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Santa Bernarda Pirate Ship – Pirate ship to the caves

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Trip Summary:

Best thing about this trip: It’s a nice way to visit the coast and caves in  a unique pirate boat, very spacious and comfortable. At Alfanzina the passengers switch to smaller boats that can go in the caves to see them in detail, specially the caves from Carvoeiro, Benagil and Praia da Marinha.

Departure Point: Cais Vasco da Gama (Portimão).

Route: Cais Vasco da Gama > Ferragudo > Farol de Alfanzina > Praia da Marinha.

Duration: 3h15.

Drinks Included: No, but the passengers may take their own if they wish, or buy at the bar.

Food Included: No, but passengers may take snacks if they want, or buy at the bar.

Visits inside caves: Yes (depending on weather).

Visits Benagil (including going inside the cave): Yes (if the weather permits).

Boat Summary:

Best thing about this boat: It’s a unique boat, a pirate boat, very spacious and comfortable. Gives the passengers a unique experience while sailing the beautiful coast of Algarve. There are also smaller boats which are used to go right inside the caves.

Type: Pirate Boat.

Motor or Sailing: Motor (every time that the weather allows, they sail).

Maximum Capacity: 60 people.

Toilet: Yes.

Bar: Yes.

Indoor space: Yes.

Outdoor shade: Yes

Santa Bernarda Pirate Ship Caves Trip (3Hrs15min duration). Reference X092:
Adults – 35€
Children (4-12 years old) – 20€
Infants (0 to 3 years old) – Free!

The Santa Bernarda is one of the most iconic boats in the Algarve, with it being known by many as the pirate ship of the Algarve!  A trip on the Santa Bernarda is more than just a simple boat excursion, it is an experience that the entire family will enjoy with a variety of different tours available to suit everyone.

Passengers get on board the Santa Bernarda ship in Portimão in the central Algarve and it is from the calm waters of the river that you then head out to sea on this impressive ship to enjoy one of five different experiences on the Santa Bernarda along the Algarve coast.

Choose from cave expeditions, sailing along the coast to the beautiful Algarve fishing town of Carvoeiro, exploring the caves of Lagos, a day trip including a barbeque on the beach, or a trip on the Santa Bernarda along to the most south westerly point of Europe, to the Cape in Sages at the very end of the Algarve coast.

Whatever excursion package you choose you can be sure that your experience on the Santa Bernarda is not only unforgettable but is also very comfortable, with the Santa Bernarda boat offering many different seating areas, either in the sunshine or in the shade and a bar service complete with a little shop where you can buy up your Santa Bernarda souvenirs.

A trip on the Santa Bernarda pirate ship is a must for anyone visiting the Algarve and keen to see the impressive coastline from the sea while capturing the spirit of explorers and pirates from the past.  All ages will be captivated by the Santa Bernarda and be sure to take your camera with you to record your time as an Algarve pirate for the day!

Set sail on the iconic Santa Bernada pirate ship for an unforgettable trip to explore the unique caves of the Algarve coast.

The wooden boat with billowing sails is unlike any other boat trip in the Algarve and you are encouraged to embrace the spirit of adventure on board this fantastic boat.

Set out from the harbour of Portimão in the morning and travel along the coast past the light house of the beautiful fishing village of Ferragudo.  It is then on to discover the smugglers coves and beaches along towards Armação de Pêra.

The only way to really experience the caves is to get onto one of the smaller traditional cave boats that then take you deep inside these natural highlights before heading back on board to return to harbour while admiring the amazing coastal views on board the Algarve’s favourite pirate ship.

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