Corporate Retreats & Team Offsites

Reconnecting teams on company retreats and fun incentive trips with a sense of adventure in Portugal, Croatia 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.

Trusted by teams just like you

Booked a Lisbon Tuk Tuk tour with Big Blue for about 20 people as a work event at the end of... January. Really great experience from start to finish - from Heleen's responsiveness and flexibility as our numbers changed (including finding an extra tuk tuk 3 hours before our tour was due to start!) to Nuno guiding us expertly around the city and then back to the wine bar for some beautiful fado music. Really enjoyable afternoon from start to finish. Thank you!read more
I had the great pleasure of organizing this year's team event with Big Blue Adventures in Madeira.... From day 1, the first contact, everything went smoothly and the communication was always great. Individual wishes were taken into account and even spontaneous changes were accommodated without any complications. The week in Madeira was unique for our company and nobody could have imagined such a unique time beforehand. Our workshops ran flawlessly and every day was an adventure.The team from Big Blue Adventures is just as unique and they were a pleasure to work with. I would recommend working with BBA to any company. Thanks a lot and hope to see you again soon 🙂read more
Big Blue Adventures were the perfect partner for our first ever company offsite. Excellent... communication and flexibility around our plans and last minute changes! Would not hesitate to recommend the company - thank you to the whole team involved (Daniel, Heleen, Hannah, Nuno, Alex & Jake)read more
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Corporate retreat blog posts

5 lasting benefits of a company offsite

Employees working for companies whose teams remain remote, miss socializing with their colleagues in person. From having a chat on your coffee break, to training days and team building events, 73% of those working from home feel the loss of not seeing their teammates...

7 awesome activity ideas for a team offsite in Portugal

Planning a company offsite in Europe with team bonding and adventure at its core? Portugal should be at the top of that list!

12 reasons to choose Wales for your next corporate offsite

Planning your next company offsite? We've got plenty of reasons why Wales could be the perfect location for your trip. It may be a small country, but what it lacks in size, it makes up with character. From its rolling mountains to the breathtaking coastal clifftops,...

Where is the best place in the UK for a team offsite in 2023?

With the nights drawing in and the winter work grind in full flow, there’s only one way to get through… start planning for all the great things you’re going to do next year! If you’re a business owner, HR manager, or team manager, these upcoming plans may involve...

The votes are in… and Portugal’s the leading destination in Europe!

Parabéns Portugal! We called it, and the World Travel Awards named it. Portugal is Europe’s winning travel destination of 2022. To us at Big Blue Adventures, this really comes as no surprise (there’s a reason we take so many groups there!) We’re always looking for the...

5 Top Tips – How to plan a company offsite for your remote working team

The rise in working from home has had an undeniable impact on businesses around the world. Many employees who have moved from office to home love it (and not because of the extra ten-minute lie-in!) A recent survey found that remote workers complete tasks quicker at...

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 –...

What’s on the menu?

  • Tailor-made itineraries to suit your company’s needs
  • In-depth planning phase with the help of a Slack workspace
  • Hosted trips with our BBA team there, to manage the itinerary, bring good vibes and the thoughtful extra touches
  • 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
  • Group accommodation; such as 3* – 5* hotels, private villas & surfy hostels
  • Events, co-working and team parties
  • Team Development workshops, including motivational speakers
  • Local transfers
  • Food and drinks
  • Photos and a highlights video
  • Optional sustainability projects to help sequester your trip’s carbon footprint

Corporate Retreat Destinations

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 an event Slack workspace with your team)
  6. Final balance payment is made nearer your trip start date (typically 6 weeks out)
  7. Set your Out Of Office on! We will welcome you all and look after everything on-site at your company 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' Wales 2021

Dan & Heleen shortlisted for GBEA 2020

Dan & Heleen at 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.