Algarve: Benagil Caves and Wild Beaches Boat Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 1 hour
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This is an interesting and fun experience. The beaches and caves are really interesting to see from the sea, with nice photo opportunities. A couple of comments - it would be helpful if a smaller life jacket was provided for babies (the one provided to our 10 month old was still too big and we spent time fiddling with this and being concerned about her comfort and whether or not she could see much!); and the first part of the trip seemed a little rushed and difficult to take in all the info from the first few caves/beaches which all come quickly one after another. However, overall it's good value for money and we would happily recommend to others :) One observation for "GetYourGuide" though - the email confirmations sent out include incorrect information regarding the meeting point for this excursion, with the correct information coming from the text messages from the guide. This info is contradictory and confusing - the emails need updating.
We done the kayaking in the morning, I think as the sea was expected to become choppy later in the day. It was tiring, but we got to stop off on a small beach and have a swim before carrying on back to the coast. We was provided with bottled water whilst out, and the instructor was very helpful. We then had an hour or so to walk along the marina/have lunch. There are a lot of places to eat at, all providing a variety of different dishes at surprisingly good prices for their location! I would recommend 6° Paragrafo. Our mountain tour was lovely. This was done by Zebra Safari Tours. We was taken to local areas and our guide (Gil) was very informative. He had a real passion for the area and gave lots of information, (as well as stopping off and giving us a taste of many of the delicious fruits currently growing). A slightly bumpy ride, but definitely worth it if you are in the local area!
The best tour ever. The guide was amazing and positive and very communicative. Everyone at the beach was so helpful and cheerful. They advised us on where to get some great food after the trip and all together the experience was great. We got to see the caves, Filip even explained how tourism affects Portugal and the environment, explained how the caves are created, showed us fossils and places where we can cliff jump.
Very nice staff, super information on how to get there and where to park best. Felt safe the whole trip due to the covid 19 precautions which were carried out perfectly!
Highly recommend trip as we saw real Portuguese life experiences in Faro region. Great kayaking in caves. Ask for Luis to be your guide.