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Pirate Ship Cruise along the Algarve Coast

1. Pirate Ship Cruise along the Algarve Coast

We hoist our pirate flag, lift the anchor, and away we go! On the beautiful Pirate Ship Leãozinho ("little lion"), we will explore the most treasured spots along the Algarve Coastline and discover why these hidden caves and grottos became the favored home of generations of daring pirates. As we set sail, we'll see enchanting rock formations and spectacular caves on our historical ship. If you feel like a sip from the ol' barrel of rum to lift your spirits for our cruise, we've got an onboard Pirate Bar that's perfect for quenching your thirst. The wind whips through the sails, and your comfortable seating lets you look out on all of the most beautiful beaches and breathtaking formations along this coastline. We will even have the chance to head out onto the Atlantic, passing the soft, sandy beaches of San Rafael, Castelo, and Praia da Gale. Of course, no pirate adventure is complete without having to "walk the plank", and you'll be happy to do so as you end up in the refreshing and beautiful waters below! Your swim in the clear waters is the perfect rejuvenating dip before we set sail and return to the Marina of Albufeira.

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From Faro: Private 3-Hour Bird Watching Tour in the Algarve

2. From Faro: Private 3-Hour Bird Watching Tour in the Algarve

On this private 3-hour tour from Faro you enjoy explore the protected areas of Ludo and Quinta do Lago in the Ria Formosa Nature Park. This area is a compulsory stop for all birdwatchers in the Algarve. It is made of a mosaic of pine woodlands, saltpans, farmland, marshlands, and freshwater ponds. Some of the local species are Little Bittern, Purple Swamphen, and Red-crested Pochard. These species can be observed in the reedy pool on the edge of fresh water ponds. All over the year, species like Spoonbill, Black-winged Stilt, Avocet, and Kentish Plover can be observed. Other breeders include Collared Pranticole, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail, Woodchat Shrike, and beach-nesting Little Tern. Autumn is marked by several migrant passerines, including Melodious and Willow Warblers, Tawny Pipit, and Bluethroat. The reed beds are important for several nesting water bird species and also for large numbers of migrating passerines during both autumn and spring migration. Winter is quite interesting mostly due to the huge concentrations of waders and ducks that take refuge here. The Caspian Tern, Northern Pintail, Osprey, Black-shouldered Kite, Marsh Harrier, and Booted Eagle are regular visitors during the coldest period of the year. Sightings of reasonable numbers of Greater Flamingo are common all year round and excellent views of Azure-winged Magpie, Hoopoe, and Sardinian Warbler are some of the other highlights. Ludo and Quinta do Lago are well worth discovering, so a bird watching tour in this beautiful site should not be overlooked!

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Rio Formosa Nature Park: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

3. Rio Formosa Nature Park: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Experience the natural beauty of the Ria Formosa on a guided walking tour of the saltpans, marshes, and pine woodlands of the protected habitat of many species of aquatic birds. Begin your 3-hour tour with incredible views over the saltpans. Your guide will tell you about the traditional salt extraction methods used in the Algarve. Salt is known here as white gold. As you walk past the marshlands, you'll enjoy stunning views of the lagoon. If the tide is out you'll be able to see local people working on their clam farms as the guide tells you about this important economic activity. As you reach the fresh water lagoon, there will be time for a rest break while you look for the Purple Swamphen, the beautiful bird that is the symbol of the Nature Park.

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Faro: The Best of Faro Walking Tour

4. Faro: The Best of Faro Walking Tour

Enjoyed by all ages, this walking tour combines historical and contemporary points of interest whilst giving you a feel for Faro, its history, and its people. Discover Faro’s main attractions, and why the Moorish times were so important for the city. Explore the medieval walls of the Old City, a chapel of human bones, the marketplace, the municipal museum, and Alameda Garden. At the garden you will be free to feed the pigeons and peacocks, which roam the grounds freely. Following that, visit intricately tiled and gilded churches, as well as a museum where you can enter into a world of Portuguese legends. As a coastal town, it’s easy to indulge in the eternal joys of sunshine whilst there. Get ready to experience Portugal from a different perspective, with your local charismatic guide who will reveal interesting facts about this picturesque city.

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What people are saying about Faro

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LOVED IT ❤️❤️❤️❤️

I would highly recommend this wonderful boat trip. The boat is beautiful and the coast line gorgeous. The 2 male staff are very thoughtful and don’t encroach at all on your time but keep a watchful eye on everyone. The pirate dressing up outfits are great fun and the ‘rocking’ of the boat that happens. You can go for a swim at the end, but as an older woman, be aware that the water feels very cold, it took my breath away for a few seconds, but it is absolutely worth it and is very invigorating. I have probably been on 30 boat trips over the years on my hols and this was by far the best, without a doubt, my husband loved it too. THANK YOU SO MUCH ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Dany and André were great! We were afraid that we had taken a children's excursion, but that was not the case (although everyone had their place :). Wonderful ride! Thank you

absolutely brilliant, pirates paid excellent attention to the kids, even let them have a go steering the ship. would highly recommend fun for all the family.

Great experience, the boat felt like a real pirate boat! Great guys on the boat too

Beautiful day trip the whole family loved it

Beautiful day trip the whole family loved it would highly recommend