A perfect Algarve family activity Cruise the Algarve on a 500-year-old caravel replica! If you are staying lucky enough to be spending time in the Algarve for the Summer, then you may want to try out something different. One way to fulfil yearnings for adventure is to embark on an historical yet refined exploration that is brimming with intrigue and fun. If this is the case then we recommend boarding a ship similar to the one Christopher Columbus left Europe in to discover the New World. Exploring the stunning Algarve coastline on board this two mast sailing vessel is naturally a popular Algarve family activity that is advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Different cruise itineraries are available.