About Us

The construction works of this important infrastructure began in 2001 and ended in late 2002, with an investment of around 1.6 million euros.

Aware of the importance of this equipment for the Nautical Tourism and for the Town of Olhão, the conditions of its development have been created, these last years, culminating in June 2017, with the transition of the operational management to the private management.

With this transaction, the company and Verbocais society, SA, winner of the public contest, has committed to increase, over the next five years, a set of investments, either at the water mirror, as well as, in the surrounding area, providing the Olhão Yachting Harbour with all the necessary infrastructures, equating this equipment to the level of a real Marina.

Namely, more mooring places, better security conditions and support services for boats and crew are some of the measures we are already implementing. The construction on the surrounding land of support buildings will be a reality already in the middle of 2021. The stores/shops, a Nautical Club, the Restaurants, a Gasoline Station, a Customer’s Support Services, among others, are some of the advantages we will have to offer in a Recreation Port / Marina, where navigability is possible 365 days per year.
The Olhão Yachting Harbour is located in the riverside area of the beautiful city of Olhão and is part of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, one of the greatest natural resources in the Algarve and in the country

This classification, of Natural Park, took place in 1987, in order to preserve this unique ecosystem, being currently, under consideration, the possibility of the candidacy of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa to the Natural and Intangible Heritage of UNESCO.

The Ria Formosa is a natural area with marsh features (Sapal) located in the province of Algarve. With an area of approximately 18,400 hectares along 60 km of coastline, it has the largest riparian front in the Municipality of Olhão.

This ecosystem is protected in the south from the Atlantic Ocean by a dune system almost parallel to the continental border, formed by two peninsulas (the Ancão Peninsula, which includes the Ancão Beach and the Faro Beach , the Peninsula of Cacela, which includes the beach of Cacela Velha and the beach of the Factory - Praia da Fábrica) and five islands of sandy characteristics (island of Barreta, island of Culatra, island of Armona, island of Tavira and Cabanas Island), which serve as protection for a vast area of swamps, canals and small islands.

In the north, the end of the lagoon does not have a precise delimitation, because it is cut by salt marshes, small sandy beaches and by the mainland.

Throughout its extension we can find various natural environments such as barrier islands, marshes, sandbanks, dunes, salt marshes, lagoons, streams, agricultural areas and forests, an environment that from the beginning indicates a great diversity of flora and fauna.

There is plenty to see, appreciate and to know about in this protected area, rich in both natural and cultural values and which will be an unique opportunity for those who visit us. All to discover, or, rediscover through boat trips, or, guided tours in one of the Maritime Tourism companies based on the Olhão Yachting Harbour.
Our main mission is to create value for clients, employees, company shareholders, to the Town of Olhão and to the Nautical Tourism, acting with total respect for the environment. We will develop the project in accordance with the framework stipulated at the level of the concession that has been assigned to us.

We want this project to correspond to the ambition we put in it, expanding it, based on innovation and seriousness, as well as, promoting its growth with respect for the principles of ethics, economic and environmental sustainability that guide us. We want to go towards the needs of its users, without neglecting the well-being of the population in general.
We have a multidisciplinary team and suppliers, which enable the delivery of high quality services. We work every day to be more and more efficient, as well as, to correspond to the more demanding standards of our customers.

Come to meet us.

We will be happy to find the best solution for you.


The Olhão Yachting Harbour offers, in this first phase of the project, a set of services adapted to all the owners of the resident boats, as well as, to those who visit us, for a period of a few hours, to spend the night, or, for longer periods, namely holidays.

Mooring Stations

We have 700 places for short or long term contracts, which includes boats up to 15 meters, as well as, equipment for jet skis.

Access and Security Cards

The safety and protection of people and property/goods is ensured by a Security Company 24 hours a day, as well as, by a video surveillance. The access to the water mirror and boats is made through a personalized card or token.

Water Mirror Services

A ramp to go up and down the boats, water and points of light in all the docks, professional in charge of assisting the mooring boats - service of sailor staff, security system in all the docks, service of 24/7 supervision, round-the-clock service, VHF emergency channel 9, personalized taxi services, berth for visitors, waiting platforms and courtesy.

Shipyard, divers service, among others.

Services on Earth

reception, support stores, public toilets, 24 hour security,

Shopping and leisure área:
Restaurants, bars, pastry shop, ice cream parlor, supermarket, clothing store, sports and crafts, car rental, laundry service, nautical shop, changing rooms with shower, space for events / shows, private guarded parking, gazebo, among others.



The capacity of the Olhão Yachting Harbour is currently of 700 places. When we have started the project, we only had 300 places; we reorganized the entire existing area, added 100 more places, and carried out a rigorous maintenance of the existing structure.

As far as the water mirror is concerned, in a second phase, we will expand our Maritime Recreation Port to about 500 mooring stations. Dredging maintenance is also planned throughout the concession area.

In addition to the interventions in the maritime part, we will start, still, in 2018, the construction of all terrestrial infrastructures. These includes nautical services areas, administration, commerce and catering/restaurants and a fueling area, among others.

Our company also intends to follow a set of good environmental practices, to be considered a Green Port, especially regarding the oil and waste management, as well as, with all the activity management involved, which will be more demanding.


The Surroundings

The riparian front

The seafront of Olhão and Fuseta is one of the ex-libris and symbol of our municipality. In Olhão you will find, in addition to the two municipal markets, considered unique regarding its architecture in the Iberian Peninsula, two large gardens - Jardim Pescador Olhanense and Patrão Joaquim Lopes – whose characteristics and positioning attracts several events throughout of the year, as well as, many Olhanenses and visitors who go there to enjoy the privileged view and the space for socializing.


The city of Olhão is a lively fishing town, Olhão also houses some of the region's most enchanting scenery and some of the best beaches in Europe.
The city itself is a mixture of scenery and sounds that evidence a life centered on the sea.
Of note are the districts with their characteristic cubist architecture, with rooftop houses showing clearly the Moorish and North African heritage, try not to get lost because the narrow streets form a real labyrinth.
read more »

The Beaches

The municipality of Olhão has five beaches, privileged in terms of location, quality and beauty.
Located in the heart of the Natural Park of the Ria Formosa (PNRF), we find the beaches: Armona Ria, Armona Mar, Fuseta Ria, Fuseta Mar and Praia dos Cavacos.
Of these, Armona Mar and Fuseta Mar boast the blue flag and gold quality awards, the latter also shared by the beach of Armona Ria

read more »


Gastronomy has been recognized as an important component of the attractiveness of both national and international tourist flows.
In the municipality of Olhão there are many places where you can enjoy the gastronomy of the county, being par excellence Av. 5 de Outubro, near the Ribeirinha area, which concentrates most of the food and beverage establishments.
The typical dishes of the county are, among others, Xarém con Conquilhas, this one of the 21 finalists to the 7 Gastronomic Wonders of Portugal, the Raia Alhada, the Olhão fashionable litlle, the anchovies and the clams.

read more »


Contact Us

Av. 5 de Outubro - Edificio Administrativo
8700-304 Olhão

+351 289 010 925 / +351 961 293 336
Mon-Fri: 9h00 - 18h00
Sat-Sun: 9h00 - 18h00

Your message has been sent. Thank you!

I authorize the transfer of my data to third parties