Water activity

Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave

Activity provider: XRide Algarve
Water activity

Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave

Activity provider: XRide Algarve
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From US$ 43.11 US$ 36.21 per person

See the Algarve from a new perspective on a cruise along the coast. Admire stunning sea caves and rock formations like the Benagil Sea Cave. Look out for dolphins playing in the ocean along the way.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Dutch
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  • Experience the Algarve from a different perspective on a cruise along the coast
  • Go inside sea caves and see stunning rock formations
  • Marvel at the contrast in colors between the rocky cliffs and native flora
  • Swim next to one of the Algarve's many beautiful beaches
Full description

Look for dolphins and other marine life off the coast of the Algarve on a 2.5-hour cruise by boat. Explore sea caves, including the Benagil Sea Cave, enjoy close ocean animal encounters, and swim next to beautiful beaches.

Depart from the Marina de Albufeira and head towards Carvoeiro Beach enjoying the breathtaking landscapes, pleasant weather, and crystal-clear waters of Portugal's southern shore along the way. Marvel at the contrast of colors between the rocky cliffs and caves, the blue of the sea and the indigenous flora and fauna.

Get a safety briefing to ensure you are comfortable once on board the boat, and enjoy the services of an experienced captain throughout the journey. Benefit from life jackets and raincoats to keep you safe and dry on the trip. Explore a selection of sea caves along the coast of the Algarve, looking for dolphins and other animals on your adventure. Enter the caves for up-close encounters, and swim next to beautiful beaches to make this an experience to remember for a lifetime.

  • 2.5-hour cruise
  • Dolphin watching
  • Sea caves cruise (including Benagil Sea Cave)
  • Safety briefing
  • Lifejackets and raincoats
  • Services of an experienced captain
  • Swimming stops
  • Meals and drinks

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Glass objects
  • Drinks

Know before you go

  • Please bring sun block and a hat
  • You may get wet on the boat
  • Dolphin sightings are not guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1743 reviews

Review summary

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My family including my teenage son had a fantastic time in the speed boat trip led by Mr.Petro and his crew. We were extremely lucky to see the beautiful Dolphins in the sea. The coastal lines and caves were also breathtaking. Definitely recommended.

March 26, 2023

Simply exquisite. This trip was led by the leader Pedro and his team, Dominique and Renato. Pedro is very experienced, knowledgeable and above all, he made our excursion fun with his in-born sense of humour and wit. We were extremely lucky and actually spotted MANY dolphins (however this can not be guaranteed, please bear in mind) and had a thoroughly enjoyable visit of the caves and surrounding. We would wholeheartedly recommend this. The weather in Algarve between 27th to 30th December was beautifully bright and warm compared to the UK where we are from! This activity is suitable for whole family and children had a chance to ‘navigate’ the boat!

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March 26, 2023

What a bargain for such unforgettable experience. The crew was very involved and was happy what indeed we saw dolphins. Skillful visit to many caves expertly navigated. This trip was the highlight of our Armacoa de Pera stay, they even had a toilet on board

March 26, 2023

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