What we do?

Imagine a sailing cruise rented exclusively for you and your family or group of friends in one of the most exotic destinations in the world! We make this dream come true.

With an extensive Atlantic coast and several inland watercourses, the Algarve has excellent natural conditions for the practice of nautical.

Corporate sailing events organized by Southwest Charters are the perfect combination of “plug and play” ease and corporate personalization.

Our Training Center runs RYA sailing and motorboat courses. Wide range of hands-on courses for those who want to learn more about good seamanship.

Family Fun

If you’re looking for adrenaline, we have exactly what you need. Book an experience on board, waterskiing, wakeboarding, stand up paddle, snorkeling, buoys. Enjoy life in moments with the ones you love the most

Holidays on a boat

Renting a boat allows you to give a new meaning to your vacation

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Southwest Club

Customized boat rental solutions without any constraints
to enjoy the sea of the Algarve in style and at the best price.

Nautical Training

For those who want to learn more about good seamanship.

Learn to sail with the Southwest Training Center. If living aboard a boat, sailing along the coast a little further away is something that appeals to you, why not join one of our sailing courses? Sailing vessels have cabins and kitchen facilities, offering a certain degree of comfort on board, so how far your adventure goes is up to you. Whether you are a beginner wanting to be part of the crew, or a more experienced skipper wanting to improve your skills, there is always a course for you.

Pershing Sunset

Believe us when we say the Algarve still has some secret places. Sandy coves, magnificent cliffs, marine wreckage sites and incredible rock formations. We’ve prepared a three-hour sail between Lagos and Sagres to explore our best hidden treasures.


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