Pirate ship half-day cruise
This Algarve sightseeing cruise offers two options that capture pristine coastal views and gives you a chance to see dolphins as well as take a dip in the Atlantic. The 'Leãozinho' (small lion in Portuguese) ship will be leaving from the Albufeira Marina in the morning and head into the Atlantic towards the sandy shores of San Rafael, Castelo and Praia da Gale.
Stare out towards the majestic cliffs and see the rock chapel Senhora da Rocha perched over the sea. Shortly after passing the salty fisherman at Armacao de Pera, you will arrive at the stunning beach and sapphire blue waters of Praia de Benagil. Here, you can either explore the enormous sea cave, indulge in a warm swim in the crystal clear Atlantic, or have a stab at fishing.
Satiate your thirst at the onboard Pirate Bar, where you can sip on a cool and refreshing beverage and relish the sparkling blue sea. As you motor back to Albufeira, stay alert for dolphins whose fins are often seen racing along with the ship.