Corporate Retreats & Team Offsites

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Reconnecting teams on company retreats and fun incentive trips for employees in Portugal and the UK

It’s time to go Out Of Office with Big Blue. Whether you are a remote working team looking to keep your company culture alive on a 5-day offsite, with strategic meetings and team bonding activities, or a company who’s smashed its targets and want a 2-day quality incentive trip – we have you covered! Big Blue Adventures specialises in tailor-made corporate getaways with a sense of adventure, a hit of wellness and a love for reconnecting colleagues offline. Our corporate retreats are the perfect one-stop service for teams looking to do something a little different, form stronger relationships and enjoy memorable times together.

Daniel and Heleen from Big Blue Adventures helped the Passle team to have the most amazing team... building trip in Madeira. Our days were filled with a big array of adventures, including canyoning (OMG what fun!!!), mountain biking, 4x4 discovery tour, wine tasting, tobogganing, poncha making, dolphin watching, sailing, swimming, tasting local amazing food, and more. Both Dan and Heleen and the local guides were fabulous, fun to have around, really good at their job. On top of it, all the silliness was dutifully and expertly documented. Thank you for the most epic times, guys!read more
Myself and 4 colleagues enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of Team Building with Big Blue Adventures... learning how to Paddleboard.The majority of the team had never tried this activity before and we’re provided with excellent support and first class tuition making the event both fun and rewarding in equal measures.Despite our event being cancelled due to COVID in 2020, the wait was worth it and I would highly recommend both the activity and the team at Big Blue who were highly personable and attentive to our every request. Thanks Dan and Heleen, we will be back for more of something else soon.Rob SaundersCEO, ActiveQuoteread more
Isle are so pleased to have chosen to work with Big Blue Adventures for our 2019 strategy retreat.... BBA were fantastic at communicating with us during the organisational phase, ensuring we had all the necessary information and facilitating our needs. They organised an incredible agenda which allowed us to achieve our team building and strategic planning goals with a good balance of meetings and social activities. The hostel chosen for our stay was clean, modern, had a fantastic view with a short walk to the beach and had ample room for our needs. Some incredible, unexpected touches were a welcome bag for everyone with really thoughtful gifts, a bar tab and a highlights video at the end, we even managed to do a team beach clean. Dan, Heleen, Igor and Nuno were so accommodating, especially when we had some last minute logistical changes and sorted everything out for us. We are really thankful to Big Blue for making our retreat so special and look forward to working with them again in the future.read more
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Corporate retreat blog posts

Portugal’s best kept secret for Corporate Breaks

What makes the Arrabida Natural Park perfect for Corporate Breaks? Lisbon has a lot to offer no matter what your team is looking for in an ideal corporate break. Within an hours drive from the capital is the hidden gem of Arrabida Natural Park, its main seaside town...

Looking to keep your 2022 team events in the UK? Here are 4 reasons why you should choose the Gower Peninsula & Swansea for your next UK team offsite.

When it comes to brainstorming those team offsite ideas, there are many things to consider. One of the most crucial considerations is where in the UK you want to host your team offsite. If you're looking for a beautiful, scenic and rural location - Gower Peninsula and...

Big Blue Adventures Embarks Upon A Reforestation Mission

We live, breathe, and love the great outdoors, and this gives us even more of a reason to become more sustainable as a business. We host corporate events both in the heart of Wales and in Portugal and in doing this, we are well aware that there’s work to be done to...

How being near water can help relieve the stresses of modern corporate life

Have you ever thought why you feel so calm when next to water? The peacefulness you feel watching the glistening sparkles of the ocean? Or the feeling of being purely present while watching the ripples on the water fade away? The human body makes up 70% of water –...

The importance of outdoor corporate retreats on company culture

Company culture is one of the key factors to employee satisfaction, workplace relationships and organisational loyalty. According to 94% of executives and 88% of employees from a Deloitte Survey, it is also highly important to the success of an organisation. If...

Team Building And Why It’s Important For All Businesses

The words ‘team building exercise’ often fill people with dread. They begin thinking of uncomfortable icebreakers and seemingly purposeless activities. It won’t surprise you to know that here at Big Blue Adventures we think team building is a lot more exciting than...

Team Building Activities in Lisbon, Portugal

Good relationships and clear communication between colleagues are the foundations of a happy and productive workforce. One way to truly deepen and develop these aspects in a company is to organise team building exercises for your office. This can seem like a daunting...

