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Hop aboard this timeless pirate ship for a 2-hour or half-day Captain Hook cruise leaving from Albufeira. This Algarve sightseeing cruise offers two options that captures pristine coastal views and gives you a chance to see dolphins as well as take a dip in the Atlantic. The half-day cruise  or 2-hour of the Algarve visits the caves which seize the beauty of the coast. On both itineraries it is possible to view dolphins from the boat or even take a swim.


  • Choose from two amazing tours
  • See magnificent views of dolphins from your boat
  • Chance to take a swim off the boat

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What You Can Expect

'Leaozinho' Pirate Ship Cruise from Albufeira

"Leaozinho" Pirate Ship Cruise

Half Day Cruise with Caves (3.5 Hours)
Climb aboard the Leãozinho for a 3.5-hour day cruise leaving from the Albufeira Marina in the morning. Set your sails westward 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, arrive at the stunning beach and sapphire blue waters of Praia de Benagil. 

Here, you have the option to 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 on-board Pirate Bar, where you can sip on a cool and refreshing beverage (beer, soft drinks and water) and relish the sparkling blue sea.

As you motor back to Albufeira, stay alert for dolphins whose fins are often seen racing along the ship.

Captain Hook Cruise (2 Hours)
Hop into your Leãozinho for a 2-hour Captain Hook cruise leaving from the Albufeira Marina in the early afternoon. Leave the marina and navigate westward towards the sandy shores of San Rafael, Castelo and Praia da Gale. Along the way gaze at the rocky bluffs and keep your eyes peeled for jubilant dolphins swimming and playing. A short while later the ship will anchor. Here, slip off your sandals and jump into the warm Atlantic for a refreshing swim. Then, grab a towel and relax as the boat returns to Albufeira.

Customer Reviews

Anita L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour
Good fun for all age groups
Well worth the money

Baz United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Viator got this right again going to the meeting point at the marina is great , lunch and a drink before the trip , lots to do and see there also the staff for check in were good.
The boat did come in a bit late so we waited for 30 minutes I had a word about it and got complimentary drinks , although it was fine as we still got the full 2 hour trip .
The boat is fun authentic enough and although not huge it was not over booked so plenty of room to move .
We set out to the cliffs and caves under steam power but then switched to sail that was very nice and relaxing , we then anchored up and the brave dived/jumped into the freezing water I was one of them
We then headed back under steam and enjoyed drinks from the very reasonable bar , two of my guests had never done such a trip and they love it , my daughter a hardy ship mate also really enjoyed it , as did I

Mihaela R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Highly recommend trip. The guides are really helpful and know the area well. Really nice views

anthony f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

excellent cruise and staff excellent


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great trip for the money. No commentary included though so we didn't know what we were looking at from the sea!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Fun in a "pirate ship!" Where else can you have the chance to ride on wooden ship through a romantic setting such as Algarve, Portugal? The staff, aka the pirates, where pranksters who knew the sea and how to have fun. I, and I think I can speak for my friends, loved this mini-cruise. We spent most of the day on a semi-remote beach where other companies picnic'd at, but it wasn't too crowded. We had a nice grilled lunch consisting of the local sausage, chicken, and, of course, sardines! Big ones! I would not recommend pregnant women or small children for this trip due to the simple fact that we had to drop anchor and switch vessel to get on a small motored boat to get to the beach. Other than that, I say book it, folks!

Slim L Ireland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

This was a lovely way to spend the afternoon in the hot sun while gazing out at the stunning coastline. The boat was very cute and extremely comfortable. The staff were very talkative, pointing out all the famous spots. We were lucky as there were only four of us on the tour, so it was like a private tour! They even gave us a complimentary picture that they took at the start of the tour, which was fab! I would highly recommend this tour, it was very relaxing.

Paola DP

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

A wonderful day out, a relaxing trip. I loved strolling along the beautiful rocky coast and the amazing caves. A heaven-like sandy beach with one of the cleanest waters I have ever seen.I truly enjoyed the day and would highly recommend it!

Blanca United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

I loved the boat experience in Algarve, definitely the best and most relaxing way to see the south coast of Portugal. We loved the boat, which was like a pirate boat and looked much more authentic than the rest of the touristy big boats we saw in the area. The views of the coast were amazing, and we made some stops along the way to take pictures of some amazing cliffs and caves. We also had some time to swim in the crystalline waters, and was a great chance for us to get a beautiful suntan! Definitely recommend it!

Christine H

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

The trip was nice, we saw most of the famous beaches in Albufeira. There could be some more personality and flair to the trip.

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