Lianne, responsible for the Spanish market and content/translations at SeaBookings, went to Lagos and tried out this unique sunset cruise in Lagos and shares her experience:
For Sergio’s birthday, I organised a champagne sunset cruise in Lagos and honestly, I couldn’t wish for a better experience than with Chris and Luis on board of their luxury boat in Lagos. At the marina of Lagos, Chris was already waiting for us. After having a drink at the marina, he gave us a warm welcome and brought us to the boat where he introduced Luis, his partner in crime! Together they are already partners for over almost 3 years and giving away unforgettable experiences to customers who are willing to enjoy their fantastic boat.
Together with friends and family, we went on board. We could sit comfortably in the sun or the shade, while Chris guided us safely outside the marina to show us the fantastic coast of Lagos. In the meanwhile, Luis came and sat with us to tell us more about the history of Lagos. Luis speaks many different languages and this worked out well. Because the grandmother of Sergio only speaks Portuguese, and as I am not familiar with this language yet, it was good to have Luis with us for some explanations in both languages! If you wonder how many languages Luis speaks, he is a real polyglot with Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, French and German! Impressive, right?!
First, we sailed along the coast of Lagos and got to know a lot more about the amazing rock formations, sea caves and golden beaches of the Algarve coast. The waters of the Atlantic were quite rough because of the start of the so-called “sueste” which creates lots of waves. First, the plan was to stop at the bay of Lagos, but because the sea was too rough, Chris and Luis decided it was better to set sail to Alvor. With a thrilling speed ride, we headed to the coast of Alvor. On our way, we got the opportunity to sail ourselves and this was a very nice experience!
In Alvor, the ocean was calmer and we could enjoy some champagne, rosé and snacks on board. It was nice to have this special moment together. Chris and Luis made sure we all had a drink and something to eat. What is better than taking sips of your champagne and see that your friends and family are enjoying themselves? We could relax and listen to some nice music at the background. Even Sergio’s grandmother was very happy to sit in the sun and enjoy her champagne!
After having some quality time on board together with our beloved ones it was time to take a dive into the ocean! With the nice colours of the beginning of a sunset (and a little tipsy of the champagne), it was very nice to just jump in the ocean and floating around the boat enjoying the nice boat tour in Lagos we had so far! After our dip in the ocean, it was time to get back on board. Chris and Luis provided us with some towels and after a quick change of clothes, it was time to go back to Lagos. It was very nice to see the local and regional area around Lagos and to watch the sunset while we headed back to the marina.
Sergio also wanted to share how he experienced this special birthday gift:
This was a unique and effortless experience with Chris and Luis, they truly do complement each other as a team and made us feel ‘at home’ from the get-go. Chris with his calm friendly approach taking full control of his pride and joy and charismatic Luis providing endless stories and curious facts about the region. Even being a local myself, I was fascinated with his knowledge of Lagos and its surroundings. They provided us with everything we needed (booze :p) and knew when to step back and let us just enjoy the moment. I want to thank them again for the experience and highly recommend this tour to everyone.
Did you know that the champagne sunset cruise in Lagos is perfect for wedding proposals? Chris and Luis did this many times and they are always keen to make the process memorable! Or do you prefer to visit Ponta da Piedade or Benagil? Almost everything is possible when you book this private luxury boat! I am pretty sure we will go again the next time we are in Portugal. You can chat with your friends and family and share experiences while at the same time get to know the Algarve coast a little bit better.