Outdoor Activities and Team Events in Cardiff and Across South Wales

You clicked on this blog because you need a little help planning outdoor activities in South Wales. Perhaps you’re looking for a South Wales team building experience for your business? Big Blue Adventures has an incredible range of team building activities in Cardiff...

Is 2020 The Year Of Company Wellness Retreats?

2020 is shaping up to be a year of office detoxes and company wellness retreats. According to a recent ABTA study on trends in travel, it is suggested that a massive 1.2 billion wellness trips will be taken each year globally by 2022. With more than two million UK...

Escape Busy London On A Unique Team Building Retreat

by Lauren Whyld Fancy Escaping The Big Smoke? Treat your employees to a welsh team building retreat where they can leave the stress of work life behind. Take them away from the racket of street performers, the deafening screeches of the Northern Line, and the constant...

What’s on the menu?

  • Tailor-made itineraries to suit your company’s needs & wants
  • In-depth planning phase with the help of a trip Slack channel
  • A range of beginner-friendly watersports, outdoor activities and other fun experiences – perfect for natural team-bonding
  • Exploring and sightseeing tours
  • Wellness and R&R – includes nutritional & fitness programmes
  • Group accommodation; such a 5* hotels, private villas & surfy hostels
  • Events, co-working and team parties
  • Team Development workshops, including motivational speakers
  • Local transfers, food and drinks
  • Hosted trips with our BBA team there to manage the itinerary, bring good vibes and the thoughtful extra touches
  • Photos and a highlights video
  • Optional sustainability projects to help sequester your trip’s carbon footprint

Corporate Retreat Destinations

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Big Blue Adventures previous corporate retreat and team incentive trip clients

7 easy steps to an epic team getaway

  1. Contact us to share your team’s event details (don’t worry if you don’t have the full picture right now, that’s where we can help!)
  2. We’ll set up a quick call or Zoom chat to help get some ideas and structure to the team offsite
  3. A tailor-made, no-obligation package will whizz its way to your inbox
  4. Go ahead! 30% deposit is placed in our regulated PTS trust account to secure your corporate retreat
  5. We will be central to the planning phase comms and admin – here to help as much as you need us to (we like using a trip Slack channel)
  6. Final balance payment is made nearer your trip start date (typically 6 weeks out)
  7. Set the Out Of Office on! We will welcome you all and look after everything on-site at your retreat
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Why Adventure With Us…

Quality Team Activities

We work as one big team with our local providers, making sure that together we offer a high quality experience for corporate groups. Each activity is beginner-friendly and has been tried & tested by us.

Handpicked Destinations

Our destinations offer fantastic group accommodation options, travel links, quality facilities and world-class adventures. We spend a lot of time at our locations and know what works well for corporate retreats.

Group Specialists

BBA is experienced in corporate travel for teams between 8-100+ people. We’re proud of our award-winning service, we go the extra mile to ensure our packages are perfect for your company.

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Protected Trust Services

We value quality service & trust. Big Blue complies with UK Package Travel Regulations by using the Protected Trust Services account. Giving you full peace of mind, your funds are safe with us!

THA for 'Adventure Tour Company Of The Year' in Wales 2021

Dan & Heleen shortlisted for GBEA 2020

Dan & Heleen at the GBEA 2018

THA for 'excellence in customer service' 2017

“If happiness is the goal, and it should be, then adventure should be a top priority”
Richard Branson

Sustainable Corporate Travel

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We’ve partnered up with independent companies. Big Blue aims to work with local instructors, accommodation and other regular suppliers who all run their own small businesses. It’s important to give back to the local economy where we operate!

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Together, we can do more! We support Mossy Earth’s reforestation & rewilding projects across Europe. Through tree planting and our corporate retreat sustainability projects, you can help sequester our carbon footprint.

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Beach cleans! Where possible, we’ll include a beach clean on our group trips. We’d hate to see our ocean end up with more plastic than marine life.

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No plastic waterbottles and a conscious effort to reduce single-use plastics on our corporate retreats.

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Our giftbags include a variety of eco-friendly products & locally made treats, such as; wines, craft beers, chocolates, soaps, eco-writing pads, 4Ocean bracelets and high quality reusable water bottles.

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