The International Biological Station (EBI) was established in 2002 with the support of three European universities and in 2006 it was oficially ratified by the Foreign Ministers of Spain and Portugal. Its research and conservation projects of habitats and species are financed through its ENVIRONMENTAL CRUISES. Among other recognitions, the EBI has received the 1st National Tourism Award and the Congressional Medal of Merit in Portugal and the Ecoinnova Award in Spain.
The Cruises are carried out throughout the year, according to the calendar-guide and the extraordinary departures published online. We recommend acquiring your ONLINE TICKETS to avoid waiting and guarantee not to run out of places. You can also take them out without reservation at BOARDING OFFICES open from 1 hour before each departure.
From DOURO VALLEY VIP EXPERIENCES we adapt to the preferences of your family or group of friends with EXCLUSIVE PROGRAMS, gourmet experiences and other unique activities in the parks of the Reserve and World Heritage areas throughout the Douro-Douro territory.
The EBI has land facilities in Spain and Portugal for families and small VIP groups with piers, heliport, electric 4x4 vehicles and specialized guides in the “Meseta Ibérica” Biosphere Reserve.
The EBI finances the conservation of cross-border natural spaces, through the ecotourism ticket of its Environmental Cruises. Their research and conservation projects of habitats and species are coordinated from duerodouro.org with the Scientific Direction of