Cross the Douro River in just a few minutes...
… and get to the other side in style: each crossing takes approximately 5 minutes.


Get onboard, sit back and relax...
… enjoy the most comfortable way to cross the river.


Enjoy the wonderful views...
… the river crossing provides the best views of Porto and the Ponte Dom Luís Bridge.


Buy your ticket online or at the Pier.

The quickest and safest way to cross the river!

Crossings from Ribeira do Porto


Opens at 09:15am
Crossings every 15 min
Last crossing Porto to Gaia at 4:50pm

Crossings from Cais de Gaia


Opens at 9:15am
Crossings every 15 min
Last crossing Gaia to Porto at 4:40pm

Our boats are called Rabelas.

Inspired by the design of the traditional Rabelos that in days gone by transported Port wine from the heart of the Douro Valley to the cellars of Porto, our two boats, ‘Serra do Pilar’ and ‘Casa do Infante’, are 20 metres long and can transport 28 people across the river in comfort and safety.

  • Inspired by the Rabelo boats
  • Capacity of 28 passengers
  • The two Rabelas are adapted to receive passengers with reduced mobility
  • “Serra do Pilar” and “Casa do Infante” are the names of the boats, in honour of the two cities, Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Each boat makes its journey every 15 minutes from 10am to sunset, every day of the week
  • The crossing between the river banks takes about 5 minutes, so enjoy the wonderful scenery!


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