Imagine yourself on a boat so silent that you can only hear the laughter of the passing water and the waves on the shore. A boat that does not travel on a cloud of exhaust gases. A boat that harvests its own fuel from the Sun, while traveling and swaying at its mooring. A boat that honors the traditions, watches over the future and has no pollution impact on nature...
WELCOME ABOARD WITH Algarve SUN BOAT Trips!
We're a passionate team that will be delighted to take you aboard on an unforgettable solar boat trip through the Arade River! The company owners are a couple of entrepreneurs, both skippers and with a vast experience in tourism.
From our experience and passion for boating, we came up with the idea of creating Algarve SUN BOAT Trips, an environment friendly maritime tourist company, with a fleet of solar boats for tours in the Algarve.
Our solar boats provide a very pleasant and relaxing experience, as they’re quiet, sail at a constant speed and don’t cause any damage to the flora and fauna. We contribute to a more ecological form of tourism, reducing pollution in water beds and producing zero carbon emissions.
The combustion of a liter of gasoline produces about 2.3 kg of carbon dioxide and a boat consumes an average of 50 liters per 100km. We save every day the atmosphere of 115kg of CO2, which corresponds to a volume of 65m3. By the end of a year, each of our solar boats will reduce atmospheric pollution by more than 30 tons of CO2, with a total volume of 16.400m3, corresponding to 140.000 balloons filled with carbon dioxide. And this is just a boat, isn’t it fantastic?!
ABOUT OUR SOLAR BOAT
THE SUN IS THE ONLY SOURCE OF ENERGY
Our boat is 100% environmentally friendly. It doesn’t consume fossil fuels and doesn’t produce greenhouse gases (GHG). The solar electric motor doesn’t spill oils and exhaust fumes.
IT HAS ZERO IMPACT ON NATURE
Its 7m hull with a 40cm draft was specially designed to respect sensitive ecosystems and the riverside fauna.
IT'S NOISELESS AND QUIET
You will only hear the murmur of the propellers. It allows you to enjoy nature while having a conversation on board. The waves are heard more than the boat sailing.
IT'S VERY SAFE AND COMFORTABLE
The whole boat is certified with the CE mark and designed from the perspective of greater safety, comfort and ease of use.
IT WAS MANUFACTURED IN PORTUGAL
By a shipyard in Algarve, who would say? This way, we also help local economy and promote an innovative Portuguese product.
WHAT CAN WE DO ON YOUR PRIVATE HALF DAY BOAT RENTAL?
In 4 hours we have a lot of places to go such as the Arade River mouth, going up the river towards Silves (only possible on high tides), having a refreshing swim, birdwatching or simply relaxing with great music and drinks.
- Private boat rental for 4 hours on our eco friendly solar boat with capacity for up to 10 passangers. Departue from Marina de Portimão, Praia da Rocha. You can choose your preffered time for the trip: 10AM-2PM or 2PM-6PM.
- An experienced Captain, with knowledge about the area;
- A drink of your choice (wine, orange juice or water) and a snack for everyone. Extra drinks and snacks available aboard.