Water activity

Portimão: Benagil Caves and Praia de Marinha Boat Tour

Activity provider: Algarve Discovery

Portimão: Benagil Caves and Praia de Marinha Boat Tour

Activity provider: Algarve Discovery
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From US$ 33.36 per person

Discover one of the most exotic beaches in the world and marvel at the spectacular Benagil Sea Cave, on a boat tour from Portimão. From the water you’ll see a fort, a castle, and a fishing village along this magical stretch of the Algarve coast.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

What customers loved


  • Admire the beautiful landscapes of the Algarve coastline
  • Visit the Benagil Sea Cave, one of the most spectacular in the Algarve
  • See the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo Castle, and more along the way
  • Go swimming at Praia da Marinha, one of the world's most beautiful beaches
  • Enjoy the intimacy of small groups on new diesel-free boats
Full description

Hop onboard the boat and immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes of the Algarve coastline. On this boat trip, you’ll discover more than 20 caves and a number of deserted beaches along the way. Start the adventure at Cais Vacco da Gama in Portimão. Along the way, you’ll see the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo Castle, and the small fishing village of Ferragudo. From the sea, you’ll be able to admire the beaches of Pintadinho, Paradise, and Carvoeiro. Visit one of the world's most exotic beaches, Praia da Marinha, where you can go swimming. Finally, on your perfectly-sized boat, visit the interior of the visually striking Benagil Sea Cave.

  • Access to Benagil Sea Cave
  • Access to Praia da Marinha
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Speedboat
  • Life vest
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with back problems
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the Clube Naval de Portimão.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Glass objects

    Know before you go

    • The tour takes place in new boats which are better for the environment and are safe and comfortable
    • This is a small-group tour, so you will have the full attention of your guide who can point out places to visit later in your trip
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 1910 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
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    Overall this we a great tour! The tour was about 1.5 hours long, could’ve have been longer if anyone our boat wanted to swim at the end. That’s is an option offered before the boat heads back to the port. What really made this tour great was the amount of caves & beaches we were about to stop and see. Both our tour guide Luis and Captain Andres were fun and clearly love their jobs. I would recommend this tour, it was worth the money.

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    June 22, 2022

    Loved this tour! Glad we did a small boat because we were able to go into a number of caves. The highlights were (of course) Benagil Cave and Smugglers Cave. You can’t get out of the boat except for a 5minute swim in the open ocean (not on a beach). The guides offered to take pictures of my family inside Benagil cave which was appreciated. They stayed long enough that everyone was able to get a good view and photo. We did this tour instead of kayaking after I read other reviews of guides paddling away from their group, and others of people capsizing in their kayaks. This was the better choice by far as we covered a lot of ground and they did a good job of putting safety first (life vests, balancing the weight on the boat). Highly recommend.

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    June 19, 2022

    It was a good experience and our guide (Andre) was nice. The seats were not quite comfortable for a 2h trip, but I understand this is a compromise and our boat was great for entering the caves in a safe matter (bigger boats are not supposed to enter the caves, because it is not safe at all).

    June 12, 2022

    Product ID: 62326