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Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

1. Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

Meet your guide at the pier in Portimao and listen to a short safety briefing. Then, board the RIB speed boat to start the journey out to sea. On your way, the guide will tell you stories about the Arade River and the Algarve region. Admire views of the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo castle, as well as a quaint fishing village along the coast. See many dramatic caves and cliffs as you travel along the coast. Keep a lookout, as dolphins can often be seen navigating the waters here. If they are spotted and are less than 3 miles away, the boat will head in their direction so you can get a closer look at these playful mammals. Then, head inside the famous Benagil Caves, which are only reachable by boat. Marvel at the naturally-formed holes at the top, which let the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below in a beautiful display. Listen to the echoes and the sound of the wind and let yourself be moved by these impressive natural surroundings. On the way back to the marina, the boat will make a brief swimming stop with views of the beautiful beach at Corredoura. If you choose the sunset option, watch a spectacular sunset on the return journey. Finish off the day by admiring the vibrant colors on the horizon as the sun goes down.

Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

2. Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

Your tour will begin with an introduction to the basics of kayaking from your expert guide. Then you’re adventure begins: you’ll take to the water by kayak and make your way towards the Benagil Caves. The best way to enter the caves is by kayak just after sunrise, since during the day the area becomes overcrowded with tourists and boats. This special early bird tour is therefore the perfect way to experience the natural beauty of this unique location. At this early hour you’ll have ample time and opportunity to capture stunning pictures and relax on the beach. You’ll explore the Benagil Cave for 30 minutes, enjoying a refreshing dip and walk. If possible you will also discover two more breathtaking smaller caves.

6-Hour Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ from Albufeira

3. 6-Hour Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ from Albufeira

Take a late afternoon cruise to witness a stunning sunset and head to a secluded beach. Enjoy a delicious meal with live music and sip your favorite drink with beautiful scenery. This 5 to 6-hour program begins at around 5:30 PM, with a departure from the Albufeira marina. The boat will take you west, keeping close to the coast as you enjoy a stunning sunset over the bay of Armação de Pêra. Near the caves of São Rafael, you’ll transfer to a dinghy that will take you to a secluded beach that’s inaccessible by land. Enjoy listening to live music, indulge in your favorite beverage from the open bar, and savor a delicious meal prepared by the crew. The outstanding scenery has been described as some of the most spectacular in the world. Once dinner is over, you’ll return to the main vessel where the fun and festive environment continues on the trip back to Albufeira.

Sagres Natural Park: Sunset Tour by Jeep

4. Sagres Natural Park: Sunset Tour by Jeep

Do you like to explore, be surrounded by nature which has not yet been corrupted by man—then this tour is for you. Discover cliffs double the height of Cape St.Vincent on an exclusive and unique visit to see Portugal’s best sunset. This tour will take you to the Vila de Sagres, Cape of S.Vicente, an off-road secret beach spot, and another secret spot with 140 meter high cliffs to see the sunset. See the beautiful scenery while enjoying Portuguese wine and a typical chorizo with bread or cream cake.

Ponta da Piedade Sunset Cruise from Lagos

5. Ponta da Piedade Sunset Cruise from Lagos

Discover one of the most beautiful spots on the coast of the Algarve on a romantic boat cruise to Ponta da Piedade. Climb aboard at Lagos Harbor and set sail to see amazing rock formations, sea caves and golden beaches from the water. Drop anchor at the idyllic rock formations of Ponta da Piedade, and marvel at the contrast between the brown-red rocks and the green-blues waters of the Atlantic Ocean. At your request, stop for a swim break. Complete your evening in paradise as you watch the sun set over the horizon.

