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Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

1. Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Look for dolphins and hidden caves on a half-day dolphin watching cruise of the Algarve from Albufeira. Bring your swimsuit and towel, as the activity includes a stop for a swim. Marvel at the rock formations, and access areas that other vessels can’t reach. A marine biologist will be on board to provide all necessary information about these wonderful creatures. Be aware that as dolphins are wild animals, sightings can not be guaranteed.

Albufeira: Guided Off-Road Quad Adventure 2 Hours

2. Albufeira: Guided Off-Road Quad Adventure 2 Hours

Enjoy a unique way to see the Algarve on this off-road guided tour. Discover Albufeira from the back of a quad or try your hand at driving. Visit Paderne Castle, admire beautiful landscapes, and go places you couldn't get to in regular vehicles, finding the best routes thanks to your guide. Begin your adventure at the activity provider's office in Albufeira. Travel along streets and dirt tracks where only off-road vehicles can go. Admire the iconic Paderne Castle and snap incredible photos. Feel the thrill of a fascinating adventure going off the beaten path. Rest assured that you are completely safe at all times on a low-speed ride with the assistance of a professional. Drive for as long as you wish or switch drivers halfway through the tour.

Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

3. Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

Enjoy a guided boat trip between Albufeira and Benagil Caves on a tour that combines nature and adventure. Discover the Algarve coastline's most iconic landscapes and keep your eyes open for playful dolphins on the way. Start your journey at the meeting point, where you will be welcomed by the crew. Skip the line at the check-in kiosk and benefit from a special welcome package. Have a coffee or some water at the coffee lounge while you wait to board the boat. After priority boarding, start your tour by cruising along the beautiful, 18km-long Algarve coastline. Listen to your knowledgeable guide and learn all about the sights you pass by. Feel the relaxing sea breeze and be amazed by the coastal view. Head inside the famous Benagil caves to admire this rock formation. Take amazing pictures of the caves and capture the light entering them. Spot São Rafael and Marinha beaches, among the most emblematic beaches in Portugal, famous for their cliffs and fine golden sand. Make a short swimming stop and immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Algarve coast. During the tour, look for the dolphins on the way. If they are spotted, see them playing in their natural environment and take photos of them jumping in and out of the water.

Algarve: Zoomarine Amusement Park Entry Ticket

4. Algarve: Zoomarine Amusement Park Entry Ticket

Treat yourself and your family to a full day of marine-themed learning, relaxation, and excitement at the Algarve Zoomarine Amusement Park. See a dolphin show, wonder at the aquarium, relax at the Zoomarine beach, and enjoy educational areas for the kids. See a spectacular dolphin presentation that is both educational and entertaining – get close to sea lions and seals, and walk among birds of prey and tropical birds in an enchanted forest. Learn about the oceans in the aquarium, an educational tour to the amazing underwater world. The pedagogical area has more than 20 ecosystems, distributed according to the central theme. Finish off by riding the Rapid River rafts, a fun and exciting ride. Relax at the Zoomarine Beach, a new aquatic fun area, where you will find a wave pool surrounded by white sand, water slides, swimming pools and an aquatic playground.

From Albufeira: Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ with Open Bar

5. From Albufeira: Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ with Open Bar

Take a late afternoon cruise from Albufeira to witness a stunning sunset over the bay of Armação de Pêra. Head to a secluded beach to savor a delicious BBQ meal. Enjoy an open bar onboard with live music. Depart from the Albufeira marina and head west along the coast and enjoy a stunning sunset over the bay of Armação de Pêra. Near the caves of São Rafael, transfer to a dinghy that will take you to a secluded beach that’s inaccessible by land. Enjoy listening to live music, indulge in your favorite beverage from the open bar, and savor a delicious meal prepared by the crew. Soak in scenery that has been described as some of the most spectacular in the world. Once dinner is over, return to the main vessel where the fun and festive environment continues on the trip back to Albufeira.

