About

Our History


Just Discover, Lda is a company specialized in the promotion and organization of nautical activities, with a wide experience in the branch of training and entertainment of people in nautical. Its activity is developed through the recognized brand SOUTHWEST, operating since 2003, pioneer in the activity of boat rentals in the national panorama.


Boat Rentals

Have a memorable family day in the Algarve, discover the charms of the Algarve aboard a sailing or motor boat. Take your friends on a boat ride along the Algarve coast.
If you’re a boating enthusiast, but you’re not confident enough in your experience to set out to discover, then Southwest Charters can provide a qualified skipper to ensure your day runs as you dreamed, safe and hassle-free.


Nautical Activities & Experiences

On a weekend or vacation, come and enjoy the pure pleasure of being in contact with nature in its liquid state and benefit from adventure and the associated physical activity or the moments of relaxation and pleasure that the magnificent landscapes of the western Algarve provide you.


Nautical Training

The Southwest Training Center (SWTC) runs RYA sailing and motorboat courses. We offer a wide range of hands-on courses for people who want to learn more about seamanship.


Event Planning

Corporate sailing events organized by Southwest Charters are the perfect combination of “plug and play” ease and corporate personalization. If you just want to get an activity for your team to get involved in a new experience, or a new adventure, we can suggest and design an event that fits your needs.


Boat Management

We can make your dream of owning a boat a reality and help you significantly reduce costs to maintain it. Adding your boat to our charter fleet will give you the return to suppress the huge investment it takes to buy a boat and maintain it. By placing your boat for hire with Southwest Charters, we can guarantee your boat will be professionally managed and maintained, saving you time, money, stress and maximizing the value of your investment. Enjoy the best that your boat can provide.


What they say about us


We rented a sailboat with SouthWest Charters from Lagos to start our grandson on sailing. We were both entertained by Gonçalo and Rui, where we obviously benefited from their professionalism. We have no hesitation in recommending Southwest Charters at Marina de Lagos to anyone wishing to enter the world of sailing.

July 2013

We came to Portugal last year, with a group of 14 people and rented two semi-rigid boats for a fun day. Skippers were extremely helpful throughout the day. They took us to a deserted island for lunch, we did several water sports and activities for all ages. We like it so much that we already…

August 2013