Water activity

From Portimão: Catamaran Cruise to Benagil Caves with BBQ

Activity provider: Mares Maravilhosos
Water activity

From Portimão: Catamaran Cruise to Benagil Caves with BBQ

Activity provider: Mares Maravilhosos

From US$ 70.43 per person

Join aboard the Ophelia Catamaran Cruise for an unforgettable experience and enjoy a full-day cruise. Enjoy a BBQ at the beach and take in the stunning views offered by one of Europe’s most impressive coastlines at the Algarve.

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Duration 6 hours
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English, Portuguese, Spanish


  • Get up close and visit the caves and coves of Benagil with dinghies
  • Snack on a BBQ lunch on the beach with an open bar
  • Take in views of Ferragudo on the way with its historic castle
  • Soak in the sun on the beach, and swim in the ocean waters
  • See the secluded coves and beaches around Carvoeiro
Full description

Discover the beautiful Benagil Sea Cave on a catamaran cruise from Portimão. Admire views of Ferragudo fishing village before landing on Benagil beach. Head into the cave on a small boat and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch prepared for you on the beach.

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.

  • 6-hour cruise
  • BBQ
  • Professional Skippers that speak English, Portuguese, German, French and Spanish
  • Use of life jackets
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Open bar on the beach including water, orange drink, white & red wine
  • Use of paddleboards
  • Transfer from and to the meeting point

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Meeting point

Look for the Ophelia catamaran in the Vasco Da Gama Pier.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The program may be subject to change without notice depending on weather and sea conditions
  • The tour includes use of paddleboards and life jackets
  • Check-in must be done between 15-30 minutes before departure time at the meeting point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 162 reviews

Review summary

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This was the second time I booked this cruise. The crew is friendly and works very hard to give each person the best experience possible. The skill of the boat captains is phenomenal; they expertly get you in and out of the caves for a great viewing experience. The barbecue on the beach was a relaxing end to the trip.

March 24, 2023

It was a great day, the staff on board are brilliant and made the day. Weather was amazing too so that was a bonus. The welcome by the guide at the docks could have been better, a "good morning everyone" would have been a good start, but he just looked and acted fed up.

March 24, 2023

The staff on this trip were amazing, one of the best boat rides we have had. Everything was organised well and the team worked hard to make sure everyone was involved. Would definitely recommend, they know what they are talking about and have so much knowledge to give you & suggest to you.

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 391058