From Portimão: 2.5-Hour Cruise to Benagil Caves

4.3 / 5

1472 Reviews

From Portimão: 2.5-Hour Cruise to Benagil Caves

4.3 / 5

1472 Reviews

Look inside the spectacular rock formations of the Benagil caves on a comfortable 2.5-hour boat cruise along the Algarve coast from Portimão. Stop for a swim at a safe location, and look out for dolphins along the way.

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Duration: 2.5 hours
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  • Explore the spectacular Benagil caves by boat
  • Look for dolphins swimming in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Stop for a swim at a beautiful location
Full description
Depart Portimão and cruise along the coast of the Algarve in a comfortable boat. Admire stunning views of the coastline from the water as you make your way towards the Benagil caves.  Upon arrival at the rock formations, enter the caves by boat to explore an amazing natural attraction that can only be accessed from the water. Benefit from the capabilities of a larger and heavier vessel that can directly enter the cave system, and get up close to the rocks for stunning photo opportunities. Document your amazing experience as a keepsake souvenir, and avail of the boat's facilities as you cruise. Make use of the on-board bar serving refreshments as you sail. Look for dolphins swimming in their natural habitat on the return journey, and stop for a swim at a beautiful location selected by your captain.
  • 2.5-hour cruise
  • Hotel pickup from Portimão and Praia da Rocha
  • Free drink (ice tea)
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with heart problems

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    Meeting point

    Restaurante Do Cais - Clube Naval De Portimão, 8500-702 Portimão, Portugal

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • A bar service is available on board the boat
    • The program is subject to change due to the sea conditions
    • Children between 0 and 10 years old get a 50% discount
    • Swimming stops and return by the dolphin route are subject to weather and sea conditions. Sightings of dolphins cannot be guaranteed
    • There is a toilet on board
    • This activity is not recommended for pregnant women or people with back problems
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 / 5

    based on 1472 reviews

    Review summary

    • Service
      4.2 / 5
    • Organization
      4.2 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.1 / 5
    • Safety
      4.3 / 5
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    We enjoyed all the views of the caves. The trip was beautiful. Unfortunately, the water was a little rough and it’s was chilly. I was so impressed with the skill of the captain and his ability to fight the waves yet still get us inside the caves. There was no bar or drinks as listed in the info, not was there an offer for hotel pick up as listed. We had a good time though.

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    February 19, 2020

    Very nice activity !! The captain passes very close to the caves. A word of advice, if you sit aft, you will feel a lot of gas from the boat. So arrive early to make sure you are sitting in the front. Otherwise, a great day to take this cruise!

    October 26, 2019

    A fun day seeing the Benagil Caves.

    We had a great day aboard Mini-Miguito. The scenery and views were outstanding. The captain did an excellent job of getting us in and close to so many Caves and rock formations. We even had a chance to be able to get swim in the Atlantic off the back of the boat. We did not see any dolphins. Our only complaint was that the meeting point was very disorganized. There was no sign indicating where to go. We actually got on board without checking in because no one asked us. All in all, it was a great day!

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    September 24, 2019

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