Water activity

Portimão: Benagil Grottoes Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Mares Maravilhosos
Water activity

Portimão: Benagil Grottoes Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Mares Maravilhosos
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From US$ 32.28 US$ 25.82 per person

Board a boat trip to explore the famous grottoes at Algar Seco and Benagil. Admire the dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches of the Algarve coast.

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Duration 2 hours
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Portuguese, English, Spanish


  • Discover the Benagil Caves
  • Stop for a refreshing swim in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Take in panoramic views of the Algarve coast
Full description
Enjoy a visit to the beautiful grottoes of the Algarve in a comfortable boat. Beautiful cliffs, dramatic grottoes and sandy beaches make this tour a magical experience.  Depart from Portimão, passing the scenic fishing village of Ferragudo and the historic fortress that overlooks the beach. Cruise slowly towards Carvoeiro, passing by secluded beaches. Relax and enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery along the way. You will then head into the different grottoes at Algar Seco and Benagil. Admire the natural rock formations that have been formed by erosion and the power of the sea. On the way back, stop to swim in the clear waters of the Atlantic.
  • 2-hour cruise
  • Professional skippers that speak English, Portuguese, German, French and Spanish
  • Life jackets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at Saint Francisco pier located between the river and the Convent ruin.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Breathable clothing

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • The itinerary may be subject to change without notice depending on weather and sea conditions
  • The local partner has a "Clean & Safe" official stamp from Turismo de Portugal
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 116 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
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Wow, this was one of our best European experiences ever! Our kids got incredible attention from the amazing guide Ricardo who told us all sorts of cultural and historical facts and took us through all sorts of small caves. Would definitely recommend. Book them!!! Ask for Ricardo!

March 24, 2023

Small boat is great! You get into some caves where big boats can not. Guide is telling stories and pointing where to look at. The whole on-boarding process is much faster. I will definitely go again. (We went with 7months infant - it is possible BUT some might find it very difficult. Make sure to take THICK jacket to cover infant head to protect from strong wind (even if the wheather is fine), the boat goes FAST. And apply lots of sun cream. Also make sure to keep baby in kangaroo holder carrier, the ride gets really bumpy.

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March 24, 2023

Great tour, going past pretty beaches, impressive cliffs and into caves. The tour guide and captain (Marcelo and Ricardo) are funny and knowledgeable, making us feel both safe and entertained. Would have given this 5 stars but the boat is not the same as on the picture which was a bit misleading. That said, the boat, which is like a surf rescue rib boat was surprisingly stable and kept us relatively comfortable for the two hour tour. We loved our time on the water and would definitely recommend this tour!

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 391100