Vilamoura: Custom Private Yacht Cruise with Drinks & Bites

6. Vilamoura: Custom Private Yacht Cruise with Drinks & Bites

Spend the day exploring the Algarvian Coast with this private yacht rental and personalized charter in Vilamoura. This experience is perfect for special occasions or any type of celebration. Enjoy a variety of complimentary drinks and snacks during your cruise. When leaving the Vilamoura Marina, there are two itinerary options: either go left to Faro Islands and Ria Formosa, or right to Albufeira, Benagil, and even Lagos. The duration of your cruise will dictate how far you can go. As experiences are custom made, it is up to you and your party to decide the activities throughout the day. Choose to unwind while flowing calming with the waves or stop to explore the waters while swimming. While cruising, sip on free Laurent Perrier champagne, Freixenet Cava, rosé, white wine, beer, and soft drinks. A cheese and chorizo plate, crisps, nuts, and fresh fruit will also be available. On full days, there's a mandatory stop for lunch at a coastal restaurant (costs not included). The yacht is equipped with a Bluetooth surround sound system and Wi-Fi, so you can create your own environment, whether you are planning an intimate and relaxing occasion or a fun celebration. 

From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

7. From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

Take a romantic 2.5-hour sunset sailing cruise along the coastline of Vilamoura and Albufeira as you sail on a luxury sailing yacht. See beaches such as Falésia Beach and Tomato Beach from a different perspective. Enjoy a welcome drink with aperitifs as you sail along the coast watching the sunset over the horizon. Stop for a swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, or if you're feeling laidback, soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music before heading back to Vilamoura.

Lagos: Sailboat Trip to Ponta da Piedade

8. Lagos: Sailboat Trip to Ponta da Piedade

Marvel at the beautiful Algarve Coast rock formations and visit some of the most picturesque and interesting caves of the region on this sailing trip from Lagos to Ponta da Piedade. Departing from Lagos Marina on a Portuguese traditional sailing boat, head to Ponta da Piedade. Sail in the bay of Lagos for breathtaking views of the rock formations along the coastline. Upon arrival to Ponta da Piedade, you will anchor and change to a smaller boat. Then, visit the famous caves (grottos) and rock formations with the possibility to sunbathe or swim in the crystal-clear waters nearby.

Algarve: Horse Riding Beach Tour at Sunset or Morning

9. Algarve: Horse Riding Beach Tour at Sunset or Morning

After meeting your guide at the meeting point, begin your unique horseback adventure by entering a hidden pathway leading to lush pine forests, a place of great beauty, and a typical landscape of the region. Continue along some winding paths that take you through the countryside, providing ample opportunity for contemplating the gorgeous surrounding flora of the natural park and its distinctive wild fruits. As you ride, you’ll overlook the sea along the coast until you finally move out onto the beach itself, where you’ll feel the strength and vitality of your horse as you gallop beside the sea. Witness a stunning sunset in this pristine location, leaving an impression that’s sure to last a lifetime. As the dusk continues to fall, you’ll make your way back to your original meeting point. On the morning schedule, you will also enjoy all of this but after sunrise.

Portimão: Dolphin Watching, Benagil Caves Cruise & Sunset

10. Portimão: Dolphin Watching, Benagil Caves Cruise & Sunset

Discover the Algarve coast on a combination sunset cruise, cave visit, and dolphin-watching tour. Learn about the area's geology and animals from a marine biologist, sail past the Castelo de S.João do Arade, and marvel at the colors of the sunset over the ocean. Set sail from the marina of Portimão and cruise past the Castelo de S.João do Arade and the Forte de Santa Catarina in Rio Arade. Head into the ocean to search for dolphins. Snap a picture as they playfully swim around your boat. Continue back to the coastline and sail by secluded beaches framed by golden cliffs. Head into the iconic Algar de Benagil Cave and marvel at the fascinating rock formations inside. After leaving the cave, relax and feel the sea breeze as you watch the sunset over the water while you return to the marina.

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What people are saying about Algarve

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 173 reviews

Very good value for price! Don't expect a red carpet while you wait for your turn to fly very basic pre-flight experience but who cares! The flight was AMAZING a little delay allowed us to fly during sunset which was the best we could hope for! Our instructor did everything for us to get a great 1st flight experience! Very smooth take-off and landing, flying up high for us to get the best out of this beautiful sunset, loved it! Highly recommend!

George was an enthusiastic, knowledgable and fantastic tour guide. Superb driving skills. An unforgettable experience with an amazing sunset to finish a wonderful evening!

Amazing experience - crew were lovely and punctual, ready to answer any questions. The views were incredible - 10/10 evening!

Great guides. It felt like we had the ocean to ourselves at sunrise.

Great tour guides and great tour, caves/ grottos were amazing