle ocean breeze and enjoying the panoramic views.

Unparalleled Opportunities

What’s more, renting party boats offers unparalleled opportunities to celebrate special occasions. Whether it’s a birthday, a bachelor party or simply a lively social gathering, the options are endless. With vibrant music filling the air and refreshing drinks on offer, guests can dance under the blue sky or simply relax while sharing laughter, meaningful conversations and greetings.

On board the private boat, passengers have complete freedom to customize their experience as they wish. From themed decorations to personalized menus prepared by experienced chefs – everything can be adapted to ensure that each event is truly unique and unforgettable.

Themed Nautical Events: Bachelor Parties and More

Unforgettable Bachelor Party

Planning an unforgettable bachelor party? Consider a nautical themed event! Imagine celebrating this special moment on board a boat, with the sea as a backdrop. You can customize the theme of the farewell, from a tropical party to a sophisticated celebration. With music, decoration and activities related to the sea, the experience becomes unique and memorable.

You can also explore other options for themed nautical events. Birthdays, corporate parties or simple get-togethers between friends can become special moments on board a boat. The freedom offered by this choice allows you to create a unique and exclusive atmosphere for every occasion.

Customize your event according to your chosen theme. For example, if it’s a bachelor party, consider adding fun elements such as beach games (if there’s an island stop), tropical drinks and even themed costumes for the guests.

Customized options

When renting boats for theme parties, the options are practically limitless. Whether in the north or south of the country, there are several companies that offer complete packages including specialized catering and tailor-made activities for your group.

Imagine organizing a tropical party with colorful decorations and fresh fruit served while sailing along the crystal-clear waters of the Arrábida coast. Or hold an evening party with special lighting and a DJ on board to dance under the stars.

For more formal corporate events, the boat’s space can be adapted to suit the company’s needs – whether for presentations or group dynamics. This will give employees a different experience from the usual business environment.

Finally, we mustn’t forget the simple meetings between friends that can be transformed into unique moments when held on board a customized boat. From laid-back barbecues to relaxing sessions by the sea – it’s all possible when you rent a boat for your next celebration.

Preparing for Bad Weather at Sea Events

Checking the Weather

When it comes to renting party boats, it’s crucial to be aware of the weather conditions. Always check the weather forecast before the event. Be aware of possible weather changes that may occur during the tour. When planning a nautical-themed event, such as a bachelor party or other special celebration, make sure you choose a date when the sea conditions are favorable.

Make sure you keep up to date with the weather forecast before the event and be prepared for possible changes. Have an alternative plan in case the event has to be postponed or canceled due to bad weather. This will ensure the safety and peace of mind of the participants, avoiding setbacks caused by adverse weather conditions.

Security Measures and Alternative Plans

When renting a party boat, it is essential to know the safety measures needed in case of bad weather. Make sure the crew is well trained and ready to deal with unforeseen situations arising from sudden weather changes. Also, have an alternative plan pre-defined in case you need to make last-minute adjustments.

When considering nautical-themed events, such as bachelor/bachelorette parties or other special celebrations at sea, having a plan B can be key to ensuring that all guests enjoy the experience without excessive worries related to unstable weather.

How to Book a Boat for Your Party in Advance

Search for party boat rental companies

When you decide to rent boats for parties, it’s essential to research the different companies that offer this service. Look for well-established and reliable companies by checking their reviews and recommendations online. Make sure you choose a company that has a variety of boat options to suit the size of your party. In addition, consider the location of the company in relation to where you want to hold the party, thus ensuring convenience in logistics.

When researching companies, take into account the quotes offered by each one. Compare the prices and packages available, taking into account what is included in the boat rental, such as crew, safety equipment and on-board entertainment. Also make sure you have a clear understanding of the cancellation and refund policies in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Advance Contact and Booking Requirements

Once you’ve selected a few viable options for party boat rental companies, contact them in advance to make sure the boat is available on the date you want. When doing so, provide specific details about the type of event or party you plan to hold on board the boat, including the estimated number of guests, any special requirements.

During your initial contact with the companies, also make sure you know all the requirements for booking the boat. This may include information about insurance or a deposit required by the company before the booking is confirmed. Some companies may request additional documents or information about the person responsible for the event before finalizing the booking.

Always remember: booking a boat in advance not only guarantees the desired availability for your party at sea, but also allows enough time to deal with any necessary paperwork or adjustments to plans as required.

Dolphin Watching and Other Activities During the Tour

Dolphin watching

By renting party boats, you have the exciting opportunity to see dolphins swimming freely in the sea during the tour. Imagine the thrill of seeing these majestic animals in their natural habitat, freely enjoying the blue waters of our sea. It’s an experience that is sure to delight all your guests, creating unforgettable memories for your party.

What’s more, witnessing dolphins in their natural environment offers your guests a unique moment of connection with nature. Observing these incredible animals can also be educational, offering an opportunity to learn about marine life and the importance of ocean conservation.

Other Exciting Activities

Exploring other exciting activities during your party boat rental is a fantastic way to ensure that everyone has a great time. If some of your guests enjoy underwater adventures, consider including diving or snorkeling sessions as part of the itinerary. For those who enjoy fishing, take advantage of the calm waters to enjoy this relaxing activity.

Also, if there are water sports enthusiasts among those attending your party, consider offering options such as jet skiing or stand-up paddling. These additional activities will make the tour even more memorable and diverse.

Relaxing and Enjoying Nature

While at sea during the party boat rental, your guests will have time to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding waters. The peaceful setting provided by the maritime environment creates a perfect space for reflective moments or simply enjoying the surrounding panoramic views.

Take advantage of this quiet moment to promote meaningful interactions between guests while you contemplate the natural beauty around the boat together. This not only contributes to an overall positive mood at the celebration but also allows everyone to experience a bit of the magic of the ocean.

Final considerations

Congratulations on getting this far! Now that you know the advantages of renting a party boat, how to choose the ideal boat and organize an unforgettable party at sea, you’re ready to plan an incredible nautical event. Don’t forget to book the boat in advance and be prepared for any weather conditions. Explore the best routes in and around Setúbal, and don’t miss the opportunity to spot dolphins during your tour. With all these tips in mind, your party at sea will be a guaranteed success!

Now it’s time to put what you’ve learned into practice and start planning your next party on the high seas. Make the most of every moment and create unforgettable memories with your friends and family. Good luck and good winds!

Frequently asked questions

What are the advantages of renting my boat for parties?

Renting a party boat offers exclusivity, privacy and a unique experience on the high seas. You can enjoy incredible views, create unforgettable memories and give your guests a special atmosphere.

How do I choose the right boat for my party?

Consider the number of guests, the style of the party, desired amenities, the duration of the event and more. Evaluate options with different capacities, services offered and be sure to check the rental company’s reputation.

What are the best nautical routes in and around Setúbal?

Setúbal offers several charming nautical routes, including walks along the Arrábida coast, visits to secluded beaches and exploring the sights of Sesimbra. You can also enjoy beautiful sunsets or even watch dolphins.

How do I book a boat for my party in advance?

To guarantee availability and plan all the details of your party at sea, we recommend contacting rental companies at least a few weeks in advance. This will give you more options.

What activities can be done during the boat trip?

In addition to the on-board celebrations, many tours offer activities such as dolphin watching, diving or simply relaxing in the sun. Be sure to check which activities are included or can be added to your package.

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