New boat, very confortable, easy to handle, and well equipped.
The Marina is nice, close to interesting places. and beeches.
The base manager is a nice guy and a good briefing is provided at the check-in..
The boat is lovely, very practical and with plenty of space for a 34 feet, easy to handle and brand new!
Paulo is a wonderful person. He has done a excellent brief that helped us to better enjoy our holidays in the Algarve.
The Marina de Portimão is a new marina with all the facilities one needs. The bar Nosoloagua at the marina’s beach is one of the most charming beach bars I ever been.
The Algarve coast is worthwhile to explore by boat. I recommend to visit Lagos, a typical Mediterranean village; Vilamoura, to enjoy the night bars and discos; and Ria Formosa and Culatra to enjoy the nature and the beach. From Lagos to Albufeira there are several small beaches only accessible by water. Water is quite transparent which will help you avoid dropping an anchor on top of any eventual rocks as you approach the beautiful cliffs around the beaches (99% is thin sand, but it is better to be safe than sorry). Don’t forget your snorkel!
The boat is in good condition, Although Angro do Heroismo is not a popular marina for charters, we've had a very pleasent time there. It's one day (12-14h) trip to Velas or Horta, where you can stay at the marinas, and take a ferry to Madalena (Pico). There is no outside table on the boat and the anchor is manual, but we didn't need both of them.
The charter company staff were polite and helpful.
This was one of my best sailing experience - saw about 50 common dolphins, pilot whales and Russo Dolphins! Amazing place to sale with beautiful small marina towns.