Water activity

From Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise

From Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise

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From US$ 33.72 US$ 26.98 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese


  • 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 catamaran. Admire stunning views of the coastline from the water as you make your way towards the striking 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, before enjoying a relaxing sail back to your departure point.

  • Catamaran cruise
  • Captain
  • 1 iced tea
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with heart problems
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the Restaurante Do Cais at the Clube Naval De Portimão. If you are making your own way to the boat departure point, free parking is available there.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Swimwear
    • Sunscreen
    • Towel
    • Face mask or protective covering

    Know before you go

    • Bar service is available on board the boat
    • The program is subject to change due to the sea conditions
    • Children up to 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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 2407 reviews

    Review summary

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    It was really beautiful, a must in the Algarve to do this activity. Comfortable boat that goes at its own pace and so much the better because it is pleasant and we had an elderly person with us. Perfect weather and super pleasant guide full of humor. Thank you for this activity.

    November 11, 2021

    Amazing experience! The staff is lovely, friendly, funny and very helpful. Capitan Miguel was really nice also the blond guy from the boat. Free pick up from the hotel and free drink on the boat. Very safe boat, has toilet as well. If you want to swim in the water make sure you have your swimming suit with you because in the end of the tour they will allow you to jump into the water. Also they offer you life vest if is needed.

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    October 22, 2021

    Great experience, 2.5 hour is really enough to see a lot. We didn't spot any dolphin, but we didnt expect that either. The boat is spacious, with toilet and a mini bar. It would be better if all the big guys didnt stand up and block the view. Would be nice if the instructor reminds them a bit. Overally it was great

    September 28, 2021

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