Lagoa: Slide & Splash Water Park Entrance Ticket

6. Lagoa: Slide & Splash Water Park Entrance Ticket

Enjoy a day at Slide and Splash in Lagoa with its more 25 attractions. Relax in the cabanas, unwind with a massage, visit the fish spa center, and more. Experience the newest area of the park, home to the "Big Fall" a full-speed shuttle, the "Boomerang" a float trip with light effects, and 6 lane "Race". Discover pools and water slides suitable for guests of all ages. For younger guests, enjoy the fantasy water world of Tropical Paradise and the children's Foam Slides. Thrill-seekers can ride the gravity-defying Big Wave or the new Big Fall, the fastest "trip-capsule" in the park – only for the bravest. Enjoy the Disco River, the Black Hole, the Banzai, shows with macaws, massages, the massage and fish spa, 6 dining locations, and more. Relax in the leisure area with its 15 cabanas. It's an extra charge to experience these new areas reserved for groups of 4, 6, or 10 people. Enjoy perks such as fridge use, safes, and discounts at the restaurant and shop.

Albufeira: Parasailing Boat Trip

7. Albufeira: Parasailing Boat Trip

Go for an exhilarating parasailing boat trip off the coast of Albufeira, taking in the panoramic sights of Portugal’s beautiful resort city and sandy beaches. For a thrilling 10 minutes, feel the wind in your face while flying over the water, and enjoy the scenery from a bird’s-eye view.   This activity starts from Albufeira Marina, where the crew will share a safety briefing, and you’ll be given a life jacket and a harness that will connect to your parachute. After boarding the boat, you'll head out onto the open waters. The skipper will strap you into the harness, open the parachute, and slowly release the cable to start the flight. Reach a height of up to 80 meters and feel the adrenaline rush as you fly above the ocean for an unforgettable experience.   The overall boat ride lasts up to 1. 5 hours depending on the number of guests. 2- or 3-person flights are subject to sea conditions and techniques. After everyone has a chance to fly, enjoy the boat ride back to the marina.

Albufeira: All Levels Surf Lesson

8. Albufeira: All Levels Surf Lesson

Meet your instructors at Galé Beach beach, store your belongings and get your wetsuit and surfboard together for some time in the sun and surf. Learn the basics of surfing once on the beach. Let your instructors guide you step by step on how to catch and ride the waves. Have plenty of time to be in the water and practice your skills.

Albufeira: Kayak Tour of Hidden Caves and Secret Beaches

9. Albufeira: Kayak Tour of Hidden Caves and Secret Beaches

Take a beginner-friendly kayaking tour leaving from Albufeira. Scout out hidden caves and beautiful secluded beaches on the Algarve Coast. Cruise along the coast with an instructor and admire beautiful views on this tour suitable for all skill levels. Begin the tour from the white sand of São Rafael Beach in Algarve. Venture through the calm and clear ocean near the shore, exploring the beautiful Albufeira coastline and caves. Store your belongings on the beach and receive a briefing on kayaking techniques and be fitted with a life vest. Get in the water with the instructors and learn the basic skills of how to turn and maneuver the kayak. Explore the caves near Sao Rafael Beach, and explore different caves according to the tide conditions. Paddle for 45 minutes, and stop on a desert beach to relax and explore the land if the sea conditions are good exit the kayak and explore. Follow the tour guide as they lead the way and assist if you are too tired to continue paddling. Return back to Sao Rafael Beach and finish the tour where we started. Exit the kayaks safely at the beach at the end of the tour and collect your belongings before heading home.

Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

10. Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

Climb aboard a small boat in Albufeira marina and journey along the coastline of the Algarve for 18 kilometers. Enjoy watching dolphins in their natural habitat with commentary from a guide and marine biologist. See the Alfanzina Lighthouse and the seaside Benagil Cave. Journey with a captain with expert knowledge of this part of the coastline. Sail to the Alfanzina Lighthouse and be amazed by the beaches and rock formations along the way. Marvel at the stunning sea caves, including the famous rock formations of Benagil Cave. Cool down with a swim in the sea, if conditions permit, and then look for the lovable dolphins as they frolic in the water. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you take in the scenic views. Learn about the surrounding marine life from the local marine biologist onboard.

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based on 19,007 reviews

Our Market tour was changed to jeep Safari into Algarve Mountains. Our driver was George And he was excellent. Knowledgeable, humorous, entertaining and a careful driver. The half day trip covered a lot of territory and everyone in the group was well satisfied. We give the tour and the driver 5 stars!

It was an amazing experience with such wonderful views! The tour guide was lovely and always happy to help, telling you all about the surroundings! I would 100% recommend this tour it’s not one to sleep on! You’ll definitely enjoy it.

We had a great time on the tour, our guide Carlos was fantastic, very friendly, very knowledgeable, everything was great.

It was very exciting and interesting also the tour guides was friendly.

Amazing! The crew made us feel safe and we’re really welcoming