Water activity

Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

4.6 / 5

32 reviews

Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

From £29.15 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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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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

4.6 /5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

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Lovely boat and then u transfer to smaller boat for the caves. Crew were professional kind and funny. Enjoyed very much lovely weather helps. All sanitised area. Wear masks during these times saftey prodecures explained as had to wear life jacket to go in smaller boat. Capt bernado spent time with all passengers checking to see if all is well. Definatley would go again in the future.

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8 June 2021

unfortunately no dolphin visible. explanations in English and French incomprehensible (even if not essential). beware of seasickness for the most sensitive: even on calm seas, the smell of fuel in certain areas of the boat and particularly at certain times (especially during transfers to the boats). rather benevolent cabin crew, especially with children. nice excursion, even if too little time in the benagil cave (no descent on the beach), not surprising given the influx of boats despite the covid-19.

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7 August 2020

The best way to visit the caves. Instead of going on this tipical turistic boats, we took this big Pirate Ship with a real pirat on board! In one moment, you can even jump from the ship in to the water. Then you go on small boats to visit the caves. The staff is amazing although you dont understand very well the guy on microphone speaking in portuguese, english and french. The best experience for those who wants to visit the caves. 5 stars!!

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29 July 2021

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