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From Carvoeiro: Benagil Caves and Praia da Marinha Boat Trip

From Carvoeiro: Benagil Caves and Praia da Marinha Boat Trip

From US$ 32.97 per person

Sail along the rocky coast of Portugal on a scenic boat tour from Carvoeiro. Explore the interior of the Benagil caves, the stunning formations of the Praia da Marinha arches, and other sunny beaches.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish, English
Private or small groups available


  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Benagil caves from the water
  • Capture pictures of the Benagil caves to share with friend on social media
  • Discover rock formations shaped by the wind and sea over thousands of years
  • Sail by highlights like the Arches of Praia da Marinha and a local lighthouse
  • Have the chance to stop for a swim and relax in the crystal-clear waters
Full description

Explore the stunning Benagil Caves on this boat tour from Carvoeiro. Cruise into the Algar de Benagil cave and breeze by the Arches of Praia da Marinha. Go for a dip in the sea at a scenic location, when conditions are safe. 

Check-in at the activity provider's ticket booth on Carvoeiro beach. Put on a life jacket and follow your guide to the boat. Hop aboard the small but comfortable boat and set off along the coast. Pass by towering cliffs, hidden coves, and long stretches of beach with golden sand.

Take in views of the Algar Seco cave and the white sand beaches of Vale Covo and Praia do Carvalho. Capture pictures as you glide by the 63-meter tall Farol de Alfanzina lighthouse. See a cave which got its name from a sunken steamboat. 

Enter the famed Algar de Benagil cave and have time to snap some more pictures before skirting by breathtaking caves and rock formations on your way towards the unique landscape of the Arches of Praia da Marinha which is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.

Cool off on a swim stop, when sea and weather conditions are right at a safe location outside caves in turquoise waters. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour. 

  • 2 crew members
  • Skipper and guide
  • Life jackets
  • Boat tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Cross the beach square, locate the 'Carvoeiro Caves' shop on the left-hand side corridor, next to the beach's famous colored stairs Please look for ticket booth number 1 which has a dolphin on the roof. Show your digital ticket to the attendant.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • This tour is subject to sea and weather conditions
  • You will be offered alternative date in the case of cancellations
  • Passengers are responsible for the loss or damage of personal belongings or electronic equipment
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 47 reviews

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The day we were going to do the excursion they told us with enough time to tell us that due to the situation of the sea the departure was going to be from Portimao. It was very appreciated because that way we could organize ourselves. The boat tour was a lot of fun and very well documented.

October 27, 2022

Very nice trip, with very nice guide. Tells very nicely

January 13, 2023

January 12, 2023

Product ID: 421964