Water activity

Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

Activity provider: Santa Bernarda

Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

Activity provider: Santa Bernarda
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 37.04 per person

Navigate along the coast on a big ship complete with shade, toilets, and bar service. Transfer to a small boat to explore the scenic caves, and enjoy swimming in front of Marinha Beach.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Hoist the sails of a medieval-style discovery vessel
  • Board a traditional wooden dingis to explore inside the caves
  • Walk the plank to leap into the ocean like a true pirate
Full description
After boarding, begin by receiving a full briefing on your safety and comfort for your cruise. From there, hit the open water and navigate the coast off of Rio Arade, the village of Ferragudo, medieval castles, and the Atlantic Ocean. Cruising east, pass Carvoeiro, which contains the famous rock formation of Algar Seco. Arriving to the lighthouse of Alfanzina, transfer to a small boat to visit the inside of the local caves which run from the lighthouse to Marinha Beach. These caves include the famous cathedral cave of Benagil. Returning to the boat, take a dip to swim in the enticing crystal clear water which surrounds you. On your return journey, be on the lookout for dolphins, which are regularly spotted in this area.
  • Coastal cruise
  • Small-boat cave tour
  • Insurance
  • Life vests
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please board at the "Vasco da Gama" pier, next to "Clube Naval" and the Portimão Museum.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 142 reviews

Review summary

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The crew is really cool, especially the narrator who manages to explain perfectly all along the journey in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese! There is a really good atmosphere in the boat and you feel safe. The snacks / drinks are not at an excessive price and they accept credit card! Just a pity that the wooden board is not really a board.. apart from that everything was perfect

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June 9, 2022

Just a perfect moment! We loved the idea of the pirate ship there, which is different from the other tourist boats! Much more charm A perfect day with a crew that takes care of everyone, especially those who suffer from seasickness! On the way back they did not hesitate to make a detour to see the dolphins, just sublime! We spent my partner and I an excellent afternoon at sea

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May 16, 2022

Wife and four-year-old son and I really enjoyed the experience. Make sure you bring food obviously as they’re not lying when they say they have limited snacks available… Limited is a very true representation. This however is not at all negative just a reminder that it is three hours. Would definitely go back and this is highly recommended.

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April 9, 2022

Product ID: 310848