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Our most recommended Algarve Beach trips

Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

1. Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

Meet your guide at the pier in Portimao and listen to a short safety briefing. Then, board the RIB speed boat to start the journey out to sea. On your way, the guide will tell you stories about the Arade River and the Algarve region. Admire views of the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo castle, as well as a quaint fishing village along the coast. See many dramatic caves and cliffs as you travel along the coast. Keep a lookout, as dolphins can often be seen navigating the waters here. If they are spotted and are less than 3 miles away, the boat will head in their direction so you can get a closer look at these playful mammals. Then, head inside the famous Benagil Caves, which are only reachable by boat. Marvel at the naturally-formed holes at the top, which let the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below in a beautiful display. Listen to the echoes and the sound of the wind and let yourself be moved by these impressive natural surroundings. On the way back to the marina, the boat will make a brief swimming stop with views of the beautiful beach at Corredoura. If you choose the sunset option, watch a spectacular sunset on the return journey. Finish off the day by admiring the vibrant colors on the horizon as the sun goes down. Allocation of reserves is automatic. If you make individual reservations but are part of a group, let us know which reservations belong to your group

Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

2. 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: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave

3. Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave

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.

Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

4. 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.

Portimão: Benagil Sea Caves Speedboat Adventure Tour

5. Portimão: Benagil Sea Caves Speedboat Adventure Tour

Travel along the Algarve coastline and explore its beautiful caves on this speedboat adventure. Discover the beauty of the coast on a high-speed boat tour. Meet next to the ruins of the San Francisco Convent. Feel confident and prepared after a quick safety briefing with the crew members and grab your life jacket. Step onboard the brand new speedboat and get ready to explore the Algarve coastline. Admire breathtaking cliffs and discover the secret sandy beaches only accessible by boat as you zip across the water. Admire the natural beauty of the Benagil Sea Caves. This essential Algarve site was formed by natural erosion creating a huge sunlit cavern. Allocation of reserves is automatic. If you make individual reservations but are part of a group, let us know which reservations belong to your group

Algarve: Zoomarine Amusement Park Entry Ticket

6. 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.

Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

7. Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

Soak up the views of the Algarve coastline on a guided catamaran cruise from Albufeira. Enter the Benagil Sea Cave and take in secluded beaches, rugged rock formations, and hidden swim stops. Start your tour from Albufeira Marina, where you'll set off on the spacious and comfortable catamaran. From here you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the views of the beautiful rock formations and deserted beaches. The team will tell you more about our fantastic coastline and all its hidden secrets. Relax to some nice music and enjoy a cool drink. Visit the beautiful caves and rock formations as far as Benagil (Cathedral Cave). Head back east towards the marina before stopping off for a swim in the sea.

Benagil: Benagil Caves and Secret Spots Guided Kayaking Tour

8. Benagil: Benagil Caves and Secret Spots Guided Kayaking Tour

Visit the spectacular caves and secret beaches near Benagil on a guided kayaking tour. Over the course of this tour, you'll get to explore several caves, watch local fish and birdlife, and see rock formations and corals in the area. Learn how to correctly use the kayak with your guide who will explain the proper techniques and safety precautions that you need to take when you're inside the caves.   The tour starts from Benagil Beach before heading to some of the so-called cathedrals of the sea. You'll also be able to get out of your kayak to do some exploring on foot.  Be sure to take lots of excellent photos during the course of this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will end at Benagil, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Portimão: Sunset Cruise to Benagil Cave

9. Portimão: Sunset Cruise to Benagil Cave

At the chosen time we'll meet at the San Francisco de Portimão dock and board a boat to sail off on our sunset cruise. We'll spend two hours sailing the Atlantic Ocean as we head towards the famous Benagil Cave, one of the most fascinating places in this part of southern Portugal. Get your cameras ready! As night begins to fall, we'll marvel at a breathtaking sunset over the magnificent landscape. We'll also get to admire the Alfanzina Lighthouse as we approach Benagil Beach, one of the most special places on the Algarve coast. After having enjoyed the impressive views of the cave, you'll get to go for a swim in the open sea at sunset - an unforgettable experience! Allocation of reserves is automatic. If you make individual reservations but are part of a group, let us know which reservations belong to your group.

Benagil: Benagil Cave Access Guided Kayaking Trip

10. Benagil: Benagil Cave Access Guided Kayaking Trip

Be at one with nature with this environmentally-friendly kayaking experience, and explore along the coast and inside several caves of Benagil.   Begin at Benagil beach, where you'll run through an introduction on kayaking, and the safe management of your kayak once inside the caves. Then, set out to visit several small and large caves along the coastline. Take in views of the caves from the water and learn from your guide about the formation, surrounding nature, and natural life that exists here.

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based on 5,611 reviews

This guided hike for Seven Hanging Valleys was excellent. Nuno and his wife Sandra were on time at the pickup point. I felt very lucky as I was the only person booked for it. It surprised me that they didn’t cancel. Nuno was the guide, while Sandra would meet us at the other end. Nuno’s knowledge and enthusiasm was contagious. He was patient while I took pictures and if I wanted to take a break it was not a problem. I never felt rushed as he matched his pace to mine. I won’t tell but there was a surprise at the end…… Great couple….wonderful day!

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.

The beach, caves and cliffs are a must see. The views on the cliff walks are incredible. The wetsuits for the swim to the caves were still wet (and cold) fron previous outings. Some of it felt a bit rushed.

2.5 hours (roughly) going all the way upto the Bengali caves which were amazing and everything in between. 30 min drive back. Sights and staff were great. Only downside was choppy waters (January).

This is an amazing boat tour. We went inside caves that we could never have imagined. Incredible navigation. Loved the local knowledge and guidance. Highly recommended. Thanks for the memories.