Staying on a boat in the marina is without doubt the best way to visit Lisbon and still be able to relax and enjoy the tranquility of waking up to the reflections on the water, or falling asleep to the gentle rocking of the boat. Adelaide and Paulo were fantastic hosts. The transfers to and from the airport made it really easy. The trip to Sintra and Cascais with Paulo was a great day out that could not have been done like that on public transport. We really enjoyed seeing the Pena Palace, Moorish Castle and the western most point in Europe – Cabo da Roca. Paulo shared some other special spots along the way that we leave as surprises for the next visitors. The facilities at the marina could do with a revamp, so don’t expect any luxuries there – not really unexpected for yotties. We were a bit surprised by the ongoing background noise from traffic on the 25 Avril Bridge not too far away. Also the marina is just off the main airport flight path. The bicycles provided by Paulo and Adelaide at no extra charge were great and made it really easy to get to the main part of town which is a good 40 minute walk. Groceries can be bought nearby and some good restaurants are within easy walking distance. If you stay on the Santa Maria II, make sure you eat at the local marina Roulote – the Bifana, Sopa and Sagres are great! Overall an excellent stay with great hosts. We highly recommend this experience.