Water activity

Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

Activity provider: Santa Bernarda

Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

Activity provider: Santa Bernarda

From US$ 36.42 per person

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
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
  • Take in views of mediaeval castles and keep an eye out for dolphins
  • Select from morning, afternoon, and sunset cruise options
Full description

Feel like a pirate sailing the Atlantic on this unique cruise from Portimão that combines adventure and relaxation. Visit famous sites like the lighthouse of Alfanzina and the Benagil Cave. Swim in crystalline water, and walk the plank like a real pirate. 

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
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Board your ship at the Vasco da Gama pier, next to Clube Naval and the Portimão Museum. Your ship is named the Santa Bernarda Pirate Ship.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 532 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

We had the most amazing day ever. It was a dream come through for us. The crew onboard were amazing and so nice and friendly. I genuinely cannot recommend this once in a lifetime experience enough. Thank you to everyone one of the crew and especially the wonderful captain for giving us an absolutely amazing lifelong memory.

October 18, 2022

An incredible experience with a very friendly staff, incredible that they speak 4 languages making the tour interesting for everyone. The only thing is that if you suffer from dizziness it is not the best alternative to travel along the coast, because when you go slowly you perceive a lot of movement. Otherwise 10/10

October 18, 2022

It was fun overall. There was nothing piratey about it, no pillaging or marauding or walking the plank. But it was a fun cruise w a bar and the staff was super nice. If you’re wearing swim clothes you can jump into the water and have a swim. We took a small boat to see the caves and that was fun too. A good way to spend afternoon.

October 9, 2022

Product ID: 310848