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Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

1. 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.

From Albufeira: Catamaran BBQ Trip to Benagil Caves & Beach

2. From Albufeira: Catamaran BBQ Trip to Benagil Caves & Beach

Come join this BBQ cruise on the catamaran MARA for a perfect full-day trip!   Departing from the Albufeira Marina, you’ll start by cruising westward along the coastline of the south of Portugal. The skipper and crew will give you information about the places and sights that you pass by – in particular, you’ll get a great view of the rock formations and caves of the areas of Benagil, Galé and Carvoeiro.   As you sail, your BBQ will be prepared by the crew on board with the freshest food. Served on a beach, savor your choice of fresh fish, meat, sausages, Algarvian salad, chips, bread, and seasonal fruit. Spend some time on the beach for a swim and other beach activities before getting back on the boat to head back. Before you return to the marina, you’ll be served a delicious glass of champagne to toast the end of a full, relaxing day on the water!

From Albufeira: 4x4 Off-Road Safari & Vineyard Wine Tasting

3. From Albufeira: 4x4 Off-Road Safari & Vineyard Wine Tasting

During the afternoon cross picturesque villages, orange groves and dense forests of cork oak, know the true essence of the Algarve. An adventure off road in 4×4 vehicles driven by experienced professionals. Enjoy the sublime panoramic views along paths traversing hills and valleys, where you will see the cork trees and learn a bit about the cork process. Learn the culture, stop in a local winery for some wine tasting with bread, cheese, jams and smoked ham. A fun and memorable experience for families, individuals and groups! A day to remember.

From Portimão: Catamaran Cruise to Benagil Caves with BBQ

4. From Portimão: Catamaran Cruise to Benagil Caves with BBQ

Depart from Portimão and pass by the pretty fishing village of Ferragudo and the historic castle that overlooks the beach. Cruise at ease towards the east and don’t forget your camera to capture the beautiful coastal scenery along the way. Head towards the grottoes at Benagil, where on small boats the tour will take you into different grottoes. Marvel at the natural rock formations and be transported to the beach, where you can soak in the sun. In the meantime, the crew prepares a delicious BBQ for you on the beach with bread, salad, mixed grill, complete with an open bar with red or white wine, water, orangeade.  Travel back while passing by some of the beautiful, secluded cove beaches around Carvoeiro. Enjoy the beautiful views and create a holiday memory that you won’t forget.

From Albufeira: Half-Day Winery Tour and Silves

5. From Albufeira: Half-Day Winery Tour and Silves

Start with pickup from your hotel or resort and travel by a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle through the Algarve countryside. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of cork trees, groves of orange trees, and picturesque villages throughout the journey.  Visit a family-owned winery and take a guided tour of the vineyard and wine cellar. Learn about the history of wine production in the region and the winemaking process. After the tour, enjoy tastings of red, white, and rosé wines produced onsite.  Then, travel to the charming town of Silves. Enjoy some free time in the town and take a leisurely stroll along the cobblestone streets to the impressive Moorish castle which is located at the top of the town. After some time in Silves, return to your hotel in Albufeira.

Vilamoura: Algarve Coastline Boat Tour

6. Vilamoura: Algarve Coastline Boat Tour

Embark on an exclusive cruise that includes tastings of regional liqueurs and sweet treats. Head westwards to explore the beautiful caves and coastlines all the way to the famous Benagil cave, a sight you won’t want to miss. Admire the blue-green waters from inside this impressive natural formation. Continue on to see other amazing sights, including the famous Nossa Senhora de Rocha chapel, Praia da Marinha, Captain’s Cave, Submarine Rock, Arco do Triunfo and more.   Enjoy a welcome drink on board and tastings of regional sweets. If weather permits, jump into the stunning waters and enjoy a refreshing swim, or just relax on the boat and admire the beautiful scenery.  

6-Hour Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ from Albufeira

7. 6-Hour Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ from Albufeira

Take a late afternoon cruise to witness a stunning sunset and head to a secluded beach. Enjoy a delicious meal with live music and sip your favorite drink with beautiful scenery. This 5 to 6-hour program begins at around 5:30 PM, with a departure from the Albufeira marina. The boat will take you west, keeping close to the coast as you enjoy a stunning sunset over the bay of Armação de Pêra. Near the caves of São Rafael, you’ll 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. The outstanding scenery has been described as some of the most spectacular in the world. Once dinner is over, you’ll return to the main vessel where the fun and festive environment continues on the trip back to Albufeira.

Albufeira: 6-Hour Cruise and Beach BBQ

8. Albufeira: 6-Hour Cruise and Beach BBQ

Your 6-hour cruise begins in the morning with a departure from the Albufeira marina. Heading to the west, you’ll hug the Algarve coast as you take in the beautiful scenery of this part of Portugal. You’ll transfer to a dinghy and then disembark at a secluded beach that’s inaccessible by land. Enjoy a variety of recreational activities, sip refreshing drinks, and enjoy a unique meal prepared by the crew. During your time at the beach you’ll have water and beach sports equipment available, including stand up paddle boards, snorkeling equipment, and balls, rackets, and other beach games. After a BBQ lunch you’ll have a couple of hours to relax and enjoy the deserted beach and the calm, translucent sea.

Ponta da Piedade Sunset Cruise from Lagos

9. Ponta da Piedade Sunset Cruise from Lagos

Discover one of the most beautiful spots on the coast of the Algarve on a romantic boat cruise to Ponta da Piedade. Climb aboard at Lagos Harbor and set sail to see amazing rock formations, sea caves and golden beaches from the water. Drop anchor at the idyllic rock formations of Ponta da Piedade, and marvel at the contrast between the brown-red rocks and the green-blues waters of the Atlantic Ocean. At your request, stop for a swim break. Complete your evening in paradise as you watch the sun set over the horizon.

From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

10. From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

Take a romantic 2.5-hour sunset sailing cruise along the coastline of Vilamoura and Albufeira as you sail on a luxury sailing yacht. See beaches such as Falésia Beach and Tomato Beach from a different perspective. Enjoy a welcome drink with aperitifs as you sail along the coast watching the sunset over the horizon. Stop for a swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, or if you're feeling laidback, soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music before heading back to Vilamoura.

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What people are saying about Algarve

What a fantastic evening! João was the perfect guide. Personable, funny and full of wonderful stories and history. He introduced our group (which was a fabulous group btw!) to more refined versions of Portuguese cuisine, family fare which was sumptuous and warming to the core, to a local bar with delicious foods making the mouth water and a shot of local “moonshine”. We topped the evening off with a coffee and sweets and chatted with our new friends. Highly recommended this tour.

It was so much fun, well worth the money. The time on the beach was the perfect amount, food was good, and the guides made it a great time! Highly recommend

Unforgettable Nature is so well done and puts us in our place We had a top and funny crew Thank you for this moment that we shared as a family

Very friendly and helpful tour guides and a lovely winery . Would thoroughly recommend this trip.

Very friendly staff, amazing boat trip and loved the bbq on the beach.