Water activity

Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise with Dolphin Watching

Activity provider: 5emotionsalgarve
Water activity

Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise with Dolphin Watching

Activity provider: 5emotionsalgarve
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From US$ 37.53 per person

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Discover the Benagil Caves on a guided cruise from Portimão. Learn about the area's sea creatures from a marine biologist, see dolphins frolicking in the water, and visit remote caves.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Breathe in the fresh salty air of the ocean as you cruise along the coast
  • Laugh at the playful dolphins' antics as they swim around and under the boat
  • Venture inside the hidden Benagil sea caves and see stunning rock formations
  • Swim in the refreshing, clear water at one of Algarve's beautiful beaches
  • Learn about the area's many sea creatures and geology from a marine biologist
Full description

Join a marine biologist on a guided cruise of the Benagil Caves. Cruise in search of dolphins, visit the stunning coves of the Algarve coast, and cruise into the iconic Algar de Benagil cave.

Set sail from Portimão and head to the Marinha beach. As you sail, hear live commentary about the area's geology and marine life from a marine biologist. Stop at the famous cave Algar de Benagil to take an Instagram-perfect picture.

Cruise down the Algarve coast and stop to visit hidden caves and secluded coves. At one of the beaches, dive off the boat and swim in the clear water.

Next, leave the coast behind and sail off into the Atlantic in search of dolphins. Get videos of these playful creatures jumping and swimming around the boat before returning to the mainland.

  • 2.5-hour cruise
  • Safety briefing
  • Lifejackets
  • Raincoats
  • Dolphin watching
  • Sea caves cruise
  • Toilet on board
  • Captain
  • Swimming stops
  • Marine biologist guide
  • Multilingual tour
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

Meet at the 5emotionsalgarve office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Drinks
  • Glass objects
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 233 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Incredible time! We loved it! The price is really very very affordable and the quality of the service is top! Visit of the caves, dolphins, sensation guaranteed during the climbs in speed! Perfect ! I absolutely recommend. Very good activity. Splendid panorama. Guide at the top speaking a little French.

December 17, 2022

Amazing experience which I would highly recommend! The meeting point was easy to find and we all walked over to the marina together. The boat wasn't too big so it didn't feel crowded and had comfortable seats. When you book your tickets your seats are allocated already, so that you're not sitting separately from your group or there isn't a mad dash to get the best seats. The guide was amazing at her job, very knowledgeable, entertaining and funny! We were lucky enough to see a whole pod of dolphins up close! We stayed with them for a while which gave everyone enough time to see them and snap pictures. Afterwards we went on to visit the different caves which were breathtaking. Overall a lovely boat trip, not to be missed if you're visiting the Algarve!

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November 6, 2022

We really enjoyed the boat experience. It was the perfect length. The marine biologist was very friendly and informative. We saw several dolphins. The different caves we were able to go into were amazing. And the captain did a great job in some tight places. My husband has motion sickness, but with a band and a Dramamine, he did fine. I was so glad we did the boat versus the kayak. I'd definitely recommend it!

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November 5, 2022

Product ID: 420129