Water activity

Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

4.9 / 5

61 reviews

Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

Activity provider: SecretAlgarve
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From US$ 36.97 per person

Discover the natural beauty of the Benagil Caves by kayak on this 1 hour and 30 minute guided tour. Soak up and take photos of this serene location in solitude before the tourist rush begins.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Portuguese


  • Explore the natural beauty of the Benagil Caves in early-morning solitude
  • Take a refreshing dip in the water and relax on the beach
  • Learn about the history of the area from your expert guide
Full description
Your tour will begin with an introduction to the basics of kayaking from your expert guide. Then you’re adventure begins: you’ll take to the water by kayak and make your way towards the Benagil Caves. The best way to enter the caves is by kayak just after sunrise, since during the day the area becomes overcrowded with tourists and boats. This special early bird tour is therefore the perfect way to experience the natural beauty of this unique location. At this early hour you’ll have ample time and opportunity to capture stunning pictures and relax on the beach. You’ll explore the Benagil Cave for 30 minutes, enjoying a refreshing dip and walk. If possible you will also discover two more breathtaking smaller caves.
  • Kayak, paddles, and life vest
  • Expert guide
  • An introduction to kayaking
  • Snacks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People over 243 lbs (110 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

The meeting point will be halfway down to the Benagil Beach at the Kayak Algarve office. If you are driving, there is a car park nearby (see address link on voucher). After parking, walk down the main road toward the direction of the beach. Halfway down to the beach there will be a small road to the right. The office is the second house. If you arrive at the beach, you went too far down. Please use the emergency phone number to call or use WhatsApp if you can't find the meeting point.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Jacket
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • As it tends to get cold inside the caves, it's recommended to bring a light jacket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 61 reviews

Review summary

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Fantastic tour guides and staff, super friendly, always smiling! Conditions were perfect for the sunrise tour, we were able to enter all the small caves and of course finished the tour off with the beautiful Benagil Cave! I’d highly recommend the sunrise tour as we were the first ones in the water, when we returned the area was packed with people. Don’t hesitate to book this tour!

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May 9, 2022

I highly recommend the sunrise tour. Our group was the only one in the Algar de Benagil that early in the day. as we were heading back we saw the area getting busier. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable, and they were prepared to assist kayakers of multiple experience levels. We saw several additional beaches and caves before the tour was complete. This experience is definitely worth it.

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May 6, 2022

This trip is a must. By doing the sunrise kayak tour you are the first people in the cave and the water is empty. Plenty of time to take great photos. When you return it’s getting busy. The car park is also empty and free. Other reviews said the guides weren’t ready at 7am. That was not our experience, they were ready to meet us and we started on time. There is a cafe on the beach for coffee and snacks afterwards.

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September 16, 2021

Product ID: 263497