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Afternoon Sailing and Caves Tour from Portimao provided by Santa Bernarda

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Afternoon Sailing and Caves Tour from Portimao

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 07/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll start at
    Rua Gonçalo Nascimento
    R. Gonçalo Nascimento, 8500-607 Portimão, Portugal
    Pier "Vasco da Gama", next to the "Clube Naval" and Portimão "Museum".
    See address & details
  • 1
    Algar de Benagil
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    We start our trip in Portimão. At the lighthouse of Ferragudo we set our sails and cruise south-east along the coast line to the lighthouse of Alfanzina. Here we drop anchor for swim and you board on smaller boats to visit the caves described in Program 1 following the beaches of Carvalho, Benagil to Praia da Marinha. Then we will return to Portimão by engine power, passing close to the rocks, caves and beaches.
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  • You'll end at
    Rua Gonçalo Nascimento
    R. Gonçalo Nascimento, 8500-607 Portimão, Portugal
    Pier "Vasco da Gama", next to the "Clube Naval" and Portimão "Museum".
    See address & details
Important Information
Departure Point
Rua Gonçalo Nascimento, R. Gonçalo Nascimento, 8500-607 Portimão, Portugal
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local taxes
  • Boat tour
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Algar de Benagil
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Claire S wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom72 contributions39 helpful votes
The boat was novel and it was an enjoyable trip. However the crew were not very friendly (perhaps channelling their inner pirates) and although there was cursory information provided in English, the focus was far more on providing information in German (the German commentary
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Date of experience: September 2020
Kidstaxidriver wrote a review Nov 2019
Stratford, Canada155 contributions33 helpful votes
We booked this tour right on the waterfront. Our first “clue” should have been that no other tours were being offered today. Because of the size of the ship/boat - they were able to take folks out - BUT - we could only see the caves from the boat - as the sea was too rough
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Laurie O wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our tickets said that the ship sailed at 14:30 and that we should get there 1/2 hr early. When we arrived we were told that the ship had left at 1:30. We hope that the company will honour our tickets tomorrow. Otherwise we hope TripAdvisor will make sure we get a refund. I will
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Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
nomadCork wrote a review Oct 2019
cork37 contributions25 helpful votes
We boarded the caravelle in Portimao, a beautiful timber sail and engine powered ship. the crew were laid back but very friendly and took great care of everyone. The Santa bernarda Pirate ship sailed east along the stunning coastline and we had informative snippets of
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Date of experience: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
karan06011955 wrote a review Aug 2019
Bengaluru, India185 contributions47 helpful votes
This trip on Santa Bernarda would stand out for a long long time for its unique experience it offers. Spent a good amount of time with the Captain and possibly owner Bernardo too to understand the genesis of this ship, tour and experience they offer to tourists. Firstly this
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Date of experience: August 2019
3 Helpful votes
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

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Maureen B
Great day out !
I have gone out on the Santa Bernarda several times, in fact every time I visit Portimáo. The full day trip with bb
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Laurie O
The company honoured our ticket.
The boat company was cooperative and honoured our tickets. Trip Advisor needs to change their departure time from 2
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Great trip
Went out of the pirate ship for a tour of the Bengali caves. Sailed out about 45 minutes on the ship then transferr
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Amazing 😉
Excellent. A really great morning in a pirate ship replica, visiting part of the barlavento coast with fantastic ca
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Fantastic day out
What a fantastic day out, boarded early morning to spend a day out on the ship. Having lost my left leg a year ago
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Memorable Exploration
We had a half a day tour along with family members, old mother and handicapped wife. But there was no issue in boar
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Great day on the sea
A fun excursion on an old wooden boat with great beach bbq. Visit to stunning caves and chance to swim in the sea.
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Mari A
Great experience
A little pricey but totally worth it. The day trip really included everything you could wish for, sailing along the
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Sardenhas, I am sailing
Wow - what a trip! Exclusive BBQ at the private Beach. Full service by the crew, great cave tour, relaxing, bathing
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Great day, loved the atmosphere of the boat, wonderful lunch on beach, staff friendly and the scenery is wonderful.
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The best experience of this holiday!
The boat is beautiful and very, very clean, staff amazing, speaking all the language u can imagine. We had a beauti
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A great trip with a fun crew
My husband and I went on the morning caves tour this week. We had a great time on board. Contrary to other reviews,
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Waste of money !
We went on his tour which we totally regret. For the money they charge you, it is an absolute con. You can buy sard
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Andre W
Amazing day out
Fantastic day out, kids loved it as did adults. Beach bbq was very nicely done. Crew, and our pirate in particular,
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Best day of our holiday
A full 8 hour trip. We paid an extra 12 euros each for transfers from our villa and back in a brand new airconditio
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
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