Days Out: Trips, Tours & Cruises
Caravela Santa Bernarda
Replica of a 500 year-old Portuguese caravela that tours the coast between Lagos and Armacao de Pera. Beach barbecue also included on certain trips. Portuguese, English and German spoken. Based at Rua Judice Fialho 11, 8500-702 Portimao.
Municipal Art Gallery
Exhitions of local and national artists work. Situated very close to the centre of Albufeira, and open daily from 10:30-17:00 except on Sundays and holidays.
Algarve Seafaris Cruises
Boat trips from Vilamoura and Albufeira to some of Europes biggest cave and rock formations. Dolphins may appear. Day trips with beach BBQ or half day with swimming. Shark and marlin fishing trips.Special offers private charter, stag and hen parties
Water sports, including kitesurfing, stand up paddling, surfing, bodyboarding, swimming, kayaking, pedal boats, wakeboarding, water skiing, kneeboarding, inflatable tubes, parasailing, and jet skiing. At Meia Praia, Lagos and Quinta do Martinhal, Sagres.
Animaris - Ilha Deserta
Nature boat tour of the Parque Natural de Ria Formosa. Two departures a day leaving from Porta Nova peer. Tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Also walking tours. Reservations can be made via the website. At Rua da Misericordia 37, Faro.
League for the Protection of Nature - Castro Verde
Non-profit nature protection organisation. Arranges birdwatching guided visits, on foot or in all-terrain vehicles, photography of steppe birds in hides and other activities. At Herdade do Vale Goncalinho, Castro Verde.
Algarve Sailing Kandandu
Full and half day charters aboard a luxury yacht complete with crew. At Albufeira.
Museu do Traje de São Brás de Alportel
Costume museum with dolls, carriages and Algarve rural handicraft on display. Open Monday to Friday 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00, and Saturday and Sunday 14:00-17:00. Guided tours available. At Rua Doutor Jose Dias Sancho 61, Sao Bras de Alportel.
Company offers river cruises, special tours and safaris of mainly Guadiana, inland Algarve and Alentejo. Group bookings are accepted. Fleet of jeeps, bikes, canoes and 150 person boat. Head office in Monte Gordo. Branch at Rua Infante D. Henrique 63, 800