Navy Day is celebrated with sea baptisms in Portimão and VRSA

To participate, you must register

Baptism by the Sea (file photo)

Sea baptisms in Portimão and Vila Real de Santo António, on board Portuguese Navy ships, will take place on the 19th and 20th of May, as part of the celebrations of the 2023 Navy Day.

Interested parties should make an appointment by calling 289 072 122 or 289 072 121 or emailing

The boarding points will be the Naval Support Point in Portimão and the Commercial Pier in Vila Real de Santo António.

Opening Hours

– May 19: 09:30 am – 12:30 pm and 14:30 pm – 18:00 pm
– May 20: 09:30 am – 12:30 pm and 14:30 pm – 18:00 pm

Navy Day is celebrated on the 20th of May in honor of the feat of Vasco da Gama who, on that day, in 1498, for the first time in history, connected Europe to the East by sea, with his arrival in Calicut, in India. The main celebrations, this year, take place from the 18th to the 21st of May in the city of Porto.